We were here last time in 2012. It was under awful circumstances. My dad was dying after a very prolonged illness, and I needed a break a year and a half of sadness and turmoil. Lake Arrowhead Resort couldn't have been a more perfect escape.
It was in September. My birthday. We brought our golden retriever, who promptly jumped straight into the lake and swam with the happy children. We strolled the grounds, watched a wedding (from out of sight) and then climbed into a hammock, dog and all, and let the peaceful wind in the treetops whisper, "Relax."
The room was perfect, with a view of the tranquil lake and a small coterie of watercraft buzzing quietly by. Room service was top notch, especially the menu especially for the dog, which he enjoyed quickly, every night. The bed was cozy, the bathroom was super clean, and the balcony was a perfect perch for morning coffee and evening wine.
In the mornings, we followed a lazy path down to the village, where we were greeted by a huge flock of floating ducks. As much as he wanted to swim with them, we kept the dog in check. Breakfast at the waffle place was warm and delicious. In the afternoons, we read books by the fire in the lobby, while the dog napped at our feet. And at night, we ate either at the hotel restaurant, via room service or pizza from the village pizza joint (where friendly people were gathered for dinner) and then caught flicks on pay-per-view in our room.
It's been a long time, but we are finally returning to Lake Arrowhead Resort next week, arriving New Year's Day (our anniversary). I can't wait to walk back into this oasis in the mountains. And the dog can't wait for more room service!
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