I've been to the Saddleback Inn 14 years ago all by myself, stayed in cabin # 35 (Yukon) and way back then it was immaculate and new.
This time my husband and I stayed in cabin #28 (Moonglow), it was quiet, the bed had a new firm mattress and we were very glad that the bedroom had a. c. as we had hot weather on the first 3 days (this was the first week of October).
The bed linen was clean, however a bit worn out (but that was also the case at the Luxor in Las Vegas, obviously hotel owners cannot afford new bed linens in this economic crisis), but the jacuzzi worked well and the large walk-in shower has enough space for two.
The breakfast is delicious and plenty and keeps you filled up for many hours. Dinner was very good, too, but a bit unorganized (two times two different couples were seated at one table and then re-seated at another table...why?). On Friday nights there is live music with dinner (from 6 p.m. on) and that made more than up for it.
We can recommend this place. It's clean and quiet with a friendly staff.
Three tips: if you ask at the front desk, they'll give you the code for a nice walking trail (mostly in the shade with a gorgeous view on Lake Arrowhead Village and the lake) along the lake close to Lake Arrowhead Village next to Bank of America (lower parking level).
Don't miss the boat trip on the Arrowhead Queen sternwheeler, you'll be amazed about the many celebrities who own houses by the lake. Our captain knew every single house and provided us with some fascinating stories. Patrick Swayze used to live there, June Lockhart still lives by the lake and Doris Day recently moved away, but also had a house by the lake.
If you want to take pics with an elevated view on the lake, drive to the hospital at the other end of Lake Arrowhead and go to the hosptal garden. We went there around 10 a.m. and could still take good photos (I assume around 8 a.m. the light might be even better).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offering premium hotel lodging, exquisite dining and seasonal entertainment in a resort atmosphere 5000 feet up, and perfectly located near beautiful Lake Arrowhead and the "Lake Arrowhead Village" shopping and entertainment complex, The Saddleback Inn, the locals' favorite, will not disappoint even the most discerning vacationer. The food is excellent and the cottages, nestled back in the pines, are clean, quaint, well appointed and very comfortable. Advance bookings are highly recommended. With queen or king beds, river rock gas log fireplaces, double whirlpool baths, air conditioning, refrigerators, suite combinations of one to three bedrooms, some pet friendly cottages, a 4 star "locals favorite" restaurant and full bar, the Saddleback Inn offers something for everyone. The Saddleback Inn is also within walking distance of Lake Arrowhead, as well as the main commercial, entertainment, shopping and dining area, Lake Arrowhead Village - both are a mere 5 minute stroll from the Saddleback Inn. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Saddleback Hotel Lake Arrowhead