Idyllwild is nestled in the San Jacinto mountains. Set among tall pines, sweet smelling cedars and legendary rocks, the town has kept its "small town" atmosphere. Here the scene evokes serenity, the arts and natural beauty.
If you are ready to get away from the traffic jams, city lights and noisy city life, this is the town for you! Even the pace of dining slows because there is not a fast food restaurant to be found. This small quaint town is abound with art galleries, specialty shops, antique stores, and cafe's to enjoy and meander around town.
Idyllwild has perfect day hikes for the short weekend adventure, as well as the high country for the longer "over night" hiking journeys.
Rock Climbing is another favorite past time in which to enjoy Idyllwild. With many boulders and the legendary Tahquitz/Lily and Suicide Rocks, Idyllwild attracts beginners as well as seasoned professionals.
For the Boating and Fishing fans we have Lake Hemet less then 15 minutes away from our homes in Idyllwild.
Lake Arrowhead is located in the majestic mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest, widely known as "The Alps of Souther California"!!! It is the best kept secret on the West Coast. A stunningly beautiful, cozy and quaint mountain resort paradise, Lake Arrowhead features countless outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, backpacking, bicycling, water and snow skiing, fishing, and much more. With the stunning scenery and wildlife, comes a natural peacefulness that has lured people to these mountains for centuries.
New Spirit Vacation Homes offers vacation homes and cabins in these serene mountains. Whether you're looking for rest, fun with family and friends, a romantic getaway or an escape from "the city life"!!! Lake Arrowhead has all that Mother Nature has to offer for the artist, adventurist, or if you just want to relax and watch her in all her splendor!
Snow Valley Mountain Resort is a ski resort located in Running Springs, California. It is the oldest continually operating ski resort in Southern California and is also one of the largest ski resorts in the San Bernardino National Forest.
Originally named "Fish Camp" for the pond located in the area, the site was developed into a roadside resort and lumber mill in the 1920s by the Swetkowich brothers. In the 1930s the slopes were developed for tobogganing and skiing by the Arrowhead Springs Corporation, which named the development Snow Valley. The resort featured one of the first overhead cable ski lifts. In 1940 the resort was purchased by American ski jump champion Johnny Elvrum, who expanded it.
Snow Valley is a great family resort and has excellent terrain for the beginner or novice skier and boarder. Slide Peak is definirely for intermediate to advanced skiers but can only be opened if we receive heavy enough natural snowfall. Our Learning Center has been called the best in Southern California. Snow Valley is easy to reach on Highway 18, 5 miles east of Running Springs in Southern California's San Bernardino National Forest. Click on our Directions page for the easiest way to get here and drive safely.