12 Best Airbnb Rentals in Lake Arrowhead, California

by Polly Clover
Updated March 21, 2022

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If you’re looking for a gem of a getaway in Southern California, look no further than Lake Arrowhead, in the San Bernardino Mountains.

The best Airbnb rentals in Lake Arrowhead are all beautifully decorated, near the sparkling blue lake, and not far from the area’s most popular vacation activities.

Winter activities in Lake Arrowhead include all things snow-related, from snowboarding to ice skating and, of course, sipping toasty après-ski cocktails. In the summer, water skiing, kayaking, mountain biking, and rock climbing reign supreme.

Visitors also love Skypark Santa’s Village, which offers guests family-friendly activities like ziplining, fly fishing, and hanging out in Santa’s workshop.

Whether you’re interested in one of the more unique architecturally unique Airbnbs in Lake Arrowhead or one designed for a large family, the Lake Arrowhead Airbnbs below should be a good starting place for planning your California getaway.

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1. The Wilson Haus

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Why you should stay: Bright vintage A-frame with plenty of activities for kids

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $400/night

This modern A-frame is equal parts vintage decor and minimalist design, which means it’s charming inside – and on the pricier side of Airbnbs near Lake Arrowhead. But many guests have said that this is the best Airbnb in the area for kids. It’s the perfect area to ride bikes and this home offers books, games, and kid-friendly kitchen supplies. There’s even an art corner with craft materials for the creative little ones.

“The fact that she had so many kid friendly items like a crib, highchair, and tons of great toys was especially nice as it was the first time I was able to leave most of our baby friendly stuff behind and just enjoy the trip.”

Cynthia, Los Angeles, CA
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Follow ’em: @TheWilsonHaus

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2. Orchard Pines

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Why you should stay: An interior decorator’s dream within walking distance of shops and trails.

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $350/night

Relax in style at Orchard Pines, a lovely rental with the minimalist design scheme popular in southern California. It’s within walking distance to the Lake Arrowhead Village as well as several trailheads for summer biking or hiking.

The bedroom breakdown has two rooms with queen beds and one extra bunk room for kids, complete with an extra mattress on the floor and/or crib if you’ve got a very little one in tow. William, the host, knows all there is to know about Lake Arrowhead and is always happy to make suggestions for places to hike, paddle, eat, or shop while you’re at his home.

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3. A-Frame Mountain Cabin

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Why you should stay: Leave the kids in the first-floor game room while the adults enjoy the low price.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $209/night

Spend your vacation at this stylish cabin in the mountains, which is a fairly affordable Airbnb by Lake Arrowhead considering it sleeps six guests. The home has lots of vintage and fun features like a telescope, record player, guitar, and hanging market lights in the loft.

And, if you enjoy entertaining — or have kids you need to entertain – you’re in luck. The home features a game room with a pool table, board games, big-screen television, and more.

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4. Little Apple A-Frame

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Why you should stay: Chic, beautifully decorated, and recently renovated cabin.

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $224/night

This bright A-frame is stunning, with pale pink touches throughout the home and enviable views. The property dates to 1959 and has a pink-and-white midcentury-style staircase, plus an outdoor hammock so you can relax outdoors and completely forget what decade you’re in.

“It was such a joy to stay in this gorgeous cabin. The details were perfect, the decor was beautiful. We were so cozy and we loved that we were able to enjoy it on a snowy day. It was absolutely dreamy.”

Bianca, Newport Beach, CA
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Follow ’em: @littleapple_a_frame

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5. Sprocket Hollow

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Why you should stay: Dog-friendly cabin in the woods a short drive away from town.

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $200/night

If you’re looking to spend some time relaxing in the great outdoors without even leaving your accommodations, this cabin in the trees is the place for you. The huge deck offers plenty of cozy seating, a grill, and a fire pit. There’s also a giant outdoor game of Jenga and a cornhole set. And since it’s one of the best dog-friendly Airbnbs near Lake Arrowhead, there’s no need to leave your pup at home — oh, and kids are welcome, too.

Inside, you can find entertainment for days. There’s a photo wall for getting those vacation Instagram shots and a record player for listening to some tunes as well as a fondue set and shuffleboard table.

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6. Morning Woods A-Frame

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Why you should stay: Unique cabin tucked in the woods featured on well-known design and home websites.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $215/night

Apartment Therapy featured this stunning, pet-friendly home as one of the coolest Airbnbs Lake Arrowhead has to offer and it’s easy to see why. Although it has clean and modern updates and decor, it maintains some of its original character.

This TV-less home gives you the opportunity to disconnect a little. Get cozy by the large fireplace or take a stroll around the lake. You’re a quick walk from great restaurants and cafes like Bin 189, Lake Arrowhead Brewing Company, and Village Ice Cream. This is a great option if the Little Arrow A-frame is booked during your dates as they’re almost identical inside.

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Follow ’em: @morningwoodsaframe

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7. Oak Tree A-Frame

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Why you should stay: A lux space for a large group.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $418/night

This fully renovated vacation home is precisely decorated and cozy in every way – except for the fact that it sleeps nearly a dozen people. If you’ve been longing for an unmatched good night’s rest, get it here with dreamy bamboo mattresses and bamboo sheets in all rooms.

The entire home is lovely, but one particular selling feature is the large outdoor deck at treetop level – though the young and young-at-heart may find that the homemade tire swing is the best selling point.

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Follow ’em: @To_Dwell_Here

8. Arrowhead Pines Hideaway

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Why you should stay: A hippie paradise to help you heal in nature.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $275/night

Get comfortable as you lounge around this one-of-a-kind cabin. Floor-to-ceiling windows make it easy to take in the views and if you’re in need of a little new-age healing, you’ll appreciate the crystals, sage, and sound bowls to ensure you can lean into the vacation vibes. But when you are ready to venture out, it’s only a five-minute drive to town.

“We LOVED our stay. It was a nice getaway from the city. Perfect walking distance from Lake Arrowhead. Very clean, cozy and well designed.”

Candace, Los Angeles, CA
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Follow ’em: @arrowheadpineshideaway

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9. Sage Lodge

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Why you should stay: Go back a few decades at this vintage treehouse A-frame.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $153/night

Surrounded by pine trees, this 1970’s treasure is reached by driving along winding back roads and provides breathtaking views. Enjoy the simple life with an old-school television, VCR, and a mountain breeze for fresh air.

This isn’t a high-tech home – there’s a record-player and no air conditioning – but you do get Wi-Fi. Fortunately, the raised, treehouse-like location does put the deck in a prime location for mountain breezes.

Sage Lodge’s location between Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Hit the slopes, take a bike ride, or do some kayaking during your stay.

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Follow ’em: @sage.lodge

10. The Maple Haus

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Why you should stay: Less than $30 per person per night when you pack the house.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $295/night

Homes in Southern California aren’t known for being affordable, especially when they reach this level of luxury. But fortunately, this home away from home starts at under $300 a night, which means your group of 10 gets a luxury home at a really affordable per person price.

In fact, it’s probably the cheapest A-frame rental near Lake Arrowhead if you have a full house. Plus, it’s in a quiet family neighborhood, has a nice outdoor area, and is just three-block walk to the lake for a morning stroll.

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Follow ’em: @themaplehaus

11. The Shack

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Why you should stay: Ticks all the boxes for price, location, and trendy decor.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $213/night

Don’t the name fool you: The Shack is far from a shack. In fact, it’s more like heaven on Earth. Adults adore the cozy bedding and massive deck, while children love the slopes in the backyard and stylish bunk beds. And everyone will dig the cabinet full of board games and activities.

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12. Piva Casa

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Why you should stay: Bright cabin on a wooded lot with a room just for kids.

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $230/night

Pack your family up for a memorable vacation at this hidden gem beneath the trees. While it’s tucked away enough to feel like you’re removed from most neighbors, the happenings of town are only a 10-minute drive away.

This home offers a space specifically for children with bunk beds, books, and toys, plus a crib provided for little ones. If you visit in the winter, be prepared do some snow shoveling – but your reward is pristine winter views of fresh white snow on green pines. Nice. 

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Follow ’em: @piva_casa

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