The other day I was heading out of the Lake Arrowhead Resort and I stumbled across this…


At first I thought the resort started renting out this awesome gear, but then I looked a little further.  There is a company called ‘Enjoy the Mountain’ that caters to the mountain communities, renting out Off Road Vehicles!  SWEET!!!

Now I have not used them and I have not heard of anyone who has, but if you are looking for some fun.  If you do use them, let me know how it went, I’d love to hear! The picture below came from their website.


This company caters from Big Bear down to us in Lake Arrowhead.  Here are some words from their site:

Enjoy the Mountain LLC – Making it easy to have fun! 

Our mission is to help you ENJOY THE MOUNTAIN!!! Our customer focus and family oriented approach offers unprecedented hassle free services so that you don’t have to worry about anything… just ENJOY THE MOUNTAIN and we will take care of the rest. Whether you are looking to ride an ATV, Quad, Side by Side, Jeep, Mountain Bike, etc we have it. No matter if you want to drive it yourself or just sit back an enjoy an exciting tour, we have the right safe, convenient and hassle free service for you with our very competitive and fully transparent prices so that you can just ENJOY THE MOUNTAIN! Remember that we pick you up, take you to the trails and we then take you back after your ride.

For more info, visit their website for pricing and rentals.  http://www.enjoythemountain.com


This weekend playing on the Center Stage in the Lake Arrowhead Village is:

Friday 6/13: M80’s

Saturday 6/14: COLOUR MY WORLD: Chicago Tribute


Be safe and have fun!

For more info, visit:  http://www.thelakearrowheadvillage.com/#!events/c1df4

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If you ever visited Lake Arrowhead back in the 20’s then you may have stayed at the Willow Woods Park camp ground for only 50 cents per night!  Today in 2014 the Park is offering event planning and has managed to keep the same buildings and charm from way back when.  Willow Woods Park is run by the same two people who have mastered the art of Mountain Artisan Pizza, Lou York and Eddie Hillary from Lou Eddie’s Pizza.


This blurb comes from Willow Woods Park website:

“The Willow Woods area was a campground in the 1923-1927 period, with a fee of 50 cents per night. There were restrooms and a water faucet. There was one 16′ square war surplus tent for rent. In the late twenties, Lou and Grace Williams bought the lot and built three cabins for rent and a home for themselves on the highway. Over the years there have been a succession of owners, each one adding their own touch. It has been called Skyforest Resort, Shanty Town and now Willow Woods.”


Today Willow Woods Park is offering a venue for your special event, wedding ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner or just a reason to gather a bunch of friends.  When you choose Willow Woods Park as your venue, all you have to do is bring the dress and the guests.  The rest will be taken care of as part of your package, including, set up an tear down, food, cake, flowers and efficient.

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There is a Bridal Suit and Groom Suit, along with private rooms for smaller more intimate parties.  Two of the cabins can be rented out for a nights stay.




It is heard that Willow Woods Park has some of the oldest trees on their property that still stand strong.  They have survived the fires and the many years of mountain weather.

I highly recommend that next time you are at Lou Eddie’s Pizza you walk behind the building and take a walk around the Willow Woods Park grounds, you will not be disapointed! IMG_3483


For more information on Willow Woods Park and their services, visit their website at: http://willowwoodspark.com/

Click HERE to read about Lou Eddies!

Pictures were provided by yours truly, Michelle Calkins Realtor

This is the Lake Arrowhead Wooden Boat Show! June 7-8, 2014

Occasionally I wake up before the sun is up (don’t ask me why, I have no idea)!!!  Today I got to the Lake Arrowhead Village at 7am to snap a few pictures before the crowds arrived.  I love this weekend at the village, the Wooden Boat and Car Show!  Here are some pictures I snapped this morning.

If you are trying to find something fun to do today… Get over to the village, look at some awesome old boats and cars and then enjoy the Eagles Tribute band tonight!  The Village is hopping, the weather is PERFECT and it is the place to be this weekend!  See you all there!



Ok so my husband was with me and he also helps with the pictures… Here’s me by the Queen dock!


524 Rainier Rd, $295,000 LEVEL ENTRY {SOLD}

Check out my new listing at 524 Rainer Rd.  This house is LEVEL ENTRY and has an amazing view from the back deck.  I am so in love with the décor it makes me want to move right in.  If you want a showing make sure to hit me up!  This house is listed at $295,000!

Here is the link to Realtor.com with a more detailed description


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To see the virtual tour and more pictures click the following link:.  http://www.tourfactory.com/idxr1177900


5th Annual Lake Arrowhead Brewfest ~ August 9, 2014

It is that time of year again to start thinking about the Annual Lake Arrowhead Brewfest!  This year the event will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at noon on the Jensen’s parking lot in Blue Jay.

Last years attendees set a new record, it will be exciting to see how many show up this year!  We want everyone to know about it, so make sure to tell your friends and spread the word.  It is probably a good idea to purchase you ticket in advance if you want to receive a collector taster glass.

Remember that this event is in the dead of summer and the temperatures can get pretty high.  I suggest you drink lots of water and of course do not drink and drive, make sure to get a designated driver. The designated driver Brewfest ticket is only $15.

I look forward to seeing all your faces there, I think I will even give away one free ticket, but you have to be 21 years of age… Remember to follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to qualify for the drawing!


Read below a blurb from their website regarding who helps put this on and who we can expect to see at the event…

5th Annual Lake Arrowhead Brewfest

The Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce, Blue Jay Business Association and the Mountain Brew Club presents the 5th Annual Brewfest. Come enjoy live music and craft beers from Stone, Big Bear Mountain, Hangar 24, Dale Bros, Firestone, Brew Rebellion, Skyland, Strand, La Quinta, Mountain Brew Club, Bear Valley Brew Club and the Maltose Falcons Brew Club. Souvenir glass to the first 1000 attendees.

Designated driver ticket includes entry, free soft drinks.

Be a V.I.P. by supporting our local food bank. Bring a food item or a cash donation (of any amount) for local food charity “Operation Provider” and sample specially selected beers at the V.I.P. taps.

Tickets to the event are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

For more info, check out their website at: http://lakearrowheadbrewfest.com/

See you all there!

Pre-Sale ticket holders will be allowed to check in the event at 11:30am to make sure they receive a glass and are ready to go when the beer starts pouring at noon!

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Pictures provided by yours truly: Michelle Calkins Realtor: 2012 Event Photographer

My Pick(s) of the Day, June 5, 2014 Broker Tour Day

Here are my favorite new listings from this week that I personally saw and toured!  The market is pretty hot right now and has lots to offer.  Im in love with a few 1 and 2 bedrooms right now.  Remember that if you want to see any of these, hit me up and I will set you up for a showing!  951-317-5019


1: 531 Sunderland {Arrowhead Villas} $245,000… This house may be 60 stairs to the front door but once you get inside and see the view, all you worries vanish!  

2: 28782 Cedar Dr {Palisades} Arrowhead Woods $320,000… This cute vintage charmer is the perfect vacation home.  The pictures do not do it justice, trust me.  There is even a peak of the lake from the back deck.  This one is walking distance to the lake!
3: 25888 State Highway 189 {Twin Peaks} $129,000.  This house is tooooo cute to handle.  This sits in the quaint little Strawberry Flats area of Twin Peaks. It is still available and sits on a flat lot that has dual access!  The remodel makes it the ideal move in ready house!  Do not pass this one up.





All pictures are taken directly from the RIM MLS.  




This weekend playing on the Center Stage in the Lake Arrowhead Village is:

Friday 6/6: MARK WOOD & THE PARROT HEAD BAND : Jimmy Buffett Tribute

Saturday 6/7: DESPERADO: Eagles Tribute


Be safe and have fun!

For more info, visit:  http://www.thelakearrowheadvillage.com/#!events/c1df4

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