What is that Blue Tower in the Middle of Lake Arrowhead?

Have you ever wondered what that Blue Tower is in the middle of Lake Arrowhead?

Here is a little history on “The Tower.”  A recent article was published in the Lake Arrowhead Update Spring 2014, provided by the Mountain News, here is what it said.

The blue tower that stands in the middle of Lake Arrowhead was built in 1908 by Los Angeles-based contractor Arthur S. Bent. The initial purpose of the tower was to release water for irrigation of crops in the San Bernardino Valley.
The tower, which stands 43 feet above the water when the lake is full, is located approximately 500 feet off Eagle Point in 145 feet of water, according to the original contour map of the lake bottom in that area.
The reinforced concrete structure was completed and dedicated on July 5, 1908.
One hundred years later, the Arrowhead Lake Association and the Rim of the World Historical Society held a birthday celebration for the tower, complete with cake for boaters who passed by the tower on the lake.
In her book, Saga of the San Bernardinos, the late historian Pauliena LaFuze wrote, “The Outlet Tower, at the portal of Tunnel #1 in Little Bear, was presented to the Arrowhead Reservoir and Power Company by Contractor Bent on July 5th [1908] complete even to pre-cast brackets for an outside, outward facing ladder to the control room on top.
“It was a giant poured-concrete cylinder with screened inlets at 20-foot intervals in a circular pattern, set on a 31-foot square six-foot-thick slab, resting on bedrock. The tower was 17 feet across the walls of two foot thickness, tapering at the 109-foot level to a 13-foot diameter and 15 inches of thickness.
“It stood 195 feet above the lake bed, 178 feet above the tunnel level. The reservoir could now be allowed to fill.”
At the time, the tower was the tallest concrete water tower in the world.
In one of his “Mountain Mileposts” columns, historian Russ Keller quoted from a 1910 issue of Technical World magazine: “At the lower extremity of this 880-acre basin there has been built, at a cost of $40,000, a huge outlet water tower which is unique in engineering records, to say the least. The tower is built entirely of concrete, 195 feet in height; walls two feet thick up to the 125-foot mark where they taper to 15 inches, with an outside diameter of 13 feet throughout, and the walls reinforced with three-fourths inch twisted bars.
“The construction work was in progress all of last winter, the concrete being kept from freezing as it was put in by a fire that was continually kept going inside the tower. A coffer dam held the water back until the work was of sufficient height.”
The article goes on to say that the tower was “completed after six months of hard work” and that by the time the project is completed “millions of dollars will have been expended.”
Construction engineers were F. E. Trask and F. C. Finkle. Colton Portland Cement was used exclusively. The tower was considered one of the finest pieces of concrete work in the country.
The tower has been designated Cultural Landmark #8 by the Rim of the World Historical Society. A dedication plaque is located at the Lake Arrowhead marina, where visitors can take a closer look at the tower through a telescope that has been placed there.

Sources: What Is It, Ralph Wagner; Saga of the San Bernardinos, Pauliena LaFuze; “Mountain Mileposts,” Russ Keller

These two picture were taken by yours truly, Michelle Calkins:


Arial Pic provided by Olympus Air:


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

Friday 5/9: Aerotrain – The Ultimate Aerosmith Tribute

Saturday 5/10: Country Nation


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



Chateau Gourmet… Transformed into a YOGA RETREAT!

The long sitting Chateau Gourmet will not be a restaurant or sports Grille, but will cater to all wellness and Yoga enthusiast!

I have fantastic news on the new “REFRESH Retreat.”  The old Chateau Gourmet restaurant is getting a whole new look!  A big thanks to Sophie Formby for setting this up, she was the agent who sold this property.  Sophie and I had the opportunity to meet up with the owners and creators of Refresh on Tuesday Night and they were kind enough to give us a private tour of the facility!

The almost open Refresh Retreat is located in Crestline, CA and is steps away from Lake Gregory.  This building will be used for multiple events and fitness activities.  You can find everything from Yoga, Pilates, Wellness, Life Coaching and even Weddings!  Yes that’s right weddings!  The Yoga studio is plenty big to host a small wedding or private event.  They even have a small outdoor patio for those perfect summer nights!

I am sure that your burning question is…  Will there be classes for the locals?  Yes!  They will be hosting and providing weekday Yoga and Pilates.   I was told that 2 of the instructors will be, Polly Sauer and Magda.   I did not ask about rates, but the owners of Refresh are encouraging everyone to visit their website at http://iloverefresh.com/ and join the mailing list.  They will be updating and sending out info as soon as they can provide it!

I hope to have more info for you as soon as it is released.  Opening day is close.  The owners are waiting for all the final furnishing and for the Refresh sign to be hung!  This is such great news for the town of Crestline!  If you know any Yoga and Pilates enthusiast, tell them to keep their eye’s on Refresh!

Make sure to visit the website at: http://iloverefresh.com/

Here are a few pictures I captured Tuesday Night, please keep in mind that they are still under construction:

Front Entrance

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Yoga Studio/ Wedding Hall

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Lobby and Reception Room

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Save the Summer Concerts AGAIN…

Let me get one thing straight.  We did get our Conditional Use Permit and this second round is having to do with adjusting the start time…

The opposing party appealed on day 10.  The appeal is to move the Saturday concert form 6:30-8:30pm to 4:30-6:30 pm.  The idea is that this opposing family can enjoy there peace and quiet and hear the crickets, or sounds of the “environment” while they sit on their patio.

This person is just not stopping and they are still causing havoc in our town.  So if you have time today, Tuesday May 6, 2014, we need you to visit the Mountain News website: http://www.mountain-news.com/  and take a 2 second poll.  When you visit the site you will scroll almost to the bottom.  On the left side you will see ONLINE POLL.  There are three questions, you can only answer one. See below to see what the poll looks like:

Online Poll

Since far more people enjoy the concerts as they are than those who are are annoyed by them, the appeal should be denied.69%
Homeowners have a right to expect peaceful, quiet evenings, so the appeal should be granted.15%
More noise-reduction, rather than turning the Saturday concerts into afternoon events, is the right answer.16%

I chose for the appeal to be denied.  You can make your own decision, but lets put an end to this once and for all!

Thank you all for your time and effort, it is greatly appreciated by all in the community!

The picture below was taken by me last year.







Where exactly is Lake Arrowhead?



{The Following information is provided by “About page” on lakearrowheadqueen.com}

About Lake Arrowhead

Did You Know That…

  • The earliest settlements by Europeans in this area were due to the logging industry.
  • In the 1800′s, Chinese work crews dug a series of tunnels through the San Bernardino mountains connecting to Lake Arrowhead.
  • A narrow gauge steam train ran along what is now “Rim of the World” highway, through Running Springs and into Grass Valley.
  • The tower that stands in the middle of Lake Arrowhead is 195 feet high and is an outlet for water to the desert below.
  • The charming Willow Woods, a local shopping community, includes log cabin buildings still in use that date back to the early 1900′s.
  • Tour companies from all over the United States include Lake Arrowhead on their itineraries.
  • The San Bernardino Mountains present a spectacular showcase of life by offering visitors over 2,000 species of flora and nearly 400 species of fauna.
  • The business district of Lake Arrowhead was burned to the ground in the late 1970′s and was rebuilt to current status. The pavilion, which stands in the center of the village, was the only original building preserved.
  • Many, many movies have been filmed in lake Arrowhead, including “Heidi”, “Magnificent Obsession”, “The American President,” “Space Jam,” and “The Parent Trap.”


Nestled in the magnificent San Bernardino National Forest, surrounded by pine, cedar, and dogwood, at an altitude of 5100′, an area described as the “Alps of Southern California”, and known as “the best kept secret on the West Coast, is a stunningly beautiful, cozy and quaint mountain resort paradise called Lake Arrowhead. Our community features countless outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, backpacking, camping, bicycling, lake tours, water and snow skiing, ice skating, fishing, horseback riding, and much more. With the stunning scenery and wildlife, comes a natural peacefulness that has lured people to these mountains for centuries.

Lake Arrowhead offers 5 Star resort hotel accomodations and restaurants, seasonal weather, and exceptional real estate opportunities. Whether you’re looking for rest, relaxation, a romantic getaway from “the flatlands”, or the thrill of being at one with Mother Nature and all she has to offer, you’re sure to find it here at the lake, so plan your visit soon!.

The Early Beginnings…

The first white man ever to set foot in Little Bear Valley (now known as Lake Arrowhead) was a fur trader, who was a partner of Jedediah Smith, in 1826. At that time, about 40 Paiute Indians, a warlike tribe, used the mountains for their hunting grounds. They lived in the high desert area. Many were finally killed in a fight with the white men of Little Bear Valley, resulting from the Indians setting fire to one of the white men’s cabins.

At the same time, a more peaceful tribe of Indians, the Serranos, lived very near Bear Valley, in an area now known as Rock Camp, on the north side of the mountain. They did not bother the settlers until one of the white men made advances to an Indian maiden, which caused a skirmish killing both Indians and white men.

The Serrano Indians lived in the San Bernardino mountain range occupying Little Bear Valley. They would take thier old and sick to Arrowhead Hot Springs for rejuvenation and healing. They hunted in the beautiful and bountiful valley and lived relatively peaceful, somewhat nomadic lives descending to the desert highlands and warmer inland valleys during the winter months.

The first so-called “Mormon Road” up the mountain was built in 1852. In the 1860′s, the main attraction for the white man at Little Bear Valley was logging, lumber and cattle, and there were several saw mills in and around the Valley. White man in the Little Bear Valley was first interested in the lumber. The trees were tall and straight and cut lumber could be hauled down to San Bernardino on a road constructed through the west end of the range.

The “Daley Canyon Road” was built in 1870. Summers were productive in the Valley, but everything stopped in the winter. A few families remained during the winter months and their only diversion was to snow shoe to their neighbors (usually miles away) to visit.arrowheadproperties.com

In the early 1890′s Little Bear Valley was chosen as a location for a reservoir. The dam would supply water to the lowlands in the San Bernardino Valley. Work on the reservoir started in 1893. Camp I in the north end of the valley was built to house the workers.

The land at what would be the bottom of the lake was cleared to prevent decay from becoming a problem and fouling the water. The dam, a semi-hydraulic fill dam was to be 200 feet high, 720 feet wide, and 1,100 feet thick at the base. In 1912 the dam was 80% complete. Work continued several more years, but legal problems rendered the dam’s diversion of water illegal. The lake behind the dam had partially filled with water, however the project was abandoned. The Company was stopped from continuing with its plan to transport water to the areas south of the mountains, and even though the lake was filling with water.

In 1891, three Ohio businessmen chose Little Bear Valley as a likely spot for a reservoir, to supply water to the southern lowlands. Land was purchased and water rights were obtained. The Arrowhead Reservoir Company was formed. In 1890, a tramway, (a cable powered device) was built from Waterman Canyon up the mountain for the purpose of transporting supplies for the building of the dam. However, engineering problems rendered it unsuccessful. Consequently, supplies and machinery were transported via the switchback road. Construction of the dam for the reservoir started in 1893. “Camp 1″ on the north slope of the valley served as living quarters and messhalls for the workers.

In 1905, the property was transferred to a new corporation — Arrowhead Reservoir and Power Company — because the idea of utilizing the water for power had been conceived. The dam is what is known as a semi-hydraulic, fill dam, 200 feet high, 720 feet long and 1,100 feet thick at the base. It has a steel reinforced concrete core wall, embedded 20 feet in bed rock. The trees and brush were removed from what was to be the bottom of the lake, so that decay would not be a problem. The lake filled slowly from runoff.

By 1912, the dam was 80% complete, and work continued for several years after that. The plans called for over 60 miles of water conveyances and tunnels. However, only 6 1/2 miles of tunnels were completed, when it became known that the State ruled in favor of the ranchers on the upper desert side of the mountains, who relied on the water from the northward facing watershed, and passed laws which prevented the diverting of water from its natural watersheds for other than domestic use.

The Arrowhead Lake Company, a Los Angeles syndicate, bought Little Bear Lake and surrounding land (approximately 4,800 acres) in 1920, and changed the name to Lake Arrowhead, (deriving the name from the rock formation in the form of an Arrowhead on the face of the San Bernardino Mountain, near Arrowhead Hot Springs, which is rooted in Indian legend). Their plan was to develop the valley and lake behind the dam into a resort community. By 1923 the dam was completed and a road built along part of the north shore. A Norman style village complete with pavillion, outdoor movie theatre, restaurant and beach were constructed. Three hotels were built: the Arlington Lodge, Village Inn and North Shore Tavern as well as the 9 hole golf course.

Some of the lakeside land was subdivided and sold for private homes and secluded north shore estates. Many Hollywood stars stayed at the hotels during that era, and some purchased homes in the resort. The studios frequently used the area for locations for making films.

A domestic water system, pumping water from deep in the lake, supplied the homes, and the structures were connected to a vey efficient sewer system. Strict restrictions and conditions affecting the use of land and the buildings erected in Arrowhead Woods were recorded with each tract, including the removal of trees.

www.arrowheadproperties.netDuring the war years, Lake Arrowhead Village was a popular rest and recuperation area for service men. Because of gas rationing, tourists were scarce.

In spite of lot sales, financial troubles developed and the Arrowhead Lake Company went into receivership. In 1946, the Los Angeles Turf Club (owners of Santa Anita Race Track) purchased the lake and surrounding properties, know as Arrowhead Woods.

Several million dollars were spent by the Turf Club, within the first few years of their ownership, in improving the properties. There were no lots sold to speak of during the Turf Club ownership, however they made several donations of land to various organizations, such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, San Bernardino County, churches, Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, (the builders of the hospital), and they also donated $50,000 toward the construction of the hospital. The famous North Shore Tavern was donated to the University of California and is now a popular conference center.


In 1960, the Lake Arrowhead Development Company was formed by three developers from Los Angeles. They built the present day 18 hole golf course and club house over the old 9 hole course and subdivided 18 residential tracts. In 1967 the Lake Arrowhead Development Company merged with the Boise Cascade Corporation and additional subdivision of properties were created.

In 1971, Lake Arrowhead was purchased by seven businessmen from Chicago. In 1973, Boise Cascade was forced to re-acquire Lake Arrowhead through foreclosure. The Chicago group retained some of the properties not mortgaged by Boise, including some unsubdivided acreage. At the time Boise re-acquired the property, they were faced with the problem of building a new dam or lowering the lake 70 feet, due to a study required by the State to be made of all dams in California following the Van Norman Dam incident in the 1971 Sylmar earthquake.

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The study found Arrowhead dam would probably be unsafe if an earhtquake of 6.5 magnitude were to occur in this area. However, Boise felt that the building of a dam should be shared by all property owners in Arrowhead Woods, and legislation was passed to permit a bond issue to be voted on by property owners to finance the building of a new dam downstream. A bond for seven million dollars was passed in 1974 and a new earthfill dam was built. A small lake was formed between the two dams, named by a local resident — “Papoose Lake.”

The property owners in Arrowhead Woods bought Lake Arrowhead in October, 1975 from Boise, and Boise sold their remaining holdings in Lake Arrowhead to Metropolitan Advertising Agency in 1977. In 1978, a group of investors, headed by developer George Coult, bought the Village  and Lodge  properties. In April of 1979, the Burn To Learn  exercise was conducted by the Lake Arrowhead Fire Protection District with the San Bernardino County Fire Departments and the Air Corps taking part. All structures in the Village were burned except the original dance pavilion building, the post office, bank and real estate office.

Lake Arrowhead Village

The beautiful new Village was built in much the same architecture as the old Village, and the dance pavilion was restored as the Theme building, which now houses the Papagayos Restaurant.

lake infoLake Arrowhead Village is the area’s main commercial hot spot for both visitors and locals. With a variety of unique fashion boutiques, outlet stores, restaurants, and a supermarket, The Village provides excellent shopping and dining before heading back to your cozy lodging. Also home to a FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES on CENTER STAGE, from May through September, Lake Arrowhead Village entertains thousands at more than forty free concerts each Friday and Saturday night and on holidays, throughout the summer.

The Village includes a complete convenience shopping center providing many professional services, and offers many culinary delights, from lake view restaurants and cafés to ice cream and chocolate confections. Shopping possibilities are varied and rich, with factory outlets, galleries, boutiques, gift and specialty shops.

Attractions include Family Go-Carts on the beach, McKenzie Ski School, the oldest continually operating ski school in the country, a playground with play stations for ages 5-12, and spectacular lake tours on the Arrowhead Queen, a stately 60-seat paddlewheeler.

The Village celebrates many special events throughout the year- Easter, the 4th of July, Oktoberfest and Christmas, to name a few, and enjoys live music and activities throughout the Village on most weekends.

Lake Arrowhead is not only a popular recreational area for visitors, it is also a beautiful year round Alpine residential community at 5000 feet elevation. Come up and enjoy the seasons, the fresh mountain air and beautiful vistas that are Lake Arrowhead…

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Four Beautiful Seasons

One of the most prized assets of the area is that it truly experiences four distinct seasons. Our weather offers residents and visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities.

SPRING in Lake Arrowhead brings mild temperatures and bright colors as the area bursts with life. Blooms flower, wildlife babies emerge from their winter hideaways, and the sounds of chirping birds fill the Lake Arrowhead air, as people visit for a romantic get away from Los Angeles, Orange County, and from faraway places.

Hiking is a popular spring activity here. There are many hiking trails, with a favorite being the Pacific Coast Trail, located about seven miles away from the Lake, and running from the Mexico border to Canada.

Anglers everywhere know that spring is the best time of the year to land a big fish, which brings pros and novices alike to Lake Arrowhead lodging establishments. Whether you’re looking to snag a big one or just want to enjoy the experience with a little catch and release, you can cast your jig or bait in the lake or in nearby public Lake Gregory for Bass, Carp, Catfish, Crappie, Kokanee Salmon, Sunfish, and Trout.

SUMMER in Lake Arrowhead is warm and cozy, without being hot and humid, and the air is CLEAN!! The gentle breeze from the lake provides just the right amount of cool during this time of year when water sports are at their most exciting and sunbathing is at its most relaxing. Swimming, water skiing, boating, dock parties, fishing, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, and more take place during the summer on our lake and in our beach clubs. Those visiting Lake Arrowhead resort properties can make full use of this beautiful private lake and anyone staying at a Lake Arrowhead lodging can take part in water activities at nearby Lake Gregory. And, don’t forget that Lake Arrowhead is home to a FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES on CENTER STAGE, from May through September, Lake Arrowhead Village entertains thousands at more than forty free concerts each Friday and Saturday night and on holidays, throughout the summer.

When visiting during the summer, remember to take the Lake Arrowhead Queen Paddleboat Tour, which lasts about an hour and takes you around the perimeter of Lake Arrowhead. The notoriously hilarious tour guide has a great reputation for his jokes and one-liners and always has the entire boat in stitches as he points out celebrity homes and tells stories and fun facts about the area. For example, did you know that there have been 120 movies filmed in Lake Arrowhead, including Heidi, The American President, Space Jam, Next, and the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap?

FALL in Lake Arrowhead brings out the red, gold, and orange colors of the mountains, and provides the perfect backdrop for camping in Lake Arrowhead. One of the most popular campgrounds is the North Shore Campground. Only three miles from The Village, this beautiful campground features modern Lake Arrowhead lodging amenities for campers, like running water and restrooms. San Bernardino National Forest also provides outdoor activities in the forest with equestrian trails and trails for mountain biking and off road vehicles. With cool evenings and warm days, fall is glorious in Lake Arrowhead!!

WINTER brings fluffy white snow that transforms Lake Arrowhead into an unbelievably beautiful, peaceful winter wonderland. No traffic, crystal clear skys, perfect quiet… Skiing and snowboarding are favorite winter activities at our mountain ski resorts, Snow Valley, Bear Mountain, and Snow Summit. The Big Bear Ranger Station and Discovery Center hosts a snowshoe tour, and several groups offer guided winter hikes, and you can ice skate at one of the world’s most beautiful outdoor skating rinks.

Plenty More To Do In Lake Arrowhead

While outdoor activities abound, there is still plenty to do in Lake Arrowhead if you’re not an outdoor person at heart. The area is teeming with shopping, dining, culture, cozy Lake Arrowhead lodging, Lake Arrowhead resort spas, and fun events that boost the reputation of the area as a perfect family vacation spot.

The Annual Lake Arrowhead Home Tour takes participants on a tour of some of the most remarkable homes in the community. Whether a historic log cabin with a significant story to tell, or a modern and high tech lakefront mansion, this tour can provide you with a look at the finest architecture and décor Lake Arrowhead has to offer.

The Lake Arrowhead Yacht Club, which began operations in 1932 in Lake Arrowhead, has over 350 members and a fleet of over 35 sailboats and The Annual Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show features historic wooden boats from manufacturers of the past.

Lake Arrowhead is home to the Ice Castle International Training Center, an Olympic training facility for figure skaters, and The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), operates the UCLA Conference Center near Lake Arrowhead, a full service conference facility with excellent lodging and plenty of meeting space.

Plan Your Visit To Lake Arrowhead

As a romantic get away from Los Angeles, Orange County, or anywhere else for that matter, Lake Arrowhead’s community has a strong sense of local pride. The economy is mostly dependent on tourism, including lodging, dining, resorts and spas. The primary tourism industries include real estate, lodging, dining, skiing, recreation, resorts, spas, and retail sales..

Whether you’re looking for a romantic get away, a relaxing family escape, or a thrilling outdoor adventure, Lake Arrowhead offers a perfect destination for individuals, couples, families, groups of all sizes.





If you have ever been to Lake Arrowhead then chances are you have seen the “Queen!”  Oh no, we don’t have a real Queen up here, I am talking about the big beautiful white boat on the lake called the queen.

She can be found on the lake sitting in front of the Belgian Waffle Works Restaurant or touring on the water.  While aboard the 1 hour tour, one of the captains provides a historical tour of Lake Arrowhead.  I have personally been on the queen multiple times and love taking family and friends for the ride.  I find that the guided tour is so informative and I still manage to learn something new every time.  You will hear about how the lake was formed, what Bugsy Siegel has to do with this town and maybe even see a couple homes to the stars.

Did you know that Priscilla Presley had a home up here and Howard Hues used to land his water plane in our lake?  Well, those are a couple examples of the stories that make this one hour tour so much fun!

My little hint… you can bring a bottle of your favorite wine or beer aboard, and if you forget the wine opener, don’t worry they have one! 😉

Here are ticket prices that I pulled directly from their web-site:


$16 per adult
$14 per senior (60 and older)
$12 per child (12 and under).

Winter business hours start at 11:00A.M weekends and 11:00A.M weekdays and end at 3:30P.M.

Summer business hours are consistently 11:00A.M thru 5:00P.M.

Arrowhead Queen Private Charter Rates: Call for Rates (909) 336 – 6992

Groups of 15 or more $10.00 each Monday-Friday ONLY


For more info onthe queen, visit their website: http://lakearrowheadqueen.com/



275 C Lane, Lake Arrowhead


275 C Lane, Lake Arrowhead

WALK TO THE LAKE! This 50’s cabin has had a major facelift since last on the market. Both bathrooms and the kitchen were taken down to the frame. 2 bedrooms on the main & large living room with a wall of windows. Slate floors in kitchen and granite counter tops, large deck for entertaining, large bedroom upstairs with 1/2 bath. There is enough parking for the whole family and the Boat, including the unique oversized 1 car garage. Insulted roof. Ample storage.


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Pine Rose Cabins Survived HUGE OAK TREE Crash!

Pine Rose Cabins Survived HUGE OAK TREE Crash!

Thank you to RIM of the World.Net for this article…  and for the pictures.

WOW, we have had some fierce winds here in the southland today.  Twin Peaks had a giant Oak Tree fall on the Pine rose cabins today.  Thankfully no one was injured, only a couple golf carts.  The link provided will take you to the full article on the exciting news on the  Rim of the World!

Here at Coldwell Banker, we did have one small tree crash down by the parking lot.  It is a reminder that we are not in control, and mother nature still takes the lead!

Be safe out there in the wind!


In Real Estate, pictures are worth a thousand words and a few thousand dollars!

Everyday I search new and old listings on our MLS System, and far to often I come across some of the most horrific photos.  My question to you is… Have you seen the pictures your agent posted? How is your agent representing your house?  Would you as the buyer pick your own house out of a magazine or a handful of potential listings?  Would you even recognize your own house?

Below are a few pictures found on the MLS systems that I use, none are mine.  These listings are sent to potential buyers… Ugh

You can be the judge…


I cannot figure out why the road has anything to do with the house.


Nice Trash


I can’t figure out if they are showing the deck, woods or the cracked window.







2140662_201_19 2140662_501_18 2140662_801_73TOUR DAY: PICK OF THE DAY: 1173 VOLTAIRE

Every Thursday on the mountain we have a broker tour day where all the agents caravan from house to house to check out all the new listings… Here is my pick of the day for April 24, 2014

Remember to call Michelle Calkins at 951-317-519 for a showing!


I really felt like this had it all and you can literally move in tomorrow. The sellers did a fantastic job on the remodel, I don’t think they skipped a beat. DO NOT LET THIS ONE GO! There is plenty of parking and room for the whole family. The views were great as well. I did not want to leave!

Here is the link from Tour Factory: http://tours.tourfactory.com/tours/tour.asp?t=1149382&idx=1