The popular and gorgeous setting of Lake Arrowhead fascinated two ambitious, middle-aged sisters from the Midwest, who built their dream castle in 1919 at the entrance to Lake Arrowhead Village. They named this three story, previously twenty-eight room English tavern style ‘castle’, ‘The Raven’, and it played (and still plays!) host to many of Southern California’s famous celebrities, including Howard Hughes, Charles Lindbergh, and countless movie stars and Hollywood executives who visited for a relaxing or romantic get away from Los Angeles.
Encircled by 100-year-old cedars and pines which overlook Lake Arrowhead, today The Raven is a restored historical landmark and resort now called The Saddleback Inn. This historic Lake Arrowhead lodging features charming guest rooms in the original castle that are reminiscent of the famous people who frequented this landmark. Surrounded by private rustic cottages set along cobblestone paths, flowering dogwoods, and elegant birch trees, this Lake Arrowhead resort offers a quick get away from Los Angeles and Orange County. From either of these two areas, The Saddleback is within a 2 hour drive, depending on traffic. The Saddleback Inn provides a fantastic lodging/dining experience for individuals, families and groups, and has a reputation for being simply the best place to stay in Lake Arrowhead.
With queen or king beds, river rock fireplaces, double jetted baths, air conditioning, refrigerators, suite combinations of one to three bedrooms, and even some pet friendly cottages, the Saddleback Inn offers something for everyone. The Saddleback is also within walking distance of Lake Arrowhead itself, as well as the main commercial shopping and restaurant area, Lake Arrowhead Village, which is within 5 minutes of the Saddleback.
The charm and elegance of this impeccably clean resort is accented by Lake Arrowhead’s finest dining restaurant, Diane’s Saddleback Grill and Bar — a Lake Arrowhead critic’s choice and a favorite of guests and particularly locals. The food is delicious and The Grill is always busy, so reservations are highly recommended.