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“A little piece of CA heaven”

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The North Shore Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Crestline
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 April 2008

My husband and I just got back from San Bernardino,CA. We spent the weekend up in the mountains for some fresh air --- a.k.a. we needed a break from LA's smog and hideous traffic! I had been looking for a place to stay for his birthday weekend and we were lucky enough to find North Shore Inn on the Lake Arrowhead chamber of commerce website.

We expected the service to be satisfactory and rooms to be decent. Lo and behold, and lucky for us, we had a really nice surprise in store.

The room we had was overlooking/right across the lake. The room size is good, with cable TV, microwave, mini-fridge, and coffee-maker with coffee and condiments provided complimentary. The room was very nicely appointed, the memory-foam topped bed was sinfully delicious, the linens were divine, and oh my lord, the pillows were just heaven (and there were lots of them too!)! The bathroom was nicely appointed as well. Everything was kept very clean and smelled fresh. No old/musty odors here!

Although the inn is in a central location, somehow their glass door/windows were very effective because we hardly heard anything at all once it was shut. The balcony is nice and spacious, we were able to send a couple of hours playing Trivial Pursuit and went totally bonkers on these wood puzzles called "Brain Benders" -- both play items of which were provided complimentary by the Inn keeper.

We loved the place and are definitely going back soon. We always used to only visit Lake Arrowhead for the day. But with our new "Inn Discovery", we are definitely doing weekend overnight trips from now on. Lake Gregory in Crestline, CA is a mere 7 mile drive to Lake Arrowhead so it's very convenient. And it's uncommericialized atmosphere (unlike Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead) was a definite, definite plus. All the more we loved it!

So, if you want to experience a quiet, weekend mountain getaway, I strongly suggest you check this place out. You just might get a little piece of CA heaven like we did!

Kudos to North Shore Inn! Keep up the good work! And we'll be back soon!

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 February 2008

My husband and I have stayed here every year for our anniversary. We get room 10 which is beautiful and cozy. Every time we have planned to escape we thought of trying other places but keep coming back here. We love it. The management is awesome and friendly.

The first year we stayed we had a hard time leaving our wedding on time and we had reservations. I called to let them know we were running late like 9pm late they were friendly and ensured we would still have our reservations. When we arrived they were very nice and even gave us pointers on places in town to visit. Every year we come back it as if we're old friends and they seem remember us.

The suite has all the dishes you could ever need and is very comfortable. The bedroom is huge. You have a lot of privacy and the view is beautiful. I recommend this to all of my friends and anyone I speak with. It's wonderful here and the prices are so affordable.

If you haven't been here go you'll love it.

  • Stayed: October 2005, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 December 2007

The rooms are so GORGEOUS, CLEAN and COZY!!! With the most AMAZING linens!!! They have really taken the time to make you feel right at home in this cozy very friendly Inn. We loved the Stone fireplace and the soft comfortable bed. I usually do not get a good night sleep in a lot of hotels because of the beds, I have my bed stuffed at home with a feather mattress, down comforter, lots of pillows and great linens and this cozy Inn made me feel like I was at home in my own bed, I had NO trouble sleeping, I didn't want to leave!!! The owners of this beautiful Inn really topped off the experience with their warmth and accommodating personalities, even going as far as to get a can opener from their own house when a customer ask if they had one. I am so glad we found this place and we plan to make many more trips to this cozy clean Inn!!! Thank You

  • Stayed: November 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 July 2007

When I go on trip, I alway s like to feel like I am at home.
This is a cozy place to stay. VERY reasonable prices.
It's right across the street from the lake. We had a good
time. I would recommend this place to others. Managers
very friendly. We will go back there again soon.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 April 2007

We recently spent two nights at the North Shore Inn. Our room, facing the front of the building, was not large but was nicely decorated and bathroom extra clean with all the little extras. Everything was extremely clean to a high standard. The bed was comfy with feather doona and satin sheets! We had a small fridge and microwave and tea and coffee making facilities. The balcony off the main bedroom faced the views and was a private, sunny nook.

The property is built on the side of a hill so there are quite a few steep stairs if you book a lower room. Next time I would book a room on the back street entrance and forego the view as the main road goes past the Inn and extremely busy and noisy. So apart from the road noise we recommend this as a good place to stay.

  • Stayed: April 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 October 2006

Lyn and I really love the charm and ambiance of the North Shore Inn. It's "curb appeal" is awesome, and it is surprising to see what is offered at this 'little' big or 'big' little inn. It's truly unique, and is carved into the forest hillside in Crestline, at Lake Gregory.

The rooms are cozy, recently redecorated, clean and comfortable. Many have fireplaces, as we always choose, and the staff bends over backwards to be sure everything is just right for their guests.

I have recommended the North Shore in hundreds of times to my friends, and I carry photos of the Inn in my Palm Pilot, and share them freely.

It's nice to be a returning "regular" visitort, and be treated like "old friends."

Jim Pixley
Corona, CA

Stayed: October 2006
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Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The North Shore Inn

Address: 24202 Lake Drive, Crestline, CA 92325-3057
Region: United States > California > Crestline
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Crestline
Price Range: £87 - £149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The North Shore Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quaint Bavarian Inn built in 1989. We are the only lodging by the Lake.Constantly changing the rooms to make it more romantic and interesting. Offering a show all four seasons. We are surrounded with many activities such hiking, boating, fishing, skiing (snow & water)swimming, bowling, shopping and more. ... more   less 
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