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Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa from “House, M.D.”

Jan 4th, 2011 | By | Category: TV Locations

The third and final location that I stalked while vacationing in Lake Arrowhead this past Thanksgiving with my family and the Grim Cheaper was the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, which was featured prominently in the Season 6 episode of House, M.D. titled “Known Unknowns”.  The property, which was originally named the Arlington Lodge, was first built in 1923 by A.L. Richmond, the owner of the Arlington Hotel in Santa Barbara, and was designed by architect McNeal Swasey at a cost of $500,000.  The upscale […]



Bugsy Siegel’s Former Resort – Club Arrowhead of the Pines

Jan 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: This and That

Another place that I stalked while visiting Lake Arrowhead this past Thanksgiving was the Bracken Fern Manor country inn, which in the 1930’s was part of a private gambling club/resort named Club Arrowhead of the Pines that was run by none other than legendary mobster Bugsy Siegel.  Because the Grim Cheaper is obsessed with all things mob-related, I knew that this was one location that he would actually be interested in stalking.     Bugsy came up with the idea of opening his exclusive members-only resort […]



UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center from “The American President”

Dec 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Before heading to Lake Arrowhead, where the Grim Cheaper, my parents, and I spent Thanksgiving weekend this past November, I did some research on filming in the area and just about fell off my chair when I discovered, thanks to the official Lake Arrowhead website, that part of the 1992 romantic comedy The American President had been shot on location there.  Unfortunately, the website did not specify which scene in particular had been shot in the area nor did it say where exactly filming had […]