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Grocery Stores in Lake Arrowhead

When enjoying your cabin rental in Lake Arrowhead, you’ll want to stock up on food and munchies, right?  Well, finding a grocery store in Lake Arrowhead isn’t hard but it helps to plan in advance.  Most stores close early, so check the store hours before making the trip.  The Lake Arrowhead area has a selection of grocery stores and convenience stores that range from basic necessities to full-sized stores that rival the big chain grocery stores in any big city.   While many choose to stock up their cabin rental before they head up the mountain, there are still plenty of choices here on the mountain.  Here is a list of grocery stores in the Lake Arrowhead area:

  • Jensen’s Foods – In their 75th year of business, Jensen’s is the rock in the community as far as grocery stores.  They understand their local market, and not only have all the typical food items you would want, but also fresh baked bread, BBQ supplies, personal care items and emergency supplies.  They do a great job of providing just about everything that might not be included in your cabin rental.  Jensen’s has two locations close to Lake Arrowhead.  On the west side of the lake in Blue Jay is their full sized store, and on the east side of the lake in Cedar Glen is their smaller “Minute Shoppe” convenience store.BLUE JAY LOCATION:
    27264 HIGHWAY 189, BLUE JAY, CA 92317
    HOURS:  Sun – Thurs 6:00am – 9:00pm ; Fri & Sat 6:00am – 10:00pmCEDAR GLEN LOCATION:
    HOURS:  Sun – Thurs 6:00am – 10:00pm ; Fri & Sat 6:00am – 11:00pm
  • Stater Brothers – Located in Upper Lake Arrowhead Village, Stater Brothers is a full sized grocery store in walking distance to the lake.  Stater Bros is located at:
    28100 CA-189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
    HOURS:  Daily 6:00am to 11:00pm
  • Natural Median Organics & Fair Trade Store – Lake Gregory, Crestline
    This is the only organic grocery store on the mountain.  While Jensen’s and Stater Brothers do carry a small selection of organic produce, the selection doesn’t compare to the high quality organic groceries and organic produce at Natural Median Organics.  Health aficionados should head straight here to stock up your cabin for the week.
    HOURS: Tuesday through Sunday – 10:30am to 7:00pm
    21830 Lake Dr, Crestline, CA 92325
  • 7-Eleven – Located close to Lake Arrowhead village, this is your typical 7-Eleven that is open 24 hours.

    298 Holiday Dr, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

  • Five Points General Store – At the intersection of Highway 189 and Grass Valley Road.   This is closer to those staying in cabins or homes in the “Lake Arrowhead Woods” area.
    26745 CA-189, Twin Peaks, CA 92391
    HOURS:  Daily 5:30am to 10:00pm
  • Rite Aid Pharmacy – While not a grocery store, they have snacks and bottled water and everything you would expect to have in a Rite Aid.  The are in Blue Jay conveniently located off the highway and just a 5 minute drive from Lake Arrowhead Village:
    27177 Highway 189 Suite E, Blue Jay, CA 92317
    HOURS:  M-F 8:00am – 9:00pm; Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm; Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm

NOTE:  We’ve done the best we can to provide accurate information available at the time.  Hours of operation can change, so before leaving your beautiful cabin rental,  we recommend verifying the hours of operation.


Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest

Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest has arguably one of the most beautiful settings for a beer festival . . . beautiful Lake Arrowhead!   Oktoberfest is located in the “downtown” area of Lake Arrowhead Village.  This Lake Arrowhead festival boasts traditional German-style Oktoberfest music, stein holding contests, dancing,  a sauerkraut eating contest, and traditional German food such as bratwurst, knockwurst, sauerkraut, pretzels, and other foods from the various food vendors and local restaurants.

Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest

Of course the best part about Oktoberfest in Lake Arrowhead is the BEER!  Typical Oktoberfest beers that you’ll find at the Lake Arrowhead Village Oktoberfest are Spaten Oktoberfest, Spaten Optimator, Franziskaner Weissbier, and some other great beers like Stella Artois and Goose Island Pale Ale.

The Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest celebration is free to attend so you don’t need a ticket!   So enjoy the music and festivities and vendors.   Of course the beer isn’t free, but just purchase a commemorative 16.907oz beer mug and your first drink ticket for $20 on Saturday or $15 on Sunday, then each additional beer is just $8.

For the 2015 Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest, the festivities are on every Saturday & Sunday starting on September 19 and ending on October 25.   This is one of the Lake Arrowhead Festivals that you don’t want to miss!  So get yourself out of your comfortable cabin rental and head to the village!

For all the official details, check out the Oktoberfest website at: