The Bracken Fern Manor Inn, which in the 1930's was part of a private gambling club/resort named Club Arrowhead of the Pines. Rumor has it that it was run by none other than legendary mobster Benjamin (Bugsy) Siegel. Because of his connection with Chicago mobs and their money, Bugsy decided to open his exclusive members-only resort in the late 1920's, after realizing that Lake Arrowhead was quickly becoming the new playground of the Hollywood elite. (Local lore supposedly!)
The property, which cost a whopping $1.3 million to construct, opened on July 4, 1929. At the time, the resort was comprised of three individual buildings consisting of a private gambling club, a brothel, a speakeasy, luxury guest quarters, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis courts, a barbershop, a private gas station, a ski lift, horse stables, and a highly-coveted supply of artesian well water – which was used in the making of moonshine.
Today the Bracken Fern Inn Manor is a charming B&B; restored to simple elegance, with access to the Tudor House across the street which offers Fine Dining, Champagne Sunday Brunch, Wednesday Bands, Burgers and Brews featuring a different local band each Wednesday, and an assortment of live entertainment. We offer Improve Comedy Groups, Theatrical Productions, live taping of an NPR show, Musical Artists, Mystery Dinner Entertainment, among many others. The Tudor House also offers opportunity for Special Events and Groups, ranging from Family Reunions, Corporate Retreats, Rehearsal Dinners, Weddings, Anniversary Parties, etc. For those that appreciate history, to those that like local lore and ghost sightings, this is the place to stay in Lake Arrowhead! Also coming in the Summer of 2015 will be our own Micro-Brewery!
The rates are based on booking the entire Inn for 20-24 people. That's only a little over $100 per room! We also offer individual rooms under the other Bracken Fern Inn headings on this site.