Pine Mountain Club’s Pine Mountain Inn beckons hikers, skiers and stargazers

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Cozy, woodsy getaway open year-round

Welcome to Pine Mountain Inn, a slice of heaven hidden in a small mountain range valley just an hour from the big cities of Southern California and the Central Coast Beach areas as well as the Southern San Joaquin Valley.

The communities in their mountain area share a common interest in keeping their natural resources beautiful so they are always safe and enjoyable for everyone, including the wildlife. They have a unique climate and environment full of flora and fauna that is like many California mountain areas with small differences in a variety of species and big differences in others. One good example, and it is a common one, is their local bobcat.

There are several outdoor activities in the area that change throughout the year. There is hiking, mountain biking and fishing, stargazing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, good old fashioned sledding and tubing. Snow can be found in areas from as early as October and as late as May.

Activities in the clubhouse areas of Pine Mountain Club include golfing on the PGA approved 9-hole course, horseback riding, hundreds of miles of beautiful trails to explore from a flat easy hike to some of the most challenging hiking that even includes a little rock climbing. Pine Mountain Club alone has numerous private trails that are well marked and well used so they are an excellent resource for the beginner to the expert.

Take a slow leisurely walk through the Village Center, and you will be treated to all kinds of shops, eateries and just nice people.

Average temperatures by season

  • Spring High 65 Low 34
  • Summer High 84 Low 50
  • Fall High 72 Low 35
  • Winter High 50 Low 26

Average annual snowfall:

5.10 feet

Average annual rainfall:

16.79 inches

Pine Mountain Inn is located at 16231 Askin Dr. in Pine Mountain Club. For more information visit PineMountainInn.net.

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Lynne Tucker is a travel writer and photojournalist for Camelot Journeys. She is based in Palm Desert.

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Lynne Tucker is a travel writer and photojournalist based in Palm Desert.

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