Lets spend the weekend at Harwood Lodge. Harwood is a great place to go hiking or just relax and take in the clean air and gorgeous views.
Bring your favorite tried appetizer and dinner entrée, beverage, beer or wine and story of where you discovered it. We will start our Happy Hour early at 4 pm so we will have plenty of time to enjoy appetizer and drinks before Diner. We'll put some logs on the fire, enjoy the evening, then go outside and enjoy the awesome night sky, black and full with stars. If you are staying overnight bring additional food, snacks, lunch and breakfast items.
We have lots of fun cooking together in the big kitchen on the vintage Wolf stove, and the extra large kitchen prep table. There are beds, but you will need to bring your own bed linens or sleeping bag and pillow and other personal items. You can also put up a tent outside and sleep under the stars.
Harwood Lodge has a $7 day use fee and a $15 overnight fee, a bargain, and it all goes to maintenance to the facilities. I will need to collect as you arrive and sign the register. There is no hired help so everyone shares chores to clean-up the lodge for the next weekend. Garbage and trash must be taken down the hill by those using the lodge.
Harwood Lodge, Mt Baldy, CA
Harwood Lodge was built in 1930, In the San Gabriel Mountains, above Pomona, on Mt. Baldy (Mt. San Antonio). Elevation 6000 feet. It has a fully equipped kitchen, 2 stoves and 3 refrigerators!, 3 private rooms, dormitory sleeping facilities and restrooms with hot showers. Visitors must furnish their own sleeping bag or bedding and other personal items. Accommodates 64 Overnight (more on the floor or outside).
Directions to Harwood Lodge
From LA I take the 210 (Foothill) Fwy E. to the Baseline Road Exit. Then a short distance W to Padua Ave. N to Mt. Baldy Road and up the hill through Baldy Village . Seven sharp switchbacks to the top and you're almost there. The lodge is at 6000 ft.
To reach Harwood Lodge turn right off Mt. Baldy road at the Harwood Lodge sign next to the Zen Center, across from Snow Crest Lodge. After turning follow the road to the right to the lodge and parking areas. Parking is free, but on Mt Baldy Rd you need an Adventure Pass. Harwood doesn't have a address!!! so it wont Google map!!! so you need a sense of adventure to visit and finding it is part of the fun. Chains required when snow falls.
Three On A Rope (1938) filmed using Harwood Lodge as a base camp.
"Hollywood movie reel that features rock climbing--at Tahquitz, at San Antonio Falls on Baldy, and at what appears to be Stoney Point in Los Angeles"
Introducing Mt. Baldy
Hiking Trails Mt Baldy
San Antonio Falls: Mount Baldy's Waterfall
Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle
Mt. Baldy(San Antonio) Manker Flats loop
Telegraph Peak via Manker Flat and Baldy Notch
Hiking Mount San Antonio (Mount Baldy) and Mount Harwood
San Antonio Falls
Three On A Rope (1938)
Harwood Lodge - Mt. Baldy