Host your next event at our historic San Moritz Lodge!
The San Moritz Lodge is the perfect venue for your private event or dream wedding. This beautiful, historic lodge is nestled on the edge of Lake Gregory in the lovely forested community of Crestline. Conveniently located just a short trip from the cities of the Inland Empire and less than 80 miles from busy Los Angeles, this four-season resort will transport you and your guests to an idyllic and easily accessible mountain getaway.
Thank you for considering hosting your private event at Lake Gregory! Below is the pricing for private non-ticketed events. If you are a nonprofit organization or are planning a ticketed event, please get in touch with us to discuss other pricing options.
The Fine Print
Rental includes tables, chairs, and set up for these items. Contract time frame must include setup and teardown of any outside items brought in.
The prices listed above do not include the 7.25% sales tax; if paying with a credit card, there is a 3.5% card processing fee. You can avoid this by paying with a check or cashier's check.
All special events require liability insurance for the day of your event. Liability insurance can be purchased through the individual's insurance or independent companies such as www.eventsured.com. Liability coverage must be up to $1,000,000. Documentation of insurance must be provided a month before the event. Please list our company name (Lake Gregory Community Recreation Company) and office address (24171 Lake Dr. Crestline, Ca 92325).
A credit card is required to be on file for damages and cleaning fees.
All outside catering must provide food liability insurance and their food handlers certificate. Only LGCRC-preferred vendors have access to the lodge kitchen.
All alcohol must be purchased through our preferred alcohol vendor Andrew - email@example.com
REVISED: April 2023
History of Club San Moritz
Our 'club' history began in 1924. Arthur Gregory and A.G. Hamilton created the subdivision named "Valley of the Moon"; and construction began on the lodge.
In 1938, the Franklins purchased the lodge and began acquiring nearby property. It was also in 1938 that Lake Gregory was completed. Immediately after this acquisition, they began an extensive remodel of the existing lodge, and in 1939, the Club San Moritz was founded.
The newly renovated club featured a lodge with a dance floor, dining facilities, and mezzanine and boasted the largest rock fireplace in California. Also available were boating and fishing - on Moon Lake - tennis, archery, badminton, horseback riding, and winter sports. And all the prestige of membership in a wonderful private club. The club was located next to the Moonlake post office (1929-1939), later the Switzerland post office.
With the popularity of Lake Gregory growing, the club embarked on a campaign to finance a new lodge on the shores of Lake Gregory. A sign was erected in the late '40s adjacent to the club.
On the evening of August 21, 1950, the existing lodge in the Valley of the Moon burned to the ground. A reason was never determined. All that remained were the rock pillars across from the Crestline Inn on Valley Drive.
In December 1950, shortly after the original clubhouse burned to the ground, construction started on the new (and current) club. This clubhouse is on the shores of Lake Gregory. Initial construction was completed in 1951. The large wood beams are from trees cut right here on the property.
The club's grounds were meticulously maintained and planted with many different flowers. The club enjoyed a wonderful golden period between WWII and the early 1970s. The club featured a beautiful natural setting and extensive recreation facilities and boasted of being "the best private club in the world."
Isabelle Franklin (club owner) lost her first husband early in life and later married Bello, Schoch, and Hasbrook. After all these marriages failed, she preferred the name, Isabelle Bello. Financial difficulties, a changing environment for private clubs, and personal problems led to the club closing on October 8, 1972. Subsequent attempts by others to run the club also failed. Isabelle died in 1977 at 68, after which San Bernardino County Regional Parks began to manage the lake and lodge.
Special thanks to Russ Keller for the original written history displayed in our lodge.