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Spacious Retreat on Large Property Next to the National Forest

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north east corner showing the 3rd floor balcony facing the forest

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Last updated: 12/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Special offer: New Years Holiday stay reopened Details

Running Springs house description

Our 3,300 square foot residence was built to accommodate 25 people so that we could offer a comfortable place in nature for large groups to enjoy. Read some of the reviews of our satisfied guests.

Safe Haven Forest Retreat is a unique 2 acre property that sits at the end of Wilderness Road at an altitude of 6,200 ft. It is the last private property on the road with three sides connected to the National Forest. You'll enjoy the broad mountain views and surrounding forest in this tranquil retreat. The wilderness is your back yard to enjoy. And yet, it is less than 1 mile to the town of Running Springs, 8 miles to Lake Arrowhead, and 18 miles to Big Bear Lake. You are literally in the middle of the mountains yet have all the amenities of the easy to reach resort towns. You can explore the National Forest and the mountain communities at your leisure. Or, you can just stay put and enjoy the spacious cabin and activity centers around the property.

Notice to people who want to party: Our property was developed as a forest retreat where people could find a SAFE HAVEN to pursue their enjoyment, personal / spiritual growth, connectedness with nature and each other in a positive and uplifting way. With this in mind, we don’t want to have wild, drunken, disorderly, abusive, and destructive behavior on the property. If you are looking for a place to have a wild drunken party, don't choose us.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                21 years old...moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                pet addendum to rental agreement required. Two dog maximum @ $10.00 each per night...moreless

              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                no ramp for getting up three stairs to front door...moreless

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25, Beds for 25

              • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

                2nd floor (sleeps 4)...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

                2nd floor (sleeps 3)...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 3 twin/ single

                3rd floor (sleeps 5)...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 3 twin/ single

                3rd floor (sleeps 5)...moreless

              • Bedroom 5: 4 twin/ single

                3rd floor (sleeps 4)...moreless

              • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

                1st floor entertainment room (sleeps 2)...moreless

              • Bedroom 7: 4 twin/ single

                3rd floor loft (2 trundle beds sleeps 4)...moreless

              • There are 6 bedrooms: The one on the 1st floor that could be considered a studio apartment because it has it's own kitchenett, two on the 2nd floor and three on the 3rd floor, Also, there is a loft area with two trundle beds (considered 7th bedroom) between the bedrooms on the third floor. There are 2 sofas on either side of the fireplace on the second floor and four sofas on the first floor....moreless

              Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                2nd floor wheel chair accessible...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                2nd floor...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

                3rd floor...moreless

              • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

                3rd floor...moreless

              • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

                1st floor...moreless

              • Bathroom 6: toilet

                1st floor...moreless

              • The 2nd floor bathrooms are tiled. The one closest to the front door entrance is wheelchair accessible and also acts as a wet boot and clothing room. The other one is a full tub/shower bathroom. The two on the third floor have corner showers. The first floor has one corner shower bathroom and one half bath with toilet and sink. Both have outside access through a door opening into a hall way separating the two baths....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • The main kitchen has a 5 burner gas stove top and two ovens. It has a granite counter top and oak cabinets with a roll out island to extend the kitchen area, if desired. The two high efficiency free standing gas fireplaces do not use wood but have a glass front to view the flame heating the faux wood logs. The first floor has a kitchenette with mini fridge and table for the entertainment area. The laundry room is on the first floor and has a door to the outside as well. There is a covered 8ft walk way around the house at the first level. There is an 8ft. deck surrounding the house on the 2nd level that is covered on the front and back. There is an 8ft by 16ft. balcony at the 3rd level facing into the forest. Roads and paths through the property lead to activity areas on the property, such as, the tipi gathering site, horse shoe pitch, toboggan runs, children's play areas and stage, and to forest hiking paths....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Books For Kids
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Game Room:

                    ping pong table...moreless

                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Direct TV Satellite dish and two cable boxes...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television:

                    42 inch flat screen 2nd floor, cinema projector on first floor...moreless

                  • Toys
                  • Video Games
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Arboretum
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain:

                    6200 feet altitude in San Bernardino National Forest...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    the local mountains can be viewed from the property as well as a view into the Mojave desert....moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Mountain area close to small town...moreless

                  • Village:

                    Running Springs is less than a mile away....moreless

                  • Water View:

                    The boating pond can be viewed from the house....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    We have a 60 by 120 foot boating pond with sandy beach and rock creek on the property....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Sailing
                  • Ski Lift Privileges
                  • Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 25 people

                  General

                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Covered Parking:

                    Two cars in carport....moreless

                  • Filtered Water
                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    ping pong table on first floor ...moreless

                  • Gas Fireplace:

                    2 Direct vent high efficiency fireplaces with thermostat controls....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    radiant floor heating in each floor...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    bottom fitted sheets and pillows with pillow cases. Additional bedding provided at extra cost....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    2nd floor great room...moreless

                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Mobile Phone
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking:

                    carport and parking lot can park 12 vehicles...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    not allowed...moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    space for 35 ft RV or bus...moreless

                  • Security System
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Thermos Bottle
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided:

                    hand towels in all bathrooms and kitchen towels...moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Water Cooler
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    unlimited data usage...moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    2 free standing outside fireplaces. One in the back of the cabin and in front of the tipi....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Catering Available
                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Two in the kitchen, plus one small one and large 30 cup urn in the kitchenette of first floor....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    sufficient for large group cooking...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    sufficient for large group dinning...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer:

                    one side of side by side fridge....moreless

                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Fully equipped kitchen for large group cooking....moreless

                  • Kitchenette
                  • Microwave:

                    2: one above oven in the kitchen and one on the counter in kitchenette on first floor....moreless

                  • Mini Refrigerator
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    salt, pepper, sugar, paper towels and napkins, cooking oil, & some herbs ...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    One side by side with ice maker and filtered water in kitchen. One small under counter in kitchenette on first floor....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    gas range with double oven. Broiler above large oven below....moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster:

                    Toaster and toaster oven. ...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    third floor...moreless

                  • Barbecue
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    1st and 2nd floor...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    There is a rock climbing wall with rappelling platform, a 200 ft long zip line and other activity centers...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    enclosed area for Volleyball, badmitten, soccer, croquet, etc...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    one for charcoal and one with propane in picnic area , two with propane on second floor...moreless

                  • Patio
                  • Porch / Veranda:

                    Front and back of 2nd floor...moreless

                  • Terrace
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Walkway To Water

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Special offer: New Years Holiday stay reopened

                          A recent cancellation has reopened the three night New Year's Holiday of Dec. 30 to Jan. 2, 2014. This three night stay is the one of the most desirable dates of the year. It won't remain open long. Don't hesitate, send an inquiry now for booking it.

                          Offer for: Dec 30, 2014 - Jan 2, 2015 View calendar

                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $500
                          $3,000

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                          • Pet Fee $10
                          • cleaning $150
                          • Tax Rate 8%

                          Notes:

                          Three night holiday weekends for the following are $550 per night.

                          MLK Jr. Day, President's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving.

                          Three night holiday stays for Christmas and New years are $600 per night.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 12/17/2014
                          Check availability
                          23 Available
                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates
                           

                          Location

                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Running Springs
                          30 Metres
                          Nearest Beach
                          We have a boating pond with sandy beach and creek.

                          Car: Necessary

                          We offer a 3-6 hour outdoor adventure program which includes the rock climbing wall, rappelling, zip lining, archery, snowshoeing, tobogganing, snowboarding and ATV rides. Contact us for more details.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2007

                          About the owner: As retired teachers we wanted to develop a place in the mountains where children could come to learn about nature. Our dream evolved from the idea of starting a youth camp to a more inclusive one where people of all ages could find a Forest Retreat that would be a SAFE HAVEN to convene with nature. We built the house to create a spacious and comfortable environment where our family and friends, and short term renters would find a SAFE HAVEN to pursue their enjoyment and connectedness with nature and each other in a positive and uplifting way. With this in mind, we don’t want to have wild, drunken, disorderly, abusive, and destructive behavior on the property. If you are looking for a place to have a wild drunken party to go nuts in nature, please look for another place.

                          Why the Owner Chose Running Springs:
                          After a three year search for the appropriate property, we chose this place for it's unique location; having the National Forest as our back yard and being an easy drive to all the other mountain areas. It is in the middle of the mountains yet has easy access to all the mountain resort communities and activities. From our home in Orange County it takes us 90 minutes to get to the property. Once here, we feel we are in another world where we can breath deep, relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. The size of the property (2 acres) and it's geographic features offer the space to create a number of activity areas. There is a boating pond with a sandy beach and rock creek with bridges across it. The tipi gathering area allows for small group activities overlooking the pond. There is also a climbing wall, Volleyball court, archery & air rifle range, large in ground chess board, and horseshoe pitch. And the picnic area behind the cabin allows for a large group gathering with fireplace, and B-B-Q units. There is also a small zip line over a suspension bridge 1 foot off the ground for kids. And, a 200 foot long zip line for those who take part in our outdoor adventure program.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          We have a comfortable house with many activity centers around it like a mini resort that people of all ages will enjoy. Walk out the back door and you have wilderness. Walk out the front door and you have civilization. Walk around the property and you have the best of both worlds.


                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english, spanish

                           

                          Photos

                          • north east corner showing the 3rd floor balcony facing the forest

                            north east corner showing the 3rd floor balcony facing the forest

                          • Main entrance of the cabin facing parking lot for 12 cars

                            Main entrance of the cabin facing parking lot for 12 cars

                          • Number 1 Brave next to 12 foot Tipi

                            Number 1 Brave next to 12 foot Tipi

                          • The outside chess and checkers board. Hoses shoe pitch is now in area behind

                            The outside chess and checkers board. Hoses shoe pitch is now in area behind

                          • Dining room / kitchen / living room open area with flat screen TV

                            Dining room / kitchen / living room open area with flat screen TV

                          • 5 burner range with two ovens and microwave, granite counter tops

                            5 burner range with two ovens and microwave, granite counter tops

                          • First floor entertainment room with cinema projector and surround sound.

                            First floor entertainment room with cinema projector and surround sound.

                          • 2nd floor bedroom 1: 1 double bed & two single bunk beds

                            2nd floor bedroom 1: 1 double bed & two single bunk beds

                          • 3rd floor Bedroom 3: one double/single & one single/single bunkbed

                            3rd floor Bedroom 3: one double/single & one single/single bunkbed

                          • 3rd floor bedroom 5; 2 single/single bunk beds

                            3rd floor bedroom 5; 2 single/single bunk beds

                          • Bathroom 2:  2nd floor tiled tub/shower bath

                            Bathroom 2: 2nd floor tiled tub/shower bath

                          • 3rd floor: one of two identical corner shower bathrooms. 1st floor also has one

                            3rd floor: one of two identical corner shower bathrooms. 1st floor also has one

                          • main entrance to the house at 2nd floor, facing the parking lot.

                            main entrance to the house at 2nd floor, facing the parking lot.

                          • The north side of the house and picnic area facing the forest.

                            The north side of the house and picnic area facing the forest.

                          • The 12 ft high climbing wall and rappelling platform

                            The 12 ft high climbing wall and rappelling platform

                          • The take off platform for our 200 foot Zip line.

                            The take off platform for our 200 foot Zip line.

                          • looking out from kitchen to living room and door to outside deck

                            looking out from kitchen to living room and door to outside deck

                          • living room gas fireplace and sleeper sofas

                            living room gas fireplace and sleeper sofas

                          • Entertainment room looking toward the kitchenette.  Projector above.

                            Entertainment room looking toward the kitchenette. Projector above.

                          • 2nd floor bedroom 2: one double bed & one single

                            2nd floor bedroom 2: one double bed & one single

                          • 3rd floor bedroom 4: one double/single & one single/single bunkbed

                            3rd floor bedroom 4: one double/single & one single/single bunkbed

                          • 3rd floor loft and two baths between bedrooms.  Two trundle beds

                            3rd floor loft and two baths between bedrooms. Two trundle beds

                          • bathroom 1: 2nd floor wheelchair accessible tiled shower bathroom.

                            bathroom 1: 2nd floor wheelchair accessible tiled shower bathroom.

                          • 1st floor corner shower bathroom with half bath across the hall

                            1st floor corner shower bathroom with half bath across the hall

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                          $500 per night (USD)
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                          5 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 25

                          View calendar: Updated 12/17/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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