Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Running Springs that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $113 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Running Springs. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Running Springs is the gateway to the nature

Running Springs is a mountain community in the San Bernardino National Forest and a gateway to the nearby Lake Arrowhead, Arrowbear Lake, Green Valley Lake, and Big Bear Lake. Running Springs vacation rentals provide a great option for a weekend trip for residents of San Bernardino and outside visitors alike. As a member of the Rim of the World community, Running Springs hosts several summer camps and an outdoor education program. With a mild climate and abundant wildlife, the town of Running Springs gives vacationers a peaceful and serene environment.

Things to do

Running Springs attractions for the whole family

Many Running Springs vacation rentals are located near the Keller Peak Fire Lookout, which is open from Memorial Day through mid-November. There are excellent views of the San Bernardino Mountains and Lakes Arrowhead, Gregory, and Silverwood from here. On clear days, you can see as far as the Pacific Ocean and Santa Catalina Island. The National Children’s Forest has trees bearing children’s names which were planted after the 1970 Bear Fire. There are 2 paved trails suitable for hiking with children. The Big Bear Discovery Center also has eco-tours and events at their outdoor amphitheater.

Activities

Running Springs activities for every level of traveler

Running Springs is the closest community to Snow Valley Mountain Resort, which focuses on alpine skiing, snowboarding, and lessons for every skill level. You might also want to visit Nordic Rim, the only cross-country ski area in southern California. This area features groomed trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter, as well as mountain bike riding and trail running in the summer. Drive a short distance to Lake Arrowhead for boating and waterskiing on hot days. When you have built up an appetite, world-class restaurants and bars are ready to serve you downtown.

Weather

A mild climate for every season in Running Springs

Running Springs vacation rentals allow travelers to enjoy the slightly warmer winter temperatures than in Big Bear, which has a higher elevation. Running Springs’ climate is warm and temperate with rain falling mostly in the winter. There is relatively little rain in the summer. Running Springs is near alpine and cross-country ski resorts for winter sports as well as lakes for water sports such as swimming, boating, and water skiing. June is the driest month and July is usually the warmest month of the year. January is the wettest and coldest month in Running Springs.

Natural features

Explore the Rim of the World in Running Springs

Running Springs is located in the San Bernardino National Forest and is only 4.2 square miles in area. It is a Rim of the World community member, which is an inhabited stretch of the San Bernardino Mountains that extends 30 miles from Crestline to Big Bear. Running Springs’ name is derived from the natural streams and springs that run in the San Bernardino Mountains. Many of the springs feed into the Pacific Ocean. While enjoying Running Springs nature, be on the lookout for some the native wildlife, such as bears, mountain lions, and coyotes.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Running Springs

The nearest airport is in San Bernardino, CA (SBD-San Bernardino Intl.), located 10.7 mi (17.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Ontario, CA (ONT-Los Angeles - Ontario Intl.), which is 29 mi (46.7 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Running Springs?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,262 vacation rentals around Running Springs. From 397 cabin rentals to 1,151 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.