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Highlights Running Springs

  • Mountain town dining
  • Winter sports
  • Cross country skiing
  • Snow tubing

Best Vacation Rentals in Running Springs

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Running Springs, San Bernardino County
Vacation Rental • 1593 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(10 reviews)
Permit# CA20181591*********Perfect for Remote Working! Fast Internet**********The view will want you to stay at home and relax while the activities around the property will keep you busy when you want. All wood floors throughout.• 10 Minutes to Snow Valley and Sledding (Skiing, Sledding and Snow Play)• 10 Minutes to Sky Park at Santa's Village (Bike Trails, Zip Line, Archery)• 15 minutes to Green Valley Lake (Trout stocked weekly during summer)• 15 Minutes to Lake Arrowhead (Dining, Shopping, Concerts)• 25 Minutes to Lake Gregory (Water slides, inflatables and water sports)• 30 Minutes to B...
from $206 / night
Running Springs, San Bernardino County
Vacation Rental • 1798 ft² • 4 Bedrooms
(14 reviews)
(Click on 'Video' icon above) If you're looking for total relaxation or an action-packed vacation, this is the place for you! The home is located approximately 90 minutes from Los Angeles & Orange counties in the quaint community of Running Springs which is centrally located between Lake Arrowhead & Big Bear City. Just a quick 15 minute ride up hwy 330 and your in Running Springs, the 'gateway' to an array of recreational activities which includes skiing/snowboarding (10 minutes from Snow Valley Ski Resort & Snow Drift Tube-Boggan), walking, hiking, bike trails & SkyPark at ...
from $298 / night
Running Springs, San Bernardino County
Vacation Rental • 5393 ft² • 6 Bedrooms
(16 reviews)
Huge 6,000 sq/ft house (5,400 rentable), 20 beds, with incredible views and only minutes to ski lifts, snow boarding, fishing, hiking, or just relaxing. Was permitted for 35 people occupancy, but new county code in 2018 permits maximum occupancy of 20 people regardless of the house size. Bedroom configuration: TOP FLOOR (ground/main level): a. One bedroom with King bed b. One bedroom with two queen beds and one twin bed LOWER FLOOR: c. One bedroom with two queen beds and two twin beds d. One bedroom with one queen bed and two twin beds e. One bedroom with one queen bed f. One bedroom with o...
from $952 / night

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Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices Running Springs

$302for 11 Feb - 18 Feb
$354 annual average
Average price per week

Vacation rentals availability Running Springs

71%for 11 Feb - 18 Feb
72% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Running Springs

A California mountain escape

Running Springs is a hidden gem turned up-and-coming tourist destination. The charming small town is set in the heart of the San Bernardino Mountains in California and offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life. The town is popular among winter sports lovers for its snow-covered mountains and ski-friendly slopes. In the warmer months visitors can enjoy hiking, swimming, kayaking, and fishing. Come to Running Springs where you can enjoy fresh mountain air and outdoor activities with your significant other, family, or friends any season of the year.

Finding your perfect Running Springs vacation rental

Enjoy a quintessential California mountain escape with a vacation rental in Running Springs. Vacation rentals here boast a California design style, with plenty of interior and exterior wood features, cozy furnishings, and tasteful decor. Stay in a rental tucked away in the forest with a wrap-around balcony where you can enjoy interrupted views of the surrounding trees and mountains. Opt for a rental with a jacuzzi or a fireplace to stay warm during the colder months. Oversized rentals are available for large groups and families, with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms to comfortably accommodate several people. Several rentals come with private pools to splash around in during the warmer months. Pet-friendly rentals are available for people traveling with pets.

Vacations in Running Springs

The area and getting around

Arriving in Running Springs

The closest major airport to Running Springs is 42 miles, or a 1-hour drive away. The airport is located in the city of Ontario, California. There are rental car companies available at the airport and in Ontario if you decide to rent a car during your visit to Running Springs. Having a private car is highly recommended during your stay.

Getting around Running Springs

Running Springs is not a walkable town and a car is required to get from place to place. Nearly all the restaurants and attractions are quite spread apart from each other. Snow Valley Mountain Resort is a 10-minute drive outside of town. Some of the hiking trails, lakes, and other natural attractions are in nearby towns between a 15-20 minute drive from the center of Running Springs.

Travelers and activities

Running Springs for couples

Running Springs offers a romantic getaway in nature for couples seeking to spend some uninterrupted quality time together. Go for a hike at Exploration Trail in the nearby town of Big Bear. The well-maintained trail here is easy to follow and offers incredible nature scenes and stunning views of the surrounding mountain area. Afterwards, you can enjoy an upscale date night at The Grill At Antlers Inn, which serves New American cuisine in an ambient mountain-lodge dining room. You can order a variety of delicious seafood dishes, craft burgers, pasta, and meat options.

Running Springs for families

Running Springs is perfect for a family getaway any time of the year. Visit the 3,400-acre National Children’s Forest which is situated in the San Bernardino Mountains. Here children and adults alike can explore a variety of nature trails and interactive exhibits at the visitor’s center. During the winter months, go on a family snow tubing adventure at Snowdrift Snow Tubing Park. Sliding down snowy hills in inflatable tubes is great fun for family members of all ages!

Running Springs was previously called “Hunsaker Flats” in the early 1900s after a Mormon who lived there named Abran Hansaker.

Top 5 travel tips in Running Springs

1. Dine in the mountain town

There are several excellent dining options in Running Springs. Blondie’s Grille and Bar is a popular diner with a homey inside seating area and a lengthy menu of classic American dishes like steak, burgers, and salads. For authentic and delicious Mexican food, go to El Toto’s. Neo’s Pizza House is a top-rated pizza option. For coffee and freshly baked items, try LuluBelle’s Coffee House and Bakery or Old Country Coffee Shop.

2. Enjoy a variety of winter sports at Snow Valley Mountain Resort

Snow Valley Mountain Resort is the most popular attraction in Running Springs, attracting thousands of visitors each winter with its snow-capped ski slopes and inexpensive lift tickets. Here you can enjoy a wide variety of winter sports, including snow tubing, skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. You can rent sports gear and even get ski lessons if you’re a beginner!

3. Cross country ski at Rim Nordic Ski Area

This alpine park is the perfect place to enjoy a scenic and peaceful cross country skiing session. The trails are well-maintained and easy to follow. There are tracks for beginners as well as advanced skiers. During the summer months the tracks are used for mountain biking. You can find lessons, rentals, food, and beverages at the onsite retail shop!

4. Swim, fish, and kayak at Green Valley Lake

Green Valley Lake is a hidden gem often missed by tourists in the area. Although this lake is privately owned, it is open for public use. If you’re here during the summer months, enjoy a refreshing swim at the lake or rent kayaks to explore the water. This lake is also popular among fishing enthusiasts for its abundance of trout, bass, and crappie.

5. Hike to an incredible viewpoint

The Keller Peak Fire Lookout is a must-visit for anyone who enjoys hiking and spectacular panoramic views. You can find the trailhead at the junction of Highway 330, where a brown sign reads “Exploration Trail.” The 12-mile round-trip hike is not for the faint of heart, but is greatly rewarding with stunning natural scenery, wildlife, and views.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Running Springs

How much does it cost to book a vacation rental in Running Springs?

Running Springs is one of the most expensive cities in the USA. The price for a vacation rental is around $376 per night.

What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in Running Springs?

After analyzing our data from last year, the months that are the cheapest in Running Springs are May, June and September, with average prices of $327, $347, and $361, respectively.

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Running Springs?

Last year, the month that showed the highest annual average prices in Running Springs was January, with an average price of $426 per night. This was followed by December, with an average of $420, and then February, with $417.

Is it necessary to plan a trip to Running Springs well in advance?

It is better to book your stay well in advance when visiting Running Springs, as only 20% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.

Which months offer the highest availability?

September, October and April are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of properties available, with an average availability of 60%, 51%, and 36%. However, even during these periods of time, when rental availability is the highest, the average is only 49%. So it is still important you always book a little in advance to make sure you get the rental of your dreams.

Are there many vacation rentals in Running Springs?

In Running Springs we collaborate with 2 different providers to give you a choice of 120 properties, so you will not be short of options!

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