Running Springs Vacation Rentals

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Make Running Springs your next getaway

Situated in an area that was developed after the California state highways were improved (and expanded) back in the 1920s, Running Springs is a mountain community located smack dab between Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Lake at an elevation of 6,080 feet.

Wholly contained within the San Bernardino National Forest, Running Springs is a quiet and friendly destination ideal for well-deserved breaks from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Whether you're looking to some spend time on (and in) nearby mountain lakes during the summer months or racing down the slopes of some of the state's most popular ski areas, our vacation rentals in Running Springs are ready to be your home base for year-round adventures in the great outdoors.

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Running Springs vacation rentals for every getaway

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Running Springs R-n-R
5 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 11

Running Springs R-n-R - Running Springs, CA

$358 avg / night
Blue Bird Beauty
2 Bedroom | 1.5 Bath | Sleeps 6

Blue Bird Beauty - Running Springs, CA

$182 avg / night
Hunsaker Hideaway
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 9

Hunsaker Hideaway - Running Springs, CA

$210 avg / night
Blue Sky Cabin
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Blue Sky Cabin - Running Springs, CA

$152 avg / night
Running Springs Sanctuary
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Running Springs Sanctuary - Running Springs, CA

$167 avg / night

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Recent Running Springs vacation rental reviews

I came up to Running Springs for a mountain getaway and to weed whack my property. I loved the quiet space and cozy cabin. The yard and fully fenced patio were a favorite of the trip as it allowed my senior dog to explore and sunbathe. Just a couple of heads up for management company- we couldn’t get the lamp by the front door to work. Made for poor lighting in the living room area. And the back right burner wasn’t lighting. Otherwise it was a great spot for some R&R. 10/10 would recommend and would definitely consider coming back
Natalie J. | Jun 2023
10/10 recommend such a beautiful home nothing bad about it
Reana A. | Jun 2023
We spent the long weekend here for our anniversary and had a great time. The views were spectacular. The weather wasn't clear to be able to see the ocean, but it was nice and sunny for us, since we were above the clouds at 6200 ft. The cabin was roomy and well-stocked. Be advised that there are 47 steep or uneven steps to get to the front door from the driveway. Also, backing down the steep driveway can be stressful. We hiked and ate and checked out the neighboring towns/lakes. We recommend The Grille at Antler's Inn and Stone Creek Bistro. Also be sure to visit the Heaps Peak Arboretum with a Sequoia Trail guide for an easy and educational walk. Vacasa managed the property extremely well. They texted all the information timely, followed up, responded quickly to my request for early check-in (granted!) and made the trip pleasant and worry-free. Thanks for a great experience!
Jennifer K. | May 2023
Running Springs vacation rental FAQ

Yes, 83 of our Running Springs homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).

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Yes. 215 of our Running Springs vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Some of the most popular amenities in our Running Springs vacation rentals include:

Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local Running Springs team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Running Springs, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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How do I get to Running Springs, CA?

Originally known as Hunsaker Flats, the town of Running Springs is just 23 miles from the heart of San Bernardino, accessible via scenic Highway 330. Alternatively, Running Springs straddles Highway 18 (known by many as the Rim of the World Highway) connecting San Bernardino to Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear Lake, Lucerne Valley, and Victorville. 

Things to do in Running Springs, CA

While many visitors of Running Springs stay here for convenient access to both Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Lake, others make the trip to simply enjoy a quaint mountain community that offers locally-owned coffee shops, restaurants, antique stores, and gift shops all in one inviting oasis among the evergreens only 80 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

For kids, the area is home to multiple summer camps such as Pali Adventures, which also houses an outdoor education program known as the Pali Institute. Send the kids to Pali Adventures for a premier camp experience with over 70 activities, overnight camping facilities, and award-winning menus.

Just seven miles north of Running Springs is Green Valley Lake, featuring a fully-stocked, man-made lake where you can try your hand at catching trout and bass. Bring your swimsuit to splash around in the water and have a picnic alongside the lakeshore.

During the winter months, Running Springs is great for skiers and snowboarders alike. Open from late fall through early spring, the Snow Valley Mountain Ski & Snowboard Resort just six miles away is a great place to learn and have fun on the mountain, while the Rim Nordic Ski Area is the only cross country ski area in Southern California with groomed trails.

Day trips from Running Springs, CA

You don't have to spend hours on the road to find incredible opportunities for exciting adventure close to Running Springs. Just a little over seven miles northwest is Lake Arrowhead with its Bavarian-themed village where you can shop at local boutiques and dine at several excellent restaurants. 

Lake Arrowhead is also ideal for a variety of watersports ranging from water skiing to boogie boarding or you can take a relaxing tour of the lake aboard the Lake Arrowhead Queen and learn all about the history of the area. Similarly, Big Bear Lake 17 miles east offers a fun village brimming with shops, restaurants, and year-round activities as well as a sparkling mountain lake perfect for sailing, fishing, and swimming.

When the snow is falling, pack up your 4x4 and take an exciting trip over to either Snow Summit to take advantage of 31 runs just 19 miles east, or Bear Mountain 21 miles away, offering 24 superb runs on almost 750 acres.

With several other notable and easily accessible destinations nearby including the city of Palm Springs just 65 miles away, Running Springs is a centrally-located community for year-round fun. Stay at one of our vacation rentals and get ready to experience the natural beauty of the San Bernardino National Forest.