Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Running Springs - Snow Valley - Safe Haven Forest Retreat
6 bedrooms 5 1/2 baths
Our 3,300 square foot residence was built to accommodate 25 people when our large extended family and friends stay. 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 6,000 ft. It is the last private property on the road with three sides abutting the National Forest. You'll enjoy the broad mountain views and surrounding forest in this tranquil nature 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.
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible
About Robert Phelps
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 have created a spacious and comfortable environment where our family, friends, and short term renters will 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.
Robert Phelps purchased this house in 2007
Why Robert Phelps chose Running Springs - Snow Valley
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 pond being developed that when finished will allow for fishing and boating. The tipi gathering area allows for small group activities overlooking the future pond. There is also a climbing wall, Volleyball court, archery 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.