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SPACIOUS RETREAT ON TWO ACRES ABUTTING THE NATIONAL FOREST

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Robert Phelps

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Sleeps25
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SPACIOUS RETREAT ON TWO ACRES ABUTTING THE NATIONAL FOREST

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.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Robert Phelps

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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

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.

Sleeps25
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Location

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.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday house in Running Springs - Snow Valley, Big Bear

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $300.00
cleaning $150.00
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Our 3,300 square foot residence was built to accommodate 25 people when our large extended family and friends stay. However, rental code restrictions limit us to a maximum occupancy of 10 people when guests are not family or friends. If you are family or friend, contact us for further explanation.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Running Springs - Snow Valley in Big Bear

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • mountain ...
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Romantic
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Freezer ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 25 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2nd floor wheel chair accessible
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 3rd floor
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 3rd floor
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 1st floor
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , 1st floor
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2nd floor (sleeps 4)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 2nd floor (sleeps 3)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , 3rd floor (sleeps 5)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , 3rd floor (sleeps 5)
    Bedroom 5 - 4 Single Bed , 3rd floor (sleeps 4)
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , 1st floor entertainment room (sleeps 2)
    Bedroom 7 - 4 Single Bed , 3rd floor loft (2 trundle beds sleeps 4)
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Veranda ...
  • 25 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • arboretum
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • festivals
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Boating
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • swimming
  • equestrian events
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ski
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • water tubing
  • ski lift pass
  • mountain climbing
  • fly fishing
  • sailing
Notes:
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.
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