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What Are The Most Popular Amenities in Running Springs, CA?

Top Rental Amenities in Running Springs, CA

Check above for the most common and the least popular rental amenities in Running Springs, and pick the one that fits your preference easily. In Running Springs, 2420 rentals offer Internet or Wifi, 2170 rentals offer TV, 2082 rentals offer Bed linens provided. So, if you need Internet or Wifi during your vacation, use the Internet or Wifi filter to compare these properties. Two amenities that are not typical are Pool, Garden or Backyard.

Which Price Range Is Considered As A Good Deal in Running Springs, CA Area?

Vacation House & Cabin Rental Price Information in Running Springs, CA

The graph shows the percentages of vacation homes in each price bucket. Running Springs has the largest percentage (20.10%) of homes in $150 - $200 price range.
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How Many Rental Accommodations Are Pets Friendly in Running Springs, CA?
Pets Allowed vs Not Allowed in Running Springs, CA
36.74% of vacation homes in Running Springs are pet friendly. Either you bring your loved pets on vacation or you have pet allergies, make sure to select the homes by applying the right filters.
Where Should We Visit in Running Springs, CA Area?
Must Visit Places In Running Springs, CA

When you have only limited times to spend in Running Springs, we highly recommend you to visit those famous places:

How Many Airports in Running Springs, CA?
Top Airports in Running Springs, CA

Here are the airports that located near Running Springs:

What are the nightlife spots in Running Springs, CA?
Nightlife Spots

Fireside is a hookah lounge offering traditional hookah/Shisha with a modern twist. The staff is friendly, and it is a great place to relax. There is both indoor and outdoor seating as well as a full kitchen, although they will allow outside food on the premises. They also have a full bar.

The Pedal Pub, located in the Skypark at Santa’s Village, is a bicycle-inspired indoor/outdoor bar. There is a bicycle sculpture firepit where you can relax with delicious food and some of the locally brewed beers they have on tap.

The Lakefront Taproom Bar and Kitchen opened in 2016 and can be found inside Lake Arrowhead Village. They offer a menu filled with fresh foods, a constantly changing tap list, and specialty craft cocktails. The location was a former bookstore and coffee shop which were converted to create a unique dining area. There is also a patio with outdoor seating and live music on Fridays and Saturdays. They are located at 28200 State Highway 189.

Jettie’s Waterfront Kitchen + Drink is the perfect place to grab drinks with friends. The bright waterfront restaurant serves lunch and dinner while also offering a full bar. The food menu includes burgers, sandwiches, salads, and more while the bar creates delicious cocktails, including fresh sangria and Margaritas. Relax indoors in the airy, open dining room or grab a table on the patio. Access them by land or by boat at 28200 Highway 189.

Dogwood Tavern feels like your home away from home and offers the best nightlife in the area. You can shoot a game of pool, challenge a friend to one of their retro arcade games or just sip some of the delicious hand-crafted cocktails. The bar has live music on occasion and a DJ every Saturday night. On Thursday, they offer karaoke. It is dog-friendly as long as the dog is on a leash. Find them at 27187 Highway 189 in Blue Jay, just 15 minutes from Running Spring.

How to get around in Running Springs, CA?
Transportations

The closest airport to Running Springs, California, is LA/Ontario International Airport, about 45 miles and an hour’s drive from the location. You may be able to get a taxi or rideshare to Running Springs, but it is best to rent a car.

What are the must-visit places in Running Springs, CA?
Must See Attractions

Exploration Trail is a family-friendly walking, running, and hiking trail with interpretive panels throughout the three-quarter-mile loop. The trail was designed by children in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service. During the winter, the trail is a great snowshoe or cross-country skiing option. On the trail, you can see species that have adapted to harsh conditions, such as conifer trees, the tallest pine species in the world, as well as manzanita, a shrub that needs intense heat of fires to open its seed coat in order to propagate. 

The Little Green Valley Hike is a two-and-a-half-mile trail featuring stunning wildflowers and is perfect for hiking, walking, or running. You can see many bird species along the trail, especially during the summer months. The best time is between March and October. It is also dog-friendly.

Mills Peak Lookout is a seven-mile trail that begins at Mills Peak Lookout and heads downhill through a conifer forest. You can see stunning views as you hike, bike, or horseback ride. The trail is rated as moderate.

Rim of the World Highway begins at Cajun Pass between the San Bernardino and San Gabriel Mountains. During the winter, you may need chains on your tires as the roads can get icy. The road is named for its breathtaking views of San Bernardino Mountain cliffs.

What are the travel peak seasons in Running Springs, CA?
Peak Seasons

The average monthly temperatures in Running Lake are:

  • January – low of 26F (-3C); high of 42F (6C)
  • February – low of 27F (-3C); high of 45F (7F)
  • March – low of 29F (-2C); high of 50F (10C)
  • April – low of 32F (0C); high of 57F (14C)
  • May – low of 39F (4C); high of 65F (18C)
  • June – low of 46F (8C); high of 74F (23C)
  • July – low of 54F (12C); high of 80F (27C)
  • August – low of 54F (12C); high of 79F (26C)
  • September – low of 48F (9C); high of 73F (23C)
  • October – low of 39F (4C); high of 61F (16C)
  • November – low of 32F (0C); high of 50F (10C)
  • December – low of 26F (-3C); high of 43F (6C)

The Running Springs area has about 280 days of sunshine each year and averages around 33 inches of snow.

What does the calendar look like for local events & festivals in Running Springs, CA?
Local Events & Festivals

The Running Springs Farmer’s Market and Artisan Faire is held each Saturday from May through September, offering fresh local produce, bread, jams, jellies, candy, nuts, and more. On the last Saturday of the month and each Saturday in September, when you spend $25 at the market, you get a free Snow Valley Mountain Resort lift ticket. The market is located at 2645 Whispering Pines Drive.

With over 25 local artists and vendors, the Running Springs Mountain Arts Festival, held in July each year, has many activities for the entire family. There is live music both days as well as karaoke for all ages on Saturday. Admission is free and there is a wide selection of food, drinks, and activities.

Beyond Wonderland, an electronic dance festival organized by Insomniac Events is held at the NOS Center in San Bernardino, just half an hour from Running Springs. The festival lasts two days and features multiple stages with live electronic dance music performances. There are a light maze, artistic displays, and characters dressed in costumes related to Alice in Wonderland. It is usually held in August and guests must be 18 or older.

The Hard Summer Music Festival provides two days of live music, carnival rides, a wading pool, and more. Performers have included Rezz, Maya Jane Coles, Snot, A-Trax, 2Chainz, Skream, and more. The event is held at the NOS Center at 689 south East Street in San Bernardino.

TE Good Vibes Festival, held in May at The Market @ Towns End, a live music festival featuring artists such as Chucky Chuck, Crazytown, and Afroman. There are food, drink, and craft vendors as well as education on various strains of cannabis in an effort to promote its medicinal use. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the music.

Beaumont Cherry Festival, a 45-minute drive from Running Springs, is the largest community event in the county. It is held over four days and includes games, booths, live music, and rides as well as some of the best food and drink available. The festival is held in Stewart Park located at 9th and Orange in Beaumont. The festival is normally held the first weekend in June.

Redlands Festival of the Arts is dedicated to the preservation of fine arts in the community. The festival raises money for grants offered to students and emerging artists. There is a food, beer, and wine garden as well as multiple artist tents where visitors can purchase unique, original artwork. The festival is normally held the last weekend in May.

Pine Cone Festival, just a 12-minute drive from Running Springs in Lake Arrowhead, is held in October and offers hundreds of visitors the opportunity to learn more about the national forest. There is local entertainment, a craft contest, and the “World’s Largest Pine Cone” contest. You can participate in the pine cone Olympics, enjoy free games and fun fair food, purchase from local artisans and get fire prevention information directly from Smokey the Bear.

The Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival offers a unique opportunity to purchase handmade items. There are also displays of needle art and craft supplies. Admission is free and the festival is held at 689 South E Street in Inland Empire, about half an hour away. You can also purchase sewing-related items like embroidery machines and patterns, lights, magnifiers, stencils, applique patterns, and more.

Nocturnal Wonderland is an art, camping, and music festival held at the NOS Center in September each year. The festival includes live music on several different stages as well as unique artwork displays. There are three-dimensional superstructures, many glowing in the dark, and all types of LED artwork on display. There are also performers dressed as nymphs, cats, and other “dancing dwellers of darkness.”

Where are the hidden gems or unique spots to visit in Running Springs, CA?
Hidden Gems

Locals call Green Valley Lake “the hidden gem of the San Bernardino Mountains.” It is secluded, about four miles from the highway, and surrounded by a national forest. The lake is stocked with fish and there is a small beach for swimming in the summer months. 

Keller Peak Fire Lookout is open to the public from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily, providing excellent views of the San Bernardino Mountains as well as Lake Arrowhead, Lake Gregory, and Lake Silverwood. If it is very clear, you may even be able to see the Pacific Ocean and Santa Catalina Island.

How to plan 1 or 2 or 3-day trip itineraries in Running Springs, CA?
Trip Planning

Start your day with breakfast at the Old Country Coffee Shop before heading out to check out the trails. Be sure to grab snacks or pick up lunch to go at Rocky’s or Blondie’s to enjoy on the trails. After lunch, take a ride on the Rim of the World Highway to get photos of some of the most beautiful overlooks in the world. End the day with dinner and drinks at Jettie’s.

The next day, grab breakfast at LuluBelle’s Coffee House and Bakery before heading to the Mountain History Museum. Head to the National Children’s Forest and then to Wildhaven Ranch. Enjoy lunch at Grapevine before checking out the mountain bike trails at Skypark at Santa’s Village. End your day with dinner at Diane’s Saddleback Inn followed by drinks at Dogwood Tavern.

Where to visit in order to explore art and culture in Running Springs, CA?
Art & Culture Places

Mountain History Museum, located in a restored firehouse in Lake Arrowhead, collects and preserves artifacts that bring history to life. The museum features many exhibits that provide information on how the area has changed over the years. Find them at 27176 Peninsula Drive in Lake Arrowhead.

Mountains Art Network is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote local artists. The group encourages and facilitates artistic opportunities, selling local artwork at their gallery located in Lake Arrowhead Village. They also offer free art classes for special needs adults as well as low-cost classes for others. The gallery is located at 28200 State Highway 189 in Lake Arrowhead.

What are the activities in Running Springs, CA that are family friendly?
Family Friendly Activities

In the winter, Snow Valley Mountain Resort offers excellent ski and snowboarding options. It is also the only location in California with a chairlift-serviced sledding area. In the summer, Snow Valley offers lift-serviced mountain biking and some of the most stunning views in the area. The resort is at 35100 State Highway 18 in Running Springs.

Rim Nordic Ski Area is the only cross-country skiing in the area. They also have groomed trails with tracks set for classic skiing along with skating lanes. In the summer, they open mountain bike riding on weekends. Rim Nordic is located on Highway 18, just five miles east of Running Spring.

The National Children’s Forest offers some of the most beautiful backcountries in the area, providing you with views of chaparral, yellow pines, and riparian zones. It was created after the 1970 Bear Fire when the forest was replanted with trees bearing names of children. In 1993, the first trail was opened, created by a group of children from around the county. There is also a visitor information center with environment education programs.

Wildhaven Ranch, operated by the San Bernardino Mountains Wildlife Society, is an animal sanctuary that began with the vision of Diane Dragotto Williams, a long-time resident of the Lake Arrowhead community. Concerned about the vanishing habitat that was leading to the decline of wildlife in the area. In the early 1990s, she and other concerned citizens began caring for injured wildlife in their homes, eventually releasing most of them back into the wild. However, there was nowhere to keep the animals who could no longer survive in the wild. In 2000, the organization purchased 35 acres from the Forest Service and created Wildhaven Ranch. At the ranch, your family can enjoy the Bear Watch, Paws N Claws, Wings N Things, and other programs where you will learn about ecology and preservation. They are located on the corner of Hook Creek Road and Pineridge Drive in Cedar Glen, about 20 minutes from Running Spring.

Skypark at Santa’s Village is a mountain biking park with a trail network that winds through the pine forests. There are trails that range from beginner to advanced as well as two skill areas, a large and small pump track along with berms and jumps. The park also offers archery, rock climbing, a zipline, roller skating, and more. They are located at 28950 California 18 in Skyforest, just five minutes from Running Spring.

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