Spacious Retreat on large property next to the National Forest


About the property

6 bedrooms 6 baths

Our 3,300 square foot residence was built to accommodate 25 people so that we could offer a comfortable place in nature for large groups to enjoy. 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 6,200 ft. It is the last private property on the road with three sides connected to the National Forest. You'll enjoy the broad mountain views and surrounding forest in this tranquil 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, such as the boating pond, the rock creek and sandy beach, archery & air rifle range, Volleyball court, the climbing wall, the outdoor chess board, the mini zip line with low suspension bridge, the toboggan run and the many paths around the property and into the forest.

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.


  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Suitable
  • Elderly suitable
  • Pets Considered





Type Beds King Double Queen Child/Bunk Cot Single Sofabed/futon Notes
Bedroom 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor (sleeps 4)
Bedroom 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor (sleeps 3)
Bedroom 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 double , 3 twin/ single , 3rd floor (sleeps 5)
Bedroom 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 twin/ single , 1st floor entertainment room (sleeps 2)
Bedroom 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 twin/ single , 3rd floor loft (2 trundle beds sleeps 4)


Type Bath Shower Cabinet Spa bath Tub Bidet Notes
Full Bathroom (en-suite) 1 1 1 0 0 0 toilet , shower , 2nd floor wheel chair accessible
Full Bathroom (en-suite) 1 1 1 0 0 0 toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
Full Bathroom (separate) 1 1 1 0 0 0 toilet , shower , 3rd floor
Full Bathroom (separate) 1 1 1 0 0 0 toilet , shower , 3rd floor
Full Bathroom (separate) 1 1 1 0 0 0 oilet , shower , 1st floor
Toilet/WC 0 0 1 0 0 0 oilet , 1st floor sink and toilet


Other room

Features / Facilities

  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area seating for 25 people
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 25 garden chairs

Property Themes

  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • ATM/bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Caving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Waterfront
  • Beachcombing
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Churches


Season Period Weekly Week night Weekend night Monthly Minimum Stay Changeover Day
Memorial Day 2018-05-25 - 2018-05-28 NA $702 NA NA 3 nights Any day
Labor Day 2018-08-31 - 2018-09-03 NA $702 NA NA 3 nights Any day
Thanksgiving 2018-11-22 - 2018-11-25 NA $702 NA NA 3 nights Any day
Christmas 2018-12-23 - 2018-12-26 NA $729 NA NA 3 nights Any day
My Standard Rate 2018-02-27 - 2018-12-31 NA $670 $702 NA 2 nights Any day

Other Terms and Conditions

Additional information about rental rates
cleaning $170
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $10
Tax Rate 8.0%
Three night holiday weekends for the following are $620 per night.
MLK Jr. Day, President's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving.
Three night holiday stays for Christmas and New years are $650 per night, if it is three nights. If 4 nights, $620 per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy
50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.


6 Reviews

Myriam P.

Our family had a wonderful time at Safe Haven Forest Retreat. There is so much to do there and so much space. Mr. Phelps was very helpful and attentive and easy to communicate with. We look forward to returning.


Wow! We had an amazing time at Safe Haven once again. This was our 4th visit and each time I go I appreciate the charming retreat even more. There is plenty of room for large groups and soooo many things to do, from ping pong table to volleyball or just hiking around the property. It is on the edge of the Cleveland National Forest so you have no neighbors in front of you, just open space of trees and wilderness. The layout of the house is ideally designed to make any size group fell cozy and spacious. Even the water is from the local well and the best tasting I have ever had. You cannot go wrong if you invest in Safe Haven!

Elise A.

The owner was very responsive and the House was perfect for our large group. He did warn us to bring our own towels beforehand so that was not an issue. Would def stay here again. Thank you!

Anabella A.

so far the best experience ever, we are definitely coming back to this place!!!

Samuel K.

We had a lovely experience here! This clean, accommodating treasure in the mountains completely met our expectations for our youth retreat and we certainly hope to return. The mix of a peaceful, relaxing haven but with plenty of options for things to do if you desire make it a real gem. Robert was very good to work with. Highly recommended!

Janet P.

This is our 4th year going up to Safe Haven Forest Retreat!! They provide all the necessities pan, cups, pillows,game room, and outdoor trails. We take 25 women and there is plenty of space and room to eat and have fun. Its affordable and within budget "thank God" for that. The ladies enjoy sitting out on the deck with coffee in the morning hearing the birds chirp from all of the bird houses hanging. The younger college girl play volleyball, ping pong, and hang out by the lake.. its tranquil and I love that its not far off from driving up the mountain because i'm that lady that hits her breaks all the way up and down.. thank you to the owners that think of everything see you next year!!

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Property Details

Property type: House
Sleeps : 25
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 6
Minimum Stay: 3 nights

Contact Owner

Robert Phelps