The historic Big Bear landmark Knickerbocker Mansion Country Inn was originally built by the 1st damkeeper of the Big Bear Lake Dam in 1920. This magnificently restored unique log private home and carriage house is now a well known B & B with rustic elegance, a quite atmosphere and personal attention from the innkeepers. Two historic buildings with guest rooms sitting on 2.5 private heavily treed acres backing to the national forest, yet walking distance to the Village of Big Bear Lake. Complete conference facility and full restaurant(open on weekends). The moment you arrive you will realize the Knickerbocker is a very special place.
5 on September 03, 2014
a true mountain B & B..
5 on August 28, 2014
A great hotel in a great location. We commented to the owner that it's like a small version of The Awahnee that we stayed in whilst in Yosemite. We stayed in The Carriage House Suite.. Great shower, great turbo bath and lovely balcony. We'll be going back !!!
4.4 on August 23, 2014
Stayed Sunday and Monday night very quiet inn keepers are great, food and location wonderful. Rooms in the carriage house were small, but cute. Would stay again.
5 on August 20, 2014
We had an outstanding experience at the Knickerbocker Mansion & Bistro.
5 on August 13, 2014
This is our second time staying in the Knickerbocker and we will be back. The Small Community of Big Bear (actually they call it "City") is a wonderful place to visit. There is plenty to do including outdoor sports, shopping, dining, and Knickerbockering. Yes, Knickerbockering did come up as a misspelled word but stay there once and you also will want to Knickerbocker again. We most certainly will Knickerbocker again. We stayed at the Knickerbocker mansion on a Tuesday and Wednesday night mini-vacation so we left on Thursday morning. Quite frankly we were the only guests at the Knick during our stay. That really did not matter. Our hosts (aka the new owners) Ed and Vickie Harris treated us like royalty. We had two breakfasts during our stay and the food was equally outstanding. To Ed and Vickie Harris -- thank you, thank you, thank you for a great time! We will be back...
4.8 on August 11, 2014
The Knickerbocker Mansion is the perfect destination for a quiet, cozy little getaway for two. My fiancé and I stayed in the "Mansion Suite" and we absolutely loved the room. Also, don't miss dining at the Bistro that is on site....the food is wonderful.
4.6 on August 11, 2014
Nestled in the mountainside, walkng distance to the town. The innkeepers were very friendly and hospitable. Breakfasts were excellent.and dinner too. Would love to stay again!
4.0 on August 08, 2014
This is our second stay-our first with the new owners. The Mansion is a great place to get away for a couple of days. Walking distance to downtown. Great breakfast each morning. We would recommend it to anyone wanting to get away for a couple of days.
5 on August 08, 2014
Great place tucked in the mountains and a great little town!
4.2 on August 07, 2014
New owners are enthusiastic and gracious hosts. The Mansion was built in the 1920's in log cabin style. The mansion is warm and inviting with a large open living room. There are very nice upstairs rooms and an adjacent Carriage House with rooms. The lower cost rooms are very small with only a bed, no table or chair. Cozy never the less if your going to enjoy the outdoors most of the time anyway. The big delight for us are the wonderful meals prepared by the on-site chef. The new owners are from New Orleans and have changed the menu to reflect that. A favorite annual stay for us.
Ontario, CA (ONT-Ontario Intl.) 45 miles
Take the 10 West exiting on the 30/330 to Running Springs and Big Bear lake.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Lake, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Ski area, Zoo
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn
Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Gourmet Restaurant Friday/ & Saturdays
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian