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Knickerbocker Mansion & Bistro

869 Knickerbocker Road PO Box 1907, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 USA (Show map)
4.2
387 Reviews
$125 - $240
per night

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About

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.

Rooms & Rates

Mansion Suite

Sit on top of the world in this 700 SF top-of-the-Mansion suite. Featuring a kingsize pine four poster bed with two TV sets, sitting area and a separate exterior outside entrance with a large private deck perched on top of the world! Views in all four directions from these large windowed dormers. Complete coffee service, small refrigerator, private dining area and CD stereo system. Cable TV's with DVD player. Vermont Casting wood burning stove. Troubles melt away in the spa tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Cedar II

A 2nd floor main house room on verandah side of house with an elegant cherry wood four poster queen bed, marble bath and "through the trees" view of the lake. A sitting area with antique settee and writing desk, this room is surrounded with the original cedar paneling. A stove with faux fire completes the wonderful ambiance of this standard guest room. Occupancy max is two people, including children of any age.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Cedar I

Settle into this charming room located on the 2nd floor of the main house, with a cherry wood sleigh queen bed and views of the Mansion's front lawn and National Forest. A writing desk and a comfortable wing chair make a perfect place to read, write notes and just relax the afternoon away. Surrounded by historic raw cedar wood paneling from 1920 that has never had a finish and still smells of cedar. A small stove with faux fire that completes the warm cozy atmosphere. Accommodates 2-people only.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Cedar III

Located directly over the mansion kitchen, you will wake to the smells of a gourmet breakfast being prepared. This 2nd floor main house room has a stove with faux fire, pine furniture with a queen sleigh bed and large bath with tub and shower. Like all the Knickerbocker rooms, premium 100% cotton linens and towels are used. You are surrounded by historic cedar paneling from 1920. Occupancy by two people, including children of any age.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Cedar IV

Cedar IV is the largest of the main house rooms with a marble tile bath and located on the verandah side of the house. It also has a "through the trees" view of the lake. Complete with sitting area, stove with faux fire and writing desk, it the perfect place to hide away from the world. The walnut queen sleigh bed with its down feather bed and comforter invites you to a restful night. Occupancy by two people, including children of any age.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Carriage House Suite

Located on the first floor of the Carriage House, this suite has a king size bed in a "sleeping nook", expansive great room, gas log river rock fireplace, dining/game table, TV/VCR/DVD, CD audio system and coffee bar. A marble tile bath room has oversize spa/tub and separate shower. A large private wrap-around deck has forest and lake views. Settle into the leather sofa next to a cozy fire and enjoy a movie on the Sony 32-inch TV. This room can accommodate a 3rd person with the addition of a "Roll-a-way".

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Forest View III

A fully handicap accessible bedroom with private bath and queen size bed. Accented with rustic log furniture and a stove with faux fire. It can be used as a second bedroom and bathroom for the Carriage House suite. Occupancy by two people, including children of any age. Like all the Knickerbocker rooms, it has TV, VCR, private telephone complete with voice mail and free WiFI.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Forest View I

Carriage House, Forest View I & II, Lakeview I & II - This secluded house has four cozy, romantic rooms on the second floor. Each has its own outside entrance, private bath with tub and shower, a gas log fireplace, telephone, TV/VCR, queen size bed, and charming "log furniture" decor. Occupancy by two people, including children of any age in each of these rooms. Down comforters, fluffy soft hypoallergenic mattress toppers, and quality linens accent each room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Forest View II

Carriage House, Forest View I & II, Lakeview I & II - This secluded house has four cozy, romantic rooms on the second floor. Each has its own outside entrance, private bath with tub and shower, a gas log fireplace, telephone, TV/VCR, queen size bed, and charming "log furniture" decor. Occupancy by two people, including children of any age in each of these rooms. Down comforters, fluffy soft hypoallergenic mattress toppers, and quality linens accent each room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Forest View IV

Tucked away on the lower level of the owners private home is a recently opened cosy room with queen bed, private full bath with tub & shower and seperate exterior entrance. Trimmed with rustic log furniture & wood paneling. Flat screen TV/DVD, audio system & telephone with voicemail. Occupancy by two people, including children of any age.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Lakeview I

Carriage House, Forest View I & II, Lakeview I & II - This secluded house has four cozy, romantic rooms on the second floor. Each has its own outside entrance, private bath with tub and shower, a gas log fireplace, telephone, TV/VCR, queen size bed, and charming "log furniture" decor. Occupancy by two people, including children of any age in each of these rooms. Down comforters, fluffy soft hypoallergenic mattress toppers, and quality linens accent each room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Lakeview II

Carriage House, Forest View I & II, Lakeview I & II - This secluded house has four cozy, romantic rooms on the second floor. Each has its own outside entrance, private bath with tub and shower, a gas log fireplace, telephone, TV/VCR, queen size bed, and charming "log furniture" decor. Occupancy by two people, including children of any age in each of these rooms. Down comforters, fluffy soft hypoallergenic mattress toppers, and quality linens accent each room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Reviews

Overall
4.2

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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Dining4.4

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Anniversary Celebration

5 on August 20, 2014

We had an outstanding experience at the Knickerbocker Mansion & Bistro.


Two Thumbs UP to the New Owners

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...


Awesome B&B Getaway!!

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.


Very lovely stay!

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!


Another good stay.

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.


Great stay

5 on August 08, 2014

Great place tucked in the mountains and a great little town!


A stay at a piece of Big Bear History

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.


Tour de big bear weekend

5 on August 07, 2014

Great place very tranquil. Has a great porch to relax on. Breakfast was excellent. The location is walking distance to the village, but it still seems like your in the forest. Will definitely go back again next year with the wife.


Our 'Home' in the Mountains

5 on August 04, 2014

We have stayed at the Knickerbocker Mansion and Bistro twice and both times were delightful. Ed and Vicki Harris, the new owners/hosts continue to bring a welcoming warmth, creativity and attention to detail to every aspect of the Knickerbocker. We have stayed in both the mansion/main building and in the Evergreen room of the Carriage house. Though different residential settings, both were just delightful. We'll be back and back again!


Celebrating our 28th anniversary- great time!

4.6 on July 30, 2014

The host and hostess were wonderful. We enjoyed everyday of our stay at the Knickerbocker. Thank you very much.


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Location

Location Type

Mountains

Airport

Ontario, CA (ONT-Ontario Intl.) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Take the 10 West exiting on the 30/330 to Running Springs and Big Bear lake.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Lake, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Ski area, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Gourmet Restaurant Friday/ & Saturdays

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

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

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3PM-9 PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights weekends, 3 nights some holidays
  • Cancellations: Room rates may vary on season and day of week. All rooms have full private bath with tubs and showers. All rooms have TV/VCR and private telephone with voicemail. All rates are per night and based on one or two-person occupancy. Due to fire regulations, we have no rooms that can accommodate more two persons, including children of any age. Rates include a gourmet breakfast each morning and refreshments in the afternoon. Specialty coffees, teas and a selection of cold beverages, and home-made treats are available throughout the day. Rates do not include local taxes, fees and energy surcharge. Minimum Stay: Two (2) nights on weekends, three (3) nights on most major Holiday Weekends. One (1) night stay allowed mid-week Sunday through Thursday (Holiday periods excluded). Deposits: To confirm your reservation, an amount equal to one night's room rate, or 50% of the entire stay's rate is due at time of confirmation. If using personal check, deposit is due within 7 days of confirmation. We accept all major credit cards. Cancellations/Refunds: Should your plans change, be sure to call us within the following guidelines to ensure a refund of your deposit: 7 days prior to arrival date - full refund of deposit. 14 days prior to arrival date - (for standard Holiday time periods) Full refund of deposit. A 30-day cancelation applies to holidays starting mid November through January 1st.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Vickie Harris

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Details

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869 Knickerbocker Road , PO Box 1907, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 USA (Show map)

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