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 March 02, 2016
We were greeted by the owner. The room was cozy and clean and we had a fantastic weekend.
5 on February 13, 2016
We happened to be the only guests here the night we stayed (Super Bowl Sunday) and and were welcomed warmly and with coffee and scones, delicious! We have a family of four and stayed in two rooms at the end of a hall, which was perfect and we could close off the area so we had privacy (not like we needed it being the only guests!) The room and bathroom amenities are well appointed and classy. The showers are great with the right amount of pressure. The TVs had cable and the wi fi worked great. There's a Keurig in each room. The bathrooms also have a heat lamp so you are not cold when you get out of the shower. There are cute fireplace stove heaters in the room plus central heat. Breakfast and coffee in the morning-5 stars! And you can watch woodpeckers as well while you eat. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Big Bear but the Knick! Also the dinner and brunch on the weekends is FABULOUS! You really must make time for it. Great food and great wine list. The best in town!
5 on February 03, 2016
Had the best time at the Knickerbocker with my girlfriend. The staff there is awesome, everyone is nice and polite and fun. The food at the restaurant is amazing. We had breakfast and dinner there and couldn't have been more happy with how tasty everything was. Their coffee was great too! The rooms are cozy and everything was quite lovely. We had a great romantic getaway for the weekend here. Most definitely want to go back again.
4.4 on December 28, 2015
Overall it was a great experience and we would recommend it to everybody. For our dinner reservations, the food wasn't as good as we hoped it would be but the feel and the ambiance were amazing. My husband and I enjoyed the property and the fresh snow made for a very romantic weekend. We would definitely come back!
5 on December 07, 2015
My husband and I went to Big Bear for a couples retreat, and decided to book our accommodations at Knickerbocker Mansion sight unseen. We were SO HAPPY we did! We didn't arrive until almost 10pm, but even so the owner was still waiting for us to check in. He showed us to our suite - an absolutely AMAZING room with a fireplace and sitting area, and a HUGE bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. It was gorgeous! We LOVED the restaurant on-site too. The food was delicious! We enjoyed the included breakfast during our stay, and we had dinner there one night as well. It was simply outstanding! If I'm critiquing I would say that there were two things that weren't our favorite - both related to the bathroom. It has a step up, so you have to be really careful if you get up in the middle of the night - and pretty much any other time. Also there is only one sink/vanity in the bathroom, and in fact, only ONE MIRROR in the entire room. As a bit of advice I would ask that they please put a mirror in the room somewhere. It would also have been nice if there was a desk or vanity area in the room. And the bathroom floor is tile, so just know that it's REALLY cold! Other than that we just can't say enough about out stay. Owners Ed and Vicki Harris were so kind and accommodating - they really make you feel like you're at home. We loved the retreat but we actually spent the weekend wishing that we didn't have to go to it - we just wanted to stay in our amazing room! We had everything we needed; a bottle of wine, an in room coffee maker, a wrap-around porch, a fireplace and a jacuzzi tub...and great food...we couldn't have asked for anything more! Our only real regret was that we couldn't stay longer. But rest assured, we WILL be back!
4.0 on December 01, 2015
Was looking for a nice weekend getaway and found it! We felt like family here. The owners were gracious and friendly and the food is fabulous! A nice walk away from shops and restaurants. We will be back for sure!
5 on November 21, 2015
Mark and Tina Brashear
4.2 on November 13, 2015
If and when we are in the Big Bear area we will definitely stay at the Knickerbocker! Beautiful setting, comfortable rooms, near to shopping, the food was AMAZING and the innkeepers and staff were hands on and welcoming!! We felt like we were quests in an old friends home.
5 on October 29, 2015
The Knickerbocker is a wonderful destination for a group event. We had a great room, the dining was outstanding and the hosts went above and beyond!!
3.6 on October 10, 2015
The staff was very sweet and accommodating. We felt comfortable the moment we arrived. The grounds are peaceful and relaxing. We had a nice anniversary.
Ontario, CA (ONT-Ontario Intl.) 45 miles
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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, 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, Wired internet
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