The Alpenhorn received the AAA FOUR-DIAMOND AWARD 12 years in a row. "Absolutely the best place in Big Bear!" Situated on two exquisitely landscaped acres between the Village and the Snow Summit Ski Area, just a few short blocks from the lake. The perfect place for a romantic getaway or garden wedding. The inn has eight rooms. All have private baths with tiled showers, 7 have eight-jet spa tubs for one or two, fireplaces, flatscreen televisions and DVD players, spa robes, phones, memory foam topped beds and 6 include private balconies. Breakfast consists of seasonal fruit, homemade granola and yogurt, oatmeal banana brulee, and an entrée such as quiche or orange croissant french toast. Beverages and freshly baked cookies are available throughout the day. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres are served with a red or white wines in the early evening, and later, an after-dinner bar is set-up offering a variety of chocolates, mixed nuts, dried fruit and our homemade cookies.
Alpenrose: Located on the ground floor, Alpenrose is the inn's largest room and includes a lovely marble gas-burning fireplace, four-poster king bed with a canopy and comfy memory foam topper, private balcony, couch and chairs in a private sitting area in the front bay window, flatscreen TV w/DVD, and a luxurious bath with an eight-jet spa tub and separate shower.
Located on the ground floor, Bellflower is the inn's second largest room. It is wheelchair accessible and includes a king bed that converts to twins, a lovely brick gas-burning fireplace, private deck overlooking the pond in the rear gardens, flatscreen TV w/DVD, and a huge bathroom with a giant eight-jet spa tub for two and a large walk-in double shower.
Edelweiss is a spacious ground floor room with a queen bed. It includes a lovely river-rock gas fireplace, private deck overlooking the stream in the rear gardens, flatscreen TV w/DVD, a private bathroom with a giant eight-jet spa tub for two and separate shower.
Rosebay is upstairs with a bay-window view of the front gardens. Decorated in blue and yellow it has a queen bed with memory foam topper, marble fireplace, private balcony with a tree growing through it, and a lovely grey marble bathroom with a giant eight-jet spa tub for 2 and a separate shower.
Snowbell is a smaller upstairs room, but what makes this room very special is the unique stacked stone gas fireplace. It has queen bed with a comfy memory foam topper, flatscreen TV w/DVD, and a private bathroom with a six-jet spa tub/shower combination accented in Italian tile.
Primrose is a tranquil room, upstairs and in the back. It has a queen bed with a comfy memory foam topper, flatscreen TV w/DVD, a beautiful river-rock gas fireplace, private deck overlooking the entire back gardens, and a giant spa tub for two and separate shower.
Amarella is a quiet room, upstairs and in the back. It has a queen bed with memory foam topper, flatscreen TV w/DVD, beautiful brick gas fireplace, private deck with a majestic view of the entire back gardens, and a giant spa tub for two and separate shower.
Columbine is a quiet room, downstairs, in the back. It has a queen hypoallergenic feather bed, beautiful river rock fireplace, and with windows across the back and down the side, a majestic view of the entire back gardens.
4.8 on January 28, 2013
I stayed here with my two children, and we had such a wonderful time. We arrived late into this cozy little getaway, with all it's cabin "Alpine" charm. We nibbled on chocolates as we drifted off into a lovely sleep. The beds were super comfy. Everything was clean, and Linda and her staff were delightful. Breakfast was yummy. She really went the extra step to make us feel comfortable; given that I was travelling with two children, I felt very welcomed and supported. We made friends with one of the other families there, and Linda even brought out supplies to make gingerbread houses. Such a nice pre- holiday treat for the kids. THANK YOU!
5 on October 29, 2012
I recently had my wedding and reception at the Alpenhorn. The Alpenhorn provides amazingly picturesque grounds for both your ceremony and receptions. All my guests raved about how beautiful it was! You have you ceremony in the private “back garden” and your reception in the beautiful front garden by a man made stream. The lighting was beautiful. Every little detail was taken care of. The inn owner, Linda, was gracious, accommodating, and extremely helpful. The inn itself if beautiful and was great for getting ready. We stayed the night before and Linda’s breakfast was delicious! The quiche she makes is to die for! I would highly recommended the Alpenhorn as a ceremony and reception venue!
5 on April 18, 2012
This is a lovely home! They were so great and even put up with my kids! We enjoyed the experience very much.
5 on March 27, 2012
we truly had a very wonderful time!! we really want to thank you for making or stay such a great one. We cant wait to come back and hope to see you again soon!
4.8 on February 23, 2012
We had an amazing B&B experience and cant wait to come back. Linda was so nice and accommodating. The place was gorgeous and comfortable. Thanks again so much!
5 on February 16, 2012
My wife and I had a wonderful and relaxing time. This place had a warm and cozy feeling. We will definitely come back to see you in the spring. Thank you very much Linda.
4.0 on January 30, 2012
We had a wonderful stay over the recent weekend. We were very pleased with the room and the breakfast was great. We enjoyed the peaceful setting and cant wait to come back!!!
5 on January 16, 2012
we love coming here to re-kindle the old flame and keep our romance new. We are so grateful that there is a place like this for us to enjoy together. It rejuvenates our souls and blesses our lives.
5 on October 12, 2010
My husband and I wanted a quiet weekend getaway near to home. Alpenhorn is located in a beautiful area with excellent service. It was nice to chat with their other guests during breakfast and evening snack time.
5 on December 18, 2009
Our visit with Alpenhorn B&B was outstanding & amazing, we were treated with wonderful hospitality. We will recommend Alpenhorn B&B to all of our friends and new friends we meet in the future. Alpenhorn is the best B&B we have stayed thus far.
Southern California, Shopping, Lake, Hiking, Biking, Skiing, Lakeside, Mountains, Small town, Suburban
Ontario, CA (ONT-Ontario Intl.) 45 miles
Take Interstate 10 east through San Bernardino. Take State Highway 30 and exit on State Highway 330, which becomes State Highway 18 in Running Springs. Continue on 18 until you reach the lake. Turn right across the dam. In the Village, turn left on Pine Knot, then turn right on Big Bear Blvd. Go to the fourth street, and turn right on Knight Ave. The Alpenhorn is one long block up on the left at 601 Knight Ave.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Horseback riding, Golf, Ziplinning, Boating, Rock climbing, Off road adventures, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, Internet Service, Library, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Private balconies, memory foam topper on beds, Aveda bath products, Alcoholic beverages included in room rate
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Zipline, segway, segway, segway, segway, segway, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports
I enjoy Big Bear's outdoor activities: hiking, boating, skiing and shopping. I also enjoy gardening with the inns variety of flowers, herbs and fruit trees. Most of all it is my sincere pleasure to host guests from all over the world!
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , gluten free
Ham and Cheese Soufflé
Half of a croissant with diced turkey ham, cheddar cheese and egg. Usually served with fresh fruit, yogurt, homemade granola, oatmeal banana brûlée and a muffin or bread pudding.