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Knickerbocker Mansion Country Inn

869 Knickerbocker Road PO Box 1907, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 USA (Show map)
4.2
377 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 room3.8
  • Services4.3
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Dining4.4

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377 Reviews

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Review 101

4.0 on July 17, 2014

Nice and clean.


Jazz Fest 2014

4.8 on July 06, 2014

We had a really wonderful stay at the Knickerbocker! The staff, the rooms and the food were just what we needed to feel relaxed and comfortable. I would definitely recommend the Knickerbocker Mansion for a great little getaway!


Perfect little getaway

4.4 on July 02, 2014

My wife and I stayed here recently for our 1yr Anniversary, and we're very pleased. We wanted a relaxing getaway from LA, and stumbled upon the Knickerbocker by chance; we will definitely be back. The new owners were so friendly, always asking if there's anything else we needed. Furthermore, the breakfast in the morning was amazing. The only downside was that it was hot and no air conditioning, but it's an old house, so I don't think you can reasonable expect to get air conditioning; and, to be fair, they have ceiling fans and you can open the windows. We loved this place, and would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing weekend and a place within walking distance to the village.


Great Food

3.6 on June 26, 2014

Bistro food was excellent


Knickerbocker Mansion

5 on June 24, 2014

We had a fabulous stay at the Knickerbocker Mansion. The new owners are wonderful and very welcoming. The food was delicious. The rooms were clean and the beds were very comfy. The mansion is walking distance from the village. We will definitely stay at the mansion again. Thank you for a fabulous getaway!


Coming back real soon.

5 on June 23, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at the Mansion for our Anniversary. We were SO elated to find new owners that were absolutely wonderful in every way. They went out of there way to accommodate me after a recent mouth surgery and were some of the friendliest people I've come across in a long time. True Southern hospitality, combined with a beautiful property and an absolutely amazing chef. Oh yeah, can't wait to return.


Great location and great hospitality

5 on April 24, 2014

Very comfortable and friendly


Beautiful location!

5 on April 09, 2014

The room was cozy and we loved the views.


Midweek visit to Big Bear

4.6 on April 05, 2014

Very friendly place to stay. Beds and rooms very clean, food excellent. Nice walk to stores. Will visit again


Overall great place to stay!

4.6 on April 05, 2014

My wife and I went for our Ten year anniversary. Everything was neat, clean, and comfortable! Stan was a great host with some great stories!


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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)

Stanley R. Miller

Languages spoken

English, German

Resident Pets

2 Dogs

About the innkeepers

Gourmet Food and dining, Mountain Biking, Computers, Professional Audio

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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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