The historic Big Bear landmark Knickerbocker Mansion was originally built by the 1st dam keeper of the Big Bear Lake Dam in 1920. This magnificently restored unique private log home and carriage house has 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 the award winning Bistro is open Thursday thru Sunday 9-2, by reservation. Guests in the Inn receive a special discount when dining at The Bistro. The moment you arrive you will realize the Knickerbocker is a very special place.
4.4 on August 20, 2017
The rooms were spacious and scenic. Beds on the firm side of the spectrum. The food was nice and the views from the decks were my favorite part.
4.6 on July 26, 2017
Wonderful place to stay and relax! The owners were a real treat and fun to talk with. I have recommended the Carriage House to a friend that saw the photos I posted on Facebook. The food was excellent. We will go back again!
4.8 on May 18, 2017
We absolutely loved our stay at the Knickerbocker. The owners were incredibly welcoming and helpful. The only thing that could be improved was that the mattress seemed old (like an old spring mattress) in the Cyprus room. We would love to stay there again anytime we are in Big Bear.
4.6 on March 30, 2017
Lovely property and nice hosts to make a memorable stay.
5 on February 10, 2017
I'm not a big bed and breakfast guy but I really love this place. Everything is maintained to very high standards, feels like a luxury management brand. A real standout for what is available in the Big Bear area. Definitely will go back.
3.0 on January 10, 2017
Stayed over Christmas period - ideal accommodation to enjoy festivities. had stayed there before so new what to expect - everything was as expected. Lovely buffet breakfast - owners were very hands on in order to allow staff to enjoy holiday break.
5 on November 30, 2016
From the minute we got there it was very nice, well kept and the host was very helpfull and friendly. It was just what we were looking for. Perfect setting for us.
3.6 on July 18, 2016
Absolutely loved the Knickerbocker mansion, great space and property and the owners are very sweet, room was clean and breakfast was good! Great location, walking distance into town and had a lot of cute seating areas.
4.0 on July 11, 2016
Great Southern hospitality...
5 on June 15, 2016
We had a great stay at the Knickabocker. Ed and Vicki were great hosts, they were both a little anxious that weekend because they were going to be grandparents that Monday if I remember correctly. All the other staff was very personable too, I like the Creole touches in music and food, nice of them to bring their roots to the mountains. Will definitely look to stay here again when I head to BB : )
Mountains, Small town
Ontario, CA (ONT-Ontario Intl.) 45 miles
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Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Lake, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Tours, Zoo
Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Parking, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access , Gourmet Restaurant Friday/ & Saturdays
Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Electric vehicle charging, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails