The Inn At Fawnskin

880 Canyon Road , Fawnskin, CA 92333 USA (Show map)
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On the quiet North Shore of Big Bear Lake, this full log Bed & Breakfast Inn offers beautifully appointed rooms and gracious hospitality. Enjoy beautiful lake views from your room on 8/10 of an acre with over 100 pine trees. The warmth of the Inn is immediately noticeable upon your arrival, and continues as Nancy and Bill make sure you have a relaxing stay. Gourmet breakfast is served each morning in the beautiful dining room. Select a movie from our DVD library to take to your room. Fresh flowers, spa robes, quilts and down comforters are just some of the amenities you will enjoy.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Oasis in Big Bear

4.2 on September 25, 2017

Delightful Bed & Breakfast in the village of Fawnskin, about a 5 minute drive from Big Bear Village. Immaculate rooms, charming home, gracious, fun hosts. Fabulous breakfast served at the very reasonable hour of 9 a.m. We were the lucky beneficiaries of an impromptu concert given by owner Nancy and some of her VERY talented friends. Recommend without reservation.

A Wonderful B&B

5 on September 20, 2017

We have stayed at many B&B’s in the U.S. over the years, and this is one of the best. The house is lovely, and is in a quiet neighborhood on the north side of the lake - only 10 minutes from the main town. Even though there is a road between the Inn and the lake, it is not busy, especially during the night. Noise was never an issue. There is a lot of attention to the details that make a stay comfortable. We hadn't been to Big Bear for many years, and never in the fall, so decided to go for a quick getaway. We stayed 2 nights in the Lakeview Suite. It’s a very large, comfortable room, and has a small balcony with a lake view. We saw the Gardenview Suite, which is another excellent room. Nancy and Bill, our hosts, were a delight, and provided us with great restaurant recommendations (Sweet Basil and Peppercorn!). Nancy loves to cook, and it showed in the delicious breakfasts. We recommend buying her cookbook! You can’t go wrong staying here. The house, rooms, and garden are beautiful and welcoming. Nancy and Bill are great hosts. We will definitely be back!

Fawnskin Experience

4.4 on September 03, 2017

From the time that I booked our stay thru the last morning, our stay at the Inn at Fawnskin was fabulous! Bill and Nancy were wonderful hosts and their warm experience of running the Inn showed their true colors. What more could we ask for... Great rooms, great company, great food and fellowship. And, it all came from our new friends Bill and Nancy. I am not a veteran of B&Bs, or, for that matter, doing reviews for ANYTHING! But I just want to share that this was a great visit, and I am sure that all that go to the Inn at Fawnskin will feel the same way. ENJOY! Barbara and Wayne Pennings Mountain, WI

Great B&B

5 on August 17, 2017

Had a great weekend at the Inn. Beautiful accommodations. And the hosts, Nancy and Bill are the best. Always ready with helpful information. And the breakfast was great.

A Nourishing Stay

5 on July 20, 2017

The Inn at Fawnskin is a rare find, one hour from our home in the Inland Empire of the LA area. Cool breezes, a beautiful view of the lake and mountains beyond from our balcony, a working fireplace for cool evenings, hikes and swimming nearby, and a lovely couple who are the hosts with their warm hospitality and a gourmet breakfast. It is well worth the cost and we leave nourished and restored.

Lovely stay!!

5 on July 06, 2017

We really enjoyed our recent stay at the Inn for our wedding anniversary. Nancy, Bill and their sweet dog Beau are incredibly warm and hospitable hosts. The accommodations are comfortable and cozy. The best part is breakfast! It was nice to enjoy breakfast with the other guests and our hosts each morning at 9am. Nancy has the most interesting stories and is just a joy to talk with. Oh and she is quite the chef! Everything she made for breakfast was delicious and made from scratch. I even bought her cookbook after those lavender scones! I highly recommend staying here for a cozy, quiet, comfortable and tasty stay on the north side of the lake. You won't regret it!

Wonderful Visit

5 on May 11, 2017

Great accomodations, great breakfast, and special conversation with the owners, over breakfast.

cozy cabin

4.6 on March 16, 2017

Everything you'd expect of a bed & breakfast in a cozy cabin. Hosts were delightful and food was delicious.

Wonderful experience..

5 on March 15, 2017

We found this perfect spot to spend a long weekend together. Our first time in Fawnskin, our perfect 3 night stay in this beautiful Inn was made even more pleasant and enjoyable by Bill & Nancy's warm hospitality! Surrounded by the peaceful and beautiful serenity of the mountain forest, one cannot help but feel so very much at home here. We look so forward to returning again and again..

This is what a B&B is meant to be

5 on February 22, 2017

My husband and I recently enjoyed a 2 night stay at The Inn at Fawnskin. We were warmly welcomed as guests when we arrived and left feeling that we had made new friends. Nancy is an outstanding cook and Nancy and Bill are gracious hosts who actually sit at the breakfast table to converse with their guests. Coming from the warmth of the desert to the cool freshness of mountain air and beauty makes this a perfect spot.

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Rooms & Rates

The Garden Suite

The Garden Suite offers elegance and comfort. With its comfortable king size bed, and cozy sitting area with gas log fireplace, the room opens onto a private deck overlooking the lake and gardens. The private large bath has a two person jetted tub for a relaxing soak after your days activities, as well as a separate tiled shower. The room also has a television with DVD player, a small refrigerator, and for the musician... even a piano!

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

Nightly Rate: $290 - $290

The Lakeview Suite

Relax in your king size four-poster bed and gaze outside the bedroom window at views of Big Bear Lake. Enjoy reading a book or watching TV or a movie in the comfortable sitting area, or snuggled up in front of the romantic stone wood burning fireplace. The private bath is complete with double sinks and a small tub with a shower. From the private balcony enjoy your morning coffee, or evening glass of wine and listen to the sounds of songbirds filling the air.

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

Nightly Rate: $290 - $290

North Shore Suite

The North Shore Suite feels like your own little apartment! It has a private hallway, large bathroom with a standard size jetted tub and shower, bedroom with queen size bed and a lake view, luxurious spa robes, separate sitting room with small gas log fireplace, tv/dvd player, and queen size sofa bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $250 - $250

Woodland Room

Gaze out at the treetops from your cozy queen size bed with down comforter in this standard size bedroom. It also has a remodeled private bathroom with bathub and shower, flat screen tv/dvd player, and luxurious spa robes.

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

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Location Type

Lakeview, Mountains, Rural, Small town


Ontario, CA (ONT-Ontario Intl.) 50 miles

Directions to property:

From the 10 Frwy, take the 210 to the 330 exit. Travel about 3.5 miles to the 330 Mountain Resorts exit. Take the 330 all the way to the top of the mountain. When you get to the dam, turn left at the signal and continue straight ahead 4 miles to the Inn. You will go through the small village of Fawnskin, and we are on the corner of Canyon and Hwy 38, also called North Shore Drive.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Discovery Center (Interpretive center), Holcomb Valley Historic Mining Area, Pacific Crest Trail, Big Bear Museum, Moonridge Animal Park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Fax Machine, Ironing Board, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00-6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children counted as a "person" in maximum persons per room
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on peak weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: You must provide a credit card to secure your reservation, but will not be charged until you arrive.
  • Cancellations: We have a 10 day cancellation policy, with a $20 cancellation fee. If you cancel within the 10 days you will be responsible for one night.
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Nancy and Bill

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Nancy speaks fluent French! Both Nancy and Bill are avid downhill snow skiers. Nancy is a professional singer, and performs both locally and in other locales.

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  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian


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