The Inn At Fawnskin

880 Canyon Road , Fawnskin, CA 92333 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


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

A Lovely B&B

5 on September 28, 2018

The Inn At Fawnskin is an absolutely warm and charming B&B, and a truly lovely place to stay and relax. Nancy, Bill and Beau (the dog!) were simply wonderful hosts, and they made our weekend stay one to remember. The Inn is full of character and has the comfort of home in the mountains. Our Garden Suite was spacious, beautifully decorated and quite romantic! Breakfast was delicious, and the presentation was elegant, relaxed and intimate. Our stay at Fawnskin B&B left us with fond memories and is first on our list of B&B's in Big Bear.K&D

Wedding Anniversary treat in Big Bear

4.4 on August 25, 2018

Enjoyed a wonderful quick, but relaxing anniversary celebration in Big Bear. The Inn at Fawnskin is located in a beautiful spot for a relaxing stay. The room was great, with a nice view of the lake.All of the hosts were super friendly and helpful. We will be back!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We appreciate your taking the time out of your busy life to write a review. We are especially happy you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to seeing you again!

- Nancy (innkeeper)

Wonderful stay with great hosts

5 on August 18, 2018

Beautiful log home in a very convenient location, Nancy and Bill were great hosts, made dinner reservations for us and even arranged a massage in the teepee. Be sure to say Hi to Beau

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your review! We know how much it assists prospective guests to read about your experience, so thank you for taking the time to share your feelings about your stay. We look forward to seeing you again one day!

- Nancy (innkeeper)

Peace and Relaxation at Fawnskin

4.8 on August 16, 2018

We just returned from a mid-week stay at the Inn at Fawnskin. Our hosts, Nancy and Bill and Beau (the Golden Doodle) were warm, welcoming and sooooooo charming! Bill had me laughing. Nancy is a gourmet cook and professional singer who speaks French with a perfect accent! The grounds are beautiful with big conifers and lovely flower gardens and hanging flower baskets. We had the Garden Suite on the ground floor, which was quite large and accommodating. It was like our own mountain home. This a very peaceful retreat from the hectic demands of life where you can even get a massage in a real Sioux teepee!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your glowing review, and for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers. We really appreciate it, and are so happy you enjoyed our little piece of paradise on the quiet north shore! Look forward to seeing you again soon!

- Nancy (innkeeper)

A break from the Desert Heat

5 on August 16, 2018

We live only about 100 miles away in the Coachella Valley. August is our hottest month. We decided to go somewhere cooler and relax for a week. The Fawnskin Inn was perfect. Quiet (only four rooms) and very relaxing. The heart of Big Bear is just a few miles around the lake if shopping and evening dining is desired. We chose the Garden Suite as it is on the ground floor and my wife has trouble with stairs. The breakfasts are simply the best we have ever had. The company of Bill, Nancy, and Mindy was like visiting family. We opted for minimal activities such as water sports or hiking and left totally refreshed. The best B&B we have experienced.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We really appreciate it, and are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We truly hope to see you again soon!

- Nancy (innkeeper)

100% satisfied!

5 on August 12, 2018

We stayed here for our 36th anniversary. First time ever staying at a B&B and had an amazing time. The staff went beyond expectations and the cleanliness inside and out met our picky expectations as well. Our first experience at this B&B makes us want to go back many more times. Looking forward to going in the winter and trying that experience as well. We highly recommend The Inn at Fawnskin if you are wanting and enjoyable and relaxing time in Fawnskin. Thanks Bill and Nancy for such an amazing experience. 5 stars no doubt! ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿

Innkeeper Response
Oh my goodness what a wonderful review! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We so appreciate it, and loved meeting you both. It's people like you that make what we do worthwhile! Many, many thanks!

- Nancy (innkeeper)

Weekend Getaway

5 on August 09, 2018

We had a great time in Big Bear. We were there for a bike race so only were able to have breakfast 1 morning...too bad because it was amazing! Nancy and Bill went out of their way to plug our electric car to an outdoor plug when the battery drained too fast unexpectedly. It was enough to get us home safely! We highly recommend the Inn at Fawnskin and thank them for their hospitality!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind review! We so enjoyed meeting you both, and were happy we could help with your Tesla! We look forward to seeing you again one day!

- Nancy (innkeeper)


5 on July 13, 2018

We were both VERY stressed prior to our arrival! Bill and Nancy and crew were extremely kind, helpful and fun. The location is amazing and the opportunities to have a restful time is here! We felt like new people and ready to tackle the world again! We will be back and for a longer stay next time! Dennis and Jan Medeiros

A Breather in Big Bear

4.8 on June 27, 2018

My husband and I highly recommend the Inn at Fawnskin. It is on the north shore of the lake where there is very little traffic and it is very quiet. The inn I s exquisite and beautifully maintained. Nancy and Bill are wonderful hosts and show such graciousness and warmth to make you feel right at home. Their Goldendoodle, Beau, is absolutely adorable and made the stay even more enjoyable. Without a doubt, we want to go back and as soon as we can. We have stayed at many bed-and-breakfasts in the past and consider ourselves B&B connoisseurs, so I do not see it lightly when I say this is the best B&B experience we have ever had. Loved Bill and Nancy, loved the food (and they very graciously accommodated our need for gluten-free), loved the house, loved the room, loved the yard, and loved the dog! We couldn’t have asked for anything more.

Our Little Secret

5 on June 08, 2018

There's times when your in the mountains and you find a special spot. One's that you don't want to share with anyone. You kinda want to keep them to yourself. I'm that way. This time I can't keep quiet! My wife and I were looking for a special place to celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary. Then we came across "The Inn at Fawnskin". We had such an incredible time! We got so lucky!! The architecture, the decor, the HOSPITALITY! The FOOD! Nancy and Bill are truly some of the most wonderful people you'd ever want to meet. And I don't even get me started about Beau! AKA to me as "Baby Bear". So remember.. This is our little secret.

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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 full size futon

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

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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