601 Knight Ave, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315, USA    
(888) 829-6600, (909) 866-5700


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Experience informal elegance in a modern, mountain setting at this spacious cedar inn boasting front and rear decks. The bed & breakfast sits on almost two acres, with the gardens and surrounding forest creating a park-like atmosphere. Generous amenities and a cordial ambiance impart a delightful appeal. Guest bedrooms reflect a casual luxury featuring marble, brick, stack-stone or river-rock fireplaces, hypoallergenic featherbeds on firm mattresses, two-person spa tubs, tiled showers, Aveda bath products, soft robes and private balconies. Evening turndown service is offered, and an extensive video library is available for in-room use. Honey-baked grapefruit, homemade granola with vanilla yogurt, oatmeal banana brulee, turkey sausage, cinnamon French toast with fresh strawberries and cinnamon syrup are typical breakfast treats. Evening wine and hors d'oeurves are equally mouthwatering. Services include full concierge and shuttle service to Snow Summit ski resort.

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$150 to $250

Payment Types Accepted Include Discover, Master Card, Visa and cash.

    • Breakfast
    • Snacks/Refreshments
    • Afternoon Tea
    • Wine
    • Hors d'oeuvres


This property has 9 total guest accommodations with private bath, 8 with fireplaces, 7 with hot tubs, 8 suites, 1 cottage and 1 guest house. The types of beds available include Twin, Queen and King.

  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV
  • Copy Machine
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Handicap Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Turn-Down Service
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

  • Desk
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • FAX On-site
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Daily Newspapers
  • Flexible Check in/out Times

Events Hosted

    • Family Reunions
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Weddings
    • Honeymoons
    • Retreats

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services

  • Massages

Inns Of Interest

    • Churches & Parsonages
    • Cookbooks Written by Innkeepers
    • Log Cabins/Houses

Liquor License

    • Full

Romantic Interest

Amid spectacular gardens just blocks from shopping, skiing, lake. Elegant, but informal bed and breakfast with private decks, fireplaces, and eight-jet spa tubs for two. Relish a glass of wine while watching a sunset in exquisite gardens; sit by the fire and watch snowfall magically blanket the landscape; enjoy modern elegance amidst tranquility.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

PAII, CLIA, 4 Diamond AAA

Describe Garden and Grounds

Professionally landscaped and maintained, the Alpenhorn's gardens are the most exquisite in all of Big Bear, with over 23,000 sq. ft. of bluegrass, two mountain streams dense with an incredible variety of wild flowers and crossed by log bridges, dotted with Ponderosa Pines, Quaking Aspens, apple, pear, and cherry trees, and surrounded by hundreds of blackberry, raspberry, boysenberry, and strawberry bushes.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

2 night weekends, November-February.

Children Restrictions

Intended for couples, not ideal for noisy, rambuncious or young children.


Two weeks for non-holiday weekends. One month for holiday weekends.


Smoke Free Property and Outside Only.

Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Beaches
    • Bicycling
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Live Theater
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Skiing Downhill
    • Tennis
    • Water Sports
    • Snowmobiling
    • Water Skiing
    • Sailing
    • Boat Tours
    • Parasailing
    • Rock Climbing

Historic Interest

Historic sites nearby:

Lucky Baldwin Mine (5 miles)

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Kids screaming and crying!

You go to a bed and breakfast for a romantic getaway weekend away from from the daily stress. You drive 2 hours and shell out $200+ per night and what do you get, a inn full of rambunctious kids screaming and crying. They kept slamming the doors, running up and down the halls, and no one stopped them. If they didn't make us pay in advance, we would have walked out immediately. I will never be back here and will recommend all of my friends find alternative locations to stay.

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Hospitality Plus

This was my first stay at the Alpenhorn Inn in Big Bear. We went up for a girls weekend and to see some early fall color. The scenery was beautiful and we appreciated all the wildlife and flaming red trees that had started to turn. Linda the innkeeper, is kind and gracious and gives everyone a warm welcome. Quick to help with all that Big Bear City and the area mountains have to offer, she is well informed about everything from where the most scenic hikes are to which zipline to try or what events in town might interest you. She allowed us to blow the 12-foot Alpenhorn that resides above the fireplace. It was very easy to reach restaurants and activities from her location. The beds were comfortable, the guestroom fireplace easy and fun to use and the bathrooms were spacious. Snacks were offered both in the afternoon and evening in addition to the creatively served and delicious breakfasts. (Try the oatmeal Crème Brule.) The inn felt like home and boasts a 4-Diamond rating! The only such property in all of San Bernardino County.
Deborah S.

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Inn by the Lake!

This bed and breakfast was a real joy to stay at. Upon arriving, we were greeted with such warmth and joy. The room we stayed in was great, very cozy with a private balcony and your own fireplace. The bathroom included a jacuzzi hot tub....definitely the highlight of the room! Breakfast in the morning was very good. The breakfast plate consisted of four 4 mini samplers of very orignial breakfast items. The breakfast left you feeling full with a good taste in your mouth. The service was outstanding and the meal was very enjoyable. Overall, a great place to stay.
Alison Pomykata

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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