Big Bear Lake Bed & Breakfast Guest Rooms at Historic Knickerbocker Mansion
The second floor of the Mansion houses our four historical legacy rooms. Just down the hall from any of these rooms at our Big Bear Lake bed & breakfast you will exit onto a veranda that runs the length of the Mansion at the second level, providing tables and chairs for conversations, writing, an afternoon rest, or for watching 4th of July fireworks above the lake. Sitting atop the mansion is the Mansion Suite, with its own private balcony. Our legacy rooms and Mansion Suite are complete with complimentary wifi, hair dryers, Keurig Coffee Makers, Italian bottled water, Southern Pecan Pralines, and botanical bath products.
Explore Our Big Bear Lake Bed & Breakfast Mansion Rooms
Benjamin Wilson Room
In 1845, while leading a posse of 22 men in pursuit of a group of Serrano Indians raiding nearby ranches, Benjamin Wilson discovered Big Bear Valley and gave it the name it has today. While he contemplated his day under the stars, you'll enjoy the comfort of this room named after him. Historic, raw cedar paneling from 1920 that has never had a finish and still smells of cedar, a small stove with faux fire, and a treat of Southern Pecan Pralines complete the room. Then, finish the day with a warm bath or shower, counting your blessings as you curl up in the queen cherry wood sleigh bed with views of the Mansion's front lawn and National Forest beyond. Accommodates 2 adults.
Elias Baldwin Room
In 1875 Elias Baldwin opened his $250,000 forty stamp ore mill at the Gold Mountain Mine. The pounding of the stamps could be heard all over Big Bear Valley. Located directly over the Mansion kitchen, today you may wake to the soft sounds and smells of a gourmet breakfast being prepared. This historic room, with views of the Carriage House and National Forest, is complete with pine furniture, queen sleigh bed faux fire stove, large marble bath with tub and shower, and a treat of Southern Pecan Pralines. Accommodates two adults.
John Eastwood Room
Named after John Eastwood, whose hard work tripled the amount of water held in Big Bear Lake, this room is located on the veranda side of the house and is finished with antique settee and writing desk, a stove with faux fire, and original cedar paneling. A queen cherry wood four-poster bed, marble tile bath and views of the forest and lake, and a treat of Southern Pecan Pralines complete the room. Accommodates two adults.
Bill Holcomb Room
Having joined up with some other miners, Bill Holcomb headed into the San Bernardino Mountains to seek his fortune. In late April 1860, he along with Ben Choteau found gold panning in Carribu Creek. On May 5th they located the first mining claims in Holcomb Valley and started southern California's biggest gold rush. Named in Bill's honor, the largest of the main house rooms, is complete with a marble bath, sitting area, faux fire stove, writing desk and Southern Pecan Pralines. The queen walnut sleigh bed invites you to a restful night. "My room", you'll call it! Accommodates two adults.
With 700 sq. ft of quiet solitude, there is a singleness about this room,to be alone or to share with someone special. A writers' quarters, a bridal suite, a place of remembrance, or a place to create memories. It sits atop the Mansion and whispers "you are home". Multiple windows provide views in all directions. A four poster king bed, spa tub and shower, wood burning stove, microwave and fridge, his and her robes, a complimentary bottle of wine and Southern Pecan Pralines complete the room.