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 Inn 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, complete with a complimentary bottle of wine. Our legacy rooms and Mansion Suite provide wifi, hair dryers, Keurig Coffee Makers, Italian bottled water, Spa robes & slippers (on request), and botanical bath products.
Explore and learn a brief history of 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. Historic, raw cedar paneling from the 1920’s, that has never had a finish, a small stove with faux fire complete the room. 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 guests only.
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. This historic room, located directly over the Mansion kitchen, has a view of the Carriage House and the National Forest. A queen sleigh bed and faux fire stove complete this cozy room.
Accommodates two guests only.
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. A queen cherry wood four-poster bed, views of the forest and lake, original cedar paneling, sitting area, and faux fire stove add to the charm of this room. Accommodates two guests only.
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 Caribou 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 Holcomb room features a queen walnut sleigh bed and faux fire stove. The queen walnut sleigh bed invites you to a restful night.
Accommodates two guests only.
With 700 square feet of space, the Mansion Suite provides a place of solitude, or a wonderful experience to share with someone special. Sitting atop the Mansion, this suite provides multiple windows, with views in all directions. A four poster king bed, sofa, spa tub and shower, wood burning stove, microwave and fridge, his and her robes & slippers, and a complimentary bottle of wine complete this beautiful room. Accommodates up to 3 guests, extra charges apply.