A Breath of Fresh Air at Big Bear Lake

Knickerbocker Mansion • Big Bear Lake, CA

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Escape Kit

  • A Two-Night Stay for Two in the Cypress, Willow, Evergreen, or Juniper Room, Sundays through Thursdays ($137) or Fridays and Saturdays ($168)
  • Daily Two-Course Breakfast
  • Complimentary Coffee, Tea, and Cake

"Wonderful personal attention," the "rustic charm" of the décor, and the "gourmet food" make this Escape an "amazing" experience. —Raves from LivingSocial Members

The Destination
Not just a wintertime ski destination, Big Bear Lake offers a breath of mountain-fresh air throughout the year. Far from the concrete jungle of LA, yet less than 100 miles from the City of Angels, this rustic outpost in the San Bernardino Mountains is situated at nearly 7,000 feet above sea level and affords easy access to hundreds of miles of hiking trails, not to mention the centerpiece of the region, the 6.5-square-mile Big Bear Lake. Here, locals and visitors alike descend on the water, paddles and fishing poles in hand, to soak up the sun and commune with nature at a leisurely pace.

The Digs
Tucked away on two and a half acres of forested land just three blocks from the village, Knickerbocker Mansion looks much the same today as it did when it was built by William Knickerbocker himself in 1920. Be sure to check out the original stone fireplaces, the half-log stair steps, and the bullet-grazed kitchen door—a result of a rowdy card game gone awry. Some folks even say they've seen Knick's ghost strolling the property at night, ax firmly in hand.

The adjacent Carriage House houses the Cypress, Willow, Evergreen and Juniper rooms, while the Mansion houses five guest rooms in addition to the Bistro. You'll each enjoy an included gourmet two-course breakfast that includes fresh fruit, a hot entrée, a sweet treat, coffee, and juice. (Don't forget to grab a complimentary dessert if you dine at the Bistro on the weekend.) Eat your fill before heading out to bask in the natural splendor of Big Bear Lake.

The Diversions
• Tuck into rack of lamb and Chef Robert's lobster mac 'n' cheese at the on-site Bistro at the Mansion
• Hit the hiking trails and ski slopes of Big Bear Mountain Resorts
• Arrange a guided fishing trip on the lake with Fish Big Bear
• Stroll the shops of Big Bear Lake Village

  • "The innkeeper and chef really made us feel welcome. They made sure that our stay was enjoyable, which it truly was. The breakfast far exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend this establishment for a high-class experience."

    -- LivingSocial Member


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    869 Knickerbocker Road Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    909-878-9190 | get directions

escapes 30-day promise

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the fine print

  • Limit 1 per customer, additional as gifts; vouchers may not be combined to extend stay
  • Only valid for stays now - November 15, 2014; must book by October 1, 2014
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Voucher includes daily two-course gourmet breakfast for two; daily coffee, tea, and cake; and dessert for two when dining at the Bistro Fridays through Sundays (up to $15 value)
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Voucher valid for 2 guests
  • Merchant cancellation/rescheduling policy and fees apply once booking is made; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Taxes/resort fee not included; payable directly to the property
  • Incidental charges, charges for additional services and gratuity at the property are not included
  • Children of any age are welcome at the property, however must be included in total guest count; rooms cannot accommodate more than 2 guests
  • Pets are not allowed
  • No smoking at the property
  • Upgrades available for an additional fee; please inquire with merchant at time of booking reservation
  • Credit card information and photo ID is required at check-in
  • Blackout date(s): May 23-26, 2014; July 4-7, 2014; August 30 - September 2, 2014
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON November 15, 2014 • Enjoy By November 15, 2014