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I simply can’t say enough great things about Alpenhorn B&B! Johann is a SPECTACULAR host, so kind and friendly and eager to help with anything you might need. He’s also a fantastic cook. The scones with breakfast were the best I’ve ever had! We traveled here with friends and reserved with the dinner and wine pairings every night and it was such a wonderful experience to be able to just sit with our friends and talk for hours in a way you’d never be able to do in a restaurant or even in any of our homes. Someone would always be jumping up to do the washing up and then you’d end up losing the whole group. Thank you Alpenhorn for this very special experience that I’ll treasure always! Also, we got fresh snow during our visit! There’s no other way to describe this than “magical” sitting inside the beautiful livingroom playing cards by the fire watching the snow gently fall outside. I have goosebumps again just thinking about it. Beyond all expectations! Every member of the staff was exceptional! Thank you Alpenhorn team, and THANK YOU JOHANN!!

We just returned from a wonderful long weekend at the Alpenhorn. Johann and his team were wonderful hosts. Our room was huge, clean and comfortable. The view was very serene and calming. The common areas were spacious and allowed for us to spend some much needed time with friends. The food was delicious! We enjoyed so many meals over the course of our stay. They were all unique and delicious. Thank you for the memories!!!

Wow, we've been to a lot of bed and breakfasts and this is by far the best! This was our second visit to the Alpenhorn and it is now our "go to" B&B in Southern California. The house is cozy and the rooms are huge! The bed was super comfortable and we had a fireplace and Jacuzzi tub in our room. Best of all was the food though. Johann and his team have elevated the culinary experience to a whole new level. Not only do you have some great appetizers and South African wines in the evenings, but we added on the 3 course dinner with wine pairing each night. The food was insane and it was apparent that they are making this a culinary destination. We had short ribs, special South African desserts, sundaes with homemade Belgian chocolate, and more. If you are planning to stay here, make sure you ask about the dinners! We'll be back for sure. Every year my wife and I go to a B&B to get away and this one can't be beat. Go see Johann at the Alpenhorn and get ready for an incredible experience.

This is the ABSOLUTE BEST Bed and Breakfast that I have ever been to! The house is beautiful and when you walk in, you feel at home. It always smells amazing and it's exactly what you are looking for when coming in from the snow! Secondly, the rooms are fantastic. We stayed in Edelweiss. It was so large and spacious and the bathroom has a shower and large jacuzzi tub! The beds are so comfortable that you just melt into it! The food is incredible. Everything is made from scratch and from the highest quality ingredients. The scones and oatmeal and soooo yummy! And the bacon is some of the best I've ever had. Not only do they serve you breakfast, but they also offer appetizers and wine in the evening. Johann is a gourmet chef and we were wowed by the appetizers each night. In addition, our group of friends asked Johann to prepare dinner for us each night which was the absolute highlight of the trip! The food was better than any restaurant and the care and quality that Johann puts into the food is evident. He included wine pairings for each course as well. Some of our favorite courses were the butternut squash soup, beef short ribs, pork belly, twice baked potatoes, hand cut pasta, lemon piccata chicken...just to name a few. If you go here, definitely add on the dinner! My husband and I have been to many bed and breakfasts over the years and we now will only come here because Johann has set the bar so high that no others compare! I highly recommend this!

This is a wonderful B&B! The food is really a highlight. We opted to have Johann and his team create a dinner for our group each night, and it was truly a gourmet dining experience. In addition, there is a gourmet breakfast every morning, and it really cannot be more delicious. They accommodated our large group of ten adults and four kids with ease. Thanks for the hospitality, Alpenhorn!

My husband and I stayed at this B&B and the experience was amazing! Fantastic gormet breakfast with superb incredients, warm hospitality, cozy accommodations, wine and delicious appetizers are impossible to beat. My only complaint is that they have ruined any other B&B experience for us in the future :) we are without a doubt coming back and bringing our family and friends. From the bottom of our hearts , thank you!!!

We stayed with Johann and Evelyn for the Thanksgiving weekend. It was beyond our expectations. Fabulous food, exquisite wine, great hosts and such a cosy place. It was a treat to wake up to the aroma of freshly cooked food every morning! We'll definitely be back and will recommend it to others. M & A

What an awesome place for us to stay on our 35th Wedding Anniversary! The hospitality was outstanding. Everything was perfect. The room was warm and inviting. Breakfast was incredibly scrumptuous. We didn't need to eat again until dinner. This is a very unique Bed & Breakfast.

Alpenhorn is a well-maintained inn, located on a quiet street within walking distance of the downtown area. We stayed in the Primrose room, located on the second floor, which had a nice view of the grounds from the private balcony. The breakfast was outstanding- fresh-baked scones, hand-squeezed orange juice, oatmeal with fresh fruit, thin sliced baked tomatoes, maple bacon, scrambled eggs - all were prepared perfectly. I would definitely recommend the Alpenhorn to anyone visiting Big Bear.

We took our children and their significant others on a family weekend getaway to Alpenhorn. It was perfect. The accommodations are beautiful. The rooms are pretty, spacious, clean and well appointed. Wifi works everywhere. Plenty of hot water in the showers and tubs. The rooms come with breakfast and 5:30 wine/appetizers which are plentiful enough for a dinner. The outdoor spaces are peaceful, lush, and relaxing. Evelyn and Johann the proprietors are interesting, interested, fun, knowledgeable, accomplished, smart people. The energy that they bring to their Bed and Breakfast is infectious. I cannot recommend Alpenhorn more highly. We will definitely be returning with our family.

Knight Ave Big Bear Lake CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Big Bear Marina
  • Free local cuisine breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Big Bear Marina is within a mile (2 km) of ALPENHORN BED AND BREAKFAST INN, and other popular sites like Snow Summit are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 8-room, 3.5-star bed & breakfast has private in-room spa tubs along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking.


Free local cuisine breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


All of ALPENHORN BED AND BREAKFAST INN's 8 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including private spa tubs, fireplaces, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Stretch out in the jetted tub. Ceiling fans are also standard. Limited housekeeping is available.

Property features

Guests of ALPENHORN BED AND BREAKFAST INN enjoy free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Front-desk staff can help with concierge services, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Additional amenities include wedding services, a ballroom, and a fireplace in the lobby.

Room options

Edelweiss Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Columbine Room

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Rosebay Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Primrose room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 162 reviews


601 Knight Ave, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
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