Located on two landscaped acres of alpine forest midway between the Village and the Snow Summit Ski Area, the atmosphere at the Alpenhorn bed & breakfast is comparable to some of Europe's finest. Guestrooms have private baths with fully-tiled showers and separate whirlpool bathtubs for two, fireplaces, televisions and VCRs, phones, king or queen feather beds, and private balconies.
Breakfasts consist of fresh breads, seasonal fruit, our own granola, European-style coffee, fresh hot oatmeal, and a hot dish such as coddled eggs, apple pancakes, or cheese strata. Hot and cold beverages, along with freshly baked cookies, are available throughout the day. In the early evening, the Alpenhorn offers complementary hors d'oeuvres served with a variety wines. And for later in the evening, guests can enjoy a variety of after-dinner liqueurs and chocolates.
Enjoy elegance without formality, luxury without stiffness or discomfort.
Primrose: Right out of a Monet painting, this tranquil suite includes light grays, blues and greens, making it a perfect place to relax. Your queen-size hypoallergenic feather bed and the beautiful river-rock fireplace will make this room a place you will not want to leave. Amenities include private bath with a spacious, fully tiled shower and a separate eight-jet whirlpool tub for two, 25” TV and VCR, phone, spa robes, and a magnificent view of the back gardens from its private balcony.
Alpenrose: You'll never want to leave this haven of soft greens and pinks with its marble fireplace. Located on the first floor, this suite includes a 4-poster king-size bed with a hypoallergenic feather mattress, private balcony and an extra-large, luxurious bathroom with fully tiled shower and separate eight-jet whirlpool tub for two. Other amenities include 25” TV and VCR, spa robes and phone.
Bellflower: Relaxing green and beige colors bring the outdoors in, as you sit by the brick fireplace. This suite is perfect to share with a special friend, as it has a king bed (converts to twins) with a hypoallergenic feather mattress. For guests who have special needs, this room is located on the first floor and it is fully handicap accessible. Amenities include private bath with a huge, fully tiled, walk-in shower with two showerheads and a separate eight-jet whirlpool tub for two, 25” TV and VCR, phone, spa robes and private balcony overlooking the rear gardens.
Snowbell: This room takes you back to the Victorian era with its charming furniture, including an exquisite queen-size hypoallergenic feather bed. What makes this suite very special is the unique stack-stoned fireplace. Amenities include private bath with a shower and six-jet whirlpool tub combination, 25” TV and VCR, phone, and spa robes.
Rosebay: It's the tree house you always wanted as a child, but this one comes with a queen-size hypoallergenic feather bed, your own private balcony with a tree growing right through the middle of it and a marble fireplace that will keep you warm and cozy, even on the coolest of nights. Amenities include private bath with a shower and a separate eight-jet whirlpool tub for two, 25” TV and VCR, phone, and spa robes.
Edelweiss: This beautiful mountain flower was the inspiration for this suite with its teal and pink floral motif. Relax in your queen-size hypoallergenic feather bed, while you enjoy the view of the back gardens and the warmth of an exquisite river-rock fireplace. Amenities include private bath with a spacious, fully tiled, shower and a separate eight-jet whirlpool tub for two, 25” TV and VCR, phone, spa robes and private balcony overlooking the rear gardens.
Columbine: Capturing the essence of the Alpenhorn's modern mountain décor, Columbine is all cedar tongue-and-groove, decorated in soft greens and grays, with a river rock fireplace, windows along back and side affording a view of the rear gardens, a queen feather bed, 25” TV and VCR, phone, and antiques. Other amenities include private bath with a shower, 25” TV and VCR, phone, and spa robes.
The Alpenhorn offers elegance without formality, luxury without stiffness or discomfort, and a generous and cordial atmosphere. And we dislike frou-frou.
Landscaping: 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.
Alpenrose & Bellflower - $209 week nights & $245 weekend nights
Edelweiss, Rosebay, Primrose, and Amarella - $185 week nights & $215 weekend nights
Snowbell - $169 week nights & $190 weekend nights
Columbine - $159 week nights & $180 weekend nights
Cinnamon/egg battered French toast, light and moist on the inside and crispy on the outside, is served smothered in fresh sliced strawberries with homemade, creamy cinnamon syrup and Turkey-maple breakfast sausage.