Things To Do at Big Bear Lake, CA
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Big Bear Lake
is a unique mountain resort community located 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. About 21,000 residents make their home here full-time.

Altitude ranges from 6,750 to 9,000 feet. There are over 300 days of sunshine each year. Summer temperatures average around 80 degrees during the day, and 45 degrees at night. Winter brings about 100 inches of snowfall, and temperatures which average in the low 40's during the day, and mid 20's at night.

Pine and oak forests flourish in Big Bear's alpine environment. The area provides a natural habitat for approximately 30 wintering bald eagles and 29 species of rare plants, ten of which are indigenous to the area.

Suggested Itinerary During Your Stay With Us:

Option 1

  • After a restful night's sleep, your in-room Keurig cup of coffee, and a delicious gourmet breakfast, put on your comfy outdoor clothes and venture a couple of miles to the Scenic Sky Chair at Snow Summit.
    • $24 Adults 23-64 years, $19 Youths (13-22 yrs) and Seniors (65-79 years). Buy your Sky Chair Tickets: 1-909-866-5766
    • Experience breathtaking panoramic views as you make the mile long climb to the top (elev. 8,200 feet).
  • Enjoy lunch outside on deck at the View Haus restaurant.
  • HIKE through the San Bernardino National Forest or down the mountain, then reward yourself with a cool drink at the outdoor bar.
  • BIKE up Southern California's only lift service, Bike Park at Snow Summit. Bike rental shop at Snow Summit: 909-866-5766. 
  • Enjoy a massage either in your room or at the Elevations Full Service Day Spa: 909-866-7405. We are happy to make the appointment for you. Highly recommend aesthetician Evelyn who gives THE BEST FACIALS EVER!
  • Happy Hour at The Alpenhorn
    • 5:00 - 6:30pm Enjoy fine wine, a cold beer or herbal iced tea and sumptuous appetizers. Mingle with some new friends at the inn or find a quiet romantic spot in the garden to enjoy the beauty of nature.
  • Enjoy outdoor seating on the patio at 572 Social Kitchen & Lounge in the village of Big Bear Lake at 572 Pine Knot Ave for delicious food and drink and fun live music. We have many other wonderful suggestions of fine dining in Big Bear. We'd be happy to make reservations for you.
  • Back at the Alpenhorn Bed and Breakfast
    • With the last bit of strength left after your fun day, climb into the two person jacuzzi tub, soak all your aches and cares away, then afterwards.....
    • Snuggle in your cozy spa robe and relax by the romantic fireplace.
    • Sink into your 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and crisp white duvet...and savor the Swiss chocolates on your pillow.
    • Wake up the next morning to mouth watering aromas of a homemade gourmet breakfast waiting for you outside on the garden veranda!
    • Check out the in-room copy of the next day's itinerary suggestions for another fabulous day
Big Bear Lake California activities Alpenhorn Bed and Breakfast
Big Bear Lake California activities Alpenhorn Bed and Breakfast
Big Bear Lake California activities Alpenhorn Bed and Breakfast

Option 2

  • After a restful night's sleep, your in-room cup of coffee and a delicious gourmet breakfast outside on the garden veranda, put on your swim suit and head to the lake for a fun day of kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, boating or fishing....there's water skiing and parasailing too!
    • Parasail & Jet Ski Rental Office: 909-478-4377
  • Or take a tour of beautiful Big Bear Lake on Miss Liberty Paddle Wheel Tour Boat
    • Miss Liberty ticket sales: ($20 adults; $18 Seniors, Military; $13 children 5-12 yrs). 909-866-8129
  • Take a short walk or drive to Pine Knot Marina where you can rent kayaks, paddle boards, etc:
    • Boat Rental Office: 909-478-2500
  • Enjoy a lake view lunch at The Pines Lakefront Restaurant This restaurant is open everyday except Tuesday for lunch starting at 12 noon and dinner starting at 5pm.
    • Address: 350 Alden Rd, Big Bear Lake. 909-866-5400
    • We have many other sumptuous lunch suggestions readily available upon request.
  • Stroll back to the inn, or play pool at the dive bar (The Boathouse) next to The Pines Lakefront Restaurant.
  • Happy Hour at the Alpenhorn 5pm to 630pm
    • Enjoy a nice glass of wine, a tall mug of beer or sip herbal iced tea
    • Munch on delicious appetizers : warning: you won't leave hungry!
    • Mingle with new friends at the inn
    • Stroll the beautiful gardens
  • DINNER: Enjoy a romantic and delicious dinner at the Peppercorn for an exceptional meal
    • Address: 553 Pine Knot Ave, Big Bear Lake. 909-866-5405. We are happy to make reservations for you.
  • For dessert, simply walk across the street for ice cream at North Pole Fudge Co.
  • Back at the Alpenhorn Bed and Breakfast
    • With the last bit of strength left after your fun day, climb into the two person jacuzzi tub, soak all your aches and cares away, then afterwards.....
    • Snuggle in your cozy spa robe and relax by the romantic fireplace.
    • Sink into your 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and crisp white duvet...and savor the Swiss chocolates on your pillow.
    • Wake up the next morning to mouth watering aromas of a homemade gourmet breakfast waiting for you outside on the garden veranda!
    • Check out the in-room copy of the next day's itinerary suggestions for another fabulous day
Activites near Alpenhorn B&B in Big Bear Lake, CA
Activites near Alpenhorn B&B in Big Bear Lake, CA
Activites near Alpenhorn B&B in Big Bear Lake, CA Photo by 0x010C