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“A Wonderful But Short Stay!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Inn at Fawnskin

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The Inn at Fawnskin
Ranked #1 of 2 Fawnskin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A Wonderful But Short Stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2011

We had a wonderful overnight stay at the Inn at Fawnskin on Big Bear Lake. The Inn is both rustic log cabin style, but quite warm and homey inside. The innkeepers Bill and Nancy were very welcoming and made us feel right at home. We enjoyed our stay in the Lakeview suite, which had a partial view of the lake, a small outside sitting porch overlooking the shaded yard, and a nice reading area in the room in front of a capable fireplace. Fortunately the temperature dropped to 40 d., and we enjoyed a wood fire during the evening. Breakfast the next morning was outstanding, and our hosts joined us and the other guests for some interesting coversation. The Inn at Fawnskin is a wonderful place to relax and unwind - we just wish we could have stayed a bit longer!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jkmcculla
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2011

Nancy and Bill (and their dog Heidi!) are the best hosts you could ever ask for! The Inn, the home, is so full of love and comfort. You walk in and are immediately greeted with smiles from ear to ear and freshly baked cookies (by Nancy herself!) and hot cocoa. We stayed in the Lakeshore Suite for my birthday- what a TREAT! High ceiling, huge bed, fireplace, and a balcony you can step out and see the lake!
Nancy cooked homemade delicious breakfasts in the morning, and Bill kept us up to date on snowboarding/skiing conditions for the day... Such phenomenal human beings with incredible service. We're already planning to come back for the summer! This is so much more than just a bed and breakfast. This is a magical, wonderful experience beyond any hotel stay I've ever had- and I've traveled a LOT.
Thank you, Nancy and Bill!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank internationalaudrey
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Palm Springs
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2011

I had booked the Fawnskin on line. I had never been to this area of Big Bear. The inn is truly spectacular. Nancy and Bill make this look easy. They welcome everyone into their world and make you feel truly at home. I'm already looking on the calander for my next few days off so I can return to this magical place!!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank cabernet60
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Torrance, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2010

Having traveled around the world and stayed at some bed and breakfast Inns in Europe and the US, I have to say this was the first experience where I and my beloved felt we were staying at our second home at the beautiful Big Bear Lake resort in the San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California, USA.

An Inn where we exchanged pleasantries when we arrived and passed out hugs when we checked out. Nancy and Bill are the epitome of hosting, dinning and caring for their guests.

We look forward to seeing our new family extension soon.

Stephen Hill and my beloved Regina

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Thiros
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sherman oaks
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2010

the best bb breakfest I ever had/ Location north shore of big bear lake

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank markfun
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Claremont, California
Level Contributor
84 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2009

This was our second time renting this particular cabin but it had been many years since. And I'm glad I remembered it was a good choice. We were there at the last minute for our daughter's Softball Tournament and the cottage is operated by the Inn at Fawnskin. The Inn itself is a beautiful Inn at a great location in the great little town of Fawnskin. Although we did not stay at the actual Inn it is also as I remembered with a helpful and friendly staff who also gave us useful tips and some great restaurant recommendations.
The Bay view cottage is a nice little cabin that is well maintained, clean and quaint and a great value considering the prices in Big Bear vicinity are grossly over-priced. There is a nice children's park in that area and many good restaurants and shops. Fawnskin is a great location of Big Bear that is not overly crowded as is downtown Big Bear.
The cabin is not easily found if you don't know your way in the area but is non-the-less a convenient location for getting around most areas of the lake once you acquaint yourself. When you arrive in town you're given directions to the Inn at Fawnskin, that is where you'll get your keys to the cabin. When we stayed last many years ago our 3 children were very young and it was more than enough space. It's ideal for a small family or 3 adults, maybe even 4 adults but more than that would be pushing it. It is a good size cabin with 2 small bedrooms with 2 queen beds. Full kitchen, dining area and small living area with a nice wood fireplace and one small bathroom. It also offers a very large wrap around wood deck with a nice large hot tub with a view of the Bay. There is also a washer and dryer in the cabin as well.
It served our needs adequately and we've stayed at a few different places in the Big Bear area, from much larger and newer cabins to condos and small motels. I would not hesitate to stay here again or recommend to anyone looking for more space and charm and privacy than the various other places can offer.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank tedandlisa90
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Los Angeles
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2007

We spent a lovely Christmas at The Inn at Fawnskin. Bill and Nancy (and Heidi) were wonderful hosts and accommodated us at the last minute. We stayed in the North View room which was warm and cozy. A delicious breakfast and warm homemade cookies greeted us each day. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a more "off the beaten path" experience of Big Bear Lake. The village was packed and it was a pleasure to return to the Inn each day!

  • Liked — the hosts
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  • Stayed December 2007, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank clovem
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Property: The Inn at Fawnskin
Address: 880 Canyon Rd., PO Box 378, Fawnskin, CA 92333
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Region: United States > California > Big Bear Region > Fawnskin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Fawnskin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Inn at Fawnskin 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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