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The Inn at Fawnskin
Ranked #1 of 2 Fawnskin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
82 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent Property and Caring Innkeepers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

My husband and I spent the July 4th weekend in Big Bear at the Inn at Fawnskin. Our room (Lakeview suite) was fabuous, super large with a king bed, large sitting area, fireplace and nice jacuzzi tub. Bill and Nancy are very warm and interesting people who take excellent care of their guests. Breakfast was wonderful and different every day and it was nice to meet the other guests and learn more about them, as well as about Nancy and Bill. They make you feel right at home. The grounds are lovely with great outdoor spots to relax and read. It is on the North shore, so not right in Big Bear village. But the drive only took a few minutes and it was actually a bit more peaceful than the hustle of the village. Good restaurants were recommended for dinner. I would highly recommend this property for couples, solos or even friends or small families. The Northshore quite is more like an apartment as it has a sitting room that is separate from the actual bedroom. The Garden Suite is lovely too, on the first floor, with a huge bath and lovely green garden views. A perfect rustic but luxurious southern California get away!

Room Tip: Any of the suites are very large.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Vikki K
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nancyceleste, Owner at The Inn at Fawnskin, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Dear Vikki,
Thank you so much for writing a review for our Inn! We so appreciate your taking the time to express your own personal experience, it really helps other people make an informed decision. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again!
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San Marcos, California
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55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

We stayed at the Inn for 2 nights, in two different rooms and they were both great. The Inn is a true log home, which we love these types of B&B's to stay. It is located across the road from the Lake and we had a lovely view of the it. Bill and Nancy were fantastic, very friendly and knowledgable of the area since it was our first trip to Big Bear. The Lakeview Suite was the room we had the first night, lovely and cozy. The next night we stayed in the North Shore Suite, a real gem. Actually is 3 rooms, bedroom, living room and bath room. Love the decor and the beds were comfy. The breakfasts were amazing, the Light As Air pancakes and Cowboy Bacon, unbelievable!!! Fresh squeezed juice, scones, coffee and fruit, all were delicious. I know we will stay here again on the future trip to Big Bear. This is a true quaint place to stay, I highly recommend it.

Room Tip: All rooms are great, lovely place.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mp1251
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nancyceleste, Owner at The Inn at Fawnskin, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words! It was so nice of you and Dan to move rooms, since all the others were taken, but as you said, you got to experience two different rooms too! We appreciate your taking the time to write a review, and look forward to seeing you in the future!
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Henderson, Nevada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

This was our first experience at a B&B - what took us so long!!! The Inn at Fawnskin was exquisite. The treatment offered by our hosts, Nancy and Bill made us feel more like family rather than customers. Our room, the Lakeside, was so cozy and comfortable; the addition of daily fresh flowers was such a nice touch. The breakfasts we were served were over the top. Nancy's cullinary skills are beyond reproach, and Bill's speciality brewed teas and fresh squeezed orange juice cannot be beat. What a delightful way to start the day. We will definitely recommend the Inn at Fawnskin and we certainly plan to return. Our stay was for 3 nights - which I believe was just a perfect amount of time to relax and enjoy our 41st anniversary and to be able to appreciate all the offerings The Inn at Fawnskin had to offer.

Room Tip: The Lakeside room had a nice sitting area with a sofa, along with a small refrigerator, and a balcon...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled 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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Thank Randey
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nancyceleste, Owner at The Inn at Fawnskin, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Dear Randey & Michael,
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay-thank you for taking the time to write a review! We so appreciate your comments, and look forward to seeing you again one day!
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Long Beach, California
Level Contributor
71 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for a sort of anniversary gift to ourselves. We have stayed in B&B's in many countries over the years and enjoy the pleasure of more intimate contact with the people living there.

Nancy and Bill are the perfect hosts; delightful, knowledgeable, intelligent and attentive to ones every need.

The breakfasts they prepare are nothing short of outstanding.

Located in Fawnskin,on the opposite side of the lake, it is much quieter yet only minutes from the hub of the more commercial side.

No wonder current and historic entertainment figures have chosen to live here. Gable and Bogart among others had homes just up the street.

You will most certainly be happy you chose to stay here!

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple

Room Tip: All rooms are unique but excellent.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled 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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Thank Steve S
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nancyceleste, Owner at The Inn at Fawnskin, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear Steve and Debra,
We so enjoyed meeting both of you, and spending quality time with you both as well. Steve,
your photography is amazing, and we appreciate Debra sharing her legal expertise with us as well. We look forward to seeing you both again! Thank you for taking the time to write a review-it is much appreciated!
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Mission Viejo, California
Level Contributor
185 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

We were very happy to spent the past weekend at the Inn celebrating our 19th Anniversary with Nancy and Bill. They are gracious and wonderful hosts who are a pleasure to stay with. We stayed in the Lakeview suite and it was just as we hoped it would be, quiet and relaxing. We spent time soaking in the spa tub, relaxing in cozy robes and even enjoys a fire our last night. The breakfast both days was amazing to say the very least. If you have the chance this is certainly a must stay type of place. Quaint and cozy and very much personal. Thanks again for an amazing weekend and our super cute anniversary present.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled 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 gardenmomof2
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nancyceleste, Owner at The Inn at Fawnskin, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Dear Christy,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us! We so appreciate it. We loved meeting you and Guy, and sharing stories at breakfast! We're glad you had such a nice time, and
look forward to seeing you again before too long!
Sincerely,
Nancy
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San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

Bill and Nancy, hosts at the Inn, expertly lead breakfast conversations and introduce guests to events taking place around Big Bear Lake. If you want to add a social element to your stay, choose this inn. The setting is peaceful and the rooms very comfortable.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chris874
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nancyceleste, Owner at The Inn at Fawnskin, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Dear Chris,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay-it's people like you that make owning a B&B worthwhile! We just love meeting new people every week, and finding out what they do, and learning about the experiences they have had-it adds to everyone's enjoyment! Hope to see you again!
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Venice, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Beautiful, magical and elegant!!!!

We would recommend The Inn at Fawnskin to anyone who plans on going up the mountain and experience snow and lake activities, to anyone that wants to enjoy delicious gourmet breakfast and dedicated service, to anyone that wants to feel at home and to anyone that wants to enjoy nature and a gorgeous natural lifestyle at least for a day.
If you are planning on going to Big Bear Lake in any season this is the right place. We love Nancy and Bill! We will be back very soon.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Thank GabrielaRoCa
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nancyceleste, Owner at The Inn at Fawnskin, responded to this review, April 6, 2013
Dear Gabriela,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us! I was so pleased to hear your feedback about our new mobile website as well. It was such a pleasure meeting you and your family-we look forward to seeing you all soon for some fun summer activities!
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Property: The Inn at Fawnskin
Address: 880 Canyon Rd., PO Box 378, Fawnskin, CA 92333
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Location: United States > California > Big Bear Region > Fawnskin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
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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