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Alpenhorn Bed & Breakfast
Private fireplaces, spa tubs and balconies in a Swiss-style lodge.
Tucked in the San Bernardino Mountains and surrounded by national forest, this is a delightful, year-round alpine retreat. Eight rooms feature private balconies, fireplaces, tiled showers and 25-inch TVs. Wireless high-speed Internet access is offered throughout the property, and the inn’s video library includes a collection of Academy Award winners for best picture dating back to 1937. In the cozy great room, complimentary treats include cookies, evening wine and hors d'oeuvres, and late night liqueurs and chocolates. Each morning, a four-course gourmet breakfast is served in the dining room, with specialties such as oatmeal banana brûlée, cheese strata with salsa and sour cream, and homemade cranberry-orange bread. The Alpenhorn offers a variety of unique experiences: guided summertime hiking tours through the San Bernardino Mountains, guided horseback tours and alpine zip line tours. Murder Mystery packages include three different mystery scenarios (one exclusively for all-female groups) and require a minimum of ten participants. Also available are in-room massage treatments, snowboarding lessons, mountain biking lessons and tours of Big Bear Valley and Holcomb Valley.