Autumn Provides Backdrop for Annual Big Bear Hearth & Home Tour

Photo Courtesy of Jim Tunnell/ Junction Image Co.


By Susan A. Neufeld


Big Bear Valley, CA – On Saturday, October 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., come and revel in Big Bear’s fall foliage, and delight in remarkable homes while magic seems to fill the air, as autumn in the mountains settles in.

Big Bear Valley shows off its charm and architecture during the 38th Annual Hearth & Home Tour, sponsored by Soroptimist International of  Big Bear Valley. This year, in addition to the traditional home tour, guests are offered the option to experience a wine and cheese tasting event, held  from 12 noon until 3:00 p.m., at Alpenhorn Bed & Breakfast Inn, located at 601 Knight Ave. Big Bear Lake.

The Hearth & Home Tour is a great opportunity to appreciate unique Big Bear architecture, as home hostesses guide you through a collection of amazing homes, from historic log cabins to modern-rustic McMansions. The fall colors that surround these homes provide an amazing natural accent.


Tickets are $30, which includes a tour of each home. Tickets for the wine and cheese tasting are an additional $15. Tickets for both may be purchased now on line at :  Hearth & Home Tour tickets may only be purchased, beginning September 22, at Interiors Home Furnishings, Big Bear Visitors Center, Haus & Home, The Village Sweet Shoppe and Fox Farms Antiques.  Ticket books and wine and cheese tasting tickets will also be available for purchase at check-in at Wheeler Steffen Sotheby’s Real Estate Office, 596 Pine Knot Ave., Big Bear Lake.


Soroptimists International is part of  a global volunteer organization, members of Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley, Inc. are dedicated to improving the quality of lives of women and girls through leading to social and economic empowerment.  Proceeds from the Hearth & Home Tour benefit women and girls of the Big Bear Valley. For more information about the 36th Annual Hearth & Home Tour visit or call (949) 633-5544.