Mammoth Lakes, California
Take in the sublime scenery and adventure of the Sierra Nevadas, from our superb range of Mammoth Lakes vacation rentals and cabins
Mammoth Lakes Vacation Rentals
Mammoth Lakes is a year-round adventure wonderland. The California resort is a beautiful vacation destination for fans of outdoor activities and winter sports aficionados. The skiing at Mammoth Mountain is unbeatable, and the stunning scenery makes it a paradise for hikers.
In case of bad weather, there are a lot of fun indoor activities at Mammoth Lakes to keep the whole family entertained. From bowling alleys to spas, shops, and restaurants, rainy days in Mammoth Lakes are just as much fun as fair weather days.
Experience the wonder of Mammoth Lakes in a stunning mountain villa, featuring traditional cabin decor and panoramic windows for spectacular views. Our Mammoth Mountain cabins are perfect for family vacations, with some homes sleeping as many as 12 guests and other small cabins ideal for cozy couples' breaks. Selected villas in Mammoth Mountains have pet-friendly facilities, and with easy access to the region's many beautiful hikes, trails, and activities, they are the best places to stay for vacations in the great outdoors.
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The best time to visit Mammoth Lakes
During the winter months, Mammoth Lakes transforms into a snow-lover's paradise, with its snow-capped landscapes offering opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, and other snow-centric activities. The town comes alive with a flurry of excitement as visitors and locals alike embrace the winter wonderland. Spring ushers in milder weather, making it an excellent time for those who enjoy outdoor exploration without the crowds. As the snow starts to melt, the surrounding nature reveals its lush greenery and blooming wildflowers. Summer, on the other hand, offers a chance to relish the region's diverse outdoor pursuits, from hiking and mountain biking to fishing and camping. The warmer temperatures make it ideal for indulging in water activities at the nearby lakes and rivers. Fall paints the landscape with rich and warm hues, creating a picturesque backdrop for those seeking a more peaceful and contemplative experience. The crisp air and fewer tourists provide a tranquil setting for leisurely hikes and quiet moments of reflection amidst the stunning scenery. Ultimately, the best time to visit Mammoth Lakes depends on the adventures you crave and the atmosphere you wish to immerse yourself in.
Food and drink in Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes offers a remarkable culinary scene that perfectly complements its breathtaking natural surroundings. This alpine haven presents an array of dining options that cater to various palates. From cozy cafes to elegant restaurants, visitors can savor a diverse selection of dishes crafted with local and seasonal ingredients. The town's eateries not only provide delicious meals but also create a warm and inviting atmosphere for patrons to enjoy. In addition to the delightful dining options, Mammoth Lakes hosts a range of craft breweries and wineries, allowing guests to unwind with a refreshing drink after a day of outdoor exploration. Whether indulging in hearty mountain comfort food or sipping on handcrafted beverages, Mammoth Lakes ensures a satisfying and flavorful experience for all who visit.
Getting to and around Mammoth Lakes
The closest major airport to Mammoth Lakes is Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH), located just 9 miles from the town center. This regional airport offers limited commercial flights, but it provides convenient access to Mammoth Lakes for some travelers.
For those looking for more flight options, the nearest major international airports are Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) in Nevada, approximately 164 miles to the north, and Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) in California, approximately 184 miles to the southwest.
Shuttles and Taxis
Upon arriving at Mammoth Yosemite Airport, you can find shuttle services and taxis available to take you to your accommodations in Mammoth Lakes. Shuttles offer shared or private transportation, while taxis provide a direct and efficient ride to your destination.
Renting a car is a popular choice for visitors who want the freedom to explore Mammoth Lakes and its surrounding natural wonders at their own pace. Several car rental companies operate at the airport and in the town, offering a range of vehicle options.
Mammoth Lakes is accessible by car from major cities in California and Nevada. If you choose to drive, be prepared for breathtaking scenic routes as you approach the Eastern Sierra region.
Mammoth Lakes offers free public transportation through the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA). The ESTA bus system operates several routes, making it convenient to get around town and explore nearby attractions without a car.
Whether you choose to fly into Mammoth Yosemite Airport, rent a car, or use public transportation, getting to and around Mammoth Lakes provides various options to suit your preferences and ensure a memorable vacation experience in this stunning Eastern Sierra destination.
Things to do
- Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort is one of the top ski destinations in the country, attracting winter sports enthusiasts with its extensive terrain, reliable snowfall, and breathtaking views.
Skiing & Snowboarding
- Explore the numerous hiking trails in the area, including the Devil's Postpile National Monument and Rainbow Falls - which both offer stunning landscapes and unique geological features.
Hiking & Backpacking
- During the warmer months, hit the mountain biking trails at Mammoth Bike Park, where riders of all skill levels can enjoy thrilling downhill rides and cross-country adventures.
- Mammoth Lakes is known for its excellent fishing opportunities. Cast your line in the crystal-clear waters of the region's lakes and streams, to catch rainbow, brown, and cutthroat trout.
- Soak in the natural hot springs located in and around Mammoth Lakes. These geothermal pools provide a relaxing and soothing experience after a day of outdoor activities.
Soak up the Hot Springs
- Visit Mono Lake, a unique saline lake with stunning tufa formations. Take a tour to learn about the lake's ecosystem and its significance as an important stopover for migratory birds.
Explore Mono Lake
- Rest those weary hiker's feet for the day and take a drive along the scenic US Highway 395, which offers breathtaking views of the Eastern Sierra and the nearby mountain peaks.
Take a scenic drive
- If you're an avid rock climber, head to the nearby climbing hotspot areas of Clark Canyon and the Sherwins, for some challenging climbs amidst beautiful landscapes.
- Play a round of golf at Sierra Star Golf Course, an 18-hole course with stunning mountain views, or at Snowcreek Golf Course, known for its challenging layout.
Play a round of Golf
- Enjoy the various annual festivals and events in Mammoth Lakes, including Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, Mammoth Food & Wine Experience, and Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza.
Annual Festivals & Events
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Charming pet-friendly Mammoth Lakes cabin rentals
Explore the wilderness with your four-legged friend in a pet-friendly Mammoth Lakes cabin rental. These Fido-friendly properties are perfect for the whole family, with access to long hikes and gentle trails with spectacular views of the Mammoth Lakes scenery at every turn. The cabins themselves feature plenty of attached outdoor space for both humans and animals, with grassy zones for them to play, and hot tubs and panoramic decking for you. These homes are the best places to enjoy the outdoor adventures of Mammoth Lakes.
Pet-friendly cabin rentals near Mammoth Lakes hiking trails
Boasting plenty of indoor and outdoor space, our pet-friendly vacation homes promise a carefree stay for every family member. With some of the most breathtaking dog-friendly trails on the doorstep, Mammoth Lakes provides an unforgettable base for action-packed, pet-friendly adventure. From the moderate Sherwin Lakes Trail 3.6-mile roundtrip hike and the easier 2.5-mile Convict Lake Loop Trail to the more challenging 7.4-mile out-and-back Crystal Lake Trail, you'll easily be able to take in the natural majesty of Mammoth Lakes with your four-legged friend.
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Luxury vacation rentals in Mammoth Lakes with hot tubs
There is nothing more relaxing than sinking into a warm tub of bubbles after a busy day hiking, skiing and exploring the great outdoors. Our luxury vacation rentals in Mammoth lakes with hot tubs offer an utterly rejuvenating vacation experience.
Within our selection of Mammoth Lakes cabins you will find rentals with indoor or outdoor tubs, inviting you to soak your sore muscles surrounded by nature in the summer, or indoors in cozy warmth in the the winter. Many of the hot tubs also have incredible views, so you can immerse yourself in the amazing landscape while you relax.
Mammoth Lakes townhome rentals with hot tubs
Aside from our larger, single cabin rentals, our Mammoth Lakes townhome rentals with hot tubs provide the perfect solution for groups of up to 8. What better way after a day's hiking with your friends then to socialize with a chilled beer in your own scenic hot tub? Our townhomes are also perfectly suited for families, with fully-equipped kitchens, dining areas, a great bath-bed ratio and private outdoor space with parking. Our Mammoth Lakes townhome rentals with hot tub ensure everyone can afford an enjoyable stay in Mammoth Lakes.