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“Memorable first trip to Mammoth Lakes!”
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Crystal Crag Lodge
Beaumont, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Memorable first trip to Mammoth Lakes!”
Reviewed 24 June 2012

My husband and I have been to the Sierras several times before, staying in both Yosemite and Kings Canyon. This was our first trip to Mammoth and boy did we have a good time! We stayed In the Virginia cabin from June 11th-16th 2012. We were surprised at the beauty of Mammoth lakes and yet the easy convenience to town for necessities and fishing licenses. The location of the Virginia cabin can not be beat! It had the best view of the lake with a clear opening in the trees that offered a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains and Lake Mary. The Cabin itself is very nice and well maintained. The style however is very old fashioned and not modern. This was not an issue for us, as the point of this vacation was to relax and get away from our modern conveniences. There are no TV's or Radio's so make sure to bring your own if you are interested in having these kinds of amenities available. The kitchen was a good size as were the bedrooms and bathrooms. The shower in one of the bathrooms had a hard time draining but that wasn't an issue for us. No need for long showers! There is a barbecue on the deck and comfortable table and chairs for relaxing while cooking dinner. Firewood is constantly replenished along with other necessities when you need them (all you have to do is ask!) They provide toilet paper, towels, kitchen towels, dishes, cups, pots and pans and even a doggie dish! If you like to do a bit more elaborate cooking, you definitely need to bring your own items, such as a cuisinart or blender. (They do however have a toaster and microwave.) The beds were very comfortable and there are additional blankets in the closets of each of the rooms to warm you on those colder nights. The surrounding area is very quiet and offers a very peaceful sleep. Ample windows throughout the cabin offer a wide view of the area. There was alot of seating in the living room, however it would have been nice to have more than once couch considering that the cabin (from our estimate) could sleep anywhere from six to ten with the sleeper sofa. The staff was very friendly and helpful and went out of their way to help us when we were in need of anything. Unfortunately for us, the area surrounding Devils Post Pile was closed due to a recent windstorm and the damages left behind, so we were not able to see Devils Post Pile nor Rainbow Falls of any of the hikes in that area. From the location of Crystal Crag Lodge, you have very easy access to several hikes and we had our fair share of wildlife exposure. I would definitely recommend the hike to Crystal Lake, it was absolutely gorgeous and well worth the work! Overall we enjoyed our visit immensely and will definitely go back to Crystal Crag Lodge.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2011

Stayed in cozy Mamie cabin with everything we needed, staff was attentive and great. Snow, weather and mountains; beauty beyond description. Booking for next year. Oh and BTW, the fishing was great.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2011

My husband and I stayed in the Garnet cabin (1 bedroom, lakeview) with our 2 children (6.5 and 1.5) at the end of June. Tons of snow still, but Lake Mary had melted at least. We loved the cabin--very unpretentious and cozy. It is small--we had to keep shifting our luggage from room to room depending on the time of day and the activities we were engaged in, but it was nice to have an authentic old cabin experience. Lake Mary is beautiful and there was a wonderful view of it from our cabin. Staff was very friendly and responsive to all our needs. Our only real complaint was the bed--not very comfortable and the sheets kept rolling off the bed whenever we would move or roll over. Overall a wonderful experience, though one thing to keep in mind is how very high Lake Mary is--amost 9000 feet. This really hit us hard as we live at sea level. After about a day we had all the symptoms of altitude sickness (feeling winded all the time, lethargic, loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, etc.), which made it kind of hard to get the most out of our vacation. But obviously this is not Crystal Crag's fault. Nice that they had a laundromat on site, too.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2010

My husband and I, along with our pup, traveled up to Mammoth in October 2010 and stayed 4 nights at Crystal Crag Lodge............which really is a group of cabins of various sizes. The area is just beautiful and did not feel crowded, but it was October!

Cabins - we stayed in Twin which is a one bedroom one bath cabin on the back row, so not lake view. However, the cabin was very clean and comfortable with all of the the amenities we needed - full kitchen, full bath with shower (no tub), fire place, grill on porch. We very much enjoyed our stay here. We did feel the prices were rather high, however, we'd rather stay in a cabin outside of town rather than a regular hotel room in town. There is no luxury here.....just basics, but that was fine for us.

We brought our bikes and went hiking and fishing around the lake. Pets are welcome for a reasonalbe pet fee.

All in all - we LOVED it!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Utah
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2010

Group of housekeeping cabins on Lake Mary, Mammoth Lakes, Ca. Even though a bit funky like most housekeeping cabins (what was my grandmother's veneer end table doing in the bathroom?), cabins & grounds are well-maintained. Beds are unusually comfortable & linens very nice. Service was excellent & cheerful. The problem for me was the location, not the resort. This beautiful mountain lake is swarming with people & boats & there is plenty of trash on the shoreline. Car traffic was constant on the weekends.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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San Francisco, California
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2010

The cabin was a great choice to locate ourselves for a 9 day trip to the Mammoth Lakes area. The furnishings in the cabin were outdated (I know it's expensive to keep everything updated, but if it was my property I would visit Ikea for kitchen items and The Company Store for bedding and linens) but everything that you would need to cook and relax was there. Lake Mary is across the road and we fished, hiked, rode our bikes to the surrounding lakes and had a wonderful time. No swimming in Lake Mary but the Athletic Club in town has a great outdoor pool for the kids and a spa for the moms! The staff at the lodge were very kind and helpful. We are going again next year!

Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2010

I know this place has great appeal for a longer stay (the cabin rentals are usually by the week), but I wanted to add it's also great for a one night post-Yosemite stay, if you can get a cabin. Lucky for me, they had a one night opening. I was originally scheduled for a night in "Twin" (one bedroom with a sofa bed in the living room), but I showed up a little early in the day and "Twin" was not ready. Without a word from me, they immediately upgraded me, at no added cost, to "Purple," a three bedroom cabin. Thanks to Pam and the rest of the staff!

The cabin had everything we needed: comfortable beds, plenty of pillows, blankets and towels, wood for the fireplace, everything! And a gorgeous view on top of all that!

Just one more story of Crystal Crag's kindness: a shirt had been accidently left behind. They called, had already washed the shirt, and were offering to send it to us. Very kind, friendly people all the way around! My only recommendation is to try to stay longer than one night!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Crystal Crag Lodge
Address: Lake Mary Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Region: United States > California > Mammoth Lakes
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 54 Speciality Lodging in Mammoth Lakes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have 22 cabins from 1-4 bedrooms set right alongside beautiful Lake Mary, just minutes from the town of Mammoth Lakes, but in a world of our own. Incomparable setting and views and some of the best hiking, biking, and fishing anywhere. Not fancy, but clean and comfortable, and the beds have all been replaced recently and are of very good quality. ... more   less 
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