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.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Crystal Crag Hotel Mammoth Lakes