Hotel at a Glance: The Village Lodge
The Village Lodge sits at the base of Mammoth Mountain, tucked into eastern California's rugged Sierra Nevada. In the warmer months, you can hike to the mountain's summit, explore the Sierra on horseback, or tee off at the highest golf course in California.
- Go for a swim in the courtyard pool or relax in one of five hot tubs.
- Get an adrenaline rush at Mammoth Mountain Bike Park, which Outside named the best bike park in the U.S.
- Condo amenities: One- and two-bedroom condos come with a kitchen and dining area, a balcony, a gas fireplace, and free WiFi.
- Day trip: Yosemite National Park, full of hiking trails and waterfalls, is only 40 miles away.
Mammoth Lakes, California: Hot Springs and Hiking in the Sierra Nevada
Mammoth Lakes lies amid a breathtaking landscape of rugged mountains and glacial lakes in eastern California. A quiet town high up in the pine-studded Sierra Mountains southeast of Yosemite, Mammoth Lakes is the main gateway to the Mammoth Mountain resort. It’s only about 10 minutes from the center of town to the resort.
In winter, Mammoth is a natural playground for skiers and snowboarders. In warmer months, the resort is a popular destination for fishing or hiking through meadows filled with wildflowers. After a day exploring the wilderness, you can unwind in one of the area's natural hot springs or head downtown to visit casual bistros and sip locally crafted beers.