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. The ski lifts kick back into gear on November 11.
- 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 magazine named the best bike park in the United States.
- Condo amenities: Each one- and two-bedroom condo comes with a kitchen and dining area, balcony, gas fireplace, and free WiFi.
- Day trip: The hiking trails and waterfalls of Yosemite National Park are only 40 miles away.
Mammoth Lakes, California: Hot Springs and Hiking in the Sierra Nevada
Mammoth Lakes is a quiet California town high up in the Sierra Nevada mountains southeast of Yosemite National Park. It’s the main gateway to Mammoth Mountain resort, which is just a 10-minute drive from the center of town. The resort is home to the highest golf course in California and Mammoth Mountain Bike Park, which Outside magazine named the best bike park in the United States.
Though Mammoth Lakes is a natural playground for skiers and snowboarders, it’s a popular destination for fishing and hiking in warmer months. Convict Lake, which got its name after a sheriff captured a group of escaped inmates here in 1871, is well known for its stunning mountain vistas and abundance of rainbow trout. The lake is encircled by an easy 3-mile hiking path that reveals the mountains from all perspectives.
The area’s geothermal activity supports a number of natural hot springs, which are great places to unwind after a day of exploring the wilderness. When hunger strikes, head to downtown Mammoth Lakes to find casual bistros and bars pouring West Coast brews.