Generously donated by Kirby grandparents, this well-loved mountain home has never been used as a rental. You are invited to share in their special retreat reserved for family and friends.
In the summer, it takes about 6 hours to get to Mammoth Lakes from Santa Cruz via Highway 120 through Yosemite and over Tioga Pass. In the winter it takes about 7 to 8 hours, depending on weather, via Highways 88 and 395.
Mammoth Lakes is a well-known large ski area which can be accessed at Eagle Lodge (just a 7-minute walk). Also delightful in the summer – explore Devils Postpile National Monument, Bodie State Historic Park (a gold-mining ghost town), Mono Lake, and the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest near Bishop.
Ideal times to go are ski season through April (depending on snow!) and the summer months of June, July and August. If you prefer a quieter atmosphere, May is delightful, but Tioga Pass might not be open yet. September and October are wonderful as well, with far fewer people. Fall colors can be spectacular in mid to late October, but the weather can surprise you!
A short walk behind the house leads to a protected meadow and Mammoth Creek and a paved path for walking and biking. One favorite hike leaves from Rock Creek trail head (10,000 feet elevation) and, if you time it right, you return just in time for lunch at the “Pie in the Sky” cafe at Rock Creek Resort.
Bicycle paths abound around town and lead you to Twin Lakes, Horseshoe Lake and lakes Mary, Mamie and George. Opportunities to fish are everywhere! For even more ideas, check out The Official Mammoth Lakes Visitor Guide.
Dates to be arranged with donor.
Not available July 13-18 or December 16-25, 2016.
Must be used by March 15, 2017.
Mammoth Lakes, California
Elevation: 8,000 feet
5 bedrooms; 4.5 baths; spa
Accommodates 10 to 14
This item will be offered during the live auction at our Benefit Brunch on March 19th!