Fodor's Expert Review Tamarack Lodge Resort & Lakefront Restaurant

Lake Mary Rd., off Hwy. 203, Mammoth Lakes, California, 93546, USA Fodor's Choice

On the edge of the John Muir Wilderness Area, where cross-country ski trails lace the woods, this 1924 lodge looks like something out of a snow globe. The lake it borders is serenely beautiful, and during warm months fishing, canoeing, hiking, and mountain biking can be had right outside. For more privacy, opt for one of the cabins, which range from rustic to downright cushy—many have kitchens and fireplaces or wood-burning stoves. The softly lit Lakefront Restaurant (reservations essential) serves outstanding seasonal cuisine.

PROS

  • rustic
  • eco-sensitive
  • many nearby outdoor activities

CONS

  • high price tag
  • shared bathrooms for some main lodge rooms
  • spartan furnishings in lodge rooms

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Quiet
Remote
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 760-934–2442 | 800-626–6684

HOTEL DETAILS

46 rooms and cabins
Rate Includes: No meals

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