California's Sierra Neveda Lodge Is All Fired Up
The main complaint we've heard/read about the Sierra Nevada Lodge at Mammoth Lakes is that it's a little outdated in its decor, that the rooms are a bit old.
Well, they certainly addressed that comment card with a three-year multi-million dollar renovation, including the new construction of six chalets and 15 fireplace suites. The resort officially "re-opened" on February 1, although it never really closed, and now has a total of 149 rooms.
The chalets (pictured above) are located next door to the lodge and have full kitchens with butcher-block countertops and wood burning fireplaces. We dig the old-school snowshoe lights on the wall -- that's the good kind of "outdated" decor -- and the wood-burning fireplace is a mountain treat that's becoming less and less common thanks to liability and lawyers.
The fireplace suites (above) include gas stone fireplaces (see, told you), a resort-style kitchen with granite countertops, and new bathrooms with waterfall showers and soaking tubs (we love us a good waterfall shower).
Speaking of soaking, one other fun fact is that the hotel also has the largest hot tub in Mammoth with room for up to 24 people. Sounds like a party!
Try out the new accommodations at a rate of $129 per person, per night via the "Threedom Lift and Lodging Package" that includes a 3-day lift ticket. And don't worry, this puppy is dog friendly for those who like that sort of thing. Have you stayed in one of the new suites yet? Let us know your thoughts.
Photos: [Sierra Nevada Lodge]