1 . Mammoth | 8050

Mammoth Lakes, California

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When we say you’ll be living the high life in Mammoth Lakes, we mean 8,050 ft. up in the glorious Sierra air, to be specific. Drawing from our No. 1 spot’s elevation, the aptly-named Mammoth | 8050 has proved that living on a powdery pedestal is, indeed, all it’s cracked up to be!

Resort home ownership will never be the same for you once you’ve reached this Ansel Adams territory. Yes, you’ll be able to find plenty of other vacation rentals here, but obviously we chose Mammoth | 8050 for a reason – plenty of reasons, actually. The award-winning firms Stryker/Brown Architects and KNA Design have created one- to three-bedroom vacation residences bedecked with an infusion of contemporary décor and rustic mountain elements, like natural wood and stone. Although you’ll feel completely at home comfort-wise, you’ll be treated with five-star hotel hospitality, here. A 24-hour concierge is ready to arrange transportation or reservations at the drop of a tassled hat, while ski valets are there to take your gear before you head to the Rooftop Spa for a frost-be-gone footbath or massage.

Highlights

Mammoth | 8050 features jaw-dropping views of the Village at Mammoth, Mammoth Mountain and the Sierras.

Related Onsite Offerings

Housekeeping services, pre-arrival grocery services, valet parking, game room, media room, wine storage, fitness center and three hot tubs.

Getting there

From Los Angeles, head north on Interstate 5. Take Hwy. 14 North to Interstate 395, and follow Interstate 395 North to Mammoth Lakes.

2 . Juniper Springs Resort

Mammoth Lakes, California

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Come one, come all – this High Sierra sensation will dazzle you with its outstanding panorama, its friendly family atmosphere and its record-breaking golf course. Where, you say? Juniper Springs, the perfectly powered No. 2 spot on our list of Top 10 Mammoth Lake Vacation Rentals.

It’s nice to get away from the kids once in a while; to escape to the breathtaking mountainside and sip on bubbly while soaking in bubbles with your one and only in a suite for two. It’s also nice to see your wee ones bundled up on the bunny hill with skis strapped on and a big smile on their faces. When you vacation at Juniper Springs, we recommend you opt for the latter. This Mammoth Lakes location caters to people with kids in tote, with spacious one- to three-bedroom condos and a proximity to the action-packed Mammoth Village. Don’t take us wrong; we’re not dissuading twosomes to come, because steamy outdoor hot tubs are here, and the nearby 18-hole Sierra Star Golf Course is the perfect grown-up must-do. We just wouldn’t want your tiny tots to miss out on the super-fun dog sled rides in the winter and Snowcreek Athletic Club kids’ activities year-round!

Fun facts

Mammoth Mountain’s Sierra Star Golf Course is the highest golf course in California!

Highlights

Juniper Springs Resort was named one of Conde Nast Traveler's Top 50 Ski Resort Properties.

Related Onsite Offerings

Bell service, fitness room, outdoor hot tubs, outdoor heated pools and 24-hour reception.

3 . 1849 Condos

Mammoth Lakes, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 421 - 1849

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Chances are, once you read about this sumptuous Eastern Sierra destination you’ll be rushing to it like the frenzied gold miners were hurrying to the Golden State during the 1849 California Gold Rush, the namesake of our No. 3 selection. 1849 Condos is a real nugget in this bygone mining town!

Don’t worry; you won’t find any tumbleweeds blowing down the block or cock-eyed prospectors hanging around outside the 1849 Condos. Gone are the days of gold rushes; in its place you’ll find days, weeks, even months dedicated to one thing: enjoying Mammoth Lakes. From Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and Devil's Postpile National Monument to the portrait-perfect Ansel Adams Wilderness; your trip to the Sierra Nevadas will be worth much more than a mining cart full of gold. After a long day of traipsing along Yosemite hiking trails or speeding down Mammoth Mountain on your trusty skis, a big, pillow-laden bed will be waiting for you in your one- to four-bedroom condo. Start a fire, warm your tootsies and prepare yourself for another mammoth day of Sierra excitement!

Highlights

1849 Condos feature a private sledding hill!

Related Onsite Offerings

Shuttle service, meeting room, pool, three hot tubs, saunas and laundry facilities.

Getting there

From Los Angeles, take I-405 North to I-5 North to State Route 14 North. Then take State Route 14 north (to Mojave) to U.S. Hwy 395. From there, take U.S. Hwy 395 north to Bishop. Continue north on U.S. Hwy 395 to State Route 203. Take State Route 203 west to Mammoth and Mammoth Mountain and 1849 Condos will be up ahead.

4 . Meadow Ridge Condominiums

Mammoth Lakes, California

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We’re big fans of Mammoth Lakes ski vacations, family vacations and even fishing vacations, but when it comes to beating the winter blues, nothing grants you a new perspective like a generous dose of luxury. Fortunately at our No 4 pick, you don’t even have to sacrifice the fish, family or slopes to get it!

That’s right – at Meadow Ridge Condominiums, you get the incredible Eastern Sierra ski vacation, the memorable California family vacation and the high altitude luxury in one pretty little Mammoth Lakes vacation package. The alpine portion is more than taken care of by Meadow Ridge’s convenient location to the Lifts at Little Eagle. Your family is equally coddled with a wide range of Eastern Sierra activities – hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding and wildflower picking – to suit every age and taste. And as for the luxury, well – let’s just say the million-dollar views of the Sherman Range and Snowcreek Valley are just the beginning! Heck, there’s even a place for you golf fanatics at Meadow Ridge Condominiums. And by that, we don’t just mean there’s a bed for you in these spacious Mammoth Lakes vacation rentals. We mean there’s literally a place that’s just for you – the Sierra Star Golf Course – and it just so happens to be within chipping distance of your Meadow Ridge accommodation.

Getting there

Vacation rentals from Meadow Ridge Condominiums come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, from cozy two bedrooms to spacious three bedrooms with lofts.

Highlights

Meadow Ridge Condominiums also offers a swimming pool, spa and tennis court in summer months.

Fun facts

Onsite snow removal equipment keeps your path to winter recreation wide open at Meadow Ridge condominiums.

5 . Summit Condominiums

Mammoth Lakes, California

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We’ve seen the resorts that go on and on about complimentary breakfasts, complimentary parking and even complimentary towels. But what if your Mammoth Lakes vacation rental offered something that actually complemented your California vacation – something that added value, not just something you’d expect to get anyway.

Well, our No. 5 pick is just such a place. At Summit Condominiums, in place of the usual “complimentary” bar of soap and scratchy towels, you’ll find a gourmet kitchen, a cozy fireplace and convenient underground parking. And with these particular Mammoth Lakes vacation rentals, you never have to worry that the room you reserved has been replaced with less-than-stellar accommodations upon arrival. Each Summit Condominium unit has been strictly rated on everything from furniture and lighting to the all-important first impression! Some people prefer to spend their California vacations social climbing, but we’d much rather take a crack at these magnificent Mammoth Lakes rocks! This geological hot spot is crawling with climbing terrain, from the Lakes Basin and Owens Valley Gorge to Hot Creek’s geological site. And if scaling the side of a California cliff with nothing but a rope between you and certain death doesn’t appeal, Mammoth Mountain boasts a climbing wall that’s perfect for beginners.

Fun facts

Mammoth Lakes offers the finest horseback riding terrain in the Eastern Sierra. Local pack outfitters can arrange everything from short trail rides to week-long horseback adventures.

Highlights

Summit Condominiums is within walking distance to Mammoth Mountain lifts, tennis courts and outdoor spas.

Related activities

Nearby Yosemite National Park is another can’t-miss climbing destination on your Mammoth Lakes vacation.

6 . Viewpoint Condominiums

Mammoth Lakes, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 826 - 6680

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As travel writers, we try to keep an open mind. After all, it’s happened more than once that we’ve turned up our noses too quickly at a shabby hotel exterior that hid an equally charming interior. As our No. 6 spot offers equally spectacular interiors, exteriors and scenery in every season, we found Viewpoint Condominiums an easy viewpoint to consider!

They call this stunning accommodation by the name of Viewpoint Condominiums, but we’d rather call it your Mammoth Lakes vacation with a view – or is it views? You see, with so much worthy Eastern Sierra scenery to gaze upon, we had a hard time deciding where to look first! Like the breathtaking alpine landscape offered by our Viewpoint Condominium balcony. Then, the humbling mountain peaks and geological landmarks of Yosemite National Park, just a short drive away. And finally, the awe-inspiring vista of Red’s Meadows, dotted with wildflowers, aspen trees and does grazing with their fawns. In addition to the Eastern Sierra views, these Mammoth Lakes vacation rentals also boast some of the best rates in town. That means you can rule the Canyon Lodge slopes by day and be the center of attention in the Mammoth village by night – without a second thought for your budget!

Highlights

Viewpoint Condominium’s one and one-bedroom plus loft accommodations sleep up to six people on your Mammoth Lakes family or group vacation.

Fun facts

Viewpoint Condominiums offers spectacular discounts and deals all year long, including the unbelievable offer of two nights free for every week you stay.

Related Onsite Offerings

Viewpoint Condominiums is just a short walk from the gondola, which whisks you away to the base of Canyon Lodge.

7 . Seasons 4 Condominium Rentals

Mammoth Lakes, California

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While its name may hint at four seasons of spectacular Mammoth Lakes scenery and adventure, our No. 7 pick is so much more than your typical year-round California vacation rental. Seasons 4 Condominium Rentals is also perfectly suited to nearly every type of vacation, regardless of the season!

With five lakes just minutes from your Seasons 4 condo’s door, you won’t find a better destination for your California fishing vacation. With 3,500 acres of ski-able terrain and upwards of 26 chair lifts to take you straight to it, Seasons 4 could be the go-to destination for your annual group or family ski vacation. And if summer is the only time you take your vacations, you’ll find something worth remembering all year long at Seasons 4. From horseback riding along Sherwin Creek to hiking past Devils Postpile National Monument, Mammoth Lakes promises boundless adventure on your California vacation. If you’ve been searching for that elusive family reunion venue, we may have saved you the trouble. With cozy Mammoth Lakes accommodations that offer plenty of space for both family bonding and quiet reflection, a host of onsite amenities like a game room and heated swimming pool, and a location convenient to the Village of Mammoth’s shops and restaurants, your Mammoth Lakes family reunion practically plans itself at Seasons 4!

Related activities

Take in a movie on your Mammoth Lakes vacation. The village offers free Movies under the Stars all summer long!

Highlights

Seasons 4 vacation rentals include cozy furnishings and unique amenities like wood burning stoves and ski lockers at Canyon Lodge.

Getting there

Bodie ghost town, Mono Lake, the June Lake loop and Yosemite National Park are all just a short drive from Seasons 4 Condominium Rentals.

8 . Horizons 4 Condominium Rentals

Mammoth Lakes, California

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It’s that time again. What time, you ask? Time to plan this year’s California vacation, of course! The way we see it, you’ve got two choices. You could hole up in a rustic mountain hideaway to get the “authentic” Mammoth Lakes experience. Or, you could save yourself the trouble, book with our No. 8 pick and get a complete Mammoth Lakes vacation!

But we won’t presume to choose for you. Instead, we’ll lay out the facts. With Option A, your “accommodation” ranks somewhere above a cardboard box and slightly below a canvas tent. With Horizons 4 Condominium Rentals, you get your choice of Mammoth Lakes condos with all the creature comforts. Where Option A likely features an outhouse and – if you’re lucky – a scrap of toilet paper, your condo comes with the luxury of indoor plumbing. And while you’ll likely need to equip your tires with heavy chains to make the trek into civilization from Option A, Horizons 4’s vacation rentals are centrally located in the Mammoth Lakes village! If we still haven’t tipped the scales in Horizons 4’s favor, maybe this will settle your California vacation once and for all. This Mammoth Lakes vacation rental also offers discounts on ski rentals, money-saving lift ticket packages and is within walking distance of village shops and restaurants – no more reheated chili for you!

Fun facts

Horizons 4 Condominium Rentals has been under the same great management for the past 26 years.

Highlights

Each of these Mammoth Lakes vacation rentals is individually decorated for one-of-a-kind alpine flair. Select units feature antique snowshoes and skies proudly displayed on their wood-paneled walls.

Related Onsite Offerings

Horizons 4 Condominium Rentals offers added discounts on non-holiday stays of three, four and five nights or more!

9 . Mammoth Estates

Mammoth Lakes, California

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Maybe you’ve been searching for the elusive experience that somehow lives up to your vacation daydreams. Maybe you’d rather blend in with the locals than get tossed into the “tourist” category. And maybe you’re just so busy with day-to-do happenings that you simply haven’t had time to think about – much less plan – your Mammoth Lakes vacation.

If you’ve been plagued by any of the above (or relentlessly nagged by your significant other) then we’re here to ease your burden – or, our No. 9 pick is. Sure, Mammoth Estates boast cozy studio to spacious four-bedroom accommodations within walking distance to village shops, restaurants and slopes. But this first-class California vacation rental company is also managed by long-time Mammoth Lakes locals, who are more than willing to help plan your dream vacation down to the last detail! Maybe you’ve always fancied yourself an outdoor adventurer after Indiana Jones’ heart. Mammoth Estates’ friendly staff can point you in the right direction – or altitude – for skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking and even rock climbing in the Eastern Sierra. Or, perhaps you fashion yourself an art sophisticate with a keen eye for line and form. Simply say the word and Mammoth Estates can point you to nearly a dozen village galleries, museums and crafter’s quarters!

Fun facts

All of the Mammoth Estates vacation properties are smoke free!

Related activities

Looking to broaden your Mammoth Lakes vacation horizons? Yosemite National park is just a short 30-minute drive from Mammoth Lake, while Reno and Lake Tahoe are both three hours north.

Highlights

Mammoth Estates offers free transportation to and from the Mammoth Lakes village.

10 . Mammoth Mountain Chalets

Mammoth Lakes, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (760) 934 - 8518

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If you’re anything like us, nothing brings out your competitive side like a healthy dose of outdoor adventure. Naturally, we knew we’d found a kindred spirit in our No. 10 pick. With a convenient location only 100 yards away, Mammoth Mountain Chalets lets you be the first to reach Mammoth Mountain’s slopes!

Set at an astonishing 9,000 ft. above sea level, Mammoth Mountain Chalets place you in the very heart of California’s alpine terrain. But these A-frame chalets offer more than just high altitude and incredible Mammoth Lakes scenery; they’re also just steps from Mammoth Mountain’s Gondola, Broadway and Beginners lifts! That’s good news for skilled skiers – and even better news for parents with little ones best suited for the bunny hill. And back at your Mammoth Mountain chalet, you’ll find plenty to please everyone on your California family ski vacation! We know you likely came for the slopes, but if you just can’t make it to Mammoth Lakes in winter, don’t fret. Summer is this California region’s equally-spectacular second season. The snow may have melted, but the forest and mountain studded terrain it left behind is perfect for hiking and mountain biking. Spend your days cruising Mammoth Mountain Bike Park’s groomed trails and off road terrain before dancing the night away in the downtown village.

Related activities

Sledding, swimming, sailing, water skiing, backpacking, hiking and mountain biking can all be enjoyed at or near Mammoth Mountain Chalets.

Highlights

Mammoth Mountain Chalets are tucked away in the secluded wilderness of the Inyo National Forest.

Fun facts

Mammoth Village offers a variety of shopping and dining just four miles from Mammoth Mountain Chalets.

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