The closest hotel to Mammoth Mountain, the Mammoth Mountain Inn is literally located in the ski resort parking lot, elevation 9,000 feet. New this year: Guests of the inn receive a free copy of Mammoth Adventures, a new guide book with details on the best local outdoor activities, including hikes, hot springs, skiing, and more. Condo units come with kitchens and dining rooms, and all suites have access to the indoor spas, outdoor heated swimming pool, on-site child care, free airport transfers to the Mammoth airport, town shuttle, on-site ski rental shop and overnight ski valet.
Just 20 miles north of Mammoth Lakes and a few minutes from the small ski area of June Mountain, The Double Eagle Resort and Spa has 16 rooms, plus 15 two-bedroom cabins with kitchens, outdoor barbecues, and indoor wood-burning fireplaces. But you won’t come to stay inside: The resort is located on 13 acres surrounded by lakes, skiing, and fishing. Finish the day with a hot-stone massage at the award-winning Creekside Spa. The on-site Eagle’s Landing Restaurant serves made-to-order omelets, French toast, and more for breakfast.
Room service—particularly with choices like mac and cheese made with tallegio and truffles—is a new concept in Mammoth. And while 32-inch flatscreen TVs, fireplaces and plush robes make in-room dining at this 230-suite condo hotel particularly appealing, guests find it easy to venture out. The Village at Mammoth and a gondola to the slopes stand some 75 steps downhill from the Westin’s ski valet. Even so, the hotel’s free shuttle
ferries guests on the 60-second drive. Après-ski, families splash in the heated pool amid big views before dropping the children at the free Kid’s Club while adults repair to the postmodern environs of Whitebark for epicurean eats. $299–$1,079; 760-934-0400; westin.com
Book a ski-and-stay package at Mammoth's Westin, which is walking distance to the gondola, and get a $20 tab for après ski drinks.
Book a studio or a one- or two-bedroom suite at the Westin Monache Resort, located across from the Village at Mammoth and walking distance to the gondola that accesses the ski resort. The on-site Whitebark Restaurant is a popular lounge spot for après ski and features a new sushi menu. Resort amenities include free town shuttle, ski and snowboard rentals, a kids’ center, and more. Good news for pet owners: Dogs are welcome, and the hotel even provides a Westin Heavenly Dog Bed, food bowl and mat, water bowl, and a dog amenity kit.
Going on a romantic weekend to Mammoth? The Cinnamon Bear Inn is as cute and cozy as it sounds.
Going on a romantic weekend to Mammoth? If you can’t already tell by the name, the Cinnamon Bear Inn is as cute and cozy as it sounds (translation: your girlfriend will think the checkered quilts and vintage, Colonial-style furnishings are kitschy, but still adorable). For the full experience, book the Honeymoon Suite, which has a four-poster canopy bed. It’s also a good spot for families—kids’ rooms come with two twin beds. There’s complimentary breakfast in the morning and hors d'oeuvres in the afternoon. Their three-day lift ticket and lodging package starts at $354 per person.