by Kaitlin Braun
Tamarack Lodge is comprised of beautiful, rustic cabins of varying sizes and styles: choose either “deluxe” or “historic” cabins with one to three bedrooms. In general, you’ll find that the deluxe cabins are more modern and luxurious, while the historic cabins are more dated. The smallest cabins have efficiency kitchenettes while the largest ones have full kitchens, so factor that into your decision as well. If you’d like a lake view, request it while booking; not all cabins are lakeside.
Continental breakfast and in-room wifi are both provided free of charge. There is also an onsite restaurant, but the menu is gourmet fine dining, so better for a parents-only date night.
The town of Mammoth Lakes is about an hour and a half from Yosemite, so it’s not ideal if you’re looking for somewhere to run back to for lunch and a change of clothes in the middle of the day. However, if you’d prefer to spend whole days in the park and make the drive back with the kids conked out in the back of the car, it won’t be a problem making Mammoth Lakes your home base.
Our Editor Loves
- Complimentary breakfast
- Charming, spacious cabins
- Free wifi
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
Just had a great stay at Tamarack Lodge. All staff were friendly and helpful. Reported a light out at the base of the stairs outside of our cabin. It was fixed immediately. A special shout out to Josh, Brian and Merlin (spelling?), who recovered our cooler from a bear who helped itself to it while my husband was packing our car! Give those guys a raise!
First impressions mean a lot when it comes to lodges and this place has it in spades. From the well-worn steps leading up to the large lobby complete with fireplace, comfortable furniture and ski-culture mementos decorating the walls. The staff was wonderful. Brian and Dave, at the desk, helped us get settled. Chris, at the bar, attended to our drink and bar menu needs. Great conversations ensued with the lots of them. Our room was in the lodge, which was fortuitous, as the power was cut off to the cabins for some reason, but the lodge was put on the generator and so we had heat and light. The restaurant looked to be fabulous, but we didn't eat there. The bar menu was the appetizers for the restaurant, and was delicious. We just didn't want a big meal. Love this place and would go back.