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Popular amenities for Mammoth Lakes vacation rentals

Stay near Mammoth Lakes's top sights

Mammoth Mountain109 locals recommend
The Village At Mammoth65 locals recommend
Canyon Lodge44 locals recommend
Tamarack Lodge & Resort24 locals recommend
Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge71 locals recommend
Eagle Lodge28 locals recommend

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Quick stats about vacation rentals in Mammoth Lakes

Total rentals

2.7K properties

Rentals with a pool

1.7K properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

510 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

1.9K properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

137K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$40 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Mammoth Lakes

All About Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes is an outdoor lover’s paradise. It’s nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, guarded on the north by 11,053-foot-tall Mammoth Mountain, ringed by the Inyo National Forest, and located just 32 miles from Yosemite National Park. Hiking, biking, and high-altitude running all have a home here, but thanks to the miles of trails and powdery snow on Mammoth Mountain, this village is largely known as a mecca for skiing and snowboarding. In the evening, the quaint resort town comes alive with après-ski offerings, including a collection of homegrown breweries and distilleries with cozy tasting rooms and behind-the-scenes tours. In the summer, when the snow recedes, the vibe is more sedate, but there’s still plenty to do, including fishing and kayaking in the plentiful lakes.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Mammoth Lakes

Here in the mountains, temperatures are cooler. May and April bring temperatures in the low 50s and 60s Fahrenheit, June through September warm up with averages in the 60s and 70s, and from October through February you can expect weather in the 40s, even dipping into the 20s. Pack for cool nights year-round, and in the wintertime plan ahead for snow — lots of it.

Top things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area

With more than 3,500 skiable acres, record-setting snowfalls, and ski seasons that have occasionally extended into August, Mammoth Mountain is a wintry haven for snow sports. Twenty-eight lifts ferry visitors up the mountain to 150 trails ranging from beginner to expert. You’ll find 11 parks here, too, equipped with up to 50 jumps and two half-pipes, including a 22-footer. Snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and tubing are on offer, as well.

Panorama Gondola

Enjoy expansive views on this 3,100-foot ride to the summit of Mammoth Mountain. At the top there’s a cafe and interpretive center that hosts exhibits on the surrounding wilderness, as well as telescopes so you can get a closer look at things. From there you can hike back down the mountain, visiting a network of learning stations along the way that detail the area’s natural and cultural history. The gondola operates daily depending on conditions, so make sure to check ahead. Tickets can be purchased in advance online.

Hilltop Hot Spring

Drive just 15 minutes outside the village to luxuriate in a natural hot spring offering expansive vistas of mountains and meadows. From a parking lot located off Benton Crossing Road, it’s a short walk to this tub dug long ago by humans looking to take advantage of the hot streams coursing nearby. Crafted with stone and cement, the pool is fed by two pipes — which can be tinkered with to adjust the temperature — and even has a plug at the bottom so it can be drained and cleaned. About six people can fit at one time, and this clothing-optional pool can get crowded, so go with a game attitude. Hilltop is one of several hot springs in the area, so if soaking is on your to-do list, there’s plenty on tap.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Mammoth Lakes?

    Mammoth Lakes experiences a highland climate. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 80°F (27°C) during the day. Winter is cold, often dropping below 32°F (0°C), making it perfect for winter activities like skiing and snowboarding. It's important to check weather conditions before planning outdoor activities.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Mammoth Lakes?

    In Mammoth Lakes, visitors frequently enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and fishing in the summer. In winter, the area is known for its skiing and snowboarding. If you prefer a more relaxing activity, soak in the natural hot springs or explore the local shops and restaurants.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Mammoth Lakes?

    Winter is a popular time to visit Mammoth Lakes for the ski season, while summer attracts visitors with warm weather and outdoor activities. The Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza in summer and the Night of Lights in winter are local events that draw visitors.

  • What are the best places to stay in Mammoth Lakes?

    The Village at Mammoth is a frequently recommended area to stay in Mammoth Lakes, with its close proximity to shops, restaurants, and the Village Gondola. Old Mammoth Road is also a popular area, offering a quiet, residential feel while still being close to amenities. Snowcreek and Mammoth Mountain are also often suggested for their scenic views and easy access to ski slopes.

  • What are the best places to visit in Mammoth Lakes?

    Visitors often explore scenic spots such as Mono Lake, Devils Postpile National Monument, and Rainbow Falls. The Mammoth Lakes Basin is also worth visiting, boasting several beautiful lakes. For a relaxing time, head to one of the area's natural hot springs.

  • What are some hiking trails in Mammoth Lakes?

    Mammoth Lakes has several hiking trails to explore. The Crystal Lake Trail and the Mammoth Crest Trail are often recommended for their panoramic views. The trail to Rainbow Falls is another popular choice, leading to a beautiful waterfall.

  • What are some family activities to do in Mammoth Lakes?

    Families can have fun exploring the Mammoth Lakes Basin with activities such as hiking, biking, and fishing. The Mammoth Adventure Center also has family-friendly activities like the climbing wall and zip line. In winter, families often join ski or snowboarding lessons or enjoy a day of snow play at Woolly's Tube Park.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Mammoth Lakes?

    From Mammoth Lakes, one can take day trips to Yosemite National Park, about 40 miles (64 km) away, or explore the ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. There's also the option of a scenic drive along Highway 395, visiting historic sites like Bodie State Historic Park.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Mammoth Lakes?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Mammoth Lakes. From over 1,750 condo rentals, over 130 house rentals to over 50 cabin rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Mammoth Lakes?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 890 vacation rentals in Mammoth Lakes featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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