Mt Whitney CA-Bedroom with Koi Pond

House - Private room · Indian Springs Drive, Lone Pine, CA 93545, United States
Zinda

Comfortable house, true mountain feeling, located on a quiet street, views of Mt. Whitney. Bedrooms: BR 1; queen, BR 2; double futon. Breakfast: fruit, cereal, bagels, juice, coffee and tea. House located seven miles from Lone Pine (see directions)..

Your host, Zinda
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Comfortable house, true mountain feeling, located on a quiet street, views of Mt. Whitney. Bedrooms: BR 1; queen, BR 2; double futon. Breakfast: fruit, cereal, bagels, juice, coffee and tea. House located seven miles from Lone Pine (see directions)..

The Space

Looking for a place to stay? Look no further, Mt. Whitney at 14,496 ft. is right behind my home. Hiking and backpacking on Mt. Whitney is just a short car ride away to the Portal where the trail head to Mt. Whitney is located and the Whitney Portal Store "Certificate of Excellence 2013", with great food and drink. The 5.6 mile round trip hike to Lone Pine Lake, set in the spectacular towering peaks of the Whitney Portal Recreation Area, is not only an incredible day hike but also an opportunity to trek along a portion of the famous Mount Whitney Trail. Mount Whitney is the highest point in the contiguous United States any day hiker can trek as far as Lone Pine Lake without a permit, offering even the novice hiker a taste of Mount Whitney’s allure.

Death Valley center is a two hour drive just over 100 miles through the Inyo mountains. And if Las Vegas is your destination, it’s a 4 hour drive through stunning Death Valley.

Restaurants in Lone Pine, The Seasons great meal in a small town, Margie's Merry Go-Around Chinese food oasis, there are others, with two fast food.

The Alabama Hills are a popular filming location for television and movie productions, especially Westerns set in an archetypical "rugged" environment. Since the early 1920s, 150 movies and about a dozen television shows have been filmed here, including Tom Mix films, Hopalong Cassidy films, The Gene Autry Show, and The Lone Ranger. Classics such as Gunga Din, Springfield Rifle, The Violent Men (1955 film), Bad Day at Black Rock (1955), the Budd Boetticher/Randolph Scott "Ranown" westerns, part of How the West Was Won, and Joe Kidd.

More recent productions such as Tremors and Joshua Tree, were filmed at "movie ranch" sites known as Movie Flats and Movie Flat Road. In Gladiator, actor Russell Crowe rides a horse in front of the Alabamas, with Mount Whitney in the background, for a scene presumably set in Spain. Star Trek Generations was filmed here in addition to Overton, Nevada and Paramount Studios. This range was one of the filming locations for Disney's Dinosaur. More recently, many parts of the films Iron Man and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen were filmed here.

My back yard Koi pond, pergola and grape vines create an atmosphere unique and peaceful. Available, one bedroom with a queen bed, TV with Dish Network, and a second room (computer available with WIFI) has a double futon. Check-in any time after 2:00 p.m. (I'm here night & day). Sit outside on the patio, Bar-B-Que your dinner, and enjoy the view with a glass of wine, beer or ice tea, watch the sunset descend behind the highest mountain in the lower 48 states, you won't want to leave!

*Handicap Accessible...

Other Things to Note

The house is located seven miles from the city of Lone Pine in the Alabama Hills. The view is worth the drive, please read directions to the house before your visit so as not to get lost. GPS isn't always accurate.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • We just stayed the one night with Zinda, as a stop-over on our travels. Absolutely worth the slight detour and we wish we could have stayed longer!

    Zinda was a perfect hostess- friendly, open and welcoming but also giving us space to relax after our drive. The house and bedroom were lovely and full of character. Spectacular views. Besides giving us directions to go along an incredible road between Dolomites (think old westerns!) to get to a great Chinese restaurant, we were provided with a truly delicious breakfast the next morning with fruit from Zinda's own garden and a neighbour's.

    Other practical bits: a little off the beaten track, but only about a 5-10 min drive from the main road and easy directions to follow; we were able to park off the street and in some shade (a welcome relief!); spotless; fresh towels and toiletries available; a somewhat timid, but inquisitive cat; and bathroom right beside bedroom so very handy.

    Overall, a wonderful experience and we only wish we had had longer to stay and explore-great base for exploring Mt. Whitney, Death Valley or en route to Yosemite or Las Vegas. Thanks!:)

    July 2014
  • We arrived later than expected but Zinda was so friendly anyway. The room and bathroom were clean and nice and the breakfast was amazing. We really recommend Zindas place.

    July 2014
  • We had a really great time at Zinda's house. If you stay at Lone Pine, it's the place to stay. The view is magical. Zinda is lovely and can help you with you're trip. We enjoyed our only night at her place.

    July 2014
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Zinda. She has a loved home and the bedroom and ensuite have everything you need - not to mention the amazing breakfast we were provided with! Lone Pine is a great town too, with amazing views and changing scenery all around. Stay here!

    July 2014
  • I knew that Zinda would be accommodating through the strong positive reviews. However, I didn't know she'd be the most generous host I've ever encountered! When we arrived, we brought some fish we caught from Whitney Portal. She immediately brought me to her kitchen with sets of knives to clean them. I decided to cook a nice dinner with my two other friends, but I wasn't sure how to make a unique recipe (b/c I always cook the fish the same way). Zinda taught me a new way to cook them using eggs & flour. AWESOME & DELICIOUS method!
    But then, I clumsily broke a glass lid from a pot while moving around in the kitchen and offered Zinda cash to replace it, but she kept insisting that it was alright.
    THEN, she setup the back patio so we can enjoy dinner with the sunset & koi pond... wow. And after we cooked, we left the pots & pans and utensils in the sink to wash afterwards, but she already washed them before we could get to them!

    Bottom line, every lasting second at her place made me really reflect on the power of one's hospitality. She truly was like a motherly figure for us guests... I'm glad to have stopped by this place and for getting to know her. She has perfected the essence of hosting travelers. 10/10!!! THANK YOU ZINDA!

    (btw, her breakfasts are simple & good but her smoothies are REALLY GOOD.)

    July 2014
  • Very nice place. Beds are comfortable. Provided helpful local information.

    June 2014
  • Zinda was a wonderful host! She was so welcoming, kind and thoughtful! Her house is in the most beautiful location you can imagine! It is perfectly clean , so cute ! Zinda is such a very nice person, and take care of you very well! I definitely recommend her place, it will be a shame not to stop by!

    June 2014
    Zinda
    Response from Zinda:

    Glad you made it through Death Valley OK.. Did you enjoy the MGM?

    June 2014
  • Zinda and her house were warm and welcoming. The location is very special, with great views of the Sierras and a wonderfully landscaped yard. Conversations with her were quite engaging and a great alternative to a hotel for my two night stay. Zinda keeps her house immaculate and the description is accurate. One comment is that the bed was quite soft - certainly agreeable to many people, though not so much to my liking. I would definitely stay again when passing through the Lone Pine area.

    June 2014
    Zinda
    Response from Zinda:

    Kent your welcome to come back anytime. My pillow top bed is one of the things people like, maybe I can arrange for a board for the bed next time.. ha..ha..

    June 2014
  • Zinda et sa maison sont fantastiques. Nous avions chambre avec sa propre salle de bain, le lit est confortable et agréable et vous dormirez au calme. La maison est très propre et vraiment agréable. Zinda a un super jardin, une véritable oasis au milieu du désert, nous avons également profité de sa terrasse pour faire un barbecue, c'était super sympa. Nous avons passé une nuit sur la route pour la death valley et Vegas Qui se trouve respectivement à 45 minutes et 4h00 de là. Mention spéciale à Zinda qui est adorable et super sympa, elee fera tout pour que vous vous sentiez bien chez elle, et son petit déjeuner est excellent. . Merci pour tout Zinda et bonne continuation.

    June 2014
  • Zinda was a fabulous host and the room was super comfortable. We had a lovely stay on our way to Las Vegas via Death Valley, Zinda also gave us excellent tips on what to see on our drive, which made a real difference. The house is located near the Alabama hills (famous filming location for many classic Western movies) the short drive up from Lone Pine is an experience in itself. The lovely garden and patio area has great views of Mount Whitney. Quiet, peaceful and a great place to stay

    June 2014
    Zinda
    Response from Zinda:

    Cecilia & Stephen, I'm glad you enjoyed the drive most people really love driving up Whitney Portal road, giving them a chance to get off Hwy 395 and see the famous Alabama Hills rock formation of so many old and new movies. Thank you again for the great review..

    June 2014
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I'm retired and living at my home in Alabama Hills, Lone Pine. I love the 70s music especially The Eagles, and play it daily. I grew up during the Beatles and Beach Boys hay days, hung around Malibu and Zuma Beach, CA, tried my hand at surfing and did ok. I love to ski on Mammoth Mtn and have done so for over 35 years, only recently retiring that activity for other warmer ones. I love to bike; try to ride 6 miles in the morning around Alabama Hills. I love hiking; have hiked this area for years and love to help people with the area. I love to travel; especially Costa Rica which I have been 6 times, twice to Arenal Volcano, I was fortunate it erupted each time. I love the people there and hope to stay in Airbnb next time I go. I look forward meeting people that come to stay; they’re wonderful visitors, diverse and eager to learn about this unique area. My motto has always been "Live and Let Live", and “Be happy don’t sweat the small stuff”. I hope to see you in Alabama Hills soon....
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