Quiet street, views of Mt. Whitney. 2 BEDROOMS: BR 1; queen, BR 2; double futon. $20 for third person or second room. Guest have private bath. Breakfast: fruit, cereal, bagels, juice, coffee/tea. Located 7 miles from Lone Pine (see directions)..
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 1920's, 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 Alabama's, with Mt 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!
Small refrigerator. Free parking. Private bathroom.
Interaction with Guests
Can help with places to visit and shortest route through Death Valley to Las Vegas or visa versa.. And of course places to visit near my home.
Our sunsets are stunning. The dynamic rock formations will put you right into an old western. Don’t forget lots of hiking, wild life and friendly folks in town.
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.
Check-in any time after 2:00 p.m. (I'm here day & night, this is my home where I live). Check-out flexible unless another visitor is scheduled to arrive, then check-out is 11:00 AM. No dogs allowed. No smoking allowed.
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Zinda has a lovely well-kept home in one of the most beautiful spots I can imagine. She made a tasty breakfast each morning with fresh fruit and homemade smoothies, and had lots if suggestions for local hiking and sightseeing. We very much enjoyed staying with her and hope to be able to return for another stay soon!
Zinda is an amazing hoste. She provided lots of advices. Her breakfast was delicious and her house is relaxing and confy. Her garden is amazing. Anyway everything was perfect, too bad we didn't stay longer. Thank you very much Zinda !
I can only describe my stay at Zinda's airbnb as totally delightful. The property was as advertised, only more beautiful and relaxing. Zinda made me feel at home, and we got along famously. The breakfasts she prepared were delicious, especially the fruit smoothies. All in all, it was a perfectly peaceful respite from the stress of daily life, and I would recommend it to anyone.
We wish we could have stayed at Zinda's home for more than just one night, as it was absolutely wonderful! Zinda was very welcoming and open and helped us with everything we needed. The view from her beautiful backgarden is amazing! We had an excellent start of the day with Zinda's yummy breakfast there. The surrounding landscape is breathtaking! We gladly come back any time!
Zinda was a very nice host. Her house and the garden are beautiful and eating her super breakfast with the view to Mt Withney is just amazing :-)!
When you're unprepared (like we were) about the surroundings like Alabama Hills or Lone Pine, no problem, Zinda has always a good tipp what you can do... Thank you very much!
Zinda's place was great, located at a very nice area with an extraordinary view of Mount Whitney. She was very warm and welcoming, she also helped us to find a good place to have dinner. The bed was very comfortable and the shower just perfect. But the best of our stay was of course zinda's amazing breakfast! She made the best freshly squeezed fruit juice and the perfect fruit bowl, accompanied by steamy coffee and crunchy bagels! Thank you Zinda for hosting us!
Zinda was an amazing hostess. My friends and I only stayed with her for a brief 10 hours, but it was a wonderful experience! She provides everything that you need: towels, small little shampoos just in case you forget your own, and fresh water from the tap! Also she provided a delicious and asthetic breakfast which included fresh mint from her garden. Plus, you get a fantastic view of Mt. Whitney from her garden so you can contemplate what you're up against before you start your hike! She possesses a vast knowledge of the surrounding beautiful area, so just in case you get injured sadly before the trip to hike Mt Whitney (which happened to me), she suggested other trails which was a nice alternative. She is great!! Fully recommended!
I'm retired and living at my home in Alabama Hills, Lone Pine. I love the 70's music especially The Eagles. 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 used to ski on Mammoth Mt, having done so for over 35 years, only recently retiring snow skiing for other warmer sports. 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 see visitors explore this 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 to meeting all my guest. I’ve met some extraordinary visitors, diverse and all eager to learn about this unique area. My motto has always been
"Live and let Live, Be happy don’t sweat the small stuff”. Hope to see you in Lone Pine/Alabama Hills soon....