Mt Whitney CA-Bedroom with Koi Pond

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

Comfortable house, true mountain feeling, located on a quiet street, views of Mt. Whitney. Available bedrooms BR 1; queen, BR 2; double futon. Breakfast includes, fruit, cereal, bagels, juice, coffee and tea. Relax outside by the Koi pond a must..

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
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Zinda is a really FANTASTIC host! She welcomed us (we were 3 girls) so warmly and open-heartedly; even before getting to her place we got good recommendations about seeing around in the neighbourhood.
    We're the more grateful to her that actually she was about to "close her house for that airbnb season" but she still agreed to take us "on board".
    Furthermore, as it was my birthday on the first of the 2 days we stayed in Lone Pine, and we had done the hike to the Lone Pine Lake in the afternoon that day, I couldn't have expected a better bday evening than we had around the living room table at Zinda's cosy place...together with some sparkling wine and lemon meringue cake:). It was just great!
    The next morning we enjoyed morning tea/coffee in the backyard, at the koi pond, with the mountains at the backdrop and some sunbeams warming up the bit crispy air.
    Still, it was not all - besides tea and coffee, Zinda offered us some nice bites for breakfast and we really felt like at home.
    On the second day, one of us had to stay at home/Zinda's place to do some work on the computer. Luckily Zinda had nothing against it and once "our girl" had finished, Zinda gladly agreed to take her around a bit and do some cooking (special cooked green tomatos) together with her...even we could have a bite later in the evening and it was just delicious!
    Thousand thanks to Zinda (and her 2 cats) from the three Estonian girls Eveli, Reet and Victoria!

    November 2013
  • Thank you very much for welcoming me at your wonderful home Zinda :-)

    I wanted to be close to the Death Valley and found in Zinda's home the perfect place to stay - it's located right in beautiful and quiet sourroundings and is absolutely clean, comfortable with a high quality standard.

    Zinda is a great host and makes you feel like a friend. I also appreciate the good breakfast that I missed at most of the other places I stayed so far.


    October 2013
  • Zinda's home is an absolute gem. The house is set against dramatic and spectacular landscape. Although we were passing through we found the surrounding area fun to explore and we wished we could have stayed longer. The house and room were very comfortable and the perfect place to relax after a long drive. The bed was probably the best night sleep we had on our trip, it knocked us out of the jetlag we couldn't shake in a hotel. Aside from all that we were still talking about the breakfast a full 10 days later; simple, fresh and delicious. We would highly recommend to friends and anyone else who cares to listen.

    October 2013
  • It was so nice to stay with Zinda! It is a very nice home with a perfect guest room and bathroom. We had a very good sleep! It is a very peaceful place, perfect to relax, do some hiking tours and explore the nature. If there are no clouds on the sky, you can see a breath-taking spangled sky. We chose to stay only one night there, that was very pit. Zindas home and the environment is definitely a place to stay there more than one night! Zinda is a very nice hostess. She gave us so many informations for death valley! The breakfast was fantastic! Thank you Zinda for all!

    October 2013
  • Beautiful place right next to nature! Be sure to see the sunset and sun rise. Absolutely beautiful!

    October 2013
  • Great hostess. Great accommodations. I am not sure it would be possible to have a better traveling experience.

    WARNING: Anyone who DOES NOT LIKE: country/high desert roads close to town but, just far enough away to make you feel as if you are in the middle of nowhere; being surrounded by the landscape from the scenes in the Western movies dating back to the 1920s; lots of stars at night; the moon shining brighter than you have ever seen it shine; absolute peace and quiet; a nearby quaint, small town with one stoplight set to make you stop and take notice of a main street just begging for you to park your car and get out and walk around; an area with hiking trails and mountain lakes galore; majestic mountains; Mt. Whitney and the sun collaborating to form a backlit crown every evening at sunset (at least in the month of October and then again six months later); the twenty mile shadow that is then slowly cast across the landscape-- the intermission before Act Two of The Show of the Desert begins-- with all new and wonderful sensory experiences; and/or a gracious, informative and accommodating host-- then, this is not the place for you to stay.

    But you should try it. If only to discover how unnecessarily tightly wound your life really is.

    Zinda has made every effort to provide whatever is necessary for a comfortable stay. Putting far more thought and effort into it than we were expecting. We are definitely hoping to have an opportunity to return one day.

    Myself, interested in being an Airbnb host, Zinda showed me how to do it right, well and successfully. Without cutting corners. She sets the bar high and thoroughly enjoys providing for her guests.

    Thank you!

    October 2013
    Response from Zinda:

    Thank you Don for the great review, your description of my home and Lone Pine was the greatest I've ever had. I hope you sign up with Airbnb, with your keen eye for detail and optimism you would make a great host.

  • We contacted Zinda very last minute as we had had all our accommodation plans messed up by the government shut down of National Parks. She got back to me straight away and was very helpful. Once we arrived she was a very gracious and considerate host, suggesting places to eat and hikes to take. She even cooked us an amazing breakfast as we were on honeymoon.
    The house is lovely and full of character and the surrounding area is breathtaking.
    We would recommend Zinda's place to everyone travelling up the 395.

    October 2013
  • Great host, great room and clean bathroom! That was our first airbnb experience and it couldn't be better!
    Thank you again, Zinda!

    October 2013
  • Well, Zinda and her home were both wonderul. While Richard spent 3 days with a group climbing Mt Whitney,Zinda’s hospitality and humour really helped me. She gave excellent advice about places to visit and where to eat. As a fellow airbnb host we swapped lots of stories.
    The views from the home are amazing and the stars at night memorable. You will really enjoy your stay here.

    October 2013
  • Great place to stay!! Beautiful area, nice house, great host, GREAT BED (best bed we had so far). Zinda was very kind, gave us tips where to go and what to do (or what not to) and offered us a delicious breakfast the next morning. Definately recommend this accommodation.

    September 2013
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Van Nuys High & Valley College
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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