Rustic Studio & Garden near Mt.Tom

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Running Iron Road, Bishop, CA 93514, United States

Quiet, cute space with a big backyard and garden with views of the surrounding mountains.

The Space

We have a studio (brick) cabin in Bishop, CA. It is tiny (15 x 25 ft) but has a full-sized bed, kitchen and bathroom. We are mostly on the road as musicians, so renting it helps cover our costs, and allows us to maintain a home, versus being homeless musicians! There is also a wooden 8 x 8 foot stage in the backyard where you could have a tent set up if you want more space. We are on the west side of Bishop, between town and the climbing and hiking access. The nightly rate is for 1 or 2 adults; it's a small cabin with 1 full sized bed. There is plenty of free parking. I can see people who are coming out to climb/camp/hike loving this place, if they want to know they'll have a dry place to sleep, a hot shower and a kitchen where they can make full meals--sure you could camp out, but you risk the weather, and campgrounds around here can get crowded and noisy. Here you'll have privacy, a full kitchen and bathroom, and still be out in nature. Also, it would work well as a base-camp for a hiking trip. We're as close as you can get to the Buttermilks and the trailheads (North lake, South Lake and Sabrina) and still be in Bishop. There are 6 other cabins on the property, but each cabin is a stand-alone house, so you'll have your privacy, and all the neighbors are super-great people who are artists, photographers, gardeners, musicians etc. We have a stunning view of Mt. Tom. You'll have to drive to our place since there isn't public transit nearby. The kitchen has standard appliances (stove/oven, fridge, microwave, coffee grinder & press), and we have plenty of dishes and cookware. Feel free to use our spices--we might have the largest spice collection in Bishop. We do have Wi-Fi. The bathroom has a shower (no tub--sorry, we soak in the nearby hot springs (5 rustic and 1 developed within 30 miles of the house)--we'll leave the hot spring book with directions on the desk). We have an evaporative cooler for the summer, and space heaters for chilly winter nights. During the summer we have a big garden (if anything looks to be dying of thirst, feel free to water / weed / kill aphids etc). You're welcome to browse and pick herbs & ripe veggies for your cooking. Because we are often gone for multiple weeks, we can't do laundry between guests, so we ask people to use their own sheets & towels (there are blankets and pillows on the bed). Since we can't check the cabin between each guest, we ask you to leave the house as tidy as you found it, so another guest can use it after you, and let us know it's condition when you arrive.

We keep our calendar as up-to-date as possible for traveling musicians, thus if your inquiry is for a date more than 2 or 3 months away, we may not be able to confirm it, but we'll put down your name for that date, and as soon as we know that for sure the house is available, we'll get back to you.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $250 /week
Monthly Price: $800 /month
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had no problem finding the Rocking K in Bishop. After turning into the driveway and passing the small pond, we found Sharons cabin nestled in among 6 other quaint cabins with the Sierra Nevada snow capped mountains as a backdrop. As a self check in style home, we didn't get to meet Sharon but during our correspondence with her got to know a little about her and the accommodations. Cozy, inviting, and filled with the charm of Sharon's personality, we spent 2 nights and filled our days visiting friends making new friends and exploring in the town of Bishop. We especially enjoyed the Law Museum just outside town. Thank you for sharing your cabin with us.

    April 2014
  • This was a perfect home base for my one-week retreat in Bishop. Sharon was responsive and helpful from the start, and the peaceful location provided plenty of opportunity for rest and relaxation. I would definitely stay here again.

    March 2014
  • Had a nice quiet time at the cabin. It's a great setup in a really great location (especially if you are headed to the Buttermilks). The frogs were amazing. If you are into rustic you will enjoy--if you are expecting someone to tidy up your room everyday, you might want to find something else.

    March 2014
  • Thanks for letting us stay. It was cozy and clean. Kristin and Phil

    March 2014
  • Sharon was super helpful and sweet! The place was very rustic but charming

    March 2014
  • I needed a place to crash on my drive to Palm Springs and this place was just perfect for me! Right off 395 by a couple miles, but it felt like the country to me and I fell asleep listening to the unfettered sounds of Mama Earth. So peaceful. I only wish I had more time to stay and enjoy the unbelievable mountains. Next time I will plan with greater wisdom!

    March 2014
  • Sharon's cabin was the perfect vacation spot for a week in the Bishop area. She was very helpful with super easy and quick communication. The cabin is so cozy, has the most comfortable bed, and all the amenities I needed. I would definitely stay here again!

    March 2014
  • It was a lovely little cabin - nice, quiet and next to the mountains. Didn't get a chance to meet Sharon - but she was amazing leaving behind instructions for every little detail. We had a really good time!

    January 2014
  • Cute cabin! Sharon was very responsive! Beautiful views in the morning!

    December 2013
  • Great location, WiFi, and little kitchen.

    December 2013
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We're a musician couple, we love to hike, garden and cook/eat yummy foods. Sharon plays clawhammer banjo, is from WY, lived and went to school for 11 years in NH, has a doctorate in Ecology, and has studied climate change in the Eastern Sierra. Dave is from LA, and moved to the Eastside the day he graduated high school and has never really left. He plays cello in several music groups, and is also a professional photographer.
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