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Hike, Fish, Chill Out; No Finer View Of The High Sierras Anywhere!

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Cabin (Sleeps 5 max.) With Panoramic Vistas Of The Sierras.

This charming, rustic cabin in the high-desert shade of the Eastern Sierras features jaw-dropping views and access to the highest peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Sleeping accommodations include one large bedroom with queen-sized bed and small connected office, one bunk-bed room ideal for two children, and an extra twin bed in the living room. A full bathroom includes combined tub and shower. The living area is contiguous with dining and kitchen areas to create a spacious great-room under exposed-timber rafters and clerestory windows. It is from this living area that outstanding views of the highest peaks are had. Sit at the dining table with your morning coffee, gaze out the picture window, and scout your ascent of Mt. Whitney and the adjacent summits!

The fully equipped kitchen (four-burner propane stove with oven and broiler, large stainless-steel sink, full sized refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, microwave, utensils, tableware) includes stacked washer and dryer for in-home laundry.

A stone-constructed, wood-burning fireplace stands in the center of the great-room separating the living and kitchen areas (firewood provided). Central heat keeps the cabin warm on chilly nights, and an evaporative ('swamp') cooler keeps the house comfortably cool on even the hottest summer days.

The one-acre parcel is adjacent to a vacant parcel on the south, noiseless neighbors on the north and east, and national forest and other public lands on the west, creating perfect calm, especially at night. A picnic table outside, with benches to seat six, makes a great spot for 'al fresco' dining.

Note that this is a much loved family vacation home, and therefore contains our own belongings. You are welcome to make use of the household items you find here. You are also welcome to use the camping and climbing equipment you find, though you must realize that you do so at your own risk and at the risk of the damage deposit. We have endeavored to allow sufficient closet and dresser-drawer space for our visitors, but you will find yourself sharing space with our things.

This cabin is not for everyone: it is a rustic chalet in the high desert, hard against some of the most rugged and beautiful mountains in the world. This is decidedly not the Beverly Hills Hotel. If you are accustomed to a comfortable spa hotel, Sierra View is not for you. If you appreciate, however, the slightly rough-around-the-edges environment of the desert landscape, and jaw-dropping beauty of granite spires, you will find this to be your place.

More Details

Owner
Ted Bosley
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Romanian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Ted Bosley

A native of San Francisco, I was raised a city boy, but by the age of seven I was hiking, backpacking and climbing mountains. More than fifty years on I still love it. At age 8, I made my first trip to this area, and hiked to the top of Mt. Whitney in one day (uh, with adult supervision and on the main trail!). We visited Death Valley then too, and it was on that trip--to the highest and lowest points in the lower 48 states--that I fell in love with this other-worldly corner of the earth. Sierra Club trips were a big part of my youth, too. I also sang with the San Francisco Boys Chorus until my voice changed. Our music director was an avid Sierra Club member and outdoors-woman. She introduced me to Norman Clyde, a famous mountaineer who made more first ascents of the Sierras than anyone. She also introduced me to Ansel Adams, the noted photographer, and by age 14 I felt plugged into the Sierra Nevada ethos. I continued to frequent the mountains as an undergraduate at Berkeley, and when graduate school and career moves took me to L.A., Paris, New York, and back to San Francisco, the mountains of California always called. Backpacking trips were on the agenda every year, to the Sierras or other high-altitude spots where we could rock climb, bag peaks, and fish, usually among close college friends. After moving to Pasadena (near Los Angeles) for work more than twenty years ago I eventually found this hideaway in the Eastern Sierras. My wife and I love coming to this idyll, which is, to us, a perfect escape from the stress of the city.

Ted Bosley purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Ted Bosley chose Lone Pine

Thanks to a college friend and a modest legacy from my mother, I was able to purchase this cabin near Lone Pine, perfectly situated an easy 3 1/4 hour-drive north of Los Angeles. With it's stupendous view it felt like an opportunity that comes around only once. For years I have told anyone who will listen that I'd sooner sell my main residence in the L.A. area than my little cabin in Lone Pine's Alabama Hills! (And this actually came to pass when I recently down-sized in town, in part so I could keep the cabin.)

What makes this cabin unique

There is nothing pretentious, precious, or grand about this 850 square-foot cabin--though it was sensitively designed as a Modernist retreat by a schooled designer--and one only needs to look outside to see what makes this place truly special. Because the view to the west is across public lands that cannot be developed, and because the weather cooperates much of the time, the pristine vistas of the mountains come as a humbling and reliable gift to those wise and adventurous enough to seek it out.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Lone Pine in Inyo County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large mirror over sink and counter.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Bunk Bed , With three-drawer dresser.
  • Master bedroom (Bedroom 1) has one Queen bed; closet with two, sliding, mirror doors; six-drawer dresser; TV (no cable) for use with DVDs and VHS. OK for X-Box 360 and other game consoles. Note that this is our home, and so contains our personal items in some areas.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

Overall great accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The cabin had great views of Mt Whitney and Alabama Hills and was off the beaten path. Adequate size accommodations. Ant and bug issues inside cabin, esp with ants on kitchen countertops which may be endemic to all desert accommodations.

Otherwise clean. More than sufficient towels and bedding. Only 20 minutes or so from Whitney Portal Trailhead.

Owner was extremely helpful and eager to genuinely make our stay enjoyable. Housekeeper was accessible when we had questions. We would stay again if we visit this area again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Time...

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our needs, providing comfort and all the amenities necessary.. It was hot during our stay and the air conditioner worked very well. The accommodations were very clean and all aspects of the house in excellent working order.

The view was stunning and even though we had been in this area many times, we felt isolated in a private world with the Sierra's and the Alabama's. Our family members came to visit for the first time and they too were mesmerized. They enjoyed the comfort and uniqueness of the home and it's setting. Ted is an attentive, knowledgeable and kind host, making the stay even more memorable.

Thank you for a trip we will all remember with joy...Susan

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay very much. went there for business (very fast Internet- lots of space for everyone to spread out and work). the views are spectacular . there is nothing like it. I will definitely go back for a vacation. The lighting is dim so we asked for floor lamps and you’ll need a few more to play games, etc. Everything you need is there - enjoy your stay we sure did .

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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5

peace and quiet, beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Cozy and comfortable- exactly as the owner described it- with a spectacular view.

When a problem occurred, Ted responded to our email within minutes, and took care of things immediately. We were very grateful and cannot wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very nice with all the amenities that one might need. The view of the Sierras out the front window is spectacular. There is nice hiking near the house and other trails are easy to find.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, great host.

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were exactly as described and exactly what we expected. Ted made sure that had what we needed.

The views are stunning and we would return.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Lone Pine (private aviation)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Jake's Saloon, Lone Pine
Nearest Ferry
250 Miles
Long Beach (to Catalina Island)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mt. Whitney Golf Club
Nearest Train
140 Miles
Lancaster Metro Link
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
U.S. 395
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Seasons
Nearest Ski
108 Miles
Mammoth Mountain
Nearest Beach
230 Miles
Malibu
Car: necessary

A hiker's, mountaineer's, and rock climber's paradise, the Sierra Nevada are seen at their most breathtaking from Lone Pine, where a 10,000 ft. granite escarpment rises abruptly from the Owens Valley to the summit of Mt. Whitney (highest in the lower 48 states). The jagged Sierra crest presents classic alpine vistas, and its heights can be accessed from Whitney Portal (8,200 ft. elev.), a 20-minute drive from the property. A host of high-country hikes and climbs are within 20-40 min. driving distance of the property. Rock climbing (bouldering and sport climbing) can be found a short drive from the property, while trad climbing and all-season mountaineering are accessed from Whitney Portal and Horseshoe Meadow (10,000 ft. el.) or from winter road closures.

The nearby town of Lone Pine (6 minute-drive), has a full range of services and attractions on its Western-themed main street. The population of about 2,000 includes ranchers, artists, retirees, movie stars, and a diverse palette of interesting folks from all walks of life. The adjacent Paiute-Shoshone Indian Reservation contributes to the rich culture of the area.

In lively exhibits, the Lone Pine Museum of Western Film History (Main Street, south end of town) documents the love affair between Hollywood and the unique rock formations of the nearby Alabama Hills. Countless films have been made here since the 1920s (Tom Mix, Hopalong Cassidy, John Wayne), and continue to be made today (Django Unchained, Iron Man, Tremors, etc.). The Lone Pine Film Festival (three days in early-October) is a 'must' for Western film buffs. A drive along well-graded (though unpaved) Movie Road takes you to the dusty wagon trails where the good guys shot it out with the bad guys.

Among the restaurants in town Seasons reigns supreme (Main Street, at the traffic light), featuring unexpectedly sophisticated and delicious seared ahi, Cervena elk medallions, and thick, juicy lamb chops. The wine list is better than it needs to be. Reservations are recommended in peak season. For more casual dining (and fresh-baked bread) the Alabama Hills Cafe is a great stop, just west of Main Street on Post. The Merry-Go-Round serves delicious Chinese food.

For sheer entertainment value, Gardner's True-Value Hardware (a block north of Seasons on Main Street) is an old-fashioned ironmonger that's well worth a detour. I never leave disappointed. Lloyd's Western Wear (look for Frosty, the horse) is where you'll get your cowboy boots and pearl-snap shirts. Elevation, the climbing-gear store, stocks what you'll need for 'sending' routes in the boulders or mounting expeditions among the peaks.

Less than a two-hour drive southeast of Lone Pine brings you through scenic desert mountains to historic Death Valley, where extremes of heat and aridity have challenged human visitation for centuries. In summer, temperatures routinely reach 120F, but relief for today's traveler is close by at the Visitors Center, or landmark Furnace Creek Inn's air-conditioned bar. Historic home to 20-Mule Team Borax, Death Valley offers jaw-dropping desert beauty: brilliantly-colored, mineral-rich cliffs, shifting sand dunes (some as high as 700 ft.), and highly-adapted wildlife--amazing survivors that can be spotted occasionally by the observant trekker. The lowest point in North America is here, too, at Badwater, 282 ft. below sea level. Abandoned mining towns dot the area in mute testimony to the boom and (mostly) bust of the past 160 years, but the real history here is geologic. Look for dry falls, volcanic cones, craters, and alluvial fans miles wide. Bring water.

Clear, dry air in the Eastern Sierras creates ideal conditions for star-gazing, particularly on moonless nights. The Milky Way is easily seen, with all the major constellations and planets (among the 'billions and billions' of other celestial bodies). If you're under a full moon, spooky rock formations and easily-seen trails will call out to your night-walker self.

For architecture buffs, a classic modernist house designed by the Austrian-born Richard Neutra is just around the corner from the subject property. The Arts & Crafts-style Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery--a delightful picnic spot--is also worth a visit (about 20 minutes north of Lone Pine on US Highway 395).

For devotees of history and culture, the Japanese-American War Relocation Camp at Manzanar, now a National Park Service interpretive site, is not to be missed (ten minutes north of Lone Pine on 395). This outstanding site interprets the humbling story of the internment of more than 10,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry during World War II. Surviving alumni of the Manazar internment camp make a pilgrimage to the site each April.

The high desert and alpine reaches of the Sierras are not for the meek or sedentary, but those who appreciate the sublime scenery that drew naturalist John Muir, photographer Ansel Adams, and writer Mary Austin will find paradise in this spectacular corner of the West.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £68.53
Refundable Damage Deposit £380.7

A cleaning fee of $90 is required. Additional housecleaning visits may be required for longer stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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