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By a verified traveler on Wed 24 Oct 2018

Hotel Description

3-star ski hotel near Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort

Near the slopes

Stay at this Mammoth Lakes hotel and you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center and 2 miles (3 km) of Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort. Mammoth Consolidated Mine and Crystal Lake Trailhead are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free breakfast

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. A snack bar/deli, a lobby fireplace, and luggage storage are also on offer.

Free WiFi, iPod docks

The 45 guestrooms offer free WiFi, iPod docks, and coffee/tea makers.

Cabin (Historic One Bedroom Cabin)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$241* Per night/room Feb 9 - Feb 10

Deluxe Cabin, 2 Bedrooms (Deluxe Two Bedroom Cabin)

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Cabin (Historic Studio Cabin)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Cabin, 1 Bedroom (Deluxe One Bedroom Cabin)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room (Lodge Room with Shared Bath-No Pets)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room (Lodge Room with Private Bath-No Pets)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Tamarack Lodge and Resort ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Tamarack Lodge and Resort

Everyone (5)
4 out of 5
My room was pre-warmed, though the temp setting was a bit high for me.

Posted by on Oct 24, 2018

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 9, 2018

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4 out of 5


My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our time spent at the lodge. The views are breathtaking and the service in the hotel was great. The price of the food in the restaurant however was a bit overpriced for what you received. I would definitely recommend staying at the hotel however not dining in the restaurant.

Posted by , from california on Oct 23, 2017

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1 out of 5

Vomit & dirty diapers in room

Pros: Every interaction with the staff was quite friendly.
Cons: Clean rooms thoroughly prior to guest arrival, shovel pathways.
Upon entering our 1 bedroom cabin, it was clear that something was wrong - the smell was unbearable. Soon we found three areas on the floor of what looked like vomit. We complained, and the staff came in to clean up the vomit while we were gone. When we returned, the cabin wreaked of cleaning chemicals, on top of the remaining stench. We tried to switch cabins, or lodges, but nothing was available. The next morning, we found a trash can under the sink that was filled to the brim with dirty diapers, flu medicine, and (I can't believe it) raw onions. Two things were clear: (1) the previous guests were VERY sick, and (2) the cabin had not been cleaned before we arrived. On the second night, the staff moved us to another cabin of similar size. It was night and day. I was happy and appalled at the difference. When it came to checking out, I assumed the first night, if not both nights would be comp'ed. I was wrong. The manager stated that the best he could do was to give me 50% off the first night, and waive the $40 resort fees. We settled at 70% (or 75% - I can't remember) off the first night, instead of just 50%. At nearly $300/night, we ended up spending almost $100 to stay in the disgusting cabin that first night. Additionally, NONE of the paths were shoveled. We literally had to hike through about 20 yards of snow (falling a foot in with each step) to get in and out of our cabin. Very difficult when carrying luggage, and impossible for the disabled.

Posted by , from Oakland on Mar 27, 2017

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2 out of 5

Poor restore stay.

The carpet was old and nasty there was cob webs and the furniture wasn't dusted. I wish they would have told us there was no tv. They had tv's for playing DVDs which was so old and outdated. New DVDs can't cost that much!! The shared bathrooms was clean. The walls are so paper thin. The staff was very polite.

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016

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5 out of 5

Cozy with a lake view

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
The staff is very friendly and makes you feel welcome. The lodge has a cozy feel to it with a large fireplace in the lobby. I had a lodge room with a shared bathroom. The lodge rooms are a little outdated and small but clean. The bathroom was clean and close by. The location of the lodge is beautiful just across from Twin Lakes. The lodge also has a restaurant with good food so no need to drive back down into town. Will definitely stay there again.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Oct 6, 2011

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5 out of 5

Groomed X-Country Skiing from your Historic Cabin

The historic Tamarack Lodge, built in 1924, is one of our favorite places to stay...both in winter and in summer. From our rustic cabin, (you can also stay in a lodge room or in a cabin that has been renovated), we skied straight to Lake Mary and beyond. We choose a rustic cabin for it's character and price. This visit we stayed in Cabin 16. Close to the road, it allowed us convenient access to the car...which must be parked down below on the road during winter because of the snow. In summer, this cabin would have a great view of the lake! The kitchen, albeit small, is well appointed with a nice stove, oven, small refigerator, and micowave. Utensils, dishware, and basic cooking items provided. We made ourselves a nice breakfast every morning before heading out to ski. The bathroom is small with not much shelf space, but it works...plenty of HOT water! The bed/living room (this is a studio unit), could do with another lounge chair, but where to put it? We often resort to spending time reading and crosswording in the lodge lobby on one of the cozy sofas in front of a roaring fire. Visiting with Lodge employees *, *, or * is all part of the charm. All in all, there is no better place to stay in Mammoth than Tamarack Lodge! We have been faithful visitors for 10 years and always look forward to our next visit!

Posted by on Mar 20, 2010

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About the Tamarack Lodge and Resort

Location 163 Twin Lakes Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from December 8 2020 to January 31 2021 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

During the winter, enjoy onsite recreation like downhill skiing and cross-country skiing. When the sun goes down, sip après-ski drinks in the hotel's bar. Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. This 3-star Mammoth Lakes hotel is smoke free.

  • 45 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Mammoth Lakes, CA (MMH-Mammoth Yosemite) (18 km / 11.2 mi)

Room Amenities

Tamarack Lodge and Resort offers 45 accommodations with iPod docking stations and coffee/tea makers. This Mammoth Lakes hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • IPod dock
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)

Food & Drink

The Lakefront - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Horse riding nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Snow tubing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cross-country skiing on site
  • Downhill skiing on site


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Seasonal Road Closure Notice: HWY 120 (Tioga Pass) generally closes for the winter from late October through late June. Daily closures can also occur during periods of inclement weather in spring and fall. The Eastern entrance to Yosemite National Park is located 45 minutes from Mammoth Lakes. Yosemite's Eastern Gate or Tuolumne Meadows is not accessible when Tioga Pass is closed. All other Yosemite National Park entrances are open year round. Guests are advised to check local road conditions/closures before travel with the California Department of Transportation at or by calling 800-427-7623.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 30 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 220 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 22.80 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Beach access
  • Airport shuttle
  • Shuttle service
  • Ski shuttle
  • Ski storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • In-room coffee
  • Concierge service
  • Self parking
  • Lending library access
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 30 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Tamarack Lodge
  • Tamarack Lodge Mammoth Lakes
  • Tamarack Lodge Resort
  • Tamarack Lodge Resort Mammoth Lakes
  • Tamarack Hotel Mammoth Lakes
  • Tamarack Lodge Mammoth
  • Tamarack Resort Mammoth Lakes
  • Tamarack Mammoth Lakes
  • Tamarack Resort Mammoth Lakes
  • Tamarack Lodge Mammoth

You should know

  • Tamarack Lodge and Resort offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.