HIKE, FISH, CHILL OUT; NO FINER VIEW OF THE HIGH SIERRAS ANYWHERE!

Ted Bosley

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Minimum Stay 3 nights

Ted Bosley

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HIKE, FISH, CHILL OUT; NO FINER VIEW OF THE HIGH SIERRAS ANYWHERE!

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

This charming 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 the exposed, vaulted beams 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--also 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 an unimproved parcel on the south, noiseless or non-resident neighbors on the north and east, and national forest and other public lands land 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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Ted Bosley

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Speaks french, english
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A native of San Francisco, I was raised a city boy. By the age of seven I was hiking, backpacking and climbing mountains. 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, by the main trail and with adult supervision). 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, and I 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 landing a non-profit job in Pasadena (near Los Angeles) more than twenty years ago, I eventually found this hideaway in the Eastern Sierras.

Ted Bosley purchased this cabin in 2006

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. My two teenage kids--a son in college and a daughter in high school--also like to bring their friends to experience the great outdoors here. With it's stupendous view (even the neighbors say so), it felt like an opportunity that comes around only once. I tell anyone who will listen that I'd sooner sell my main residence than my little cabin in Lone Pine's Alabama Hills!

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 architect--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 so beautifully, the pristine vistas of the mountains come as a humbling and reliable gift to those wise and adventurous enough to seek them out.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.9
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Hike, Fish, Chill Out; No Finer View Of The High Sierras Anywhere!
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Lone Pine Gold Country / High Sierra
Los Angeles, CA
5

EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED. AND MORE.

  • 5 of 5
I am loathe to publicly express how wonderful this property is, lest it becomes too booked up for us to stay there again. The view from the house is up there with the great views of the world. Wildlife abounds. Strange desert days. Deep peace.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Lone Pine Gold Country / High Sierra
Pine Valley CA
5

EXCELLENT STAY

  • 5 of 5
This place was the perfect place for us to stay at while were in town for the Wild Wild West Marathon. We loved the style of the cabin, plus all the beds were very comfy. Everything worked great, didn't have a single issue. And the view is OUTSTANDING! We hope to stay here again sometime, highly recommended!
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Lone Pine Gold Country / High Sierra
Portland
5

VISITOR

  • 5 of 5
The cabin/house was perfect for me and my husband as a home base for day hiking in the Inyo and Sierras, as well as for exploring the Owens Valley. A truly excellent wood-burning fireplace made this a great place to spend chilly March evenings.
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Lone Pine Gold Country / High Sierra
Upland Ca
5

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY, BEAUTIFUL CABIN, UNBELIEVABLE VIEW.

  • 5 of 5
It is almost impossible to pull yourself away from the breakfast table when the sun paints that range in the morning. The cabin has everything you need and more. The owner's Bluegrass CDs kept us grooving while cooking up meals and picnics in the fully outfitted kitchen. Bring a book and relax in the Morris chair by the stone fireplace. The attention to detail is obvious. Don't forget to poke through the multiple local literature collections. If it wasn't so beautiful outside you would want to stay in and read the lot. We have always loved Lone Pine, but didn't really see it as a place to stop overnight. This cabin could get us to stop there over and over. Day trips to: Cerro Gordo Mine and Ghost Town. Eureka Dunes in Death Valley. All around Movie Road and its offshoots. And a fill of breads at Schat's Bakery in Bishop, of course. Communication with owner easy and clear. Great experience all around!
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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5

BEAUTIFUL.

  • 5 of 5
The property is situated in an unbelievable natural setting, but is also conveniently close to town. The truly unobstructed view of the mountains out the living room window is hard to believe, and the proximity to the High Sierra (Whitney Portal in particular) is amazing. The house is spotlessly clean, cozy and comfortable, and fully equipped with everything visitors would need to stay. Over dinner our first night, we were already talking about renting the house again later in the year. There is nothing but positives about this place.
  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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4

GREAT SIMPLE ALABAMA HILLS CABIN

  • 4 of 5
The cabin was clean, with great views, and all the necessary amenities. Dealing with the owner was easy and everything went smoothly. We would have been happy to have wi-fi and cable, but maybe a vacation cabin is better off without those?
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Lone Pine (private aviation)
Nearest Ferry
250 Miles
Long Beach (to Catalina Island)
Nearest Train
140 Miles
Lancaster Metro Link
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
U.S. 395
Nearest Beach
230 Miles
Malibu
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Jake's Saloon, Lone Pine
Nearest Ski
108 Miles
Mammoth Mountain
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mt. Whitney Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Seasons
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 (8,000 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.).

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 recently-opened Lone Pine Film History Museum (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 mid-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 my personal favorite is Seasons (Main Street, at the traffic light), which features unexpectedly sophisticated and delicious seared ahi, Cervena elk medallions, and thick, juicy lamb chops. And 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 hats 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 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 famed naturalist John Muir, photographer Ansel Adams, and writer Mary Austin, will find heaven in this spectacular corner of the West.

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Lone Pine Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 20 2014 - Sep 21 2014
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$160
$960
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Cleaning fee $90.00
Notes A cleaning fee of $90 is required. Additional housecleaning visits may be required for longer stays.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lone Pine Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large mirror over sink and counter.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library
  • Games
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • ruins
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • horseshoes
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • golf
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
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