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

Ted Bosley

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Ted Bosley

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2014
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HIKE, FISH, CHILL OUT; NO FINER VIEW OF THE HIGH SIERRAS ANYWHERE!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Lone Pine Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Cabin (Sleeps 5 max.) 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.

Lone Pine

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Ted Bosley (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english, french

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. 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, 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

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. My two kids--a son and daughter, now both in college--also like to bring their friends to experience the great outdoors here. 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 this year, when I 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 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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Hike, Fish, Chill Out; No Finer View Of The High Sierras Anywhere!
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
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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
5

Cozy cabin with a great view of Mt. Whitney!

  • 5 of 5
The cabin was cozy and had everything we needed specially in the kitchen. We did a one day hike to Mt. Whitney and it was great coming back to the cabin after a very long and exhausting day! It's also nice to come out and see the spectacular view of the mountains. Thanks for letting us stay at your home. Wish we could have spent more time in the cabin.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lone Pine Gold Country / High Sierra
Merced, CA
5

Mt. Whitney-front cabin

  • 5 of 5
Amazing place with prime views of Mt. Whitney in Eastern Sierra. As peaceful as you will ever find. Looking forward to going there again.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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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
San Carlos, CA
5

Outstanding View and location

  • 5 of 5
Loved staying here. The view of the mountains and Mt. Whitney was spectacular right from the living room. The view in the other direction of the rock piles was great was well.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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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

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
We rented this cabin as a home base for our attempt at climbing Mt. Whitney and we were not disappointed.

The location was perfect, close to trail head and town, and the views were stunning. There was more than enough space for 4 hikers and our gear. The home was fully stocked
and enough to do that we did not miss TV or Internet. It was a great place to relax and we can't wait to go back.

Owner and housekeeper were very responsive to all of our questions and extremely easy to work with.

Thank you for everything!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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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
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: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Lone Pine (private aviation)
Nearest Barpub
4 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
4 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 (8,000 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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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $160 Per night

Lone Pine Cabin Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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$960
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $90
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

Amenities

Lone Pine Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing

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