Life in Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes Shop Local 2020 Gift Guide with Christmas tree graphics

Mammoth Lakes Shop Local 2020 Gift Guide

I love supporting local businesses in Mammoth Lakes. Living in a small town, you get to know business owners personally. Especially this year, supporting a small business makes a big personal impact and really helps a community. Here are a few of my favorite shops and things in Mammoth Lakes. There are many more great businesses that aren't listed in this guide. Try to shop local as much as you can,...

Mammoth Lakes Take Out Bingo

We're having to find creative ways to support local businesses these days. A few weeks ago I started a Facebook group to let other Mammoth Lakes locals know what restaurants were offering take out and delivery. Our local business community has been hit hard by COVID-19 closures, and there are so many people here who want to help them. But this week I created a fun new way to encourage supporting local...

Wildlife Safety In and Around Mammoth Lakes

Most people see wildlife in Mammoth Lakes in the summer and fall, but the local fauna are around year-round. Mammoth Lakes is home to bears, coyotes, deer, mountain lions, and more. Keeping yourself safe and practicing good wildlife etiquette will help keep the animals safe. We regularly hear about animals having to be put down because of humans intervening with Mother Nature. You might have heard about...

The Best Annual Events in Mammoth Lakes

Even though Mammoth Lakes has less than 8,000 residents, our year-round tourist visitation means we have amazing events in every season for locals and visitors alike. Most weekends of the year have something fun going on, but I have a few personal favorites I recommend to anyone I talk to. Get these events on your calendar for the year to come! Pond Skim If you haven’t been in Mammoth Lakes for the...

7 Reasons to Buy a House in June Lake

I asked some of my clients what their favorite things are about living in June Lake, CA. Even though I live in Mammoth Lakes, I love taking day trips over to June Lake, and I always encourage my clients to consider buying a home in June Lake if they’re interested in the area. It’s not for everyone, but here are some of the top reasons to buy a house in June Lake: 1. You don’t need to drive to the...

7 Reasons to Buy a House in Crowley Lake

Photo by m01229 The often-overlooked community of Crowley Lake is worth considering if you’re in the market for a house in Mammoth Lakes. Heading south on U.S. 395 from Mammoth Lakes, you’ll hit Crowley Lake in 15 minutes. And in those 15 minutes, you’ll drive past stunning Mt. Morrison, Mammoth Yosemite Airport, McGee Creek and Crowley Lake with mountain vistas behind it. Small town Crowley Lake...

The 5 Best Family-Friendly Hikes in Mammoth Lakes

As a longtime Mammoth Lakes local, I get asked a lot for hiking recommendations. I love sharing my insight on the local area. I even work as a host at Mammoth Mountain so I can do just that. I work with many families to find them the perfect home or second home in Mammoth Lakes. When they ask about hiking with their kids or with older family members, here are my favorite places to send them. McLeod...

My Dog’s Five Favorite Spots in Mammoth Lakes

My dog, Javier, hasn’t always had the simple life he loves these days. He was born in 2012 as part of Guide Dogs for the Blind. As Javier went through his Guide Dog puppy training, it became clear that he wasn’t taken by the lifestyle. Javier is what Guide Dogs for the Blind calls a career change dog since he did not graduate from Guide Dog college, and because of that, my husband, John, and I were...

Summer Vacation Tips: The Inside Scoop from a Mammoth Mountain Host

Have you ever encountered a Host at Mammoth Mountain? You might see them skiing, walking around, riding the bus or hanging out in the lodges in blue jackets with a bright neon yellow “i.” The goal of Mammoth Mountain’s Host program is to make the guest’s experience better. They can help you get where you need to go and offer suggestions to help you enjoy your vacation. I work as a Host part-time...

5 Reasons to Love Living in Mammoth Lakes Year-Round

I know so many people who have only visited Mammoth Lakes in the winter. I love the beautiful, snowy winters here as much as anyone else, but I always encourage my friends and family to visit this area in the spring, summer and fall as well. Since moving here, I've fallen even more in love with year-round mountain life. Here's why: 1. You get to enjoy all four seasons. Each time a new season begins, I...

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