The Best Vacation Rentals to Book in Mammoth Lakes, California

Cozy lodgings are the order of the day at Obsidian Residence Club
Cozy lodgings are the order of the day at Obsidian Residence Club | Courtesy of Obsidian Residence Club /
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19 November 2021

Mammoth Lakes is your classic adventure resort. A high-elevation perch means this spot is a ski heaven in winter and a verdant wonderland come summer, so there’s a constant trickle of visitors year-round. Rentals are the favored form of lodging in this Sierra Nevada mountain town, so we’ve rounded up the best vacation rentals in Mammoth Lakes – all bookable with Culture Trip.

Obsidian Residence Club, for upmarket amenities

Exterior of the Obsidian Residence Club with snowy grounds, Mammoth Lakes
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The modern chalets at Obsidian Residences combine rustic touches with the luxuries of a resort stay. The rentals here are designed for families and groups, with large living spaces, designer kitchens, and indoor and outdoor dining areas. As a guest, you’ll get access to luxury services such as in-home spa treatments, private car hire, and in-home ski and snowboard rental fittings. The Clubhouse at Obsidian is the hub for morning coffee and expansive views, with a fitness room, heated indoor pool, and game room.

Magnolia Lodge 3, for elevated rustic

Classy interior of the Magnolia Lodge 3, Mammoth Lakes
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This generous, six-berth condo is just around the corner from the local general store and The Village at Mammoth shopping center, where you can stock up on everything you need for a cozy stay in classic lodge style. Families will love the opportunities for connection created by the open kitchen, dining, and living room area, as well as the private balcony with a grill and hot tub. The heated bathroom floors are a very welcome forethought in the winter.

Crestview 35, for a modern twist

Modern, homely living area at Crestview 35, Mammoth Lakes
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This newly remodeled two-bedroom condo modernizes the traditional cabin getaway with crisp white walls, spritzes of beige and gold, and tactile materials such as leather and wicker. Start a fire on chilly nights in the wood-burning stove, or breathe in the scent of pine from the balcony. There are shared laundry facilities on-site, and guests get access to the complex’s tennis courts and rec room, which offers a sauna, hot tub, pool table, and barbecue grills.

Chateau D'oex 8, for a silver lining

Cozy living room at Chateau D'oex 8, Mammoth Lakes
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This bright and airy townhome (named after a Swiss municipality), does the cozy modern thing extremely well indeed. In fact, this term perfectly defines the style of this three-bedroom rental, which features silver and gray decor, hardwood floors, high ceilings, contemporary art, a wood-burning fireplace, new appliances, and a private deck. You’ll also get access to the complex’s shared hot tub and sauna.

Villa de los Pinos 9, for a small-town feel

Traditional living area at Villa de los Pinos 9, Mammoth Lakes
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The holiday condos in this 48-unit complex are owned by well-to-do residents, which means a stay feels just like home. Most units feature classic cabin style and decor, with wood paneling, lofty ceilings, wood-burning stoves, and wooden furniture. Communal amenities include shared laundry facilities, and an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court. There’s also a trolley stop right outside the complex, which will take you into the center of Mammoth Lakes in just seven minutes.

Snowflower at Mammoth Lakes, for lumberjack lodging

The delicate name of Snowflower belies the handsome, sturdy vibes of these spacious townhomes, which can sleep up to eight or 10 people. Friend or family groups can snuggle up for stories around the fireplace (or large flatscreen TV) in winter, or get social on the shared outdoor patio in summer, which offers a pool, hot tub, and barbecue grills. Visitors get complimentary access to Snowcreek Athletic Club’s indoor heated pool, steam/sauna, fitness center, and more.

The Village at Mammoth Lakes, for hub hubbub

The Village at Mammoth is the perfect place to start and end your day in the Sierras when you want the best of both worlds: peaceful nature (with snow-filled views from the windows) and the beat of the town’s heart on your doorstep. The Village is the resort’s core, where you’ll find food places that range from elegant, seasonal fare to a ramen shop, a smokehouse, and a tiki bar. You’ll also find boutiques, outdoor outfitters, and a massage service.

Snowcreek #936, for scenic Sierra-scapes

The traditional living space at Snowcreek #936, Mammoth Lakes
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Everything you need for a comfortable stay is provided at this Snowcreek Resort vacation rental, where the three bedrooms and living room open to balconies with mountain views, inviting travelers to unplug and unwind. The complex offers access to an athletic club with indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and racquetball, exercise classes, and a Ted Robinson nine-hole golf course and driving range.

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