Big Pine is located in the Owens Valley which lies at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. This small town offers only a few restaurants, but one was named Yelp's Best Restaurant in the US in 2015 The town also has a grocery store, and a convenience store outfitted with all of your hardware and camping needs.
Our private compound here has been a haven for our family for more than 4 generations! Our darling and comfortable Casita is a classic 1978 Cascade mobile home that sleeps 2 with 2 twin beds (or convert to a King), a comfortable living room, fully outfitted kitchen with an oven, hot plate and microwave, full bath/shower, enclosed porch with camp cot for napping & a freezer for your fish, with a surrounding beautiful yard full of flowers and birdsong. Occupancy for two people, minimum stay is 3 nights. NO PETS. NO SMOKING.
In our wonderful Owens Valley you have access to all of the outdoor activity you can handle: hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, picnicking, swimming, boating, kayaking, hang gliding, bouldering, dirt biking, four wheeling, horse back riding, and in winter there is skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing! The four seasons of outdoor fun are what the High Sierras are known for.
Just 12 miles up Big Pine Canyon is an area called Glacier Lodge whitch sits below the world renown Palisade Glacier with a "you catch 'em" trout pond, hiking trails to the fabulous back country and numerous lakes. Also, Glacier Pack Train offers day rides with horses.
Going off road offers many sights from petroglyphs and hot springs to Tule Elk and other wildlife sightings. Lakes, streams, rivers, canals, dirt bike trails, Jeep'ing roads, mountain & road biking are all out the front door.
Also available to you in the Owens Valley:
A 15min trip north to Bishop will give you access to much more hiking and many more mountain lakes. If you're interested in rock climbing, Bishop is home to Buttermilk world renown climbing and bouldering. Laws Railroad Museum is a terrific step back in time to when The Slim Princess delivered goods and travel up and down our valley.
After a day of outdoor fun, soak your bones at Keoughs Hot Springs only 6 minutes from the Casita!
Just outside of Big Pine take a trip to see the oldest trees in the world, The Bristlecone Pines
A trip to Lone Pine offers hiking to Mt. Whitney or a tour through the famed movie backdrop of The Alabama Hills, the location for so many movies. Lone Pine is also home to the Lone Pine Film History Museum.
A 45min drive north will take you up and into the cool of the mountain resort, Mammoth Lakes offering year-round outdoor activity as well.
Our families roots are over 150 years old in this valley that we love and we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to share it with us. Our heritage space is clean, cute and comfy... but, don't expect cable TV or Wifi. Enjoy the views and get off of the grid!
*Internet coverage can be spotty, most of us can find some with a walk around the yard.