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Passive Solar- Powered Casita Above Mono Lake Views June & Mammoth Ski Areas

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This outrageously cozy home is nestled against the Bodie hills, perched at the rim of the ancient sea known now as Mono Lake. Not far below the house are scattered tufa formations from the Pleistocine era. Wildrose Station (named after the original owner's radio handle) is a safe haven, private, with a road gate, perfect as a writer's retreat or romantic getaway on 40 acres. The house has a bird's eye view, nearly 360 degrees, over Mono Lake, it's volcanic islands, the Mono Craters, the White Mountains (Bristlecone trees) which border Nevada, wrapping around to Mt. Tom, to Mammoth Mountain ski area, June Mountain ski area, the Minaret range within the Ansel Adams Wilderness, high peaks of Yosemite National Park, up to Lundy and Virginia Lakes and Dunderberg Mountain. The historic ghost town of Bodie is just a few miles in the hills behind the house. To the east of Mono Lake, herds of wild horses roam.

The house is small, yet with an open, studio-like floor plan, with expansive views and late day light offering spectacular sunrises, moonrises, alpenglows and stargazing. Each season offers something special for recreation, just out the door and hour to Mammoth Mountain; 40 minutes to June Mountain ski area. Summer days are long...great birdwatching, kayaking, canoeing, wildflower viewing and hiking in the nearby canyons, fly-fishing, mountain biking, four wheel driving. The autumn usually offers California's most spectacular fall colors in aspen clustered canyons nearby--a photographer's paradise. Hot springs are accessible year-round....some just to the north outside of Bridgeport and others southeast of Mammoth Lakes and Benton Hot Springs.

Winter days at the house are surprisingly long and warm inside while the great outdoors offers some the best back-country skiing, alpine at nearby June Mountain( 40 minutes) & Mammoth Mountain(55 minutes) ski areas, and out the door cross country skiing, as well as California's own ice climbing at nearby Lee Vining Creek canyon and at Silver Lake (June Lakes). The largest nearby airport is Reno, Nevada, a two and a half hour drive from the house. More photos are available at website below. Thank you.

For short term stays consider our other property, the historic Dutch Pete's Ranch, near Benton Hot Springs.

Keywords: Comfortable, well-lighted, home, high desert, Mono Lake, Sierra Nevada, June Mountain, Mammoth Mountain, White Mountains, Yosemite, Tioga Pass, Bodie, ghost town, hiking, biking, fall colors, photography, skiing, birding, kayaking, horse riding, astronomy, four- wheeling.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Queen futon in loft, handicap accessible with exception of loft, for more photos visit 'lodging4vacations.com/monolake', ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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$900 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Security Deposit $500
  • One time Cleaning $200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates subject to change until confirmed with deposit and agreement. Sliding scale discounted rent with longer term stays.

There is a one-time cleaning fee of $200; long-term stays negotiate regular cleanings.

We accept 100% payment by check before arrival, by check or cashiers check.


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Location

Birdwatching, four-wheeling, ghost town, archeology, wild horse viewing in area,equestrian set up available at other home, for more photos visit 'lodging4vacations.com/monolake',

hot springs in area

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: I am a mother of two young children these days, and not able to visit my sweet home as much as I'd like. Living at Wildrose Station for almost a decade was paradise! As a single woman I felt very safe and could really relax after a long day/night around many people at the Mono Inn roadhouse. I am thrilled to be able to share this place with special guests who enjoy the solace of wide open spaces, away from populated areas. It's an ideal writer's retreat. I used to ski in and out of the house in winter on the driveway, take long memorable walks with my dogs around the Bodie Hills and canyons. Many fond memories.

Why the Owner Chose Lee Vining, CA, USA:
It was a chance in a lifetime opportunity. You will understand when you stay there!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This house is off-grid, with solar-power, a back-up generator, passive solar design allowing amazing warmth in winter. Outrageous views and sense of peace. The house has contemporary appliances and furniture. So much to say. Please check out the other website for more detailed information and photos. Thank you!


Contact us

Speaks: english, german, spanish

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Looking south across patio to Mono Lake

    Looking south across patio to Mono Lake

  • Winter ski-in ski-out paradise!

    Winter ski-in ski-out paradise!

  • The great room with seating, dining areas & woodstove

    The great room with seating, dining areas & woodstove

  • Fall detail

    Fall detail

  • Rockwall

    Rockwall

  • View from hallway to bedroom

    View from hallway to bedroom

  • Reading couch in bedroom

    Reading couch in bedroom

  • Bathtub

    Bathtub

  • Loft queen size futon. Comfortable, but no
 standing room

    Loft queen size futon. Comfortable, but no standing room

  • Amazing starry nights!

    Amazing starry nights!

  • Lundy Canyon fall color

    Lundy Canyon fall color

  • A favorite hot spring in area

    A favorite hot spring in area

  • View of house from West

    View of house from West

  • Dining room table

    Dining room table

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • View towards Bodie Hills from South Tufa

    View towards Bodie Hills from South Tufa

  • Foyer to back hallway

    Foyer to back hallway

  • Bedroom

    Bedroom

  • Beam-me-up shower stall

    Beam-me-up shower stall

  • Bathroom vanity

    Bathroom vanity

  • Library

    Library

  • View of Mono Inn, at HWY 395

    View of Mono Inn, at HWY 395

  • Fabulous Mono County Park playground boardwalk to tufas, off Cemetery Road/395

    Fabulous Mono County Park playground boardwalk to tufas, off Cemetery Road/395

  • Canoeing on the ancient sea of Mono Lake to the islands

    Canoeing on the ancient sea of Mono Lake to the islands

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, July 28, 2016

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