This home has the warmth of natural light, passive solar design and furniture.
Come experience being an Off-Gridder!
Wildrose Station is perched at the rim of the ancient sea, known today as Mono Lake, where the high desert sage meets Pinon pine forest.
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.
This 1600 square foot home, with it's open, studio-like floor plan, expansive views and late light, offers spectacular sunrises, moonrises, alpenglows and stargazing.
Each season abounds with recreation--just out the door-- or an hour to Mammoth Mountain; half an hour 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 warm inside while the great outdoors offers some the best back-country skiing, alpine at nearby June Mountain( 30 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. Mammoth Lakes-Yosemite Airport is an hour's drive south.
For short term stays consider our other property, the historic Dutch Pete's Ranch, near Benton Hot Springs.
Keywords: Comfortable, well-lighted, home,natural light, high desert, Mono Lake, Eastern Sierra Nevada, June Mountain, Mammoth Mountain, White Mountains, Yosemite National Park, Tioga Pass, Bodie Historic State Park , ghost town, hiking, biking, fall colors, photography, skiing, birding, kayaking, horse riding, astronomy, four- wheeling. Pet considered.
Available monthly as vacation rental.