Welcome to Tamarack Lodge & Resort

We want to ensure you have all the details about our property and its amenities prior to your arrival so you can have a successful stay from the very start. With easy access in the winter to the Tamarack Cross-Country Ski Center and summertime access to the lakeside Activity Center (boats, bike rentals, guided tours), Tamarack Lodge & Resort is the best choice for a classic lakeside retreat.  

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our check-in policy, amenities, resort fees, wildlife, and more. All units are smoke free.

Check-In Information

Check-In: 4PM

Check-Out: 11AM

During peak periods and holidays, our hotel operates at or near full capacity. We will accommodate early check-ins based on availability, but the following additional rates apply: before 7AM, full daily room rate; 7AM–11AM; half of the daily room rate.


Resort Fee
A resort fee of $20 plus tax will be added per room, per night. Taxes are subject to change. The first night may have already been added to the total charged to your card. This fee includes unlimited local and 800 number phone calls, long distance phone call connection fees, incoming/outgoing fax/copy service, computer usage, internet access, in-room coffee and tea, DVD movie/game rental, use of a fitness room, in-resort transportation (seasonal), bike storage (summer), and ski and snowboard storage (winter).

Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation
Your reservation will be charged a $1 per night donation. 100% of these donations will directly benefit the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation. You may choose to decline this donation upon check-in.

The Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation raises funds to provide an added margin of excellence for academic and athletic programs as well as learning facilities to benefit our community's children. By supporting children in the Mammoth Community who study, train and compete in our eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, we will help them reach the highest levels in the United States. The Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation can only be effective in developing world class students, athletes and citizens, with your help. We are pursuing some lofty programs and goals because we believe in our kids and we believe you care about them as well.

Additional Fees



Continental Breakfast
Enjoy a variety of hot and cold cereals, bagels, fruit, coffee and tea.  See the front desk for more details and hours of operation.

Internet Access
Free Wi-Fi internet is available in-room and throughout the property. See the inside front cover for network names and password. Most cell service does not work in the Mammoth Lakes Basin area but landline phones are available.

Pet Friendly
Tamarack Lodge & Resort is pet friendly in our cabins only.  Sorry, pets are not allowed in lodge rooms.

TVs & DVD Movie Library

The Front Desk offers a limited quantity of TVs with DVD players and an array of DVDs for you to enjoy in-room. Stop by the Front Desk to have a TV delivered and review the selection of blockbuster hits and timeless classics.

Business Needs
The Front Desk can assist you with any business or communications needs, including faxing and copying. Additional fees may apply.

Offsite Pool & Facility Access
Our guests can enjoy the pool, hot tub and fitness center at Mammoth Mountain Inn (10400 Minaret Road, across from Main Lodge). Show your Tamarack key at the Inn’s Front Desk for a special access card.

Room Amenities
Pillow top mattress
Hairdryer / Toiletries available upon request
Direct dial phone
Light housekeeping upon request
All units are smoke-free
No air conditioning or elevator available on property
Vanity/Sink combo in lodge rooms with European-style shared bathroom

Cabin Amenities
Easy-to-use gas fireplace (wood burning stove in select units) 
Full kitchen with oven, stove, refrigerator and dishwasher 
Private bathroom in all units 
Toaster, microwave and coffee maker 
Pots, pans, dishes, glassware and silverware 
Spacious wooden deck and large picture windows 
Heater but no air conditioning in units

Child Care (All Facilities Temporarily Closed)
The Village: 760.934.0632
Mammoth Mountain Inn: 760.934.0646

Tire Chain Assistance (Winter)
Allow our staff to assist you with your tire chains. Call or visit the Front Desk (x313) to schedule assistance.

Wedding Venues Available
Contact our weddings team to learn more about our venues including the popular Forest Chapel

On-site Activities

Boat Rentals (Summer)
Boat rentals, including kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards and row boats, are available during the summer months for a day of fishing, or a pleasure cruise around Twin Lakes. A fishing license is required for everyone over 16 years and older. Call or visit the Front Desk (x313) for more information. Reservations recommended.

Bike Rentals (Summer)
Rent a mountain bike and hit the trails on two wheels. Ride a full loop, or get free transportation back to Tamarack Lodge on the Town Trolley. Call or visit the Front Desk (x313) for more information.

Bike Storage (Summer)
Cabin guests, you can store bikes and other equipment in your cabin. Lodge guests, you can store with the Front Desk. 

Tamarack Cross-Country Ski Center (Winter)
Explore the Mammoth Lakes Basin on cross-country skis or snowshoes for some scenic family adventures or butt-kicking fun across 19+ miles (30+ kilometers) of secluded, groomed world-class trails. Rentals, lessons, guided tours and season passes are available from the Tamarack Cross-Country Ski Center, located at Tamarack Lodge.

Ikon Pass Holders — save 20% on full or half-day trail passes and rentals with no blackout dates. Just present your pass at time of purchase.

Property Amenities

Dog Policy & Fees

Up to 2 dogs are allowed per cabin. Dogs are not allowed in our lodge rooms. There is a $30/night charge per dog and a $200 refundable damage deposit. No other pet is allowed at our resort.

Quick Facts

    The only resort on the shore of Twin Lakes
    Established: 1924 – a historically registered site
    Elevation: 8,500 Feet
    35 private cabins, a lounge, bar, restaurant and 11 guest rooms
    2.5 miles from the town center
    1 mile from Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
    Surrounded by 19+ miles of groomed world-class snowshoeing and Nordic ski trails (Winter)
    Home to The Lakefront, Mammoth’s most intimate fine dining restaurant
    New LEED construction in select cabins

Quick Facts

Bears & Local Wildlife

One of the joys of visiting Mammoth Lakes is wildlife sightings, mostly American black bears. It is not unusual to see a bear wandering through town or near your hotel. Unfortunately for wildlife, humans can pose a problem to their natural habitat. Remember it is our responsibility to keep our wildlife wild. The best way of doing this, and preventing bears from becoming dependent on humans for food, is to follow the rules.

Never Feed Wildlife
• Do not leave any food or trash outside unattended.
• Remove all food and scented items (such as shampoo, deodorant or lotion) from your car.
• Keep your car locked.
• Don’t leave pet food or bowls outside.
• Deposit all trash in a bear-proof trash can or dumpster and be sure to secure it afterwards.
• Close and lock your windows when you leave if you’re staying on a ground floor level.

If You See a Bear
• Keep your distance and enjoy it from afar.
• Do not get between a mother bear and her cubs.
• If in a group, never surround a bear – give it a clear escape path.
• Don’t ever turn your back or run from a bear.
• Make loud noises and yell, clap or bang on something to scare it away.

If you see a bear misbehaving, such as trying to get into a dumpster, vehicle, or building, call 911 immediately. The town police and wildlife specialist are trained to handle wildlife situations.

When driving, especially at dusk or dawn, be on the lookout for animals crossing the roadway. Hitting a bear or deer can be fatal – not only to the animal, but also to car passengers.

For more information on co-existing with wildlife in Mammoth Lakes, contact the Mammoth Lakes Police Dept. at 760.937.BEAR.

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