With at least 275 days of sunshine in Mammoth, the occasional rainy day is appreciated, and even though vacationers often feel that the wet weather may put a damper on their adventures, we at Mammoth Five Star Lodging are here to tell you it just isn’t so! A rainy day is the perfect day to explore all the wonders of the indoor activities in Mammoth that are available to you, activities that may get overlooked on sunny days as guests play outdoors—skiing and sledding in the winter, swimming, kayaking, and hiking in the summer. Clean air and breathtaking vistas can make it difficult to stay indoors, so the rain works as a gentle reminder that yes, Mammoth has more to offer, you just need to slow down and change directions! This guide to some of our favorite rainy day adventures will keep that smile on your face during your unforgettable California escape.
The Most Important Meal of the Day
Every adventure should get its start with a great meal, and the breakfasts served at The Stove, 644 Old Mammoth Road, have been a Mammoth tradition for over 50 years. It is impossible to feel gloomy over a little dampness in the air when you are seated at the table of this no-frills joint, tucking into a plate of Prime Rib Hash & Eggs, especially if you splurge and order a side of sweet and fluffy pancakes for “dessert!” Open every day of the week except Wednesdays, The Stove doesn’t believe in fussy, but they do believe in serving simple foods that are simply delicious; do not be surprised if breakfast at this sweet spot becomes your vacation tradition!
Taking Care of You
Your Mammoth adventures are fun and fulfilling, but when the rain starts to fall, why not take some time to spoil yourself? Simply Massage (two locations, one in the village and one in the middle of town) has been our go-to spot for relaxation and recharging for three years, and we think it will become your new happy place as well! Offering a variety of massage packages and essential oil remedies, Simply Massage’s talented staff can help you soothe those aches, pains, and stresses that come with everyday life.
Take a Walk Through the Past
Your summer vacation to Mammoth will not be complete without taking a step back in time with a visit to Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin, 5489 Sherwin Creek Road. Only open during the summer months, this cabin built in the 1920s offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of our region. Built of logs, this quaint structure stands alone in a field of green grass, surrounded by split log rails, with a creek running behind it and a well tucked away in one corner of the property. It looks much as it might have 100 years ago, and when you go inside, it is as if time has stood still. A large stone fireplace is the centerpiece of the cabin, and the furnishings, décor, and accessories give a hint as to what it must have been like to live here during the cabin’s early days.
The area we live in is a beautiful place, offering breathtaking views and a gorgeous natural landscape which makes even non-artists feel like picking up a brush and conveying its beauty on canvas, so as you might expect, true artists cannot stay away! Samples of their work can be seen in the variety of galleries that line our streets, including include the Sierra Light Gallery (3399 Main Street M-2) and the Twin Lakes Art Gallery (51 Lake Mary Road). Ignore the wet roads and gloomy skies as you lose yourself in the magic created by some of the most talented artists in the world, and when you find the piece that speaks to your heart, snatch it up and never let it go! You may not be able to recreate the beauty of Mammoth, but the masterpieces found in our art galleries do so masterfully!
Enjoy Peace of Mind and These Activities in Mammoth
Your real life is hectic, and you are always on the go; isn’t it nice to be able to take a day and do absolutely nothing? Stay in your jammies and read, watch television, or nap to your heart’s content. The memories you make in our Mammoth Five Star Lodging vacation homes will be ones you will never forget, rain or no rain! Reserve yours today!