Outbound Mammoth

A weekend stay at Outbound Mammoth was a lovely way explore Mammoth Lakes while staying near Mammoth Village

In planning a weekend in Mammoth Lakes, I knew that I wanted to stay in Mammoth Lakes proper, rather than in June Lake or Bishop.

After checking some Airbnbs and Trip Advisor recommendations, I didn’t feel that anything felt right. That is until I searched Travel Zoo and found a – shocking to me – incredible deal with Outbound Mammoth that beat the best deal on the hotel’s own website.

After checking with another friend that had used Travel Zoo for a great deal during a previous trip to Europe, I booked it.

Stay and Service

What I truly enjoyed about the room was the space. It was recently renovated and felt clean. The bed was comfortable; the two televisions (one in the bedroom and the other in the living room) were nice; and the fireplace really brought the room together.

However,  I immediately noticed the fireplace was a wood burning fireplace. Which is great. However, no wood was provided in the bag.

A quick stop to the front desk rectified the situation – with the front desk agent coming to the room and physically starting the fire herself.

Later, a maintenance person arrived with another crate of wood. Which was greatly appreciated for the stay.



What I enjoyed the most about the location of Outbound Mammoth was how easy it was to walk to two great places: Roberto’s Cafe and Cafe Crepe.

Drinking tequila and conversing while eating chips and salsa at 7,000 ft elevation is a habit I can definitely get behind. Likewise, having a unique and delicious crepe truck on the hotel property made eating breakfast while enjoying the sights of the Eastern Sierras and snow a unique and fun experience.


Overall, my stay at Outbound Mammoth was exactly what I wanted. I simply could not justify the above $1,000 a night The Westin Monache Resort, Mammoth was charging that weekend.

Later, I found out that it was because the dates of the trip lined up with Elevation: Mammoth’s Gay Ski Weekend. So, I could completely understand the price hike based around a popular event.

Happily, my booking at Outbound was MUCH more reasonable, with a generous complimentary upgrade from my original booked room type to a one bedroom chalet.

Plus, I loved being able to walk around and have easy access to everything in Mammoth proper.

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Outbound Mammoth

164 Old Mammoth Road
Mammoth Lakes, California 93546
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