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Glacier Lodge

11 Miles West of Hwy 395, PO Box 307, Big Pine, CA 93513
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77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Glacier Lodge is the gateway to the high country of Big Pine Creek and the seven lake basin. It was a favorite backpacking area for my wife and I for week long trips up to the higher lakes and the Palisade Glacier. My wife can't handle the back packs any more but we still love the mountains and came here... More 

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Thank frqentravlr
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Started coming up here in 2014. Been here 4 weekends in 2015 so far. Stayed in a cabin every time. Would drive on 395 up to Mammoth skiing every year from LA and wonder what was up in these eastern Sierra canyons. Did a little research but not much information is available. We were pleasantly surprised when we found Glacier... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A large family crew slept in their dog friendly 9 person cabin for 3 nights over Labor Day Weekend 2014. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen had plenty of gear and there was a lot of hot water. The immediately nearby long day hikes were strenuous and led us to some awesome views. The waterfalls and lakes are beautiful. We... More 

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3 Thank IllyCoffeeDrinkers
Pocatello, Idaho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Such a beautiful spot - right at the trailhead up into the Palisades above Big Pine, California. These are strenuous day hikes, but worth it. Elevation is nearly 8000 feet at the trailhead. This is a review of the TENT AND RV CAMPSITES only, not the cabins, but the cabins looked tidy and well kept up, and are likely very... More 

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Thank Walter R
Henderson, Nevada, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My wife and our four kids tent camped at site #4 with another friend and his two kids who stayed at site #3 on August 9th thru the 11th and had an absolutely great time. It had all the things we needed to enjoy our stay. It was cool at night and warm during the day. We were within walking... More 

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1 Thank Mark L
San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The Glacier Lodge is a misnomer. The lodge burned down several years ago and all that remains are several cabins and a small store. The owner is nice and pleasant. The accomodations are very rustic. It is surprising the sign says to clean the cabins before leaving because the cost is over $150.00. It is a bit irritating that the... More 

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1 Thank Russell B
Bakersfield, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We went to Glacier Lodge to acclimatize for a backpack trip. The cabin we got was fairly clean and somewhat dilapidated. The bed was pretty good, the couch was newish, but you can hardly turn around in the bathroom. The kitchen, dishes, & floor needed a bit of cleaning. The sink was like something out of an old trailer. The... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Your comfort will be relative to what you are accustomed to. If you have been tent camping than these cabins would seem like luxury but if you prefer clean modern amenities than go to Bishop and stay in a hotel for the same price. There is only 1 electrical outlet, 'carpets' are stained, cannot lock cabin because of huge hole... More 

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3 Thank Anyone123456
Long Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

I backpacked in this amazing area for many years. On the trips I noticed from the North Fork Big Pine Creek Trail little cabins in the woods. Now I am a little older, I still want to take those trails but like the idea of a bed instead of a tent. Glacier Lodge is a series of little cabins set... More 

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2 Thank OtterDennis
Palmdale, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I decided to give this rating because I think overall, it's overpriced for what you get. I will start with the positive...location and service, I would give 4 stars. Nice and peaceful with the stream close by and lots of deer. A nice place to escape the heat and get that mountain experience. The owner was very friendly and we... More 

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