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“The perfect vacation destination in Bishop Canyon” 4 of 5 stars
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5001 South Lake Rd, Bishop, CA 93514   |  
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Ranked #1 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Bishop
Highland, CA
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“The perfect vacation destination in Bishop Canyon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2009

We stayed in the 18 ft travel trailer that Parchers rents out to campers. It was perfect for 2 of us while enjoying the scenic beauty of the Eastern Sierra and doing some fishing. It is the perfect location for fishing and hiking with numerous lake and streams nearby. The staff is very friendly and quite helpful. Whether you have a tent, trailer or RV, the campground has everything that you need. Didn't get a chance to check out the cabins, but I heard that they are very nice and well equipped from other campers

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2009

We stayed there twice last year. This is exactly where you want to stay when fishing Bishop Creek or South Lake. These are small cabins most with kitchens. I would suggest renting a boat. I went out with a friend and trolled South Lake. We caught about 40 trout in 1 day. My nephew caught a 3 pound rainbow about 50 feet from our cabin. Jared and Evan are very helpful and can let you know where they are catching fish and what they are using. We anticipate staying there for years to come.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2008

We stayed at Parchers Resort on June 18th, in one of the quaint Hiker's Cabins. The cabin was only $125 before tax, and was a great option for us to stay at high elevation (the resort is at 9,260 feet above sea level) the night before our high sierras backpacking trip. This was the only lodging I could find in the South Lake/Sabrina Lake vicinity that offered one night accommodations, everywhere else required a two or three night minimum. The other option in the area is staying at one of the hotels in downtown Bishop, but Bishop is only at 4,200 feet, so if you really want to get acclimated to high elevation before entering the backcountry, I would recommend staying up in the mountains.

About the resort, it consisted of a lot of cabins, all of varying sizes, nicely spaced out at the base of a ridge, with a creek running between the resort and the road. There was a well stocked store onsite, as well as a cafe that served breakfast and lunch. Check in was easy, we'd paid half the cabin rate when we'd made our reservations a month prior, and paid the other half plus tax when we arrived, received our keys, and headed over the cabin #4.

The cabins had parking for one car in front, and a cute little porch. There were chairs in front, around a fire pit. Inside, the cabins were very nice and clean, and still smelled like fresh cut wood. On either side of the door was a set of bunk beds, the set on the right side were pretty standard, but the set on the left side had a full size bottom bunk, so two people could sleep side by side. The kitchen was small but very nice, with a sink, stove and plenty of dishes for guest use. To the right of the kitchen was another counter area, with a half size fridge under it. Next to the fridge was the bathroom and a dinning table and chairs. The bathroom was pretty small, just a toilet and stall shower, but it was sufficient for our needs. One thing to note though, in the evening when I took a shower the water was nice and warm, however the next morning when my boyfriend took one he said it quickly got very cold. I'm not sure if the cabins share a hot water heater, but it's something to keep in mind if multiple people staying in the cabin need to shower. Another thing to keep in mind is that the other cabins come with everything you need, but for the hiker's cabins you need to bring your own towels and bedding, the bunks only have bare mattresses.

After we unpacked our car, we headed about 2-3 miles down the road to the Bishop Creek Lodge Restaurant. Since Parchers Cafe was only open for breakfast and lunch, this was the closest option for a warm, sit down meal. We were promptly seated, and both ordered just water, since we were feeling some of the effects from the high elevation. They did have a full bar though, and a long list of beer to choose from. We both had the 16 oz T-Bone steak dinner, which was excellent, but way to big to finish.

Overall, I would recommend Parchers Resort as a great place to stay in the eastern sierras, for a one night rest before a backpack trip, or a longer stay in one of the bigger cabins. Everything was very nice, great service from the staff, and much more than you would expect at the edge of the John Muir wilderness.

  • Liked — Good value for price, beautiful scenery
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5001 South Lake Rd, Bishop, CA 93514
Location: United States > California > Bishop
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Bishop
Number of rooms: 21

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