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Swiss Chalet Bed and Breakfast Inn
101 Hill Street, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546   |  
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Ridgecrest, California
1 review
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“Swiss Chalet B&B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

If you're looking for a slick B&B with lots of chrome & gadgets or a little old lady to hover over you and make your tea... Then go some where else haha Dave & Sharon are locals who have 2-beautiful master suites upstairs and that's it; image staying over at a friend's house with no pressure about dressing up or putting on airs. They know the area inside & out and serve up a custom breakfast as good as any we've had and we sat around both mornings and chatted for several hours before we remembered why we came... To snowshoe up Old Mammoth Rd. After a couple of lond days we came back sat in the spa and headed out with great dinner suggestions! My best review is simple: We're going back and staying with our new friends the next time we're in Mammoth! PS: The beds are SUPER comfy & the "car wash" is pretty cool (yep you'll have to stay there to find out about the car wash :) Rick & Jen Lovett

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Yamato, Japan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the inn for 4 nights at the end of the summer. We were getting ready to move to Japan for several years, and took a second honeymoon in the mountains to say farewell to the US. After spending a couple nights in Yosemite, we drove across the pass to Mammoth, and were welcomed with open arms at the Swiss Chalet. The room was very nice; it had a gigantic bed and bathroom, with a recirculating water system to keep water warm. The closet also had plenty of space to hold clothes - It would have been very convenient for holding jackets and coats if we'd gone in the winter.

The house is located very close to everything in Mammoth, but not on any busy roads - a nice mix of privacy and convenience. The outside deck gives a wonderful view of the mountains and treeline as well, with an outside hot-tub to relax in and take in the scenery.

Sharon and Dave were very helpful and friendly, giving us tips on the best local hiking trails and helpful advice on restaurants (highly recommend Barrett Lake - easy couple miles up to a lake, but it feels like you're in the middle of the backcountry, far away from civilization). They were even able to work with me when I made a mistake with booking!

This was our first stay at a B&B, and it was a great experience - definitely a place to stay when we next visit!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Manama, Al Manamah, Bahrain
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed with Sharon and Dave over the New Years holiday and it was a GREAT experience. The home is beautiful, rooms are extremely nice and confortable and their hospitality was second to none. The breakfast was great too!!! We will definitely be back...

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

I go to Mammoth about once a month to once every few months, usually for business. I have stayed in a few different hotels. I just stayed here for two nights. This was a great alternative to a hotel. It is an impeccable house, very nice, comfortable, and quaint but not overdone or too cutesy like some B&Bs. The room is large, and a large beautiful and modern bathroom that inspires me to update my own master bathroom. The bed was great, very comfortable. The breakfasts were wonderful. The owners are good people, and even though this B&B is new, they have been in the hospitality industry for a couple decades - used to own a hotel in town. They know Mammoth very well, they know the community, and they care a lot about the community. I mentioned that I stayed here on a business trip, but I would not hestitate to stay here on a romantic trip either. Great place.

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Arcadia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Ditto the comments below! I've been meaning to write this review for several weeks, but the return to reality was harsh. We stayed with Sharon and Dave for three of our nine nights in various locations throughout the Eastern and Central Sierra Nevada. The Swiss Chalet is simply first rate. Dave, who did most of the hosting, was the source of many good recommendations that made our stay in the Mammoth Lakes area really fun. Dave's recommendations on everything from restaurants and hikes, including bike trails was spot. They were most accommodating of our dirty mountain bikes, and more than tolerant of my early morning photography outings. Dave cooks a lovely breakfast and accommodates your meal preferences. For example, because we were being quite active we wanted smallish, tasty and healthy breakfasts, and that's what we got. (Because it was so good we ate more than we planned - but this was vacation after all.)

The hot tub on the balcony was heaven, especially after hiking etc. One day we had some left over lunch stuff from earlier in our trip and we sat on the deck eating lunch, having some wine and just watching the light change on the mountains. It does not get more relaxing than this. None of the formality of a hotel or motel. The rooms are truly master suites with tubs and showers with about five heards. (There is also a large walk-in closet in the room.) The bedrooms are beautifully decorated as is the main living area.

The living area has a wonderful seating area with TV, but we had little or no interest in watching TV in these surroundings. Downstairs there is a pool table that was quite inviting, but we did not have the time or desire to play due to our fairly strenous activities during the day and large meals at night.

I'm using the word "accommodate" in its various forms a lot, and I guess that is one of many good words that can be used to describe our stay. We'll definitely be going back.

Room Tip: We stayed in the west facing room and it had a very nice view/ The east facing room was lovely as w...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

What a hidden gem. In August 2012 we found this newly opened Bed and Breakfast run by Dave and Sharon. The room was great, the breakfast delicious and made to order, and the hot tub was fantastic. Dave and Sharon are knowledgeable and very friendly hosts and we envy the guests lucky enough to stay there regardless of the season. There are currently only two bedrooms with beutiful bathrooms so book early.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Santa Monica, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Sitting here now watching the Olympics, looking out at the mountain and the Sherwins, Dave is pouring me a diet coke. Life is good and this place is wonderful. Headed over to the Bistro which is a 5 minute walk away to eat and hear music shortly.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 101 Hill Street, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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Location: United States > California > Mammoth Lakes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Mammoth Lakes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your Eastern Sierra intimate getaway, enjoy fly fishing, hiking, biking, climbing or your favorite music festival. Your hosts will provide you with all the local knowledge to insure a fantastic and memorable High Sierra vacation. ... more   less 
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