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 place charges an additiona $20.00 per guest in addition to the main fee.
On the plus side, the area is beautiful . There is a small trout pond that has trout that are very cagey. There is a mule train and pack trips available. The hiking is limited unless you are in great shape and want to journey far into the backcountry.
The place though is very peaceful and brings back memories of long backpacking trips in the Eastern Sierra in my younger days. A good place to take the kids to catch, or try to catch, their first trout.
Lots of deer and opportunity for outdoor and wildlife photograpy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer cabins in all shapes and sizes to fit the needs of any family. We also have a campground for the people who enjoy camping in their tent or RV. Inside the store we offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and your taste buds are sure to dance with delight any time of the day. Enjoy a day of relaxing down by our stocked trout pond, which is the perfect spot for the little anglers in the family to experience the thrill of reeling in their own fish. If cooking your catch isn't your cup of tea, bring it by our store to be cooked for a perfect trout dinner ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Glacier Hotel Big Pine