We love the McGeek. I almost don't want other folks to know about it. Crowley/McGee Creek is beautiful and only 15 minutes from the slopes and 10-15 from the main town of Mammoth. And for the price (under $100 for a king size bed and big shower/tub and $79 for a queen size!!), we feel like you can't beat it. You get a large (or even VERY large) clean room with DIRECTV and a DVD player (great for the end of a long ski day if you remember to bring a couple of DVDs). The manager also runs the restaurant downstairs and he has never been anything but unbelievably lovely to us. Staying at the McGee is peaceful and has never disappointed. If you like backcountry skiing, it is also a great place (since some of the historic runs are nearby). We have also stayed with other couples and friends and had a great time. There are not many other amenities other than what I mentioned - but I'm not sure what you would need. If they provided little refridgerators, it would be the perfect reasonably priced place. As an aside, I have stayed at other hotels in Mammoth when the McGee had no availability and it couldn't wait to get back to the McGee (in terms of bang for the buck, location, and attitude).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historic McGee Creek Lodge was originally built in 1929. Early on it served the winter skiing community and enthusiasts for the first commercial lift setup on the mountain outside the front door until that operation moved to Mammoth Mountain. Today you'll find cozy rooms for travelers, fishermen, hikers and skiers. McGee Creek runs through the property with fishing year round. Each room is unique with its own warm personality. Our dining room serves the lodge Friday through Sunday evenings. ... more less