I was looking for a less expensive, but comfortable, alternative to camping to attend an Autumn workshop that I love in the Eastern Sierras. A search popped up this old and very cute hotel just steps from where I needed to be to meet my group. It is a remodeled and very cute old road stop on HWY 395. The room I was in was very small, but had adequate lighting and a sink. The blankets were warm and the room was clean. My room was on the reclusive and lovely garden which was full of Fall flowers and birds filling up on sunflower seeds before the cold arrived. There was nice outdoor furniture available both on the walkways near the rooms and out in the garden for resting and reflection. An added plus was the "Latte Da" coffee stop in the small building that meets the street in front of the hotel. The staff was awesome and I received perfect directions to find a hot springs that I was hunting. There were only two drawbacks that I can mention - the electrical appliance issues and the bathroom. The lamps and the smoke detector were a bit difficult and going out to use the bathroom in the middle of the night was not great fun. One needs to be prepared - you will be sharing a bathroom with many other people and you must go out from your room, down the path, to reach it!
- Also Known As:
- El Mono Hotel Lee Vining