This was the first day of a 1600 mile road trip starting at Las Vegas. We drove through Death Valley and when we finally arrived at Dow Villa and Lone Pine we were amazed. It was a tiny place in the middle of the desert but it had so much charisma we loved it. Lone Pine itself has a film museum which we visited and was really good. It also has lots of little quaint shops and restaurants. The motel itself is clean and the room was big and gorgeous. The staff were really friendly wanting to make sure everything was OK. We then ventured for the evening meal and found the most brilliant little USA diner called Mount Whitney. The food was gorgeous and it was good value for money. We even got friendly with the manager who we now have as a friend on facebook :). But back to the motel we decided to sit around the pool which was open 24 hours. It was a gorgeous evening and we had a drink overlooking the pool. We then realised the hot tub was open and went to get changed. We had an amazing chill overlooking the mountains and stars and chatting to other hotel guests who were using the hot tub - really good experience. The next morning we went over the road to McDonalds for a typical USA type breakfast with pancakes and syrup and before anyone says anything about McDonalds which I normally hate - this was amazing with windows overlooking the mountains - best McDonalds I have ever been too. The funniest bit of our stay in Lone Pine was the supermarket. I was in my element looking at all the aisles and my hubby was obviously bored - I suddenly heard an American voice over the tannoy asking where I was - ha ha - I had only been gone 10 minutes. Hubby had made an acquaintance of the checkout lady and she obliged by paging me - that was the whole experience of Lone Pine - very friendly likeable people - will definitely go back
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Three diamond motel located in the center of town at the base of Mt Whitney. Your stop on the way to Death Valley National Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dow Villa Hotel Lone Pine
- Dow Hotel Lone Pine