When we booked the fireplace suite at the Sierra Nevada Resort and Spa in Mammoth Lakes, California, I didn’t think we’d actually use the fireplace. After all, it was near the end of May, well into spring. I knew the room would be nice, though. What I didn’t realize was that the room would have more comforts than home.
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As it turns out, we did use the fireplace. I had forgotten how long winter lasts in high mountain elevations. Though the days weren’t unbearably cold, it did start snowing one day. The gas fireplace, something we don’t have at home, quickly took the chill out of the room.
The bathroom was another room that had more comforts than our bathroom at home. The heated floor kept the tiles a comfortable temperature. I didn’t realize the toilet seat was heated until I sat down after Skip had been fiddling with the buttons, not knowing it was a heat control. He had set it to the warmest temperature, and I nearly jumped up, it was so unexpected.
The shower had two shower heads: one in the normal placement high up on the wall, the other a rain shower head on the ceiling. You could use either or both. If you prefer a bath instead of a shower, the deep soaking tub would be wonderfully relaxing. The comfy, cozy robes were an added bonus.
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Having eaten in restaurants for several days and having over two more weeks of restaurant food ahead of us, we took advantage of the kitchen facilities in the suite. With a half-size fridge, two-burner cooktop, sink and microwave, we were able to prepare a home-cooked meal. The kitchen came complete with cookware, dishes, utensils, silverware and even wine glasses.
Had we not prepared the food in the room, we could have eaten at The Rafters, the Sierra Nevada Resort restaurant that’s open for breakfast and dinner. Two other restaurants are on the resort grounds, but at the time of our visit, they were closed for the off-season.
Since we stayed only two nights and explored the area on the full day we were there, we didn’t take advantage of many of the resort amenities. A stay at the resort includes access to the fitness room, including a steam room and sauna. The pool was closed for the season , but the Jacuzzi is open year-round.
If we had stayed longer, I would have been tempted to book a spa treatment, which would have been luxurious following our day exploring the Mammoth Lakes area.
If you have children with you, Cub Club offers a supervised game room for kids four years old and up, and a mini golf course on the grounds, complimentary for guests would be a fun family activity.
After staying in chain hotel rooms for several nights before the Sierra Nevada Resort, our fireplace room was a luxury with a feel of home, only with more comforts.
More information about the Nevada Sierra Resort & Spa
The Nevada Sierra Resort & Spa is located at 164 Old Mammoth Road, in the heart of Mammoth Lakes, California, a ski area. Compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
- Lodging options include Lodge Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Fireplace Suites and Chalets. The chalets accommodate eight to ten people.
- There are no elevators in the lodge. If you are unable to use stairs, be sure to request a first-floor room.
Disclosures: We received a discounted rate for our Fireplace Suite. However, all opinions are our own.
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