Important phone numbers to know for Mammoth 
MammothRentalByOwner suggests that if you are planning on visiting Mammoth in the near future here are some phone numbers to know.

Important Phone Numbers

Road Conditions 800-GAS-ROAD
Snow Report 888-SNOW-RPT
Mtn. Info and Lift Tickets 800-MAMMOTH
Tourism & Recreation 888-GO-MAMMOTH

As always you can contact Mammoth Rental by Owner for information regarding road conditions, snow reports, what there is to do in Mammoth and where to go.

Mammoth Rental By Owner (818)883-2488 or(888)472-5777

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Directions to Mammoth Lakes 
MammothRentalByOwner Directions to Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes, California is located in the Inyo National Forest in the eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range of central California. The Town is only a 5-hour drive (325 miles) from Los Angeles and is easily accessible in almost all weather conditions (itís can get to world-class skiing without any mountain driving)! Mammoth Lakes is also located near many other major cities: 150 miles from Reno, 400 miles from San Diego, 377 miles from Las Vegas and 300 miles from San Francisco. Please use the detailed information below on the best routes to reach Mammoth Lakes and the office where you will pick up your keys for the condo.

From the Los Angeles and Orange County areas:
Drive North on Interstate 5. Depending on where you live, you may take the 405, the 101, the 210 or the 10 to reach Interstate 5. Exit and head North on Highway 14 towards Lancaster, you will pass through the town of Mojave, be sure to continue on CA. 14 after this town, it will be a right turn. Head North on U.S. 395, the CA. 14 will just turn into this Highway. You will pass through several small towns: Lone Pine, Independence, Big Pine & then Bishop. When you reach Bishop, you will be about 45 miles from Mammoth, proceed North on U.S. 395. Take the Mammoth Lakes Exit, Highway 203, and turn left off the offramp towards town.

From San Diego:
Drive North on Interstate 15. Exit onto U.S. 395 past San Bernardino on the "Cajon Pass", be sure not to miss the offramp, it is hard to see. Look for the offramp near the top of the pass. Continue on U.S. 395 North all the way to Mammoth. You will pass through several small towns: Lone Pine, Independence, Big Pine & then Bishop. When you reach Bishop, you will be about 45 miles from Mammoth, proceed North on U.S. 395. Take the Mammoth Lakes Exit, Highway 203, and turn left off the offramp towards town. The first signal is Old Mammoth Road, take a left.

From San Francisco, Central California and Coastal Areas:
Please note that most passes over the Sierra are usually closed November through June except Highways 50 and 80 through Tahoe. Highway 88 which passes south of Tahoe is sometimes a good option and remains open year-round weather permitting. If you take 50 and you end up in South Lake Tahoe, use the Kingsbury Grade (Highway 237) to drop down to the 395. Always check the road conditions before traveling by calling 800-GAS-ROAD. If conditions are bad, you may consider heading south to Bakersfield and taking either Highway 58 East to Mojave or Highway 178 through Lake Isabella. Highway 178 can sometimes (although rarely) require chains or 4WD during cold southern storms. Although a long detour mileage-wise, heading South will often get you to Mammoth even faster than the 50 when the roads require chains through Tahoe and on Highway 395. If you do go through Tahoe, take Highways 80 or 50 East to U.S. 395. Take Highway 395 South for approx. 180 miles. Take the Mammoth Lakes exit, Highway 203. Turn right off the offramp towards town.

Depending on how far North or South you live on the coast, there are many options to travel over the Sierras. Try the Sonora Pass (Highway 108), Highly Recommended! You can also use Tioga Pass (Highway 120) through Yosemite National Park. Please be aware that you will HAVE TO PAY THE $20 PARK FEE to use this road! A worthwhile investment with spectacular views. Some people take the 4 over Monitor Pass. This route is long and it may be better to just use Highway 50 or 108 unless you are choosing 4 as a scenic route. From areas like Santa Barbara and Bakersfield, you will want to use the 58 towards Mojave or 178 through lake Isabella. Once you merge onto Highway 395 just follow the directions above.

Air Service to Mammoth Winter
The past few years Horizon Air has been flying into the Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH) and this year they have expanded their service to year round with flights to Mammoth from LAX once a day, April through September. As for the Winter schedule flight will depart daily with non stop service from LAX to Mammoth and also daily nonstop service from San Jose and direct service from Portland.

In addition to Horizon Air, United Airlines will be offering service to Mammoth Lakes with daily flights from San Francisco (SFO)staring December 16, 2010. United has one daily nonstop flight from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes this Winter and Spring.

Mammoth / Yosemite Airport is conveniently located just 15 minutes drive away from the resort town of Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.

For more information and great visuals, click on


Important Phone Numbers
Road Conditions 800-GAS-ROAD
Snow Report 888-SNOW-RPT
Mtn. Info and Lift Tickets 800-MAMMOTH
Tourism & Recreation 888-GO-MAMMOTH

Summer Driving Times (Approx.)
Bakersfield 4.5 hours 268 miles
Death Valley 4 hours 205 miles
Denver 15 hours 967 miles
Fresno 4 hours 186 miles
Las Vegas 5.5 hours 308 miles
Laguna Beach 6 hours 342 miles
Los Angeles 5 hours 309 miles
Monterey 6 hours 289 miles
Phoenix 9.5 hours 610 miles
Portland 12.5 hours 743 miles
Reno 3 hours 168 miles
Sacramento 4.5 hours 236 miles
San Diego 6.5 hours 397 miles
San Francisco 5.5 hours 262 miles
Santa Barbara 6.5 hours 364 miles

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Do you know what you are renting? 
There are many website that feature vacation rentals with pictures, rates and details about properties. But how do you know if these properties are actually what they claim. It's a difficult situation many properties are misrepresented, are in foreclosure or just don't meet certian standards. has investigated many rental by owner website only to uncover that many properties featured on these website either have been sold, foreclosed, have incorrect information or simply misrepresent the actual property.

As a traveler wanting to stay at a "for rent by owner property" there is a great deal of uncertainly, stress and concern and rightly so. How can you take advantage of renting from the owner directly without these concerns? Stayed tuned for these answers and enjoy renting from the owner directly with confidence and savings.

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Lots of snow in Mammoth 
Mammoth is expecting 4-8inches of heavy snow today with more snow showers tonight! This past weekend Mammoth received over 10feet of new snow!

Regardless if you are a snowboarder, skiier, sledder or just like the snow it is FANTASTIC in Mammoth right now!The snow couldn't be any better.

Another storm is expected later this week can it get any better than this!

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Alaska Airlines & Mammoth Rental By Owner 
Mammoth Rental By Owner
Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air

Partnering to bring you the best of Mammoth Lakes

Enjoy even greater saving with quality vacation rentals when you fly with Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air to Mammoth Lakes.
PREMIER DISCOUNT OFFER to ALL ALASKA AIRLINE/HORIZON AIR travelers coming to Mammoth Lakes. Book your flight with Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air and stay with Mammoth Rental by Owner and get an additional 10% off your vacation rental rate*. features vacation properties for rent directly from the owner. Renting directly from the owner eliminates middleman costs and saves you 25%-40%.
Our beautifully appointed condos and townhouses are furnished, decorated, supplied with all the amenities you need and at the best locations in Mammoth Lakes. Experience the quality, enjoy the savings.

3 easy steps to redeem your 10% Premier Discount

1. Book your flight with Alaska
Airlines/Horizon Air.
2. Email (scan) or fax our office a copy of
your receipt of booking, confirmation page
or boarding pass from Alaska
Airlines/Horizon Air.
Our email: or
(818)883-2488 phone/fax
3. Upon receipt we will email or call you with the
Premier Discount Code that you will use when
booking your Mammoth Rental by Owner vacation
rental. This promotion code will give you the 10%
discount off the rental rate.

Terms and conditions
The Premier Discount Offer can not be combined with any other offers, specials or discounts and is only applicable to new bookings. Premier Discount offer expires March 30, 2011.

It is the sole responsibility of the traveler(s) to confirm availability of selected unit prior to booking Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air travel. Mammoth Rental by Owner suggests traveler(s) call or email our office to put a 24 hold on the desired vacation rental in order to secure accommodations till traveler books flight on Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air. Upon the expiration of the 24hold the rental unit will be released back to the general public for booking, if the traveler(s) have not provided Mammoth Rental by Owner with proof of flight purchase and vacation rental payment.
Traveler(s) must present a copy of receipt of booking, confirmation page or boarding pass prior to booking a vacation rental with Mammoth Rental by Owner in order to take advantage of the Premier Discount. A promotion code will be provided to traveler by Mammoth Rental by Owner and must be used at time of booking vacation rental. No exceptions to this rule.

*Selected units at Mammoth Rental by Owner will honor the Premier
Discount Offer. Designated units display Alaska/Horizon Icon.

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