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Our season ends mid-Novemberish

​​2022 Season-end

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As we come to the end of our 2022 season, we just wanted to send out a heartfelt thanks to all of our awesome returning guests and shout a welcome to all of our new guests that stayed with us this season. We hope you become returning guests! We know you could have stayed so many other beautiful places in the Eastern Sierra but you chose us, and we are blessed to have you!

It definitely turned out to be a very "interesting" season!

The best part of our season (besides our guests (and NO FIRE CANCELS)) was our awesome staff! Michele, Andrew, and Anna returned from heaven above, and somehow the heavens also blessed us with Sean-who started out as our campground host and quickly became our everything host! We did a ton of landscaping improvements-thanks to Sean! Michele ran the store like she's been doing it for eleventy years! Andrew made all of the plumbing drama that we have every year seem like it was easy peasy lemon squeezy! Anna cleaned the cabins better than I ever could (or wanted to lol)! Our BBQs were amazing and delicious and fun! Some of our cabins got upgrades-with more planned for next year. Our campground got some much-needed TLC thanks to Sean.

And of course, there was the usual stocking drama, critters, electricity, plumbing, learning a new POS system, inventory control, some serious rain storms etc..

The worst part is Cabin 19's vandalism and unfortunate theft of all the glass bottles adorning the shelves for over 20 years by a cabin 19 returning guest that considered it trash. We were given lies and excuses and ended up having to file a police report. Cherished guests, please if ever there is an issue during your stay (even if you need to create an issue because you realize you should have booked in Mammoth) PLEASE come talk to us. I am an over-accommodater. I live to please you! 

Some super great news for our 2023 season:

We will continue to upgrade our grounds, cabins, and whatever else we can get approved by the Forest Service. We were tentatively approved to add an additional cabin and hope to have that established be 2024 season open or earlier pending septic. We are always looking to improve our booking options for guests and with that will most likely come a more flexible reschedule /cancel policy, but we still ask our guests to understand that we are still only a very small business and most likely will treat short term cancels the same with our "no refunds" policy. We understand stuff can get crazy and unexpected sh*t happens within the 30 days that one can never plan for; in these situations we reserve the right to offer a credit instead of a refund. My hope from reiterating this policy is that people will understand that Glacier Lodge is a small motel and often times we are unable to rebook your last minute cancelation. Please please understand that I am not a large hotel with a ton of rooms to offset a last minute cancel. Let's all work together when this happens so we can all find a middle ground solution that works for everyone.

We are still prioritizing fire cancels over new reservations-so if you have a reschedule from a previous season, please........

email us at or

text us at 760-938-2837 

Our "weird stuff is happening" cancel policy is still the same as it has been for over 20 years

THANK YOU to all of our guests past, present, and future for hanging with us, supporting us, and especially for being patient with us while we work towards opening.

Glacier Lodge holds a special place in Darrin's heart, and many guests share this love. Darrin and I did not purchase Glacier Lodge to become wealthy. We purchased Glacier Lodge because Darrin grew up here. Caught his first fish here. My kids caught their first fish here. I didn't relocate my entire OC life to purchase a lodge with RUSTIC 2STAR accommodations and an unaccommodating campground as a last-ditch effort to price gouge people so that we could end up on Forbes wealthiest list. Both Darrin and I still need to work off season ventures. With that being stated...Glacier Lodge was not exempt from the staffing difficulties and increased operating costs that almost all businesses are experiencing...which we "took like a champ" and rode out the 2021 season hoping for some kind of correction. So, you can imagine our dismay and anxiety over heading into a new season with even higher operating costs! We really do not want to increase prices, but we literally have no choice. Listen y'all, our cabins are still 100+ years old rustic cabins with tilting frames and unlevel floors. We still have mice and snakes. We are still on the bazillion years old septic system. So, if you're the type of person that likes to leave reviews of whether you think it's worth it or not based on your opinion, WE ARE NOT FOR YOU! If you stay here because we are seriously the coolest people, have great BBQ, spectacular views, maybe a comfy mattress (which may also be a matter of opinion) and hot water (most of the time) after a long hike-we be your people!   

Our cabins date back to the 1932 Winter Olympics. Most were sold, and a few ended up here at Glacier Lodge. The cabins were initially a dry spot to rest a weary head. But over the years, bathrooms and kitchens have been added, fixed, leveled, and fixed again. While this is a beautiful piece of history that we are proud to be a part of, please understand that our cabins are very rustic, cozy, and not 5 star accommodations. We are a small, family owned business and we do all the housekeeping and repairs ourselves. Please manage your expectations. 

Elevate your spirits and your taste buds! Enjoy fishing the outdoors until you get hungry for some award winning BBQ and homemade fixings.  

Stay in our home away from home rustic cabins. Bring the family for an amazing adventure, or the significant other for a romantic getaway.

The Jewel Of The Sierra

Glacier Lodge is an equal opportunity employer. We operate under special use permit with the United States Forest Service

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This is our Kid's Fish First trout pond. That means any of our anglers under 16 get priority fishing for stocked rainbow trout, but it is open to all.  We have a full service tackle shop with poles, bait and tackle.   Picnic, fish, BBQ and create memories

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