In the late 1890s, J. P. Hammond homesteaded the property where Tioga Lodge is today. The two buildings housing the restaurant and the registration lobby were moved to his property around 1897 from the nearby gold mining town of Bodie (now a ghost town and a State Historic Park), and served as the toll road office, gambling hub, bar and bordello into the early 1900s. Numerous renovations and improvements have been made over the years, but the authentic historic feeling and original buildings remain for guests to enjoy today.
Lodging Style and Amenities
Tioga Lodge was last restored and updated about twelve years ago after sitting dormant for many years. Our rooms are uniquely decorated with authentic antiques to reflect local history and to give the ambiance of times past so you can experience what early Settlers once knew it to be. All cabins have incredible views of Mono Lake and are non-smoking with private bathrooms. Hammond Station Restaurant, a full service restaurant with a beer and wine license, is opened daily (except Wed) for breakfast and dinner. The property has 20-plus acres of grounds with beautiful wild flowers and a private frontage road to Mono Lake. There are lots of picnic areas overlooking Mono Lake for you to BBQ or enjoy a packed lunch or a picnic basket available from restaurant. Our gazebo in the picnic area overlooking Mono Lake and the flower meadow provide ideal romantic settings for outdoor weddings, which our restaurant can cater for you.
Note: We take "getting away from it all" seriously! Our rooms do not offer modern-day in-room amenities such as television, telephone, or air conditioning.
Seasons OpenMay through October
There are abundant recreation opportunities including bird watching, photography, hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, rock climbing and mountaineering in Yosemite National Park, Mono Lake, Mammoth Lakes and June Lake.
Rate Range$109 to $159 (double occupancy) plus tax
The Tioga Lodges is located on 54411 US Highway 395 in Lee Vining, California.
For more information and reservations, please visit http://www.tiogalodgeatmonolake.com