Nestled in the heart of the Eastern Sierra, the Wistful Vista Inn offers its guests the finest accomodations in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. Guests are encouraged to make themselves at home.
The alpine-styled chateau is open, airy, and inviting, with a breathtaking 180 degree view of the mountains from the completely windowed front wall. The two story house has high, open-beamed ceilings. The centerpiece of the living area is the wood-burning stove which sits on a beautiful rock-walled fireplace. The bedrooms are carpeted in berber carpet, while the living areas feature Italian tile, berber carpet and hardwood floors.
Guests have their choice of two rooms, each with a private bath. The East Wing is a large room with two double beds, and is suitable for a family or a couple who wishes a little extra room. The bathroom includes a jacuzzi tub. The room's two windows overlook a wooded hillside of tall pine trees and wildflowers. Ground squirrels and other small animals can usually be seen playing on the outside, while blue jays and hummingbirds fly by. The neighborhood covey of California quail can often be seen in the morning and evening hours.
The Loft is the open room on the second floor, and offers views on three sides - the wooded hillside on one side, and two different views of the mountains. Even while lying in the queen-sized bed, guests have a prime view of the mountain scenery.
Resident cats Kai and Tasha do their best to make guests feel welcome - Kai makes his nightly rounds to ensure everyone is tucked safely in bed, and it's not unusual for both Kai and Tasha to spend part of the night sleeping on the bed in The Loft. Another of Kai's duties is "alarm clock", and he's been known to rouse sleepyheads in the morning with a series of plaintive yowls.
Both breakfast and dinner are served to guests staying at the Inn. The Inn specializes in delicious, low-fat, heart-healthy, cuisine. Meals are served family style in the Mountain View dining room. Don't miss Chef Jim's Egyptian Waffles - "just like mummy used to make".
The Inn is very conveniently located for those wishing to enjoy the variety of activities available in the Eastern Sierra. During ski season, the Mammoth Mountain ski area is less than half an hour away. For cross-country ski fans, several nearby areas feature marked and groomed trails, and for those who wish to make their own trails, the hills behind the Inn offer the opportunity to choose a route that is as easy or difficult as desired.
In the summmer months, guests may select from activities such as fishing, mountain biking, and day hiking - and even downhill skiing, since Mammoth Mountain is often open through the 4th of July.
Day trip destinations include Devil's Postpile, the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Mono Lake, and the Bodie ghost town.
Innkeepers Jim and Jean will do their best to make your stay a memorable experience. They are always willing to answer any questions you might have, and can offer suggestions of activities you might find enjoyable.
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