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Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa Features Fall Foliage at its Finest

Mammoth Lakes area explodes with color – and October InstaMeet opportunities

Situated in the heart of the town of Mammoth Lakes, the Sierra Nevada Resort offers guests opportunities for “mammoth” fall color views (Mammoth Lakes photo courtesy of

Mammoth Lakes, California – October 9, 2018 – According to a survey last year by the travel-oriented motor club AAA, 26 percent of Americans take a trip in autumn to seek out the changing leaves. In addition to spectacular fall colors, travelers are looking for fewer crowds, “weather that is more favorable,” and “the opportunity to find better value for the cost of their trip.” Done, done and done, says Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa, the ideal home base for a leaf-peeping adventure.

With its awe-inspiring landscape showcasing the Mammoth Lakes area and the vibrant gold, crimson and orange colors on display all around it, the family-owned rustic-luxe resort provides guests with quick access to the town of Mammoth Lakes, as well as such famed and rugged must-see natural landmarks as the nearby Devils Postpile National Monument; Convict, Crowley and Mono lakes; and Yosemite National Park—all of which also glow with the splendor of the season. In fact, the Los Angeles Times recently put the spotlight on SNR as a top option for lodging in a story on leaf peeping in the Golden State, calling out the aspen, cottonwood, mountain alder and willow as being among the endless expanse of magnificent trees that “put on a show here.”

“You really have to see these gorgeous views to believe it,” says Sierra Nevada Resort Managing Director Brent Truax. “I’ve been watching the transformation annually for years, and each time I’m blown away by nature’s artistry. We are so fortunate at the Sierra Nevada Resort to have a front-row seat for the changing colors, and our staff is excited to help our guests get out there in it.”


L to R: June Lake (photo:; the cozy Sierra Nevada Resort lobby; King room with stone fireplace shares autumn tones with outdoor views.

In addition to hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing, kayaking or canoeing and birding, guests at Sierra Nevada Resort can explore the area on an off-road outing or soak in the hot springs, all while taking advantage of the myriad opportunities to view, photograph and immerse themselves in the lush fall foliage.

Probably the best preview peek at the leaf-peeping possibilities in the Eastern Sierras comes courtesy of Visit Mammoth, which offers several videos focusing on fall colors, including the many scenic mountain biking options, hiking around the Eastern Sierra, and the best drives in the area. In addition, fall visitors can check out two fall colors InstaMeets, one on October 11 that will feature four professional photographers providing tips for capturing the colors, and the 4th Annual Fall Color InstaMeet at Convict Lake on October 12, where participants will hike around the lake shooting with the pros.

At the end of the day, a relaxing and restful stay in SNR’s elegantly rustic and comfortable setting awaits, with its country-cozy mountain-lodge ambience that starts right from the hand-hewn alpine lobby, which features oversized fireplaces and hand-woven rugs. The charming lodge rooms include extensively remodeled fireplace suites with king-sized beds, resort-style kitchens accented by granite countertops, deep-soaking tubs in bathrooms with heated floors and toilet seats, and inviting leather chairs. Other overnight options include the renovated Deluxe King and Deluxe Two Queen rooms, offering marble showers and extra space for friends and family.

L to R: Jimmy’s Taverna at the Sierra Nevada Resort has an award-winning wine cellar.

The Sierra Nevada Resort’s six-acre property in the center of the town of Mammoth Lakes, also houses a full-service day spa and restaurants that provide guests with distinctive culinary experiences and an award-winning wine program. The stylishly rustic Rafters Restaurant is a repeat recipient of the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence – which referenced its “fresh approach to mountain-resort dining” – and serves innovative takes on seasonally inspired New American cuisine, while Jimmy’s Taverna, also a Best of Award of Excellence winner and named a Top Mountain Retreat by Wine Spectator, specializes in Mediterranean-inspired fresh seafood and wood-grilled meats, presented in a charmingly comfy dining room.

Rates at Sierra Nevada Lodge & Spa during the fall season start from $119. Find additional information at

About Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa

Located in the heart of Mammoth Lakes, California, near Mammoth Mountain, the 148-room rustic-luxe Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa includes 15 fireplace suites and six three-bedroom chalets. Pampering amenities at the hotel include heated bathroom floors and toilet seats, soaking tubs, large waterfall showers, kitchenettes, fireplaces and real leather lounge chairs as well as an on-property full-service spa and restaurants on the resort’s six-acre property, Rafters Restaurant and Lounge, and Jimmy’s Taverna. For additional information, visit

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