When you think of California, you might picture sunny beaches and movies stars, but here at Prolog Restorations, we love the log homes! Yes, California has a lot of great communities filled with every shape, style and size of log homes, and we’re lucky to have clients throughout the state who trust us for restoring, repairing and building the log homes and structures they love. From great lodges in the north to cozy weekend getaways in the south, we get to see it all. And so we decided to share one of those great communities with you.
Mammoth Lakes in California’s Eastern Sierra Mountains is great for more than just skiing. Located 300 miles North of Los Angeles, a five hour drive by car or 52 minutes from LAX, it’s well-known for the Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort and is a popular destination year-round.
People love the skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and other outdoor activities in the winter. The Mammoth Mountain Ski Area has 3,000 vertical feet of world class skiing, with 3,600 skiable acres, 27 chairlifts, 2 gondolas, 3 platter tows, and 9 carpets, making it one of the biggest ski mountains in the world. Mammoth’s parks and pipes are renowned for variety and challenge. With an average of 350 inches of snow per year and 300 sunny days, Mammoth has the unique distinction of one of the deepest snowfall areas in North America and also one of the sunniest.
In warmer weather visitors and locals take advantage of mountain biking, off-roading, fishing, hiking and boating on the many local lakes. Oh, and don’t forget the fun village atmosphere, friendly locals, great restaurants and awe-inspiring scenery! Mammoth also has a thriving theater and performing arts culture featuring outdoor concerts, music festivals, arts and crafts festivals.
Our favorite part of Mammoth, of course, is the great variety of log homes in the area. The community is filled with beautiful log homes and friendly residents, some who live there year-round while others enjoy vacation homes as often as they can.
At an elevation of more than 7,800 feet, Mammoth’s beauty draws people to visit, then inspires them to stay longer. The area has natural hot springs which are sometimes used after skiing. Other features include lakes, a soda springs, and extensive hiking opportunities. The town is surrounded by mountains and acres of forests. It is bordered by the Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness Areas with the eastern entrance of Yosemite National Park located 32 miles north of town. Twelve miles North of Mammoth is the scenic village of June Lake, featuring more ski areas and a full service spa.
We hope this inspires you to visit this beautiful mountain community. If you decide to purchase a log home in the Mammoth Lakes area, or already own one and would like an appraisal of how your log home is holding up to the high mountain elements, tips for maintenance, or general advice for keeping your cabin in good condition, call or email our California log home restoration experts at 877-477-6564.