Stay on the Bus Line to Mammoth Mountain Canyon Lodge

Oct 15, 2020

One of the many wonderful things about Mammoth is that visitors can forget about the hassle of driving. Once you get to town, you can park your car and then rely on the convenient, complimentary transportation offered by the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA). 

Various ESTA shuttle lines run around the town of Mammoth Lakes and to each of the Mammoth Mountain lodges.

Where Does the Mammoth Lakes Blue Line Go?

The ESTA Blue Line — sometimes known as the Canyon Loop — operates in the winter season from The Village at Mammoth up to Mammoth Mountain Canyon Lodge. Staying on the Blue Line gives you the best of Mammoth Lakes: direct access to world-renowned skiing at Mammoth Mountain Canyon Lodge, and the incredible food, beverage, shopping and spa options of The Village at Mammoth.

Buses on the Blue Line operate seven days a week, every 15 minutes from 7:05 am until 5:20 pm.

Lodging on the Blue Line in Mammoth Lakes

Austria Hof Lodge

If you’re looking for a ski trip that’s aggravation free, say “Ja, bitte” (“Yes, please”) to the Austria Hof Lodge on Canyon Boulevard—very near Mammoth Mountain Canyon Lodge. Not only does the Austria Hof Lodge serve complimentary breakfasts, but it also has a German-themed restaurant and cellar bar onsite, making meals easy (not to mention, delicious) after a day on the slopes.

Other amenities to make your trip relaxed are the shuttle stop outside the restaurant, in-room refrigerators, T.V.s with DVD players, complimentary ski and snowboard storage, free WiFi and a discounted airport shuttle. The 23 hotel-style rooms have earned a three-star rating from AAA, and many offer jetted tubs and gas fireplaces.   

Mammoth Estates Rentals

“Come as a guest, leave as a friend” is the motto of this family business, where the office cat, Carpet, will greet you when you register. Located just outside The Village at Mammoth on Canyon Boulevard, the Mammoth Estates Rentals offer a variety of condo floor plans and rates: something for every budget and style.

Ranging from cozy studios to the five-bedroom abode, all units have full kitchens, fireplaces, cable T.V. and free WiFi. Guests can also take advantage of onsite laundry, a dry sauna and Jacuzzi and an impressive game room—complete with a Simpsons-themed pinball machine!

Note: The Village Gondola is also an option for transportation from this location to Mammoth Mountain Canyon Lodge      

Seasons 4 Condominiums

Located a quarter mile from Mammoth Mountain Canyon Lodge and a half mile from The Village at Mammoth, the views from the Seasons 4 Condominiums are sure to take your breath away. Nestled in a peaceful neighborhood on Lakeview Boulevard, the complex boasts laundry facilities, a dry sauna, hot tub and recreations room with ping pong, foosball and a pool table.

Units range from one to two-bedrooms-plus-loft and include full kitchens, T.V.’s with DVD players and free WiFi. For an unforgettable winter escape, head to Seasons 4 Condominiums. 

Lakeview Villas

With just 12 units, the Lakeview Villas complex is smaller in size but offers a large list of amenities. The condos are just a few minutes walk to The Village at Mammoth, but guests wanting to stay closer to home will enjoy the large clubhouse with its pool table, ping pong, foosball and an outdoor whirlpool.

Laundry facilities are on site, so no one needs to start their day with damp socks or soggy mittens. Each unit is two levels, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a T.V. and fireplace, and some include complimentary WiFi. Walk out your door at Lakeview Villas, jump on the shuttle and in minutes you’ll be at an awe-inspiring destination.


Shannon Diffner

Shannon Diffner likes nothing better than being in or next to water, and is a founding partner of Scarlet Letters Copywriting. Since 2014, Scarlet Letters has worked with the Mammoth Lakes Tourism office on fact-checking the printed Visitor Guide and website, and are now delighted to translate that knowledge into blog posts. A company goal…

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