Monthly Archives: September 2013

Testimonials

Bob and Nancy: “Very professional in dealing with the sale of our house. The marketing, selling and escrow closing was excellent.” (2014)

Erinarend:  “Dennis sold our property and expedited the close all within 30 days. He is not only incredibly effective, but the process of working with Dennis was extremely enjoyable and effortless. Dennis has a very dependable work ethic, solid market knowledge, and a fabulous reputation. He invests his energy and marketing skills to deliver the best possible results and manages all of the heavy lifting on behalf of his clients. Dennis works seamlessly with his partner Tara who delivers equally in her professionalism and expertise. We are not alone in our positive experience and opinions of Dennis and Tara. Our property managers, housekeeper and neighbors all offer unsolicited and glowing reviews of Dennis and Tara as well. I’d recommend Dennis and Tara to anyone looking for the most fluid, expedient, respectful, knowledgeable, and transaction oriented team in the business. It’s been a pleasure!” (2014)

Doublegbasecamp: “I can’t even begin to describe the level of professionalism we received while making this purchase. We’re kinda particular and from the very beginning our unique needs regarding a home were understood and respected. The follow up skills alone were just amazing….not really sure how anyone could compete with this team…..I’m now looking at rental property just so I can work with these guys again….and don’t think I’m kidding!” (2014)

Shelleereeves: “Dennis & Tara, one of them is always available, which works out great! We worked with Dennis for months looking for a home, we set a budget, a checklist, and Dennis kept us on tract. We eventually found a match, and Dennis was very patient. Negotiations were back and forth, and Dennis handled it all very professionally and we were able to stick to our budget. He also sold our condo, which we got what we wanted, and everything went smooth.” (2014)

Corcoranplumbing: “Can’t say enough about this team so personable and professional.Incredible to work with so honest could not have done it with out them!!! thanks for all the hard work i know it was not easy.” (2014)

Doug and Patti: “Tara and Dennis have represented us for 3 property transactions in the last 4 years in Mammoth Lakes, both buying and selling condo units. They are very knowledgeable about the market in Mammoth, worked very hard showing us properties and followed up on every detail once we were in escrow. We couldn’t ask for better representation. We recommend them highly.” (2014)

Fred C. (Westin buyer) “Dear Tara & Dennis, We sure enjoyed working with both of you and are really happy we found a place in Mammoth Lakes.” (2014)

Marleneayerle: “Really enjoyed working with Dennis. He worked very hard for me and was professional and timely on my transaction. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase or sell. Would definitely have him represent me again!” (2013)

David: “I highly recommend him. He went beyond his responsibilities and was very flexible and open minded.” (2013)

Anonymous (Home buyer)“Usually dealing with real estate agents is like visiting the dentist, but Tara was fantastic (Dennis too when he had to fill in)!!!!! They really knew the local market and we felt like they always had our back and were looking out for what was best for us as opposed to just trying to nail down a sale. Because of their knowledge of the area and what was about to list, we were able to pounce on a property at a fantastic price. Multiple offers came in after we went into escrow at considerably more than we paid.

But the service didn’t stop there. When we had issues with an out-of-state lender, Tara immediately recommended a local lender that closed the loan in less than 10 days. When we had a television and furniture shipped to our new place, she was nice enough to meet the delivery truck at our new place to let them in. When we had people that were interested in buying some of the furniture the previous owner left behind, she was willing to let them in to see it.

We’ve bought and sold a lot of real estate over the years and dealt with a lot of agents. But we’ve never had anywhere close to the level of service and advise that Tara and Dennis provided. They really go the extra mile.” (2013)

Anonymous (Home sellers)“Dennis was a fantastic agent. He was knowledgable, highly experienced, excellent communicator and negotiator. We had a smooth and easy transaction thanks to Dennis.

Dennis was our real estate agent, and he was very helpful through the transition of moving from Mammoth Lakes to San Diego. He is honest, kind, professional, and expertly skilled.

We contacted Dennis when we decided to list our home in Mammoth. He met with us before listing to ensure we were comfortable with the process and our time horizon since we were moving down South within 30 days of listing our home. Dennis quickly put together a home showing and within 2 days of listing our home we had a buyer. He went above and beyond to take care of some loose ends we had so we didn’t have to drive back in forth from San Diego to Mammoth.

I strongly recommend Dennis for anyone looking in the Mammoth area.” (2013)

Anonymous (Home buyers)“Dennis represented us last year when we bought our first home. We met Dennis when we cold-called him about a different property he was listing. At that point, we had already had interactions with a half dozen other real estate agents in town. Based on those experiences, we went into the meeting with a cynical view of realtors.

However, we left our meeting with Dennis, not only with our faith renewed in real estate agents, but with a determination that if we ended up buying a home, it would be with Dennis representing us.

Flash forward two months and we were closing on, what truly could be called our “dream home.” Throughout the process Dennis provided valuable counsel, guidance and structure. He never pressured us to move forward and also did a wonderful job in the negotiating process. I can honestly say our deal would not have closed without Dennis acting as our agent and advocate. If you are buying or selling property in Mammoth, I would recommend Dennis to you in the highest terms possible.”(2013)

Anonymous (Condo sellers)“Very professional kept me informed of any questions or changes that occurred. Once I listed my property sold quickly and feel I got the best of buyers! I trust their experience was equally as satisfying as mine. Good job!” (2013)

Anonymous (Condo buyers)“My husband & I looked for almost two years for the “perfect place.” Tara showed us much patience and professionalism. She was always cheerful and ready anytime we could come to Mammoth to look for a second/retirement home. She was always honest in her advice to us and made us comfortable with our decisions. She now has become someone who we consider a friend.” (2013)

Anonymous (Home seller)“Dennis & Tara represented us on both sides of our transactions, buying and selling our townhome. They work great as a team, had excellent communication skills with us and our partners, and were attentive to every detail. We were very happy with how they negotiated the purchase price and the sale price. We especially appreciated their integrity and character, and I recommend them highly to anyone looking for real estate agents in the Mammoth Lakes area.” (2013)

Grace + Ron S. (Woodwinds sellers)
“Dennis & Tara
Thank you for guiding us through the process. You’ve been great to work with!
-grace & ron (2013)”
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S. Price (Townhome seller)
“”Thank you for your thoughtful thank you gift of goodies celebrating our town home sale. Thanks also for your professionalism, knowledge, responsiveness, honesty, and integrity in representing us. Best wishes for your Mammoth real estate endeavors.” -2013
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B. Goldman (condo seller)
“Sending a big thank you for such a thoughtful gift. Again, thank you both for all your patience and time.
Sincerely,
Bonnie” (2013)
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C. Castaneda (home buyer)
“It’s great to hear from you and Tara! We absolutely love our house. We don’t get up often enough, maybe once a month if we’re lucky, but we are so happy with that house. We have been blessed to have created so many wonderful memories there already.” (2013)
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Cyndi D. (Meadowridge buyer)
“Hi Dennis, Jeff and I have been enjoying our condo immensely as well as many of our family members and friends! Just wanted to let you know that we gave your information to our neighbors who are looking to buy.” (2013)
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R.Welcher, Dako Corp
“We really appreciate your expert handling of the sale of both condos. It was a rough market time to sell, but we are pleased with the outcome and professionalism you and your staff displayed throughout the months. (Seller, 2009)”
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Joyce K. (Buyer)
“”Hi Dennis,
Wow, I’m going to have a home in Mammoth. It’s a Dream Come True! I’ve been dreaming about this since I first saw Mammoth and that was in 1969.
Thank You for all your help in making this a reality.”

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Joel & Lynn D. (Buyers)
“Hi Tara and Dennis,

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you both once again for all your patience in helping us find the perfect 2nd home. Joel and I have been here twice a month since we bought our little slice of heaven … What a wonderful gift this little cabin has become. I can’t tell you how much we truly enjoy it.

You were both delightful to work with, and we can’t thank you enough.

All the best,
Lynn and Joel”
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Bob & Bita (Buyers)
“Thanks Dennis!

I appreciate all the effort you put in … You amazed me with your organization skills. Anyway you were both a great negotiator and very organized as well. On top of all that you were very honest, and kept our best interest at heart at all times. ”
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D.N., Mammoth Lakes, CA (Seller)
“Dennis made my selling experience a flawless one. His honesty & professionalism are tops in the industry! It is obvious that his main concern is the client he serves.”
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(French-Canadian father of Olympic runner)
“You have done a great work. Thank you for your help. Without you, we were unable to sell Emilie’s condo. We will never forgot your honesty and your devotion. We are very happy that the escrow is closed. (Sadly, Emilie was killed in a car accident at the age of 25 – she is sorely missed.)”
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Fred Weatherly, Mammoth Lakes, CA (Seller)
“I chose Dennis because I knew I could trust him. I knew he was a man of intergrity and that he would look after my best interest. I knew that I did not have to worry about the “fine print” or any “surprises” with Dennis. All this proved to be true but I also discovered that he was very detailed and through, that he thought of options I would never have considered and that he had enough vision and patience to save me a lot of money. He truly was looking after my best interest and was consistently patient and wise about his timely counsel. Thanks, Dennis”
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Terrence Mahon & Jenn Rhines (Buyers)
“Dennis Cox is the model for which all other REALTORS should strive to become. His professionalism, impeccable service and attention to detail went far beyond our expectations. Dennis navigated us flawlessly through our home search and purchase from the moment we signed on until the final settlement at closing. His youth belies his experience in the real estate market. His astute knowledge of the local market, mortgage brokers, escrow service and more made everything go through quickly and smoothly. We would highly recommend Dennis to any one looking to buy or sell a home in the Eastern Sierras.”
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John & Fran, Paso Robles, CA (Seller)
“Having originally met Dennis at Snow Creek Athletic Club playing volleyball I had no reservations using his services for the sale of our condo. He is honest, helpful, and a pleasure to work with on or off the court. Dennis guided us thoughout the selling process with his knowledge and experience to ultimately get us what we desired in selling our beloved condominium. He is a friend as much as our realtor of choice. Thank you Dennis!”
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Kevin & Donna Weinert (Seller&Buyer)
“We spoke with several agents before choosing to have Dennis sell our property and have never once regretted that decision. Throughout the process of our very complex sale and subsequent property purchase, Dennis was always available and extremely helpful with every aspect of both transactions. His professional, detail-oriented approach and his comprehensive understanding of real estate sales and purchase dealings assured that every facet of these transactions were appropriately handled. In our opinion, he went well beyond our expectations in both the extent and quality of what he did to make things happen for us. We are tremendously pleased and have and will continue to recommend him to anyone interested in buying or selling real estate in the Mammoth Lakes area.”
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Missy Potalivo, Mammoth Lakes, CA (Buyer)
“Dennis made my purchase of my condo very easy. He is very honest and worked hard to help me out. I enjoyed doing business with him and highly recommend him!”
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Antonio Arce, Mammoth Lakes (Buyer)
“Dennis treated me with the utmost respect and professionalism in the purchase of my condo. He was patient and helpful as a first time buyer. I highly recommend his services.”
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D. Abshear, San Diego (Buyer)
“In our experience with Dennis, he not only met our expectations but exceeded them! He went above and beyond to answer all our questions and even do leg work for us that enabled us to find or own little piece of the Sierras. We have referred family and friends to Dennis and will continue to do so. Our experience couldn’t have been better thanks to his hard work and patience.”
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Jay Nazari (Buyer)
“We were very happy with his hard work and he was very prompt on his duty. He answered and explained everything very well – most important he was not pushy at all. Good luck to him.”
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Bob and Gina F., Northridge, CA. (Buyer)
“We have both been working in the loan end of the real estate industry for 15 years. Dennis surprised us—he actually did what he said, when he said he would do it, and THEN went that little bit extra to take care of all the details and little things that happen. He will probably edit this out, but his only weakness is Krispy Kreme Donuts!”
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Tori, Mammoth Lakes (Buyer)
“Dennis, Thanks for everything from your attentive and persistant condo hunting for me to helping me get in my condo when I lock myself out!!! Not only a realtor, but a friend.”
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Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Edwards (Buyer)
“We are very greatful for all of the work that Dennis did in helping us secure the property that we had been thinking about getting for about six months. He answered all of our questions and was there for us at all times. We enjoyed doing business with him and highly recommend him.”
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J. Hoffman (Buyer)
“I contacted your web site, and you responded…..that is good… that is what makes a difference on the internet….web sites that respond on a personal level.

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Running

Running Links:
  • Mammoth Lakes has become a hotbed for developing world class long-distance runners. Home to The Mammoth Track Club, coached by Andrew Kastor. Previous home to Team USA, coached by Terrence Mahon. The following runners call (or have called) Mammoth Lakes, CA their home:
2004 Athens Olympic bronze medalist in the marathon

 

2005 Winner – Chicago Marathon

2006 Winner – London Marathon

(Dennis was actually co-MVP of the track team with Deena at Agoura High School!)

Ryan Hall

2007 – Winner of Houston Half Marathon and new American record

2007 – 7th place at London Marathon – fastest debut ever by an American-born citizen.

2007 – Winner of the Olympic Trails in NY and new American record

Meb Keflezighi

2004 Athens Olympic Silver Medalist – Marathon

10,000 meter American record-holder

2nd place – NY Marathon & 3rd Place – Boston Marathon

Morgan Uceny World ranked 1500 meter runner from Cornell.

Sara Hall: 4-time California State Cross-Country, US Road 5k Champion & wife of Ryan Hall

Josh Cox: American record holder in the 50km.

Jennifer Rhines: 2009 USA Outdoors 5,000m runner-up; 2008 Olympic Trials 5,000m runner-up; 2007 USA Outdoor 5,000m runner-up; 3rd at 2005 USA Outdoor Championships 10,000m; 2008 and 2004 Olympian; 3rd in the marathon at the 2004 Olympic Trials; 2002 USA 10,000m champion; 2002 World Cross Country 8 km Championships Team silver medalist; 2000 Olympic Trials and 2001 USA Championships 10km runner-up; 3-time NCAA 5km Outdoor champion (94-96); 1995 NCAA Indoor 5km champ; 1994 NCAA XC champion. Husband of coach Terrence

Amy Hastings: High school state cross country and track champion in Kansas. She was the 2003 USA Junior 5000-meter champion. At Arizona State, she won the 5000 at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships. She’d been a 2004 Pac-10 steeplechase titlist as a freshman and won the 10,000 at the 2006 Pac-10 Championships. Hastings was 14th at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials in both the 5000 and the 10,000. Hastings is coached by Terrence Mahon.

Olancha


 

Located 23 miles south of Lone Pine and 45 miles north of Ridgecrest, Olancha sits at the southern end of Owens Lake at an altitude of about 4,000 feet. Population ~200.
Zip Code: 93549. Olancha sits along Highway 395 – you know, the town with the “Your Speed Is: __” posts to slow you down for a few miles. Thousands of cars travel between Southern California and Mammoth each winter weekend for some of the country’s best skiing and all summer for mountain biking/hiking/fishing/phtographing/art & crafts festivals/music festivals/motor biking/etc.

Olancha has some of the least expensive land between Tahoe and Tijuana. Dotted with Joshua Trees and high desert landscape, Olancha has appeal to those looking for an Eastern Sierra getaway with easy access to great fishing, hiking, 4×4’ing, and more. Olancha also acts as a gateway to Death Valley, the largest national park in the country outside of Alaska.

HISTORY:

Olancha was inhabited by Indians living among the verdant meadows on the southwest shore of Owens Lake before 1863. That year, Minnard Farley constructed his mill on Olancha Creek. Farley came east of the Sierra Nevada Range in 1860 in search of the legendary “Lost Gunsight Lode”, popularized a decade earlier when an emigrant crossing Death Valley lost his gunsite and replaced it with some local soft metal he found, which later proved to be rich silver, found in the nearby Coso Range.

By December 1863, Farley had built an eight stamp mill with five amalgamating pans, a sawmill and a blacksmith shop. Indian uprisings later in the decade culminated with the burning of Farley’s mill in 1867. By then, nearby Cerro Gordo began glowing brightly in the nearby Inyo Range, attracting stages to run north from Los Angeles, then a small burg 175 miles south. Olancha became a stage stop.

Two steamships were constructed to carry payloads of Cerro Gordo silver bullion across Owens Lake, which tied up at Cartago Landing, a couple of miles north of Olancha. Soon Olancha was bustling with traffic inbound and outbound from Cerro Gordo. A post office was opened at Olancha September 23, 1870 and has remained open ever since.

After mining died down, Olancha remained as an agricultural center. Many ranches raised livestock and produce, watered by abundant streams and springs. Ranchers have for more than a century driven cattle and sheep into the Sierra Nevada Range and nearby Monache Meadows for summer range for their cattle, and large cattle drives still are the norm today.

In 1910, the Southern Pacific Railroad reached Olancha with their Owens Valley Branch (the “Jawbone”, which is now undergoing salvage), built to provide construction materials for the Los Angeles Aqueduct, a 250 mile long aqueduct to feed pure Sierra snowmelt to the growing city, and is still in use today. Olancha continues to hold a stable population of around 200 citizens. A couple of restaraunts serve hungry tourists traveling along US 395, along with a couple of gas stations.

A large water bottling plant is located a mile north, serving the popular Crystal Geyser brand bottled water. Anheiser-Busch Brewing Company also owns property and pumps pure well water for use by their bottling plant in Los Angeles.

Nearby attractions include: Olancha Sand Dunes, the Sierra Nevada streams and backcountry meadows, Dirty Sock Hot Spring, Cerro Gordo ghost town, Fossil Falls, and a gateway to Death Valley. Today, decaying and abandoned old buildings are sagging and crumbling among occupied and cared for-homes. Submitted by: David A. Wright

Bishop

Bishop For All Seasons. So the sign says as you come down from Mammoth Lakes, CA and drop from 8,000 ft to 4,000 feet in elevation. The snow on your car start melting more quickly and the trees are in bloom earlier. Snow capped mountains surround you and herds of cows and horses dot the landscape. Yes, the weather can get gruesomely hot in the summer, but that’s what “floatin’ the Owens” river is for. And the mist sprayers on the deck of Whiskey Creek are for.

The best part of Bishop? Gotta be the dozens of tributaries of Bishop creek that trickle through most yards and collect in many fish ponds and float under mini bridges that brings life to this otherwise arid terrain.

June Lake


 

Often called a bedroom community of Mammoth Lakes, June Lake is a stunning little village about 25 minutes north of Mammoth Lakes, California and just over 2 hours south of Reno, Nevada. With a number of beautiful lakes as its backdrop (June Lake, Gull Lake, Silver Lake, Grant Lake), it’s easy to see why so many people fall in love with the June Lake area and choose to make it their home or second home.

As far as recreation goes, June has quite a bit to offer. June Mountain Ski Area is officially open for the season and tends to be a favorite for those looking to avoid the crowds so often associated with Mammoth during peak times. It also has a reputation for offering some incredible powder when Mammoth’s powder may be quickly skied out. As mentioned earlier, the setting and views in June are almost unbeatable. Many families have found June Mountain to be their favorite, especially if they’re not looking for the expanse of expert terrain that Mammoth is so famous for.

If you don’t consider yourself a skier or boarder, then you’ll be happy to know that June Lake offers even more to winter enthusiasts. Whether you like the power and adrenaline associated with the unlimited snowmobile terrain or the quiet and peaceful art of cross country skiing, you’re guaranteed to find something for everyone.

Recreating doesn’t stop when the snow stops falling, however. In fact, Spring, Summer and Fall offer an even wider range of activities. Fishing draws quite a few visitors to the area. Whether it’s lounging on your pontoon boat as you troll for fish, or actively trying to seek them out with your best fly fishing technique, June has an endless supply of fishing options. If you’re not a big fishing person, then you may want to try canooing, kayacking or just lounging in the sun on one of June Lake’s beautiful beaches.

The fun doesn’t stop there, however. Just like Mammoth, June Lake offers a wide array of activities. Many choose to spend their day taking in a scenic horseback ride. June is also the portal to a number of backcountry hikes that can be enjoyed on foot or horseback…whatever sounds good to you! Or you may prefer to take a nice mountain bike ride. Road bike riding through the June Lake Loop is a treat.

You’ll find plenty of camping opportunities as well in this beautiful Eastern Sierra enclave. Whether you like to go “au natural” and take off into the backcountry for a few days, or if hooking up the RV is more your style, there’s something for everyone with incredible views for all!

If you’re a watersports person, then you’ll have to check out Grant Lake, near the end of the June Lake Loop. The water here is crystal clear and serves as the spring, summer and fall playground for locals and tourists alike. Whether you prefering jetskiing, waterskiing, wakeboarding or, again, just lounging in the sun, Grant Lake can be a wonderful place to spend the day.

June is also just minutes from Mono Lake as well as the entrance to Yosemite National Park (Tioga Pass). Again, endless options on activities…the hardest part is finding the time to do everything!

If you happen to be in the Eastern Sierra when the Fall colors are “peaking” then a tour through the June Lake Loop is a MUST. Just be careful when you’re driving because you’ll be so distracted by the beauty you’ll forget that you’re sharing the road with others.

June Lake Village is definitely a place you’d like to visit if you’re looking for some peace and quiet. Many enjoy the solitude of June, knowing that if they have the desire to get a little crazy, Mammoth is just 25 minutes away. Again, if you’re looking for a true mountain village, you may find that June Lake fits the bill.

Crowley Lake


 

Crowley Lake

Just 10 minutes south of Mammoth is the cozy community of Crowley Lake. Crowley has recently seen a significant “boom” in housing, with many of Mammoth’s local families migrating down the road a ways. Although many of Crowley’s residents are young families, second home owners have begun to discover the beauty of residing just outside of Mammoth. If you’re looking to be away from the hub bub but still close enough to enjoy it all, Crowley may just be for you.

Crowley offers many year round activities including incredible fishing at Lake Crowley and in many of the surrounding areas (McGee Creek, Owens River, Rock Creek, just to name a few). Many of the locals will also enjoy waterskiing, wakeboarding and simply just relaxing out on the lake during our beautiful summer season. If you enjoy the motor sports then you’ll be sure to find plenty of ATV riding and motorcycle riding as well.

Two of the busiest days on Crowley Lake are the fishing opener and July 4th. Cars line up a week in advance to get into Crowley for the fishing opener! July 4th always promises plenty of fun for everyone with watersports, live entertainmaint and the incredible fireworks show that you don’t want to miss!

Mammoth Lakes


 

Mammoth Lakes, California, is truly a high mountain oasis in the midst of the California’s high desert. When you arrive in Mammoth you feel as though you have truly arrived in Paradise. Between the majestic views everywhere you look, the smell of pine in the air and one of the bluest skies you have ever seen, it is impossible to visit this amazing area without falling in love.

Mammoth is most well known as being the location of one of the nation’s top ski resorts, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. Mammoth was put on the map by an amazing visionary named Dave McCoy, who began bringing skiers to the Eastern Sierra back in the late 1940’s. He made Mammoth Mountain what it is today, a world class ski resort. Dave and his wife, Roma, still live in the area and are in their 90’s still recreating!

Set in the mountains of the Eastern Sierra, Mammoth is just five hours north of Los Angeles, three hours south of Reno, Nevada, and about two hours to Yosemite Valley.

Visitors can arrive by driving along scenic Highway 395 or by flying in to the Mammoth / Yosemite Airport (code = MMH).

If you are looking to recreate, Mammoth is definitely the place! We often say that about the only major activity that you cannot do in Mammoth is surf. Although between riding powder on a beautiful winter’s day and wake surfing on Lake Crowley under 85 degree skies, many have tried. The list of activities to do is a long one. Skiing and snowboarding logically sit at the top of the list, but some of the many other activities include:

Winter: Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice climbing, sledding, hiking, ice skating, back-country skiing, kite boarding, and more (with Bishop, California just 40 miles away and about 4,000 feet lower in elevation, you can golf, run, bike ride, climb and hike almost year round). The ski area hosts many competitions throughout the winter including ski races, half-pipe competitions, skier-cross and boardercross events, rail jams, and even a winter biathlon.

Summer: Golf (Mammoth currently has two golf courses: Sierra Star Golf Course and Snowcreek Golf Course), mountain biking, hiking, fishing, climbing, running (incl traing running), biking, roller blading, skateboarding, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing, wake boarding, jet skiing, and the list goes on!

In addition to the recreation, there is also culture. Mammoth plays host to many performances and festivals. Music festivals include: Jazz Festival, Bluesapalooza, Sierra Summer Festival (featuring the Eastern Sierra Symphony Orchestra), SkyFest. Art festivals are also a common weekend sight with local and traveling artists setting up booths in the forest along Minaret just down from Whiskey Creek restaurant.

In addition, keep you eyes open for the state’s highest rib cookoff, geocaching events, rock concerts at the Village and dozens of backpackers stopping for supplies as they traverse along the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail).

Mammoth is most famous for its incredible winters, ski conditions, snowfall amounts and spectacular year round weather. Mammoth receives an AVERAGE of over 300 inches (that’s 25 feet) of snow per season, with the biggest season boasting over 55 feet of snow just a couple of years ago. In addition to these epic snowfall amounts, Mammoth is also known for having about 300 days of sunshine every year. All this combined with the fact that The Town of Mammoth is a small area of about four square miles surrounded by a sea of public lands (US Forest Service lands, Bureau of Land Management lands, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power lands).

Although Mammoth is definitely most well known for its wintertime activities and recreation, we actually have more visitors passing through in the summertime. It seems like more and more, people from the city are beginning to appreciate how nice it is to get out of the crime and congestion and get away to Mammoth where the air is clean, the sky is the bluest they have ever seen and the commute across town is a maximum of about 2 miles! Summers here are spectacular with average temps around 75-80 degrees.

Mammoth summers have also become a draw for some elite Olympic runners who call Mammoth home and take advantage of the high altitude living and training.

Mammoth has seen many changes over the years. In the late 1990’s, a company named Intrawest bought into Mammoth Mountain as well as acquired a number of properties throughout town. We have a true mountain village with Gondola access right into town. We also have more user friendly sidewalks in many parts of town. Development of any kind comes with its pros and its cons. Mammoth is no different. The vision for Mammoth is to create a resort town that is economically able to survive, even through the hard times when Mother Nature doesn’t dole out as much of the white stuff.

We invite you to call us any time you want an update on what is happening up here.

Wildflower

wildflower

 

WILDFLOWER condominiums are located at 2 Arrowhead Dr. just off of Sierra Nevada Rd., up the street from Red Lantern and Roberto’s restaurants.Wildflower was built in 1979 and has a pool, spa, tennis court, sauna and common area laundry facilities. There are 76 total units with the following floorplans and max/min prices:

1 Bedrooms: 833 sqft. $388,500 in Feb 2005. $137,000 in June 2012.
1 Bedroom + Loft: 1075 sqft. $420,000 in Oct 2004. $199,000 in Dec 2011.
2 bedroom + Loft: 1257 sqft. $625,000 in Jul 2006. $261,000 in Feb 2013.
(Data pulled from the Mammoth MLS from 2003-2013)

We like Wildflower for its park-like feel, low density and well-maintained grounds. Contact us for more info, like average rental income and recent sale prices.

Click Here for all active listings at Wildflower.

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