The Other Sierra
From aspen-fringed campsites to rustic cabins to luxurious lakeside inns, the Eastern Sierra has many scenic lodging options. The Mammoth Ranger District of the Inyo National Forest has information on camping (from $5; 760/924-5500). The Mammoth Lakes Visitors Bureau (888/466-2666) has full hotel and house-rental listings for the area. Here are two of our favorite full-service resorts.
• Double Eagle Resort & Spa A swank collection of sleek cedar cabins with decks and VCRs and a posh spa with a robust treatment menu. From $258. 5587 State 158/ June Lake Loop; 760/648-7004.
• Tamarack Lodge & Resort Beautifully situated on the shore of Twin Lakes, this classic, rustic lodge dates from 1924 and sports cabins and lodge rooms. From $99. 1 Twin Lakes Rd., Mammoth Lakes; 800/626-6684.