The SpaceYou will have access to an entire house including front yard and back yard. The cottage is 515 square feet with 3/4 bathroom (Sink, Shower, Toilet), kitchen (Stove, Microwave, Sink, Pots/Pans, Utensils, standard Coffee Maker, Keurig machine - BYOP [Bring your own pod], Granite Counter), living room (POÄNG Chair for relaxing, table for eating with two chairs, evaporative-cooler aka swamp-cooler, hiker's cot (not a hammock!), and bedroom (Queen bed pillow top mattress, ceiling fan, closet space). The front yard features a beautiful Ash tree which changes colors with the season.
Note: Lone Pine is currently under water restrictions. While our grass may have suffered, we want you to enjoy yourselves while remaining water wise and responsible. Guest AccessYou will have full unrestricted access to the property. A Keypad on the front door allows for 24 hour check in. Your specific code is provided 24 hours prior to check in and is changed after each stay to enhance security.
By rule: Check in is 3pm, Check out 12pm. However, if we do not have a booking the prior night you may check in at any time after 10am (Contact us and we'll let you know what the situation is for your stay).
If we do not have a guest coming immediately after you, you may enjoy a late checkout of 3pm. Simply contact us to ask if late checkout is possible and we'll make sure it does not conflict with another guest's arrival. Any later than this and we kindly ask you book the following night. Interaction with GuestsMy wife and I live in Lone Pine and can be over to greet you upon your arrival. We have set up the property to allow for 24 hour checkins via keypad so if you plan to arrive late, we'll just catch you in the morning ;)
We seek to keep our interaction with you to a minimum as to preserve your privacy and keep the peaceful serenity that is the Eastern Sierras. We want you to feel as if this is your home away from home!
Weekend travelers will be provided with fresh bakery goods each Saturday and Sunday mornings. (We will furnish expected specifics near check in, but typically consists of fresh baked breads, sweets, or local produce if available).
We will be happy to provide you with maps of the local area, points of interest, suggest dining options, and assist you with your itinerary.
We will be happy to assist you securing transportation to local camp sites such as Horseshoe Meadow, Mt. Whitney Portal, Onion Valley, Manzanar, and Death Valley Visitor Center, and beyond. Please keep in mind that there is typically a fee for transportation paid directly to the driver, usually between $5-20 per person depending on the destination and specifics requested by the party.
We live in town and all issues regarding the function of the home can be addressed in person within 20-30 minutes.
Please be accepting of our text messages during your stay. We will reach out to you prior to visiting the property, if there is any immediate information of importance such as road closures, hazardous weather, or imminent fire hazards. Getting AroundThere is no Uber in Lone Pine! There is some public transportation but not like you would expect in the city. If you need transportation to and from major events or trail heads and you have not rented a car, contact me so that I may secure a mode of transportation for you (one way/round trip transportation, not a rental car, 3rd party service use at your own risk, may charge cash). Other Things to NoteIf it's stocked in the house, it is yours to use including the food, coffee, towels, and pans!
We do not provide internet or TV. There is free internet on Main St. at every coffee shop, store, and bar. Laundry and car washing facilities are located near Main St. (Less than 1/4 mile away). We generally receive great cell phone and phone internet service from most major carriers. NOTE: Virgin mobile seems to be non-functional in the Eastern Sierras.
Pet Policy: We love ALL pets! We welcome your cat or dogs to stay with you inside and out. Pet owners are asked to keep after their pet's waste and clean up messes in and out. There is a refundable security deposit (handled by Airbnb) of $100 should your pet create damages you can not/do not clean up or repair (scratching up the paint on the doors, chewing furniture, digging up plants). We will NOT claim any portion of the security deposit simply because you bring a pet! Rover will have to have been really really bad for us to claim... Just let us know you will have a pet with you so we can clean appropriately.
Note: Airbnb will not charge or hold your credit card in this amount, you simply agree to cover any damages up to this amount using the method of payment charged at booking.
Hired help in brought in to clean and launder after every reservation and requires a one time $30 cleaning fee regardless of the length of stay.