Mono Lake 2 Bedroom Ranch House Retreat By Owner
2 Bedroom 2 Bath Vacation Rental Sleeps 1-5
Eastern Sierra Tioga Pass Yosemite Lee Vining Lodging Mammoth
Artist Residency Autumn Colors Photography Stargazing Astronomy Birdwatching
Well Mannered Pets OK - Considered

Wildrose Station
Mono Lake Vacation Rental By Owner
Private Sierra Nevada Ranch Home Retreat
2 Bedroom - 2 Bathroom Sleeps 5

Year round accommodations for a unique retreat for the spirit and soul.

Wild horses banded together in late Spring in the Mono Lake Basin of California's High Sierra.

Herd of wild horses southeast of Mono Lake seen in late May.

Well mannered pets ok with a deposit.

Mono Lake at Sunrise in the Early Springtime

Mono Lake at Sunrise in the Springtime

World-Class 360 Degree Views
Mono Lake Ancient Inland Sea

Living room features large windows with endless views of this remarkable, often surreal landscape.

Wildrose Station at Mono Lake
Intimate Ranch Home

Rustic modern home with big views. While only 20 minutes from town and just 2.5 hours from Reno and Tahoe, the fully equipped ranch house is a perfect perch for a couple or small family desiring endless quiet and boundless solitude.

Mono Lake twinkling starlight!

Rural and secluded, this unusual home is off-the-grid, supported by solar panels and a back-up generator. Not without the creature comforts; wireless Internet and TV with DVD are also available.

Bedroom #2 includes two twin beds and private bathroom.

Bedroom #2 includes two twin beds and private bathroom.

Completely equipped kitchen includes quality towels and linens.

Situated in the high desert, Wildrose Station Lee Vining lodging is located at 7,200 feet elevation overlooking the magical and ancient inland sea, Mono Lake and the lake's islands.

A great place to be during a rain or snow storm.

Unbelievable landscapes, breathtaking vistas from every vantage.

Mono lake vacation rental includes a fully equipped kitchen with pots pans, range and fridge.

The kitchen includes a range and oven, fridge, coffee-maker, espresso-maker, fine dishware and glassware.

Unbelievable landscapes, breathtaking vistas from every vantage.

Wildrose Station at Mono Lake is a very private retreat, self contained Mono Lake accommodations, ideal for a young family, honeymoon couples or an individual seeking spiritual solitude.

Stairway to cozy sleeping loft above the kitchen and living areas

For adventuresome over night guests or children, there is also extra sleeping with the queen-sized futon mattress in standing room.

Cozy sleeping loft above the kitchen and living areas.

Cozy sleeping loft above the kitchen and living areas.

Wildrose Station at Mono Lake is decorated with attention to the local area's natural beauty.

Panoramic view of the living area.

Panoramic view from the living area.

Snug and romantic bedroom is outfitted with a California king size bed.

Panoramic view from the living area.

Panoramic view from the living area.

Unbelievable landscapes, breathtaking 360 degree vistas from every vantage point.

Wildrose Station is a very private retreat, self contained Mono Lake accommodations, ideal for a young family, honeymoon couples or an individual seeking spiritual solitude.

Snug and romantic bedroom is outfitted with a California King size bed.

Couple's Retreat, Small Family
or Individual's Private Hideway

The restful master bedroom includes a king size bed and a warm, wood-burning stove.

Snug and romantic bedroom is outfitted with a king size bed.

Snug and romantic bedroom is outfitted with a California king size bed.

This charming home is approximately 1800 square feet and includes a full kitchen, bedroom, living room, dining room, library, sleeping loft, bathroom, washing machine, outdoor drying rack and plenty of tasty Sierra well water.

Breathtaking quiet views of the Ancient sea.

The master bedroom looks out to the well-lit living room and to keep the home toasty warm on winter's crisp, high desert nights, this bedroom is heated with forced air heating a back-up to the small personal wood stove.

A large bath tub is wonderful for long, hot soaks after an adventuresome day of exploring the wild west landscapes.

Master bathroom with separate shower and large soaking bathtub.

Spring and Summer visitors enjoy a hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, and exploration of the surrounding Mono Lake natural history.

Guests have access to nearby hot springs and cross-country skiing out the front door.

Panoramic view from the living area.

Wildrose Station also features an extensive library filled with photographic art as well as local history and natural history books and local resouces. This private home is especially nice for those who desire long quiet days of birdwatching, stargazing or exploring the area steeped in historic lore and geological wonders.

Historic and local library.

Mono Lake supports the largest known California Gull colony in the world. About 50,000 adults raise their young at the lake. This is over 95 per cent of California's breeding population.

View of Paoha Island where about 50,000 adult gulls raise their young. Over 95% of California's breeding population.

Gulls have been crossing the Sierra for thousands of years to raise their young on Mono Lake's islands. They arrive in April and by nesting on the islands protect their eggs and young from coyotes, ground squirrels, snakes and other mainland predators.

The chicks are nourished on brine shrimp and flies. By August the young and their parents may be seen soaring westward over the Sierra on their return journey to coastal wintering areas.

Wild horse crossing!

Lee Vining and Mono Lake are located at the foot of Tioga Pass the highest paved road in the US and the eastern gateway to Yosemite National Park.

Bodie in the springtime!

In the winter months guest might enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing from the house or alpine skiing at nearby (35 miles) or (45 miles) ... both visible from the ranch.

The area is also frequented by mountain climbers ice climbing enthusiast. Fishermen find some of the finest lakes and streams year round all within minutes from the ranch in California and Nevada.

Bodie in the springtime!

Bodie in the springtime!


Wildrose Station
Mono Lake Retreat

Pro-Rated Seasonal Monthly Rentals - Please Inquire About Special Arrangements!

Winter Ski-in/Ski-out


Special arrangements please inquire. Holiday stays slightly higher. Please contact us to negotiate exact prices and deposit amounts.
Note: 100% due before arrival. Cleaning Fee $250. Additional cleaning available for hire during stay if desired. Refundable security deposit: $500. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Well Mannered Pets Considered - Absolutely NO Smoking

Mono Lake at Sunrise in the Springtime

Mono Lake ancient sea on the Eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada

Sundown at Mono Lake in the autumn

Wildrose Station
Mono Lake
Rural Home Rental

Private By Owner

2 Bedroom 2 Bath
Sleeps 5

Mono Lake
Lee Vining, California


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Astronomy is superb! Mono Lake Lee Vining California

Astronomy is Superb! Astronomy is fabulous because the altitude and desert climate promote clear skies. There are no obstructions. There is an astronomical outdoor observation site with electricity. At evening, cool curtains of night air open to reveal bright star fields that highlight the long arch of a bright Milky Way. There are no neighboring houses, for miles.

Sixth Annual 
Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua
June 2010 / Lee Vining, California

Mono Basin Chautauqua ... To enhance appreciation and understanding of the Mono Basin's diverse and abundant bird life and to educate the public about this area's value to birds and people.

Mono Lake Committee - protection, restoration, and education at Mono Lake, California. Information on natural history, political history and water conservation..

Mono Lake Committee ... Located in California's spectacular Eastern Sierra, Mono Lake is an oasis in the dry Great Basin and a vital habitat for millions of migratory and nesting birds. For 25 years the Mono Lake Committee has been working to protect Mono Lake from destruction, to heal the damage done in the Mono Basin, and to educate the public about the natural environment and wise water use.

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Mammoth Mountain ... website - find everything for your winter adventure including ticket pricing, Sports School information and activities in and around town.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ... Few California vacations compare to Yosemite National Park. Enjoy a national park vacation in awe-inspiring, life-changing Yosemite. Learn more about this dream creating destination at

Bodie Ghost Town 10 miles from Mono Lake Vacation Rental Wildrose Station

Bodie Ghost Town ...Wildrose Station at Mono Lake is located only 10 miles from Bodie Ghost Town. In 1876, the Standard Company discovered a profitable deposit of gold, which transformed Bodie from an isolated mining camp of few prospectors and company employees to a Wild West boomtown. Rich discoveries in the adjacent Bodie Mine during 1878 attracted even more hopeful people. By 1880 Bodie boasted a population of nearly 10,000.


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