Double Eagle Resort & Spa
What We Love
- A room or cabin at the top hotel in the 'Switzerland of California,' a short drive from Yosemite
- The rustic rooms and cabins of TripAdvisor’s top hotel in “the Switzerland of California”
- The lake and mountain views from Eagle’s Landing Restaurant
- The proximity to Yosemite and Lake Mono
What To Know
- The resort is a popular wedding destination
- Free WiFi
When looking for a lovely getaway in the mountains-and-waterfalls kind
of wild West, consider Double Eagle Resort & Spa, amid the
spectacular scenery of June Lake. The hotel offers you access to all of
the classic Californian wilderness you could dream of, even within its
own property lines. You’re on a Sierra mountainside, while the
full-service spa (with more than 40 treatments) sits on the creekside,
and the delightful restaurant pairs its hearty dishes with mountain and
waterfall views. From your own room, you may behold a pond or
the mountains’ dramatic silhouettes.
Easily get an even closer
look at all of the above: Along with the properly Wild Western
destination of Bodie ghost town, nearby attractions include the ski
resorts of June Mountain and the ancient waters of Mono Lake. Both are a
short drive, as is a little park called Yosemite. There’s a reason
they call June Lake the Switzerland of California: It’s a veritable
playground for outdoor enthusiasts. And this hotel is TripAdvisor’s
top-ranked stay in town and a Certificate of Excellence winner, so when
you’re looking for local luxe, it’s Double Eagle or nothing.
Rooms and cabins
The rooms and cabins at Double Eagle
Resort are exactly what you would expect from a cozy mountainside lodge.
Each features rustic wooden accents, warm neutral palettes that reflect
the surrounding landscape, stunning views from your private deck and
all the comforts of home. The resort rooms feature your choice
of a king or two queen beds, a small kitchenette with a refrigerator and
a fireplace. Along with fireplaces of their own, the charming cabins
have two bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, living areas, outdoor
furnishings, barbecues and mountain views; bed sizes vary.
the Eagle’s Landing Restaurant, every seat has a view of the mountains
or waterfall – including from the spacious outdoor deck, in the summer
season. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant features
extensive menus, with specialties from herb rotisserie-roasted chicken
to seafood selections, steaks and ribs. If you’re looking for a
full-service bar, Eagle’s Nest Saloon has fine wines, aperitifs and
The Creekside Spa and Fitness Center
offers a tranquil environment, more than 40 relaxing treatments, an
indoor pool, a whirlpool and a fully equipped workout area. You’ll find
complete rejuvenation in the space, surrounded by the lush green
landscape, as well as in the treatments, like the Thai-inspired Luk Pra
Massage and the Sierra Cleansing Facial. Also available is a full menu
of salon treatments, like manicures and waxes.
outdoor-lover’s paradise, June Lake is home to a premier Sierra
Mountains ski resort and a charming mountainside town, near some of the
West’s greatest outdoor attractions. Hiking, mountain biking, rock
climbing, boating, nature walks – the list goes on. Visit nearby Mammoth
Lakes or Mono Lake for summer water sports, take in the awe-inspiring
beauty of nearby Rainbow Falls in the autumn, or ski at June Mountain in
the winter. Explore Yosemite – the most visited national park in the
country – or discover Bodie Ghost Town, a deserted gold-mining town and
state historical park. Also nearby is a waterfall considered one of the
most beautiful in the Sierra.
How to Get There
Rustic, mountain lodge seating area that is perfect for location. Service was a little slow - seemed understaffed. But, good lunch options. We had a burger that was excellent and cooked as ordered. The fish tacos were full of well seasoned cod. The side of beans and rice were good but definitely not traditional Tex-Mex. definitely recommend lunch and we look forward to going back to try dinner.
I was hesitant to book this hotel based on Trip Advisor Reviews that were wide and varied. I liked the location and of course, the photos made this look ideal for us. I am not an amenity person - I don't look for bells and whistles. I look for clean, well-thought out places with nice people who understand that they are in the service business. This is NOT a ritzy area, nor is it a fancy resort. If you are looking for that, look in Mammoth Lake. June Lake is laid back and cozy...maybe a bit more than ideal for certain kinds of travelers. Our cabin was clean. Way smaller than photos looked - we almost took this trip with another couple. Yikes. The two bedroom cabins are too cozy for that. They'd certainly work for a pair of kids though. The "living room" is really too small for four people to enjoy all at once...but hey, you're not there for TV. We did not use it at all since we hiked all day. I have found that lately so many ads and websites don't represent the properties well- you can make things look a LOT bigger. So, honestly, this resort is much smaller than I anticipated. But, yes, it is in a gorgeous spot just the same and you are a few miles from June Lake and several other cool spots, and you are 30 mins from Mammoth area, which offers lots of things June Lake doesn't. Another tip, which I believe should be communicated upon check in, is that you have to make dinner reservations...for what is essentially a casual restaurant (but the only one on property). We traveled all day, to walk over to the restaurant an hour or so after checking in, to be told in a totally unsympathetic and matter of fact manner we would have to be seated in roughly an hour, and this was around 7 pm. I might have been OK if I had been welcomed with a smile and told that it was unusually busy, yadda, yadda...but no emotion whatsover. A kind person nearby, who had just waited 40 mins, told us that the bar was an option. So, we went for burgers and beer, met a few locals, and enjoyed ourselves for a fraction of the price. Do I recommend this place? Sure. But you need to be a no frills, roll with the punches kind of person. And, I guess, you should make a dinner reservation ahead of time! It was quiet for the most part (we had the cabin near the road, and heard more noise like garbage collection, workers talking, etc) and when I walked the property I saw plenty of people who seemed to enjoy it...several with their dogs. Suggestion for the owners/manager - perhaps a communication upon check in OR with booking, that suggests this. If there was such a communication in email, I missed it. As a result, we opted to eat off site for the rest of our stay.
Hi the rooms were basic but clean the views and area were magnificent you had your own little log cabin tea and coffee facilities with a fridge, there are more facilities in larger accommodations, the indoor pool and spa were also top class but could sit outside all day and drink in the views.
This restaurant has always had a problem with flies, but today they were really really bad. There about three of them flying all over our lunch. My husband ended up killing three of them with his hat which was kind of funny but not. They really need to check all their screens for holes and close doors and put a fan in front of the front door to keep the flies from flying in when it’s open. They may be hatching eggs in some of the plants as well. It has been a problem for a few years but today it was really really bad so unsanitary!
The location was perfect and staff generally friendly. Make sure you book an upstairs apartment as you can hear pretty much everything that is happening in the room above! There is a sink and a fridge plus some cups and glasses provided - which was nice. A memo saying that there will be a $50 fine if you leave any unwashed glasses was a bit mean.