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
Our family of 4 just finished our stay at the Double Eagle in a two bedroom cabin. It was in between two major snow storms, so it made for an incredible winter wonderland. Knowing that there were road and highway closures and an insane amount of snow to deal with around the property, we came in being pretty forgiving about a lot of things service-wise. Check-in was easy and friendly. They did a great job keeping pathways dug out as well as roads and driveways passable. Our dinner at the restaurant was just average, however the food took at least 40 minutes to come out. Again, chalking this up to maybe being short staffed due to weather or something. Overall the surroundings are just breathtaking and cannot be beat. However here are some things that need to be attended to in order to earn a higher rating:
Cabin 107 was dark, cramped, and outdated. It was a two bedroom, but would be better if it was reconfigured to just be one bedroom and allow for a bigger kitchen and living room area. We barely found room to put all our ski stuff, food, etc. We had friends in cabin 113 and 120 and these were a bit more spacious and thankfully they hosted our group dinners. They also had recessed lighting and drywall on the ceiling (versus stained plywood and a single bulb with a cover in our cabin) which made things feel so much brighter and bigger. Just about every set of venetian blinds in our cabin was broken so that you couldn't tilt them. Our phone didn't work. Shower curtain let out so much water. Firewood wouldn't burn even with starter packets (too cold/wet?) and some logs wouldn't even fit in the wood stove. Lighter was out of fluid. Please add coat hooks/racks! Guests will inevitably have lots of stuff to hang and dry after being on the mountain.
Lastly, just some extra suggestions: include cream and sugar packets with the coffee maker (there was only a canister of Folgers left in the fridge), maybe include some various teas or hot chocolate packets. Shovels would be really great to keep in the wood closet outside. I know the confirmation email said to bring one, but not everyone is able to do that. Including some locally made snacks or treats would be a nice touch.
We would love to come back to Double Eagle, however I would request a different cabin next time. For those with difficulty breathing in higher elevations, I do not recommend cabin 107 as it has a lot of stairs. This can be especially treacherous in the snow.
This is one of the only places we’ll stay in June Lake as it has large comfortable rooms, when we’re just traveling as a family of three, and updated cabins that are perfect for trips with extended family or friends. The resort features a massive indoor pool, hot and spa (nice but not super modern if that’s what you’re looking for)and a pond that sits in the center of the resort. Double Eagle is a short drive to June Mountain (about 5 minutes) and sits at the base of the mountain, offering astonishing mountain views and an unbeatable display of stars on clear nights. In addition, the on-site restaurant is the best we’ve found in June Lake, with a sleek, yet cozy, ambiance and good (fairly) affordable food. And, if you’re debating between Mammoth Mountain or June, we recommend June if you’ll be skiing or boarding with family, and are coming up during a holiday weekend - Mammoth gets packed while June always has reasonable/non-existent lift lines.
We received a warm welcome at check-in which included "Welcome cookies" and were provided details of our accommodations. The resort has a number of small cabins, which are heated and have full kitchens and baths. We had two small dogs and got a pet friendly cabin. The cabin had a stocked wood burning fireplace and firestarter which we used that evening to have a nice evening fire. The resort was beautiful in the winter, and the staff was very helpful in allowing me to plug-in my Tesla to a 120V outdoor receptacle at their Maintenance garage across from our cabin.
I rented a two-bedroom cabin for three adults and two crate-trained dogs and the cabin was so small, that it barely fit the two crates inside the living room without rearranging the furniture. The bathroom floor was also filthy and the shower drain was clogged, leaving us to shower in backed up water.
Although, the cabin we stayed in was very quiet.
The Double Eagle is an excellent place to stay for any season. While we were there last for Fall, and the last fishing trip on June Lake, fall is not the only reason to go there.
This year, we were there for Winter, snow skiing on June Mountain and Mammoth.
Spring, more snow skiing.
Summer, snow skiing and fishing.
The fishing on June Lake is excellent and when you get your catch, you take them back to your room and have pan fried trout for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner.
In any season, you can look out your room and have a beautiful view.
During spring, summer and fall, you want to get fish food to feed the fish in the pond from Darla. Be sure to have a second person feed the ducks away from the pond or they will eat the fish food.
We always had excellent rooms. We stayed in various ones, but the best are by the pond.
Then, you can relax in the spa, get a treatment, swim, enjoy the hot tub, sauna, and come out totally refreshed and relaxed
An excellent place to stay whether you want to fish, ski, hike, relax, enjoy the fall colors.