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Posted by Ballpark Frank ( on 11:41:12 12/16/16

In Reply to: Mammoth Hotel posted by albee

Hi Greg,

I had not seen info addressing your question recently, so I did a little researching (results linked below). Now, I recall reading something about this a ways back. You are old enough to recognize the relationship between age and the inexorable slippage in short term memory.

According to Xanterra's website, the Mammoth Hotel cabins, restaurant, and Terrace Grill will be open in the summer of 2017. The hotel rooms, public areas, and gift shop will all be closed. I think it is safe to assume this includes the incredibly valuable Map Room.

Having read through all the "Upcoming Facilities Improvements" info, I have to say it appears "stale", like it may need updating. Most of what is in there is 2016-oriented. At the same time, the posted schedule for the Reservations Office are current.

I'm wondering how Xanterra will handle the lack of a "front desk". The most likely scenario would be pulling in a modular unit, similar to the trailer they put in front of the hotel in winter to house the ski shop. Given all the language about equipment and supplies being staged in and around the hotel, they might have to place that modular unit over closer to the cabins, and away from the hotel. The large parking lot behind the dorms normally used by employees would be a likely target.

I like the fact that they are paving the cabin loop roads and the parking lot at Lake Lodge. I wonder if that means the demise of "Lake Lake", the humongous puddle that wipes out some of the parking in the Lodge parking lot after rain events?


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