Do you like biking, rock climbing, or fly fishing? How about something really different like a horse or mule trip into the Sierras? An interesting place to consider is Bishop, California. This interesting little town is located near the Sierra Ne
About 210 miles east of San Francisco and 160 miles south of Reno, NV, is the quiet town of Bishop, CA. With a cool climate in the winter, and warm in the summer, Bishop offers a wonderful environment for horseback riding, fishing, hiking, and picnicking with a railroad museum, a casino, and the beautiful Buttermilk Country Loop with waterfalls, grasslands, and amazing gorges.
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Thinking about a change of pace in hotels with a bed and breakfast? The Joseph House Inn sits on three flourishing acres with beautiful gardens in the center of Bishop. The rooms are beautifully furnished with contemporary country-style furniture, some with bright sitting areas, and another with a private patio, and even a honeymoon suite. This facility hosts corporate retreats in addition to the traveling guests. They are closed from November 28th, through January 30th, each year, and rates range from $143 to $178 per night, and vary with the seasons.
Another great choice in Bishop is the Best Western Holiday Spa Lodge. Rates range from $69 to $159 per night. The accommodations include refrigerators, coffee brewers, internet connection, microwave ovens in some rooms, and the suites feature a fireplace. A hot tub and pool are available to the guests, as well as a complimentary breakfast. Special rates are available for seniors, AARP and AAA members, government and military personnel. Pets are also welcome.
For travelers searching for RV parks or campgrounds, the Brown’s Town Campground offers a just the right solution. The RV Park offers 50 RV grassy and shaded slots and tent sites next to a premier golf course, with a country store and café on the grounds. Electricity, cable TV, hot showers, and a coin-op laundry are but a few of the features. Rates average about $25 per night.
For the traveler who wants a scenic getaway, Bishop offers a fantastic 17.4 mile mountain biking trail along the Buttermilk Loop that offers abundant wildflowers in the spring and amazing fall colors. For the railroad enthusiast, the Laws Railroad Museum preserves the memory of the last narrow gauge railroad, and features a steam locomotive. Some will find great fishing and golfing in this beautifully scenic town, while others may prefer a more adventurous horseback riding trip into the back country.