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Winnedumah Hotel

Mountain hotel within walking distance of Eastern California Museum

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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211 N. Edwards St., Independence, 93526, CA, United States of America
  • Interesting antique room. No blow dryers or ironing board/iron because it stress the…

    Oct 7, 2021

  • We arrived very late. The instructions we’re clear about how to obtain our key.…

    Aug 27, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Easy parking

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    • Bathtub
    • Non-smoking

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 23 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Garden
    • Picnic area
    • Limited hour front desk
    • Free WiFi and free parking

    For families

    • Private bathroom
    • Separate bedroom
    • Free toiletries
    • Garden
    • Bathtub or shower
    • Free self parking

    What’s around

    • Eastern California Museum - 5 min walk
    • Onion Valley Trailhead - 13.2 mi / 21.2 km
    • Mount Whitney - 27.9 mi / 44.8 km

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    • Family Room, 2 Bedrooms
    • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
    • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
    • Room, 2 Twin Beds
    • Triple Room

    What’s around


    • Eastern California Museum - 5 min walk
    • Onion Valley Trailhead - 13.2 mi / 21.2 km
    • Mount Whitney - 27.9 mi / 44.8 km

    Getting around

    • Mammoth Lakes, CA (MMH-Mammoth Yosemite) - 90 min drive
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    211 N. Edwards St., Independence, 93526, CA, United States of America

    At a glance

    Hotel size

    • This hotel has 23 rooms
    • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


    • Check-in time 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
    • Check-out time is 10 AM
    • Express check-out

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

    Special check-in instructions

    The front desk is open daily from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after noon please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

    Required at check-in

    • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
    • Government-issued photo ID may be required
    • Minimum check-in age is 18


    • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
    • No cribs (infant beds)


    • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms


    • Free onsite self parking

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel


    • Front desk (limited hours)


    • Number of buildings/towers - 1
    • Year Built - 1927
    • Garden
    • Picnic area

    Languages Spoken

    • English

    In the room

    Freshen up

    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub or shower
    • Free toiletries

    Stay connected

    • Free WiFi

    Food and drink

    • Free bottled water

    Fees & policies

    PetsPay at property

    • Service animals exempt from fees

    Hygiene & cleanliness

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

    Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

    Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

    This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


    This property does not have elevators.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

    This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and JCB International. Cash is not accepted.

    Also known as

    • Winnedumah Hotel Bed & Breakfast Independence
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    • Winnedumah Hotel Hotel Independence
    • Winnedumah Hotel Bed & Breakfast
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    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


    • Yes, Winnedumah Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes, there's free self parking.
    • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
    • You can check in from 3 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
    • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Tacos Jalisco (5-min walk).
    • Winnedumah Hotel has a picnic area and a garden.
    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Love to visit agian

      Would stay again any time - a friendly welcome, a big soft bed, a surprising ambience that celebrated the earlier times of the Owen's Valley. Don't visit if you expect a generic modern motel/hotel, but do go if you appreciate a more historic & quirky location.

      Wolfgang, 1 night trip, Aug 25, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Nice historical site

      Nice historical site. Enjoy it every time I'm on business in the area. Friendly staff

      Leonardo, 1 night business trip, Aug 18, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very good


      It was a really unique hotel with lots of character, although they need to address issues with air conditioning. Very clean and friendly

      Sharon L, 1 night family trip, Aug 4, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Lovely couple are in-process of renovating historic hotel as a B&B. At the moment continental breakfast is provided in a bag since most customers appear to be hikers (including me).

      1 night trip, Jul 6, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      We love staying at the Winnedumah!! Love the history and the people that run it are fantastic!! Thank you for making us feel welcome and at home everytime we are there!!!

      3 night family trip, Jul 2, 2021

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    • 6.0.Good

      This is an historic property, some gorgeous wood work from past masters. But its a no frills, bare bones stay. The ceiling fan was a bare bulb hanging, the sink and tub are old, the room had minimal ammenities, but i was grateful for free bottled water. The linen was excellent, the sheets and towels very nice. Its an old place, which has very little upgrades done. It was a good spot to stop, though, and the rest was needed.

      1 night trip, Jun 30, 2021

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    • 6.0.Good

      So the hotel was cute and historic and had some fun ambiance. But it had two fatal flaws. 1st fatal flaw, no AC in our room on the first floor. There was a fan plugged in and running in our room. 2nd fatal flaw, there was only 1 plug in in the entire room. Half of that plug in was used for the fan. But it was cool and there is film history there, but for a stay? It was a struggle.

      1 night family trip, Jun 28, 2021

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    • 2.0.Poor

      Don’t be fooled by the picture. Can’t imagine any fire marshall approving this facility. The interior, including the room, was VERY rustic, absolutely no upgrades. Would expect a room like this to be in the $35 to $40 top, not $150. Either Expedia or the hotel owner was trying to make back all their pandemic losses in one season. We never had any contact with the owner except via the telephone. That contact was very pleasant; however, that is where the pleasantries ended. Upon arriving we went to the hotel desk where an envelope was found containing our room key. We went to our room, thinking this place is a “firetrap” and chose to cut our losses deciding to continue driving another five hours to home.

      1 night romance trip, Jun 24, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Winnedumah Hotel is a nice small historical hotel, with charm. The facility needs update and renovation. The breakfast was very simple. However, because of the history this hotel has, it was a worthy stay, even though it was not a comfortable one. Hotels in nearly Bishop would give more comfortable options.

      1 night family trip, Jun 22, 2021

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    • 6.0.Good

      Sweet, but wish it was a little better cared for.

      This inn has received many favorable reviews, so please take mine with a grain of salt, but I was rather disappointed. I have managed several B&Bs in Virginia, and it could be that standards are different in the East, but I found this inn to be rather lacking in care of both the property and guest amenities. It’s pretty run down for starters. One enters through a side door into what looks like an old boarding house. The doors at the entrance are shabby and in serious need of paint. As are many of the doors, and other areas. The decor in our room was actually quite sweet and charming in that shabby chic way. The bedding and linens were clean and white, however there were minimal lamps so it compromised the cozy feel. I was padding around in my socks in the room and when I took them off I noticed they were dirty from walking around on the floor. The shower rod had been switched out to a cute one but the place on the wall where the old one was had a round area of missing paint and two gaping screw holes. Patching that and other places of missing paint wouldn’t have taken someone very long. If one looked out into the courtyard one might notice how scruffy it looked out there. The shed also needs paint, at very least on the door. A small amount of effort could make a big difference. Perhaps this acceptance of weathered decline is a western aesthetic. I don’t know. It just seemed careless given the price. Also, no tissues, or coat hangers so very little place for your clothes.

      Deborah, 1 night trip, Jun 16, 2021

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