Getting Cozy in Mono County's Tuck-in Inns

Button up that cardigan, slip into your scrunchiest socks, and steal away to a Sierra-sublime spot.

HOW SCRUNCHY DO SOCKS HAVE TO BE... to face a snowstorm in and around the Sierra Nevada mountains? We're not talking about taking on the weather on the outside of a building, for a Sierra snowstorm is serious stuff, a weighty matter that should be greeted while wearing the appropriate outer wear, and goggles, and hat, and gloves, and so forth. We speak of staying indoors, in a cozy spot, as all of the flakes fall down inside. Which inspires us to return to our question: What's the scrunchy factor on a pair of wintertime socks worn inside a cabin or inn while calling upon the Eastern Sierra area, specifically Mono County? Some sock pros might say "super scrunchy" while other brave sorts might recommend that the scrunchiness be at a lower intensity. Whatever your preference is for indoor foot coverings, though, you'll want to pack it, and a favorite cardigan or two, and your fleece leggings, for things are getting way, way cozy at several regional stay-over spots, like...

THE DOUBLE EAGLE RESORT... in June Lake, which offers a host of cabins, some near a pond, that have fireplaces and stacks of logs at the ready. Over at the Restaurant at Convict Lake, there's a woodstove to up the charm (and, yes, keep diners warm), while Fern Creek Lodge's outdoor fireplace is a meet-up spot for cocoa and conversation. A hand-hewed fireplace, one that has history to spare (it's over a century old), is a centerpiece at the Duke's Bar & Fireside Lounge at The Sierra Nevada Lodge, while out-in-the-open bonfires are a ski-fun favorite at June Mountain. Bucky, of course, the mascot at June Mountain, is the host of the every-Saturday-at-2 party, which includes a "bonfire dance party." Keeping cozy in the Eastern Sierra easy? The scrunchiness of your socks is a fun factor, yes, but so is where you hang out, where you dine, where you eat, and if you join a bonfire-adjacent dance celebration. For more, visit Mono County.

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