Mt. Williamson Motel and Base Camp

Individual cabins, backpacker resupply services and dog friendly

The Mt. Williamson Motel and Base Camp offers rustic, relaxing and affordable accommodations at the foot of the majestic Eastern Sierra Nevada. We are located on Highway 395 in Independence, California, halfway between Death Valley and Yosemite National Park, and ideally located for recreation in and around the Eastern Sierra.

Each individual cabin has new beds, linens and towels, a full bathroom, refrigerator, microwave and hair dryer. And there's  wifi and cable TV.  Enjoy a free breakfast from May 1st to October 31st. To check on rates or make a reservation, click here.

We offer resupply services and logistical support for backpackers on the John Muir and Pacific Crest Trails and in the High Sierra. We invite hikers to stay and share your stories with us. We also encourage fishermen and hunters to make the Williamson your Base Camp — ask about our special rates for longer stays.

We are dog friendly. One of our cabins includes a fenced sitting area where Fido can stretch his legs. And be sure to check out the murals of the endangered Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep on the motel's exterior walls. The Mt. Williamson Motel is part of the Migrating Mural project by artist Jane Kim and the Sierra Nevada Big Horn Sheep Foundation.


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Make a reservation online, call us at 760-878-2121 or email

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