Mt. Williamson Motel and Base Camp

Backpacker resupply services, dog friendly, non-smoking

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. The motel offers sweeping and uninterrupted views of the Sierra Nevada, including majestic Mt. Williamson, the second tallest mountain in California.

Each individual cabin has new beds, linens and towels, a full bathroom, refrigerator, microwave, free WiFi and cable TV.  Complimentary breakfast is offered mid June through September 30. To check on rates and availability or to make a reservation, click here.  When entering info for your reservation, please do it manually and do not use auto-fill with Google Chrome. Visit the Base Camp and meet our hikers on Facebook.

We offer resupply services and logistical support for backpackers on the John Muir and Pacific Crest Trails and in the High Sierra. The popular Onion Valley trail head to Kearsarge Pass and the John Muir Trail is a 13-mile drive from the motel. We invite hikers to stay and share your stories with us. Our Facebook page features photos of the backpackers who stay with us and the magnificent Eastern Sierra.

The Base Camp is a non-smoking motel.

Cabins 1, 6 and room 8 are dog friendly.  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

View this amazing video about the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Recovery Program.

Make a reservation online, call us at 760-878-2121 or email MtWilliamsonMotel@gmail.com.

Here's what three recent guests said on Trip Advisor about their stay at the Base Camp:

"We love this motel"
We have had the pleasure of staying at the Mt. Williamson Motel on many occasions. The cabins and rooms are well equiped, clean and the beds are comfy! While we have stayed here during all season we love the summer time here because we meet so many interesting people during the free community breakfast. It's nice to sit, share a meal and chat with people who come from all over to hike the John Muir Trail. Strider, the owner, is always so positive, friendly and helpful as are the other staff members that work here. We love her and we love this motel. We'd recommend it to anyone and everyone! If you want a clean, quiet, beautiful place to stay then be sure to stop at the Mt. Williamson Motel! You won't be sorry!"We have had the pleasure of staying at the Mt. Williamson on many occasions. The cabins and rooms are well equipped, clean and the beds are comfy! While we have stayed here during all seasons we love the summer time because we meet so many interesting people during the free breakfast. It's nice to sit, share a meal and chat with people who come from all over to hike the John Muir Trail. Strider, the owner, is always so positive, friendly and helpful as are the other staff members. We love her and we love this motel. We'd recommend it to anyone and everyone! If you want a clean, quiet beautiful place to stay then be sure to stop at the Mt. Williamson Motel!" -- Anna and Dan, 2016We have had the pleasure of staying at the Mt. Williamson Motel on many occasions. The cabins and rooms are well equipped, clean and the beds are comfy! We have had the pleasure of staying at the Mt. Williamson Motel on many occasions. The cabins and rooms are well equipped, clean and the beds are comfy! We have had the pleasure of staying at the Mt. Williamson Motel on many occasions. The cabins and rooms are well equipped, clean and the beds are comfy! While we have stayed here during all season we love the summer time here because we meet so many interesting people during the free community breakfast. It's nice to sit, share a meal and chat with people who come from all over to hike the John Muir Trail. Strider, the owner, is always so positive, friendly and helpful as are the other staff members that work here. We love her and we love this motel. We'd recommend it to anyone and everyone! If you want a clean, quiet, beautiful place to stay then be sure to stop at the Mt. Williamson Motel! We have had the pleasure of staying at the Mt. Williamson Motel on many occasions. The cabins and rooms are well equipped, clean and the beds are comfy! While we have stayed here during all season we love the summer time here because we meet so many interesting people during the free community breakfast. It's nice to sit, share a meal and chat with people who come from all over to hike the John Muir Trail. Strider, the owner, is always so positive, friendly and helpful as are the other staff members that work here. We love her and we love this motel. We'd recommend it to anyone and everyone! If you want a clean, quiet, beautiful place to stay then be sure to stop at the Mt. Williamson Motel! We have had the pleasure of staying at the Mt. Williamson Motel on many occasions. The cabins and rooms are well equipped, clean and the beds are comfy! While we have stayed here during all season we love the summer time here because we meet so many interesting people during the free community breakfast. It's nice to sit, share a meal and chat with people who come from all over to hike the John Muir Trail. Strider, the owner, is always so positive, friendly and helpful as are the other staff members that work here. We love her and we love this motel. We'd recommend it to anyone and everyone! If you want a clean, quiet, beautiful place to stay then be sure to stop at the Mt. Williamson MotelWe have had the pleasure of staying at the Mt. Williamson Motel on many occasions. The cabins and rooms are well equipped, clean and the beds are comfy! While we have stayed here during all season we love the summer time here because we meet so many interesting people during the free community breakfast. It's nice to sit, share a meal and chat with people who come from all over to hike the John Muir Trail. Strider, the owner, is always so positive, friendly and helpful as are the other staff members that work here. We love her and we love this motel. We'd recommend it to anyone and everyone! If you want a clean, quiet, beautiful place to stay then be sure to stop at the Mt. Williamson Motel! We have had the pleasure of staying at the Mt. Williamson Motel on many occasions. The cabins and rooms are well equipped, clean and the beds are comfy! While we have stayed here during all season we love the summer time here because we meet so many interesting people during the free community breakfast. It's nice to sit, share a meal and chat with people who come from all over to hike the John Muir Trail. Strider, the owner, is always so positive, friendly and helpful as are the other staff members that work here. We love her and we love this motel. We'd recommend it to anyone and everyone! If you want a clean, quiet, beautiful place to stay then be sure to stop at the Mt. Williamson Motel! We have had the pleasure of staying at the Mt. Williamson Motel on many occasions. The cabins and rooms are well equipped, clean and the beds are comfy! While we have stayed here during all season we love the summer time here because we meet so many interesting people during the free community breakfast. It's nice to sit, share a meal and chat with people who come from all over to hike the John Muir Trail. Strider, the owner, is always so positive, friendly and helpful as are the other staff members that work here. We love her and we love this motel. We'd recommend it to anyone and everyone! If you want a clean, quiet, beautiful place to stay then be sure to stop at the Mt. Williamson Motel! We have had the pleasure of staying at the Mt. Williamson Motel on many occasions. The cabins and rooms are well equipped, clean and the beds are comfy! While we have stayed here during all season we love the summer time here because we meet so many interesting people during the free community breakfast. It's nice to sit, share a meal and chat with people who come from all over to hike the John Muir Trail. Strider, the owner, is always so positive, friendly and helpful as are the other staff members that work here. We love her and we love this motel. We'd recommend it to anyone and everyone! If you want a clean, quiet, beautiful place to stay then be sure to stop at the Mt. Williamson Motel! We have had the pleasure of staying at the Mt. Williamson Motel on many occasions. The cabins and rooms are well equipped, clean and the beds are comfy! While we have stayed here during all season we love the summer time here because we meet so many interesting people during the free community breakfast. It's nice to sit, share a meal and chat with people who come from all over to hike the John Muir Trail. Strider, the owner, is always so positive, friendly and helpful as are the other staff members that work here. We love her and we love this motel. We'd recommend it to anyone and everyone! If you want a clean, quiet, beautiful place to stay then be sure to stop at the Mt. Williamson Motel! We have had the pleasure of staying at the Mt. Williamson Motel on many occasions. The cabins and rooms are well equiped, clean and the beds are comfy! While we have stayed here during all season we love the summer time here because we meet so many interesting people during the free community breakfast. It's nice to sit, share a meal and chat with people who come from all over to hike the John Muir Trail. Strider, the owner, is always so positive, friendly and helpful as are the other staff members that work here. We love her and we love this motel. We'd recommend it to anyone and everyone! If you want a clean, quiet, beautiful place to stay then be sure to stop at the Mt. Williamson Motel! You won't be sorry!We have had the pleasure of staying at the Mt. Williamson Motel on many occasions. The cabins and rooms are well equiped, clean and the beds are comfy! While we have stayed here during all season we love the summer time here because we meet so many interesting people during the free community breakfast. It's nice to sit, share a meal and chat with people who come from all over to hike the John Muir Trail. Strider, the owner, is always so positive, friendly and helpful as are the other staff members that work here. We love her and we love this motel. We'd recommend it to anyone and everyone! If you want a clean, quiet, beautiful place to stay then be sure to stop at the Mt. Williamson Motel! You won't be sorry!We have had the pleasure of staying at the Mt. Williamson Motel on many occasions. The cabins and rooms are well equiped, clean and the beds are comfy! While we have stayed here during all season we love the summer time here because we meet so many interesting people during the free community breakfast. It's nice to sit, share a meal and chat with people who come from all over to hike the John Muir Trail. Strider, the owner, is always so positive, friendly and helpful as are the other staff members that work here. We love her and we love this motel. We'd recommend it to anyone and everyone! If you want a clean, quiet, beautiful place to stay then be sure to stop at the Mt. Williamson Motel! You won't be sorry!We have had the pleasure of staying at the Mt. Williamson Motel on many occasions. The cabins and rooms are well equiped, clean and the beds are comfy! While we have stayed here during all season we love the summer time here because we meet so many interesting people during the free community breakfast. It's nice to sit, share a meal and chat with people who come from all over to hike the John Muir Trail. Strider, the owner, is always so positive, friendly and helpful as are the other staff members that work here. We love her and we love this motel. We'd recommend it to anyone and everyone! If you want a clean, quiet, beautiful place to stay then be sure to stop at the Mt. Williamson Motel! You won't be sorry!
"Strider is a gracious hostess ... I'll be back!"
"couldn't have found a better place to rest & resupply during my 3 weeks on the John Muir Trail. Strider is a gracious hostess with an outstanding facility that is overflowing with warmth, charm & hospitality. Her facility is immaculate & exudes pride in ownership.  I could not have had a better time & really appreciate all that she did for her guests. I'll be back! Jodi 2016couldn't have found a better place to rest & resupply during my 3 weeks on the John Muir Trail. Strider is a gracious hostess with an outstanding facility that is overflowing with warmth, charm & hospitality. Her facility is immaculate & exudes pride in ownership.  I could not have had a better time & really appreciate all that she did for her guests. I'll be back! Jodi 2016I couldn't have found a better place to rest and resupply during my 3 weeks on the John Muir Trail. Strider is a gracious hostess with an outstanding facility that is overflowing with warmth, charm and hospitality. Her facility is immaculate and exudes pride in ownership. I could not have had a better time and really appreciate all that she does for her guests. I'll be back!" -- Jodi, 2016
"The incredible warm welcome"
"The Mt. Williamson Motel & Base Camp is a spectacular setting for the morning glow of the Sierra. But most memorable was the incredible warm welcome and time chatting with Strider. Our road trip was in honor of my mother-in-law's 90th birthday, and she was blown away by the people, the setting and the accommodations, including the delicious birthday breakfast. Thanks for creating a wonderful memory for all of us." -- Sally, 2016

We encourage you to read what other people think of us on Trip Advisor and Yelp.

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