Regulars at the Dow Villa A review of Dow Villa Motel
The Dow Villa is our base of operations for climbing Whitney. This weekend, we are heading there for the third time in several years. We are looking forward to lazing aroung the cute little pool (and jacuzzi), looking up at Whitney--which is directly above the motel--and thinking about the climb. The motel is a window on the past--not a slick chain operation that could be in any city in the United States. Our rating must be read in the context of our own expectations. It is well-maintained and in excellent condition for its age. However, I am sure there are newer, more modern motels with slicker architecture and better conveniences in the area. But if you want to get a feel for the grandeur of the eastern Sierra as seen from U.S. 395 and also experience the history and charm of the area, you might enjoy the Dow Villa as we do.