1849 Mountain Rentals
1-800-421-1849

Dave McCoy, Bob Tanner and the 1849 Legacy

Stay closer here – to genuine Mammoth Legacy.

1849 Mountain Rentals’ and 1849 Condos’ roots are classic Mammoth Lakes, named after the year of the California Gold Rush – a nod to Mammoth Lakes’ beginnings as a gold mining town. 

In 1937, Dave McCoy parked his Ford Model A at the foot of a slope, jacked up the rear end, and used the back wheel to power the first rope tow in the Eastern Sierra. Thus began the creation of a mountain resort vision that would grow to be one of North America’s finest – Mammoth Mountain.

In 1974, Dennis “Pancho” McCoy, Dave’s 3rd eldest son and 1968 Olympic Downhiller, built Phase 1 (The Lodge) of 1849 Condos – a concrete structure that is architecturally unique and a first of its kind. Phase 1 was part of a proposal to develop a complex that would include several “towers” starting at Phase 1 and building down Lakeview Boulevard to the first stop sign. The proposal also included a train to take skiers up the hill to Mammoth Mountain’s Canyon Lodge. Local 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist Andrea Mead Lawrence led action to stop the development, comparing the project to the Great Wall of China.

The cost of a two-bedroom condo was $39,000, and a three-bedroom sold for $45,000. These prices were $10,000 more than any other complex in Mammoth Lakes, and it’s said that buyers were aware, but the proximity to the slopes was worth it. Subsequently, Dave McCoy himself purchased a condo here and called it “home” for over ten years. He resided in the complex’s only penthouse, unit 410.

In 1984, Phase 2 (The Townhomes) was developed, making it the largest complex in the Canyon Lodge area, and in 2009, the entire property received an $8.5 million renovation.

In 2019, owners voted to refresh the complex names from Phase 1 to The Lodge and Phase 2 to the Townhomes as they felt these better described their cherished mountain homes.

The 1849 Condos remain the largest and most prominent complex in the Canyon Lodge area and are still revered for their spacious comfort and proximity to the slopes.

1849 Mountain Rentals, The Lodge and Townhomes

The 1849 Condos rental program was created in 1987, and Bob Tanner, Dave McCoy’s colleague and founder of The 1849 Condos rental program was created in 1987, and Bob Tanner, Dave McCoy’s colleague and founder of Bishop Mule Days, was the original General Manager. Cheryl Witherill took over this role after Bob’s retirement and is still the General Manager today.

The 1849 Condos rental program grew to represent neighboring slopeside properties – Snowbird Condos and Sierra Megeve. To better reflect the rental agency’s offering, its name was changed from 1849 Condos to 1849 Mountain Rentals.

The 1849 legacy represents our commitment to providing memorable mountain experiences for all.

Creating new Mammoth traditions

Every property represented by 1849 Mountain Rentals in Mammoth Lakes, California were built at a time when family space was a priority. Couples who stayed in our one-bedroom condos all those years ago now find room for kids, spouses and grandkids in our multi-bedroom units. Circles of good friends expand and book our homes for annual expeditions. And the cycle begins anew. 1849 is made for traditions, with extended family, or friends who have become like family, through the bonds of shared adventure. Our places have been welcoming generations for generations.

We believe sharing time in a spectacular natural setting helps strengthen the bonds that make us all part of one big family.

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826 Lakeview Blvd (POB 835)
Mammoth Lakes, California 93546
1-800-421-1849

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