Having trouble finding your spunk in the gym? It’s time to get outside! Bishop, California welcomes all, but you might face a challenge fitting all your toys in the car. If that’s the case, ditch the camping gear and treat yourself to a hotel room or hostel. The gear may include things as small as flip flops (yes in the winter), golf clubs, running shoes and climbing gear. Don’t forget the bikes, fishing equipment and skis – cross country and downhill if you have them.
There’s no better place for a “spoil yourself” kind of trip. Bishop is located on Highway 395 in the heart of the Eastern Sierra in a deep valley known as the Owens. It’s bounded by two magnificent mountain ranges, the Sierra Nevada and the White and Inyo Mountains. Winter and springtime activities offer you clean-crisp air, snowbound vistas, lesser crowds, off-season rates and more.
Bishop has plenty of restaurants and some new fun evening places will lure you in from the big backyard to enjoy the small town friendly vibe. There’s the Mountain Rambler Brewery, a distillery, Anneke Schat’s Wine Shop next to the tried and true Erick Schat’s Bakkery, plus Good Earth’s Wine and Yogurt shop. Kids have fun and adults get the same “kid in a candy shop” experience with great wine and beer on tap. So, really what are you waiting for? Bishop has good high speed internet and thanks to Bishop CoWork, there are no excuses to work, play, and stay! Let your adventures guide you and be sure to take plenty of photos – #VisitBishop.
For a proper soak before heading back to reality, be sure to visit Keough’s Hot Springs Resort. Itwas built in 1919 as a first-class health club. Today, a constant flow of hot, fresh mineral water fills the pools, making this a wonderful place to languish in the restorative waters. Enclosed on all four sides the pools are protected from the desert wind, but open to the sky above. Keough’s was conceived as a place to get away and get close to nature. Almost 100 years later it still delivers on that promise.
Call or stop by the Bishop Visitor Center, 690 N. Main St., tell them about your trip and find out how much there is to do. Their friendly, knowledgeable staff can give you directions, maps, and information to help you plan your outdoor adventure. Whatever you do and wherever you go, tell the Bishop business owners that the Chamber sent you. You’ll be treated like family!
Last modified: March 22, 2019