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Tioga Lodge Restoration 
Tioga Lodge restoration brings back fond memories for many.  Walter Vint is a man with a vision and the determination to make it reality.

Tioga Lodge Times -- 1996
Wildlife is abundant in and around Tioga Lodge while it prepares for face lift!  Everything seems to be on or ahead of schedule.


Mammoth Times Restoration -- 1997
With a warm greeting, Walter Vint introduces himself.  His weathered face reveals the secret that this is not the first project he's worked on....

Peter Rabbit's Easter Brunch
Sit out on the front deck and enjoy the sights and sounds of Mono Lake.  Experience a slight breeze with the smell of spring as brunch is served.

Review Hearld Article
Tioga Lodge's "signature" is a bridge designed by artist John Dunn crossing Andy Thompson Creek.  The bridge is outside the restored "turn-of-the-century" lodge and restaurant, overlooking Mono Lake 2.5 miles North of Lee Vining along U.S. 395.


Mammoth Times - Apparitions
The June Lake Loop and Mono Basin area showed high paranormal activity.  I began my sleuthing at Tioga Lodge....


Dining in Historical Surroundings
From an old decaying building, a new restaurant has emerged on the shores of Mono Lake.  It is housed in the shell of the original Tioga Lodge restaurant, which first opened in 1918.


We Can No Longer Pass By
The PERFECT completion to this little interlude.  For a few hours we just pushed the pause button on daily life.


Sierra Escape
With the lake becoming vital and healthy again, it made sense to renew Tioga Lodge.  Historically at the Lodge there was once even a marina, a paddle boat for cruising the lake, sailboats and motor driven boats, all abandoned to the war effort and water diversion.


Cover Story - Food
This is not the night to be on a diet, although very healthy.  Portions are large and outrageously delicious!


Mono Works - Flowers/Gardens
Anyone out for a drive along Mono Lake can't help but notice the spectacular flower display at Tioga Lodge.


Mono Works
Mono Works creates floral meadows, natural gardens.