WHERE TO STAY
Bishop Creek Lodge, 2100 S. Lake Road, Bishop; (760) 873-4484, http://www.bishopcreekresort.com. Cabins $125-$315 a night. A longtime favorite stopping place for Sierra visitors.
Whispering Pines Motel, 18 Nevada St., June Lake; (800) 648-7762, http://www.junelake.com. In the heart of the fall color in the June Lake loop, with an excellent waterfall across the way. Rooms from $89 a night
Murphey's Motel, 51493 U.S. Highway 395, Lee Vining; (760) 647-6316, http://www.murpheysyosemite.com. A favorite of photographers. Rooms from $53.
WHERE TO EAT
Whoa Nellie Deli, 22 Vista Point Road, Lee Vining; (760) 647-1088, http://www.whoanelliedeli.com. Gregarious chef Matt Toomey presides over this-one-of-a kind eatery inside the Mobil gas station. Entrees from $7.
TO LEARN MORE
Inyo National Forest, http://www.fs.usda.gov/inyo. Often posts fall color reports.
U.S. Forest Service, Bishop, (760) 873-2400.
U.S. Forest Service, Bridgeport, (760) 932-7070.
InterAgency Headquarters, Lone Pine, (760) 876-6222.
Mammoth Lakes, http://www.mammothlakeschamber.org.
June Lakes, http://www.junelakeloop.org.
Lee Vining, http://www.leevining.com.