Long Barn Lodge got its name from a long barn built in the gold rush days. Miners crossing Sonora Pass between Sonora and Bodie would house their animals in the barn for shelter from the cold winter. An American Indian trail leading over Sonora Pass was improved in 1859 so ice and food could be packed to the mining towns. The wagon road called ice trail eventually became Hwy 108 and was rerouted in the early 60s bypassing the town of Long Barn. The Long Barn is long gone but the name remains. In 1925 rancher Warren Beal built the Long Barn Lodge so people driving over Sonora Pass could stop for food and lodging. At present, Long Barn Lodge continues to be a fun, historical destination stop for the entire family.