Corporate/Transient Hotel Year Built 1997 Year Remodeled 2008 Additional Property Description Escape to the Yosemite National Park and surrounding area while staying at this newly renovated Oakdale, California hotel, now a 100 percent smoke free hotel. Hotel guests will be close to, the Oakdale Cowboy Museum and several ski resorts. Hotel guests can choose a Jacuzzi suite or a spacious guest room with a fireplace. All well appointed rooms feature a microwave, refrigerator and high speed Internet access. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Rama Inn also offers a beautiful bridal suite. The friendly helpful staff and amenities make any guest feel welcome. Hotel amenities include a complimentary full breakfast including Belgium waffles, an indoor heated pool, spa, sauna, exercise facility and meeting space to accommodate up to 50 people. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Rama Inn is located six miles from Dodge Vineyards and ten miles from the Tuolumne River Regional Park. Families will enjoy spending the day at the Big Bear Water Slides Park. There are two ski resorts just a short drive from the hotel, the Dodge Ridge Ski Resort and the Bear Valley Ski Resort. Take a day trip to Sacramento, San Jose or San Francisco to visit all of the attractions in other North California cities. Make a reservation today at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Rama Inn.
You'll be next to a golf course with a stay at Crown Pointe Lodge and Golf Club in Farmington.
Make yourself at home in one of the air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and coffee/tea makers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including a health club and an indoor pool. This hotel also features gift shops/newsstands, a fireplace in the lobby, and a television in the lobby.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Crown Pointe Lodge and Golf Club. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary continental breakfast is included.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms and small meeting rooms. Free parking is available onsite.
Completed in 1911, the Woodland Branch is a 16-mile stretch of railway that connects West Sacramento with Woodland, California. At the branch's peak, passenger trains were running eight times a day, nine times on leap-days, but it all came to an end in 1940 with the start of World War II. The tracks were still used for freight, but it would be more than 60 years before passengers began using the railway again with any frequency. When the scenic stretch of rail was absorbed by the Sierra Railroad Company in 2003, it wasn't long before it took the name Sacramento RiverTrain and began running luxury coaches complete with rattan furniture, wood paneling, and state-of-the-art sound systems. Today, passengers board these trains to savor Sunday brunch, murder-mystery dinners, and other events while train tracks softly clack in the background.
After the gold rush subsided, Groveland became a boomtown once more—between 1915 and 1935—as the base of operations of the Hetch Hetchy water project, a massive plan to bring fresh water to San Francisco. These days, natural resources remain the area’s biggest draw. Groveland borders nearly a million acres of woodlands comprising the Stanislaus National Forest, the birthplace of this year's U.S. Capitol Christmas tree. The small town has remained a popular destination on the route to Yosemite National Park, about a 30-minute drive to the east. Winter in Yosemite is a tranquil period as traffic decreases, allowing visitors to take in the snowy mountainscapes at their own pace. Some hiking trails remain open through the valley, and plows clear the roads leading up to downhill and cross-country ski areas.
Located just 22 miles from the western entrance to Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Pines serves as a convenient and dozy base camp for hiking, biking, and exploring the park. Tent and RV sites pepper the on-site campground, and individual cabins upgrade the rustic setting with full kitchens and microwaves for warming up fussy squirrels' acorns.
While camping in the Pines, guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, play volleyball, or let kids loose to play the jungle gym or join other family-friendly activities. The petting farm, for instance, relocates the Yosemite wilderness to a safe, kid-friendly zoo—the critters even include alpacas—while the onsite “gold mine” teaches children how forty-niners used sluice boxes to pan for lost wristwatches.
As for Yosemite itself, spring and early summer is considered one of the best times to see the park's famed waterfalls, thanks to the snowmelt brought on by warmer weather. Yosemite Falls—a three-tiered waterfall believed to be the highest in North America—transforms into thundering cataracts each spring. To fully appreciate the view, serious hikers can trek to the top of the Upper Yosemite Falls trail—a strenuous path that gains 2,700 feet in elevation in just 3.5 miles.