Stately ponderosa pines surround Central California's Bass Lake, which is tucked away in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, just outside Yosemite National Park's southern entrance. The lake—named one of the best in the West by Sunset magazine—is just a stone's throw from the chalets and suites of The Pines Resort. A short hike brings you to a private marina where you can rent boats or cast out a line for rainbow trout, kokanee salmon, and the abundant bass that gave the lake its name.
Lake and mountain views in two-story chalets with full kitchens and rustic wood furnishings
Waterfront dining at Ducey's on the Lake, where you can enjoy ribeye steaks and crab-crusted mahi-mahi; at breakfast, there are omelets and specialty eggs benedict dishes
Spa services: herbal-infused Thai massages, reflexology, and more
Take a dip in the resort's jacuzzi.
Bass Lake, California: Ponderosa Pines and Waterfront Fun near Yosemite
Bass Lake is roughly a half-hour drive from the southern entrance of Yosemite National Park. The lake has appeared in several films, including The Great Outdoors starring John Candy and Dan Aykroyd. You can take in the scenery on hiking and mountain biking trails that go past waterfalls, pine trees, and sequoias in the surrounding Sierra National Forest. The changing leaves are dazzling in autumn; wintertime brings snowmobilers to the Sierra Nevada foothills. When the weather's warm, the lake's water temperature hovers around a pleasant 75 degrees—ideal conditions for fishing, tubing, and waterskiing.
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What You Get
Stay for two in a chalet with a king or two queen beds
$15 daily breakfast credit
Dates into June
Policies and Fees
Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
Cancellation policy: 8-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
Taxes: 11% tax added at check-in
Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.
Several dining options
Outdoor hot tub
Spa services available
Wireless Internet access
Outdoor heated swimming pool (open seasonally)
The Fine Print
Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
8-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
Must be 21 or older to check in
Credit card required at check-in
11% tax added at check-in.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
One king or two queen beds
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 4
Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest 17 and older; guests 16 or younger stay free
Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Parking: free self-parking
Rollaways: available at no charge
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: up to two dogs under 100 lbs. may be added in designated chalets for an additional $30 per dog per stay; subj to avail; contact property at least 7 days prior to arrival to arrange
Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
Room upgrades: upgrades may be available by calling the hotel or at check-in for an additional cost.
Nearest airport: about 57 miles from Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)
Driving distance from Fresno: about 55 miles
A state fishing license is required to fish on Bass Lake.