The Pines Resort

1-, 2-, or 3-Night Stay with Dinner Credit at The Pines Resort near Yosemite National Park. Combine Multiple Nights.

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Hotel at a Glance: The Pines Resort

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. Enjoy full views of the lake in the lake-view suites.
  • 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: herb-infused Thai massages, reflexology, and more
  • Take a dip in the resort’s hot tub.

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. Click here to see all options.

Policies and Fees

Book by: 1/16/15
Travel by: 3/31/15

  • Blackout dates: Not valid 11/26/14–11/29/14, 12/23/14–12/27/14, 12/30/14–1/3/15, and 2/13/15–2/14/15.
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 24-hour cancellation notice required or fee of applicable 1-night’s stay up to Groupon price applies.
  • Taxes: 11% not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Several dining options
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Spa services available
  • Tennis courts
  • Wireless Internet access

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 1/16/15 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 3/31/15
  • Not valid 11/26/14–11/29/14, 12/23/14–12/27/14, 12/30/14–1/3/15, and 2/13/15–2/14/15
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 24-hour cancellation notice required or fee of applicable 1-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Honeymoon suite not included in this offer; advanced booking recommended
  • 11% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Chalet Room

  • One king or two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; up to two kids 17 or younger stay free

Lakeside or Lake-View Suite

  • One king bed and one sleeper sofa
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; up to threekids 17 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for no additional charge; subject to availability
  • 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; subject to availability; contact property at least 7 days prior to arrival to arrange.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT; 57 mi)
  • Driving distance from Fresno: about 55 miles

Traveler's Tips

  • A state fishing license is required to fish on Bass Lake.

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