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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Promotional value expires Jan 17, 2015. Amount paid never expires.
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.
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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
Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
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.
Nearest airport: Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT; 57 mi)
Driving distance from Fresno: about 55 miles
A state fishing license is required to fish on Bass Lake.