Pines Resort and Conference Center

2-Night Stay for Two with Breakfast Credit at The Pines Resort in Bass Lake, CA

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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 lakefront suites and two-story chalets; the latter feature full kitchens and rustic wood furnishings
  • Waterfront dining: At Ducey's on the Lake, where you can redeem your breakfast credit for blueberry stuffed french toast and other offerings
  • Spa services: the Tranquil Getaway treatment includes a foot pampering and a one-hour massage; other services include herbal-infused Thai massages, reflexology, and more
  • Take a dip: In the resort's jacuzzi
  • Adventures on the lake: Rent a boat, jet ski, or paddleboat from the onsite private marina.

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.

What You Get

2-night stay for two with a $20 breakfast credit

  • Option 1: $199 for a chalet with 20% off a Tranquil Getaway spa treatment, check in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $348 value)
  • Option 2: $209 for a chalet, check in any day (up to a $348 value)
  • Option 3: $249 for a suite, check in any day (up to a $432 value)

Included with all options:

  • 50% off a bottle of wine with dinner purchase

Policies and Fees

Book by: 11/20/13
Travel window: 10/15/13-12/22/13

  • Blackout dates: Not valid 11/28-12/1
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 7-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 11% tax not included

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


  • Several dining options
  • Marina and boat rental
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Spa services available
  • Tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts
  • Wireless Internet access

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 11/20/13 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 10/15/13-12/22/13
  • Not valid 11/28-12/1
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 7-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 11% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details


  • 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

Lakeside Suite or Lakeview Spa Suite

  • One king bed
  • 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

Hotel Policies

  • 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: pets under 100 pounds may be added in designated chalets for an additional $25 per pet per stay.
  • 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

  • By plane: about 57 miles from Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)
  • By car: about 55 miles north of Fresno

Traveler's Tips

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

Customer Reviews

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Jane M. · 3 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed October 22, 2014
Location. The rooms were nice. It was lovely in November.


Anthony M. ·
Reviewed October 21, 2014
The place was beautiful


Megan E. · 1 reviews
Reviewed October 20, 2014
Very friendly
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