Thank you so much to The Pines Resort for an incredible staycation. If you’re looking for a peaceful lakefront getaway in Central California that is close to Yosemite and endless adventures, this is it. Check out some of the highlights below to see why you should start planning for a summer getaway to Bass Lake.
***Disclaimer: This was a hosted stay yet all opinions are my own.
One of my favorite things about our stay was the peace and tranquility of staying right on the lake. Whether it be from the room, pool, or onsite restaurants; beautiful scenic views of the water can be seen throughout the property. Also, if you love water sports and choose to visit during the summer months there are a variety of activities to choose from. You can rent kayaks, a boat, or jet skis for a little fun in the sun.
With scenic views of the harbor and a spacious deck, along with an in-room jacuzzi spa, I highly recommend a stay in the Lakeside Suites. Click here to explore the room options and book your stay.
Pool & Hot Tub
One of the many highlights of the property was the pool and hot tub deck. If you visit during the summer months, this is the perfect place to lounge and take in some sunshine while you sunbathe or relax and read a book in the shade. The hot tub was also a wonderful treat after a long day of hiking and exploring Yosemite.
It’s no wonder that Bass Lake was rated one of California’s “BEST” Lakes by Sunset magazine. Whether you want to catch the sunset from your room balcony, the lake, the pool deck, or Ducey’s Lodge, the views from the entire property are a little slice of heaven.
Ducey’s Bass Lake Lodge
The food at Ducey’s was absolutely delicious. The restaurant overlooks the lake so whether you go to the rooftop for breakfast or lunch, or dine inside for dinner, the ambiance was great all around! Ducey’s is quite popular and can get busy for dinner, so just be sure to reserve a table in advance if you visit during a busy season.
Of course one of the ultimate highlights of The Pines Resort is its close proximity to Yosemite National Park. Known as the only lakefront resort in the area, it is the perfect jump-off spot to explore the park. The property is located just under 30 minutes from the South entrance gate of the park, nearest the Mariposa Grove and Giant Sequoias. You can easily plan day trips to explore all that Yosemite has to offer, just be sure to leave early if you want to maximize your days as the park is quite vast and it can take hours to drive to certain spots within (especially if you plan to do any major hikes within the park). Click here for some Yosemite highlights to add to your list during your visit.
Explore Bass Lake
Although Yosemite is the main attraction, Bass Lake itself and the Sierra National Forest where it is located also have a lot to offer if you love to explore. Click here for some ideas of fun things to do outside of Yosemite within the Bass Lake area.
Happy traveling! Xo