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About the Pines Resort

Enjoy Deluxe Lodging in the Yosemite Area!

With a premier Sierra National Forest setting on the shores of beautiful Bass Lake, CA The Pines Resort is a quintessential mountain hideaway and recreational haven in Central California.

Boating on Bass Lake

The secluded mountain retreat, just 17 miles from the southern gate of Yosemite National Park, offers rustic lodging in two-story Mountain Chalets, plus more updated accommodations in Lakefront Suites and a waterfront rental house. Popular restaurants and lounges, a full-service marina with watersport rentals, retail village and market, private lakefront wedding gazebo, tennis courts, swimming pool, fitness room and spa services – all are within walking proximity to Bass Lake. 

Although the resort celebrates a colorful and rich history spanning four decades, there's nothing old fashioned about The Pines Resort. Updated guest amenities, contemporary dining options, fun-filled recreational options plus an action packed calendar of special events create the perfect blend of charming, quaint and comfortable.

Whether this is your first or repeat visit to The Pines Resort at beautiful Bass Lake – you'll soon see why we are a destination favorite with couples, families, corporate groups and sightseeing tours. 

The Pines Resort... then and now

The Pines Resort at Bass Lake

The Pines Resort is the centerpiece of Bass Lake Village, a mountain community that grew up on the banks of a man-made lake originally called the Crane Valley Reservoir. The name was eventually changed when a small lumber operation polluted the lake and the fish that swam in it. In addition to being fined, the lumber company was ordered by the government to replace all the fish that were lost. The chosen fish was Bass, hence the new name - Bass Lake.

Now owned by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the waters of Bass Lake, CA are used to generate electricity and for crop irrigation in the California's Central Valley as well as for recreational use. At an elevation of 3,400 feet, measuring approximately 4½ miles long and ½ mile wide at the widest point, Bass Lake is considered a "warm water" lake with water temperatures reaching 80 degrees in the summer months.

The Pines Resort of today dates back to 1977, when two business partners purchased a cluster of rustic cabins on the shores of Bass Lake, CA. They started renovations designed to transform the property into a full-service, year-round destination, and The Pines Resort was established.

The legendary resort has since welcomed generations of families, business travelers and leisure guests, but Bass Lake – and the lodging it inspired – were merely a mountainside meadow just a century ago.

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The Pines Resort  :  P.O. Box 90  /  54432 Road 432 Bass Lake, CA 93604  / 1-800-350-7463  :  559-642-3121