The Historic Pines Resort in Bass Lake, CA
With a 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. The mountain retreat, just 17 miles from the southern gate of Yosemite National Park, offers rustic lodging in two-story Mountain Chalets, Lakefront Suites and a waterfront house. Our beautiful resort features iconic restaurants and lounges, a marina with water sport rentals, a shopping village and market, a lakefront wedding gazebo, tennis courts, a swimming pool, fitness room and a spa. Walking distance of Bass Lake, the resort has been in numerous movies and TVs shows since the 1930's. Celebrating a colorful history spanning four decades, The Pines Resort is the heart of Bass Lake Village, a mountain community that grew up on the banks of the lake, originally called the Crane Valley Reservoir. With an elevation of 3,400 feet and measuring 4½ miles long and ½ mile wide, Bass Lake is a recreational playground for fishing, boating and water skiing in the spring and summer months. The Pines Resort of today dates back to 1977, when two business partners purchased some 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 born. The legendary resort has welcomed generations of families and business and leisure travelers. But, Bass Lake, and the resort it inspired, where a mountainside meadow just a century ago. While we retain our quaint charm and character, there's nothing old fashioned about The Pines Resort at Bass Lake. Updated guest rooms and amenities, contemporary dining, recreational activities and a calendar of special events create the perfect destination for family vacations, corporate groups, sightseeing tours and romantic getaways.