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  • History at The Pines Resort, California

Historic Resort in Bass Lake

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, 17 miles from the southern gate of Yosemite National Park, offers rustic lodging in two-story Mountain Chalets, Lakefront Suites and a waterfront house.

Bass Lake in the Movies

The natural beauty of Bass Lake has attracted Hollywood's creative eye for generations. Movie and television directors have brought stars to Bass Lake and the Yosemite area hotel since the early 1930s. The elevation draws Hollywood film crews to the scenic "high country" lake as a background year-round. Bass Lake has also been filmed for auto commercials for Cadillac, Honda, Chrysler and Isuzu. Mark Harmon did two Coors commercials at Bass Lake.
Bass Lake in the Movies at Bass Lake Hotel

The Perfect Filming Location

The Pines Resort is the perfect filming location for movies, TV, and commercial projects. We welcome photographers, journalists and influencers. For inquiries, contact Mark Choe at or call 1-800-350-7463.
Bass Lake Hotel The Perfect Filming Location

What Makes Us So Unique

  • All Seasons: Only year-round lakeside resort in the Yosemite area
  • Iconic: Bass Lake was rated one "California's BEST Lakes" by Sunset Magazine
  • Retreats: Two-story mountain Cabins with kitchens, lakefront suites and spacious homes
What Makes Us So Unique at California Hotel
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