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“Great family lodge”
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The Pines Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bass Lake
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We stayed for 2 days on a trip to Yosemite Park which is a short drive away. It is a very rural area so don't expect to be able to pop to the shops to self cater, although there is a shop on site. Lodge is very clean with shower room, and separate sleeping area on the mezzanine for kids (although you need to ensure that small kids are supervised up there). My teenage kids loved it however.

Hotel was happy to provide additional bedding as and when needed and repaired a small leak on the sink very promptly when notified. There is a pool for use of guests which was very welcome, and if you are into boats (which we are not) you will love the boating on offer.

Only thing that I would mark it down for is the price of the shop which makes self catering at a reasonable price very difficult. However the shop is well stocked and given its remote location I suppose you can make a case for the prices. If we were to return in future for a longer stay (which I would love to do) then I think I would stock up at the supermarket for provisions beforehand.

Yosemite is just down the road and the area is breathtaking. Well worth a visit to this mountain paradise.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank you for the review! We were very happy to hear of the good experience you had with our staff who are here to make your stay more comfortable and memorable!

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Pines Resort in late July. We had an awsome experience. The friendly staff at the front desk was very help and made sure we had a pleasant stay. The lake view chalet we stayed in had an amazing sunset view of the lake. The chalet had a warm cabin cozy feel to it that made us feel right at home. Both the restaurant and the upstairs bar and grill portrayed a family atmosphere and took good care of their customers. The food was top notch. The Pines Resort is a great mountain resort and we are looking forward to returning for a winter experience and for sure next summer.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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mandy s, Manager at The Pines Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time here, and I will be passing on the wonderful review to our restaurant staff! We hope that yo visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

It's been over 15years since I last visited Bass Lake with my kids...this is slight south of Yosemite south entrance.
Now that my kids are in their 20's, it's hard to find time slot for all of us to go on a vacation. This year, remembering back 15 years ago, we've all decided to take a vacation @Bass Lake. This time, instead of condo rental, we went with The Pines Resort -- we expected it to be just another hotel. But, for us, it was more than a hotel...we stayed at a chalet -- it was 1 bed, 1 bath, 2 story condo like...had plenty of room for 4 of us (wife, myself, and two adult college kids). The place was right at the edges of hillside and by Bass late, giving a good view of the village -- loved the fresh air (I am from the bay area -- just south of San Francisco where the life is a bit busy)..place was clean and had a full kitchenette where we cooked our evening meals; dining on decked balcony...relaxing and having sip of wine. Mornings, we ate at the resort restaurant...breakfast served was great..looking out to Bass Late (bit dry this year..but, all good). And, during the day time, we hiked, water skied, and jet skied -- my kids loved it...
Place had everything we needed plus more
The last day, on the way back home, we went by the Yosemite

In all, we really enjoyed the place; the village, resort, the room we stayed in, the food, and all in between...

I will definitely go back...hopefully soon...

Room Tip: I would go for chalet...private + full kitchenette
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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mandy s, Manager at The Pines Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

Dear Guest,
We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful vacation with your family and that you spent it here at the beautiful Pines Resort! Thank you so much for the wonderful review and we hope that you and your family come back again soon!

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We stayed 2 nights in early August and our stay couldn't have been any better. We love the cabin style chalets which was great for our family of 4. Had great meals at their Ducey's restaurant. Friendly staff. Service was excellent from our check in process, to the restaurant, and check out. I would recommend this resort for families. We had a great time boating and jet skiing and it was very convenient since everything was at the resort. I can't wait until my next trip to Bass Lake!

Room Tip: Cabin style chalets are great for families since it has a separate living room area upstairs and wit...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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mandy s, Manager at The Pines Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that you and your family had a wonderful stay from start to finish! I will be passing this review on to all departments to let them know what a wonderful job they are doing! Please come back again soon for another fun getaway!

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Reviewed 8 August 2014

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at The Pines and loved our time in our chalet! The resort has multiple two-chalet cabins scattered in the trees, and we really felt like we were secluded in our own little cabin in the woods.

We had a king-size bed and full bath downstairs and a galley kitchen and sitting room upstairs; it was spacious (especially with the cathedral ceilings) and quite comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge, stove, microwave and all kitchenware/utensils, so we were able to cook our own meals at our leisure. The market next to the resort registration is well-stocked for any of your needs, but of course at resort prices. The savvy traveler arriving from the south would be better suited to stop in Oakhurst at either of the two supermarkets there and stock up on provisions.

The swimming pool sits just off the beach and is very nice; it’s large enough to permit lane swimming, and indeed has lanes marked off on the tile. The resort has its own private beach, but with such a nice pool I never really used the beach. We didn't have the occasion to eat at the restaurant but heard good things about it from folks in Oakhurst. Hotel guests do get a 10% discount.

Two difficulties that we encountered were the spotty internet access (understandable in the woods) and the thin walls between our chalet and the next. All the cabins are constructed in a duplex fashion, so you do have neighbors; if you want complete solitude, your choices would be to rent both sides of a duplex (not a bad option, if you’re traveling with a large group) or rent the MacAlpine cabin, which sits by itself at the top of the property.

A final consideration is the basic fitness level required while staying here. Because the resort sits on the hillside, you are constantly walking down- or up-hill, and it’s a pretty good grade. You’re already above 2,000 feet, so the altitude may get to you.

Taking those three things into consideration, we still immensely enjoyed our stay at The Pines. It really did feel like our getaway in the woods, and was a refreshing counterpoint to the crowds and congestion at Yosemite. We recommend it to any able-bodied travelers who are in search of a little woodland solitude.

Room Tip: the suites are near the pool and restaurants; the chalets are a little further away.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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mandy s, Manager at The Pines Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you for the wonderful review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay here and left feeling refreshed! Please visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

The pines resort has a beautiful location on bass lake in general. When my sister got married here it was during the winter and as they were doing the ceremony it began to snow. So beautiful! They had the reception in the cedar room and it still snowed though that. The staff was very friendly and helpful with all the needs of my sister, who is a bridezilla. She stayed in the honey room suite with a lake front and she did have her pictures taken there which came out amazing. We stayed in a 2 queen chalet and they were so cozy and comfy. It had a fireplace and updated TVs as well. The room had a full kitchen which came in handy the morning after the wedding. The restaurant did her rehearsal dinner and the food was to die for!!
I am completely jealous of my sister that she beat me to the alter but even more jealous that she had a dream wedding, other then being a bridezilla to all her family and her husband lol.
I highly recommend the pines resort for any type of vocation or event!

  • Stayed: January 2014
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mandy s, Manager at The Pines Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that your sisters wedding turned out beautiful and even more happy that we were able to help create such a wonderful experience for her! Our goal is always to give each and every guest an experience they will never forget!! Please visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Visited Pines after a tour in Yosemite as was fantastic!!! When we arrived our travel agency had cancelled our stay by mistake but we got rooms anyway and the staff as was very friendly. We have a fine evening with the family, and eated pizza at our balcon in the flat/house. If we compare to other hotels in the area this was very poor standard but the same price. But on the other hand it was nice to stay at something a bit "different" Tham the ordinarie hotels. You can buy pizza and food in the store at the resort - recommmended. The pizzas was great with a lot of cheese :-)

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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mandy s, Manager at The Pines Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you for the kind review, we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were able to experience our resort and the near by pizza parlor! We were very sorry to hear about the confusion with your travel agent, but we are also happy to hear that our staff was kind and able to assist you in getting a room. Please come visit us again soon!

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Address: 54432 Road 432, Bass Lake, CA 93604-9762
Region: United States > California > Bass Lake
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bass Lake
Price Range: £83 - £231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Pines Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 104
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pines Resort is the only lakeside resort in the Yosemite area. It is located 17 miles from Yosemite National Park in the Sierra National Forrest. The Pines Resort offers cabins with full kitchens and private patios w BBQ's. There are also hotel suites. There is a full marina on site with all sorts of water sport rentals. Also on site are 2 renowned Ducey's Restaurants as well as a full grocery market. In the Pines village you will find a bar with the most selection of craft beer in the mountain region as well as many other shops and restaurants. The Pines Resort is also the winner of the couples choice award from Wedding Wire and host over 50 weddings a year. Come and relax in the serenity of beautiful Bass Lake! ... more   less 
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