This quaint cottage will entrance you with its charm, from the warm paneled walls to the wide deck and spacious patio. Private setting combines both forest and garden feel, with wild sweet peas running rampant from May through August, climbing on roses and native shrubbery. Covered gazebo on slate patio is ideal for dining al fresco, with a tete-a-tete set for morning coffee with peek-a-boo view of the lake. Plenty of space on the extra-large deck for sunbathing or relaxing under the canvas canopy, letting you select sun or shade.
Indoors you'll find a comfortable king-size bed in the pine-paneled bedroom, with wall-to-wall closet and windows providing cross-ventilation, with ceiling fan overhead. Living room is flanked by large stone fireplace on one wall and large picture windows on the opposite wall, with swivel rockers and sofa for relaxation while enjoying cable TV and VHS-DVD combo player. Full-size kitchen has dine-in table for quick breakfasts, as well as a separate dining table in the dining alcove, and compartmented bath includes shower-tub combination. Private setting is just a few minutes' walk to the lake itself and about two miles to nearby lake resorts. You'll have the many stores, restaurants and conveniences of Oakhurst within a 15-minute drive.
While Bass Lake itself is popular for swimming, fishing, water skiing, boating, jet skiing, and hiking, you'll find ever so much more to do while here! Sierra National Forest offers many recreational activities, wonderful mountain vistas, and beautiful scenery, including the Sierra Vista Scenic By-Way, which is a full day's journey by car through some of the most spectacular Sierra Nevada beauty. You can enjoy Mile High Vista and see the western side of Mammoth Mountain, picnic in a high Sierra meadow, be amazed at Globe Rock, and tour the Nelder Grove of Giant Sequoias in company with nature and perhaps a handful of other people.
Nearby Oakhurst serves as the market town for this entire mountain area and has many familiar names among its retail and restaurant offerings, as well as five-screen movie theatre, bowling alley, museums, art galleries, and live theatre. California Gold Rush history can also be explored in Oakhurst, Coarsegold, and Mariposa; ask your registrar for information on the many activities available in each of these towns.
Yosemite National Park is world-famous -- the one place which lived up to its brag, according to world-traveler and showman P.T. Barnum. Just a few miles from your Bass Lake cottage is the South Entrance to Yosemite National Park and the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees (more giant sequoias, this time with a tram tour through the grove), while a drive of a bit more than an hour will bring you to either spectacular Yosemite Valley or to Glacier Point. You can spend one or more days of your time at Bass Lake exploring the Park; just seeing the sights could easily require a week or more at your Bass Lake cottage. Somehow, though, guests like to extend their mornings at the cottage and often return early in the afternoon; this particular cottage is the ideal place to relax and retreat from the world -- and you'll feel free from all care.TripAdvisor property ID 3867705...Read more
Cozy Cottage for Two at Bass Lake! Bass Lake, California
Additional Location Information
Nestled among tall pines and incense cedars, with an abundance of wild sweet peas, roses, crepe myrtle, and other shrubbery, this cottage is just a few minutes' walk from a swimming beach at Bass Lake, within walking distance of picnic areas, and a short drive to two of the three resorts at Bass Lake. Increase the driving distance to six miles, and you're within driving distance of the third resort, the village of North Fork, and the town of Oakhurst. Within an hour's drive is the famed scenic beauty of Yosemite National Park, two groves of giant sequoias, gold-country towns of Coarsegold and Mariposa, and city shopping/services in Madera and in Fresno.
From Fresno and points south, take Hwy. 41 north to Oakhurst and then head east to Bass Lake; from more northerly locations, take Hwy. 5 south to east on Hwy. 152 then south on Hwy. 99 to Madera; head east on Hwy. 145 and then north on Hwy. 41 to Oakhurst and again east to Bass Lake. Map and driving directions will be included with your reservation confirmation.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
New to FlipKey?
FlipKey is a vacation rental marketplace with more than 300,000 homes and rooms around the world. Find the perfect place to stay for your trip, and get great value along with the space, privacy and amenities of home.
Find the vacation rental perfect for you. Learn how.