Enjoy year-round fun outside Yosemite with Bass Lake cabins

Bass Lake in California is set within the forested majesty of the Sierra National Park, and is a great place from which to explore Yosemite National Park. A 3.5-hour drive from San Francisco and just over 3 hours from Sacramento, Bass Lake is a popular spot for a weekend getaway, winter ski trip, or summer vacation, and has a great range of vacation home rentals to choose from. Bass Lake cabins cater to families, groups, or couples looking for a romantic retreat; they can vary from the rustic and budget-friendly to the ultimate in lakeside luxury.

Bass Lake is the gateway to Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is among the country’s most iconic national settings, and is easily one of the most popular destinations in California. Designated a world heritage site in the 1980s, Yosemite attracts visitors from all over the world with its sensational scenery, awe-inspiring ancient sequoias, and sheer granite cliffs like Half Dome and El Capitan. Less than 5 miles from Yosemite Falls, Bass Lake offers visitors a place to stay amid the natural beauty of the park, but with a wider range of vacation rentals to choose from, including some beautiful cabins. Yosemite and the area surrounding Bass Lake are particularly popular in the summer, when exploring the great outdoors is at its best and easiest. Come in the winter, however, and you’ll be blessed with great skiing opportunities, making Bass Lake cabins a fantastic idea all year round.

Summer at Bass Lake

There’s nothing you can’t do with a summer stay in a Bass Lake cabin. Surrounded by pines, blessed with warm waters, and with blue skies as far as the eye can see, a summer vacation in a Bass Lake cabin is as close to California dreamin' as you can get without going to sleep. The lake is known for its waterskiing, wakeboarding, and wave running, but Bass Lake also hides hidden coves and sheltered beaches, making it perfect for swimmers, sunbathers, and kayakers as well. There are loads of hiking trails in the surrounding Sierra Nevada National Forest, too, while the natural wonders of Yosemite National Park are just a short trip away.

Summertime cabins in Bass Lake

There’s a cabin for every season and occasion at Bass Lake, but summertime is when the lake really comes into its own. If you’re planning a summer vacation—or even just a quick warm-weather getaway—then Bass Lake cabins are the perfect answer. Many of the vacation home rentals in the area have numerous bedrooms and spacious common areas, making them particularly popular with families. These properties are also a great option for groups of friends looking to hang out by the lake, or for anyone planning a woodsy bachelor party retreat or a girls’ weekend away. Many of the cabins offer direct access to the lake and water views, while others are just a short walk from the shore.

Winter sports near Bass Lake

It’s not all about summer fun at Bass Lake—cabins here are also a great option for anyone looking for a winter getaway. The lake offers easy access to Yosemite’s ski areas, while skiing at Rock Creek Lake Resort and Montecito Sequoia Lodge are also close by. If you fancy something a little more low-key, then the trails in and around the Sierra Nevada mountains are ideal for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, while back in Yosemite National Park, thrillseekers can try their hand at snow tubing. And if you'd rather enjoy a winter wonderland from the comfort of a cozy cabin, the vacation home rentals at Bass Lake have everything you need to let it snow.

Winter cabins at Bass Lake

Bass Lake offers log cabins galore, all of which would be perfect for snuggling up on a cold winter’s day. Whether you’re returning home from a day of skiing, snowshoeing, or snow tubing or want to spend the whole day ignoring the great outdoors, then a wood-burning stove in a log-lined cabin is going to be more than welcome. Cabins in Bass Lake are usually well equipped for winter with fireplaces and kitchens, so you don’t even need to leave the cabin if you don’t want—just pack enough supplies for a snowed-in weekend. For an added perk, look for Bass Lake cabins with private hot tubs to take your winter retreat to the next level.