Wow, what's cool find! For anyone looking for rest, relaxation, clean air (with the faint whiff of pines!) and blue skies, check out the Shaver Lake Lodge. We made the easy drive up from Fresno to find a world away from the valley's heat and traffic and questionable air quality.
The lodge features a small hotel, bunkhouses and charming themed cabins that smack of " the old days" with all the features and amenities of a first class resort, inc. blue ray/flat screens (as in 2 in our room) microwave, refrigerator and free wi-fi. Our "cowboy cabin" was decorated with a plethora of very cool cowboy accoutrements, from old photos, to cow horns, spurs and more. The "Bear Den" is all about bears, of course.
The staff couldn't be friendlier or more helpful, suggesting where to eat, where to hike, tips on a a few movies to borrow (free) and setting us up for the included generously presented bigger-than-continental breakfast. They set up a bonfire for us in one of the pits that sit in the beautifully landscaped and decorated garden grounds, which also feature a dizzying choice of seats and swings.
The room was clean, charming, quiet and comfortable