Visited 3 nights over Labor Day 2013. Basic cleanliness was sufficient - sheets, kitchen, bathroom, etc. were clean but the carpets were FILTHY. Bare feet and socks were black with dirt after walking about without shoes.
The resort lists the kitchen as "fully-equipped" but didn't have basics such as a scrub sponge or paper towels (although it did have a miniscule bottle of dish soap). If you think that you'll need something (9x13 pan for brownies?) I suggest you bring it with you. Our chalet had a microwave, toaster, coffee maker and basic plates, bowls, mugs and small glass tumblers (although not 6 of each despite this being how many the room accommodates), about 4 pans and a handful of utensils - corkscrew, one dull knife, pizza cutter, frying spatula, big plastic spoon. The two queen beds were very comfortable. A plumbing problem was fixed promptly. Surprised there weren't more plumbing issues as kitchen sink had no sink strainer (or waste disposal).
The pool area was clean. The hot tub was very busy .
Kids had a great time tubing one afternoon on the lake. The small beach next by the boat dock is sand - walk into the lake and you'll experience gooey mud!
The Pines Market next to registration had most things - which is good when you haven't got paper towels or anything to clean dishes with.
Free WiFi was problematic for the first two days, although it did seem to get worked out by day three.
Resort was quiet - no noise from surrounding guests. Amazing starry nights!
South entrance to Yosemite was about 30 minutes drive away. Had a great hike up to the Chilnualna Falls near Wawona. http://www.yosemitehikes.com/southern-yosemite/chilnualna-falls/chilnualna-falls.htm
Overall this was a good trip. Negatives were the dirty carpets and lacking kitchen supplies. Positives were location, location, location. I would go again - but next time I'll be more prepared...
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Pines Resort Bass Lake
- Pines Hotel Bass Lake
- Bass Lake Pine Resort