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Visit Yosemite | Madera County 2017 Visitors Guide

VISIT YOSEMITE MADERA COUNTY

Play Like A Local!


Yosemite Mtn Sugar Pine Railroad ALL ABOARD!

Authentic Steam Powered Locomotives “Moonlight Special” Train, Barbeque & Entertainment • • • • •

HWY 41 • Fish Camp • CA • 93623

(559) 683-7273 www.yosemitesteamtrains.com Founded By The

Family In 1965

Operating in the Sierra National Forest at Yosemite’s South Gate

Model-A Powered Railcars Museum Gift Shops Sandwich Shop Gold Panning


Mariposa Grove

After a much anticipated restoration

GIANT SEQUOIAS | COLBY J BROKVIST - SOUTHERN YOSEMITE MOUNTAIN GUIDES

Mariposa Grove is expected to open summer of 2017

Yosemite Conservancy

is the primary non-profit partner supporting this project.

GIANT SEQUOIA ROOTS | NANCY ROBBINS

RAISED BOARDWALKS WILL REPLACE PAVED ROADWAYS  PROTECTING THE ROOT SYSTEMS OF THE GIANT SEQUOIAS.

NPS ARCHITECT RENDERING

History Located at the southernmost point of Yosemite National Park, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is the largest of three ancient groves within Yosemite. The grove contains approximately 500 mature Giant Sequoia trees. Being among the rarest, oldest and largest living organisms in the world, Giant Sequoias are truly an iconic species. Early visitors were so inspired by the big trees that in 1864, in the midst of the Civil War, Congress passed landmark legislation to permanently preserve both the Mariposa Grove and Yosemite Valley. yosemitethisyear.com | ysvb@yosemitethisyear.com

Restoration The restoration of Mariposa Grove aims to preserve these majestic trees by balancing visitor needs with ecological protection. Park ecologists, wildlife managers and others are working together to mitigate future impact to the trees, restore the grove's ecosystem, protect wildlife and create an exceptional experience for park visitors. The project will restore Giant Sequoia and associated wetland habitat and restore natural hydrology.

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Visit Yosemite | Madera County THE OFFICIAL SOUTHERN YOSEMITE VISITORS BUREAU

VISITORS CENTER HOURS

VISIT US ONLINE!

Mid-May thru Mid-October: Monday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mid-October thru Mid-May: Monday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Closed on Sundays

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Website: yosemitethisyear.com

Guide Books & Maps • Free Coffee • Clean Restrooms 24-Hour Information & Reservation Board • Gift Shop

40343 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 Phone: (559)683-4636 • Fax: (559)683-5697 Email: ysvb@yosemitethisyear.com

Mileage & Drive Times

Average Temperatures

to Oakhurst

FROM

MILEAGE

Yosemite National Park

DRIVE TIME

Bakersfield............155 miles........2.5 hours Fresno.....................48 miles.....50 minutes Las Vegas..............438 miles...........7 hours Los Angeles..........275 miles........4.5 hours Merced....................67 miles......1.25 hours Sacramento...........170 miles...........3 hours San Diego.............380 miles...........6 hours San Francisco........213 miles...........4 hours

LOW HIGH

Jan 29° 48° Feb 31° 52° March 34° 58° April 38° 64° May 45° 71° June 51° 81°

LOW HIGH

Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec

56° 89° 51° 82° 42° 71° 33° 56° 28° 47°

July 57° 89°

Highway Conditions & Weather Reports Yosemite National Park nps.gov/yose • (209)372-0200

National Weather Service noaa.org

Highway 41 into Yosemite National Park rarely suffers impassability.

Caltrans (800)427-7623 • dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi • Highway 41

U.S. Forest Service U.S. Forest Service/Oakhurst (Seasonal) fs.fed.us • (559)658-7588

NOTE REGARDING

GPS

Sierra National Forest Bass Lake Ranger Headquarters • (559)877-2218

GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM

Electronics are wonderful—but are not always reliable in rural and mountain areas. For your safety, don’t depend on GPS/Nav Satellite devices to get you to your destination.

SATELLITE VISITORS INFORMATION CENTER

Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County

maderamammoths.org • 559-665-7107 19450 Avenue 21 1/2, Chowchilla, CA 93610 [Exit 164 off Highway 99]

COVER PHOTO

Mariposa Grove Photographer: Nancy Robbins

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NANCY ROBBINS | CECE CANTON

The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is only four miles from my home, so I consider it in my backyard. For my photographs, there are certain things I look for and I will repeatedly visit places to get to know them. No matter the season, there’s always something happening and changing in the Mariposa Grove, which is true of the entire Yosemite National Park. I kept returning to this particular location in the upper grove to capture the late afternoon sun highlighting the fir tree in the foreground. I found it happened only two days in the summer. yosemitethisyear.com | ysvb@yosemitethisyear.com


YOSEMITE | Nancy Robbins

TABLE OF CONTENTS INFORMATION About Us • About the Cover��������������� 2 General Information����������������������������� 2 • Weather • Driving • USFS • GPS • Visitors Centers

Dump Stations�������������������������������������� 6 Camping���������������������������������������������6-7 • Campfire Permits • Pack It In, Pack it Out • Public Showers • Wilderness Permits

Calendar of Events������������������������16-17 Tours & Transportation����������������������� 19 Dining�������������������������������������������������� 37 Golfing������������������������������������������������� 39

A Message from our

CEO

ARTICLES Mariposa Grove������������������������ 1 Pet Friendly & Bear Aware����� 27 Majestic Mountain Loop�������� 42 Yosemite in a Day������������������4-5 Visit in Winter�������������������������� 28 Photo Credits�������������������������� 43 Bass Lake Water Fun���������������� 9 Wine, Craft Brews Bass Lake Family Fun������������� 11 & Agriculture��������������������������� 29 MAPS Bass Lake��������������������������������� 13 Sierra Vista Scenic Byway���14-15 Madera County Regions����32-33 California����������������������������������� 2 • Ahwahnee • Bass Lake Go Green��������������������������������� 18 Sierra Vista Scenic Byway������� 14 • Chowchilla • Coarsegold Shuttles & Tours���������������������� 18 • Fish Camp • Madera • Madera Madera County & Thrifting & Gifting������������������� 19 Ranchos • North Fork • Oakhurst Southern Yosemite������������24-25 Arts & Entertainment�������������� 21 • O’Neals • Raymond • Wawona Yosemite Valley����������������������� 25 Family Time������������������������22-23 Hiking & Glamping����������������� 35 Yosemite Valley Shuttle������������ 5

We invite you to "Play Like A Local" and discover all the wonderful adventures that Madera County and Yosemite have to offer. It is so special for me to share with you a place where I live, play, and work.

STAY WITH US Campgrounds • Bass Lake����������������7 & 13 • Sierra National Forest���� 7 • Yosemite National Park�� 6 Lodging���������������������� 44-47 • Hotels • Inns & B&B's • Motels • Resorts • Vacation Homes & Cabins RV Parks & Rentals������������ 7

Drop by our office, we're here to help!

We have lots of hidden gems, and we want to unveil all of them for you. Stop by our Visitor Center in Oakhurst and let our highly knowledgeable visitor volunteers help you make the most of your adventure. We look forward to greeting you or welcoming you back!

VYMC, CEO

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VYMC STAFF

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Yosemite in a Day

YOSEMITE MUSEUM | VYMC STAFF

We highly recommend spending more time in the park, but …

if you are limited to only one day,

Here Is Our List Of Must-See Highlights Mariposa Grove Located near Wawona, Mariposa Grove is home to several hundred mature Giant Sequoias and is the largest grove in Yosemite.

Glacier Point (open seasonally) Make your way up to Glacier Point via Glacier Point Road. At a whopping 3,000 feet above the valley floor, this grand vista offers a bird's-eye view of Yosemite Valley, massive granite peaks and waterfalls.

Tunnel View View of Bridalveil Fall, Half Dome, Clouds Rest and El Capitan.

Bridalveil Fall From Tunnel View, head towards Yosemite Valley, and you will see a sign for Bridalveil Fall on your right. Enjoy an easy ¼ mile walk to the base of the waterfall (Be prepared to get a little wet in the springtime).

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LOCAL TIP: Start at the Visitors Center at 40343 Highway 41 in Oakhurst and head north on Highway 41 to Yosemite’s southern entrance.

Yosemite Chapel The Yosemite Chapel is the oldest building still in use in Yosemite Valley. Dating back to 1879, the chapel offers both a history lesson and a spectacular view of Yosemite Falls from its steps. It's also a fantastic location to capture fall photos.

Sentinel Bridge Continue on the road and follow the signs to turn left over Sentinel Bridge. You can park at Shuttle Stop 11. Walk back to the middle of the bridge for the perfect selfie spot featuring a view of Half Dome over the Merced River.

Yosemite Valley (Valley Loop Trail & Yosemite Falls)

Follow the signs for the Day Use parking area. If it is time for lunch, step into the deli for a tasty sandwich. We suggest taking it to-go and making the short walk to Lower Yosemite Falls. There, you can enjoy your lunch while you gaze at the magnificent

2,425 foot waterfall. From the lower fall, head out on the Valley Loop Trail and meander your way through the valley enjoying views of Half Dome, El Capitan and Yosemite Falls from different angles. In addition, enjoy lush meadows, wildflowers and a possible deer or coyote sighting. Looking for an easy way to get around the Valley, hop on the free Yosemite Valley Shuttle. (See Map)

Half Dome Village Work your way back to Half Dome Village to enjoy a tasty fresh-baked pizza on the Pizza Deck. If you’re in the mood for something a bit fancier, hop back on the Yosemite Valley Shuttle and head over to the The Majestic Yosemite Hotel for dinner. If you have a little extra time, stop in at the Ansel Adams Gallery, Indian Museum and the Valley Visitor Center before you depart.

$

30

Park Entry Fee Per Auto - 7 Day Pass

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#Yosemite TUNNEL VIEW | DARVIN ATKESON - YOSEMITE LANDSCAPES

Yosemite Valley Shuttle Map Map courtesy of Yosemite Hospitality.


LOCAL TIP: Save a bear. Don't forget to use a bear cannister.

Camping HIGH SIERRA CAMPING | VYMC STAFF

Wilderness Permits

Campfire Permits

These are required for overnight stays in wilderness areas: Ansel Adams Wilderness, Bass Lake Ranger District and Sierra National Forest. Contact the agencies listed below.

Permits are required outside designated campgrounds in all areas of the National Forest. Free permits may be obtained from the Forest Service or the California Department of Forestry/Cal Fire.

North Fork/Bass Lake�������������������������(559)877-2218 Oakhurst (April to November)�������������(559)658-7588 Yosemite Backcountry/Wilderness����(209)372-0740

Yosemite Campgrounds

Dump Stations

There are no RV hookups in any Yosemite campground. Prices are approximate and subject to change without notice. CAMPGROUNDS

RV

TENT

GROUP

UNITS

FEES*

RESERVE

SEASONAL

LOCATION

BRIDALVEIL CREEK

110

$18

Seasonal

Glacier Pt Rd

7000

35

$6/person

All year

Yos Valley

4000

Seasonal

Crane Flat

6000

All year

Crane Flat

6000

Seasonal

Yos Valley

4000

Seasonal

Yos Valley

4000

Seasonal

Tioga Road

8100

Seasonal

Crane Flat

6000

Seasonal

Tioga Road

8600

All year

Yos Valley

4000

All year

Wawona

4000

Seasonal

Tioga Road

8000

Seasonal

Tioga Road

7700

CRANE FLAT

166

$26

HODGDON MEADOWS

105

$26

LOWER PINES

60

$26

NORTH PINES

81

$26

PORCUPINE FLAT

52

$12

52

$12

✘ ✘ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘

CAMP 4

TAMARACK FLAT TUOLUMNE MEADOWS

304

$26

Half

UPPER PINES

238

$26

WAWONA

238

$26

WHITE WOLF

74

$18

75

$12

✔ ✔ ✘ ✘

YOSEMITE CREEK

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ELEV.

BASS LAKE

Forks Campground Open year round, $10 fee, pay by credit/debit. (559)642-3737 COARSEGOLD

Yosemite RV Resort Free for registered guests or $10 for dump station only, open year round. (559)683-7855 OAKHURST

High Sierra RV & Mobile Home Park Free for registered guests or $10 for dump station only, open year round. (559)683-7662

Pack It In Pack It Out Many campgrounds do not have garbage pickup, so please pack out all trash.

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Sierra National Forest Campgrounds 

Reserve at recreation.gov • 1-877-444-6777

There are no RV hookups in any Sierra National Forest or Bass Lake campground. Prices are approximate and subject to change without notice. Other Madera County lakes, recreation areas and campgrounds in the Sierra Nevada foothills: Eastman Lake, Hensley Lake & San Joaquin River Gorge. CAMPGROUNDS

RV

TENT

BIG SANDY

BOWLER

GROUP

CHILKOOT

SPECIAL

Horses

CHINA BAR

Hike in/Boat In

UNITS

FEES*

18

$26

12

$0

14

$26

6

$0

7

$0

CLOVER MEADOW

FISH CREEK

7

$26

FRESNO DOME

15

$26

GAGGS CAMP

12

$26

GRANITE CREEK

14

$26

GREYS MOUNTAIN

26

$26

KELTY MEADOW

11

$26

LITTLE JACKASS

5

$0

LOWER CHIQUITO

7

$26

MAMMOTH POOL

47

$26

NELDER GROVE

7

$0

8

$26

PLACER

Horse Corral

Horse Camp

WATER

✘ ✘ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✔ ✘ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘

ROCK CREEK

18

$26

SODA SPRINGS

18

$26

SOQUEL

11

$26

SUMMERDALE

30

$28

SWEETWATER

7

$26

TEXAS FLAT

4

$88-133

UPPER CHIQUITO

20

$0

WHISKERS

8

$26

WHISKY FALLS

14

$0

Horses

RESERVE

SEASONAL

LOCATION

ELEV.

Seasonal

Jackson Rd

5800

Seasonal

FS81

7000

Seasonal

FS7

4600

Seasonal

Mammoth Pool

3300

Seasonal

FS81

7000

Seasonal

FS81

4600

Seasonal

Rd 632

6400

Seasonal

Sand Creek

5700

Seasonal

Clover Meadow

7000

Seasonal

Rd 632

5400

Seasonal

Rd 632

5800

Seasonal

off FS81

4800

Seasonal

Grizzly Rd

4900

Seasonal

FS81

3600

Seasonal

Rd 632

5500

Seasonal

FS81

4100

Seasonal

FS81

4300

Seasonal

FS81

4300

Seasonal

Rd 632

5400

Seasonal

Hwy 41 Fish Cp

5000

Seasonal

FS81

3800

Seasonal

Rd 632

5400

Seasonal

FS7

6800

Seasonal

FS81

5300

Seasonal

off Rd 233

5800

RV Parks & Rentals Bass Lake Recreational Resort with Cabins (559)642-3145 • Bass Lake basslake-rvresort.com

Sierra Meadows RV Park (559)642-1343 • Ahwahnee sierrameadows.com

High Sierra RV and Mobile Home Park (559)683-7662 • Oakhurst • highsierrarv.com

Sierra Recreation (CLM) (559)642-3212 • Bass Lake • recreation.gov

The Lakes RV & Golf Resort (866)665-6980 • Chowchilla • thelakesrv.com

Yosemite Pines RV Resort & Family Lodging (209)962-7690 • Groveland yosemitepinesrv.com

Oakhurst Elks Lodge (559)683-2717 • Oakhurst • oakhurstelks.com

Bass Lake Campgrounds CAMPGROUNDS

RV

YOSEMITE RV RESORT

Public Showers There are no showers at the campgrounds. For a fee, public showers are available at:

Yosemite RV Resort AD ON PAGE 26 (866)862-4059 • Coarsegold rvcoutdoors.com/yosemite-rv-resort SEE MAP ON PAGE 13

TENT

GROUP

UNITS

FEES*

WATER

RESERVE

3

$31

113

$33-133

7

$150-250

63

$33

$33

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

FORKS

LUPINE/CEDAR BLUFF

SPRING COVE

WISHON POINT

47

RECREATION POINT

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SEASONAL

ELEV.

Seasonal

3500

All year

3500

All year

3500

Seasonal

3500

Seasonal

3500

∫∫ High Sierra RV Park in Oakhurst (559)683-7662 ∫∫ Jones Store (seasonal) at Beasore Meadows ∫∫ Miller’s Landing Resort (seasonal) at Bass Lake (559)642-3633

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Miller's Landing Resort South Shore H Bass Lake

BEST SELECTION OF BOAT RENTALS ON BASS LAKE FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED FOR OVER 35 YEARS www.millerslanding.com (559)642-3633 ~ 37976 Road 222 Wishon (Bass Lake) MILLER’S LANDING RESORT INC., OPERATED UNDER A U.S. FOREST SERVICE SPECIAL USE PERMIT IN THE SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST


Bass Lake Water Fun

Bass Lake’s warm sapphire waters and surrounding alpine mountain landscape is home to a diverse selection of activities. On the water enjoy everything from fishing, skiing, paddle boarding, wakeboarding to kayaking, swimming and more. Off the water explore hiking and mountain bike trails, bicycle around the lake, or enjoy a little shopping and dine at one of our fantastic lakeside restaurants. Bass Lake's central location makes it the perfect landing place to enjoy a few day trips to nearby attractions, such as Yosemite National Park, the historic Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad and Madera Wine Trail. People looking to commune with nature, anglers, boaters, outdoor adventure seekers and more find just what they need. No boat? No problem, as Bass Lake Water Sports, Miller’s Landing Resort and The Forks Resort all rent various watercraft.

#Bass Lake BASS LAKE FIREWORKS | DARVIN ATKESON - YOSEMITE LANDSCAPES

PADDLE BOARDING AT BASS LAKE | VYMC STAFF

LOCAL TIP: Rent a boat, order dinner to-go and enjoy it while floating on the water and listening to the sounds of live music at Jazz on the Lake.

JAZZ ON THE LAKE AT THE PINES RESORT | VYMC STAFF yosemitethisyear.com | ysvb@yosemitethisyear.com

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FOR YEAR-ROUND FUN! — Furnished Private Home Rentals — • CALL OR CLICK FOR YOUR FREE VACATION RENTAL DIRECTORY! •

Property Management & Real Estate Sales

RENTALS 559-642-3600

SALES

559-642-3610

FAX

559-642-2771

WEBSITE www.basslakerealty.com E-MAIL rentals@basslakerealty.com PINES VILLAGE • P.O. BOX 349, BASS LAKE, CA 93604 • CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED • 24-HOUR CHECK-IN

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JAZZ ON THE LAKE - THE PINES RESORT | VYMC STAFF

Family Fun Vacation Cabins at Bass Lake

BASS LAKE | VYMC STAFF

Experience Bass Lake like a local. Rent a lakeside cabin for your family and friends and enjoy life on the lake. Make yourself at home, cook dinner in, or jump in a boat and cruise over to one of Bass Lake’s great lakeside restaurants. During the day explore the many hiking and biking trails around the lake, or try a new water sport like tubing, wake boarding, water skiing and more!

Play Like a Local! THE TULIP HOUSE VACATION HOME | BOB BLANDY

BASS LAKE | VYMC STAFF yosemitethisyear.com | ysvb@yosemitethisyear.com

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EXPERIENCE BASS LAKE Lakeside Dining and Lodging near Yosemite

The Pines Resort is a secluded mountain retreat located 17 miles south of Yosemite National Parks south gate in the Sierra National Forest on beautiful Bass Lake. This serene destination is perfect for hosting weddings, romantic getaways, family trips, reunions, and as jump off point for your Yosemite adventure. Ducey’s lakeside dining options provide great food in a one-of-a-kind setting.

• 84 Two-Story Chalets • 20 Luxury Suites • 7 Meeting/Event Spaces • 2 Restaurants, Pines Bar • Market + Gas Station • Outdoor Pool & Hot Tub • Boat Rental On-site • Pines Spa • Pines Village Shops

The Pines Resort & Conference Center Ducey’s on the Lake Restaurant 559-642-3121 54432 Road 432 Bass Lake, CA 93604 www.basslake.com


Boat it! Hike it! Bike it!

#BassLake BASS LAKE | VYMC STAFF

Bass Lake Sierra National Forest

Visit Yosemite Madera County (Visitors Bureau)

The Pines Resort

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Visit Yosemite Madera County (Visitors Bureau)

See detailed map on page 13

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Sierra Vista Scenic Byway

LOCAL TIP: Hike around the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway in summer and enjoy meadows bursting with wildflowers. Try August for Shooting Star blooms.

YOSEMITE

Bicycle & Sport

SIERRA VISTA SCENIC BYWAY | ANNIE STARKEY

Sierra Vista Scenic Byway

NELDER GROVE | PAT ALTHIZER

The Sierra Vista Scenic Byway is a nearly 100-mile journey through the Sierra National Forest with breathtaking panoramas, unique rock formations and even a charming general store (Jones Store), with mouthwatering hamburgers and amazing pie. Starting at a little over 3,300 feet above sea level, the Byway makes its way past historic cabins, stands of Giant Sequoias, and iconic landmarks as it climbs to over 7,300 feet.

MOUNTAIN BIKE SPECIALIST

• Parts • Service • Rentals • Accessories (2 4 5 3)

(559)

641-BIKE

40680 HWY. 41, OAKHURST CA 93644 www.yosemitebicycle.com

CLOVER MEADOW | VYMC STAFF

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Calendar of Events  SEE PHOTO ON PAGE

Find additional events, dates & information online at: yosemitethisyear.com/whats-happening 10th Annual Woodcarvers Rendezvous (559)658-2405 • Oakhurst oakhurstwoodcarversrendezvous.com Earth Day Oakhurst (559)683-7977 • Oakhurst Feed oakhurstfeed.com Earth Day Yosemite Yosemite National Park • nps.gov/yose

FEBRUARY

Wine & Chocolate Weekend (800)613-0709 • Madera Wine Trail maderawinetrail.com MARCH

Annual Chowchilla Stampede & Cattle Drive (559)665-5603 • Chowchilla chowchillachamber.org APRIL

Oakhurst Ragtime Festival (559)683-7860 • Oakhurst facebook.com/oakhurstragtimefestival

32nd Annual Raymond Parade and Family Fun Day (559)689-3341 • Raymond southyosemitemuseums.org  Dragonfly Festival (559)665-7107 • Fossil Discovery Center, Chowchilla • maderamammoths.org Spring Wine Trail Adventure (800)613-0709 • Madera Wine Trail maderawinetrail.com MAY

 37th Annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby (559)642-3676 • Bass Lake basslakechamber.com 65th Annual Coarsegold Rodeo (559)683-1952 • Coarsegold thecoarsegoldrodeo.com Yosemite Half Marathon (559)683-4636 • Bass Lake yosemitehalfmarathon.com Chowchilla-Madera County Fair (559)665-3728 • Chowchilla chowchillafair.org 27th Annual Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show (559)733-8379 • Bass Lake acbs-tahoe.org

TARANTULA FESTIVAL | VYMC STAFF

Weekly or Seasonal Events Bass Lake Farmers Market (559)642-8163 • Bass Lake goodoldaze.com/market.htm mid-May thru mid-October - Every Wednesday

Jazz on the Lake (559)642-3121 • Bass Lake • basslake.com May-September - Selected Fridays

 Golden Chain Theater

Live Theatre (559)683-7112 • Oakhurst goldenchaintheatre.org • All Year Madera Flea Market (559)213-4554 • Madera Fairgrounds maderafleamarket.com All Year - Every Wednesday & Sunday

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Memorial Day Weekend Peddler’s Fair (559)683-3900 • Coarsegold coarsegoldhistoricvillage.com

INDIAN FAIR DAYS & POW WOW | ANNIE STARKEY

JUNE

Music in the Meadow (559)642-4448 • Coarsegold coarsegoldhistoricalsociety.com Joaquin Murrieta Ride (559)363-2534 • Madera Bass Lake Classic Triathlon (559)683-4636 • Bass Lake basslaketri.com South Shore Car & Boat Show (559)642-3633 • Bass Lake millerslanding.com Hummingbird Festival and Car Show (559)797-1239 • Coarsegold coarsegoldchamberofcommerce.com Shadow of the Giants 50K & 20K Fun Run (559)683-7420 • Fish Camp bigbaztrailraces.com Sounds of Solstice (559)426-5591 • Oakhurst soundsofsolstice.com

Concerts in the Park (559)661-7005 • Madera • maderaarts.org June thru September

Moonlight Special Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad (559)683-7273 • Fish Camp yosemitesteamtrains.com May thru October - Every Saturday June thru August - Every Wednesday & Saturday

Sizzlin’ Summer Nights Music in the Park concerts (559)665-5603 • Chowchilla chowchillachamber.org

June & July - Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Starry Summer Nights Movies in the Park

(559)665-5603 • Chowchilla chowchillachamber.org

June & July - Fridays, starting at dusk MADERA POMEGRANATE FESTIVAL | STEVE MONTALTO yosemitethisyear.com | ysvb@yosemitethisyear.com


Golden Chain Theatre

is celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary this season! FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - GOLDEN CHAIN THEATRE | STEVE MONTALTO

JULY

4th of July Celebrations (559)683-4636 • yosemitethisyear.com Bass Lake • Chowchilla • Madera 58th Annual Logger’s Jamboree (559)877-2410 • North Fork north-fork-chamber.com AUGUST

 46th Annual Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow (559)877-2115 • North Fork sierramonomuseum.org SEPTEMBER

Labor Day Weekend Peddlers’ Fair (559)683-3900 • Coarsegold coarsegoldhistoricvillage.com My Tri Kids’ Triathlon (559)642-3633 • Bass Lake mytribasslake.com Madera District Fair (559)674-8511 • Madera Fairgrounds maderafair.com Pro Rodeo (559)706-5581 • Coarsegold thecoarsegoldrodeo.com 15th Annual Kiwanis Run for the Gold Car Show (559)683-4452 • Oakhurst oakhurstkiwanis.org

DRAGONFLY FESTIVAL | ANNIE STARKEY yosemitethisyear.com | ysvb@yosemitethisyear.com

21st Annual Mountain Heritage Days & Parade (559)683-6570 • Oakhurst fresnoflatsmuseum.org 18th Annual Chowchilla Chamber Classic Car Show (559)665-5603 • Chowchilla chowchillachamber.org Bass Lake Home Tour (559)642-3600 • Bass Lake basslakehometour.com Smokey Bear Run/Walk 1K and 2 Mile Fun Run (559)683-1770 • Bass Lake smokeybearrun.com Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts (559)661-7005 • Madera maderaarts.org OCTOBER

Sierra Art Trails Open Studio Tour (559)658-8844 • Mountain Area sierraarttrails.org Oakhurst Fall Festival (559)683-7766 • Oakhurst oakhurstchamber.com

 20th Annual Coarsegold Tarantula Festival (559)683-3900 • Coarsegold coarsegoldhistoricvillage.com NOVEMBER

 7th Annual Madera Pomegranate Festival (559)673-3563 • Madera pomegranatefestival.com Holiday Spirit Wine Trail Weekend (800)613-0709 • Madera Wine Trail maderawinetrail.com Annual Bass Lake Tree Lighting Ceremony & Electric Parade (559)642-3121 • Bass Lake basslake.com DECEMBER

Christmas at Fresno Flats (559)683-6570 • Oakhurst fresnoflatsmuseum.org Downtown Madera Tractor Parade of Lights (559)673-3563 • Madera maderachamber.com

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North Fork Resort & Casino

Coming Soon: Madera County’s Biggest and Best Entertainment & Hospitality Venue

Local Benefits: ❖ Jobs ❖ Public Funding ❖ Community Grants ❖ Tourism/Hospitality Options ❖ Business/Vendor Opportunities

World-Class Amenities*: ❖ Las Vegas-Style Gaming ❖ Fine Dining and Food Court ❖ Hotel and Spa ❖ Retail Shops ❖ Convention/Celebration Space

Thank You Madera County for your Continued Support! More info: www.NorthForkRancheria.com

© 2016 North Fork Rancheria *(some services to be phased in over time)

Ride to Yosemite Convenient • Comfortable • Economical PUBLIC TRANSIT TO YOSEMITE

YOSEMITE VALLEY SHUTTLE | VYMC STAFF

Go Green

Explore Car Free

What if you could see the sights without having to drive?

Watch the

Green, Friendly Car-Free

scenery, not the road! Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System www.yarts.com; or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rideyarts TICKET S NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE For more information, contact 8 77-989-2787

Arrive by plane, train or bus to Fresno International Airport, then check out new ways to explore car-free. Leaving the car behind means saving on gas and no hassle finding parking, not to mention easing congestion and reducing emissions. This goes a long way toward keeping this region pristine and green for the next 100 years.

Shuttles & Tours

Once in the park enjoy free shuttles around the valley. Book a tour. Make your visit to Yosemite National Park both relaxing and unforgettable with a guided tour. Guides plan the day, pick you up, drop you off, feed you and transport you through the phenomenal grandeur of this national treasure. Or, jump on a Yosemite Area Regional Transporations System (YARTS) bus. Once in the valley take advantage of the free Yosemite Valley shuttle (map on page 5), or try the Yosemite Valley Tram Tour.

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Tours Airborrne Aviation Services Mariposa/Yosemite Airport (559)298-8528 • Mariposa yosemiteaviation.com AD ON PAGE 19 Crossroads Tours (559)658-8687 • Oakhurst yosemite1.com

GOOD OL' THINGS | VYMC STAFF

Thrifting & Gifting

Discover Yosemite (800)585-0565 • Oakhurst discoveryosemite.com AD ON PAGE 34 Lasting Adventures, Inc. (800)513-8651 • Groveland lastingadventures.org Photo Safari/Yosemite Mountain Shuttle (559)760-6124 • Oakhurst photosafariyosemite.com Sierra Jeep Tours (559)479-5915 • Fish Camp sierrajeeptours.com

Madera County's local thrift and gift shops feature exciting options. Explore an array of gift shops each with its own unique personality. Discover locally hand-crafted items you will find nowhere else. Thrift stores are a great way to find an inexpensive gift or souvenir, not to mention fun! Browse through shelves loaded with treasures at one of many local thrift stores. There's nothing better than a great find - from a cool jacket or a wonderful book or vintage vase to a throwback record. You'll have fun browsing through trinkets you have never seen before.

Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides (559)642-2817 • Oakhurst • symg.com YExplore Yosemite Adventures (209)532-7014 • Yosemite yexplore.com Yosemite Family Adventures (209)962-1177 • Yosemite yfaguides.com

Check out the thrift-shopping road trip itinerary at yosemitethisyear.com/itineraries

Yosemite Fly Fishing Guides (209)985-1799 • flyfishyosemite.com

Transportation Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) (559)621-4500 • Fresno flyfresno.com AD ON PAGE 41 Hertz Rent-a-Car (559)692-2277 • Oakhurst • hertz.com Rose's Starlight Taxi (559)641-6641 • Coarsegold Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System Public Transit (YARTS) yarts.com AD ON PAGE 18 OAKHURST GIFTWORKS | VYMC STAFF

SEE THE SCENIC SIERRAS AND YOSEMITE FROM ABOVE! • An experience of

Live Your Dream

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Mariposa/Yosemite Airport 5020 Macready Way Mariposa, CA 95338

209-966-2143

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• •

a lifetime over the scenic Sierra Nevada Mountains and Historic Yosemite. Majestic Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls, Rivers and Lakes. View the “Zombie” forest devastated by drought and the western pine beetle.

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Celebrating 25 Years in Business


Arts & Entertainment

JON BOCK - SIERRA ART TRAILS | VYMC STAFF

SIERRA ART TRAILS ARTIST | STEVE MONTALTO

Sierra Art Trails / Art Galleries Follow Sierra Art Trails and embark on an artistic journey through the High Sierra. For three days each fall, artists open their studios, homes and galleries for visitors to enjoy. You will encounter a fantastic display of art media including painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, woodcarving, ceramics, glass and more.

Golden Chain Theatre Founded in 1967, Oakhurst’s Golden Chain Theatre will be celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary this season. Known for its colorful melodramas (boo the villain, cheer for the hero), the GCT also offers a variety of shows including such classics as The Miracle Worker, Harvey, The Odd Couple, Godspell, Fiddler on the Roof and The Music Man. Seven wonderful shows are slated for the 2017 season including Little Women, Arsenic & Old Lace and Dial M for Murder. SIERRA ART TRAILS ARTIST | MARTIN SHAPIRO

Jazz on the Lake Join locals and tourists alike for a long-standing tradition, Jazz on the Lake. Pull up the boat or party on the gazebo deck at The Pines Resort as you dance with friends to live music on beautiful Bass Lake. In addition to Jazz on the Lake, you will also find live music in the park, concerts in Chowchilla, Sierra Meadows, South Gate Brewing Company, Idle Hour Winery and more. Visit our events page online for a full list of events. 'BLITHE SPIRIT' - GOLDEN CHAIN THEATRE | STEVE MONTALTO

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Family Time

HALF DOME IN WINTER | KIM LAWSON - LAWSON STUDIOS

A mecca for family fun, Yosemite and Madera County offer an array of activities for families with kids of all ages. Enjoy a few of our favorites highlighted here. Fossil Discovery Center Home to one of the largest middle-Pleistocene fossil excavations in North America, the Fossil Discovery Center allows guests to get face-to-face with ancient and wild creatures of earth's past. As you enter, you’ll be greeted by a life-sized skeleton of a Colombian Mammoth. Larger than the more well-known Woolly Mammoth, these beasts could stand as high as 14 feet tall.

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Play Like a Local YOSEMITE MOUNTAIN SUGAR PINE RAILROAD | VYMC STAFF

Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad Hop aboard a historic steam train and take a ride into the past through the pines of the High Sierra to Lewis Creek. From 1899 to 1931 the Madera Sugar Pine Lumber Company operated miles of narrow-gauge railroad track, during which over one billion board feet of lumber were harvested from the surrounding forests. While there, see the very tools used by loggers more than 100 years ago, pan for gold and explore historic treasures of the railroad's past.

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF THE SIERRA | ANNIE STARKEY

Children's Museum of the Sierra Explore the ocean, study medicine, dig for artifacts, perform on stage, study wildlife and drive a fire truck, create shadows in space or inspirations on paper. Children are invited to imagine, explore and create their dreams at the Children’s Museum of the Sierra. yosemitethisyear.com | ysvb@yosemitethisyear.com

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Madera County & Southern Yosemite

WHITE WOLF PORCUPINE FLAT YOSEMITE CREEK

TAMARACK FLAT

HODGOON MEADOW

CRANE FLAT Some sections closed in winter

BRIDALVEIL CREEK

WAWONA

Re-Opening Summer 2017

Visit Yosemite Madera County (Visitors Bureau)

TUOLUMNE MEADOWS


Robertson Blvd.

Road 21½ Fossil Discovery Center

Valley Children’s Hospital

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STAY, EAT & PLAY! ON HWY 41 – MINUTES FROM YOSEMITE’S SOUTH ENTRANCE • 1,700 electrifying slot machines • 36 of your favorite table games • Award-winning dining options • Serenity Springs Spa - a full service Spa and Salon • Luxurious rooms and suites • Exciting live entertainment

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Pet Friendly

Traveling with your pet? The Sierra National Forest is very

No Problem!

dog-friendly. You can explore mile after mile of forest trails with your dog on a leash.

In Yosemite, enjoy hiking along the Wawona Meadow Loop or parts of the valley floor. Dogs are not permitted off pavement or on other trails. For more details on pets in Yosemite visit: nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/pets.htm We have wonderful pet-friendly lodging and attractions. For more info visit our Pet-Friendly section online.

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BASS LAKE IN FALL | VYMC STAFF

BUXTON AT TUNNEL VIEW | VYMC STAFF

Keep wildlife wild and save a bear. All the critters of Yosemite are wild and beautiful. Please help us keep them that way. Yosemite National Park is home to hundreds of American black bears. These bears are incredibly curious and have an amazing sense of smell as well as voracious appetites. Did you know that storing your food properly may save a bear's life? Learn about food storage regulations online.

nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/bears.htm

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DEWEY POINT | KIM LAWSON - LAWSON STUDIOS

Visit in Winter Winter Wonderland Experience Yosemite and Madera County in what some call the most magical of seasons, winter. This season offers breathtaking beauty, loads of fun and few crowds. Enjoy snow in the high country with tubing, snowboarding, sledding, and ice skating. Relax at beautiful snow-covered Bass Lake while you snuggle up with a steamy beverage next to a crackling fire in your own lakeside suite or chalet at The Pines Resort, Miller's Landing or one of the many vacation home rentals. EL CAPITAN IN WINTER | VYMC STAFF

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Wine, Craft Brews & Agriculture

SOUTH GATE BREWING COMPANY | VYMC STAFF

Did you know…

Madera County is home to one of the oldest wine growing regions in America? Taste generations of perfection as you make your way along the Madera Wine Trail. Enjoy the benefits of a region rich in history, knowledgeable hosts and tasting rooms still small enough that you can visit with the winemakers themselves.

You'll find many are pet-friendly too!

WINEMAKERS | QUADY WINERY

Are you a craft beer aficionado? Then you must make a stop at South Gate Brewing Company to sample some of their delicious beers, which are hand-crafted in small batches on-site. You’ll enjoy a laid-back mountain atmosphere and receive nothing but the best from the tap and the kitchen.

FÄSI ESTATE WINERY | ANNIE STARKEY

Stay tuned for a new distillery coming soon to Madera County!

Oakhurst Spirits Distillery - Tasting Room - Art Gallery

Opening Spring 2017 40300 Greenwood Way Oakhurst, CA 93644

559-641-5400 www.oakhurstspirits.com Check website for updates or call for appointment PHOTO: BOB BLANDY YOSEMITE WINE TAILS | VYMC STAFF yosemitethisyear.com | ysvb@yosemitethisyear.com

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Discover Madera’s Wine Heritage Madera Wine Trail Events

Sample current & newly released vintages while indulging in delicious food, local art and live music. Wine lovers may purchase tickets online at MaderaWineTrail.com. Tickets are not available at the wineries. FEBRUARY 2017

MAY 2017

2017 Wine & Chocolate Weekend

2017 Spring Wine Trail Adventure

Saturday, Feb. 11 – Sunday, Feb. 12

Saturday, May 13 – Sunday, May 14

10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 2017

NOVEMBER 2017

2017 California Wine Month Celebration

2017 Holiday Spirit Weekend

Friday, September 15

Saturday, Nov. 11 – Sunday, Nov. 12

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

800.613.0709

www.MaderaWineTrail.com *Participating Wineries are subject to change between events.

Enjoy Our Tasting Rooms All Year Long


9 Room Cottage Style Inn with Jacuzzis, most with full Kitchens & Fireplaces

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642-2800

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Experience the Luxury of Quaint River View Lodging

WINE BAR & BEER GARDEN Open Every Evening

Relax in the modern luxury of your room or take a stroll on our landscaped pathway and enjoy the views leading to the river. Visit our wine bar for a taste of over eighty fine wines and a selection of imported beers. We focus on small-lot, single vineyard designated wines from select CA vineyards.

OPEN FOR WINETASTING DAILY : 11am-5pm

Z Inn: 559-683-4354 Winery: 559-760-9090 41139 HIGHWAY 41, OAKHURST

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Madera County Regions CHOWCHILLA

Chowchilla is home to many youth sporting events, golf courses and beautiful city parks. Fun events like the annual Chowchilla Stampede celebrate the town's heritage, featuring a cattle drive down the city’s main street. Chowchilla is also the site for the annual county fair, boasting well-known performers and an authentic country-western experience. BALD EAGLE | MARTHA KLATT

BASS LAKE

Second only to Yosemite in terms of popularity, Bass Lake is a year-round vacation spot. The sapphire water surrounded by towering pine trees makes for a vacation destination matched only in the wealth of activities offered. Named by Sunset Magazine as one of the "West's Best Lakes," Bass Lake is renowned for excellent fishing, hiking trails and warm waters. OAKHURST

COARSEGOLD

Find history in abundance in Coarsegold, specifically at the Coarsegold Historic Museum. The museum features artifacts from the 1800s, as well as buildings from the same era. Leave a little time to shop at the Coarsegold Historic Village for unique gifts, food items and more. It is also home to great events, like the annual Coarsegold Tarantula Festival and Peddlers' Fair. SEE CALENDAR ON PAGES 16 & 17

RAYMOND

Once serving as the last stop on the route to Yosemite, this historic town offers an authentic peek into California’s past. Most notably, Teddy Roosevelt traveled through Raymond on his journey to Yosemite. Explore the Charles Miller Museum and the Raymond General Store. For outdoor recreation, be sure to make a side trip to Eastman Lake for some excellent fishing.

The Oakhurst region has a reputation for housing more artists per capita than anywhere else in the United States and offers a unique cultural experience. In addition, Oakhurst is home to central California's only five-diamond lodging choice and five-star restaurant: Chateau du Sureau and Erna's Elderberry House. AHWAHNEE

Named after an indigenous tribe, Ahwahnee (uh-wah-nee) is a quaint town located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Just a half hour from the southern entrance to Yosemite, Ahwahnee is known for its charming bed-and-breakfast inns located amidst a peaceful mountain setting.

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FISH CAMP

At the doorstep to Yosemite, Fish Camp is home to a selection of beautiful bed-and-breakfast inns as well as a world-renowned full-service resort. One of the most popular attractions in the region is the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. Two Shay locomotives from the early 1900s take you on a journey to a time when men harvested lumber to fuel the industrial revolution. See the very tools used by loggers more than 100 years ago and pan for gold to experience how the '49ers tried to earn a living long ago. SEE AD ON FRONT INSIDE COVER

NORTH FORK | O’NEALS

Stand in the exact geographic center of California in the small mountain town of North Fork. Beautiful landscapes encompass a community rich in history, art and tribal culture. Explore the Sierra Mono Indian Museum, one of the few Native American owned-and-operated museums in the country. North Fork is a great starting point for the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway. SEE PAGE 14 & 15 FOR DETAILS

MADERA | MADERA RANCHOS

Named for the lumber that was felled in the High Sierra and brought to the city years ago, Madera is home to fertile fields that offer ample opportunity for agritourism exploration. In town, the Madera County Courthouse Museum delivers a rich historical experience to visitors. Built in the 1900s, this museum was once an operating courthouse.

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Hiking & Glamping Hiking Home to southern Yosemite and the Sierra National Forest, Madera County is a mecca for hikers. Explore hiking trails from easy familyfriendly walks such as Nelder Grove’s Shadow of the Giants, or challenge yourself with a strenuous hike to the top of Chilnualna Falls inside Yosemite National Park, or even Half Dome.

Glamping Experience glamping like never before and embark on a trip with the Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides (SYMG). We suggest looking into their Ales and Trails Tour. During this excursion, SYMG artfully combines hiking with delicious craft brews from local brew pub, South Gate Brewing Co. Imagine hiking light with only a day pack. All your gear is delivered to your campsite. You spend the day exploring while gourmet meals are prepared for you. In the evening watch the sun set over a high alpine lake while you enjoy a cold craft beer. Madera County is home to many “Glamping” options. Enjoy a little upscale camping in your own yurt, relax in your own rustic cabin on beautiful Bass Lake, or park the RV at Sierra Meadows in spring and enjoy the butterfly trail.

SOUTHERN YOSEMITE MOUNTAIN GUIDES | VYMC STAFF

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HALF DOME IN THE DISTANCE | KARL 'SHAKUR' NDIELI

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Open: Monday-Friday 9am-7pm & Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm

Drop by and try our juice and smoothie bar.

We offer local produce that is either organic or sustainably grown as well as other organic or natural products, and locally produced food and craft items.

• Complimentary Full Breakfast • Complimentary High Speed Internet Access • Business/Fitness Center and Seasonal Outdoor Pool • On the Run Breakfast Bags

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a place to provide the weary Traveler a safe haven, a warm fire, rest and a bit of nourishment so that the traveler may live to cherish another day.

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• In Room Coffee-Maker, Microwave, Fridge, Flat Screen TV, Iron, Ironing Board and Hair Dyer

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Local Dining AMERICAN CUISINE

Crab Cakes Restaurant (559)641-7667 • Oakhurst crabcakesrestaurant.com Tenaya Lodge: Embers (888)514-2167 • Fish Camp tenayalodge.com

SOUTH GATE BREWING COMPANY

AD ON PAGE 47

Narrow Gauge Inn Restaurant (seasonal) (559)683-6446 • Fish Camp narrowgaugeinn.com AD ON PAGE 38

The Pines Resort: Ducey's on the Lake (559)642-3131 • Bass Lake basslake.com AD ON PAGE 12

Tenaya Lodge: Sierra Restaurant (888)514-2167 • Fish Camp tenayalodge.com AD ON PAGE 47

The Vineyard Restaurant & Bar (559)674-0923 • Madera vineyardrestaurant.com Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant & Lounge (559)641-2477 • Oakhurst yosemitegatewayinn.com AD ON PAGE 48 ASIAN

Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino: Noodle Bar chukchansigold.com (866)794-6946 • Coarsegold AD ON PAGE 26

DINER, GRILL & CAFE

Buckhorn Restaurant & Saloon (559)877-8700 • North Fork buckhornsaloon.net Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino: Bakery (866)794-6946 • Coarsegold chukchansigold.com AD ON PAGE 26

Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino: California Market Buffet (866)794-6946 • Coarsegold chukchansigold.com AD ON PAGE 26

Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino: Goldfield's Cafe chukchansigold.com (866)794-6946 • Coarsegold AD ON PAGE 26

Denny's (559)683-2000 • Oakhurst locations.dennys.com/CA/ OAKHURST/248806

The Forks Resort Restaurant (seasonal) (559)642-3737 • Bass Lake theforksresort.com AD ON PAGE 10

Hilmar Cheese Company Cafe (209)656-1196 • Hilmar (800)577-5772 hilmarcheese.com June Bug Cafe at Yosemite Bug (209) 966-6666 • Midpines (866)826-7108 • yosemitebug.com Miller's Landing Resort (seasonal) (559)642-3633 • Bass Lake millerslanding.com AD ON PAGE 8

The Pines Resort: Ducey's Bar & Grill (559)642-3131 • Bass Lake basslake.com AD ON PAGE 12

Pines Village Bakery-Pizzeria (559)641-5550 • Bass Lake facebook.com/pinesbakery

ITALIAN CUISINE

Di Cicco's Italian Restaurant (559)641-5588 • Oakhurst diciccos.com/ca/oakhurst/41 MEXICAN CUISINE

Casa Velasco Mexican Restaurant (559)683-2272 • Bass Lake facebook.com/CasaVelasco STEAKHOUSE

Branding Iron Steakhouse & Saloon at Sierra Sky Ranch (seasonal) (559)658-2644 • Oakhurst sierraskyranch.com AD ON PAGE 38

Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino: Vintage Steakhouse (866)794-6946 • Coarsegold chukchansigold.com AD ON PAGE 26

SWEETS & NUTS

River Creek Sports Bar & Grill (559)683-5600 • Ahwahnee rivercreekgolfcourse.com

Reimer's Candies, Gifts & Ice Cream (559)642-3232 • Oakhurst reimerscandies.com

South Gate Brewing Company & Restaurant (559)692-2739 • Oakhurst southgatebrewco.com

Valley Pistachio County Store (800)694-0030 • Madera valleypistachio.com

Tenaya Lodge: Jackalope's Bar & Grill (888)514-2167 • Fish Camp tenayalodge.com

AD ON PAGE 36

Yosemite Dining, Yosemite Hospitality travelyosemite.com • (888)413-8869

AD ON PAGE 47

Tenaya Lodge: Parkside Deli (888)514-2167 • Fish Camp tenayalodge.com AD ON PAGE 47

Tenaya Lodge: Timberloft Pizzeria (888)514-2167 • Fish Camp tenayalodge.com AD ON PAGE 47

Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad Station Sandwich Shop (559)683-7273 • Fish Camp ymsprr.com AD ON FRONT INSIDE COVER EUROPEAN CUISINE

Erna's Elderberry House (559)683-6800 • Oakhurst chateausureau.com NARROW GAUGE INN RESTAURANT | RONALD L. WILLIAMS

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Golfing Pheasant Run Golf Club (559)665-3411 • Chowchilla pheasantrungolfclub.com

River Creek Golf Course (559)683-5600 • Ahwahnee rivercreekgolfcourse.com

Madera Municipal Golf Course (559)675-3504 • Madera maderamuni.com

Big Trees Golf Course (209)375-6572 • Wawona travelyosemite.com

BIG TREES GOLF COURSE | NANCY ROBBINS

PHEASANT RUN GOLF CLUB | NANCY ROBBINS

Located within walking distance to a multitude of restaurants and stores. Our rooms consist of either two queen beds or one king size bed. Our hotel features 42 newly remodeled and expansive rooms.

located in Oakhurst on Highway 41 only 14 miles from the South Gate entrance of Yosemite National Park • Free Continental Breakfast • Free High Speed Wireless Internet Access • In-Room Coffee/Mini Fridge/Microwave • Free Cable TV/HBO • Flat Screen TV In-Room • Seasonal/Outdoor Swimming Pool

1(877)

642-2525

40662 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 ∫ (559) 642-2525 ∫ Fax (599) 658-8481 ∫ www.yosemitesierrainn.com yosemitethisyear.com | ysvb@yosemitethisyear.com

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Majestic Mountain Loop SEQUOIA, KINGS CANYON & YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARKS

Visit 3 of California’s National Parks in as little as 3 days! Are you interested in experiencing the best of the national park system? The Majestic Mountain Loop is for you. We've created an itinerary that features three national parks in three days - or longer if you have more time. From Visalia, the first stop along the Majestic Mountain Loop is Sequoia National Park. Explore groves of the largest trees on the planet as you gaze in awe. Sequoia National Park has much more to offer as well, including the Giant Forest SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK | TREV LEE - DN PARKS & RESORTS Museum and Moro Rock. Stay the night, dine and explore around the impressive Wuksachi Lodge. On day two, explore Kings Canyon National Park. With beautiful sites such as Roaring River Falls, Boyden Cavern and Zumwalt Meadow, the diversity of scenery and plant life leaves one amazed at the wonder of this National Park. Finish your journey at Yosemite National Park. Surrounded by scenic wonders at every turn, from Glacier Point to Tunnel View, Wawona Pioneer Village to Yosemite Valley. Yosemite makes the perfect cap to your Majestic Mountain Loop Adventure.

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK | DN PARKS & RESORTS

Visit all three parks and you will have completed the Majestic Mountain Loop! majesticmountainloop.com KINGS CANYON NATIONAL, FISHING | DN PARKS & RESORTS


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Lodging

AVERAGE RATE $ under $100 $$ 100 to $200 $$$ over $200

Pet Friendly Restaurant Onsite

 SEE PHOTO ON PAGE

Swimming Pool Breakfast Included

BED & BREAKFAST ASSOCIATION Yosemite Sierra Bed & Breakfast Association yosemitebnblodging.com • (559)642-6105 • Multiple Locations NATURE'S INN BED & BREAKFAST | VYMC STAFF

AHWAHNEE Apple Blossom Inn Bed & Breakfast 44606 Silver Spur Tr, Ahwahnee, CA 93601 appleblossombb.com • (888)687-4281 $$  4 units 

Homestead Cottages 41110 Road 600, Ahwahnee, CA 93601 homesteadcottages.com • (559)683-0495 $$ to $$$  6 units 

Inn the Woods Suites 44621 Silver Spur Tr, Ahwahnee, CA 93601 innthewoodssuites.com • (559)692-0192 $$ to $$$  3 units 

 Nature’s Inn Bed & Breakfast

44625 Silver Spur Tr, Ahwahnee, CA 93601 naturesinnbnb.com • (866)789-0123 $$  5 units

Sierra Home Rentals

40307 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 sierrahomerentals.com • (559)683-RENT(7368)  AD ON PAGE 33

Sierra Mountain Lodge

45046 Fort Nip Tr, Ahwahnee Ca. 93601 sierramountainlodge.com • (559)683-7673 $$  7 units

Warm & Wonderful - Equestrian Estate 41255 Riverbend Ln, Ahwahnee, CA 93601 warmandwonderful.net • (559)642-4748 $$$  1 unit 

BASS LAKE Bass Lake Cabin Near Yosemite

40268 Road 222, Bass Lake, CA 93604 vrbo.com/248275 • (408)482-2667 $$  1 unit 

Bass Lake Cabin Rentals (Bass Lake Vacation Rentals)

P.O. Box 2325, Oakhurst, CA 93644 basslakereservations.com • (559)642-2211 $$  3 units

Bass Lake Home Rentals

P.O. Box 955, North Fork, CA 93643 basslakehomerentals.com • (559)877-4061 $$ to $$$  45 units

Bass Lake Realty Vacation Rentals

P.O. Box 349, Bass Lake, CA 93604 basslakerealty.com • (559)642-3600 $$ to $$$  72 units   AD ON PAGE 10

Bass Lake Vacation Rentals (Sierra Home Rentals)

54299 North Shore Rd (Rd 432), Bass Lake, CA 93604 basslakevacations.com • (559)642-2288 $$ to $$$  77 units   AD ON PAGE 33

Idyllic Mountain Retreat

36300 Road 222, Wishon, CA 93669 vrbo.com/3787182ha • (818)399-0984 $$ to $$$  2 units

Marc’s Bass Lake Vacation Rentals P.O. Box 403, Bass Lake, CA 93604 marcsbasslakevacationrentals.com (559)658-5611 $$ to $$$  6 units

Miller’s Landing Resort

37976 Road 222, Wishon, CA 93669 millerslanding.com • (559)642-3633 $$ to $$$  12 units   AD ON PAGE 8

Mount’s Bass Lake Log Cabin

Bass Lake, CA 93604 basslakelogcabin.com • (805)434-1811 $$$  1 unit

Shoreline Retreat

37678 Shoreline Drive, Bass Lake, CA 93604 basslakevacationhome.com • (559)676-6581 $$$  1 unit

The Forks Resort

39150 Road 222, Bass Lake, CA 93604 theforksresort.com • (559)642-3737 $$ to $$$  13 units    AD ON PAGE 10

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The Greene’s Cabin

37671 Shoreline Pl, Bass Lake, CA 93604 imagedynam.com/cabin/cabin.html (714)883-3778 $$$  1 unit

The Pines Resort

Narrow Gauge Inn

48571 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623 narrowgaugeinn.com • (888)644-9050 (559)683-7720 $$ to $$$  26 units   AD ON PAGE 38

Sierra Home Rentals

54432 Road 432, Bass Lake, CA 93604 basslake.com • (800)350-7463 $$  106 units    AD ON PAGE 12

40307 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 sierrahomerentals.com • (559)683-RENT(7368)  AD ON PAGE 33

Yosemite Bass Lake Lakefront

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Bass Lake, CA 93604 airbnb.com/rooms/10207137 • (559)978-9010 $$$  1 unit

1122 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623 302 units • (888)322-5495 $$ to $$$   AD ON PAGE 47

Yosemite Scenic Wonders Vacation Rentals

MADERA

NORTH FORK Backcountry Haven

34323 Bear Clover Cir, North Fork, CA 93643 backcountryhaven.com • (415)485-2994 $$$  1 unit

Cascadel House

59731 Cascadel Dr, North Fork, CA 93643 vrbo.com/179989 • (559)977-0147 $$$  1 unit

Lyn Mar Pond Guest Ranch

60072 Mammoth Pool Rd, North Fork, CA 93643 lynmarpondranch.com • (559)877-7260 $$  3 units 

Ridge Top Bedroom for Two

7403 Yosemite Park Way, Yosemite, CA 95389 yosemite-basslake.com • (800)496-7364 $$$  107 units

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites

22683 Avenue 18 ½, Madera, CA 93637 americasbestvalueinn.com • (559)675-8697 $  40 units 

34512 Road 274, North Fork, CA 93643 airbnb.com/rooms/2551354?s=7Lvyr745 (559)877-3776 $$  1 unit

CHOWCHILLA

Casa Grande Motel

Sierra Home Rentals

Days Inn - Gateway to Yosemite

220 E Robertson Blvd, Chowchilla, CA 93610 daysinn.com/chowchilla • (559)665-4821 $  30 units 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Yosemite Park Area

309 Prosperity Blvd, Chowchilla, CA 93610 hiyosemitepark.com • (559)665-3300 $  63 units 

12390 Golden State Blvd, Madera, CA 93637 (559)674-6703 $  37 units 

40307 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 sierrahomerentals.com • (559)683-RENT(7368)

Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel

South Fork Motel

3254 Airport Dr, Madera, CA 93637 maderasuites.hamptoninn.com • (559)661-0910 $$  76 units   AD ON PAGE 36

57714 Road 225, North Fork, CA 93643 (559)877-2237 • (559)676-7766 $  4 units 

Holiday Inn Express

Wisdom Retreat House

AD ON PAGE 33

COARSEGOLD

2290 Market Place Dr, Madera, CA 93637 hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/madera/maeca/ hoteldetail • (559)661-7400 $$  62 units 

34512 Road 274, North Fork, CA 93643 wisdomretreats.us • (559)877-3776 $$  1 unit

Black Hawk Lodge

Quality Inn

33144 Cascadel Heights, North Fork, CA 93643 airbnb.com/rooms/6347455 • (559)978-9010 $$  1 unit 

27694 Highway 41, Coarsegold, CA 93614 black-hawk-lodge.com • (559)868-3596 $  12 units 

Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino

711 Lucky Ln, Coarsegold, CA 93614 chukchansigold.com • (866)794-6946 $$  402 units    AD ON PAGE 26

Mountain Trail Lodge Vacation Rentals 42150 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 yosemitemountaintraillodge.com (559)479-5698

Ravensbrook Bed & Breakfast

317 North G St, Madera, CA 93637 choicehotels.com/california/madera/quality-innhotels/ca876?hotel=CA876 • (559)664-0100 $  90 units

Springhill Suites by Marriott Madera

Yosemite Owls Nest

OAKHURST

1219 E Almond Av, Madera, CA 93637 marriott.com/hotels/travel/fatmd-springhillsuitesmadera • (559)664-9800 $$  88 units 

A Bed of Roses

Super 8 - Madera

A Haven of Rest Bed & Breakfast

1855 W Cleveland Av, Madera, CA 93637 super8.com • (559)661-1131 $  80 units 

43547 Whispering Pines Dr, Oakhurst CA 93644 abedofrosesyosemite.com • (559)692-2100 $$  4 units  39681 Pine Ridge Rd, Oakhurst, CA 93644 havenofrestbnb.com • (559)642-2617 $$$  2 units

37621 Ravensbrook Way, Coarsegold, CA 93614 ravensbrook-yosemite.com • (559)683-4792 $$  2 units 

Sierra Home Rentals

40307 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 sierrahomerentals.com • (559)683-RENT(7368)  AD ON PAGE 33

Thunder Ridge Ranch

Coarsegold, CA 93614 airbnb.com/rooms/10909770 $$$ 

FISH CAMP Bette’s Yosemite Bed & Breakfast

1248 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623 bettesyosemitebnb.com • (559)683-2584 $$  2 units 

Big Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast

1221 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623 yosemiteinn.com • (559)641-2828 $$ to $$$  3 units 

Logger’s Retreat

Off Highway 41 near Fish Camp loggersretreat.com • (626)798-1094 $$$  1 unit  yosemitethisyear.com | ysvb@yosemitethisyear.com

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Americas Best Value Inn - Yosemite

Oakhurst Lodge

48800 Royal Oaks Dr, Oakhurst, CA 93644 abviyosemite.com • (800)658-2888 $$  70 units    AD ON PAGE 26

40302 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 theoakhurstlodge.com • (559)683-4417 $ to $$  36 units    AD ON PAGE 47

Best Western PLUS Yosemite Gateway Inn

Old Yosemite Road Cabin

40530 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 yosemitegatewayinn.com • (800)545-5462 (559)683-2378 $$  133 units   AD ON PAGE 48

Casa Rio Vacation Rental Home 42315 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 vrbo.com/217299 • (805)444-0978 1 unit 

Cedar View Cottage 42903 Country Club Dr E, Oakhurst, CA 93644 vrbo.com/447130 • (559)760-9182 $$$  1 unit

 Chateau du Sureau 48688 Victoria Ln, Oakhurst, CA 93644 chateausureau.com • (559)683-6860 $$$  10 units + villa 

Comfort Inn Yosemite Area 40489 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 choicehotels.com • (800)4-CHOICE (559)683-8282 $$  117 units    AD ON PAGE 44

Eastwood Escape Oakhurst, CA 93644 vrbo.com/460052 • (559)284-8207 $$  1 unit 

 Evergreen Haus - Yosemite/ Sierra Mountain Cabin Lodging 43552 Whispering Pines Dr, Oakhurst, CA 93644 evergreenhaus.net • (559)641-2220 $$  4 units

Heaven’s Gate near Yosemite 40316 Jean Rd W, Oakhurst, CA 93644 airbnb.com/rooms/1747761 • (818)702-0466 $$$  1 unit 

Hounds Tooth Inn 42071 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 houndstoothinn.com • (559)642-6600 $$ to $$$  14 units   AD ON PAGE 36

Huff and Puff Cottage

Oakhurst, CA 93644 far-meadow.com • (310)728-6158 1 unit 

Ople’s Guest House

41118 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 oplesguesthouse.com • (559)760-0866 $  2 units

Paradise Springs

52770 Road 632, Oakhurst, CA 93644 ParadiseSpringsMountain.com • (559)642-2613 $$$  5 units

Pine Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast

41703 Road 222, Oakhurst, CA 93644 pineroseinn.com • (559)642-2800 $$  9 units    AD ON PAGE 31

Queen’s Inn by the River

Lodging, Wine Bar and Idle Hour Winery

41139 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 queensinn.com • (559)683-4354 $$  8 units    AD ON PAGE 31

Sierra Home Rentals

40307 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 sierrahomerentals.com • (559)683-RENT(7368)  AD ON PAGE 33

Sierra Sky Ranch

50552 Road 632, Oakhurst, CA 93644 sierraskyranch.com • (559)683-8040 $$  16 units    AD ON PAGE 38

Stewart-Nelson Family Cabin

43126 E Sugar Pine Dr, Oakhurst 93644 vrbo.com/282823 • (916)425-4187 $$ to $$$  1 unit

Suite Yosemite

42382 Maples Ln, Oakhurst, CA 93644 suiteyosemite.com • (559)683-7847 $$  2 units

Yosemite Mountain Rentals Fire Escape Cabin

Oakhurst, CA 93644 vbro.com/230982 • (831)818-3026 $$  1 unit

Yosemite Sierra Inn

40662 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 yosemitesierrainn.com (877)642-2525 • (559)642-2525 $$  42 units   AD ON PAGE 39

Yosemite Sierra View Bed & Breakfast 39060 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 yosemitesierraview.com • (559)683-7650 $$  3 units 

Yosemite Skyway

43116 W Sugar Pine Dr, Oakhurst, CA 93644 yosemiteskyway.com • (559)683-2812 $$  3 units 

Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites

40644 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 yosemitesouthgate.com • (559)683-3555 $$  81 units    AD ON PAGE 26

Yosemite Vulture’s View Bed & Breakfast

39045 John West Rd, Oakhurst, CA 93644 yosemitevulturesviewbandb.com (559)683-8470 $$  3 units 

Yosemite’s Mountain Trail Lodge

42150 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 yosemitemountaintraillodge.com (559)479-5698 $  10 units 

Yosemite’s Scenic Wonders Southgate Vacation Rentals

7403 Yosemite Park Way, Yosemite, CA 95389 yosemite-basslake.com • (800)496-7364 $$$  107 units

Yosemite’s Suite Retreat Vacation Rentals

40901 Hodges Hill Dr, Oakhurst, CA 93644 vrbo.com/359315 • (559)683-4183 $$  2 units 

YNP & NEIGHBORING AREAS Red’s Meadow Resort & Pack Station

1 Red’s Meadow Cir, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 redsmeadow.com • (760)934-2345 $$  10 units 

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51052 Bon Veu Dr, Oakhurst, CA 93644 airbnb.com/rooms/2417124 • (559)240-2823 $$  1 unit

Lauri Lane Mountain House 45512 Lauri Ln, Oakhurst, CA 93644 vrbo.com/572143 • (559)786-2220 $$  1 unit

Little Red Caboose 45199 Big Oak Ln, Oakhurst, CA 93644 flipkey.com/oakhurst-vacation-rentals/p288584 (559)760-7607 $$  1 unit

Mountain Hospitality – Cabin

Oakhurst, CA • airbnb.com/rooms/7110210 $$  1 unit 

Mountain Trail Lodge Vacation Rentals 42150 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 yosemitemountaintraillodge.com (559)479-5698 • (248)376-6385

Neighborhood Cabin House 49878 Canoga Dr, Oakhurst, CA 93644 mtnmamma1958@yahoo.com • (209)559-8565 $$  1 unit

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Sierra Home Rentals

40307 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644 sierrahomerentals.com • (559)683-RENT(7368) AD ON PAGE 33 

The Redwoods in Yosemite - Year-Round Vacation Homes, Wedding & Event Center

8038 Chilnualna Falls Rd, Wawona, CA 95389 redwoodsinyosemite.com • (877)437-4675   AD ON PAGE 31 $$ to $$$  132 units 

Tree Haven in Yosemite

7274 Yosemite Park Way, Yosemite West, CA 95389 homeescape.com/vacation-rental/12979655/ (909)451-8027 $$$  1 unit

Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort & Hostel

6979 Highway 140, Midpines, CA 95345 yosemitebug.com • (209)966-6666 $ to $$$  52 units 

NEWLY RENOVATED ROOMS AND AN INCREDIBLE LOCATION WILL MAKE YOUR STAY A MEMORABLE ONE

BOOK EARLY FOR THE BEST RATES!

Yosemite West Cottages/ Yosemite West Lodging, Inc.

P.O. Box 36, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 yosemitewestreservations.com • (559)642-2211 $$ to $$$  12 units

Yosemite’s Enchanted Forest Vacation Rental

Yosemite West, CA enchantedyosemite.com • (949)632-5342

Yosemite’s Scenic Wonders Vacation Rentals

7403 Yosemite Park Way, Yosemite, CA 95389 scenicwonders.com • (888)YOSEMITE(967-3648) $$$  64 units

40302 Highway 41, Oakhurst, California 93644 559-683-4417 • Toll Free 800-665-6343 www.theoakhurstlodge.com • reservations@theoakhurstlodge.com

YOUR

YOSEMITE

EXPERIENCE ELEVATED.

WINNER

There’s no other destination like Yosemite. Where world-famous natural wonders await in all their granite glory. Where the iconic Half Dome and towering El Capitan are yours to explore. And there’s no other resort like Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite. Where you rest, play and rediscover life’s finest pleasures from the comforts of 302 newly renovated guestrooms, casual and fine dining options and the world-class Ascent Spa.

TenayaLodge.com

©2017 DNC Parks & Resorts at Tenaya Lodge, LLC.

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BEST WESTERN PLUS

Yosemite Gateway Inn & Restaurant

JUST 15 MILES FROM YOSEMITE’S SOUTH ENTRANCE

Yosemite Gateway Inn is nestled among live oaks on a hill with beautiful mountain views. The park like setting is secluded and quiet. Families will enjoy the BBQ & kids play ground. 133 units, many equipped with refrigerators & microwaves. Two room family units will sleep six.

LUSH MOUNTAIN SETTING

Indoor & Outdoor Pools (weather permitting) Hot Tubs • Exercise Room • Free WI-Fi & HBO Yosemite Gateway Restaurant has Great Service and Serves Fresh, Hearty Homemade Meals. The Burgers are all hand ground & seasoned on site. You can taste the difference.

We have very nice festive Holiday Buffets for all major holidays. Group menu’s available as well as Banquet/Meeting Space for all your needs. FULL SERVICE LOUNGE:

Beers from around the world Local CA Wines Daily Dinner & Drink Specials

40530 Hwy. 41 Oakhurst, CA 93644 www.YosemiteGatewayInn.com • Call for reservations (559) 683-2378 or (800) 545-5462

For Banquet or Meeting Info Call (559) 641-2477


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