Chalet 4 is to be avoided at all costs; if you book ask what chalet or lodge you are in, if they say 4, forget it.
It is difficult to find and is either down two flights of steps from a ski slope angled driveway, or up twenty or so steps from the main road.
They direct you by way of the upper back road, so yopu do not realise how close and noisy the road junction is.
There is an intersection between road 222 androad 426 right outside the chalet about 15 feet below the level of the front doors and deck. There is nothing to stop the noise of those SUVs and their V8s acelerating up the hill from the junction past your bedroom windows and doors. Nor do the flimsy curtains do anything to prevent their headlights shining into your bedroom and also waking you up, should you be deaf!!
I am shocked that the owners would rent this to anyone, as being seemingly intelligent people, they must be fully aware that it is impossible to get a nights sleep in this chalet; hence I am writing this at 1:00 am.
I have given up trying to get to sleep as every 15 or 2 minutes another vehicle roars past, lighting up the room, and waking me again.
I am here with my wife and son and daughter, on a trip from Ireland to visit the sights of California, and planned staying here for 2 nights while visiting Yosemite. Needless to say, we will not be spending another night here and will be demanding a full refund of our money, after all we did not receive what we paid for, and holidays are a time to recharge your batteries not be awake all night.
I wait for 8:00am when the office opens to talk to the owners /manager and will update you. By that time all our stuff will be back in our car, as we will be up most of the night anyway, though it may be a long night.
Shame on you Forks Resort, Bass Lake>
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Forks Resort, located on Bass Lake, in the Sierra National Forest, is only fourteen miles from the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park and eight miles from the southern end of the Golden Chain Highway through California's Gold Country. The Forks Resort has built a reputation as a traditional family vacation spot. Family owned and operated for three generations, The Forks has provided quality and consistency year after year to their customers. The Forks Restaurant, home of the famous "Forks Burger", offers the finest in family dining. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring homemade soups, chili and dressings, served in the original "50's Diner" setting. The modern cabins, accommodating two to eight persons, are located near the lake, most with lake views. One, two and three bedroom units with kitchens and baths are available. The kitchens are fully equipped with dishes and cooking utensils for your convenience. Fishing, boating, water skiing, and swimming in Bass Lake are just outside your cabin door. There are numerous hiking trails and two golf courses nearby. The general store is well-stocked with familiar brands of groceries, drug sundries, souvenirs, sporting goods, fishing tackle, propane, gasoline, ice, boat and mooring rentals. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Forks Hotel Bass Lake