Unwind in the worry free comfort of this spectacular family friendly mountain retreat just minutes away from Bass Lake and Yosemite National Park. Cascadel Cabin is truly a home away from home, conveniently nestled in the heart of the Sierras, and abounding with multiple exciting recreational opportunities near by. You may choose to either sit back and relax in this spacious charmingly rustic cabin which sits on the tranquil banks of year round Whisky Creek's sparkling clear waters, or... choose to engage in the many exciting and rejuvenating activities locally available for your entertainment i.e. hiking, mountain biking, hunting(in season), jet skiing, snow skiiing, sledding, ice skating, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, boating, fishing, horseback riding, shopping, and too many others to list!
Cascadel Cabin is located in the private mountain community of Cascadel Woods. This community is surrounded by national forest lands and has well maintained paved roads throughout, for easy access(is snow plowed in the winter). Cabin is situated in a forest of wonderfully smelling aromatic cedars, towering ponderosa pines, and magestic black oaks; all of which create the perfect backdrop for a truly memorable unique experience. Numerous hiking trails allow for enjoyable refreshing walks right outside your back door. Trails lead to abundant wildlife, cascading waterfalls, quaint swimming holes, lush meadows, wild apple trees(feel free to pick!), and large granite rock formations with historic Indian grinding holes. Cascadel Community Club House even has areas for volleyball, baseball, and basketball at your disposal.
Alternative recreational sites are just a short drive away... Bass Lake, Manzanita Lake(great fishing), and Redinger Lake all within 15-20minutes easy commute; Beautiful historic Sierra National Scenic Byway with it's panoramic views only 5 minutes away; and Mariposa Grove(home of the Giant Seqoias) at South Gate Yosemite National Park is a mere 40minutes away, followed by the magnificent splendor of Yosemite Valley floor a litle over one hour away.
Some annual summer events include North Forks Loggers' Jamboree in July, Bass Lake's Jazz on the lake available every Friday night, Wawona Hotel has Saturday night barbecues with square dancing, Fireworks show on Bass Lake every 4th of July, and Sugar Pine Railway's old fashioned steam engine hosts dinner theater on select nights.
This cozy cabin awaits your enjoyment! Bright and roomy knotty pine interior has a mud room, cozy great room with easy to use woodstove, fully equipped kitchen, large mater bedroom, and full bathroom all located downstairs. Comfortable second and third bedroom with a convenient half bath located upstairs. Mud room is large enough to be utilized as extra sleeping quarters for cots if needed, or... set up a tent near the firepit outdoors for a genuine camping experience with all the ammenties of home! Cacadel cabin's one of a kind setting is versatile enough for a intimate/romantic couple's getaway, or can make for a perfectly grand family vacation!
Keywords: mountain retreat, family/pet friendly mountain house, relaxing cabin getaway.
My family of 3 generations enjoyed our time at this secluded, peaceful, and confortable cabin. Everything that listed and mentioned in listing was correct and more. We feel right at home the moment we arrived. We can hear the whispering sound of water from the creek behind the house.
The cabin is suitable and match our plan. We spent day one at Bass Lake, which only 20-30 min away, and back at the cabin in the evening. Day two, to Yosemite took about 1 hour drive, and day 3 at King Canyon for the famous sequoia tree. When we back at the cbin in the evening, we had our evening walk around the quiet and peacful sorrounding.
Our family of 12 had packed and prepared food/ grocery for this stay and for picnicking and BBQ, so we are good and ready eventhough the closest market was only 10 min away at NorthFork.
We will definetely consider this cabin for our next vacation at that area.
We would like to go back again
I loved this place. It has everything you need. Just bring some groceries and your set. The surrounding area is beautiful. Literally only feet away from Whiskey Creek and bout 30 minutes from the falls. The best part was being able to take my best friend with me, my dog, Sundae. They had no questions about breed as long as your dog or dogs are well-behaved. I will definitely be back!
When we stopped by the nearby ranger station to ask for directions and suggestions, the employees seemed shocked that we were staying in the Bass Lake area. It isn't off the main drag or super close to Yosemite. However, it is beautiful as it is remote. Located off a series of rural roads (not nearly as complicated as Google Maps makes it seem) and cut off from cell phone service (we had AT&T and T-Mobile, and I'm glad we printed out the directions) you are truly out in the woods. If you're connected to your iPhone or BlackBerry--or are just on a deadline where you need to check voicemail or email--you might want to stay elsewhere. But once we got used to the idea of being off the grid, we really enjoyed our time tucked away in the forest within earshot of a roaring creek. The cabin is spacious and well-equipped--not modern but not lacking in any way. There is not only a ton of beds packed into each of the rooms but also a pack-and-play and children's bed. The kitchen has all the pots, pans, and staples you cold ask for. And there's also plenty of wood for the pot-belly stove, which we loved. We also loved the huge windows in the living room, providing plenty of light, making the public space feel extra airy, and framing an incredible view when we woke up to a dusting of snow. I could imagine nice outdoor meals and hanging out time on the plentiful outdoor furniture, but we spent most of our visit in Yosemite (a not-short-but-easy 30-minute drive to the South Entrance). If you don't mind driving, the cabin is an ideal spot and a great value for sharing lovely breakfasts, preparing nice packed lunches, and coming home for nice family dinners before crashing out and doing it all over again.