Frequently Asked Questions
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Q. How far are your homes from Yosemite?
A. Most of our home are less than 20 minutes from the park's South entrance. Our Fish Camp homes are even closer, only a few miles from the gate.
Q. Are there restaurants, groceries and other stores nearby?
A. The nearby town of Oakhurst has two large grocery stores and many other shops and restaurants.
Our Bass Lake homes are close to a market and 5 restaurants.
Q. How can I contact you?
A. Call us anytime at 559-540-2222.
Or email us here: [email protected]
Q. Where is Bass Lake? What is it like?
A. Bass Lake is a tree-trimmed reservoir about a half-hour’s drive south of Yosemite National Park’s south entrance.
Bass Lake’s sparkling waters are surrounded by the Sierra National Forest. It’s a beautiful vacation spot year round.
Bass Lake’s elevation is almost 3,400 feet, and it’s surface water temperature is comfortably warm in summer at about 75°F/24°C.
Q. Is there good cell phone reception in the area?
A. Bass Lake and Yosemite are in the Sierra Mountains, so reception can be spotty depending on your exact location.
But overall, there is satisfactory cell phone reception at the lake, and limited reception within the park.
Q. What time is Check-In and Check-Out?
A. Check-In is at 4pm at most of our homes.
Check-Out is 10am.
Late check out is generally not available in peak seasons, as we have another guest arriving that day and need to throughly clean and prepare the home for them.
Extended stays with earlier check-in and later check-out can be arranged in advance, for a slight fee.
Late arrivals can be accommodated, with key lock boxes at our Bass Lake office or at the vacation home.
Q. Can I bring pets?
A. We do provide some pet-friendly homes. These are clearly designated on our listing pages. A pet deposit and pet fee are required for pet stays.
Pets are not allowed in homes that are not expressly set up for them, primarily as we have to respect the possible allergies of future guests.
Q. Is there a maximum number of people? Can I host a wedding, or have a big party?
A. The maximum number of guests varies with the home: some allow only 4-6, others up to 12. The largest accommodate up to 20!
Guest limits are individually specified in each home's listing page on our website.
So yes, at the right house, you can have a wedding or other event.
But no, we do not encourage big parties. And we do enforce the limit on the overall number of people at a home at any time.
Events must arranged for in advance, so please inquire when booking.
Q. Can we have campfire?
A. Many of our homes have propane fire pits, which you can use year-round.
Wood-burning outdoor fires, even in fire pits, can only be used during certain times of the year due to the danger of possible forest fire.
Always contact our office before starting an outdoor fire of any kind.
Q. Do your homes have spas or hot tubs? Is there an extra fee?
A. Many of our homes do have outdoor or indoor spa tubs. There are no additional fees. We provide extra towels for our spas.
Q. Do you have environmentally friendly "Green" homes?
A. We do offer some homes in which the owners have chosen to use only Green environmentally friendly products. Please call our office to help us specify the right home for you.