Alert: Yosemite wildfire is not posing any danger to Finegold Retreat. Mariposa Grove is now open and accessible by Hwy 41 SouthGate entrance. Yosemite Valley is set to open on August 15 Providing it is deemed safe for the public. However you must access the Valley through Mariposa / El Portal until they open up Ccessthrkugh Hwy 41. I will keep updating as info changes.
Hello we love to Host for Homeaway.
We are nestled just a few miles from Bass Lake and about 20 miles from the South Gate Hwy 41 Entrance. The Valley is 35 miles (approx. 1.5 hours). I suggest getting an early start because travel times greatly increase during holidays and summer months. Here, you will find a quaint private studio apartment that accommodates up to four people (two per bed). Currently there is one queen bed and one sofa bed (queen). The apartment has a full mini kitchen furnished with dinnerware, coffee maker, microwave and necessities to enjoy an indoor meal.
Outdoors you will find the property peaceful and inviting with gorgeous views of Goat Mountain. The back yard is spacious and opens up to a path that leads to our seasonal Fine Gold Creek. (Please note: we are currently under some landscaping construction)
If, after visiting Yosemite or Bass Lake you still need something to do, you can check out North Fork and Bass Lake’s local attractions. Just down the road from Fine Gold Retreat is beautiful Manzanita Lake. It is a perfect little lake with the most peaceful setting for fishing, swimming or just hanging out to feed the ducks. It even has built-in grills so you can BBQ a few hamburgers. Manzanita Lake is one of my favorite places. Trust me; you will not regret taking the time to visit this special place.
North Fork is also home to the Mono Indian Museum and an art gallery that hosts local mountain artists. North Fork has the best pizza and Mexican food restaurant you could ask for.
Fourth of July weekend is a busy time for North Fork and Bass Lake. The weekend of July 4th, North Fork hosts our annual Loggers Jamboree where professionals and amateurs alike can show off their logging and timber skills. The jamboree is preceded by our local (OK, maybe a little corny) 4th of July parade.
Finally, we mustn’t forget about one of the best Independence Day fireworks displays at Bass Lake. People from all over the world come to celebrate the freedom of our wonderful country.