The Southern Sierra Hotels



Tamarack Lodge Resort & Lakefront Restaurant

At a Glance


  • rustic but not run-down
  • plenty of eco-sensitivity
  • tons of nearby outdoor activities


  • pricey
  • some main lodge rooms have shared bathrooms

Tamarack Lodge Resort & Lakefront Restaurant Review

Tucked away on the edge of the John Muir Wilderness Area, where cross-country ski trails loop through the woods, this original 1924 lodge looks like something out of a snow globe, and the lake it borders is serenely beautiful. Rooms in the charming main lodge have spartan furnishings, and in old-fashioned style, some share a bathroom. For more privacy, opt for one of the cabins, which range from rustic to downright cushy; many have fireplaces, kitchens, or wood-burning stoves. In warm months, fishing, canoeing, hiking, and mountain biking are right outside. The small and romantic Lakefront Restaurant serves outstanding contemporary French-inspired dinners, with an emphasis on game, in a candlelit dining room. Reservations are essential.

    Hotel Details

  • 11 rooms, 35 cabins.
Updated: 02-04-2013

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