Sierra Sky Ranch
50552 Road 632, Oakhurst, California, United Stateshttp://www.sierraskyranch.com559- 683-8040
Badger Pass Ski Area
Glacier Point Rd, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA, United Stateshttp://www.yosemitepark.com(209) 372-1000Badger Pass Ski Area is located inside Yosemite National Park, 6 miles east of Highway 41 on Glacier Point Rd. Badger Pass is the oldest ski resort in California and offers the best cross county skiing in the United States, as well as some excellent downhill skiing. Badger opens in November and operates through March.
Bass Lake, California 93604, USAhttp://www.yosemitegold.com/yosemite/basslake.htmlBass Lake is one of the most popular vacation spots in Central California. The lake was created back in 1899. It was enlarged 6 years later, and work on the present dam began in 1909. At 3,500 feet in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains, the 4-mile long lake is on the north fork of Willow Creek which is a tributary of the San Joaquin River. Its waters turn powerful, electricity-producing turbine engines for Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), the world's largest non-government utility. Because of its altitude, it's not unsual for Bass Lake to have snow on the ground for several weeks during the winter--not tons of snow...but enough snow to carry chains in your trunk...and, as locals put it, enough snow to be beautiful but not bothersome.
Fresno Dome, California 93644, USAhttp://alltrails.com/trail/us/california/fresno-domeFresno Dome is a 1.6 mile out and back trail located near Oakhurst, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for rock climbing and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Fresno Flats Historic Park
49777 High School Rd, Oakhurst, CA, United Stateshttp://www.fresnoflatsmuseum.org(559) 683-6570Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park recaptures the flavor of 19th Century life in the Sierra Nevada foothills and mountains of Central California. Eastern Madera County is the southern end of the historic Mother Lode gold fields, but the people who settled here came not so much for gold but more to build their lives and raise their families, making their living as farmers, merchants and using the rich natural resources of the mountains. The museum complex is built around two restored and furnished homes dating to the 1870s. Both have been designated by the State of California as Points of Historical Interest for their unique construction styles once common throughout Northern California, but virtually unknown today. They were saved from demolition, moved to Fresno Flats Historical Park and restored by the volunteers of Sierra Historic Sites Association, as were a pair of early-day one-room schools, two 19th Century jails and several other farm buildings.
Little Church on the Hill
40188 California 41, Oakhurst, CA, United Stateshttp://www.southernyosemitemuseums.org/lcoh/index.php(559) 683-4845In the early 1850’s people began to settle in the valley a short distance below the headwaters of the Fresno River, an area that was to become known as Fresno Flats. They came not for gold as did the 49ers, but to build their homes, raise their families earning their way as farmers, lumbermen and merchants. As the town grew slowly, Christ Church Mission was established in 1886 by the Rev. D. O. Kelley, an Episcopal circuit rider missionary who was famed for starting many churches throughout the San Joaquin Valley, In 1892, the Little Church on the Hill, as Christ Church became known, was built as a community effort by volunteer labor, using donated materials and located on land set aside by one of Fresno Flats early pioneers, Robert Nichols, who settled here in 1856 and earlier had given land for the cemetery and the school.
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
56001 California 41, Fish Camp, CA, United Stateshttp://ymsprr.com(559) 683-7273An exciting 4-mile railroad excursion at Yosemite Park's South gate on Highway 41. Ride into history where powerful locomotives once hauled massive log trains through the Sierra Mountains. Where mighty lumberjacks felled the timber and flumes carried lumber to the distant valley below. The Sierra National Forest's majestic woods provide the backdrop for this narrow gauge journey back in time.
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Village, CA, United Stateshttp://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm(209) 372-0200Not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra. First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.
Yosemite Trails Pack Station
7910 Jackson Rd, Fish Camp, CA, United Stateshttp://www.yosemitetrails.com(559) 683-7611Just off of Hwy 41, near the small town of Fish Camp, Yosemite Trails is located two miles outside of Yosemite's south entrance. From this mountain ranch, my family has been raising cattle and guiding Yosemite horseback rides for three generations. Experience what it was like to be an early pioneer as you wind your way through thick pine forest and cross clear mountain streams on horseback. 1 & 2 hour trail rides depart daily or join us for our exclusive ½ day horseback ride into Yosemite's Mariposa Grove. What better way to get a glimpse into Yosemite's past than to visit these 2,000 year old redwood trees the way John Muir did, from the back of a good horse. For those of you planning to visit Yosemite during the winter months, we have a special treat in store. Authentic horse drawn sleigh rides pulled by Belgian Draft Horses complete with jingle bells. This is truly unique experience for the whole family.
Yosemite Valley, CA, USARevel at the view of El Capitan, one of the largest blocks of exposed granite in existence and 8,842 foot tall Half Dome which looks as if it has been chopped in half with an ax. Many impressive waterfalls and an alpine wilderness are ready to be discovered. Forty miles. Time to the South Gate is approximately 10 minutes.
Glacier Point Rd, CA, United Stateshttp://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/glacierpoint.htm(209) 372-0200Some of the most majestic and panoramic views of Yosemite Valley and the Sierra Nevada range are seen from this spectacular vantage point. Forty-four miles from The Inn.
Mariposa Grove Museum
Mariposa Grove Rd, CA, United Stateshttp://www.yosemiteconservancy.org/experience-yosemite/culture-historyYou will feel like a Lilliputian as you stroll among some of the worlds largest living things. The impressive Grizzly Giant is estimated to be 2,700 years old. Six miles from The Inn.
Yosemite's Wawona Golf Course
2005 Wawona Rd, Yosemite National Park, CA, United Stateshttp://www.yosemitepark.com/golf.aspx(209) 375-6572The nine hole Wawona Golf Course was designed in 1918 by famed architect Walter Fovargue and offers a Par 35 course surrounded by evergreen meadows. Eight miles.