Welcome to Tamarack Lodge at Bear Valley, located in Tamarack, Population 9!

TAMARACK LODGE AT BEAR VALLEY was NOT affected by the fire that burned the TAMARACK PINES INN on February 23rd, 2019.  WE are OPEN and STANDING STRONG.

SNO PLAY is OPEN but but there is a lot of snow so parking and sno play area is limit. Outside area OPEN 10 am to 5 pm daily.  $20 per car up to 6 people. Additional people are $5 each.  Inside common room, restrooms and picnic area open form  11 am to 4 pm.  

If you park on the road and use Tamarack Lodge as a Sno Play you will still be asked to pay the $20 use fee.  Caltrans may not allow this either as they are trying to plow the roads.  Please call first.  Vicky  209 753-2310

NEW – RENT A BED -COED BUNK ROOM bring your own sleeping bag- economical option for single people $30 to $50 per night.  If you need linens price is $10 per person per stay.  Towels and pillows are provided.  When booking just book for a single person or the bed will not show up in your booking search. 

Midweek Specials – Book online via this site for up to a 25% savings if you stay from Feb 24th to the end of the Season (end of April).  Lowest rate is to book our Lodge Room 3, 6 or 7 or for single the “rent a bed” (bring your sleeping bag) in coed bunk room (when booking just book for 1 person or the bed will not show up).   This matches the discount of Bear Valley Mountain Resorts up to 25% off tickets, lessons and rentals.  

Make a reservation online for one of our rooms,  via this web site, for a discounted rate so BOOK NOW! at the right of this page. 

Room rates range from $99 to $299, double occupancy, each additional child $10 extra and adults $20 extra per night.  Price does not reflect 20% hotel taxes and $10 resort fees.  No Pets.  Optional $5 -$10 breakfast served from 7 am to 10 am.  Some weekend and holiday single night stay available for an additional charge ( Lodge Room 3, 6, 7).

 or read on for more information or by using our MENU buttons at the top of the page to search for more information…

Detailed information-

Mountain  Friendly Tamarack Lodge at Bear Valley–  is a Family owned, Family run, Family Friendly Lodge, located on scenic Highway 4 near Bear Valley and 22 miles east of Arnold, 3 miles west of Bear Valley Village.   Easy access off Highway 4.  Close to beautiful Lake Alpine, Big Trees State Park, Pacific Crest Trail, Spicer, Utica and Union Reservoirs.  OPEN YEAR ROUND.

    • The Lodge is OPEN YEAR ROUND and offering 
    • 7 Lodge Rooms (#3  through #9) , with shared bathrooms, separate for men and women. ($99 to $229).  Some room adjoin to make family suites.
    • 1 Lodge room is a – Sleeping Bags room for the economically minded. Sleep 4 to 5.  Bring your own sleeping bags and towels.  And rent your own bed ($20 to $40).  COED!!!
    • 3 Chalet Room (#10, #11, #12),  with private bathrooms and one with a kitchenette.  ($149 to $229)
    • 2 Condo units – Each sleep 6, private bathroom, kitchenette.  Extra people accommodated on fold n goes (bring sleeping bags) ($229 to $299)
    • 2 Rent a Tent (glamping) Memorial Day to End September. ($69)
    • 5 campsites and 1 group campsite.  Memorial Day to Columbus Weekend.  It does get colder after Labor Day especially at nights.  But you can also Snow Camp in the Winter if you choose! ($49 -$159)
  • A few RV spots.  Bring electrical extension cord and hose for water. ($69)
  • Winter Camping for the hardy or Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts! ($10 per scout- leader stays free)

All guest  have access to flush toilets, hot showers and FULLY EQUIPPED GUEST KITCHEN included in the room rate or for small fee for campers. 

 There is an  optional expanded continental breakfast for $5 per person donation.  Served daily from 7 am to 10 am.  All rooms are self-serve, meaning that we DO NOT re-enter your room during your stay.  If you need extra towels, linens changed or trash removed please inform the innkeeper.  

Outside gas BBQ on our back deck is also available, as well as outdoor gas fire place for marshmallow roast!!!

  • 5 acres for for picnicking, hiking and playing
  • Season Petting Zoo (Summer only)
  • Season stream (Late Spring to Early Summer)
  • Rent a bunk room for bad weather option
  • Laundry and Dryer
  • Optional Breakfast for $5 -$10 per person, 7 am to 10 am.
  • One night stays OK!!!!  Camping and sleeping bag rooms.
  •  Fully Equipped Guest Kitchen
  • Lodge Rooms, Chalet Rooms, Bunk Rooms, Condo units, Campsite – individual and group, 2 rent a tent (glamping).
  • Weddings – self catered (2 night minimum – Total for 2 nights $5000.00 plus taxes and security deposit of $1000 for whole facility- Lodge, chalet and barn units, camping area and up to 100 extra guests)
  • Room booked for Winter Weekends, Holiday Weekends and Special Events usually require a 2 night minimum, except for the sleeping bags rooms, campsites and RV space.

Join Innkeepers, Vicky and Tim Johnson, this winter at Tamarack Lodge at Bear Valley for your spirit of adventure, love of nature and the outdoors.