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

Main Lodge at Tamarack Lodge at Bear Valley.  7 lodge rooms, 2 bunk rooms, 3 chalet rooms, 2 condos,  & camping, guest kitchen and common room.

Fall is upon us which means, changing of the colors, hunting season, crisp clear days, great hiking and biking,  evening campfire and discounted rates!  Cheapest rooms rate are booked through this web site.  Lowest room rate is below $89.00 during the Fall Season.  Shared bathroom unit, private bathroom units, condo units, kitchen, and optional breakfast.  Free Wifi!

Fall Colors on  Highway 4:


During the Month of November we will be doing some deep cleaning and renovations to some of our property and buildings.  We will still be open but will take call in reservations (209)-753-2310 or walk in reservation ONLY (3 pm to 10 pm)  Online the rooms are blocked off until we know exactly which room are usable for overnight stays.   Future bookings from November 21 into the future can still be booked online.  

Nature Enthusiast 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.
    • 3 Chalet Room (#10, #11, #12),  with private bathrooms and one with a kitchenette
    • 2 Bunk Rooms – mini bunk room sleeps 6, large bunk rooms sleeps 8-10.  Bring Sleeping Bags.  Shared bathrooms with lodge rooms.
    • 2 Condo units – Each sleep 6, private bathroom, kitchenette.  Extra people accommodated on fold n goes (bring sleeping bags)
    • 2 Rent a Tent (glamping) Memorial Day to End September. 
    • 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!
  • A few RV spots.  Bring electrical extension cord and hose for water.
  • Winter Camping for the hardy or Boy Scouts!

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 per person, 7 am to 10 am.
  • One night stays OK!!!!  Camping and Bunk 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)
  • Room booked for Winter Weekends, Holiday Weekends and Special Events usually require a 2 night minimum, except for the bunk rooms.

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.