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Tamarack Lodge at Bear Valley is a 3 building lodge located immediately off Highway 4 in the Hamlet of Tamarack 2.5 miles west of Bear Valley Village. If you reach Tamarack Pines Inn you have gone too far east up the Highway towards Bear Valley Village.

Best map address to use for online searches is;
18278 Highway 4, Bear Valley, CA 95223

Midway between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite on National Scenic Byway Highway 4,
see, at an elevation of 7000 ft.

  • 37 miles east of Murphy’s on Highway 4
  • 22 miles east of Arnold on Highway 4
  • 50 miles (approx) west of Markleeville and Grover Hot Springs

Distances to the following locations:

  • 20 miles east of Big Trees State Park on Highway 4.
  • 2 1/2 miles west of Bear Valley Village on Highway 4.
  • 5 miles west of Lake Alpine on Highway 4.
  • 5 miles west of Bear Valley Downhill Ski Area.
  • 22 miles west of Ebbetts Pass/Pacific Crest Trail on Highway 4.   Summer only  Restaurant, boat and kayak and canoe rentals, small camping store and lodging   Sky High Pizza and Creekside Dinning with the Grizzly Bar in Bear Valley Village
Bear Valley General Store 209-753-2842
Both of these are Located in the commercial center of the Bear Valley Lodge, Sky High Pizza offers an easy way to get a meal that all the family will enjoy.  Pizza, pasta, salads, beer and wine.  Eat in or order to go.  Busy on weekends and holidays! Creekside Dinning room has a relaxing enjoyable atmosphere to enjoy some table cloth dinning.  During the off season both establishment may close early.  Please call to make a reservation or to check their business hours.


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