Reservation Policy

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Once a reservation has been made the guests credit card will be run through for the full amount of the rooms stay plus 6% Calaveras TOT occupancy tax and 4% room and credit card processing fees for a total of 10% taxes.  The credit card will only be run after the innkeeper confirms the online or telephone booking.

If the booking is made online an automatic reservation confirmation is sent to the guest.  A second confirmation letter will be sent shortly by the innkeeper emailing the guest important guest check in information.

If a cancellation is after the initial booking but prior to the cancellation period the guest will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. If a guest cancels during the cancellation period there will be a minimum one night charged. If staying additional days and the innkeeper is able to re-book the remainder of the cancel stay the guest will get refund less the first night – but only if the rooms get re-booked.

No refunds for bad weather, lack of or to much snow, illness, emergency family situations, car problems etc…

Tamarack Lodge is a no pets and no smoking facility.

General Information

No pets or smoking are allowed in any of the Lodge buildings.

All rates are subject to the addition of a 6% Calaveras County Occupancy Tax plus 4% credit card processing and room tax for a total of 10% tax.

All rooms are provided with Bed Linen, Pillows, and Towels consistent with the listed occupancy rates.

Some rooms can accommodate additional small children on a fold n go (fold out mattress on the floor) with parent provided sleeping bags. (Check for details)

An additional charge of $10 per day will be added for all occupancy in excess of the listed occupancy levels which is listed room occupancy.

These rates compare favorably with other rooms available in the Local Bear Valley, Arnold and Murphys area which list a rate of up to $330 to $400 for a 2 day weekend stay for a single room or small condo unit.

There is easy access from Highway 4 to the Lodge with plenty of parking available. Snow clearing, for access and parking, is provided as soon as possible after snowfalls. You are responsible for your own vehicles and please remember that it is California Law to carry chains in winter months.

For road conditions in any season call Cal Tran at 1-800-476-ROAD, Highway 4.

All rooms include a simple continental breakfast -self serve and self clean up served from 7 am to 9 am daily.

A guest kitchen that is fully equipped is open to all Tamarack Lodge Guests – refrigerator and food storageunit are avialible.

Tamarack Lodge guest are invited to enjoy all common area’s which include guest a lounge with TV/DVD/Wifi, small library, kids play area, guest telephone (cells phones do not work well in the small halment of Tamarack) and out door BBQ plus campfire circle.

Winter offers a small sledding hill and complimentary sleds and snowshoes. 2.5 miles from the cross country ski trail head and 6 miles to the Bear Valley Mountain Resort for downhill skiing and boarding.

Summers offers a small seasonal stream, biking, and hiking trail out the back door. 6 miles to Lake Alpine and 8 miles to Spicer, Uitica and Union reservoirs.

Tamarack Lodge is also ideal for family reunions and retreats, small groups and get togethers. Boy Scout and Girl Scout camp outs or over nights. Beautifully located for  an small simple outdoor Wedding Ceremony or reception.

We are your “cure for the common cabin” offering affordable Bed and Breakfast lodging for the family.