Welcome to Tamarack Lodge at Bear Valley  2017/2018

Old Man Winter has been sleeping lately but is just beginning to wake up!!!  With snow predicted some time during Monday thru Wednesday January 8th to 10th we are excited to have it welcome our 2018 visitors.   Our sled hill as become a bit more of a puddle so we are welcoming the snow.

Bear Valley Ski is OPEN ALL DAY on Sunday January 7th but will close the lifts for two days for snow maintenance and grooming on Monday January 8th and Tuesday January 9th. They will reopen on Wednesday January 10th.

But do not let that stop you from visiting our beautiful area, hopefully watch the snow come down, if not go for hike, Lake Alpine is especially beautiful as it is almost completely ice over and is worth the walk to view its splendor. So come spend the night or come for the day ($20 per car- 10 am to 5 pm).  Innkeepers Tim and Vicky welcome you!

LIFT CLOSURE at BEAR VALLEY SKI AREA is MONDAY 1/8/2018 and 1/9/2018 re- opening on 1/10/2018-  – for more information visit their web page at https://www.bearvalley.com/ or give them an call at 209-753-2301

Snowman making at Tamarack Lodge at Bear Valley.  Spend the night or come for the day! Day Visitor welcome from 10 am to 5 pm.  $20 per car. Access to 5 acres for snow play, common room with fireplace, guest kitchen with microwave and hot water and clean restrooms.  Inside and outside picnic areas.



SNOW SCULPTURE BUILDING AT TAMARACK is LOTS OF FUN!  This year we are going to take pictures and have a snowman mural on our wall.

Marshmallow Roast 7 pm to 9 pm Saturdays and Holidays.  $5 per person.

Enjoy evening marshmallow roast over our gas driven outside campfire ring!

Tamarack Lodge at Bear Valley will be doing DAILY marshmallow roast.  7 pm to 9 pm. Or by request for DAY VISITOR by to roast marshmallows, make a s’more and have a cup of hot chocolate. Some times we even have a hot dog roast too.  $5 per person. Call for more information at 209-753-2310  or just drop by at 18278 Highway 4, Tamarack – Bear Valley, CA 95223.

Winter Camping : Primitive CAMPING SITES and RV Parking  For the hardy!!!!  Boys/Girls Scouts this is a great place to get those merit badge completed.

Winter – Camping at Tamarack Lodge at Bear Valley

  • Access to inside toilets
  • Warming “Common Room” with fire place
  • Option rental of kitchen space ($25 per group)
  • 5 acres for snow play
  • area’s to snowshoe
  • 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!!!!
  • Price $10 per person with a minimum of payment of $40 for the first 4 people.

At little about Tamarack Lodge – it 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 Lake Alpine.

The Lodge is transitioning to no longer being B & B and is now offering  a FULLY EQUIPPED GUEST KITCHEN that’s available to all guests during their stay.    However, during our transitional period an optional continental breakfast is still available with a $5 per person donation.  Served daily from 7 am to 10 am.

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

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.

Cannot spend the night –  then come for our snow play 10 am to 5 pm.  $20 per car.  Sled, tube, play, enjoy our common room with fireplace,  access to hot drink and cold drink for a small fee.  Need to us our kitchen or BBQ for your group.  Please pre arrange for a $10 fee.  Call vicky at 209-753-2310