Lakeshore Resort, Huntington Lake

Lakeshore Resort was built between 1922 and 1940 and consists of 28 cabins, restaurant, saloon and lodge hall.  The resort sits on 33 acres across the street from the main boat launch at Huntington Lake located in the southern Sierra Nevada.

Huntington Lake is located at 6,950 feet and is 7 mile longs by 1 mile wide. This lovely alpine lake is host to some of the best lake sailing in the United States that draws sailing competitors from all over the country. Fishing for rainbow trout, kokanee salmon and brown trout is also a favorite pastime at Huntington Lake.

Hiking in three wildernesses, "The best kept secret in the Sierra," including the John Muir, Ansel Adams and Kaiser are just outside your cabin door. Resident hiking experts can send you on a day long journey, just ask at the front desk and we will help you find the trail heads right here from Lakeshore Resort.  Day hikes or several days, we know just how to get there. Come explore this beautiful unspoiled area and see for yourself, you'll be hooked.

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Latitude: 37.2529619 Longitude: -119.1679652 Elevation: 6970 ft
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Lodging Style and Amenities

Lakeshore Resort offers rustic cabins that sleep 2 to 6 people, and most have kitchens.  Our cabins are heated by propane wall heaters or forced air.  Kitchens are stocked with all necessary furnishings.  Linens are provided, electricity (most of the time), hot and cold water.  The cabins are rustic, but comfortable and provide you with everything you need for your mountain getaway.  If you need anything, please don't hesitate to come to ask.

Our restaurant serves a variety of menu items and is well known for quality and service.  Stocking several fine wines and full bar service, the restaurant offers wonderful meals, especially if you just came off the trail. The open beam restaurant with a large granite fireplace and rustic wood with local artist renditions of the area decorating the walls will take you back in time.

The saloon offers a wide range of beverage choices and is a great place to meet with friends and talk about past and future adventures in the southern Sierra Nevada. A touch-tunes juke box offers the ability to listen to the music you want and dance a bit on our dance floor.  We also have dart boards and two big TVs for your enjoyment as well.  

If you would like to have your wedding or event in the mountains, you can't beat our 1920s lodge hall. The hall is 3,000 square feet with floor to ceiling french doors, oak and brass buffet, full bar and sound system.  Many folks have met their spouses at our dances and come back to remember the fun they had in our lodge hall.

In the summer, we offer marina services and rent sail boats, canoes and kayaks.  We also offer boat slip rentals for your convenience. In the winter, we offer snowmobile rentals.  Explore nearly 250 miles of groomed trails on reliable four stroke snowmobiles.  Enjoy an hour or take the whole day and enjoy lunch on the trail. Snowmobiling is a beautiful and affordable way to see the back country in the winter.

Seasons Open

Year round

Recreational Opportunities

Year round you can always explore nearby attractions like Mono Hot Springs, Edison and Florence Lake, John Muir Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, White Bark Vista, Kaiser Pass and numerous off road adventures. During the summer you can enjoy sailing, hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, horseback riding or just relaxing in the sun. In winter, you can enjoy downhill skiing just 2.5 miles away, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing on nearly 250 miles of groomed trails.  

Rate Range

$75 to $200 per night - rates vary with seasons

Driving Directions

Driving Directions from the North: Take HWY 99 South to HWY 180 East. Look for HWY 168 East and take that exit.

Driving Directions from the South: Take HWY 99 North to HWY 41 North and then take HWY 180 East. Stay in the right lane and immediately look for HWY 168 East and take that exit.

NOTES AND MILESTONES: Follow HWY 168 East to Huntington Lake. There are places where HWY 168 is also called Tollhouse Road, but keep following the signs for HWY 168! HWY 168 is very windy and only two lanes most of the way. Just past the town of Prather, at the Junction of HWY168 and Lodge Road, there is a stop sign with a Park and Ride on your right. Turn left at the stop sign and head up HWY 168. This will become a four-lane highway for a while until in narrows again to two-lanes just before Shaver Lake. You will pass through the town of Shaver Lake, then Tamarack Lodge and Ski Area will be on your right and finally China Peak Ski Area, again on your right. We are located just 2.5 Miles Past China Peak. HWY 168 ends at Huntington Lake Road and Kaiser Pass Road. Keep following Huntington Lake Road 1 MI to Lakeshore Resort. Lakeshore looks like a small town with a Saloon, Restaurant, General Store and Lodge on the right and across from the Saloon is the Post Office. Welcome! You made it!

**Note: If you enter a street address for Lakeshore, CA - GPS and Internet maps send you through the town of Big Creek, this road is closed in the winter, do not follow their directions!

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

Family owned since 1988, established in 1922.  Owners are managers on site year round.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome for an additional $15 per night.

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