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Located on the south shore of beautiful Huntington Lake, California
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LAKEVIEW COTTAGES is on the quiet south shore at the west end of Huntington Lake. Huntington Lake is located about 60 miles east of Fresno at an elevation of 7000 feet in the High Sierra.
Our season runs from the weekend after Memorial Day to mid-September, weather permitting. Temperatures at our peaceful setting in the summer usually range in the 70's in the daytime with cooler nights.
Our historic cabins have been updated to provide wonderful, rustic vacation lodging with all the necessary amenities. We even have free Wi-Fi. All the details can be found here on our web site.
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic this season, and to comply with recommendations for social distancing, Lakeview Cottages will not be hosting any large gatherings of guests. We will not host our usual pancake breakfast, nor our usual potluck dinner, nor campfires at the large campfire ring. We urge our guests to follow the guidelines of the CDC, U.S. Forest Service, and the State of California in regard to recommended practices for social distancing. Please review our CoVid-19 page.
Our cabins are about 150 feet from the lake shore. We take pride in our historic resort of 12 cabins and maintain their cleanliness and the peacefulness our guests seek. Whether you are looking for a family vacation spot or a romantic getaway, you've come to the right place. Available for weekly rental are one and two bedroom cabins. Two-bedroom cabins have one queen-sized and one full-sized bed. Two-bedroom cabins have one queen-sized and one double bed. One-bedroom cabins have a queen bed, except for M which has a full-sized bed and a twin bed. Cots are available as well, up to two per cabin. Note the capacity of each cabin and charges for additional guests on the rate sheet. Wi-Fi is free. All cabins have been upgraded with tiled showers.
The kitchens have full-sized refrigerators and a gas cooking top with three burners (but no oven except for L). Dishes, silverware, cooking utensils (all new in 2012), are provided. Barbecues for charcoal cooking are available for your use. Check "Packing for your Lakeview Cottages vacation" for a complete list.
BOATS AND DOCKS
We rent aluminum boats with Honda 4 stroke motors. Our paddle boats, stand-up paddleboards, canoes and kayaks are available to everyone in your cabin on a first come, first served basis for a flat fee of $100 per week or fraction. We have also expanded our beach area. Guests with their own boats may use our dock on a space available basis for a small weekly fee. Call or email us for more details.
The clear cool mountain lake provides a perfect setting for the novice and experienced angler. Both trolling and shoreline fishing are popular. If you are new to trout fishing, your host can probably help.
Huntington Lake offers water related activities of fishing, swimming, water skiing, sailing and kayaking.
Many hiking opportunities, mountain bike trails and Geocaches are around the lake and among nearby mountains that provide spectacular scenery and activities for the enjoyment of our guests. Check our Facebook page for photos of some of these opportunities.
HuntingtonLake.info has a calendar of activities around the lake and other useful information.
The US Forest Service says "Huntington Lake is one of California's premier sailing lakes. Nearly five miles long, this lake is surrounded by mountains on three sides and contained on its western end by three dams. On summer days, hot air from the central San Joaquin Valley expands and rises up the canyon, forcing cool air that has settled above the lake at night into the mountains above. This thermal effect produces consistent afternoon westerly winds averaging 15 mph - ideal for sailing."
A stable at the lake offers horseback rides for full and half day trips.
Read Los Angeles Times writer Thomas Curwen's account of his stay at Lakeview Cottages and his poetic piece on the process of closing the resort for the winter "An elegy for summertime: At a small resort in the Sierra, the cabins are boarded up for winter. It's a ritual of time and memory."
This latter article is accompanied by an audio slide show by Mark Boster.
Cabin rental at Huntington Lake, California
Phone (559) 553-3550 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Business mailing address: 710 Van Ness #189, Fresno, CA 93721
Lakeview Cottages is operated under special use permit with the Sierra National Forest. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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