Just a few miles away from Bass Lake is Yosemite National Park. Some years we venture the stomach lurching winding drive to the valley, and most often not. However, just a few miles into the park, and not too far from the cabin is the historic Wawona Hotel, built in 1879 and frequented by Teddy Roosevelt. On Saturday evenings they have an outdoor BBQ on the lawn underneath the massive pine trees. We went for dinner one night, and then explored the "Pioneer Village" just a short walk away. It was 80 degrees, quiet, beautiful, and thankfully, not on fire!!! (As seemingly half the state is).