Elevate your stay at Pinecrest Chalet. Minimum of 2 nights stay on weekends (Fri. & Sat.)



Our chalets have full kitchens and sleep up to 14. Our more intimate cottages are perfect for a cozy two- to four-person stay amidst majestic pines.


Guests are invited to enjoy our community areas including our pool, bear garden, den full of good books, games, and movies. Visit the lobby and enjoy a hot drink.

Pet Friendly

If you are bringing  your lovely and adorable pets, Pinecrest Chalet is a pet friendly resort! Feel free to inquire about our pet friendly accommodations.

Experience Comfort

The Pinecrest Chalet is a hotel and resort in Pinecrest, CA, Located near Pinecrest Lake and Dodge Ridge Ski Resort. The Chalet is a mountain resort offering RV sites, 23 amenity-filled cottages and chalets. We feature a unique venue for weddings, family reunions, and corporate retreats.

About the Chalet

The Pinecrest Chalet is a Sierra Nevada landmark and tradition founded in 1952 as a rustic three-story dorm room with a separate kitchen and an outhouse. Over the past sixty years “the Chalet” has grown considerably and has hosted thousands of guests from all around the world.  The  year-round family resort is close to the world-renowned Lair of the Golden Bear summer family camps just downstream.

Furnished Studios, Cabins, and Townhouses

Pinecrest Chalet units can accommodate groups of different sizes. Find what’s best for you!

Group Retreats During Fall and Spring

Reserve the entire Lair of the Golden Bear and/or Pinecrest Chalet for your corporate retreat, organizational event, or family reunion.

About the Chalet

Pinecrest isn’t just for relaxing—come experience a new thrill! Enjoy a cozy stay in our cabins while the snow season begins, and take advantage of the proximity of nearby Dodge Ridge Ski Resort.

Camp at Pinecrest

Enjoy your summer at Pinecrest. Experience water and nature with your family.

Our Remodeled Muir Unit

Come stay at our renovated Muir Unit, featuring all new furnishings, and a clean and contemporary aesthetic.

Plan a Pinecrest Wedding

Let us host your wedding at one of our charming mountain properties in Pinecrest. The Pinecrest Chalet offer beautiful rustic settings for a destination wedding weekend.

Convenient to skiing at Dodge Ridge, helpful staff, toasty warm rooms and plenty of hot water. Full-size kitchen appliances and everything we needed in the kitchen.


Family with young children

Amazing family memories! I love everything about our experience in Pinecrest Chalet and how comfortable my family is there.


Mom with Kids


Pinecrest Lake

Pinecrest Recreation Area is located at Pinecrest Lake, a 300-acre lake owned and operated by Pacific, Gas and Electric Company. It is located 30 miles east of Sonora on State Highway 108. The Recreation Area lies in a timbered setting at an elevation of 5,600 feet. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife regularly stocks Pinecrest Lake with rainbow trout.

Dodge Ridge Ski Resort

Dodge Ridge Wintersports Area is a ski area near Pinecrest, California in Tuolumne County, off of Highway 108, 30 mi east of Sonora. The resort in located in the Stanislaus National Forest and operates under a special use permit.


Call (209) 965-3276

Pinecrest Chalet

500 Dodge Ridge Rd.
Pinecrest, CA 95364

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