Lakeshore Resort - Huntington Lake

Lakeshore Resort is a vacation getaway designed to take you away from the stress of everyday work and life. We are open year-round for seasonal fun and we offer Cabin Rentals , RV Park, Restaurant & Saloon, General Store, and a Marina.

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    Alpine Skiing, Cross Country (Nordic) Skiing, Snowmobiling, and Snowshoeing Read More
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How to get to Lakeshore Resort at Huntington Lake

We are located in the Sierra National Forest at 7000 ft at Huntington Lake; 70 Mi NE of Fresno, 60 Mi from Clovis, 20 Mi from Shaver Lake and 2.5 Mi from China Peak Ski Area.

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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!

Please check in for Cabins and RVs. Before 5:00 pm, please register in the Reservations Office in the summer and the General Store in the winter. If you arrive after 5:00 pm you will need to register in the Saloon. If the Saloon is closed, they will tape a map on the Saloon door, or you may refer to the map included with this confirmation email. Be sure to know your cabin number! Cabins are located up the driveway to the right of the Lodge Hall. Go to your assigned cabin, the cabin door will be left unlocked, porch light on and the heat on during the winter. Please pick up your key and sign in at the Reservation Office (or General Store in the Winter) in the morning,

**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!

 


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How to get to Lakeshore Resort at Huntington Lake

We are located in the Sierra National Forest at 7000 ft at Huntington Lake; 70 Mi NE of Fresno, 60 Mi from Clovis, 20 Mi from Shaver Lake and 2.5 Mi from China Peak Ski Area.

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 Sierra Summit Ski Area, again on your right. We are located just 2.5 Miles Past Sierra Summit. 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!

Please check in for Cabins and RVs. Before 5:00 pm, please register in the Reservations Office in the summer and the General Store in the winter. If you arrive after 5:00 pm you will need to register in the Saloon. If the Saloon is closed, they will tape a map on the Saloon door, or you may refer to the map included with this confirmation email. Be sure to know your cabin number! Cabins are located up the driveway to the right of the Lodge Hall. Go to your assigned cabin, the cabin door will be left unlocked, porch light on and the heat on during the winter. Please pick up your key and sign in at the Reservation Office (or General Store in the Winter) in the morning,

**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!

 

Lakeshore Resort was built in 1922. Lakeshore is one of the few remaining wooden structures of its kind in a National Forest and has been nominated for the National Registry of Historic Places. In 1922, Harry Allen, a heavy equipment engineer who worked on the building of the dams, built the General Store / Hotel and some of the cabins. He was the person who took a Model T Ford over the mountains establishing the Kaiser Pass Road to the backcountry. Harry and his wife Merle provided housing and comfort for the men working on the Big Creek hydroelectric project during the early 20’s. The hotel was used as a resting place and medical facility for the men who became sick or injured while working on the Ward Tunnel.

 

lkshroldlogoThe history of Lakeshore Resort and Huntington Lake is tied into the building of one of the most ambitious hydroelectric projects in California history. In 1924 Allen lost the resort to a cattleman named J.C. Walling. Walling built the offices and lodge hall, and more cabins and owned Lakeshore until 1945. During the war years, Huntington Lake was not visited much due to gas rationing and the dams had to be protected from saboteurs.

 

Lakeshore was again purchased in 1945 by the Edwards / Vandergrif family and was owned by them until 1976. The years between 1976 and 1984 were tough times for Lakeshore. The resort was owned by limited partnerships and sold three times during that eight-year period. The owners changed the name to Alpine Village and again to Canadian Village. At the end of the summer season in 1984, Lakeshore closed its door and went into bankruptcy.

 

On Labor Day weekend of 1987, the resort was boarded up and abandoned. Stephen and Melinda Sherry were camping at Deer Creek Campground across from the resort. They, along with their four children had been coming up to the area since 1973. Mr. Sherry said to his wife “let’s go over and look around Lakeshore”. After exploring around the resort Sherry spotted a sign that said if anyone was interested in this property to contact the trustee in Fresno. Steve said to his wife, these fateful words, “If this looks as good as I think, we’re going to buy this place”. So after much research into the history and business, on November 16, 1987, the Sherrys went to court in Fresno and purchased Lakeshore Resort. What they got was a resort that hadn’t been used in three years plus, 29 cabins, an RV Park, saloon, restaurant, market, 19 hotel rooms, offices, lobby area, lodge hall with attached sun room which was falling down, various out buildings, post office and its own sewer plant.lkshroldlogo2

 

In the summer of 1988 some of the facilities were opened to the public. The sunroom was reattached to the lodge hall, the sewer plant made operational, the saloon, restaurant and general store opened. The Sherry’s are still the owners along with their daughter and son-in-law, Gabrielle and Niles Kant, who operate Lakeshore Resort. Three of their grandchildren live up here year around and go to Sierra High School 40 miles down the mountain.

 

The resort has become the hub of activity year round, serving fine food in the restaurant, accommodating guests in the cabins and at the RV Park. The lodge hall is open for conventions, dances, family reunions, meetings, regatta banquets, receptions and weddings. We often cater special events through our restaurant in the hall. During the season, the Saloon offers Monday Night Football on the satellite TVs and All U Can Eat Taco Bar. 

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eventsHave you ever dreamed of having your very special event in the pituresque mountains of the High Sierra?  Imagine a lakeside wedding in the summer with a warm breeze on the rocky point.  Or perhaps a wooded area in the fall surrounded by pines and the natural beauty that can only be described as breathtaking.  Even a winter wedding in the snow, outside in the meadow or in the Lodge Hall where the floor to ceiling windows let you watch the snowflakes fall.  Lakeshore Resort and the Huntington Lake area are the best-kept secret in the Sierra.  We have been planning weddings and receptions for almost 30 years.  Our team of professionals will help you execute your dreams in a beautiful setting for much less than you may expect.

We invite you to view the photos and check out all that Lakeshore Resort has to offer for your very special day. Click here to see photos from a few past weddings.  We cater all weddings to each guest’s individual needs.  Call and talk to our events coordinator and discuss all the possibilities at (559) 893-3193 or email Jeff Barry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Testimonies from couples that have had their weddings at Lakeshore Resort: 

"Our wedding at Lakeshore absolutely surpassed all expectations of how wonderful the day would be.  I was told I was the most 'stress free' bride by many people as I prepared for the wedding and the credit goes to how easy everything was throughout the planning process and our wedding day at Lakeshore.  The staff was superb, even helping us organize babysitting and a 'kids room' for children during the reception.  The food was delicious.  We had ample choices and our guests happily gobbled up our rehearsal dinner, wedding night and breakfast buffet fare."

"The lodge de'cor was perfect, bar service wonderful and help with our band set up and reception organization was also flawless.  I got to be a true bride, not worry about anything, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, our gorgeous lakeside ceremony, and reception that we will always remember as one of the most fun nights of our lives.  I highly recommend Lakeshore Lodge to any bridal couple looking for a magical mountain destination wedding!"

Christina E. Schmidt Wood, MS,NE
President, Baby Bistro Brands


"Wow, were do I even start!!!

My daughter wanted a January wedding, in an old rustic lodge, with snow all around. She got exactly that at the Lodge at Huntington. We met with Gabrielle, and she was willing to do whatever we wanted to make that happen. I stayed in contact with her thru e-mail, all my questions and concerns were answered and met. The day of the wedding started out with about a foot of new snow, but her staff worked to clear the snow for the guests. It was absolutely beautiful. The Lodge speaks for itself, but we were able to decorate however we wanted. The food was outstanding, our guests complimented that it was the best "wedding food" they have had. With the Restaurant, Lodge, Saloon, it was just a fun rustic setting. Gabrielle and her staff were easy to work with, and very fair. My daughter got her dream wedding, fresh snow and all!!"

Robin Cooper


“Just wanted to say thank you for everything! It was truly the wedding I had hoped and dreamed about forever and thanks to a lot of hard work by many people, my dream came true. It was a fun, gorgeous affair and I know you and your staff worked hard to get the room done and ready and it sure paid off...it was awesome and looked spectacular!!

Everything from the point at the lake where we had the ceremony, to the banquet room, to the DELICIOUS food, was absolutely great! I can't tell you how many friends came up to me and told me not only was it the most fun wedding they had been to and how much fun they had staying in your quaint cabins, but how astonished they were at the quality and taste of the dinner that was served! Also at the transformation of the old lodge into a beautiful ballroom, the service of your staff (Keri, Peter, Alicia, and all the others who worked that weekend) and so much more.

Thanks so much for everything. You guys outdid yourselves!!"

Take care,

Marlies Mekking


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Lakeshore Resort
61953 Huntington Lake Rd
PO Box 197
Lakeshore, CA 93634
Phone: 559-893-3193
Fax: 559-893-2193
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