Interested in finding a vacation spot that’s a really well kept secret? Consider Bridgeport, California. This lovely little town is located on the eastern slopes of the High Sierras in a serene valley, and provides some delightful and surprising
Buellton is about three hours east of San Francisco, and about an hour and a half south of Reno. With a cool climate in the winter, and warm in the summer, Bridgeport offers a wonderful environment for its natural hot springs, trout streams and lakes for fishing, and a very interesting ghost town nearby. For a relaxing get-away, Bridgeport is ideal.
Details Of Available Accommodations
With nearby trout fishing and hot springs, the Ruby Inn Best Western has 30 rooms and offers clean, quiet bedrooms with friendly, hospitable staff. With rates ranging from $40 to $80 a night, each room has a coffee maker and complimentary coffee beans, cable TV, wired and wireless internet access, microwave, refrigerator, iron, and ironing board, with a Jacuzzi accommodating 15 people and gas grill barbeque outside. A complimentary breakfast is provided each morning.
Two great choices in Bridgeport are sister hotels, the Cain House and the Silver Maple Inn, both located in gorgeous serene settings. Rates range from $75 for a room with one queen bed per night to $108 for two queen beds at the Silver Maple, and $108 for one queen bed to $162 per night for a two room cottage, with the rates varying with the season. Special rates are available for seniors, AARP and AAA members. Children under five are free in rooms with their parents.
For travelers searching for RV parks or campgrounds, the Bridgeport Reservoir RV Park and Marina offers a perfect solution. The RV Park offers 12 pull-through and two back-in sites with water, electricity, and sewer hook-up as well as 20 dry camping sites, many with lake views, picnic tables, and fire-pits. Rates start from $32 per day for weekday as well as weekly, monthly, and seasonal packages for RVs. For the camping enthusiast, rates for tents and dry camp sites range from $20 per day, to $120 per week, $275 per month, and a seasonal rate.
With breathtaking scenery, a wide range of activities in the Bridgeport area including trout fishing, hiking, and picnicking, and an area that is spiritually sacred to the Paiute Indians, Bridgeport offers a variety of relaxing and interesting activities. Approximately 12 miles away, is the authentic Wild West ghost town of Bodie, which became a mining camp during the gold rush in 1859. Booming until the late 1880’s, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961.