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California Luxury Lodging Clockwise from top, Sergio Ballivian / tandemstock.com; Airstream; Brad Bek / tandemstock.com Want to experience the woods but not sleep in them? Here are some options in Mammoth Lakes. Left: A calm reflection of the Cathedral Spires as seen from the valley floor in Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park. Upper right: Relaxing outside an Airstream trailer. Right: Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite. Go "Glamping" For many people, RV-based trips are a great middle ground between tent camping and a hotel. But there are plenty of ways to have a glamorous camping experience in the Sierra Nevada. Here are two venues. Inn Town Campground, Nevada City: With easy access to hiking trails and the South Fork of the Yuba River, this new spot has the usual tent campsites and RV hookups, but also a well-designed commons area, and stylish canvas tents for rent with wood floors, comfy beds and fresh linens. Yosemite Lakes RV Resort: A large and friendly RV campground with a community feel, it provides easy access to Yosemite National Park, and immediate access to the South Fork of the Tuolumne River. There are also a variety of cabin and yurt rentals available. —B.F. Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa: Fireplace suites, three restaurants, massages and minigolf. Snowcreek Resort: Large athletic club, great golf and fun for all seasons. 80|50 Mammoth: Private-residence club with rooftop lounge, village gondola access and climate- controlled wine storage. The Village Lodge: Heated pools, direct ski-trail access and nearby moun- tain-bike rentals. The Westin Monache Resort: Mountainside views, luxury suites and year-round hot tubs. Juniper Springs Resort: Mountain-framed land- scape, ski access and condo comfort. October 2016 Alaska Beyond Magazine 81 ABM 10.16 California.indd 81 9/20/16 12:47 PM