We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Big Meadow Lodge

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Big Meadow Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 16: English reviews
Start your review of Big Meadow Lodge
 Click to rate
Albion, California
Reviewed 8 October 2016

If you're looking for a place to stay during fishing season, I'd really recommend this place. It's basic, no frills, and it really is suited for outdoorsmen. There's a fish cleaning station somewhere on the property. The bed was good, the bathroom coffinlike, and the tiny fridge/microwave area okay. The minifridge was cold enough to freeze yogurt. You must either...

Thank Catherine K
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We stayed in one of the small cabins, which was clean with a decent bed, hot water and a coffee machine with fresh coffee, for the one night we stayed there on route to Bodie. It seems to cater well for fishing trips. The view of the mountains is lovely too.

2Thank Elizatripit
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We only stayed one night in this lodge on the way to Yosemite but absolutely loved it. The rooms were large, clean and welcoming. You get a little fire pit outside if you want or can do what we did and sit outside to watch the stars (managed to see a shooting star!) There is a road nearby but the...

1Thank Heather M
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I wrote a nice long review on Yelp, so I'll keep this a little shorter. My family and I stayed here for three nights during our fishing trip and it was great. Our beds were very comfortable and the highway noise wasn't bad at all..it was kind of fun to sit outside of our cabin (7) and watch the trucks...

2Thank Michelle M
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Great experience, staying in a cabin in these surroundings. Waking up, practically in the middle of nowhere, seeing those snowy mountains. We loved it! It's easy to find, and the cabins are larger than they seem on the outside. The interior is basic, but sufficient. Room was clean too. Happy to find the extra blanket and heaters, because if it...

1Thank Elisabeth2511
Norco, California
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I was a bit leery when we drove up to to this lodge and checked in but I had reservations and we were very tired. When we went into the cabin my first thought was how small it was. Then I saw all the knotty pine on the walls and ceiling which was truly amazing and gave it a warm...

1Thank Debbie H
Sunnyvale, California
Reviewed 16 October 2015

In other locations, this would seem fairly overpriced, but for Bridgeport where everything seems to cost more than it should, this is not bad. We had a small cabin without an inch to spare to move around in, but perhaps the most comfortable bed of any hotel or timeshare we've ever been to anywhere. It was amusing that there was...

1Thank Kathleen J
Spring, Texas
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Big Meadow Lodge had rates about 25% less than that of other hotels along 395. We saw the mixed reviews both on here and Trivago, so we were a bit hesitant. Only one room was left, so we decided to go for it. We were pleasantly surprised. This isn't luxury and the rooms are tiny, but the room was clean,...

2Thank James S
Reviewed 17 September 2015

We stayed here for two nights while in the area visiting Yosemite and Bodie. The room was really nice and clean and comfort with able with a great shower and the view was amazing. I would recommend staying here.

1Thank SpitfireSVG
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Pros. Very clean, nice looking, comfortable beds, close to hot springs. Cons. Extreme noise from CA395, fan that suppose to cool the room (no air-conditioning) is on timer so every time you come back it is very hot and it take very long time to cool it, very small room (beds and 1 ft around them), unstaffed in the evening....

Thank Yuri B

21 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (18)
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Bathroom (1)
Room/Suite (4)
Other (11)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (3)
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Bridgeport
2.4 km away
Walker River Lodge
Walker River Lodge
#1 of 5 in Bridgeport
179 reviews
32.5 km away
Lake View Lodge
Lake View Lodge
#2 of 4 in Lee Vining
560 reviews
2.3 km away
Ruby Inn
Ruby Inn
#2 of 5 in Bridgeport
122 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.3 km away
Virginia Creek Settlement
Virginia Creek Settlement
#1 of 8 in Bridgeport
273 reviews
2.3 km away
Bridgeport Inn
Bridgeport Inn
#4 of 4 in Bridgeport
118 reviews
37.4 km away
West Walker Motel
West Walker Motel
#2 of 2 in Walker
45 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located just 1 miles south of Bridgeport, guests can enjoy BBQ grills, picnic tables, and fire pits at Big Meadow Lodge. All rooms include free WiFi and a flat screen TV with free HBO film channels. A microwave, compact refrigerator and coffee machine are included in each rustic guest room at Big Meadow Lodge. Fishing equipment storage is provided at the property. A fish cleaning station and freezers are located on site for convenience. The Bodie Ghost Town turnoff is 5 minutes away. Bridgeport Reservoir and Marina are within 6.4 miles of Big Meadow Lodge. Robinson Creek Campground and Twin Lakes are 12.4 miles away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Meadow Lodge

Address: 74878 Highway 395, Bridgeport, CA 93517
Region: United States > California > Bridgeport
Price Range: ₹ 4,628 - ₹ 6,976 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda and Priceline so you can book your Big Meadow Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Big Meadow Lodge staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Big Meadow Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Cabin 6 is the closest to Interstate 395 and there is some traffic noise”
 of 5 bubbles debbiehX6827ET, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room/Lodge 1 is nice.”
 of 5 bubbles SpitfireSVG, 17 Sep 2015 | Read review
2 of 2