The Young Scandinavians Club owns a slice of paradise on the shores of Clear Lake, California’s largest natural lake. Located 2 1/2 hours north of San Francisco, the Clear Lake cabin is open as a weekend destination for YSC members from May through September, featuring the perfect climate for this camping-style lakeside location. During the off season, the cabin is available for full buyout, and will be setup with beds in the two front rooms, as well as the ladies’ locker room.
Many of the events the YSC organizes at the cabin during weekends throughout the summer are include meals from breakfast on Saturday through Sunday’s lunch. If you are going up to the cabin for an event, please see the event description for information on what will be provided.
9325 Bass Road, Kelseyville, CA 95451
You will nearly certainly arrive by car, as the public transportation possibilities are almost non-existent.
Directions from San Francisco
- Take HWY 101 North past Santa Rosa
- Take the River Road/Guerneville Exit (exit 494)
- Turn Right onto Mark West Springs Rd (becomes Porter Creek Rd) and go 10.5 miles until it ends
- Turn Left at the stop sign onto Petrified Forrest Rd towards Calistoga and go 4.6 miles until it ends
- Turn Left at the stop sign onto Foothill Blvd/HWY 128 and go for 0.8 miles
- Turn Right onto Tubbs Lane and go for 1.3 miles until it ends
- Turn Left onto Hwy 29 and go for 28 miles over Mt. Saint Helena through Middletown to the stoplight in Lower Lake
- Turn Left onto Hwy 29 at Lower Lake (Shell Station on left) and go for 7.5 miles
- Turn Right onto Soda Bay Road/Hwy 281 (Kits Corner Store on right) and go for 4.3 miles
- Turn Right onto Bass Road (just after Montezuma Way and a church) and go for 0.3 miles
- Turn Right at the third driveway with the YSC sign
- If you come to Konocti Harbor Inn, you’ve just missed Bass Road
Parking is limited, so please try to park as close to the next car as possible, and choose a parking spot according to when you plan to leave. Otherwise you may find yourself blocked in on Sunday morning.
Sleep under the stars on the main lawn (mattresses are provided), or pitch a tent on the back lawn. Tent space is limited, so please do not bring a large tent to a busy weekend. To sleep outside in California’s dry, mosquito-free climate is wonderful. Please note that the lawn sprinklers run at 4am on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
WHAT TO BRING
Bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towel, swimsuit, sunscreen, flip-flops, and anything else you may need for fun activities at the lake. If you are going up for a YSC event, you may want to bring your dancing shoes, or earplugs depending on when you plan on turning in for the night. Tap water at the cabin is safe to drink, but many members bring a cooler full of ice, bottled water, and other necessities. The nearest store is 5 miles (8km) away.
Private boats are welcome. There is no fee for boats being moored overnight but please let the cabin master know in advance so that we can make sure there is room for everyone. Please note that boat trailers cannot be parked on the YSC grounds. All boats must comply with the new Invasive Mussel Program. There is a $1,000 fine for non-compliance.
All lights and music must be turned off at midnight. This does not apply to specially denoted party weekends. Please see the description of specific events for additional information.
We have a list of chores, and ALL guests are expected to sign up for these upon arrival. The success of any Clear Lake event relies on EVERYONE helping out.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Everyone who attends events hosted by the Club, including stays at the Tahoe or Clear Lake properties, should always experience a safe and positive environment. Any displays or behaviors that can be perceived as discriminating or threatening are not allowed, and the cabin master or event host have the right to determine whether something goes against our policy of making everyone feel welcome.
Link to our code of conduct: https://ysc.org/non-discrimination-code-of-conduct/
Link to our conduct violation report: https://ysc.org/conduct-violation-report-form/
For general visits, Clear Lake is perfectly suitable for families with children. The cabin is paradise for kids. Some dedicated party weekends may however not be suitable for children. Please refer to the description of specific events for guidance.
Dogs and other pets are NOT allowed anywhere on YSC properties. This includes the campground outside the Clear Lake cabin
NON MEMBER GUESTS
For general visits, guests are welcome. Please note that all guests must be included and paid for in the reservation made by the member that is bringing them. Certain events may have additional capacity restrictions on non-member guests. Please refer the event description for details.
The cabin as a large kitchen, men’s and women’s bathrooms and changing rooms, and a living room/dance floor.
THINGS TO DO NEARBY
While most people find plenty to do at the Cabin, these nearby attractions may appeal to some members: