Is it a town? Is it a neighborhood? Who knows? But what locals and seasonal visitors alike know and love about Tamarack, and the Tamarack Lodge, to be specific, is its proximity to Bear Valley Ski Resort. Owned and operated by a local family, Tamarack is truly a (rustic) home-away-from- home for those staying in the lodge, and even boasts a beginner-level sledding hill nearby. Tamarack Lodge is a historic property with amenities to match: a community kitchen where lodgers can make their own meals after a long day on the slopes, shared restrooms on each floor, and charm for days.