Eastern Madera County (Highway 41) is the most-used entrance to Yosemite, and the visitation grows steadily — regardless of economic conditions nationally. Almost 4 million people visit Yosemite each year — 1.5 million entered through Oakhurst and two million exited this direction. With this amount of traffic passing through our community it is easy to see why our number one industry is TOURISM! Savvy tourists can luxuriate in one of three resorts in the United States that boasts both a 5-star Michelin and a 5-Diamond AAA rating.
In fact, they hold the top rankings in every guide that rates hotels, resorts, and restaurants. Erna’s Elderberry House (restaurant) and The Chateau De Sureau (resort) are located on the same property. The top ratings clearly indicated Erna’s (as the resort is affectionately referred to) superior service, attention to detail and gourmet cuisine. Erna’s is the perfect getaway for that special occasion, romantic evening out, or dream vacation. You can also soothe both your mind and your body at their newly opened, first-class European spa.
But light industry and communications companies also find Eastern Madera County a compatible place to locate. Just ask these corporations like Sierra Telephone, Raymond Granite Company, Simply Smashing, Idea Print Works and the United States Forest Service.