Big Trees Lodge, formerly Wawona Hotel

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Big Trees Lodge (formerly the Wawona Hotel) Photo by Grant Ordelheide

Big Trees Lodge. 

To get away from it all and travel back in time, stay at the historic Big Trees Lodge, formerly, known as The Wawona Hotel. It was renamed March 1, 2016, and its located about 30 miles from the busy Yosemite Valley. Away from the crowds, this lodge is closest to the park's South Entrance, which you can access via Hwy. 41. The closest towns are Oakhurst and Fish Camp.

This hotel is a stunning place to stay. Ornate woodwork is one aspect of this charming Victorian-style lodge, a National Historic Landmark, just minutes from the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Decorated with authentic period decor, the rooms do not have TVs. You can book a room with a private bath, one of 50, or opt for a room without a bath. Communal baths are located not far from rooms.

Big Trees Hotel and pool. Photo by Gloria Wadzinski

Big Trees Hotel and pool. Photo by Gloria Wadzinski

On the lodge’s verandas, relax and take in the views or meet new people as you sit on one of the property’s classic Adirondack chairs. You can also take in a musical performance, so check with the front desk for details.

Big Trees Lodge is much more than a gorgeous lodge, though. It offers a multitude of activities and amenities. Get active and head to the outdoor swimming pool, horse stable or on-site golf course.

For More Information:
Yosemite Central Reservations
(888) 413-8869
www.travelyosemite.com