Less than a mile from Yosemite’s South Entrance, Tenaya Lodge offers a full-resort vacation.
It’s just several miles from Yosemite’s famous Mariposa Grove full of the world’s largest single trees. But you’ll feel worlds away from everything at Tenaya Lodge.
A world-class spa, three swimming pools, on-site activities, a concierge and four restaurants, plus a grab-and-go deli, await you at the lodge.
Voted by Sunset magazine as the best resort in the West for families, Tenaya Lodge strikes a Zen-like balance between providing a natural setting and high-end amenities ready to be used at your fingertips.
“It’s roughing it without the “roughing it” part,”says Kathrin Poetter, director of sales & marketing of Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite.“You can go out and hike trails all day and then come back and have a great meal and a massage at the Ascent Spa.”
Staying at Tenaya Lodge
Plus, it has a new Kids Adventure Course with swinging logs, bridges and rope challenges and a renovated lounge for teens complete with bean bags and tables with outlets to plug in your devices. A super popular activity is the guided night Flashlight Tour. A Tenaya guide will bring guests on a guided walk through the forest to spot stars and learn about the trees and animals that inhabit the ecosystem surrounding Tenaya Lodge. It lasts a little more than an hour. In winter these tours are conducted via snowshoes.
At night rest your head in a lodge room, lodge suite, cottage rom or suite or get cozy in the new two-bedroom Explorer Cabins at Tenaya opening in summer 2019. Each cabin will come with a S’mores package to roast at the communal fire pits.
“There’s nothing like it in the Yosemite area,” Poetter says. “It’s pretty spectacular.”
Didn’t bring the kids? Relax in the adults-only pool and then head to Ascent Spa for a body wrap, facial or massage. Top off your night with elegant dining at the Embers restaurant onsite.
Driving Tours of Yosemite and More
Best way to avoid navigating Yosemite and its parking issues? Board Tenaya Lodge’s Mercedes Sprinter buses with retractable roofs and plush leather seats. The lodge initially launched these all-day tours in 2018 with two buses, but the service was so popular it will be adding a third in 2019. There’s even an ADA accessible one in the works. The tour length depends on the season.
Don’t want to spend all day touring? Opt for the Glacier Point at Sunset Tour that allows you to view the park’s most iconic granite domes turn pink with the evening sky.
“It’s that VP experience,” Poetter says. “You don’t have to worry about parking or logistics.”
The lodge’s concierge also can arrange a number of area activities for you, including horseback riding with Yosemite Trails Pack Station, taking a ride on the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, a historic steam train, and off-road Jeep tours and rentals with Sierra Nevada Motorsports. On site, the lodge offers yoga classes, archery classes, a rock-climbing wall and more.
Bring Fido to Tenaya
No need to leave Fido home when Tenaya Lodge offers pet-friendly rooms. It even offers pet massages. To clarify, the pets are getting the massages, not giving them. The new Explorer Cabins at Tenaya also will be pet friendly. With so much at your fingertips, you’ll find yourself wishing you were staying longer.
“It’s an amazing experience and were just a couple miles from the park,” Poetter says.
For more information:
1122 Highway 41, P.O. Box 159, Fish Camp, CA 93623