Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
What We Love
- Tranquil setting away from the crowds and hubbub of Yosemite Valley
- Plenty of outdoor activities year-round, for first-time and repeat visitors
- Ascent Spa features local, organic and artisanal spa products
- Caters to couples, but is also family-friendly, with daytime and evening kids activity camps
What To Know
- A $15 resort fee per night (including parking, WiFi, newspaper, etc.) will be collected at the hotel
- Timberloft and Embers restaurants have seasonal hours
- The two outdoor pools are open seasonally when weather permits
- By car, it’s more than an hour from the lodge to Yosemite Valley, and the nearest town, Oakhurst, is a 20-minute drive
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Just outside Yosemite National Park’s south gate, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is a refined base camp in the woods. Encompassing almost 50 forested acres outside Yosemite’s south gate, this lovely stone and timber lodge is far from the park’s sometimes madding crowds while affording easy access to diverse outdoor activities, no matter the season. You can go mountain biking or hiking in the summer sunshine, or strike out on snowshoes or cross-country skis into winter’s freshly powdered landscape.
Bed & Bath
The lodge’s 302 guestrooms, suites and cottages are more comfortable places to lay your head than most lodgings in the park. Spacious and tidy, the rooms and suites have simple, country-style decor, with earth-toned patterned textiles, solid wood furnishings and lamps in a rustic Arts and Crafts style. Just a short walk from the main lodge, the renovated cottages offer more privacy and atmosphere, with romantic gas-burning fireplaces and (in some) private patios or balconies looking onto the deep forest.
Depending on the weather, take a dip in the indoor pool or two outdoor heated pools; there are also two outdoor hot tubs that make for a perfect star-gazing soak. And after a day of fun in the High Sierra with the kids, book some alone time at the eco-friendly spa, where organic, fair trade and natural products enhance hot stone massages and wild rose and sage red clay wraps.
How to Get There
What a beautiful hotel with great restaurant options. We took the all day Yosemite tour the first day. Great guide and fun bus. That got us familiar with the park and surroundings for the rest of the time we were there. Pool was fun. Cabana was very reasonable. Center of the park is about an hour away but get there early and take the park transit system. No worries. Weekends can be very busy in the park. Great time.
This was our first trip to Yosemite. I’m not sure what else there is, but this place is absolutely amazing. It is stunningly beautiful, perfectly maintained, sits right outside the park, and is a can’t miss. We were in the park most of the time and didn’t use the many services they have, but the pool and the dining were outstanding! This place is incredible!!
This was a beautiful Hotel.
My only problem is that there is only 3 places to eat and i have to say 2 were very expensive. You are a captive audience as there is nothing near by to go to.
The menus in the restaurant we used was limited and i choose off the children's menu every night .
There was only 1 elevator for the block we were on and really that isn't good.
Also it was a very early start as we overlooked the car park and the workers started very early with lorries and noise very early....
it was a lovely place to chill for the 2 days we were there....
Again all the staff were friendly and helpful.
The Tenaya Lodge was so convenient for visiting Yosemite Valley without having to be right inside the valley area with all its traffic and visitors. It was good to return to a relaxed atmosphere at the end of day hiking the amazing landscape.
We ate in Jacalopes on tow of the nights and Embers on the third, both restaurants produced great food and all the staff came over as genuine and friendly. I would stay there again anytime.
Rooms are very comfortable and well appointed. There is a fridge in the room with complementary water and there is a small shop where you could get snacks, milk, and lots of other food and drink. Not the cheapest of hotels but you pay for convenience at the end of the day.
We had an amazing stay.! The staff were polite, amenities plentiful and grounds are breathtaking. Close proximity to Yosemite Valley. We would definitely return. I highly recommend Tenaya Lodge for a wonderful vacation!