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
We stayed here after spending the day in Yosemite. All of the staff was very friendly and welcoming and the rooms were spacious and clean. Outside of that, I would not recommend this hotel. They gouge you on price at every chance they get. Everything is completely overpriced compared to the quality and food/service you receive. I do not mind paying a premium for meals or resorts but in my opinion, you do not get what you pay for here.
Very clean rooms with many amenities such as a spa, indoor pool, outdoor fire pit and activities for hikers, we took an all day tour in an upscale van with a glass roof. Amanda was our tour guide. She grew up there and knew all about the park. We recommend asking for Amanda. The restaurant at the lodge had a nice breakfast buffet for twenty dollars.
Lovely spot. 5 star service and rooms. So many activities and so little time. You name it they have it. Ice skating, snow shoeing, tours of the park,spa. And that's just in March! Very modern space, helpful and friendly staff. So happy to have been here.
This is a beautiful location with many on site activities for all ages. My family loves the onsite ice skating rink and indoor pool. There is also a game room with a pool table and onsite dining. Plenty of snow around and there’s no need to leave.
The lodge is about 40 minutes away from Yosemite. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The room was clean, comfortable and updated. The entire staff is excellent! Warm, Friendly and helpful, from the front desk, concierge services, food services, housekeeping. Their in house activities and tours are great, too. We had a great flashlight hike with Mike C., he is a local who is extremely knowledgeable. We also took the all day tour to Yosemite, in their Mercedes sprinter bus with a panoramic enclosure, which makes for great visibility and comfortable for any type of weather.