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Very Good 1970 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Woodsy cabins tucked beneath towering pines
  • Yosemite National Park across the road
  • Family-friendly activities that keep the kids busy
  • Vintage tavern built in 1921
  • Zero noise, just the whooshing of the wind

What To Know

  • The Hetch Hetchy entrance to Yosemite is one mile from the lodge, and the Big Oak Flat Park Entrance is about seven miles away
  • The on-site restaurant is the only dining option — fortunately it’s good
  • The nearest town (Groveland) is 45 minutes away
  • This is a family resort: Expect to see kids, especially in summer
  • Access roads get snowy in winter; carry tire chains or rent a 4X4
  • Internet access is free in the Recreation Center and Tuolumne Hall, but via satellite; expect slow hookup speeds


  •  Bar
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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The Review

The first thing you notice at Evergreen Lodge is the trees. Towering pines, some the height of a 20-story building, dwarf the lodge and its surrounding cottages. Pine cones as long as your forearm litter the ground, and the wind whooshes and whistles through the dense canopy. This is the deep woods, where hiking boots replace high heels and at night the sky blazes with a zillion stars.

The lodge’s log cabin tavern and restaurant date to 1921, but the accommodations are new: Ninety cedar-sided cabins on raised foundations, with decks facing nature rather than your neighbors. Cabins range from studios (good for couples) to one- and two-bedroom suites (ideal for families), with accents of Coleman-stove green, knotty pine and Scottish plaids. Framed drawings from vintage Boy Scout manuals decorate the walls.

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Guests are rarely at a loss for something to do. The 22-acre grounds and public buildings give you room to roam, and hiking and biking trails lie nearby. The on-site restaurant serves three meals a day, and the historic tavern provides an atmospheric place for adults to mingle and trade tales of their days in the national park. Children have dedicated areas, including Miwok Indian teepees made of bark — a stellar hideout during a game of hide-and-seek. As the kids run and play, you can disappear with a glass of wine by an outdoor fireplace, or doze in a hammock with a book. Or join other families in the rec room and bust open one of the free s’mores kits waiting by the hearth.

A full complement of year-round activities — from fly fishing and photography walks to naturalist-led talks and snowshoe walks — rounds out life at Evergreen. Contact the concierge to inquire about options during your stay.

How to Get There

Evergreen Lodge
33160 Evergreen Road
Groveland, CA 95321 United States


4.5 Very Good 1970 Reviews
Weekend getaway
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great location to get away from all. Property is about 7 miles away from the main highway. Very close to Hetch Hetchy and Big Oak Flat entrance to Yosemite. The staff is very friendly. Wi-Fi works great.

Hetch Hetchy Gem!!
Reviewed 2 days ago

This reservoir is only a 15 minute drive from the Evergreen Lodge and is a must see for it's beauty The lodge is also
very nice as is the staff. Good tavern and restaurant and great common areas with make your own smores and games near a crackling fire! We will be back!

One night but still great
Reviewed 6 days ago

We got in late and had to leave early unfortunately, so did not get to enjoy everything we could have. However, we still had a drink at the tavern, played some shuffleboard, and ate breakfast. I was so happy with how tactful the place was- it was very entertaining without taking away from the natural beauty. Cabin was comfy, warm, and bed comfortable. I highly recommend staying here and if we visit Yosemite again, we will be back!

Honeymoon Trip
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for a night on our honeymoon, and it was lovely. We ate at the restaurant, had complimentary s’mores, and used the in room Alexa to listen to Christmas music while we ate. It was so beautiful and snowy, and so remote it felt perfect. There is even a store if you need, and a pool and jacuzzi. We will definitely be baxk

Five stars!
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very pleased staying in their cozy one bedroom cottage. Great location and wonderful views! I was very impressive with the cleanliness of the cabin. I highly recommend this place, A plus without a doubt.