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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

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

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

Reviews

A gem of a lodge
dhirshm

The evergreen lodge is a gem in Yosemite. It has solitude away from most of the crowds and a wonderful staff who are warm and inviting. The restaurant is outstanding for both breakfast and dinner and the grounds make you feel so comfortable but fits so beautifully in the landscape just outside the park. My room was simple but rustic

In the woods and off the beaten track - a beautiful place to stay
Pamela K

Loved everything about Evergreen Lodge. The cabins are large, clean and comfortable. We even had a deck with Adirondack rockers! The restaurant serves delicious food and their general store sells provisions you may need for a hike . Every employee we encountered was welcoming, smiling and helpful. Don’t miss sunset from the salt water pool. Beautiful !!

Cozy, Adorable place to stay only 8 miles from the park entrance
485amyb

Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite: The location and ambience of the Evergreen Lodge can't be beat. We loved our cabin only 8 miles from the park entrance. We enjoyed yummy meals at the restaurant, grabbed lunches from the general store for our hikes and had a wonderful vacation. The cabins are very comfortable and clean. Highly recommend this wonderful lodge!