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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

4.5 Very Good 2074 Reviews
Custom Camping
Melissams18

Our family spent five nights in the custom camping section of the resort. The tent was very comfortable, beyond what we expected for sleeping in a tent. The bathhouse is clean and well-supplied. We are very happy with our decision to try out Evergreens camping option!

The resort is charming. Just very cute and well thought out.

We enjoyed the pool and poolside dining option. Our son loved the zip line and rec room. Lots for kids to do and places for adults to relax. A great place to return to after hiking in Yosemite.

Destination Wedding
Penny P

WOW!! The combination of a great wedding and beautiful location was a winner! My husband and I had a 2 bedroom cabin with our daughter & beau which was very spacious with comfortable beds. Loved how close everything was, the saltwater pool was fun, breakfast was amazing, and everything about the wedding (Friday night BBQ, ceremony & reception on Saturday) was perfect. Yes, it is pricy but you are in the middle of gorgeous nowhere - enjoy it!! We arrived at Hetch Hetchy Dam and were the first ones in when the gates opened at 7:00 a.m - absolutely worth it!

Wonderful forest retreat
kerrielosee

We just spent 3 fabulous days at Evergreen exploring the stunning Yosemite NP. The staff are fantastic - very friendly and helpful! Special mention to Brittany who we did two tours with and Sylvie in the restaurant - lovely people! Our cabin was great and the grounds/amenities are excellent. Great base for seeing all Yosemite has to offer!