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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 1854 Reviews
Good place to kick back
Reviewed 23 hours ago

I was at first disappointed when we were traveling on a dirt road about 5 miles outside of Yosemite. But then we had a cute little cabin and were away from the madding crowds of Yosemite. they had guided recreation if you desired, included hike and swim, All kinds of hikes, bike rides, star gazing etc. Each day had different activities going on, some for adults and some for kids. and good restaurants, small store. Massages, yoga classes, workshops, fishing and more.

This is specifically for the Wonders of Yosemite tour based out of Evergreen...
Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm putting this here specifically to review the Wonders of Yosemite full-day tour that is orchestrated and run by Evergreen Lodge, since there"s no separate listing for it (we stayed elsewhere, so I don't have any input on the accommodations).

The tour guide we had was AJ; he was awesome, very flexible/accommodating and the perfect guide. Chatty, informative, and he took us to both well-travelled breathtaking hot spots and also some just as breathtaking spots that weren't as well-travelled. VERY much worth the price; this is a perfect option for someone who doesn't have a lot of time in Yosemite but wants to get a day full of some of the most amazing eye candy and experiences of the park.

Expensive
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stayed here for two nights in mid June 2018. The location is outside Yosemite National Park and although the nearest access point is only about 20 minutes away, most of that is along a bumpy and winding access road. That said, I think most accommodation is outside the park. The accommodation itself was not what I’d call a cabin or lodge as it was constructed of panels rather than logs! There was plenty room in the accommodation but we did find the ceiling fan ineffective and the air conditioning unit noisy so struggled with 90 F heat! There are good facilities in terms of the pool, whirl pool, restaurant, bar and recreation lounge. We did enjoy our stay but at $350 per couple per night for a room only thought it was expensive.

Rustic charm with great amenities and food
Reviewed 7 days ago

We stayed for four nights at the Evergreen Lodge and it was amazing- great food, friendly service and a beautiful property. We highly recommend taking one of the guided tours of Yosemite. We took the Wonders of Yosemite all day excursion and saw so many beautiful treasures of the Valley without having to navigate or find parking.

An excellent place
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here because the Majestic Lodge was sold out. I had no idea what I was getting into but as other reviewers have noted it is far superior to the Majestic in all kinds of ways. If you really want a relaxing and Classic mountain experience with super service and food, come here