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Very Good 1988 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

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 1988 Reviews
A mid week get away
Reviewed 15 hours ago

My wife and I took a mid-week trip to the Evergreen lodge. It had been almost 10 years since our last visit and we were both blown away by how much we missed coming here. The place is wonderful and just what we needed to relax and enjoy some time together. While it was a bit of an off-season for the lodge, we still got way more than we expected.

The cabin we stayed in was freshly renovated with a really comfortable bed. There was a year round hot tub that felt great after spending time hiking around and getting massages. The food was absolutely amazing with nightly chef's specials and delicious every day menu. You have got to try the bison burger!

By far our favorite part was how friendly the staff was. From the moment we checked in they made sure we were taken care of. The staff in the restaurant/bar was top notch. They were so much fun to be around and made us feel so welcome. Top notch drinks and a great selection of beer on tap.

We'll definitely be coming back again soon.

Perfect
Reviewed 3 days ago

Two nights were not enough. We were fortunate to be given a free upgrade to a larger cabin than we had booked. This had a balcony facing the sunset. It was warm and comfortable with everything we needed for our stay. No TV - fantastic.

The location is idyllic and so quiet.

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food in the restaurant was very good.

We had a “Wonders if Yosemite” tour with our guide Maggie (I think) which was excellent. We got to all the highlights and enjoyed our hike to see the Sequoia.

The visit was far too short. We can highly recommend Evergreen Lodge.

Beauftiful, quiet setting
Reviewed 3 days ago

A rustic feel with updated features. We loved having the Amazon Echo in the room for a quick weather check and to play music playlists while we sat by the gas fireplace. The staff was friendly and helpful. Be sure to stop by the Recreation Center to talk with the guides before you explore the Yosemite area. They're knowledgeable of trail conditions and the best places to check out.

Excellent 2018 Christmas holidays
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing place to spend Christmas, the lodge was all I had hoped for, the restaurant had plenty of choices and the bar with its open fire place was a welcome retreat at the end of the day. Some fun activities i.e. roasting marshmallows were enjoyed by all. The staff at Yosemite deserve a special mention as they went out of their way to make the whole holiday experience so memorable.

Top notch service at an amazing resort
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just spent a relaxing weekend with my girlfriends at Evergreen Lodge this past weekend and it was fantastic. The staff is truly exceptional! From the moment we arrived, every staff member we encountered was extremely friendly and professional. Tom the manager was very accommodating and went above and beyond to make sure our stay was special and that we were well taken care of. Special kudos to Forrest and Ryan who were both very friendly and helpful.

We ate at the restaurant both nights and the food was delicious! Our servers, Natalie and Sylvia both had a very cheerful demeanor and were very attentive.

If you have the chance to get a massage while you’re there, I highly recommend it. Each of us got a massage from Nicole and it was very relaxing and was the highlight of our day!

We had a wonderful weekend and will definitely be back!