Evergreen Lodge Yosemite - Yosemite National Park

2-Night Stay with Bike or Snowshoe Rentals at Evergreen Lodge Yosemite in Yosemite National Park

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Historical Lodge Minutes from Yosemite National Park

In the early 1920s, the construction of the O'Shaughnessy Dam transformed the glacial valley of Hetch Hetchy into a reservoir spanning 460 square miles. Such a radical change required a massive labor force. The Hetch Hetchy Railroad hauled in workers by the hundreds, and in 1921, a lodge sprang up to help accommodate them. Today, that same site is home to the Evergreen Lodge Yosemite, where rough-hewn wooden buildings offer mountain charm and modern comforts on the outskirts of Yosemite National Park.

Following a major renovation in 2004, the lodge was named "one of the best cabin resorts in the Sierra Nevada" by Frommer's. The 22-acre property centers on the main lodge, which houses a restaurant, bar, and open-air patio. Chefs create the menu using local produce and house-smoked game, including venison, elk, and trout. The tavern serves California wines and 10 on-tap beers in an all-wooden interior lit by a roaring fireplace. Outside, the main plaza opens onto a kids' playground dotted with teepees hand made from bark collected on the property. On many evenings, guests roast s'mores around the fireplace or wander into Tuolumne Hall for a naturalist slideshow.

Sprinkled throughout the surrounding forest, recently constructed deluxe king cabins and two-bedroom family cabins overlook soaring pine groves—a view that can be enjoyed from decks furnished with adirondack-style chairs and tree-stump tables. Inside, each cabin features knotted-pine accents and a handwritten welcome note from Paul Bunyan.

A three-quarter-mile hiking trail winds through the property, and scattered hammocks facilitate outdoor napping. You can use this Getaway's included rental bikes or snowshoes to explore the lodge's surroundings. For adventures farther afield, staff members can arrange guided excursions ranging from naturalist hikes to fly-fishing trips.

Yosemite National Park, California: Hetch Hetchy Hikes and Spring Waterfalls

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Yosemite National Park sprawls across more than 700,000 acres of granite cliffs and sequoia groves in the Sierra Nevada Range. Perched in the northwest corner of the park, the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir has stirred up its share of controversy, including years of opposition from notable conservationist John Muir. Still, the lake provides some of the most secluded beauty in the park, far from the crowds of Yosemite Valley. Day hikes meander past incense-cedar trees and gnarled manzanita bushes, as well as tumbling waterfalls. As spring progresses, these cascades grow stronger from accumulating melted snow and bench-pressing boulders.

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What You Get

2-night stay for two in a deluxe king cabin with two half-day bike or snowshoe rentals

  • Option 1: $240 to check in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $480 value)
  • Option 2: $270 to check in Friday (up to a $540 value)

2-night stay for two adults and two kids in a two-bedroom family cabin with four half-day bike or snowshoe rentals

  • Option 3: $290 to check in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $560 value)
  • Option 4: $340 to check in Friday (up to a $660 value)


Policies and Fees

Book by: 12/20/13
Travel by: 3/20/14

  • Blackout dates: not valid 11/27–11/30 or 12/20/13–2/16/14
  • Cancellation policy and fees: all cancellations subject to $25 fee; 30-day notice or fee of applicable 1 night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 10.065% tax not included

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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 12/20/13 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 10/27/13–3/20/14
  • Not valid 11/27–11/30 or 12/20/13–2/16/14
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $25 fee; 30-day notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • 10.065% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Deluxe King Cabin with Gas Fireplace

  • One king bed with one sofa bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 nightly fee for use of sofa bed

Two-Bedroom Family Cabin

  • One king or queen bed, two twin beds, and one sofa bed
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 nightly fee for use of sofa bed

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3:30 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 86 miles from Merced Regional Airport (MCE); 140 miles from Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)
  • By car: about 90 miles east of Modesto

Traveler's Tips

  • Though cabins do not have air conditioning, they do have ceiling fans, and temperatures remain cool through early May.
  • Cabins receive daily housekeeping, and fresh towels and linens are provided upon request.
  • The onsite general store stocks hiking gear and picnic supplies for exploring Yosemite.
  • The Hetch Hetchy Entrance Station is open during daylight hours only.

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