Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite may look like a giant log cabin, but guests here aren’t exactly roughing it. This AAA Four Diamond–rated resort offers guests alpine views, down bedding, cable TV, and multiple dining options. Step outside to go hiking or biking through the surrounding Sierra Mountain scenery, or venture into Yosemite National Park—the south entrance is just 2 miles away.
Lots to do: Tenaya Lodge can gear you up with rental equipment for fishing, horseback riding, archery, or rock climbing.
Five restaurants open seasonally, feature everything from casual pizzeria fare to farm-to-table California-style meals next to a fire.
Three outdoor pools and two indoor pools include a kids’ pool with fountains and an adults-only pool with a bar.
Relax and unwind at the full-service Ascent Spa, which helped the lodge win a place on USA Today’s list of the World’s Best Wellness Resorts.
Rent a bike and head for the trails leading to a secret waterfall—the staff will even pack you a picnic lunch.
Yosemite National Park, California: Waterfalls, Giant Sequoia Trees, and Half Dome
Yosemite National Park is a place of superlatives. The massive swath of wilderness in central California is home to 3 of the world’s 10 tallest waterfalls, the largest piece of exposed granite in the world, and a grove of ancient sequoia trees that are among the largest living beings on the planet. The park is also one of the country’s most popular natural destinations: nearly four million visitors pass through each year.
Spring and early summer are the best times to see the waterfalls, thanks to the snowmelt brought on by warmer weather. Yosemite Falls—a three-tiered cascade considered the highest in North America—transforms into thundering cataracts each spring. Serious hikers can trek to the top on a strenuous hiking trail, which gains 2,700 feet in elevation in just 3.5 miles.
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What You Get
1-night stay for two in a deluxe room
Option 1: $149 to travel 11/2/14–12/18/14, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday; not valid for Friday or Saturday stays (up to a $259 value)
Option 2: $199 to travel 11/1/14–12/13/14, valid for check-in Friday or Saturday; not valid for Sunday–Thursday stays (up to a $309 value)
Option 3: $209 to travel 10/1/14–10/30/14, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday; not valid for Friday or Saturday stays (up to a $325 value)
Option 4: $249 to travel 8/24/14–9/30/14, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday; not valid for Friday or Saturday stays (up to a $375 value)
Included in all options:
* Breakfast for two
* One in-house activity for two (based on availability and weather; may include guided nature hike, guided flashlight hike, archery session, rock-wall session, half-day mountain-bike rental, snowshoe rental, or ice-skating session and rental)
Policies and Fees
Book by: 10/3/14
Blackout dates: Not valid 8/31, 9/10–11, 9/14–16, 9/22–23, 9/25, 10/7–9, 10/16, 11/27, and 11/28/14
Cancellation policy & fees: 7-day cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price applies
Taxes: 11% tax not included
Additional fees: $15 daily resort fee not included
Promotional value expires Oct 4, 2014. Amount paid never expires.
Must book by 10/3/14 or promotional value expires
Valid only for option/travel window purchased
Not valid 8/31, 9/10–11, 9/14–16, 9/22–23, 9/25, 10/7–9, 10/16, 11/27, and 11/28/14
Reservation required, subject to availability
7-day cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price applies
Must be 18+ to check in
Credit card required at booking and check-in
Must use promotional value in 1 visit
Not valid with reward points
$15 daily resort fee and 11% tax not included.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
* One king bed or two double beds
* Standard occupancy: 2
* Maximum occupancy: 3 in king rooms; 5 in double rooms
* Adding occupants above standard: $15 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; kids 17 or younger stay free
Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Resort fee includes: valet and self parking, WiFi use in guest rooms and public areas, business center access, two 16-oz. bottles of water, unlimited toll-free and local telephone calls, daily newspaper, full access to the fitness room, steam rooms and saunas in Ascent Spa, in-room Coffee and Tea, nightly turndown service (upon request), access to the resort pools
Parking: valet and self parking included in resort fee
Rollaways: subject to availability for no additional charge (included in resort fee)
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: up to two dogs may be added for an additional $75 per stay; a third dog may be added for an additional $25 per stay.
Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.
Nearest airports: Fresno Yosemite International (FAT; 60 miles) and San Francisco International (SFO; 210 miles)