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Tenaya Lodge

Yosemite National Park, California

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is located at the national park's South Gate, with all the creature comforts of a full-service resort, the Lodge organizes outdoor adventures from horse riding, hiking and biking to winter wonderland ice skating and sleigh rides

At a Glance

  • Located two miles from Yosemite's South Gate

  • Perfect for those that want wilderness by day and creature comforts by night

  • Main lodge rooms and woodland cottage accommodations

  • Ascent Spa features 12 sumptuous treatment rooms

  • Close to Bass Lake, Mariposa Grove and Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

Family, Adventure

Insider's View

Yosemite park might be the main attraction but from Tenaya Lodge you can also enjoy water sports on Bass Lake, horse riding among giant sequoias or ride the historic steam train at Sugar Pine Railroad.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Tenaya Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to California


Set against the inspiring backdrop of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada, Tenaya Lodge is one of Yosemite's largest resorts with all the creature comforts you might long for after a day out in the wilderness. Tenaya Lodge has a warm and inviting atmosphere and a dedicated activities concierge team to help you plan outdoor adventures. Hike up to Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park and picnic in Tuolumne Meadows, walk among the giant redwoods at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, kayak at Bass Lake horseback ride at Yosemite Trails Pack Station.

Combine outdoor adventure with comfortable accommodations that include suites and cottages. All feature individual climate control, internet access, luxurious down bedding, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards, remote-control cable television with Nintendo and movies to order.

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite has five different eateries - from upscale Embers to the casual Timberloft Pizzeria - there's something to suit all tastes. After a hard day out in the park, cool off in the resort's swimming pool, roast s'mores by the fire or indulge in a massage and sauna at Ascent Spa.


Tenaya Lodge features spacious guest rooms and luxurious suites within the main Lodge. All rooms are tastefully decorated and have customized amenities. Rooms have quality linens, individual climate controls, high speed internet access, comfortable reading chairs and cable TV. Rooms start from deluxe rooms with king or twin beds to rest your heads all the way up to luxury suites with balconies, fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs for a little bit of alpine luxury.

The Cottages at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite are among the newer additions to the Lodge. The ideal Yosemite lodging option for couples or guests seeking a little added privacy, the Cottages are situated in a sugar pine forest secluded from the main resort – but still offer easy access to all the amenities, activities, and services at the main Tenaya Lodge building just a short walk across the property.

Double Tenaya Room
Cottage Suite - 1 Queen 1 King Bed

This suite is located on the upper floor and has two rooms, each with its own television. They come equipped with a coffeemaker, mini refrigerator, and microwave for your convenience. Each suite also has a balcony to enjoy the forest views. The bedroom has one queen bed and the living room has a king bed.

Cottage Room - Two Queen Beds

Just a short walk from the main lodge building, Tenaya Lodge's newly renovated Double Queen Cottage Rooms offer the benefits a more secluded Yosemite lodging setting with all the benefits of Tenaya’s signature amenities and services. Tucked into towering Sugar Pine and Incense Cedar forest, the Cottages at Tenaya Lodge are ideal for families who want a little more privacy, with rooms featuring a fireplace and a private balcony or patio for full relaxation. The new Double Queen Cottage Rooms feature: 335 square feet of living space; two Queen Beds; fireplace; private balcony or patio; tub/shower combination; iron and ironing board; individual room climate control; work desk with computer data port; Wi-Fi; cable TV with Nintendo and movies On-Demand; refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker; AM/FM clock radio, blow-dryer, air conditioner, complimentary newspaper. This would be located on the lower-floor of the cottage.


Children of all ages are welcome to come and stay at Tenaya Lodge. There is a babysitting service which provides childcare for children up to the age of 12 years available from 8am to 10pm daily. Prior notice must be given. The restaurants can also cater to younger tastes.


There are five restaurants at Tenaya Lodge. Embers is a fine dining restaurant serving delicious fish, beef and game dishes in particular. Sierra with its spacious environment focuses on alpine cuisine. Jackalope's Bar & Grill is a casual affair with its pub like ambiance, the menu mostly consists of grilled burgers, sandwiches and speciality sandwiches. Timberloft Pizzeria is especially popular with families with its tempting pizza menu. Parkside delhi is a great place to enjoy a light snack or something sweet. During the summer, Summerdale BBQ is a fun dining option where you can gather round the BBQ for a hearty meal and some socialising.


Guests experience the best of the High Sierra during the summer months. From fly fishing, historic steam-train rides and river rafting to nature hikes through the heart of Yosemite to rock climbing and water sports. During the warmest and longest daylight hours of the year, guests can enjoy the park to the full. In winter, Yosemite turns into a winter wonderland with ice-skating, sleigh rides, snowshoeing and s'mores around the fire.


The Ascent Spa at Tenaya Lodge is the resort's new 10,000-square-foot spa where guests can relax and rejuvenate. There are two 18-meter heated pools, perfect to soothe tired muscles after a long day on the trails. In addition, there are four spa hot tubs located across the property. The fitness center is well-equipped with state of the art gym equipment. The facility offers lockers, showers, towel service, large indoor and outdoor pools and men's and women's steam rooms and saunas.

Location & Directions

Yosemite National Park, California

Set two miles from Yosemite National Park's southern gate, surrounded by noble evergreen forest in the Sierra Mountain Range.

When to go

From June to September, the entire park is accessible, all visitor facilities are open and Yosemite is at its busiest.

Crowds are smallest in winter but road closures (most notably of Tioga Rd, but also of Glacier Point Rd beyond Badger Pass Ski Area) mean that activity is concentrated in the valley and on Badger Pass. Visitor facilities are scaled down to a bare minimum and most campgrounds are closed and other lodging options limited. Winter in Yosemite starts with the first heavy snowfall, which can be as early as October, and often lasts until May.

Spring and fall are the nicest times to visit Yosemite. In May and June, the park’s waterfalls - fed by the snowmelt - are at their most spectacular, while late August to October bring fewer people, a rainbow of Fall foliage and crisp, clear weather. Waterfalls, however, have usually slowed to a trickle by that time.

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