The Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is a 294-room, four-pearl hotel surrounded by Sierra National Forest, about two miles from the South Gate entrance of Yosemite National Park. It’s a comfortable enough place with a homey ambiance, and simple decor inspired by Native American and Southwestern patterns as well as the great wilderness just beyond its walls. It's a bit like a fancy hunting club’s headquarters -- the large, rustic reception area has high ceilings with dark wooden beams, and many cozy chairs and couches for relaxing. The rooms are modern and covered in rich autumn colors, though some of the furniture could use some sprucing up. The quaint cottages are a short walk from the main lodge and come with fireplaces and private balconies. With five on-site restaurants, an abundance of outdoor recreational activities, two pools, and a wonderful fitness center and spa, this is a nice place to feel a bit pampered in Yosemite -- but keep in mind that many of these "perks" (such as Wi-Fi and the activities) come with extra fees.