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Surrounded by Stanislaus National Forest, about one mile from the western border of Yosemite National Park and close to Hetch Hetchy Valley.
Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite isn't actually "at" Yosemite. It's about one mile from the western border of Yosemite, nestled in the pine woods of Stanislaus National Forest.
Stanislaus National Forest is one of the country's oldest national forests and encompasses nearly 900,000 acres of land in Northern California. With scenic rivers and impressive granite formations, it is popular a destination for visitors from the San Francisco Bay, as it’s only about a three-hour drive away.
Yosemite National Park encompasses over 700,000 acres across east central California and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, it draws millions of visitors each year to its majestic cliffs, towering waterfalls, picturesque canyons, and variety of flora and fauna. It also offers a wide range of outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, skiing and climbing.
Evergreen Lodge is a 22-acre cabin resort surrounded by Stanislaus National Forest, about one mile from Yosemite National Park’s western border. The 90 cabins come in different sizes -- some perfect for newlyweds, others great for a large family -- and are rustic, cozy, and comfortable with large private decks. Techies beware: There are no phones or TVs in the cabins, and the Wi-Fi service in the recreation halls is less than reliable. It's a great spot for nature lovers, though, who want to be disconnected from the world for a bit and enjoy the serenity of the surrounding pine trees instead. Guests looking for something active to do will find it too -- there's some equipment for rent on-site, such as mountain bikes and snowshoes, plus fly fishing, bocce ball, rafting, horseback riding, and two recreational halls filled with games, books, and arts & crafts materials. And the outdoor pool opened in Spring 2012, making the Evergreen an even better spot for families. However, due to the raging Rim Fire, several acres of the surrounding forest are burned. The hotel's website details the extent of the damage but fortunately the property was virtually unscathed.