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.
In a charming community just two miles from Yosemite
The Tenaya Lodge is just two miles from Yosemite, in the small community of Fish Camp. It's a gorgeous spot on Highway 41, surrounded by the tall trees of the Sierra National Forest.
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. Some of the breathtaking main attracts are El Capitan, Half Dome, Mariposa Grove and Tuolumne Meadows. Additionally, the park offers a wide range of outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, skiing, horseback riding and rock climbing.
3-hour drive to San Francisco airport
20-minute drive to Oakhurst
1-hour drive to Yosemite Valley
3-hour drive to Hetch Hetchy Valley
38-minute drive to Mariposa Grove
2-minute drive to Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
2-hour drive to Tuolumne Meadows
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