Spring is a beautiful time to visit Yosemite National Park. Just after the snow thaws, the crisp mountain air blows in a new season…flowers, fresh green and, best of all, fewer crowds than the bust summer months. Tenaya Lodge at the park’s South Gate welcomes you to explore all of Yosemite’s wonders from their amazing vantage point.
Recommended Resort: Tenaya Lodge. A mountain retreat nestled in the Sierras, a stay at Tenaya is the real deal…affordable luxury mixed with all the charms of a rustic romance. Choose from room, suite or cottage accommodations, all comfortable and nicely appointed.
The lodge is also pet friendly! The unique Deluxe Pampered Pet Package includes a plush dog bed and water bowl for use during your pet’s stay, and a canine fact sheet with fun suggestions on pet-friendly areas to roam, as well as “doggy dos and don’ts.” Plus, this package provides your special guest with a gourmet dog bone with oats and honey baked fresh by their executive chef.
Check In: 1122 Highway 41 in Fish Camp, Yosemite National Park. 888-514-2167, tenayalodge.com
Check Out: The Dining. Embers, Tenaya Lodge’s fine-dining restaurant offers upscale cuisine prepared to perfection by Tenaya’s award-winning culinary team led by Executive Chef Frederick Clabaugh, CCC. With an ambiance that is sophisticated and romantic, the Ember’s dining experience includes a crackling, double-sided fireplace as its centerpiece, elegant high-back crimson chairs and very personal service by the well trained staff.
The menu offers dishes that match the Sierra Nevada experience, prepared using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. Elegant fish, beef and game preparations are some of the featured menu specialties. Other food fare at the lodge include the casual Sierra Restaurant, the Jackalope’s Bar and Grill and Timberloft Pizzeria.
Don’t Miss: Ascent Spa. Set against the inspiring backdrop of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada range, Ascent Spa at Tenaya Lodge® is a new destination where guests can reach elevated levels of relaxation and rejuvenation. This luxurious Northern California spa creates bliss via 12 treatment rooms for massages, facials and body treatments, all of which are intended to nourish, heal, relax and protect.
It is the ideal retreat after an extended day exploring the park, hiking the surrounding woods or skiing snowy slopes. The 10,000-square-foot spa also offers dry saunas, steam rooms and an enhanced wellness center featuring cardio stations and strength training equipment. Don’t miss an afternoon of bliss at Ascent!
Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Always a Bridesmaid Columnist, Darren Elms.
Photos courtesy of Tenaya Lodge.
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