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  • Writer's pictureRachelle Eubanks

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Updated: Jun 25, 2023

If you're looking for a luxurious getaway in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, look no further than the Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite. This stunning resort, named Best Resort for Pets in the West by Sunset Magazine, is located just three miles from the south entrance of Yosemite National Park, offers a wide range of amenities and activities that are perfect for families, couples, and solo travelers alike.


One of the highlights of the Tenaya Lodge is its variety of room types, which cater to every need. From cozy lodge rooms and spacious suites, to explorer cabins and cottages, there's something for everyone. Each room is beautifully appointed and features modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and plush bedding.


When it comes to dining, the Tenaya Lodge offers several excellent options. The Sierra Restaurant is the resort's flagship restaurant, serving up delicious cuisine inspired by the local region. For a more casual meal, check out Jackalope's Bar & Grill, Timberloft Pizzeria for hot pizza after a day of exploring, or Gold Rush BBQ (open during the summer months). We ate most of our meals at Jackalope's Bar & Grill as they had room for Bentley our 100 lb Bernedoodle. Everyone loved seeing him, and wanted to love him up. Each night they brought him homemade dog biscuits and water, and of course offered to make him some chicken and rice for dinner.


One of the standout features of the Tenaya Lodge is its resort style pool, which is perfect for for those who love to swim, or just relax and soak up the sun. The resort also offers a range of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, ice skating, climbing, and corn hole. And if you're looking to unwind, indulge in a spa treatment at the beautiful Ascent Spa. Word to the wise, I attempted to secure an appointment when I was at the resort, and they were sold out of treatments, so please book your treatment when you book your reservations. Instead I purchased a few luxury spa items and did a mini-spa treatment in my room. Not the same as indulging in an Ascent Spa treatment, but it fit my needs.

The Tenaya Lodge also goes above and beyond to make sure that every guest feels welcome. Upon arrival, you'll receive a complimentary s'mores kit and homemade dog biscuits. Once you are in your room, you will see a dog bed, bowl, treats, and toy for your pup to enjoy. And throughout your stay, you'll be greeted by friendly and helpful staff who are always eager to assist with anything you need. They offer a dog concierge, and dog sitting as well, so you can enjoy the pool, indoor family poolside movies, or a romantic dinner at the Sierra Restaurant.


Overall, the Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is an exceptional resort that offers everything you could want in a mountain retreat, with each season offering a plethora of activities options. From its beautiful setting to its luxurious amenities and friendly staff, it's the perfect place to escape and recharge.


Rachelle - The Curious Traveler

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