Spring Wonders in Bloom and Free-flowing at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Bright blossoms, cascading waterfalls and landmark celebrations encourage springtime travelers to answer the call of the wild… with a little bit of luxury mixed in

This spring, balmy temperatures arrived ahead of schedule – and with them, so did some of the Sierra Region’s most beloved seasonal sights and activities. With fewer crowds and comfortable weather day and night, Yosemite National Park and its surrounding land is wide open for exploration. Take a hike and enjoy the bounty of bright wildflowers sprouting along the trails, marvel at the crashing power of Yosemite’s dozens of waterfalls or cast a line into a crystal clear stream – no matter what draws travelers to the great outdoors, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite provides the perfect basecamp for roughing it – rough part not required.

This year, spring is a season for celebrating the past and looking toward new beginnings. Yosemite National Park is ringing in its 125th anniversary in the fall, but the party starts early with Tenaya’s Yosemite 125th Anniversary Package. Park travelers can spend a day exploring sights from El Capitan to Glacier Point, then refuel with a plush overnight stay and breakfast for two. The package also includes two keepsake travel mugs and a commemorative journal, perfect for cataloging adventures that would make even John Muir proud. Another favorite friend, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, is now in its 50th year of operation. Started by a Swiss immigrant and his family, thousands of visitors from all over the world have enjoyed this local treasure over the years. And, just kicked off on April 2, the nationwide Find Your Park campaign is encouraging a new generation to discover a love and appreciation for nature and the outdoors. A project of the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation and a number of partners, the campaign will span two years and drive awareness and involvement via everything from special events to social media “meet-ups.” Any traveler can follow and join the conversation using #findyourpark on social media or by visiting FindYourPark.com.

All that celebrating requires some quiet time with nature, too. Expert and amateur fishermen alike can get their feet wet and cast a line under sunny Sierra skies with the Fly Fishing at Yosemite Package. Accompanied by the pros at Sierra Fly Fisher, two adventurers can head out on a full-day fishing trip, stock up on new techniques and find bevies of rainbow, brown, golden and brook trout to practice peacefully – Sierra Fly Fisher employs an eco-friendly catch and release policy. The package also includes two nights’ accommodations and lunch for a high-energy excursion. Or, travel off the beaten path and take a moment (or an afternoon) to stop and smell the wildflowers at Hite Cove, hear the steady roar of the waterfalls along Lewis Creek Trail and at Chilnualna Falls or take flight with the myriad birds one can see throughout the Wawona Meadow Loop.

Bring nature indoors and indulge in a spring cleaning for body and soul at Tenaya’s Double Silver LEED-certified Ascent Spa. Guests can relax and rejuvenate with the Spring Herbal Spa Package, featuring head-to-toe healing with an herbal body scrub, body wrap and soothing scalp massage – along with some retail therapy thanks to an Ascent Spa gift card, restorative sleep in a plush guest room and more.

Finally, for spring travelers looking for a full Sierra experience, the open roads of the Majestic Mountain Loop await. Begin this 400-mile, scenic journey in the idyllic Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, home to the General Sherman Tree, the Giant Forest, Zumwalt Meadow and more; then zip up to Tenaya to complete the loop with a trip into Yosemite. The Bed & Breakfast Package offers the perfect way to catch some shuteye and add some authentic mountain flavor to the ultimate national parks adventure, or Spring Hot Rates are still available starting at just $199 midweek for a Deluxe Room.

About Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is an all-season resort framed by noble evergreen forest and a rich range of Sierra recreation.  The lodge, set adjacent to Yosemite National Park’s South Gate at an elevation of 5,288 feet, offers 302 rooms, suites and mountain cottage accommodations. Tenaya Lodge offers easy access to Yosemite’s iconic attractions and many guests savor the alpine serenity of Ascent Spa at Tenaya Lodge. Resort dining options run the table from casual to candlelit at Sierra, Jackalope’s, Timberloft and Embers restaurants. For more information, visit TenayaLodge.com.

About Delaware North

Delaware North is one of the largest and most admired, privately-held hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for nearly 100 years, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service with operations in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurants and catering, parks, resorts, gaming and specialty retail industries. Its portfolio includes high-profile venues ranging from sports stadiums, entertainment complexes, national parks, restaurants, airports, and some of the top regional casinos in the country. The company also owns a selection of award-winning destination resorts, as well as a series of premium restaurants and catering services that are leaders in the industry. Delaware North has annual revenue exceeding $3 billion with 60,000 employee associates serving half a billion guests in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.