Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite Earns Green Key Accolades for Its Eco-Friendly Initiatives

The Double Silver LEED-certified resort leverages green philosophy in guest rooms, operations and more to effectively reduce carbon footprint

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite has achieved a 4 Green Key rating through the Green Key Eco-Rating Program, acknowledging its exemplary dedication to environmentally conscious procedures across multiple operational areas. This is the second-highest ranking on the Green Key scale. ​

A 4 Green Key rating demonstrates that Tenaya Lodge has shown national industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through its wide-ranging policies and practices. The hotel has mature programs in place that involve management, employees, guests, and the public, and which have shown substantial and measurable results.​

The Double Silver LEED-certified resort is committed to preserving natural resources and reducing its footprint. As part of the proprietary GreenPath program developed by owner/operator Delaware North, Tenaya Lodge ensures environmental stewardship through practices and technology in operational procedures, guest room construction, food service and more.

“We’re constantly looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment,” said Paul Ratchford, General Manager. “We take pride in keeping our beautiful surroundings just that, to ensure future generations get to experience and enjoy them. We are proud of our team for their roles in this fantastic recognition and look forward to advancing our eco-friendly practices and innovations.”

The recipients of the Keep America Beautiful Award and State of California Waste Reduction Award, Tenaya Lodge leverages its own wastewater treatment plant and water and energy-saving fixtures in every guestroom, uses biodegradable laundry detergent and serves organic and sustainable food products, a few of many green practices the resort employs. Other accolades include a member of the Green Hotels Association, Gold Level in the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Program and Environmentalist Level in the California Green Lodging Program.  

Learn more about Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite and its environmentally friendly offerings at TenayaLodge.com.

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.

About Green Key

The Green Key Eco-Rating Program is the first of its kind to rank, certify and inspect hotels and resorts in North America based on their commitment to sustainable “green” operations. The program was originally developed for the Hotel Association of Canada by a leading environmental engineering firm.  Designed specifically for hotel operations, the Green Key Eco-Rating Program is a comprehensive environmental self-assessment that will allow each participating property to benefit on several fronts – cost savings, increased bookings from environmentally conscious consumers and meeting planners and responsible corporate citizenry.  Visit www.greenkeyglobal.com for more information.