This Fall, Find Pre-Hibernation Relaxation and Recreation at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Autumnal adventures, Thanksgiving feasting and a brand-new spa experience are just the tip of the High Sierra mountaintop

Fall weather in the Yosemite Sierra is beautifully mercurial – balmy and breezy one day, brisk and refreshing the next. But along with gorgeous views and calmer crowds, one thing is for sure: the region lends itself to wide-open possibilities for late autumn getaways. This season, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite beckons visitors to enjoy the best of outdoor adventures, all-new ways to kick back and relax, romantic getaways and more; encouraging guests young and old to experience “roughing it minus the rough part.”

With its southern entrance just minutes from the lodge, Yosemite National Park is bound to be a part of most any trip to Tenaya. Guests can lock in the best value and make the most of their getaway with the Yosemite Park Pass Package, which includes an overnight stay and a park pass. While Valley mainstays like El Capitan and Half Dome are majestic must-sees, those seeking a road less traveled will fall in love with Chilnualna Falls’ stunning vistas, the peaceful Wawona Meadow Loop and the Nelder Grove Shadow of the Giants Trail, which is located 10 miles from Tenaya Lodge. Back on resort turf, travelers can continue their natural connection with a number of outdoor activities, including archery, mountain biking, ice skating and daytime and nighttime guided nature and snowshoe hikes. If the wild continues to call, Tenaya’s signature 101 Things to Do guide offers dozens of options and excursions to fill a spare day or a whole week.

Whether meant to relax and revive after a full roster of activities or serve as the number-one focus, a treatment at Tenaya’s plush Ascent Spa is an unforgettable part of any stay. Thanks to its freshly updated services menu, Ascent is more equipped than ever to offer a one-of-a-kind spa experience inspired by local botanicals and tailored  to fit the unique needs of each guest. Get a taste of the Ascent approach to wellness with a 90-minute Signature Renewal, recover sore feet with a Hiker’s Trek Treatment or create a spa day from scratch – with an array of treatment choices, guests can easily tailor to build their perfect path to pampering. The spa also o ffers couples-centric treatments like the Cedar Couples Spa Package, ideal for accenting a cozy and romantic fall retreat. Twosomes can snuggle up with the Fall in Love Romance Package; which features an overnight stay, w elcome champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, breakfast for two and VIP turndown service; or plan a tranquil day on the trails with the Bed and Breakfast Package, which includes a one-night stay and breakfast for two.

As fall begins to fade into the holiday season, Tenaya invites guests to ditch the dishes and celebrate Thanksgiving, High Sierra-style. The lodge’s popular outdoor ice rink will open at 5 p.m. on Nov. 25, just in time to take a pre-turkey spin. After chilling out on the ice, skaters can warm back up with complimentary “chef’s creation” hot cocoa in the lobby until 8 p.m. The next day, visitors can gobble gratefully at the Grand Ballroom Thanksgiving Buffet, the Sierra Restaurant Thanksgiving Dinner or the Embers Upscale Dining Thanksgiving Dinner. Reservations are required and can be booked by calling 877-247-9241. Finally, Thanksgiving weekend brings the return of Tenaya’s beloved Gingerbread House Workshop and Competition on Nov. 27 and 28 and its Annual Tree Lighting, setting a towering 35-foot tree aglow on Nov. 28. 

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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

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 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.