The Main Plaza is the central courtyard that joins all of our communal spaces, including the Main Lodge, Recreation Center and Tuolumne Hall. With its varied facilities, the Main Plaza is a hub of activity both day and night.
The plazaís 1,200 square foot Sun Deck provides a great spot for guests to relax and unwind. The deck offers a wonderful outdoor setting for reading a book, playing a game, enjoying a glass of wine or stargazing.
Across the plaza from the Sun Deck is one of our kids play areas. The plaza play area was designed by Ron Holthuysen of Scientific Art Studios and features a large natural sandbox with plenty of sand toys and three Native American Miwok tee pees (called Umachas). These 10' bark tee pees were hand constructed with material from fallen trees on our property. Kids love this unique play area, and parents can enjoy various plaza amenities while their kids play safely in sight.
The Main Plaza also features a grand outdoor stone fireplace. The fireplace is a frequent venue for our evening símores, popular with kids and adults. The sitting area at the fireplace offers a cozy setting any time of year.
In one corner of the plaza is our idyllic open-air covered dining patio. The patio, which is connected to our Main Lodge, allows guests to dine al fresco in a covered, heated space with views to the plaza and the woods.
The plaza also offers ping pong tables, a favorite of both kids and adults, and a variety of other sitting areas and hang-out spots for guests to enjoy.
The Main Plaza is at times used for special occasions and events, including wedding receptions of all sizes, and is the main music stage for our annual Halloween Music Festival.