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2014 Thanksgiving Weekend
Wednesday, November 26th - Sunday, November 29th

Thanksgiving is a special time at the Evergreen. Throughout the weekend, we focus our energies and activities on creating a memorable holiday experience so you can have as much fun as possible on your Yosemite getaway.

We offer feasts, a host of guided recreation excursions, campfires, evening programs and lots of opportunity for relaxation, so everyone can find the perfect mix of activities (and inactivity) for their holiday weekend.

You can enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend with us in two ways:

  • A la Carte – Book your cabin (three-night minimum), then pick and choose from the many dining, activity and recreation options available.

  • Thanksgiving Package – Get the most value, fun and convenience from your visit by purchasing a three or four-night package, including Thanksgiving dinner, other meals, recreation, activities and more.

NOTE: Please book early as the Thanksgiving weekend sells out.


Weekend Details

Arrive early and enjoy a relaxing lunch, then join us for our Owl Prowl Hike, which leaves from our doorstep and takes you through old growth forest in search of the Great Gray Owl and other forest friends at twilight!

After dinner, enjoy making smore’s by the fireside or a game of bingo, then head over to the Evergreen tavern, which will be hoppin’ with a pre-Thanksgiving celebration, including late-night munchies and music to keep your toes tapping and energized for the upcoming festivities. This will be a great start to a fun-filled mountain getaway!

Thursday - Thanksgiving Day
Sleep in and enjoy the holiday. After a hearty breakfast, gear up to hit the park with our naturalist guides for a memorable Yosemite Valley Sightseeing Tour! If you’re feeling more adventurous, join us for a hike (or Snowshoe!) through Yosemite Valley or to the Giant Sequoias and learn about the local flora & fauna, while working up an appetite on the trail.

Click here to view our Thanksgiving Week Guided Recreation & Activity Calendar.

If you're feeling a little lazy, just hang out at the lodge and enjoy the fall beauty in the hot tub, join us for a classic sunset hayride, or root for your favorite football team, as we turn our tavern into your turkey day living room, with ballgames and beverages available throughout the day.

Holiday Meal Extravaganza
While you're enjoying your day, our team of chefs will be in the kitchen preparing a decadent holiday feast. Choose from a variety of savory options, and top off your meal with one of our delicious homemade desserts!

Click here to view our Thanksgiving Day menu.

Time: 2PM - 9:30PM
Price: $42 Adults; Kids (age 2-12) half price, or separate kids menu also available

After you’ve eaten, “Walk off your Turkey” with our naturalist guides as we pass through serene forest in search of wildlife on our way to beautiful Birch Lake. Or stick around the lodge and join our crafts team and create your own tie dye t-shirts.

Later in the evening, gather around our outdoor fireplace to roast s'mores and enjoy a relaxing evening of fireside games or a family movie.

Begin your day with a delicious hot breakfast, then grab lunch to go and hit the trail with family and friends for the day. Join an interpretive hike or snowshoe (weather permitting) to see the world’s largest living specimens - Giant Sequoias, take a sightseeing tour or hike of Yosemite Valley or relax in the morning and join us for an afternoon “Owl Prowl” hike.

Arrive back at the lodge in time for your indulgent full-body massage (available throughout the weekend – reservations required), drop by the Recreation Center for a quick ‘massage by the minute’, or make keepsake photo frames in the Rec Center. Relaxed and refreshed, join us for dinner and our Campfire Music Jamboree, featuring live family music with Sequoia, fireside s’mores and activities! Afterwards, catch a family movie, then join us for drinks and live music in the Tavern!

Indulge in a lazy morning and a delicious hot breakfast, then stop into Tuolumne Hall for a wearable arts & crafts project. Stick around for lunch, hayrides and tie dye, or get out and enjoy a day in Yosemite. Once again you can choose from one of our guided hikes or sightseeing tours. Whichever trip you choose, you will learn more about the history, folklore, plants and animals of Yosemite while taking in the breathtaking vistas of the postcard perfect scenery.

Return to the lodge in time for another memorable night of dining and activities. Head over to the Recreation Center for Bingo and Yosemite Trivia, then enjoy a fascinating presentation on the Rim Fire, followed by dinner and a bit of relaxation fireside in the Tavern or Rec Center.

Wake up revived and refreshed. Enjoy a hearty breakfast, then sneak in one last great hike or bike trip before heading back to the real world.

Or join us for lunch, relaxation and football games in the tavern. Then hit the road, smiling all the way home as you revel in the memory of a new found holiday tradition in the mountains.

NOTE: When you arrive, we’ll provide a detailed itinerary that includes all of the weekend’s activities, times and pricing.

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Thanksgiving Package
Our three and four-night packages allow you to make the most of your holiday getaway and enjoy all of the weekend’s activities at a bargain price.

Details of our packages are outlined below:

2014 Package Details

Three-Night Package includes (for each person in your party):

  • Three night’s accommodation
  • Thanksgiving feast and dessert buffet
  • Hearty mountain breakfast all three mornings
  • Freshly made “trail lunches” for your day’s activities on two afternoons
  • A delicious three-course dinner
  • Your choice of one guided recreation activity: hike, snowshoe walk or sightseeing tour – subject to availability
  • A sunset hayride
  • A fun, family-oriented arts & crafts project
  • An exciting holiday welcome gift
  • Evening activities, including campfires, s’mores, movies and bingo

Four-Night Package includes (for each person in your party):

  • Everything from the three-night package
  • An additional night’s accommodation
  • An additional hearty mountain breakfast
  • An additional three-course dinner

2014 Package Pricing

Couples Package:

  • 2 adults
  • Deluxe King Cabin
  • $420 per night for 3 nights; $345 for 4th night
  • Upgrades:
  • - add $15/night for Deluxe King Cabin with Gas Fireplace
  • - add $35/night for One-Bedroom Cottage
  • - add $40/night for a child (age 2-12)
  • - add $75/night for additional adult

Family Package:

  • 2 adults, plus 1-2 kids or 3rd adult
  • Two-Bedroom Family Cabin
  • $585 per night for 3 nights; $475 for 4th night
  • Upgrades:
  • - add $40/night for third child (age 2-12)
  • - add $75/night for additional adult

Advance reservations required. Pricing does not include tax and gratuity. Meals do not include alcoholic beverages.

For reservations or more information, call (209)­ 379-2606
or email us, or make an Online Booking.

If you'd like to book a package please call us, as these packages cannot be booked online.

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