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Summer 2022 Fun in the Sun Photo Contest Winners

September 30, 2022

Fun in the Sun at Yosemite Valley (Lindsey L.)

Wow! So many great guest photos and memories from our Spring photo contest, Waterfalls and Wild Flowers.

From cascading waterfalls and blooming wildflowers, there was truly something for everyone this time around.

Thank you to all who shared, and to all who cast their votes.  Your participation not only makes it fun for us, but it helps everyone keep #YosemiteDreaming when they need it most.

Here we congratulate the winners and share a few honorable mentions that we loved.  We hope you do too!

Winners with the most Votes

1st Place: Lindsey L.Fun in the Sun at Yosemite Valley (Lindsey L.)

1320 points

Surprise Proposal
Prize: 2-night stay    

LL: “He took me to see Yosemite for the first time to celebrate our dating anniversary; Just when I thought things couldn’t get any more beautiful, he dropped down to one knee and proposed.”

EGL: Congratulations on your big win and proposal, Lindsey, and a big thank you to all your friends and family who participated in the contest. We love that you decided to share such a special moment with us! 


Runner Up: Nam-Tran T.Fun in the Sun at Evergreen Pool (Nam-Tran T.)

1303 points
Pool Day
Prize: 1-night stay

NT: “Jumping into summer!”

EGL: One of the best ways to spend summer is relaxing at the pool! Looking forward to having you back in the future for even more amazing experiences to come.

Runner Up: Jessi N.Fun in the Sun Evergreen Celebration (Jessi N.)

992 points each

Celebratory Beer
Prize: 1-night stay

JN: “We were celebrating booking our wedding with a beer and delicious meal! We are ecstatic to be married at Evergreen Lodge which has been a special place to me and my family my whole life.”

EGL: Congrats on booking your wedding here at Evergreen! We can not wait to help you create memories that will last a lifetime.

Some Honorable Mentions You’ll Love
Beautiful Wildlife, by Katie G.Fun in the Sun Evergreen Wildlife (Katie G.)

KG: “Walking in and around the lodge gives the opportunity at any time to capture animals with your camera in the wild. Spotting the wildlife is relaxing.”

EGL: An amazing picture of your local wildlife!


Sunset Patio Sunsets, by Jenah S.Fun in the Sun at Sunset Patio (Jenah S.)

JM: “The sunset view deck was absolutely incredible. And although the restaurant offers amazing food, the cabins were beautiful, and the pool area was a dream – the overlook deck is where I felt most at peace, relaxed, and connected with nature. It’s a WONDERFUL perk of staying at Evergreen. Every sunset is an opportunity to reset. And our stay at Evergreen absolutely allowed us to reset and enjoy the moment.”

EGL: We love that your enjoyed our stay so much! Looking forward to having you back to create even more memories.


Evergreen Under Lights, by Aubrie A.Fun in the Sun at Evergreen Lawn (Aubrie A.)

AW: “Enjoying the gentle glow of the stars and lodge lights.”

EGL: There is an amazing beauty to when everyone is asleep and Evergreen is lit up by string lights and the stars


There’s more…

Anytime you need a little Yosemite sunshine in your day, Visit the Gallery

New Photo Contest: Yosemite Fall Fun in Yosemite

It’s time to get inspired, Yosemite style!  While we’re all #YosemiteDreaming of visiting again soon, let’s share our most inspiring photos of past Yosemite visits.

It’s easy to enter here:

Yosemite Fall Fun in Yosemtie

Who knows? You might just win a free stay at the Evergreen soon!


Meanwhile, if you’re ready to plan your next Yosemite visit, be sure to check out our Packages and Special Offers page for the best deals and most convenient bundles.  Or just give us a call at (209) 379-2606 or email us at [email protected] and we’ll happily help you arrange the ideal visit for you and your loved ones.

When you book directly with us here on this web site, on the phone, or by email, you’re guaranteed to get the best rates and service.

Keep in mind that the Evergreen re-opens after winter break each year on President’s Day Weekend, February 12, 2023.  Evergreen celebrated their centennial in 2021 and we have been celebrating ever since. Be on the look out for more celebrations and offers to come!

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Happy trails!

Your Evergreen friends