Thanksgiving Week

Create new Traditions!
At Evergreen Lodge, we believe that Thanksgiving is not just a meal, it's an experience. It's a time to reflect on the blessings of the year, create new traditions, and share the joy of the season with loved ones and new friends alike. Let the spirit of Thanksgiving infuse your Yosemite getaway with warmth and wonder.

We offer feasts, a host of guided recreation excursions, campfires, evening programs and lots of opportunities for relaxation, so everyone can find the perfect mix of activities (and rest) for their holiday weekend. Learn more about Thanksgiving Day Celebrations by viewing the day's itinerary here.

NEW THIS YEAR: see below for details on our new Thanksgiving Bundle (SOLD OUT).
At a Glance
  • Daily on-site activities for all ages
  • Free expert planning advice at our Recreation Desk
  • No hidden Resort Fees
  • Book direct for best rate guarantee
  • New 2023 Thanksgiving Bundle (SOLD OUT)
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Thanksgiving at Evergreen Lodge is a combination of traditional holiday warmth and the awe-inspiring beauty of Yosemite National Park. The centerpiece is a delicious feast thoughtfully prepared with locally sourced ingredients, featuring everything from perfectly roasted turkey with all the trimmings to other more contemporary dishes and desserts.

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

Time: 3-9pm
Price: $60 Adults; $35 Kids (age 5-12)*
*price excludes tax and gratuity

After dinner, stick around and join us in the Tavern for some specialty holiday drinks. Or gather around our outdoor fireplace to roast s’mores and enjoy a relaxing evening full of fireside games in our cozy Recreation Center.

New! This year we’re offering a new Thanksgiving Bundle (SOLD OUT) that includes Thanksgiving Dinner and a holiday craft for each person in your party, plus some of our favorite sentimental gift items (Yosemite National Park journal, wood ornament, book of Easy Day Hikes and a decorative tea towel)...
View More'll see the option to add the Thanksgiving Bundle to your reservation after you've selected your cabin and stay dates.

We encourage you to visit the Recreation Desk in the Recreation Lounge for free planning advice and daily activities from our team of local experts.

You can also visit our EXPLORE adventure planning page for ideas ranging from light complimentary activities on property to more extensive professionally guided tours throughout the region.

Call 209-379-2606, email or book online using the dropdown menus above.
Thanksgiving is a  popular holiday at the Evergreen, so please book early to guarantee your spot! The fine print is pretty simple. The earlier you book, the more you save. For our Best Rate Guarantee remember to book directly with us on this site, call our local reservationists at (209) 379-2606, or email us at

Adding the Thanksgiving Bundle to your stay is easy.  Simply select stay dates that include November 23rd, choose your cabin, and under Fun Upgrades and Extras select the Thanksgiving Bundle.

Remember to make your dinner reservation for the Holiday Meal Extravaganza right away. Make your reservation today by contacting
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Your lodging reservation is all you need for a spectacular Yosemite adventure, with no hidden Resort Fees.  From basics such as free parking and free Wi-Fi, to Pool Area access and Forest Disc Golf fun, to more robust delights like the Daily Activities organized by our onsite Recreation Team throughout our indoor and outdoor play areas, including everyone’s favorite – nightly fireside s’mores roasting! Plus, miles of nature trails in the adjacent forest.

Thanksgiving Week

Our Thanksgiving itinerary is thoughtfully curated to immerse you in the warmth of the holiday spirit while surrounded by Yosemite's pristine beauty. As you arrive at our lodge, you'll be welcomed into a cozy, festive atmosphere that sets the stage for an unforgettable Thanksgiving experience. The itinerary unfolds with a rich spread of events and culinary delights, beginning with a delicious Thanksgiving feast that captures the essence of the holiday.
DAY 1: Arrive at Evergreen Lodge
Arrive early and enjoy a relaxing lunch, then set out on a self guided hike on our Nature Trail, which takes you through old growth forest in search of our forest friends that emerge at twilight!

Visit the Theater Room in Tuolumne Hall to see our charming historic slideshow celebrating our recent Centennial.

After dinner, enjoy making s’mores by the fireside or a seasonal craft in the Recreation Center, then head over to the Evergreen tavern for a little pre-Thanksgiving celebration.
Day 2: Thanksgiving Day
Sleep in and enjoy easing into the holiday in your cozy cabin. 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.

If you’re feeling a little lazy, just hang out at the lodge and enjoy the fall beauty in the hot tub, 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 see the 2023 Thanksgiving Menu.

Top off your Thanksgiving meal with another ooey gooey campfire tradition– S’mores.
Day 3: Fall Fun in Yosemite
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. Or let our guides show you Yosemite’s hidden gem, the Hetch Hetchy Valley.  You can also simply relax in the morning and join us for an afternoon craft, or craft beer tasting!

Arrive back at the lodge in time for your indulgent full-body massage (available throughout the weekend – reservations required). Relaxed and refreshed, join us for dinner, fireside s’mores, and stargazing.

The fun continues Speakeasy style in our historic Tavern!
Day 4: Explore More
Indulge in a lazy morning and a delicious hot breakfast, then stop into Tuolumne Hall for a fall arts & crafts project. Stick around for lunch, 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 Tuolumne Hall for a Nature Film, then off to the Recreation Center for “Bingo!”.

Inquire at our Recreation Desk about Craft Beer Tasting!
Day 5: Until Next Time
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.