We stayed at the lodge to celebrate my son’s graduation. My daughter, who is more at home at the mall than in the woods was with us. I remember her terrified look as she walked at dusk and saw something scurry past her – then her surprise as it was only a squirrel. “But a BIG squirrel” she said.
- James C.
Thank you for the opportunity to share our memories. We stayed for 2 nights, on the 13th and 14th of August 2009. We would have stayed for longer, had there been availability. Yosemite was unforgettable and the stay at Evergreen lodge was definitely a highlight of our trip to California. The lodge was beautiful, airy and my little daughter Trisha, who was 6 then, loved it. After a good breakfast on the morning of the 14th, I remember lying on the hammock near our cabin, gazing up at the tall trees, chatting with Trisha and thinking that this is what might have inspired Louis Armstrong to pen the words for ‘What a wonderful world’.
The friendly staff, the simply casual atmosphere and the attitude of the people at Evergreen to help, made our trip fantastic. They told us about little trails that we could explore in the grounds and that is what our daughter enjoyed most! We bid goodbye with a heavy heart on the 15th, but made a promise to return. One day we will … now that we have little boy as well!!
- Sid M.
Evergreen lodge was the setting for The Martin Family Gathering 2009. Joan Martin, my mother in law, was the mother of 11 children, grandmother to 23 and great grandmother to five. One of her most favorite places in the world was Yosemite. She spent many of her days throughout her life walking the trails, taking in the sights and sounds of Yosemite. So, when my sister in law and I decided to gather the family together for a weekend, Evergreen Lodge was the place. We enjoyed meals in the restaurant…an evening huddled together around a campfire toasting marshmallows and singing, walks on the property, sharing precious time with our granny in her treasured Yosemite. We all look back on this weekend with fond memories and the special time we shared at Evergreen. Thanks Evergreen lodge for setting the perfect scene.
- Nancy M., Millbrae, California
I had booked the Evergreen lodge for our Girl Scout troop, 11 girls and 11 Mom’s. Then the Rim Fire began and spread and spread, but Evergreen Lodge was still open. We were so relieved because it is not easy to get reservations for 22.
The week before we were scheduled to go to the Lodge and Yosemite, the government shut down and of course, so did Yosemite. We had 11- eleven year olds as well as 11 Mom’s heartbroken because we couldn’t go to Yosemite.
But the Evergreen Lodge and their fabulous staff saved the weekend. With a phone call, they reassured me that even though we couldn’t get inside Yosemite and there were no nearby hikes (because the Rim Fire had burned up to the door of the lodge), they would be sure that we had plenty to do at the Lodge.
And they followed through.
They arranged activities for all 22 of us, including an informative nature walk around the property and fun activities such a tie-dying and nature bingo that kept all of the girls busy. We swam in their beautiful pool, played on the zip-line and the girls enjoyed playing around the property in a safe environment.
We will return to the Evergreen Lodge as a troop and with our families!
- Chris G.
We have visited the Evergreen Lodge two times because we have visited Yosemite two times and this beautiful lodge is our go-to spot for family fun and relaxation in the Sierras.
A trip to the Evergreen Lodge means hikes to nearby Hetch-Hetchy, getting misty at Bridal Veil Falls, and returning to a beautifully-appointed cabin with hotel luxuries. Dinner at the restaurant is delicious, followed by an evening of s’mores, shuffleboard, bocce ball, board games, and maybe even a movie. It is a perfect family spot!
As our children grow and can handle longer hikes and bike rides, we look forward to returning to the Evergreen for more memories!
- Lisa K.
My family of four have stayed there several times, and I always loved it! Fond memories of meeting and enjoying conversing with new people at the outdoor fireplace at night, lovely breakfasts and dinner outside on the deck, and fun BBQ event. Really like the cabins much better than staying at a hotel.
- Cristi M.
Hi, I wanted to tell you about the most wonderful memories we have of Evergreen Lodge.
My husband grew up in the 1970s going to Camp Mather across the street, and Evergreen Lodge was where the men would go have a drink at the bar. As an adult, he and his friends always stayed at Evergreen when visiting Yosemite or before hiking Half Dome. When my husband and I started dating, it was the first place he took me to for a weekend getaway (in the tiny old cabins). We stayed at Evergreen for a wonderfully peaceful weekend before the birth of our first child. Evergreen has always been the scene of happy times with the ones we love the most; our own personal oasis.
Which made it a natural choice for my husband’s 40th birthday a few years ago. I wanted to have a party for him at a location with deep personal meaning, a beautiful natural setting, and room for our circle of friends and family. Evergreen Lodge was a perfect fit. We stayed the weekend and have so many great memories! All the children ran around and played together, and played with aunts and uncles and grandparents in your wonderful game room and on the hiking trails. We had a great dinner in your restaurant for our entire party where my father-in-law made everyone cry with a speech about my husband, with lots of drinks and laughter in the bar afterwards when grandparents took the kids to bed. We were able to introduce our friends and family to a place that is so very special to us, and everyone fell in love with it. It was the kind of excited feeling like when you take someone to a secret beach you found, one that you know they will love.
That’s my story 🙂
- Sara H., Walnut Creek, California
Simple story!!! The best and most fun times we ever had as a family was at The Evergreen Lodge. Lifetime Memories!!!!!
- Mike M., Palm Springs, California
My husband and I spent our 5th wedding Anniversary at evergreen. Yosemite was beautiful, that goes without saying, but Evergreen is what made our trip so amazing. They offered games, hikes, entertainment, and gave us memories that we’ll have forever. Getting to toast s’mores in a setting like that was amazing. Now we have a 3 year old daughter and I can’t wait to make new memories here.
- Rhiannon G.
Our visit to Evergreen was only one night but it was GREAT family time – playing ping pong, exploring the grounds, just a great place to be!
- Adam H.