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Thursday, October 17th – Sunday, October 20th

We’re excited to announce our ninth annual Friends Halloween Weekend at the Evergreen Lodge! We had so much fun the last eight years, we just had to do it again.

We’ve reserved the entire lodge for our friends, and we’ve designed the weekend so that individuals, couples, and families will all have a great time.

As with last year, we have created two separate weekends, one for Brian and Winnie’s friends (aka Marin Crew) and one for Lee and Tali’s (aka Oakland Crew).

Brian and Winnie’s weekend will take place a week and a half before Halloween to avoid Halloween soccer and baseball tournaments. No excuses not to come!

We hope you can join us for a weekend of celebration, recreation, and Halloween fun!

Weekend Activities

The weekend will be action-packed with an array of activities for adults and kids alike, including:

  • Halloween costume party
  • Friday Night Karaoke
  • Wine tasting
  • Yoga & Pilates
  • Trick or treating
  • Fall Carnival
  • Pumpkin carving
  • Halloween movies
  • Late Night Sing-alongs
  • Crafts projects
  • Bingo!
  • Creepy clowns and couch trapeze…wait, that was last year!
  • Campfire festivities & s’mores

We’ll also have all of the usual lodge activities available, including swimming, massage, guided recreation trips, bike rentals, ping pong, pool, bocce, nature trail, kids play areas, games, blazing fireplaces, stargazing, etc.  NEW THIS YEAR: Forest Disc Golf Course!

Our restaurant and tavern will be open as usual throughout the weekend. Bring your appetite, as our food is terrific!

Click here to see the latest version of this year’s calendar of fun we have planned for you.

And if you’re in need of just a bit more, Yosemite awaits! This is a wonderful time to visit the Park, with crowds of summer gone and fall colors in full effect.

Booking Your Stay

We’ve arranged 30% off cabin rates for all of our friends on Friday and Saturday nights. We’ve arranged for Thursday night at 50% off as an extra incentive to come for a long weekend and enjoy the full slate of activities.

We’ll pick up the tab for most activities during the weekend. Food and drink will be a la carte from our regular menu.

We have cabins available for individuals, couples, and families of all sizes. Click here to learn more about our cabin types. While we cannot guarantee requests for specific cabins, we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

To reserve your cabin, you can book online, email us or call (209)­ 379-2606. To lock in your “Friends Discount” please use rate code “BW19” when booking.

Cabins will fill quickly for this weekend, so please reserve soon if you’d like to join us. Note there’s a two-night minimum stay for the event.

Also, given the popularity of this event and the Evergreen’s limited size, we have to make the weekend invitation only, so we ask that you not forward this invite to others. If there is another family who you think would like to join, please email Brian and Winnie to see if there is room. Thanks!

Rush Creek Pool Area at Sunset (Kim Carroll)Rush Creek Lodge

Our sister property, Rush Creek Lodge, is open and available as an option for Friends Weekend once the Evergreen Lodge fills up!  Located on Highway 120 just 7 miles from the Evergreen, Rush Creek is both beautiful and convenient, with a large saltwater pool and two hot tubs, restaurant, tavern and more.

Let us know if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!