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October 11th – November 22nd save 25%
For some people, Fall is their favorite time of year in Yosemite for ideal road tripping through stunning Fall color, wide open trails, and starry skies. As the leaves begin to fall, so do lodging rates, and if you book early at the Evergreen you can save 25% more off cabins rentals.*
Discounts vary based on cabin type and time of visit:
- October 11 – November 18, save 25% off Sundays – Thursdays
You don’t need a special booking code for this seasonal discount.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Evergreen Lodge for a great Yosemite Fall Adventure!
Remember to bring your swim suit so you can relax in our soothing salt water hot tub at the end of your day’s explorations. Even better, after dark you’ll get to soak up the amazing starry skies while you give your tired muscles a welcome break.
Visit our Recreation desk for free planning advice and local insights, or you can sign up for one of our professionally guided trips or therapeutic massage treatments..
- Our Wonders of Yosemite Hike & Tour is a two-in-one Yosemite Valley and Giant Sequoia guided naturalist hike and tour that’s a great way to get to know Yosemite from an insider’s perspective.
- Follow in the footsteps of John Muir on our Yosemite Valley Explorer Hike & Tour as our guides show you the way around Yosemite’s icons as well as its hidden gems.
- Treat yourself to some serious relaxation and rejuvenation with one of our signature massages in our massage cabanas in the woods.
However you prefer to explore Yosemite, here’s to hitting the road – and the trail – this Fall!
*Discount offer is subject to availability, has no cash value, may not be combined with other offers, and does not apply to the John Muir House, Kay’s Nest or groups of 10 or more. Discounts are available for a select number of cabins on a first-come first-served basis.
IDEAL YOSEMITE ROAD TRIP ITINERARY
DAY 1: FUN AT THE LODGE
With your scenic drive to Yosemite in the rearview mirror, it’s time to settle in at the lodge and let the good times roll! Visit our recreation deck for insider tips on where to find the best fall color.
Stretch your legs on our nine-hole disc golf course that’s beginner-friendly and easy to navigate. There’s both an expert and a novice level of play to choose from conveniently located just across the road from the Main Lodge Restaurant and Tavern. The entire course takes under an hour to play lending itself perfectly for a quick and easy game while breathing in that fresh mountain air.
Our 2,000 square foot heated swimming pool and hot tub provides ample space for adults and children alike to relax and refresh after a long day in the car.
The tavern is open for lunch and dinner and provides a relaxed setting to enjoy great food and libations. The tavern extends into our covered dining patio. A beautiful open-air space with views of the plaza and the woods, where you are welcome to dine as well. Many restaurant guests choose to end their meal in the tavern with dessert and a glass of port, cognac, or other after-dinner drink.
As the sun begins to set, enjoy our nightly tradition of complimentary s’mores by our outdoor fire pits, and watch the night sky begin to reveal a spectacular display of stars, unlike anything you’ll ever see among bright city lights.
DAY 2: YOSEMITE VALLEY OR HIGH COUNTRY
Time to explore the wide-open spaces of Yosemite!
Fuel up for the day’s adventures with a hearty mountain breakfast from our Restaurant served in our outdoor dining areas. Then head over to our General Store to pack your trail lunch for the day with our freshly-made sandwiches and wraps, delicious salad medleys, and other tasty provisions.
Yosemite Valley or High Country
These days you have several different options for entering one of the most iconic areas of Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Valley.
- Participate in one of our partial or full-day excursions, all with guaranteed Park entry. See the wide array of tours, hikes, and other adventures in our online trip planner at www.EvergreenLodge.com/Explore or email our Recreation Desk at [email protected]
- For a more budget-friendly yet comfortable way to enjoy the ride to/from Yosemite Valley, the YARTS buses stop at Rush Creek, our sister property, and cost only $14 round trip for an Adult, and includes Park entry for both the rider and an accompanying minor at no extra charge.
- To drive your own vehicle, you’ll need to reserve a Day Use Entry Ticket from recreation.gov.
Our expert Recreation Guides recommend Mono Pass, Glen Aulin, High Country Naturalist tour, Mt Hoffman, and Mt Dana for amazing fall foliage views. You can reserve one of these guided excursions with them here.
If you’ve already been to Yosemite Valley and would like to visit the pristine and magnificent Yosemite High Country and Tuolumne Meadows, you can join one of our professionally guided adventures, or drive your own vehicle with your Day Use Entry Ticket from recreation.gov.
Fun at the Lodge
After an amazing day exploring Yosemite, enjoy the amenities at Evergreen specifically designed to relax you after a long day.
Let your competitive side out with our wide array of outdoor games like shuffleboard, table tennis, giant chess, bocce ball, and more. Or maybe you’d like to indulge in a massage at our sister lodge Rush Creek Spa to soothe your muscles so you’ll be ready for your next day of adventures.
Evergreen’s culinary team continues to serve delicious menu items you can enjoy in any of our outdoor dining areas or back at your room in the privacy of your own deck. The kitchen is buzzing with energy, putting out amazing dishes to end your day on a high note with freshly prepared items like our Rosemary Smoked Duck Breast and our Oven-Roasted Rainbow Trout.
Individually packaged s’mores await you to end your day in Yosemite in the sweetest way possible. Once the sun sets, our heated saltwater pool is the perfect place for stargazing with an unobstructed view of the night sky. Insider Tip: Check in with the Recreation Team to see which stars or planets are particularly visible during your visit!
DAY 3: YOSEMITE’S HETCH HETCHY RESERVOIR
After a refreshing night’s sleep, get excited to begin the journey to a lesser-traveled part of Yosemite, the Hetch Hetchy region.
Our General Store is brewing up your favorite coffee order along with seasonal specials to get you energized for your day of hiking and exploring. We’ve got all your favorite grab-and-go breakfast fixings to make even the pickiest of eaters satisfied.
Hetch Hetchy Day Hike
Located just a few miles down Evergreen Road, Hetch Hetchy is one of Yosemite’s hidden gems, offering a variety of options from easy day hikes to strenuous backpacking excursions. The easy 2.5 miles (each way) trail to Wapama Falls is a favorite for adults and children alike. This trail, which runs through a rock tunnel and then along the north side of the reservoir, allows visitors to experience the true power and majesty of the Hetch Hetchy waterfalls. Hetch Hetchy does not require a Day Use Entry Ticket. Adjusted daily hours are 8am – 5pm.
We know firsthand how Yosemite activities create robust appetites, and the culinary team at Evergreen Lodge is eager to satisfy your hunger and tempt your taste buds with fresh and hearty California mountain lodge cuisine. Tonight is your night to fill up on favorite seasonal menu items and maybe try something unexpected like our Grilled Bison Burger and our mouth-watering Al Pastor Tacos.
By now you’ve fallen in love with your favorite Evergreen activities, but why not try something new to wrap up your time with us with an activity you can put on your shelf and be reminded of forever! Our sister property, Rush Creek Lodge, offers Glassblowing with our resident expert. This is a great way to close out your time with us and the best part is, you get to take your creation home with you!
DAY 4: CARLON FALLS DAY HIKE OR SWIM
Explore like a local on your last morning with us at Carlon Falls, just a few miles down the road and a local favorite.
After you’ve grabbed one of your favorite hot breakfast items or your usual coffee order from our General Store, you’ll be ready to squeeze in one last hike.
Once on the trail, you’ll actually be walking right into Yosemite National Park, making this a true hidden treasure that few Yosemite visitors ever see. You can choose to do a short and easy 1-hour walk along the South Fork of the Tuolumne River, or make a day of it and hike all the way up past the series of waterfalls and swimming holes. The trail follows the South Fork of the Tuolumne River, taking you through a variety of foliage, pools, and cascading falls.
If you’re leaving Evergreen Lodge using Highway 120 West, you’ll pass through the charming Old West town of Groveland. You may want to stop by a locally loved coffee shop, Mountain Sage Coffee & Nursery, where you can sip on your lovingly prepared beverages and home-baked goods in their enchanting gardens. You’ll also love the art gallery featuring incredible images and stories created by local photographer, naturalist, and all-around great guy, Robb Hirsch who also leads our photography workshops in Yosemite.
The ways in which we enjoy the Park and our lodge amenities are a bit different for now, but most everything is available including our swimming pool, Restaurant, Tavern, General Store, guided tours, games, and nightly s’mores by the outdoor fire.
For information on our lodge’s enhanced cleaning and service protocols, visit our Clean & Safe program page.
Advance reservations required. Certain restrictions may apply. Pricing does not include tax or gratuity. You can book this package online, by calling 209-379-2606 or emailing us at [email protected].