Yosemite Winter Road Trip
Available non-holiday stays through November 29, 2020 – March 23, 2021
Winter is a beautiful season in Yosemite and one that few visitors get to experience. This season tends to be a Yosemite fan favorite because there are far fewer park visitors and the snow-covered scenery is absolutely stunning. Oh, and we can’t forget endless snowshoeing adventures. Take a break from the frenzy of busy ski resorts, and set out on an epic winter adventure with us here at the Evergreen Lodge!
Our convenient two-night winter adventure package makes it easy to take advantage of extraordinary recreational opportunities during this serene, magical season. Join our friendly Recreation Guides on a guided full day snowshoeing or hiking adventure, or break trail on your own with our snowshoeing gear. We’re taking care of breakfast to make sure you’re fueled for the day’s adventures, packing up a fresh picnic lunch for you in our General Store, and we’ll toast your Yosemite snowshoe adventure in the Tavern at the end of the day.
- 2 nights of lodging
- Hearty homemade breakfast each morning of your stay in our full-service Restaurant
- Full-day Guided Wonder of Yosemite Naturalist Hike or Snowshoe
- Freshly made trail lunch for your guided adventure
- Celebratory beverage in our Tavern or Restaurant on one evening of your stay (Guests under the age of 21 may choose one of our Signature Mocktails or Tasty Hot Chocolates!)
|Couple’s Winter Adventure Package||2 adults,
Deluxe King Cabin
|starting at $355 per night|
|Family Winter Adventure Package||2 adults and 2 children
Two Bedroom Family Cabin
|starting at $504 per night|
|Additional Adult||$111 per night|
|Additional Child||$55 per night|
Advance reservations required. Pricing for additional options for varying party sizes or other room types are presented when making your reservation on this site. Certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Pricing does not include tax. For reservations or more information, call (209) 379-2606 or email us at , or book online today. The earlier you book, the more you save!
IDEAL WINTER YOSEMITE 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!
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 heated 2,000 square foot swimming pool provides ample space for adults and children alike to relax and refresh after a long day in the car, with social distancing and enhanced protocols of course.
After choosing to order to-go from our restaurant, you can casually roll into the evening with tasty, fresh meals including Chicken Waldorf Wraps, Turkey Avocado Clubs, Shawarma Chickpea Pita Pockets, and more!
S’mores & Stargazing
As the sun begins to set, bundle up and 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
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 cozy dining area. 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.
You have a few 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
- To drive your own vehicle, make sure you’ve checked the weather forecast to see if you’ll need to carry chains into the park.
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 indoor and outdoor games like shuffleboard, table tennis, giant chess, billiards, board games, bocce ball, and more. Or maybe you’d like to indulge in a massage 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.
S’mores & Stargazing
Individually packaged s’mores await you to end your day in Yosemite 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.
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 area even when the water isn’t flowing. 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 Paint Parties with our local artist. 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 a feeling of serenity that can only be found in Yosemite during Winter.
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.