This is a story of two halves...
Firstly a great location in a wonderful National Park. The lodges/rooms were superb and the facilities generally were very good. Access to the Park is easy and when you get there it is completely stunning.
Unfortunately, being in the middle of nowhere you do feel like you are a captive audience - this manifesting itself in uncomfortably high prices and lazy service. The staff were friendly enough but many were inexperienced and simply could not organise/cope with the requirements of a busy restaurant and bar. The management were conspicuous by their absence and we felt sorry for some of the younger staff.
We had two poor evenings in the restaurant but with nowhere else to go you are simply stuck - which makes it even more annoying.
Our accompanied trip to Yosemite was a little disappointing as the guide, whilst extremely pleasant, was clearly 'feeling his way'. Fair enough but this wasnt a cheap excursion.
Come on Owners - spend some money and get a set of decent Managers to run your lovely Lodge!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Evergreen Lodge is a newly expanded full-service historic resort featuring 88 spacious cabins in the woods. The lodge sits on 20 acres just a mile from Yosemite National Park in California, putting top attractions - Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows and Hetch Hetchy - in easy reach. At the lodge, savor a delicious meal, kick back in the classic tavern and enjoy other amenities, including Evergreen's sun deck, game room, kids play areas, nightly activities and therapeutic massage. Ready for adventure? Evergreen's professional guide service offers a variety of sightseeing, hiking, biking, fly fishing and snowshoeing tours, as well as free planning advice for self-guided adventures. A Frommer's 'Favorite' and 'Highly Recommended' by Fodor's, the Evergreen provides the perfect mix of recreation, relaxation and indulgence. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Evergreen Lodge At Yosemite Hotel Groveland
- Evergreen Hotel Groveland
- Evergreen Hotel At Yosemite
- Evergreen Lodge Yosemite