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Fall is Still in Full Swing at Yosemite National Park and Tenaya Lodge

October 19, 2013 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Yosemite-Sierra travelers can visit the region’s greatest natural wonder, Yosemite National Park, once again and take advantage of a prime season in the park. Fall offers mild weather, beautiful scenery and the chance to explore, recharge and celebrate the park’s reopening.

As summer vacationers disperse and the park comes back to life, wildlife emerges and a sense of solitude lingers in the breezy, sun-filled air. Temperatures peak in the 80s during the daytime, falling into the 40s by the time you wind down and climb into your warm bed at the Four 0732_TreyClark_20080610Diamond Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite resort, where fall getaways start from just $139. Tenaya Lodge is welcoming visitors back to Yosemite National Park with a special offer: Book a stay through Dec. 19 and receive breakfast for two plus a free seven-day Yosemite National Park Pass. Visit or call 888-514-2167 and mention promotional code YOSEOPEN.

Travelers can also enjoy this fall’s exclusive Explore Yosemite Package starting from just $189. It includes one night’s accommodation, a seven-day Yosemite National Park pass and two boxed lunches so explorers are all set to hit the trails.

After a great night’s sleep in Tenaya’s well-appointed guestrooms, start your morning with a trip to Yosemite Valley and discover the quiet beauty of Superintendent’s Meadow. Shadowed by the most popular attractions–Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and El Captain–this rare gem lights up the season with fiery-yellow Black Oaks. Savor the afternoon hiking or biking beneath the towering sugar pines and incense cedars or fly above them on a zip line, pan for gold or bring a piece of Yosemite art home from Gallery Row.

Just 15 minutes from Tenaya Lodge, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias contains nearly 500 mature giant sequoias, the largest trees by mass on WashburnPtHalfDomeEarth, with the oldest of these gentle giants exceeding 3,000 years in age. Soak in the beauty of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias on the Big Trees Tram Tour, a fascinating 75-minute audio tour of the grove. Starting at just $195, Tenaya’s Big Trees Tour Package also includes one night’s accommodation and a full breakfast for two in the Sierra Restaurant.

Take the road less traveled with a drive along the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway that loops through the meadows and ridges of the Sierra National Forest. Stop at Mile High Vista, its scenic lookout; Jackass Meadow, the Sierra’s largest sub-alpine meadow; and Globe Rock, an unlikely geological balancing act.

Unforgettable journeys begin and end at Tenaya Lodge, and Tenaya’s partners, Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides (SYMGs) can take care of the adventure in between. SYMGs are available to equip guests with gear and a naturalist as their guide for a hike along Yosemite’s classic 8.5-mile Panorama Trail. Pass majestic waterfalls, high peaks, cascading streams and lush meadows with someone who knows the route like the back of their hand. Then, enjoy the spa after a long day of hiking.

After so much sensory stimulation, the Ascent Spa at Tenaya Lodge is the perfect place to unwind and prepare for the next day’s adventures. Starting at just $255, guests can enjoy the Fall into Bliss package, where they receive a luxurious 60-minute custom massage or facial, a foot or hand paraffin, an exclusive gift and one night accommodations for two. But royal treatment isn’t just for humans! The unique Deluxe Pampered Pet Package includes a plush dog bed and water bowl, a canine fact sheet with fun suggestions on pet-friendly areas to roam, dog sitting service and a doggie treat baked fresh by the Lodge’s chef.

Finally, adventurous couples looking for a romantic getaway can take advantage of the California Bed & Breakfast Package, which starting at $249, includes breakfast for two at the Sierra restaurant and one night of accommodations.

For more stories and fall specials, check out Tenaya’s Fall Timberlines Newsletter at For current specials and packages, go to or call toll-free, (888) 514-2167.

All packages and rates subject to availability and restrictions may apply. Outdoor activities are subject to weather conditions.

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