Below you'll find the stories from the Spring/Summer Newsletter, including packages and offers. Unlimited Summer Fun Pass! Only $50 per person! Add-on to your stay when booking online or by calling the Concierge. Share Lincoln's Sierra Legacy More Info Yosemite “Grantennial” Events Go from Gala to Green Imagine California in 1864. A man stands in the middle of what his children, and his children’s children, will someday call Yosemite National Park. There is wild beauty all around him – picturesque forests, crystal-clear streams and soaring granite spires. Awestruck, he knows he’s standing before something eternal. Across the country, in the shadow of Civil War, Congress knows it, too. On June 30 of 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signs the Yosemite Grant Act, formally and forever protecting the Yosemite Sierra. Fast-forward to 2014 – some 150 years later. The same natural beauty that inspired naturalist John Muir and President Teddy Roosevelt to endorse and expand the country’s fledging national park system is as alive and vibrant as ever. This year marks the 150th of the Yosemite Grant Act. What better time to visit Yosemite and see where it all began? This spring, Tenaya Lodge will be showing the Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan documentary film, Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit. On June 29, nearby Oakhurst will be hosting a party featuring arts and crafts, educational and cultural booths, an evening ceremony and commemorative merchandise, including special local beers and wines. And on anniversary day, a groundbreaking ceremony at Mariposa Grove will kick off its restoration project in partnership with the Yosemite Conservancy. For a full list of events and to learn more about the history of the Yosemite Grant Act, visit NPS.gov/yose/anniversary. 150TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL OFFERTo help celebrate the Yosemite Grant’s 150th anniversary this June, Tenaya Lodge is offering an all-new Yosemite 150th Anniversary Special Offer. Book a stay through July 1 and you’ll receive breakfast for two, a FREE seven-day Yosemite park pass and a copy of Inspiring Generations: 150 Years, 150 Stories in Yosemite to relive some of the most incredible stories in Yosemite’s history, starting at just $275! Now, it’s your turn to see what inspires generations, to engage nature, explore parks and advocate for conservation. Book your anniversary trip today. Mention promotional code 150OFFER. Water's Playful Power More Info Fish, Raft, Feel Yosemite’s Creative Flow From granite-carving glaciers to rushing waterfalls, rivers and streams, water builds and breathes life into Yosemite’s most iconic and breathtaking scenes. It brings snow in the winter and rain in the spring, fuels living things from the smallest flower to the biggest bear, and creates thundering cascades and signature views. Back again for spring and summer, some of Tenaya’s most-loved – and most exciting – packages invite you to jump in to everything aquatic. Available through Nov. 30, the Yosemite Fly-Fishing Package lets you discover the best of Yosemite area fishing. This “immersive” package includes a two-night stay in a Deluxe Room at Tenaya, an eight-hour private fishing trip for two with a Sierra Fly-Fisher guide, fishing gear and lunch. Whether you’re casting a line into the Tuolumne River or dropping in on Lyell Fork, everyone from fly-fishing pros to first-timers will have expert guidance and plenty of opportunity to catch the region’s diverse population of Rainbow, Brookie and Brown Trout. The Yosemite Fly-Fishing Package starts at $399 per night for a unique and outdoorsy getaway. TheWhitewater River Rafting Package, available through June 14, takes you on a fast-paced excursion through Yosemite’s rapids. Guests will receive a midweek, two-night stay in one of Tenaya’s Deluxe Rooms; an all-day rafting trip with Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions for two and lunch for two. The Whitewater River Rafting Package starts at just $390 per night. To make it a family affair, kids ages 12–17 can be added to the package. Find Some Outside "We" Time More Info Explore 101+ Local Activities and All-New Packages Spring and summer in the Southern Sierra reward you with extra daylight, warm temps, sunny skies and dozens of activities to create an unforgettable trip. With new packages plus the return of an adventure-filled favorite, Tenaya Lodge offers plenty of ways to recharge with “soul-ar” power. The all-new Zipline Adventure Package takes guests on a two-hour adventure with Yosemite Ziplines. That’s more than 3,800 feet of zipline! For those that like an extra challenge, you can even compete in tandem races and other challenges, like slam-dunking a beanbag from up in the air. Available through November 30, this package starts at $395. Also brand new is the Yosemite Guided Hiking Package. This package includes a fully personalized, all-day hike for up to four people with Yosemite Hiking Guides. Catch the Yosemite must-sees or traverse the rugged back trails – with a custom experience, it’s all up to you. The Yosemite Guided Hiking Package is available through October 31 and starts at $689. Last but not least, back by popular demand, the High Sierra Mountain Biking Package takes riders on 36 miles of tree-lined trails just outside Tenaya’s front door. Starting at $335 and available through October 31, this guest favorite includes overnight lodging, all-day bike rentals, lunch for two and a trail map to find your way through the beautiful Sierra National Forest. Lock in your warm-weather fun at TenayaLodge. For more activity inspiration, check out “101 Things To Do In The Sierra Region”. OVERDUE: Your (High Sierra) Renewal More Info Ascent Spa Brings You Back Whether you’re coming in from a day traversing Yosemite trails under the Sierra sun, or just seeking some straight-up alpine bliss, make the retreat to the Ascent Spa at Tenaya. The Double Silver LEED-certified spa offers an array of indulgent treatments made for hikers and luxurious signature facials that can be enjoyed à la carte or as part of a package. Starting at $365 per night this spring, the Renew & Nourish Spa Package encourages relaxation with overnight lodging, a 60-minute Sugar Scrub with natural ingredients and essential oils designed to smooth and soften for radiant skin. It also includes a foot or hand paraffin treatment and a take-home gift. For those looking for a more customized spa experience, the two-night Spa120 Special includes nightly accommodations, 120 minutes of time in the spa to enjoy a mix of treatments and 10% off dining at Tenaya’s delicious on-site restaurants. Spring rates for this great escape begin at just $255 per night – a savings of up to $120! Learn more about Ascent and book your spa getaway. Take a Lap on Sierra’s New Scenic Byway More Info Three National Parks, Three Grand Lodges Yosemite National Park is one of three parks you can visit this spring and summer via the Majestic Mountain Loop, a 400-mile Sierra circle taking you from Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks to Yosemite along a route that’s as scenic as it is historic. Enjoy the foothill towns of Visalia and Three Rivers near Sequoia, Sager outside of Kings Canyon or Oakhurst down the road from Yosemite. All offer attractions in addition to those inside the parks, like iconic Sequoias, jutting mountain peaks and curious wildlife. Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite and our sister properties, Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia and John Muir Lodge in Kings Canyon, offer convenient Bed & Breakfast packages to keep you fueled for fun each day of your trip. Starting at $255 at Tenaya Lodge, $225 at Wuksachi Lodge and $155 at John Muir Lodge this spring, each location includes overnight stays and breakfast for two. You can visit all three parks in as little as three days or linger as long as you like to enjoy the sights and sounds. Learn more at MajesticMountainLoop.com, TenayaLodge.com and VisitSequoiaKingsCanyon.com. New South Gate LaneIn late May, there will be a new third entrance station added to the south gate of Yosemite National Park, just minutes from Tenaya Lodge. The update will make entering the park not only quicker and more efficient for you, but it will be better for animals, too! The National Park Service is adding a protected “Critter Crossing” pipe to give the park’s many creatures a secret passage to safety. Sun Season Highlights More Info Tenaya’s Events Will Make Your Summer Sizzle If you’re looking to punch up your Tenaya escape, take a peek at the seasonal events below. Now that’s something to celebrate! • Poolside BBQ: Tenaya will host special poolside parties, complete with live entertainment on Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Labor Day• Summerdale Old-West BBQ: We’ll be serving up tasty dishes and live entertainment around the fire from June 18 through August 31• Meteor Showers: Take in the Perseid Meteor Shower with Tenaya’s Perseid Meteor Shower Package, available August 11–13 only. Starting at $435 per night, the package includes a two-night stay, tote bags, night sky maps, glow sticks, treats, blankets for two, and transportation to Glacier Point for a perfect, no-light-pollution view. Find out more about our upcoming events. *All packages and rates subject to availability. Restrictions may apply. Outdoor activities are subject to weather conditions.