Explorer Cabins at Yosemite

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With the Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite cabins, you get the best of both worlds - space for the whole family in a two-bedroom cabin with a private deck, plus access to all the resort amenities including restaurants, pools, spas, and more.


Explorer cabins are located on 27 forested acres with views of a creek, pond and alpine meadows. You'll be able to reconnect with nature and breathe in the fresh mountain air just outside your doorstep. Yet, the Explorer Clubhouse is only about a 10-minute walk along a quiet path from the main lodge if you want to eat out, get a massage, or play in the pool. If you don't want to walk, take the convenient shuttle service (operating 24 hours a day), or make the quick trip in your car.

Family relaxing on the porch and bedroom of their Explorer Cabin at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Non-ADA cabins have 560 square feet (52m2) of interior space to spread out. ADA cabins are slightly larger to accommodate wheelchairs in the bathroom.

All cabins have two bedrooms, a living room, and a 90-square-foot covered porch to relax on and take in the smell of the pines. Explorer Cabins also include a wetbar area with a compact fridge and freezer, microwave and a Keurig coffee maker. Please note: cabins do not include an oven, range or cooking utensils.

Tenaya Lodge also offers a range of suites both in the main lodge and in the Tenaya Cottages.


Tenaya Lodge Explorer Cabin guests enjoying a glass of wine by the outdoor fire pits

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  • Complimentary continental breakfast at the Explorer Clubhouse for all registered Explorer Cabin guests.
  • Exclusive access to the Explorer Lounge.
  • Afternoon reception featuring wine and beer.
  • Two souvenir water bottles.
  • S'mores Kit.

Couple enjoying an evening drink on the porch of their Explorer Cabin at Tenaya Lodge

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The above amenities are included in the Resort Services Fee. See the Amenities page for information about additional amenities such as childcare, laundry and many other Tenaya amenities.

Premium Explorer Cabin

Our Premium Cabins offer a true immersive Yosemite-Sierra experience. Enjoy the rushing Big Creek, mountain pond or alpine meadow from your master bedroom porch. Like the Deluxe Cabins, the Premium Cabins feature one king-size bed and one queen-size bed with a large shower. Premium Cabins have the same layout as Deluxe Cabins, but in our best locations.

Additional Amenities
  • Premium locations facing creek, meadow or pond
  • Porch off master bedroom
  • Large, walk-in shower
  • King bed in the main bedroom
  • Queen bed in second bedroom
  • All standard Explorer Cabin amenities

Family Explorer Cabin

Our Family Cabins are unique to the resort property, offering a bunk bed in the second bedroom! With a full bed on bottom, and a twin on top – this room is perfect for guests of all ages. The floorplan is the same as the Premium Cabins, but with a shower tub in the bathroom instead of the shower-only arrangement in the Premium and Deluxe Cabins.

Additional Amenities
  • Porch off living room
  • King bed in the main bedroom
  • Bunk bed with lower full bed and upper twin bed in second bedroom
  • Tub/shower combo
  • All standard Explorer Cabin amenities

Deluxe Explorer Cabin

The comforts of home, nestled beneath Incense Cedar and Sugar Pine trees, our Deluxe Cabins are sure to offer a one-of-a-kind mountain escape. The Deluxe Cabins have the same layout and amenities as the Premium Cabins, but are toward the interior of the grounds.

Additional Amenities
  • Porch off the living room
  • Large walk-in shower
  • King bed in the main bedroom
  • Queen bed in second room
  • All other standard Explorer Cabin amenities

ADA Explorer Cabin

Tenaya Lodge knows that people of all abilities have the urge to explore. The ADA-compliant version of the Explorer Cabins is the same as Deluxe or Premium Cabin, but with a queen beds in both bedrooms, widened doorways, a larger bathroom, grab bars where needed and all the other features needed to make them accessible to all explorers!

Additional Amenities
  • Wheelchair accessible, including ADA-compliant bathroom with wheelchair turnaround and roll-in shower.
  • Porch off living room
  • Queen bed in both bedrooms
  • All standard Explorer Cabins amenities
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