Dog-Friendly Lodging

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Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is a dog-friendly resort – one of the first to recognize that vacations are better with man’s best friend along for the ride.  Our “best in show” lodge offers a robust welcome with a long list of tail-wagging amenities. In fact, Tenaya Lodge is the West’s Best Pet-Friendly Resort, according to the Sunset Magazine Travel Awards.

See below for information on policies, dog sitting and be sure to look at our pet-friendly packages (included with our family packages).


Amenities

  • Dog Sitting
  • Pet Concierge
  • Pet Bed
  • Kennel
  • Fitness Center
  • Pools
  • Spa
  • Dining
  • Valet
  • Laundry
  • Game Room
  • Resort Concierge
  • Babysitting
  • EV Charging Station





How To Book

Simply use the Check Rates button or call our in-house reservations agents at (559) 692-8916 Monday through Friday.

Additional Amenities
  • House-made doggie treats.
  • Pet bed.

CHECK RATES

Dog Sitting and Kennel Rates and Terms

Kennel Rates



Standard Rates
Holiday Rates


Up to 8 Hours

After 8 Hours
Up to 8 Hours

After 8 Hours
1 pet

$15/hr



$20/hr


$25/hr



$30/hr

2 pets

$17/hr



$22/hr


$30/hr



$35/hr

3 pets

$19/hr



$24/hr


$35/hr



$40/hr

4 pets

$21/hr



$26/hr


$40/hr



$45/hr



Dog Sitting Rates



Standard Rates
Holiday Rates


Up to 8 Hours

After 8 Hours
Up to 8 Hours

After 8 Hours
1 pet

$25/hr



$30/hr


$30/hr



$35/hr

2 pets

$30/hr



$35/hr


$35/hr



$40/hr

3 pets

$35/hr



$40/hr


$40/hr



$45/hr

4 pets

$40/hr



$45/hr


$45/hr



$50/hr

You agree to release, defend and indemnify the Tenaya Lodge and Cottages from any and all claims and/or damages related to your pet or pet’s stay at the hotel, including any claims by third-parties. You expressly waive and relinquish the benefits of California Civil Code Section 1542, which provides: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.”

Pet Policy

We look forward to having you and your pet stay with us. To ensure the comfort and safety of our guests, the following Pet Policy applies to your pet’s stay:

  1. Prior Approval Required. Prior approval is required because we allow a limited number of pets at Tenaya Lodge.
  2. Fees. There is a one-time non-refundable pet fee of $100 per reservation for the first two dogs that will be applied to your account. A third dog may be added on for an additional fee of $25. This fee is for necessary deep cleaning of the room upon departure.
  3. Acceptable Pets. We welcome all well mannered dogs. No other types of pets are allowed. Service animals accompanying people with disabilities are always welcomed at the Tenaya Lodge. Service animals need to be declared at the front desk, however, are not required to pay the one time pet charge. (Note: “Service” dogs do not require written documentation at check in & are not restricted from any areas in the hotel, “ESA” (or Emotional Support Animals) must have written documentation from a medical professional in order for the fee to be waived & “Therapy” Animals must pay the fee. Neither ESA or Therapy animals are allowed in certain public spaces – i.e. F&B outlets and do not have the same legal rights under the ADA act).Two well-manner pets per room are permitted. Dogs weighing 50 pounds and over may be allowed at our discretion and you must obtain approval at the time you make your reservation.
    1. Pets may not be left unattended in guest rooms.
    2. We reserve the right to require immediate removal of any pet that displays dangerous and unacceptable behavior, including but not limited to biting, excessive noise (such as barking), evidence of disease, or urination/defecation in public areas.
  4. Declaration at Check-in. When registering at the front desk, your pet must be declared and you must sign a copy of this policy as acknowledgement and agreement to all terms and conditions contained in this policy. Service animals need to be registered at the front desk, however, are not required to pay the one time pet charge.
  5. Pet Sitting – A minimum of 24 hour advance notice is required if the pet sitting service is needed. There is a $25 sitting fee per hour for the first pet and an additional $5 fee per hour for each additional pet. On holidays and beyond eight hours, there is an additional $5/hour fee. Please contact our Concierge desk to reserve a sitter for your pet. Pet sitting is based on availability and not guaranteed, so please book in advance. Proof of all vaccinations must be provided to the Concierge upon reserving pet sitting.
  6. Noise must be kept to a minimum. Barking dogs can disturb other guests. If your pet is left unattended and making noise, the Manager on Duty will remove your pet from the room and you will be subject to current pet sitting fees.
  7. Pet Control/Containment in Public Areas. Pets must be leashed, caged or firmly held when they are outside the guestrooms, including during their walks on outdoor grounds. Please clean up after your pet and dispose of pet waste in the receptacle provided. [Pets are not allowed on furniture in guestrooms or common areas].
  8. Housekeeping. For the safety and comfort of your pet and our staff, Housekeeping will NOT service your room with your pet inside.
  9. Injuries to Others/Damage to Guest Rooms and Common Areas. You will be solely responsible for any and all injury your pet inflicts on other guests, pets or our staff, and any damages your pet causes to the guestrooms or common areas of the hotel. Your account will be charged for any repair or replacement cost for any property damage caused by your pet. You agree to release, defend and indemnify the Tenaya Lodge and Cottages from any and all claims and/or damages related to your pet or pet’s stay at the hotel, included any claims by third-parties. You expressly waive and relinquish the benefits of California Civil Code Section 1542, which provides: “a general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which is know by him/her must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor”.
  10. Vaccinations and health. All pets visiting must be up-to-date on all shots and in good health. Tenaya Lodge reserves the right to request any pet medical documentation.

In addition to the above policies we also make the following suggestions:

  • Wash your dog and apply flea medication prior to arrival.
  • Ensure that your dog wears a name tag and a current rabies vaccination tag.

Pets and Dining

California law allows pet dogs at outdoor dining venues. This means that pet dogs can be allowed into our outdoor seating area during meals. California law stipulates that:
  • Pet dogs enter and exit through a separate entrance without going through the indoor dining area (in other words enter the patio dining areas directly from the outdoors).
  • Food and water for the dog be in single-use containers.
  • Dog is leashed or confined and controlled by the owner.
  • Employees are not allowed to touch the dog. If an employee does touch the dog, that person must wash is or her hands immediately.
Please note that we have specific dog-friendly tables so the wait may be longer than normal if you are dining with your dog.