Tenaya Lodge and Ascent Spa Rewards

As a premier Northern California Four-Diamond hotel and top meeting center, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite has received numerous awards over the years for our lodging, spa and conference services. Read below for details.

Trip Advisor 2015 Certificate of Excellence2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of ExcellenceTrip Advisor Green Leaders Gold award for Tenaya Lodge2016 Best Family-Friendly Resort in the West award for Tenaya LodgeSunset Magazine 2018 Travel Award Winner

Sunset Magazine Selects Tenaya Lodge as Best Pet-Friendly Resort and Best Resort for Families

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite has won three coveted Sunset Travel Awards. Sunset Magazine decided to begin giving awards to the best of the best. After looking at Tenaya Lodge's overall quality and impressive offerings for Fido, in 2015 Sunset named Tenaya Lodge as the Best Pet-Friendly Resort. As noted in the award announcement, the judges "applauded Tenaya Lodge for being 'all in' on canine visitors." In 2016 Tenaya won their second coveted Sunset Award for the Best Resort for Families. This year, Tenaya Lodge brings home the Best Park Classic Award. 

Pinnacle Award for Best On-Site Support Staff

Successful Meetings Pinnacle Awards logoTenaya Lodge is a four-time winner of the Successful Meetings Pinnacle Award. Along with other top hotels such as the Wynn and Encore in Las Vegas, the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua in Hawaii and the Broadmoor in Colorado, Tenaya Lodge has been recognized as one of the nine best hotels in the Western United States in 2016 for Best On-Site Support Staff. We have always believed that our beautiful natural setting and luxury amenities would mean nothing without a top-notch staff and are honored to accept the award for the fourth time. See the Pinnacle Award page.

USA Today  Names Tenaya Lodge and Ascent Spa to List of 12 Best Wellness Resorts in the World

Recognizing our incredible combination of recreation, relaxation and spa services, USA Today writes in their World's Best Wellness Resorts article: "Whether you're traveling with a large group or retreating away for some alone time, there's no doubt you'll leave this resort feeling energized and invigorated." Read the full article (Nov 4, 2013).

Ascent Spa at Tenaya Lodge wins the Spa Finder Readers' Choice Award

Fish Camp (Oct 2, 2012) - SpaFinder® Wellness, the global spa and wellness resource, has named Ascent Spa at Tenaya Lodge as winner of a prestigious 2012 Category Award for Best for Outdoor Adventure. This recognition is given annually to the top-ten most-voted spas for this category by spa-goers across the world in SpaFinder Wellness' Readers' Choice Awards. Read the full article.

Double Silver LEED Certification

Calif. (April 20, 2012) – Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts has earned double Silver LEED certification at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, an all-season resort located just outside of Yosemite National Park in Fish Camp, Calif. Both certifications follow a year long project that expanded Tenaya’s banquet, event and meeting spaces and office area, plus added a destination spa. Delaware North, which owns and operates Tenaya, followed a process laid out by its environmental program, GreenPath, to ensure environmental stewardship and measurable green practices. The company worked with Layton Construction Company and architect Peter Grove of Collaborative Design Studio.

AAA Four-Diamond Award

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite has earned AAA's Four-Diamond Award for hotels each year since opening. We are extremely honored to announce that 2010 marks our 20th consecutive year of winning this prestigious award. The Four-Diamond Award represents not only the level of excellence of the property, but also of the staff's commitment to maintaining the highest standards of service for our guests.

Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award

Smart Meetings recognized Tenaya Lodge as one of the "Top 100 Platinum Choice Award Winners" in 2010. The Platinum Choice Awards are unique in the meeting planner industry. Smart Meetings selects only 100 venues from among the thousands of those qualified. The magazine assembled a panel of industry experts to choose the awards and then couples the results with that of its reader survey in order to determine a variety of top Western hotels and venues that the professionals feel meet the highest expectations in services and facilities.

Best of the West Award from Meetings West Magazine

Chosen by the readers of Meetings West Magazine, a MeetingsMedia publication.

Connoisseur's Choice Award from Resorts & Great Hotels Magazine

This award from Resorts & Great Hotels magazine is in recognition of extraordinary commitment to the highest degree of hospitality, services, amenities and the overall guest experience.

Tenaya Lodge proudly accepted into TripAdvisor® GreenLeadersTM Program, Gold Level

Pinnacle Award for Best On-site Support StaffTripAdvisor GreenLeaders have met a set of environmental standards developed for TripAdvisor by a leading environmental consulting firm, with input from expert partners. The more green practices a hotel has in place, the higher its GreenLeader level, which is shown on the property’s listing on the TripAdvisor site. Travelers can now search for accommodations that have a GreenLeaders status on the TripAdvisor site, and view a detailed list of environmentally-friendly practices that they can expect at each location. “TripAdvisor GreenLeaders are leading the hospitality industry in making efforts to improve their environmental footprint,” said Jenny Rushmore, director of responsible travel at TripAdvisor. “We greatly applaud these accommodations and are pleased to share their eco-friendly practices with our online audience of more than 200 million travelers.” The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program was developed in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the United Nations Environment Programme. For more information, please visit www.tripadvisor.com/GreenLeaders.

Tenaya Lodge receives the TripAdvisor® 2013 Certificate of Excellence Award

Tenaya Lodge received the 2013 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

Tenaya Lodge awarded the Environmentalist Level in the California Green Lodging Program

Tenaya Lodge awarded the Environmentalist level in the California Green Lodging Program. The California Green Lodging Program is an initiative of the California Department of General Services to promote pollution prevention practices in the tourism and hospitality industry. The program encourages operations to be aware of their impact on the environment and to takes steps to reduce this impacts. Visit the Green Lodging Program website for more information.