How do I make a dinner reservation?
For reservations at Embers, please call us at 888-514-2167 and select option 2. The Sierra Restaurant also accepts reservations for groups of six or more.
What time can I check in?
Accommodations are available for check in at 4:00PM. Check out is at 11:00AM.
Yes, we do. Please see our Room Service page for full details.
We have a downloadable information packet for all restaurants
Please see our Directions to Tenaya Lodge page for maps and directions coming from various different starting points.
Is there any public transit from the airport to Tenaya Lodge?
Is there public transit from Tenaya Lodge to Yosemite Valley?
How can I request adjacent rooms?
You can include this request in the "Reservation Notes" section when booking on-line or you can call our Central Reservations office at 888-514-2167 and an agent will facilitate this request.
What are the hours of the pool, laundry facility, fitness center and arcade?
When we reserve a Cottage Room, do we have the entire cottage to ourselves?
Our typical cottage has two Cottage Rooms downstairs and a Cottage Suite upstairs. You will be reserving only a single room or a single suite. Learn more about Cottage Rooms and Suites.
Where are the nearest hiking trails?
Many more options exist both in Yosemite National Park and in the vast Sierra National Forest. Speak with the concierge for suggestions and maps.
Of course, we can't predict the weather months in advance, but we do have a weather page that has forecasts for several different altitudes in the area and some data on seasonal averages. For current conditions, also see the live Tenaya Lodge webcam.
Yes! We even have special packages for Fido. See our Pet-Friendly Lodging page and our Deluxe Pampered Pet Package for more information. Please note that you must obtain prior approval whne making your reservation if your dog weighs fifty pounds or more.
As for dining, California law only allows service animals in restaurants, so we can only allow non-service dogs on the patio at designated tables and they are not allowed to enter or exit through the restaurant itself.
To see all the policies relating to pets at Tenaya Lodge, please see the Pet Policy section at the bottom of our Pet-Friendly Lodging page.
How long does the park stay open?
The park is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.
How much does it cost to enter Yosemite?
|Non-commercial Vehicle||$35 | per vehicle|
|Motorcycle||$30 | per motorcycle|
|Individual (bus passenger, bicycle)||$20 | per person|
For a full list of fees including commercial fees and annual passes, the Senior Pass (for US citizens and permanent residents 62 and older), the Access Pass (for US citizens and permanent residents with permanent disabilities) see the National Park Service fee page.
I only have a few hours, how do I see the park?
Yosemite National Park is vast and you will only be able to see a small portion of it in a few hours, but you can still see some of the most famous sites and most breathtaking scenery. Some things to do for a short visit include:
For more ideas, visit the National Park Service suggested activities page.
Where is the Ansel Adams Gallery?
The Ansel Adams Gallery is between the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center and the Post Office in Yosemite Village.
Where is the Hill Studio?
The Hill Studio is in the Wawona Visitor Center on the grounds of the Big Trees Lodge.
Why are bears breaking into cars in Yosemite?
Black bears are opportunistic feeders. Bears will break into cars to obtain food if it is more readily available than natural food sources. The only way to solve the problem is to keep all sources of unnatural food away from bears! During the day, all food in cars must be hidden from site. Cover coolers and grocery bags with a blanket or put them in the trunk. For overnight parking, all food should be removed from your vehicle and placed in your room or a secure storage locker.
Are pets allowed in the park?
We welcome dogs at Tenaya Lodge and the Sierra National Forest around the lodge provides miles and miles of roads and trails to explore with your pet. See our pet-friendly lodging page and our Deluxe Pampered Pet Package for more information. Please be aware that your pet will be less welcome inside the park gate and subject to the following rules:
There is no kennel service in Yosemite Valley.
Where can I drive my car?
There are many scenic areas that can be reached by car. A number of these areas will have turn-outs and/or informational signs. Popular destinations such as Yosemite Valley, the Mariposa Grove and Tuolumne Meadows suffer from traffic congestion. Visitors are encouraged to use free shuttle bus transportation provided at these locations.
Areas restricted from vehicle traffic are:
*Excluding persons with permanent disabilities.
Free parking areas exist in proximity to these areas.
In the winter, the Tioga Road (Hwy 120 East), the Glacier Point Road from Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area to Glacier Point and the Mariposa Grove Road are closed. Other park roads may close temporarily due to heavy snow, rockslides, etc. 24-hour road and weather conditions may be obtained by calling 209-372-0200.