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Testimonials for Ascent Spa

Nestled in the mountains on the border of Yosemite National Park, our guests at Tenaya Lodge find the Ascent Spa an unforgettable oasis. Read on to see how Ascent Spa guests and professional travel writers have discovered how powerfully restorative it is to combine the natural wonders of Yosemite with a visit to our world-class spa.

Guest Testimonials

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If you are going to Yosemite, please stay here!! The service is the best you will ever have! Between the excellent food, front desk service, spa experience, tour service, and friendly people, you will not be disappointed. Property is beautiful, the people go above and beyond excellent service, it was one of the best places we have every stayed at. Ask for Danielle at the spa. She made it possible for me to hike over 15 miles. Take the Tenaya tour of the park, you will not be disappointed. Thank you Tenaya!

-LeilaniAZ on Tripadvisor, June 6, 2018

If I could give 10 stars I would!! This lodge is by far the most amazing place I have ever stayed. The lodge itself is stunning, in the most picturesque location! The rooms are well kept, modern and very comfortable. Facilities are well maintained (Day Spa is to die for!). Resturants have amazing food but honestly the fresh sandwiches from general store are perfect to take while hiking the surrounding area!! The service from staff was professional and welcoming. I will fly another 14 hours just to come back here!

-Olivia on Facebook, July 31, 2018

Just one word. Wow! This place was amazing. Seriously, the photos do not do this place justice. It's a fantastic place to wind down after a big day in Yosemite with more amenities than you can think of. The gym and spa area were great with free razors, combs etc. I could have stayed here for a whole week.

-Ian on Google, June 15, 2018

In the Press

Women getting a facial at Ascent SpaUSA 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.

LivingBetter50.com Recommends Ascent Spa for Tired Hikers

My feet are hot and tired and my back and shoulders are aching from the not-so-posture friendly backpack I’ve been carrying around all day. I can’t think of a more natural place to head than Ascent, the Spa at Tenaya Lodge.

 —  Michele McIntyre, August 1, 2011. Read the full article.  

Ascent Spa at Tenaya Lodge featuring locally-produced cold-processed Tioga Soaps

The Ascent Spa is proud to feature the natural soaps of soapmaker Monique Taylor. “I go to great lengths to make sure my ingredients are pure,” she continued, “and use only natural preservatives. When you walk the grocery aisle and think you’re buying soaps, you’re actually buying detergents that strip the oil from your skin.&hellips; Monique’s soap-making is the reverse of the hot process used in mass production. She uses a cold process, food-grade ingredients, and the glycerin is retained as an emollient to draw moisture, while the soap acts as a surfactant, removing dirt..&hellips; Monique currently sells her products on the Internet overseas and throughout the continental U.S., does area shows, and displays her line in the Ascent Spa at Tenaya Lodge.” Read the full article about Tioga Soaps.