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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

Spa MenuThe spa was incredible, and made me realize that I should have spent more time there. The rooms for changing and relaxing were perfect, nice music and smell, and the actual massage outstanding. I got the big guy who crushed all the knots out of my legs, leaving me totally relaxed. I should have gone to the spa every day.

Engelsmung on Trip Advisor, Sept 24, 2012 

Best massage of my life! The spa at Tenaya Lodge is a gem! Everything from the robes to the massage table sheets were perfection. We did a couples massage and at the beginning my husband switched his to a deep tissue for $10 more. They were GREAT. The changing room had a fabulous sauna and steamroom that was to die for. I just wish I would have found it earlier in our stay so I could have enjoyed it more!! I would definitely recommend any of the services here!

aahq45 on Trip Advisor, July 27, 2012 

With both indoor & outdoor pool, Ascent spa, steam rooms, sauna, gymnasium the Tenaya lodge had all bases covered. I would definitely recommend staying here to anyone.

Scott2012 on Trip Advisor, Oct 14, 2013 

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. 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.