Protecting Yosemite. Protecting the Planet.

Committed to the only planet we have

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Sustainability is deeply ingrained in Delaware North's culture, at Tenaya Lodge and across our operations. Our proprietary stewardship program, GreenPath®, helps ensure we focus intently on corporate social responsibility, carefully manage our environmental impact, and positively contribute to the communities we serve.

Our Sustainability Commitments

  • Reduce our carbon footprint and promote climate-friendly programs
  • Reduce energy use and increase clean energy sources
  • Responsibly source ingredients, products, and services
  • Partner with local organizations to give back to our community
  • Provide opportunities to raise awareness and inspire a connection with nature
  • Operate at zero waste
  • Conserve water and protect water resources
  • Comply with environmental requirements to protect the environment

Sustainability In Action

While you enjoy your stay with us, learn how we help protect the natural resources at this exceptional location just two miles from Yosemite National Park.

  • Traveling with an electric vehicle? Recharge while staying with us. To promote clean transportation, we offer eight Tesla Superchargers and one universal electrical vehicle charging station.
  • Request Cabin #41 for a unique eco-stay - its solar panels generate enough renewable energy to take this cabin completely off the grid.
  • Our gift shop offers a variety of beautiful, locally made, eco-friendly products. Grab a reusable water bottle for your trip into Yosemite to refill and stay hydrated.
  • Our executive chef and culinary team serve delicious, fresh, and healthy food with a focus on sustainable ingredients. Enjoy fair-trade coffee, cage-free eggs, and a variety of vegan and vegetarian options - just ask your server for details.
  • We give back locally by planting trees, hosting Earth Day events, and donating goods and services to regional schools and charitable organizations.
  • Hike or tour with us! Our expert guides take you on a fun adventure, sharing rich stories about Yosemite's ecology and history. Contact the front desk for information.
  • We focus on zero-waste practices throughout Tenaya Lodge, offering reusable bags and refillable water bottles, recovering materials for recycling and reuse, composting food scraps, and using compostable single-use packaging. Look for many convenient recycling collection bins throughout the property.
  • Water and energy conservation is integrated into on-site laundry program through use of products that reduce the amount and need for heated water to provide clean and fresh towels and linens.
  • Our Energy Star-rated equipment and LED technology improves energy efficiency and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

Recognition Of Achievements

We are proud of the environmental achievements we've made in our commitment to sustainability.

  • Double LEED Silver certification for the expansion of the banquet, event, meeting spaces, destination spa, and offices.
  • LEED Silver certification for the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  • Green Key 5-Key rating, the highest level possible.

California Drought

You can help!

We use low-flow fixtures and efficient equipment to conserve water throughout the resort. Please turn off faucets when not in use, report water leaks to the front desk, take the 5-minute shower challenge, and participate in our linen reuse program. In our restaurants, we only serve water upon request.