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Summer Outdoor Offerings at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite Bring New Meaning to Grill, Thrill & Chill

FISH CAMP, Calif.; May 22, 2017 — The best way to experience Yosemite this summer is via Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite. Not only do guests enjoy a resort-like basecamp with endless options for family adventure, but also have easy access via Highway 41, which is open year-round to Yosemite and includes must-see iconic points of interest along the way including Tunnel View, one of the most photographed views of Yosemite Valley. This AAA Four-Diamond resort is further enticing visitors with the return of the Unlimited Summer Fun Pass, as well as two popular summer traditions— the Summerdale Barbecue and outdoor mountain yoga.
“Tenaya’s Highway 41 is open and the resort is ready to welcome summer visitors,” said Kathrin Poetter, director of sales and marketing. “Tenaya Lodge is perfectly situated within a two-mile drive to Yosemite National Park’s southern entrance, as well as area attractions such as the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, Idle Hour Winery and Bass Lake. Plus, after a day of adventure, guests return to a “roughing it, minus the roughing it” experience with newly renovated guest rooms, relaxing pools, an indulgent spa and array of dining and activity options right on property.”
Unlimited Summer Fun Pass
It’s back! This summer, guests can participate in numerous popular property adventures for one low price with the resort’s Unlimited Summer Fun Pass. Offered for $75 per person, the pass has a value of $119, a savings of over $40 per person and includes a ticket to the guided hikes, archery, rock wall climbing and full-day mountain bike rentals. The ticket, which is good for use throughout a stay, provides guests with a 24-hour period to enjoy any of the above activities. The Unlimited Summer Fun pass is available now through Labor Day.
Summerdale BBQ
A highlight of a Tenaya Lodge summer stay is the Summerdale Barbecue, an old-west themed resort tradition that returns mid-June through early September. A favorite family pastime, this evening adventure is experienced under towering sugar pines and incense cedars. Guests gather around the campfire for a hearty meal, storytelling, kid-friendly activities, lots of memories, and live entertainment by the Summerdale String Band. 
Outdoor Yoga
Summer at Tenaya also means the return of outdoor mountain yoga. With the majestic beauty of the High Sierra as a breathtaking backdrop, guests can prep muscles and minds for a day of adventure during daily morning yoga sessions. Led by the resort’s Ascent Spa, the one-hour yoga classes are $15 per person and held on the open-air Tenaya Lodge Grand Terrace with panoramic views of the mountain landscape. After yoga, those seeking additional wellness experiences can visit the resort’s Double Silver LEED certified Ascent Spa, a 10,000 square-foot pampering paradise offering a full range of spa treatments as well as a relaxing steam and sauna.
Highway 41 Attractions
Family-friendly and pet-friendly, Tenaya Lodge recently completed a $5 million renovation to lodge guest rooms and corridors, creating a new level of mountain luxury for guests. The resort is a welcome retreat set amid towering pine trees within an easy drive to numerous High Sierra attractions. Among the sites along Hwy 41 into Yosemite National Park include Wawona – Home of the Wawona Golf Course, Pioneer History Center and Chilnualna Falls Trail; Tunnel View, the most photographed view of Yosemite Valley, offering a stunning perspective of El Capitan, Half Dome and Bridalveil Fall; and Glacier Point Road with Sentinel Dome offering beautiful sunset viewing and two other wonderful look outs: Washburn Point and Glacier Point. Popular sites and attractions outside of Yosemite and accessible via Hwy 41 include Nelder Grove of the Giant Sequoias, The Fossil Discover Center, Yosemite Ziplines in Mariposa, Madera Wine Trail and South Gate Brewing Company.
About Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is an all-season resort framed by noble evergreen forest and a rich range of Sierra recreation. The lodge, set adjacent to Yosemite National Park’s South Gate at an elevation of 5,288 feet, offers 302 rooms, suites and mountain cottage accommodations. Tenaya Lodge offers easy access to Yosemite’s iconic attractions and many guests savor the alpine serenity of Ascent Spa at Tenaya Lodge. Resort dining options run the table from casual to candlelit at Sierra, Jackalope’s, Timberloft and Embers restaurants. For more information, visit