Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite
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Op weg naar de Sierra Nevada, naar Yosemite National Park. Geweldige rit. We verblijven twee nachten in Evergreen Lodge, waar we een 4 persoonstent hebben geboekt. In de wilde natuur leek me dat een leuk contrast met de dagen die nog gaan komen. Kamperen tussen de beren. Van een trailer naar een tent.
De tent is basic maar prima geoutilleerd. …
Left San Fran across the Bay Bridge, heading west towards Yosemite. Lots of fruit growing once we hit the central valley, then passed through, supposedly, the cowboy capital of the world, when the Sierra Nevada began to loom. Temperature touched 100, then a steep climb up into fir tree territory with the mercury dipping eventually down to around 80 …
So today's blog is going to be short and sweet, mainly because there aren't the right words to explain this place, all we can say is Yosemite - you absolute beauty. Thank you to the people that made us slot Yosemite into our schedule, to think we nearly missed it actually doesn't bare thinking about! To sum today up - Yosemite valley and village, …
Onwards from Monterey this morning heading out to the East of California. We knew that we had one of our biggest journeys ahead of us. As the crow flies it would be 2hr30 to Yosemite, accordingly to a route planner 3hr30, Sat nav via San Fran (not the route we wanted!) 4hr30 and Sat nav (the route we wanted) 6hr15. Hmmm... It could be a long day. …
Decided that after all the driving and because we only have short time here we would just take a guided tour . Turned out it there was only the 2 of us and chris, a guy from hampshire, on the tour ! Yosemite was something else.....the photos dont do it justice . sorry theres so many photos but each view was better than the one before !
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Beware of the bears. Evergraan Lodge was a peaceful place. We stayed in a tent with our two boys. An great experience in this wild and fabulous environment.
Dining and breakfast were very good.
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Loved Evergreen Lodge
We had an amazing family vacation here. The cabins were great for families: 2 bedrooms with a living area in between. The kids loved the common areas....great for them to hang out playing ping pong and horseshoes while we enjoyed our beers on the patio. The hikes nearby were great and far less crowded than the valley. We will be going back every year.
We arrived at the Evergreen Lodge to discover that a forest fire in the vicinity had taken out their power and that it would not be restored until later in the day. It wasnt restored for the whole of our three night stay, although not their fault for sure.
I made a reservation after finding their website. Looked pretty good. They pre-charged my credit card. We went on a week long driving trip and our last leg was through Yosemite.
We're 2 adults & 1 child, so the 2-room cabin was perfect. A sleeper sofa in the L.R. was ok for 3 nights for the child. The cabin was brand new. Sparsley furnished, but clean. I did notice that the bathroom sink was not cleaned while we were there, and I assume nothing else was either. Lighting in the rooms was poor for reading. Hotel food was excellent at dinner. Expect to pay comparable to a nice city restaurant. Service can be a little relaxed, but, hey, it's a vacation - you don't have any planes to catch! Location is great for a day trip to Hetch Hetchy, as well as Yosemite valley. I did mention on checkout that I was disappointed because the website touted activites in the evenings, and there was nothing except a campfire for the little kiddies. I was asked to put it in writing, which I did, but have gotten no reply. They do have on-site recreation experts/guides who know the area and are very helpful in planning outings. Would stay there again if it was in one of the newer cabins.
My husband and I spend a weekend at the Evergreen to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had considered getting one of the 2 bed cabins, but thought they were a little pricey so stayed with the regular one at $109. The new cabins look nice, though it was obvious that they are well behind schedule so I wondered if we'd have even had a place to stay if we'd booked one. And once we saw the poor standards of cleanliness and terrible service, we were glad we only wasted $400 and not more. It's a shame this place doesn't have its act together because the location is ideal, and once the new buildings are finished it will make a nice retreat. However, our cabin was filthy. And I'm not just talking about a bit of dust here and there, which you would expect being out in the woods. The bathroom floor obviously hadn't been cleaned since the previous occupants - there were dribbles of urine on the floor around the toilet, soap scum around the basin, housekeeping hadn't spent more than a few minutes (we know this because we watched them do their rounds one day). The furniture in the bedroom was thick with dust, not a big deal, but for $109 a night I'd expect a little better. There were mouse droppings in the drawers, obviously mice are a problem in this area but this could have been cleaned away. It wasn't so romantic having to put our shoes on each time we wanted to use the bathroom. I reported this to the staff the next morning and they said they'd take care of it...though there was no word of apology or any offer of compensation. And we still kept our shoes on!
They really spoiled our vacation
We don't have very nice things to say about Evergreen Lodge. They totally spoiled our 15th Anniversary and 50th Birthday. Way to go Evergreen!!
Two days before we were to leave on our vacation we get a call from them that they will not have the 2 room cabin for us that was reserved months in advance, confirmed and paid for.
We will never stay at Evergreen or recommend to our family and friends.
i'd highly recommend the evergreen for it's woodsy atmosphere, cozy cabins, friendly staff, great food, fun activities, cool old-timey bar and it's warm overall feeling. my husband and i love it so much that we decided to get married there, and we had the best wedding-in-the-woods that i can imagine. we can't wait to come back every year with our kids, take the nearby hikes, swim in the beautiful swimming holes, explore yosemite, play ping-pong, pool, bocce ball and capture the flag and get to know the many other families that share our love for this wonderful place. accommodations are rustic and charming, and we're looking forward to checking out the new cabins, remodels and expanded facilities that we've been hearing about this year. i'd recommend booking early, as cabins fill up fast.
This was the perfect place for our family. It was affordable, clean, fun and represented the Yosemite area really well. It was not some cheesy hotel but a real historical mountain lodge with cool cabins, great friendly staff and an authentic feel. I guess the other reviewer caught the Evergreen having a bad day because our experience was the complete opposite.
The website said that the Evergreen Lodge was just recently updated - we'd hate to see what it looked like before! Our two bedroom cabin had a filthy dirty sofa and the throw pillow on one of the beds had a dirty footprint on it. These cabins could be so much cuter with little flower boxes in front and some updated furniture. I don't know what the owners are thinking! We got our first night's deposit back (which we had made on March 1 thinking that this was such a popular place to stay) and checked out immediately. Also, the website mentions a natural swimming hole fed by a waterfall. We were told that the swimming hole is fifteen miles down the road and that the website should be changed because this is deceptive to those visiting it.