We stayed at the Apple Tree Inn for two nights as to visit Yosemite. The Inn is approx. 1-2 mile from the south gate of Yosemite and approx. 45 mins-1 hr from the Yosemite Valley, so it made for a great day trip. There is also a snow play park just prior to the Yosemite gate, though we found a little area on property the was great for us.
There was snow on the ground at the hotel and in Yosemite which was just beautiful. This was a great time of year to visit the park because it was not crowded at all and the waterfalls were flowing beautifully.
The Inn itself is a bunch of little cottages scattered around the property. Our building had three rooms, one two room suite (which we had) and two standard rooms in each.
Our room had one bedroom with a queen size bed and tv, and a main area with a king bed, tv w/dvd player, fireplace, sitting area, microwave, coffee maker & mini refrigerator, so it was perfect for us (couple with a 3 year old). We also had a balcony with a nice view of the snow and trees.
Amenities are continental breakfast from 7:30-10am, racquetball, and an indoor pool/spa. The Tenaya Lodge is a 1 minute drive next door where they have two restaurants and lounge (walking path between the properties was closed due to snow). We ate at Jackalope's Bar & Grill, which had great drinks and food but slow service.
The rooms are quaint, but starting to look a little dated and shabby. With some easy updating the rooms could be fabulous. Robes in the room would also be a nice touch. The only other thing I missed was room service, but that wouldn't really be possible here.
The front desk staff was helpful and friendly. Cleaning service was poor and the maid for our block was not very friendly. Carpet wasn’t vacuumed well and dirty glasses weren’t cleared or replaced.
For the area this place was a great deal for the room ($99 per night, compared to $305 for a standard room at Tenaya). The location and proximity was great for Yosemite. All and all we had a very nice stay and would return again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on 48 acres in the southern High Sierra and just 2 miles from Yosemite, the Four-Diamond Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite offers easy access to all of Yosemite’s most alluring attractions and all the amenities expected from a luxury resort property. Tenaya boasts comfortable and spacious accommodations, Ascent – a luxurious 10,000 sq.foot spa, steam room, sauna, fitness room, three pools, five dining options, all-season recreation and a full-service concierge to help you plan your getaway. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tenaya Lodge At Yosemite Hotel Fish Camp
- Tenaya Hotel Fish Camp
- Tenaya Hotel At Yosemite
- Tenaya Lodge Yosemite
- Yosemite Tenaya Lodge