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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently taken over and name changed from Wawona hotel. Property consists of various different period buildings in a pleasant and peaceful setting. We stayed in the main building with a shared bathroom. The room was very compact with no real amenities i.e. no hairdryer, fridge, kettle etc. There was little to no privacy in the room as to keep it... More 

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Houston, Texas
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights while visiting Yosemite. This is an old, historic hotel. The hotel is inside the park but about 45 minutes from Yosemite Village. I had wanted to stay in the Village but could not get a room, so we ended up in the Big Trees. Our room had a private bath which... More 

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Livorno, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had to change our reservation dates at the last moment, and the lodge in Wawona was the only one available on our new dates. We knew that it was not convenient for visiting the Yosemite valley. In addition, this summer the MAriposa grove of giant sequoias is closed.... On the other hand, we wanted to stay inside the park,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The property was gorgeous with white wooden buildings, a nice fountain and pool. Someone else compared it to the Dirty Dancing property and that is the image it had for me also. The place is oozing with charm and gives you a very relaxed vibe. I loved grabbing some wine and sitting on the porch chilling out after a nice... More 

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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at Big Trees Lodge in Yosemite. We enjoyed our stay but it is very campy. Our room did have a private bath (some don't) but the bathroom window was stuck open and faced the porch that everyone walked down to reach their room. In addition, the walls are thin and we could hear everything that went... More 

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greensboro nc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very old national park hotel. The setting is lovely, but the facilities are beyond dated and the walls are extremely thing. You will hear your neighbors (I hope Charlie and his parents from the UK enjoyed their visit). Check in is at 4:00, our room was not ready until nearly 5:00. This place would be much more... More 

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Amanda L, General Manager at Big Trees Lodge, responded to this review

Kerry H. I a very sorry to hear that your stay at the Big Trees Lodge wasn't as you expected. I will share your comments with my staff to improve our services and food offerings. Best, Amanda General Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shared bathroom facilities, squeaky floor boards, no air conditioning (there is a fan) but roll with this wonderful oldie worldie hotel and enjoy! We stayed in Moore cottage and were able to park our car at the back just near our room entrance. Check in was quick and the staff very friendly. Our room was compact, clean and there was... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful wooden buildings in a very traditional hotel. Tranquil and charming location. Rooms are basic but comfortable and the whole setup is charming. All the staff were welcoming and friendly. Cocktails on the porch were lovely. Food in the restaurant - in the whole - was very good. Try the fish. Breakfast average and could be dramatically better if the... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I like rustic Inns. I like that there is no TV in the room, or telephone. What I did not like was the bed. The first night I rolled onto my side and almost rolled off onto the floor. The bed was supposed to be a queen but I think it was more like a double bed. Then there was... More 

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Grand Ledge, Michigan
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62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After staying in the valley for two nights, this was a wonderful change. This hotel is historic, quaint and gives you a peaceful sense. Sitting on the porch overlooking the common grounds is a pleasant way to spend an afternoon/evening. The rooms (and bathroom if you have one) are small but very nicely appointed. The staff was very pleasant and... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Big Trees Lodge is cherished as one of the most respected and most frequently visited Yosemite hotels. Its authentic Victorian architecture features beautiful white buildings, classic verandas and lush natural surroundings. At the Big Trees Lodge, there's something for everyone-including golf, tennis, horseback riding, or fishing. Evenings are spent gathered around the piano for musical performances in the lounge. Big Trees Lodge dining is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Trees Lodge

Address: 8308 Wawona Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 (Formerly Wawona Hotel)
Location: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
Price Range: $80 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Big Trees Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 104
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Also Known As:
Wawona Hotel Yosemite National Park
Wawona Yosemite National Park
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