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Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark

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Nice place to stop and the general store has some good souvenirs

The lodge itself is a national historical landmark, being one of California's original mountain... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Worth stopping by, even if you don't intend to stay

We noticed this charming lodge on our way to Yosemite Valley Lodge, and although it isn't in the... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
St. Louis, MO
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This Victorian style lodge features beautiful white buildings, classic verandas and lush natural surroundings. At Big Trees Lodge, there’s something for everyone—including golf, tennis, horseback riding, or fishing. In the evening, wind down your...more
8308 Wawona Rd, Wawona, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 888-413-8869
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

The building was pretty but there really wasn't much to see and the fountain out front wasn't running so not real impressed with this stop.

Thank grandmadank
Reviewed 15 April 2018

The lodge itself is a national historical landmark, being one of California's original mountain resort hotels that was established in 1856. If you are going to stay there, just be aware that only half of their rooms have a private bathroom and the others are...More

1  Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We noticed this charming lodge on our way to Yosemite Valley Lodge, and although it isn't in the heart of Yosemite Valley, it has a lot of history and Southern style charm. We intended to have lunch here on the way to Sequoia and Kings...More

1  Thank ThomasTCat
Reviewed 12 October 2017

A grand old hotel originally built by the Washburn brothers. Take sometime and wander through the Pioneer center first and you'll appreciate the history of the hotel that much more. I'm a local and take people there often. The dining room is such a step...More

Thank Glenda G
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is the place to get away from it all - TV, radio, newspapers...and even the internet - if you avoid the one spot they have set up that has connectivity! We come back every year for 9 years because we can be quiet, enjoy...More

Thank celinecombatalade
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The location and setting of this lodge is just perfect. It really feels like you are in the Deep South with the big pitches and rocking chairs. So many great historical pictures of days gone by. A great place to stop.

Thank IndySig
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We stayed one night at the Big Trees Lodge after staying in the center of Yosemite Valley at the Majestic Yosemite Lodge. I can tell you that the pace is slower and the crowds are gone when you are at the Big Trees Lodge. It...More

1  Thank MR_N_21228
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We stayed in Redwoods holiday cottages, but visited Big Tree lodge for their outside BBQ. The Victorian hotel is beautiful, really worth of a visit just because it is like from the movies. I wish we had stayed in this hotel, but it is quickly...More

3  Thank PaPu40
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Call what you will but I will always refer to this as the Wawona Hotel. Never disappoints and if you're hungry this is a must on the list of places to eat in Yosemite. Once the snow melts make sure to hit the golf course...More

1  Thank Craig M
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We enjoyed the quiet Victorian style accommodations. The room was very small but it was clean. Take advantage of the meadow hike across the street or the short hike to the covered bridge and horses next door. Dinner was over-priced but good.

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Response from MR_N_21228 | Reviewed this property |
The Mariposa Grove was about a 10 minute drive from Big Trees Lodge. However, it was closed in July 2017 due to a controlled burn. Not sure when it reopens.