Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, Wawona

Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark is located in Wawona. Put Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark into our Yosemite National Park travel route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Yosemite National Park.
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  • 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 h...  more »
  • 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 ta...  more »
  • 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 becaus...  more »
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  • This is a very charming hotel that I would stay at again. There is a great lobby area with fireplace and cocktail tables. The rooms were very clean and warm ( lwe came in December). Service was also friendly all around. My only criticism is the food in the restaurant was not very good, especially for the price. If you go in with that expectation as it holds true for most of the park, it is fine.
  • Place has a very old-fashioned feel to it and is a bit of a drive to get to. Has a store and gas station nearby which is handy. We stayed in a single bedroom in a double-size bed which was somewhat small, but very cozy. The whole building (with the single rooms) shares a bathroom (or "water closet") and a shower room. There is a lovely sitting room that was nice too sit in. During one evening, a man was playing the grand piano, which was a treat. We were well taken care of, as staff is polite and courteous.
  • Cozy lobby with a BnB vibe. Rooms are small, but fit perfectly with the history of hotel. The restaurant was accommodating of a strict diet, and helped find gluten free options. The place really lives up to it's name.
  • We returned to this very special place after several years absence; we used to spend our anniversary here every year. While it seemed to need a little TLC, we were as charmed as ever. It was like going home.....so much quieter than the frantic valley floor, with beautiful hikes and a friendly staff. Robin has been at the front desk here for 34 years, and is absolutely the best receptionist in the world! Every efficient and welcoming, she makes all things possible. Like Thomas Bopp at the piano, Robin is an institution at the Wawona Hotel (Big Trees Lodge).
  • Magnificent building in the beautiful setting that is Yosemite (not the valley though! which is one hour by car). Our room had the bathroom included (did not want to leave the night in the cold) and was very clean but a bit small. We loved that the heater is actually not your usual fan based heater that are way to loud for us. Access to the room was a bit an issue as parking is limited and some buildings are not accessible even for temporary parking close to them - you may request help from the clerk. Finally not having wifi except in the solar room is inconvenient. We understand that part of the charm is to be disconnected but it was too limiting especially since we could not check the rest of our trip. Added bonus the delicious restaurant and the lovely lobby were cocktails are served.

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Yosemite National Park offers something for everyone. Choose from upscale or historic hotels, a well-appointed lodge, motel rooms, rustic cabins, canvas tent cabins, and developed campgrounds. Yosemite Village in the heart of the valley is the most convenient place to stay, but other accommodations line the roads leading to the village. If you can't secure a place inside the park, try the various lodges, inns, bed and breakfasts, cabins, cottages, and motels on the roads leading in from the west. Staying any further out can cost you valuable time that you could be spending hiking, biking, and sightseeing. To escape from the crowds in the valley, reserve a campsite at Crane Flat or Hodgdon Meadow, which are far enough out to provide solitude but close enough to reach major valley attractions in less than half an hour. Campgrounds along Tioga Road see even fewer crowds. If you plan to visit in summer, you must reserve accommodations (even campsites) well in advance, as Yosemite remains extremely popular with both visitors from afar and those based in California.
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