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Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Big Trees Lodge (aka the Wawona before they changed the name) and had a great time. Arrived the Saturday after Thanksgiving and the snow started 5 minutes after we checked in. Got in a great hike and came back to the hotel in time for happy hour and piano entertainment sitting by a roaring fire. Very comfy....

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hired Starlight cottage, for a weekend trip to Yosemite for a group of four. Fantastic location, great facilities, and a very good atmosphere on the camp. The restaurant serves excellent food and only 20 min drive from the park

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all a little advice for visiting Yosemite National Park. I would suggest booking your accommodation well in advance as all indications are that they fill up early in the season, even for September/October. Also if coming into the Park from the East ensure that Tioga Pass is still open as this was closed by the end of October....

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

Hello Whiskers51, I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us at the Big Trees Lodge. I appreciate your comments and I will share them with my staff so we can make the necessary improvements. Wifi has been a challenge for our facility because of our location and we are looking for options to improve the speed and bandwidth so...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous vintage hotel! I would rate it about a 3 or 4 star due to the privacy (thin walls) and having a shared bathroom but the historical feel and look was something I loved and would go back to for sure. Breakfast was good but very expensive as was the dinner. Also, the drive to Yosemite is quite some distance...

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San Mateo, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Imagine spending a wonderful day hiking Vernal Falls in Yosemite, the fall colors, the clear water. A long day is followed by a one hour drive to Big Trees Lodge. The checkin, though quick, was with a lady that kept asking for your patience with a smile since your basic inquiries about things like wifi, breakfast seemed to be too...

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

Hello mddawrld, I am very sorry that we fell short of your expectations of our hotel. And our responsiveness has been lacking. It is always our intentions to provide be possible experiences for our guests. Upon reading your review I reached out to my front desk manager to see if the the refund you were promised was taken care of....

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed four nights at this historic hotel built amongst the tall trees and it added greatly to our Yosemite experience. The old buildings are quaint, our room was comfortable, the dining room service old fashioned, the coffee bar a great start to the morning, and the fabulous lounge piano player an incredible four hours entertainment at the end of...

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LA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lodge is the perfect spot for golfers who can enjoy playing and get delicious food after a game. The restaurant is small but serves good food. You can also enjoy the view by sitting near the pool area while having a beer.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time we stayed at Wawona was in the Summer of 1998, taking a friend from Australia to see the Mariposa Grove. Ever since then we have been going at any season, ending up knowing by name some of the staff there. We spent many evening hours by the piano of Tom Bopp - an entertainer of great talent, who...

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Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The facilities were very clean, even though it was like stepping back in time, everything was spotless. The staff was very friendly, knowledgable and helpful. The scenery is amazing and the whole experience was so freeing. The food at the lodge was very good, as well.

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Keller, Texas
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We stayed here in October, 2016 for three nights. The location is in a wooded area and there are several separate buildings. We stayed in the Washburn Cottage building in number 5. The room was very cozy and clean. We were on the first floor and I would advise asking for that since there are no elevators. This room has...

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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)
Region: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
Price Range: $338 - $497 (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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“We were upstairs in the main lodge, and the view was really nice.”
 of 5 bubbles X370UMmarkc, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“know whether you are getting a private bath or not when you reserve. Ask for annex if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles IrishGenie, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from the lobby stairs so you don't hear the piano player at night.”
 of 5 bubbles Steven-and-Wen, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Apparently some upscale suites are available if you reserve a year or more ahead.”
 of 5 bubbles DonM808, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room with private bath when making reservations.”
 of 5 bubbles michellecK3464BH, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
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