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New York
Reviewed yesterday NEW

the location is 10 min driving from the park gate inside the park. we considered staying in Tenaya lodge which looked like a more upscale property but it is 5 min from the gate and if there is a line at the entrance it could take easily additional time, which would turn 15 min that separate these hotels into 20...

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Pacific Grove, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Big Trees Lodge got a new name along with new management when the National Park changed its concessionaire. The old one managed to hang on to the names which had been used long before they came on board, but they prevailed with a court suit. So Wawona Lodge is now Big Trees Lodge. Still the same good service, nice rooms...

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wow, this place is great! Very old fashioned with no mod-cons, but it fits with the Victorian style and just what we wanted to escape the rat race. We had a room on the first floor at the front veranda overlooking the front lawn and fountain. The room was small with a comfortable bed, arm chair, large chest of drawers...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the main lodge in 2 rooms with no bathrooms. The weather was fresh to say the least but the rooms were so warm & the bathrooms/restrooms were wonderfully warm. The bar service in front of the fire was excellent & restaurant served delicious food with lovely wines. I can't recommend this beautiful place & the service enough,...

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Philadelphia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good value for staying close to Yosemite Valley in a unique, historic building. The lodge is in Wawona, so it's away from the craziness of Yosemite Valley proper. It's quite a bit cheaper than the hotels in the Valley or on 140, and has a homier/old-timey feel (rather than generic modern hotel). Piano lounge downstairs in the lobby was great!...

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Redondo Beach, California
Reviewed 18 March 2017

If Yosemite Nat'l Park & wildlife are the soul of Big Trees Lodge/Wawona, Tom Bopp the piano player/singer is the heart of the place. Make sure he's performing on the nights you stay there. We stayed in & ate dinner at the hotel just so we wouldn't miss him playing! He's a delight & great fun to sing along with...

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This was the only hotel in Yosemite that had space when we went in the summer of 2015 and I'm glad we stayed there. It's now called the Big Trees Lodge. It's not in the Yosemite valley which means it's quieter and more peaceful. I don't know how it may have changed since the name change, but our room was...

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Quiet, no electronics or phone. Wi-Fi available in the sun room. Loved it, will definitely stay again if we return. Do the ranger fireside talk at the campground and the horseback riding. The whole family had a great time.

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 16 February 2017

What a beautiful lodge. Our room (and shared bathrooms) were consistently clean, comfortable, and convenient, and the front desk was always friendly and helpful. We strolled the grounds including a wonderful historic “town”. An excellent place to stay. Thank you!

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Bandon
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We had a very enjoyable stay here in one of the upper rooms in the main building with a veranda out front. Sharing a bathroom down the hall was no problem for us at all and it was all very clean and tidy. We had a really nice dinner downstairs and the highlight was the time we spent in the...

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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: $373 - $502 (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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“Not all rooms have baths, so if you need one, be sure to request it. And book early!”
RuNanS, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Pick shared bathroom for best prices”
Jessetimebomb, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“You have to book in advance if you want the rooms with a private bath & queen/king bed.”
KPredondobeach, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room close to the bathroom/showers.”
134pars, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were upstairs in the main lodge, and the view was really nice.”
X370UMmarkc, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
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