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Evergreen Lodge

August 20, 2009 12:39 ET

Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite Celebrates End of Summer With 25-Percent Discount

Experience Yosemite in Perfect September Weather With Featured Hike

YOSEMITE, CA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2009) - Evergreen Lodge, an historic Yosemite resort that completed a major expansion earlier this year, announces a 25-percent room discount on weeknights now through September. Located on the western border of Yosemite National Park near Hetch Hetchy Valley, the resort offers the opportunity to experience one of America's premier national parks in its most popular season.

The 25-percent discount is available for new bookings in all cabin types Aug. 23 - Sept. 30, Sunday through Thursday. Advance booking is required and restrictions apply. Details of the offer are available at special.html.

The resort's acclaimed recreation program and guide service offers a featured hike every month, among other seasonal hiking, biking and sightseeing trips. The September featured hike is the High Country Naturalist Hike to Mono Pass, a 9.4-mile trip with spectacular eastern views past the park boundary and an elevation range of 9,700 to 10,600 feet. This five-hour hike is recommended for active guests and costs $110 for adults or $65 for youths 12 to 14.

The Evergreen's experienced recreation staff can also advise guests interested in planning customized adventures. They offer maps and guides and an array of rental equipment such as mountain bikes, mountain strollers, trekking poles and GPS units. Guests may also participate in numerous complimentary activities on site, such as s'mores over the campfire, horseshoe tournaments, kids' crafts, naturalist presentations, live music and more. The resort's guided activities offer guests the rare opportunity to experience both Yosemite's most famous attractions and its hidden gems.

This past spring, the Evergreen completed an expansion and numerous upgrades. Twenty-four new family and couples cabins were added, bringing the total to 90. The renovated recreation hall now includes a 25-seat movie theater, parlor games and a toddler play area. Other upgrades include a new outdoor event area, outdoor dining area, plaza sun deck, kids' play area, expanded restaurant and open-air massage cabana.

All cabins have forest views and are warmly furnished with comfy beds with feather pillows, heat, fans, private bathrooms, scenic decks, SIRIUS satellite radio and more. Evergreen is popular with couples, families, groups, weddings and corporate retreats.

Room rates for the cabins range from $99 to $299, depending on the season and type of cabin. The Evergreen also offers custom camping, where fully furnished campsites conveniently include tents, sleeping bags, mattresses and lanterns. Rates start at $55.

For more information about Evergreen Lodge or to make reservations, visit, call (209) 379-2606 or email

About Evergreen Lodge

Located on the western border of Yosemite Park near the Hetch Hetchy Valley, the Evergreen is a serene Yosemite destination that blends the modern comforts of a resort, the relaxed approach and activities of a dude ranch and the timeless warmth of a historic 1920s lodge. Evergreen features 90 fully furnished cabins and 15 custom campsites.

First Light Destinations, based in San Francisco and founded by Brian Anderluh, Dan Braun and Lee Zimmerman, purchased the property in 2002 and began to restore, upgrade and expand this historic lodge. The resort is a socially minded business that finances and operates an innovative behind-the-scenes on-site Youth Employment Program in which a group of high-potential young adults from urban backgrounds work as paid interns, gaining work experience while receiving career and life counseling.

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