Travel back in time at the Big Trees Lodge, a National Historic Landmark just minutes from the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias within Yosemite National Park. Exuding Victorian Charm, it is the perfect place to get away from it all and relax after an exciting day exploring Yosemite Valley.
On the lodge's veranda, sit back on one of the property's classic Adirondack chairs and take in the views or meet new people. Rooms are decorated in authentic period decor with the choice of private bath. They do not have TVs or phones though with all the activities and amenities within the property including golf course, hiking trails, outdoor swimming pool and in the evenings wind down around the piano for musical performances; when you get to your room you will be exhausted after your fun filled day.
If you choose to book the option with the Yosemite Valley Floor tour, you will experience a two-hour tour Valley tour led by park rangers or Yosemite Naturalists in an open-air tram during the warm months and in the colder months from the comfort of a heated motor coach with panoramic windows. You will learn about the history, flora and fauna throughout the park.
Tour includes San Francisco hotel pick-up, transportation to Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Valley Tour and drop-off at Yosemite Valley Lodge (previously Yosemite Lodge at the Falls), where you gain your independence for 24 hours. Tour vehicle has limited space for luggage, so try to keep it small! The next day, meet another tour group at the same time and place and finish the day with them and return to San Francisco. Overnight Yosemite National Park tours are a great way to spend time doing activities that our guided 1-day tours don’t have time for, such as rafting down the Merced river, learning rock climbing on the beautiful Yosemite granite cliffs or relaxing on an open tram tour of Yosemite Valley all at your own leisure. In the winter, it is still a great time to visit. Some locations are inaccessible, but the scenery is completely different – the Valley itself is a winter waterfall wonderland. For someone willing to bundle up, wear the right shoes, and get some exercise, you will be greatly rewarded with the natural beauty. There may be times when you will feel like you have the place to yourself.
* DURING WINTER MONTHS *
Yosemite is open all winter. For safety reasons, itinerary may vary due to snow depth and driving conditions.
Note: The Giant Sequoias visit on the Yosemite tours is dependent on snow levels from October to April.
Luggage Policy: Customers are allowed up to 2 luggage items (1 carry-on & 1 personal item) free of charge. Each additional item will incur a $25 excess luggage fee. Maximum dimensions are 24” x 16” x 10” (60cm x 40cm x 25cm). Passengers must advise us of oversize luggage 48 hours prior to departure in order to guarantee the accommodation of the luggage on the vehicle.
Any Oversize luggage larger than the maximum size noted is $50 regardless of personal items brought on board. (i.e. 1 Oversized Luggage - $50, 2 Oversized pieces = $100)