The luxurious Tenaya Lodge in Sierra Nevada mountains has been listed as the best hotel for the holidays in the region in US Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice awards. The annual competition allows the audience to vote for their ten favorite hotels with extra seasonal cheer.
This national park gem took the fourth spot, following The Peninsula Chicago in third place. The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs has taken the throne as the top hotel for the festive season followed by The Roosevelt in New Orleans in second place. It’s the only hotel in California to make the list and that’s saying a lot considering the incredible hotels fiercely indulging in holiday spirit.
Boasting the serene surroundings of Yosemite National Park, modern amenities, stunning views, and a luxurious spa, the Tenaya Lodge makes for an incredible escape any time of year. However, over the holiday period, it is transformed into an unmatched West Coast wonderland where decking the halls and merrymaking are taken very seriously. Blankets of snow cover the pine trees and mountains with the sunshine turning the entire landscape into a glimmering haven for skiers, hikers and ice skaters.
The hotel commands a large part of the park and no expense is spared when it comes to filling it with festive cheer. Guests are greeted with the region’s largest Christmas tree showered in sparkling ornaments and glowing lights. While the park is abundant with wildlife and picturesque scenes, you’ll probably spend just as much time gazing up to the sky trying to spot the star on the top of the tree.
During the cool evenings, you can gather around the fireplace, sip on mulled wine and catch live holiday music organized by the hotel. Or, you can go on a night walk to catch a glimpse of the Milky Way before cuddling up around the outdoor firepits to toast S’mores.
Whether you indulge in a tranquil spa treatment, take a yoga class, or explore the nearby national park, Tenaya Lodge promises to be an unforgettable experience and definitely the best hotel for the holidays in the region.
Location: 1122 State Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623, United StatesWebsite