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The Explorer Cabins are located just outside the South Gate Entrance into Yosemite National Park. Experience all the mountains have to offer from the privacy of your own modern, two-bedroom cabin. Come together with your family and other guests at the 1,800-square-foot Explorer Lounge with the added bonus of communal fire pits. Nestled among a fishing pond and creek, you’ll feel like you’re miles from civilization.

Plus, the high-end amenities of Tenaya Lodge are yours as well. You have it all – a rustic, shared outdoors experience, along with the luxurious offerings offered at the resort.

All cabins have 650 square feet (60m2) to spread out in, with two bedrooms, a living room equipped with a welcoming sofa, refrigerator, microwave and inviting porch to relax on. There are a few differences between the Family cabins and ADA cabins that are offered, so don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.

Find Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite and start planning your summer getaway. Don’t forget to check out our tips on how to make to most of your trip, too. Summer books up fast in the Yosemite region so be sure to plan ahead. The descriptions below will likely make you eager to prepare!

Explorer Cabins, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, Cabins, Fish Camp

A bedroom in the Explorer Cabins, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite


  • Grab and Go Breakfast with Hot and Cold Offerings
  • Exclusive Access to the Explorer Lounge
  • Wi-Fi (high-speed internet)
  • Overnight Parking
  • Two Bottles of Water Daily
  • Access to Ascent Spa’s Fitness Room, Steam Rooms and Dry Saunas
  • Access to the Resort Pools and Spas
  • Toll-Free and Local Telephone Calls
  • Newspapers Available Daily in the Lobby
  • Electric Car Charging including Eight Tesla Supercharger Stations at the Main Lodge
Explorer Cabins, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, Cabins, Fish Camp

The cozy porch of an Explorer Cabin, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite


Our Premium Cabins offer a truly immersive Yosemite-Sierra experience. Enjoy the rushing Big Creek, mountain pond or alpine meadow from your master bedroom porch. Like the Deluxe Cabins, the Premium Cabins feature one king-size bed and one queen-size bed with a large shower. Premium Cabins have the same layout as Deluxe Cabins but are located in some of our best locations.

Additional Amenities 

  • Premium locations facing creek, meadow or pond
  • Porch off master bedroom
  • Large, walk-in shower
  • Queen bed in second bedroom
  • All standard Explorer Cabin amenities


Offering the comforts of home, nestled beneath Incense Cedar and Sugar Pine trees, Tenaya’s Deluxe Cabins are sure to offer a one-of-a-kind mountain escape. The Deluxe Cabins have the same layout and amenities as the Premium Cabins but are toward the interior of the grounds.

Additional Amenities

  • Porch off the living room
  • Large walk-in shower
  • Queen bed in second room
  • All other standard Explorer Cabin amenities
Explorer Cabins, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, Cabins, Fish Camp

Bunk beds in the Explorer Cabins, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite


Our Family Cabins are unique to the resort property, offering a bunk bed in the second bedroom! With a full bed on bottom and a twin on top – this room is perfect for guests of all ages. The floorplan is the same as the Premium Cabins, but with a shower tub in the bathroom instead of the shower-only arrangement in the Premium and Deluxe Cabins.

Additional Amenities

  • Porch off living room
  • Bunk bed with lower full bed and upper twin bed in the second bedroom
  • Tub/shower combo
  • All standard Explorer Cabin amenities


Tenaya Lodge knows that people of all abilities have the urge to explore. The ADA-compliant version of the Explorer Cabins is the same as Deluxe or Premium Cabin, but with widened doorways, a larger bathroom, grab bars where needed and all the other features listed but made accessible for all explorers!

Additional Amenities

  • Wheelchair accessible, including ADA-compliant bathroom with wheelchair turnaround and roll-in shower.
  • Porch off living room
  • Queen bed in second bedroom
  • All standard Explorer Cabins amenities

Located just outside Yosemite National Park’s southern entrance, the Explorer Cabins are an excellent base camp for visiting the newly renovated Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. These enormous trees are some of the world’s largest and oldest living organisms!

Tenaya Lodge, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite

Mariposa Grove, Summer 2018. Photos by Kim Lawson, Lawson Studios.

Interested in browsing more great lodging in Yosemite Mariposa County? Check out “Four Ways to Find the Perfect Yosemite National Park Lodging.”

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