We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Big Trees Lodge

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Management photos
Big Trees Lodge
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

2,017 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Big Trees Lodge
See the most recent reviews
Showing 1,748: English reviews
Seattle
Reviewed 27 May 2015

A place that is timeless, offers lots to do in a luxurious, natural and simple setting. Golf, tennis, swimming at the hotel. Hikes sites right there. The lounge is charming and has piano music, fire and cocktails for community. Food was good although the complimentary continental pastries are so so. Good coffee

 Report
Helpful?
Thank TrishhSeattle
Reviewed 27 May 2015

just completed 4 day visit to yosemite. stayed at the wawona, which my family of 7 enjoyed very much. we had 3 rooms with baths near each other. meeting on the big porch for a cup of coffee in the morning, or a beer in the early evening was very nice. it is a very pleasant hotel that has the...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Mary Lou M
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 26 May 2015

As a first-time visitor to Yosemite recently, I am glad that my family and I stayed here two nights. I am also glad that we didn't stay here longer. Why? Pluses: Fantastic, cheerful staff. They are doing everything they can to make this a great place. Beautiful, serene setting. Historic, quaint premises. This place was way-over-the-top luxury in 1900 or...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank thedodge2013
Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Wonderful setting in Yosemite Park. Relaxing atmosphere. Enjoyed our stay and would return again when in the area. Wifi could be improved - need more bandwidth and in-room Wifi would be great. Overall a great place to stay.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank JakeHornsby
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

We have been coming here for 3 years. The staff is friendly, the rooms are comfortable, and the view is amazing! We love it here! This hotel is fabulous for families and large groups traveling together! There is nothing more relaxing than sitting out on the lawn in the Adirondack chairs after a day of hiking!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mooncrabby8
Middletown, Delaware
Reviewed 26 May 2015

The Wawona was one of our best destination experiences. The age of the hotel added to its charm. The grounds are gorgeous. The staff is top quality. The food is delicious. Piano music at Happy Hour. Really nice visitor info and shop on the grounds. Service station and market very close to Wawona.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Maddie401
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Wonderful, relaxing experience in the beauty of the outdoors! Enjoy the beauty of history while experiencing the Wawona Hotel. Food is excellently prepared and continental breakfast with rooms is above average.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MJ S
BIDWELL
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Fun place to stay if you don't mind communal restrooms. Very clean. We loved the bath robes which were provided. The romance of the place comes from it's historic background. Excellent continental breakfast. Be prepared for a large bill at dinner.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Maggie R
Cortland, Ohio
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Well maintained older hotel. Has an outdoor pool but it as too cold to use. Store/gift shop in walking distance. No T.V. in the room. Wifi in the sun room only. Historic buildings on the property. Right by the river.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank graylsweet
Pleasanton, California
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Charming, very comfortable rooms. Lovely setting. It is a bit of a drive to get in and out of Yosemite Valley so don't get caught after dark on twisty mountain road. Very convenient to Mariposa Grove.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Jen289

1,064 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (911)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (319)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (4)
Viewed
Dining (45)
Viewed
Bathroom (30)
Viewed
Room/Suite (115)
Viewed
View from Room (20)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (17)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (4)
Viewed
Other (357)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (146)
Viewed
Amenities (28)
Viewed
Pool (1)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Room with Bath (39)
Viewed
Room without Bath (34)
Viewed
The Hotel (40)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Yosemite National Park
22.2 km away
Cedar Lodge
Cedar Lodge
#2 of 2 in El Portal
1,960 reviews
36.6 km away
Rush Creek Lodge
Rush Creek Lodge
#3 of 7 in Groveland
321 reviews
22.4 km away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Yosemite Gateway Inn
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.8 km away
White Chief Mountain Lodge
22.2 km away
Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites
18.5 km away
Yosemite View Lodge
Yosemite View Lodge
#1 of 2 in El Portal
3,661 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf Course
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast Available
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: RM1,224 - RM1,647 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Big Trees Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 104
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotwire, Orbitz, Travelocity and Cancelon so you can book your Big Trees Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Wawona Hotel Yosemite National Park
Wawona Yosemite National Park
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Big Trees Lodge staff and other travellers.
42 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (42)

Questions? Get answers from Big Trees Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“You might want to ask about the tub if you have physical limitations.”
551lorettas, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Find a room that doesn't have a connecting room. If you book a room without a bathroom consider distance you will walk to the common one”
Salty_Surf_Dog, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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
5 of 5