Resort at Yosemite National Park offers memorable holiday experiences
BUFFALO, N.Y. (August 11, 2009) – Families can enjoy both a traditional and unique holiday season this winter at Tenaya Lodge in Yosemite National Park. The four-diamond rated resort, located two miles from the south entrance to Yosemite National Park, transforms itself into a magical winter wonderland for all ages. From sledding, ice skating and horse-drawn sleigh rides outdoors to hot cocoa, gingerbread house competitions and cookie decorating workshops, children and their parents are sure to make lasting memories.

Throughout the holiday season, guests can enjoy complimentary warm beverages while exploring Tenaya Lodge’s Grand Lobby, which overflows with wreaths, garlands and twinkling lights and a fully decorated 30-foot tree. Those hoping to journey through the Sierra National Forest can experience guided snowshoe walks or evening flashlight hikes just outside Tenaya Lodge’s front door. Inside, live entertainment, visits from Santa and his “Tenaya elves,” storytelling, and workshops keep kids busy for hours, while wine tastings, culinary workshops and spa treatments ensure adults enjoy a stress-free holiday.

This year, Tenaya Lodge is offering a variety of family-friendly holiday packages for guests to enjoy. These packages offer plenty of activities at affordable holiday prices and promise to be memorable. The 2009 Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite Family Holiday Packages are as follows:

  • Kids Dinner with Santa Package: Starting from $235 per room, this popular package gives children ages four through 12 the unique opportunity to dine with Santa. Children will also spend their evening on a holiday adventure as the Tenaya elves lead them in special activities, games and crafts. The evening wraps up with a family photo with Santa Claus. Package available December 16, 18, 20, 22, 23.
  • S’more Ice Skating Package: Starting from $239 per night, this package offers a one night stay in a deluxe room and includes a s’mores kit, an ice skating session and skate rental for two. Guests also enjoy a cozy welcome basket with a Tenaya Lodge blanket, mugs and hot cocoa mix to enjoy around one of Tenaya’s crackling outdoor fire pits. It’s the perfect way to warm up after a fun afternoon of skating amidst the Sierra National Forest. This package available December 1 through December 31.
  • New Year’s Eve Package: Starting at $489 per room, this package pulls out all the corks for an evening packed with celebration for adults. The package includes one night's accommodations in a deluxe room, gala dinner, live entertainment by the Wild Hare Band and TNT DJ and party favors, as well as a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. Guests will also enjoy a VIP 1 p.m. check-out and a New Year's Day Champagne Breakfast for two at Tenaya’s Sierra Restaurant. This package is available December 31.

    *Bring the kids to enjoy New Year’s Even as Tenaya’s Guest Services staff leads them in a night of fun-filled activities and dinner. Reservations required. 
In the luxurious surroundings of Yosemite National Park, Tenaya Lodge is transformed for the holiday season. It’s something families truly need to experience for themselves. For more information on Holiday Packages and Special Events, contact Tenaya Lodge at 877-322-5492 or visit TenayaLodge.com/Holiday.
About Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is a 294 room, Four-diamond resort nestled in the Sierra National Forest, just two miles from the south entrance of Yosemite National Park. Tenaya Lodge offers easy access to Yosemite’s most alluring attractions and all of the conveniences and services expected of a luxury resort property. For more information visit TenayaLodge.com

About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, a leading hospitality provider with significant experience in hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations. The company’s portfolio includes historic properties in North America, such as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; Yosemite, Sequoia, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon national parks; Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds; Tenaya Lodge; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa; Niagara Falls State Park; Jones Beach; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake; Holiday Inn West Yellowstone; and Gideon Putnam Resort. To learn more about Delaware North Companies’ expertise in the hospitality industry, visit www.experiencednc.com.

About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 50,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.


Kathrin Poetter
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
(559) 692-8968
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