Delaware North’s Tenaya Lodge is elevating the Yosemite experience this summer with the debut of the Explorer Cabins at Tenaya Lodge. The picturesque cabin development will offer guests a unique Yosemite experience that combines the refined comforts of a modern cabin, personalized service and the perks of a full-service resort — all in a pristine mountain setting.

The 50 stand-alone, two-bedroom Explorer Cabins are nestled within a forest of sugar pines and incense cedars and surrounded by nature trails. Part of a $25 million investment to enhance the resort’s lodging, dining and recreation options in 2019, the cabins offer families and groups of friends spacious, relaxed and well-appointed accommodations that are intimately connected to the adventure and captivating natural beauty of the Yosemite-Sierra region.

“Cabins are synonomous with getting away from it all, outdoor adventure and fun experiences that strengthen bonds between family and friends,” Tenaya General Manger Paul Ratchford said.

“The Explorer Cabins are ideal for making memories and setting the stage for family traditions for years to come. Guests can spend the day discovering beautiful forest trails and unique points of interest or simply relaxing while playing board games together, but still have access to the convenience, technology, comfort and amenities of a full-service resort,” Ratchford said.

At 650 square feet, the “mountain modern” cabins sleep up to six guests and include a living room, kitchen area, two bedrooms and a private deck from which to unwind after a day of adventure. Each cabin has a fireplace and custom finishes and fixtures such as granite countertops, plank flooring, plush sleeper sofa and cozy Pendleton blankets.

The family cabins, outfitted with bunk beds in the second bedroom, are nestled in the interior areas and grouped for easy socialization and community gathering. The premium and deluxe cabins offer scenic views of the nearby creek and natural pond, and are located along the site perimeter for a greater sense of seclusion.

Since reducing its environmental impact is a priority at Tenaya, solar panels will be installed on one cabin as part of Delaware North’s GreenPath® renewable resource initiative. Running entirely on solar energy, the cabin not only is eco-friendly, but also will allow the property to determine the feasibility of converting additional cabins to solar in the future.

Further personalizing the Explorer Cabin experience is the Camp Host, an onsite “ambassador of adventure” who interacts with guests throughout their stay. Hosts provide everything from local history and activity recommendations to evening storytelling around the campfire and tips for making the perfect s’mores.

Communal fire pit areas are sprinkled throughout the cabin clusters and invite guests to gather for s’mores and stargazing after a day of exploring.

Guests are just steps away from the resort’s popular Old West Summerdale Barbecue, which features themed dinner and entertainment beneath the stars. More options, including a luxury spa, restaurants, pools and recreational activities are just an easy walk or resort shuttle ride away at Tenaya’s main lodge.