Tenaya Lodge At Yosemite Unveils Fall/Winter Packages

FISH CAMP, Calif., October 16, 2006 — Fall ushers in crisp mountain mornings and hints at winter’s imminent arrival in the Sierra, and Tenaya Lodge, the only AAA Four-Diamond resort in the region, is set to celebrate the season “like there’s snow tomorrow.” Tenaya’s “Winterlude” offers guests a mountain of brand new ways to play as well as fall values for those who just can’t wait.

Fall (ing) Room Rates

Autumn means three things for Tenaya guests: incredible weather, Yosemite National Park all to yourself, and some of the best lodging values of the year. Fall rates begin at only $129 per night.

Ice and Fire at Tenaya

Ice skating is “hot,” ’cause it’s cool. Gliding along a sheet of ice is fun for all ages and abilities, and Tenaya is delighted to announce the installation of an open-air ice rink for the coming winter season. Framed by majestic evergreens, the sparkling white ice rink measures an expansive 80 feet by 40 feet, and is open for day and night skating at very reasonable rates. Skates are available for rent at nominal fee, as well. These will help to pay for the “Bambino” (a baby Zamboni, of course), that will regularly lay down new ice surfaces to keep the rink smooth as glass and twice as fast. Ice skating is low impact, high reward fun, and beginners are very welcome. Skate off the ice for a toasty rink side hot chocolate or coffee drink, and when you’re ready to unlace there’s a roaring bonfire and s’mores waiting to warm — and fill — you up.

Calling All Chocoholics

Crazy for cocoa anything? On several days in November and December treat your taste buds to Tenaya’s newest culinary delight: The Chocolate Bar. It’s an all-chocolate, all-you-can-eat extravaganza of cakes, cookies, confections and other indulgences. Licking your fingers is perfectly acceptable. Available November 22, December 23 and 30. Bring your sweet tooth.

Walk Like an Eskimo

When the snow falls, strap on a pair of Tenaya’s snowshoes and explore miles of forest trails surrounding the property, and don’t miss Tenaya’s famous flashlight hikes that continue year-round providing adventure for all ages. Kids will gladly scale Tenaya’s new groomed sledding hill, and they’ll love the lodge’s snowman building contests, too. And of course there is all of Yosemite National Park to explore, on foot, snowshoes or skis.

Ho Ho Ho

Tenaya is extra-festive during the holiday season, with activities happening every day and around the clock in magical mini-kingdoms like Tenaya’s Santa Workshop where guests can make toys, stockings, tree ornaments and holiday greeting cards, and even build a gingerbread house. Amateur chefs will like the cooking demonstrations of holiday dishes. Kids can try their hand at decorating cookies (and adults are welcome to try, too). Hot cocoa will be served in the grand lobby, to be sipped in front of the roaring fire. Santa arrives at Tenaya on November 23, so kids can share their wish lists as parents snap instant memories on their digital cameras; the jolly one will make additional visits on December 20, 21 and 22, in case there are any last minute wishes.

Fall in Love with Tenaya

Tenaya sets the stage for a fine fall romance with a pair of feel-good packages designed with couples in mind.

Tenaya’s popular Signature Spa package includes two one-hour spa treatments, two plush Tenaya logo robes, and a gift basket filled with spa amenities including a soothing CD, aromatherapy set, aromatic candle and eye pillow. The package starts at $471 per night and is available now through December 31, 2006.

The Quintessential Romance package is based in a posh honeymoon room featuring an expansive 550 square feet of living area, private balcony, wet bar with refrigerator, and an extra large bath with a whirlpool spa tub separate from the shower. The package includes a Chateaubriand dinner for two by candlelight at Sierra Restaurant, champagne on ice and chocolate-dipped strawberries, VIP turndown service, and a Yosemite gift basket including aromatherapy eye pillow, Tenaya logo stemware, scented candle, chocolate espresso beans and other surprises. Available now through December 31, 2006 starting at $509 per night.

About Tenaya Lodge

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, offering 244 newly-remodeled rooms and suites, is a classic mountain resort surrounded by noble evergreen forest and a rich range of Sierra recreation. It is located near the northern end of Highway 41, just two miles from the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park. Tenaya Lodge is owned and operated by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Inc., a subsidiary of Buffalo, N.Y.-based Delaware North Companies, Inc.

For reservations and information, see www.tenayalodge.com or call toll-free, 877-322-5492.

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