The Evergreen Lodge celebrates its 90th birthday in 2011.
YOSEMITE SUMMER: So. You didn't go for that Curry Village winter deal? The one where your rate for an unheated tent was based on the previous night's low temperature? We get it. We fantasized about trying it, and still might, but we might be more of a Yosemite-in-summer visitor. Which makes the Evergreen Lodge's 90th Anniversary Celebration Package especially tempting. It's on through December 15, and it has several nice things on offer.
WOODSY DETAILS: You get two nights in a cabin, plus breakfasts, plus a fancy dinner, plus happy hour drinks, plus souvenirs celebrating the property's big birthday. A lot of stuff, in short. Rates run from $440 to $550 a night (that is depending on when you go). And note that while the site says the deal wraps up on May 26, it does indeed last through mid-December. Now. Do you know the area around Hetch Hetchy and O'Shaughnessy Dam? Have you been meaning to leave Yosemite Valley and get acquainted with this gorgeous stretch? This could be a perfect time.