Yosemite/Tenaya Lodge (multi-day) Event
May 14 @ 12:00 PM - May 16 @ 12:00 PM
Our signature Yosemite National Park visit will be a three day, 2 night stay at the 4 diamond Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp, on the door of the Yosemite National Park. The board was only able to reserve 17 rooms at this popular destination, and given anticipated “pent up demand” the rooms will go fast!
Friday, May 14, 12:00. We will assemble at Smokey’s Neighborhood Grill, 501 Bangs Ave, Modesto. Members may get there early and enjoy a quick lunch at Smokey’s before we head out on Drive #1. The route will take a few “new” roads out before a “rest stop” in Mariposa. Then continue to the Lodge, again on “new” roads and then a blast up Hwy 41 to Fish Camp. Once at the Lodge, we will park our cars in a specially designated parking area in front of the Lodge; then check in and settle in our rooms. Before we gather for the Lodge’s 4 course dinner, served in our own dinning room/area, we might huddle in small groups to share some adult beverages and get caught up on all that is news of the day. During registration, you will select your entree of either New York Strip Steak w/ mashed potatoes & seasonal vegetables, chimichurri sauce, OR Bucatini Pasta in tomato vodka sauce, grilled vegetables w/ shaved Parmesan cheese. After dinner, we are free to continue to gather or just turn in for the night.
Saturday, May 15.
Breakfast: 8:00 – 9:00 (timing may change) We will gather for a hot breakfast of scrambled eggs with bacon, house potatoes, danish or toast in the Lodge and prepare for the day’s activities: two to choose from.
Activity 1) Take a relaxing drive into the park and enjoy spring time in the Yosemite Valley. Water falls should be roaring (louder if we get more rain soon!) and the walks to Mirror Lake cool and relaxing. More strenuous hikes are always an option. Lunch will be on your own.
Activity 2) We will be leading a more lively drive into Fresno County past Bass Lake, through New Auberry and Alder Springs and stopping for lunch (no host) at Table Mountain Casino and Golf course. Then the “loop” will take us back past Bass Lake (via a different route) and then back to Hwy 41 and Tenaya Lodge.
After relaxing in our rooms, we will again gather for another 4 course dinner at the Lodge. Entree choices will be: Roaster Chicken Breast, boursin cheese, roasted corn bread pudding, vegetables, honey herb jus, roasted red pepper puree, OR Vegetable Wellington (zucchini, eggplant, butternut squash, onion, spinach, garlic feta cheese) with a port syrup mashed potatoes.
Sunday May 16:
Before check out, the Lodge will serve a Continental “to go” breakfast (Yogurt, Danish, Fruit) that you may enjoy with other Yosemite members, or take with you to continue exploring the area or Yosemite Valley or for your return trip to your “home base”.
Registration priority will be given to Yosemite Region members through March 29 before making the trip available to members of our neighboring regions; but registration will CLOSE on April 4th! That said, we expect our block of rooms to sell out quickly, after all, the Spring Treffen to Scottsdale sold all reservations in “9 minutes” — yes, all spots (@100) gone in less than a couple hot laps around Laguna Seca !!
To register, click on the GT3 registration button below to be directed to our Eventbrite event. Note: Registration begins March 17th 7:00 PM.
At registration, a $850 ($799.69 + Eventbrite fees) down payment to Eventbrite will cover your first night’s lodging, food and various fees/taxes. The balance due of $310—your second hotel night—can be paid with a credit card at check-in/check-out.
Because Yosemite Region and PCA value everyone’s safety, all state, county and local requirements and guidelines will be adhered to for the event. Additionally, all members will remain “socially distant” as practical and will wear masks when not in their cars. During meals, we will practice “distancing” as needed. If the environment changes before or a situation develops during an event where it cannot be done safely, we will cancel the event.