The Cedar Lodge - a wilderness retreat just down the road from Yosemite National Park
The Cedar Lodge El Portal is located a scant 8 miles from the Arch Rock entrance to Californias Yosemite National Park, making it one of the coolest locations in the country to vacation. It is also one of the best places to base excursions into Yosemite Park.
The Cedar Lodge El Portal is situated in a wilderness setting, which provides a unique Yosemite experience, while still managing to offer all of the modern conveniences of home. The lodge is based on the banks of the beautiful Merced River and the cedar wood make-up of the lodge gives it a truly rustic feel.
The Cedar Lodge offers its guests the ability to relax in its 2 pools, one is a heated indoor pool and the other is a seasonal outdoor pool. It also has a spa. It provides private access to the Merced River, one of Californias most scenic wild rivers. The private river-front beach is a great place for the whole family to play in or just relax by. Guests of the lodge can also enjoy a private outdoor patio area, which is perfect for picnics in the sunshine under the Redbud Trees. The gift shop is available for last minute gifts and souvenirs. The Conference room is available to host small events such as business meetings. Pets are not allowed. More lodge amenities include a video library available to guests, free parking, laundry facilities, open air gazebos, outdoor BBQs, a safe deposit box at the front desk, ski storage, computer rentals, business services, a lobby microwave, a pool table and medical assistance.
The Cedar Lodge El Portal offers its guests several different room types and has 211 total rooms. The Master Suite is designed to sleep up to 14 people. The family suites are perfect for traveling families and the Honeymoon Suites are the perfect romantic getaway accommodations. The guestrooms offered by the Cedar Lodge all feature cable TVs with HBO channels and telephones. Most guestrooms feature in-room spa tubs as well. The Family Suites feature full service kitchenettes. Handicapped accessible rooms are available upon request. Guestrooms feature wonderful tree and mountain views. All guestrooms feature climate control and some offer balconies, coffeemakers and compact fridges. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries are offered. Guestrooms are offered in several two story buildings and rooms are accessible through exterior corridors. Housekeeping services are provided daily. Magnetic keys are provided for guest safety.
The Cedar Lodge offers two on-site restaurant options. The Emerald Room offers fine trout, steak and pasta dishes in a scenic setting. This dining room has large photographs of Yosemite and exposed wooden beams. The 50s Diner offers American style cuisine, especially burgers and fries. The Cocktail lounge, which is located within the 50s Diner is the perfect place to grab a drink after a long day of exploring the sights.
With the vast wonders of Yosemite Park located just down the road, the Cedar Lodge El Portal offers a true wilderness vacation experience and includes some modern amenities as well.