Dog-friendly Yosemite Cabins

Tenaya Lodge Explorer Cabins

Tenaya Lodge Explorer Cabins
Tenaya Lodge Explorer Cabins

1122 Hwy. 41
Fish Camp, California 93623
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Reservation Phone: (877) 948-4250
Local Phone: (559) 683-6555

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite has elevated the Yosemite experience by introducing 50 stand-alone, two-bedroom Explorer Cabins and all are dog-friendly!

Tenaya Lodge Explorer Cabins back deck

The Explorer Cabins introduce the refined 'cabineering' concept as they offer dog parents the comforts of a modern cabin, personalized service and the perks of a full-service resort--all in a pristine mountain setting. A portion of the cabins are outfitted with bunk beds in the second bedroom and grouped for community gathering while others offer scenic views and feature more seclusion and privacy.

Tenaya Lodge Explorer Cabins Interior

Cabin guests also have exclusive access to the Explorer Clubhouse, a hub of activity with grab and go breakfasts, evening wine and other special events. 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.

Tenaya Lodge Explorer Cabins Porch at night

Dog-friendly policies:

  • Size: Dogs 50 lbs. & up may be allowed at Tenaya's discretion. You must obtain approval when booking room.
  • Breed restrictions: None
  • Maximum number allowed: 3
  • Non-Refundable Deposit: $100 for 2 dogs, $125 for 3 dogs
  • Percentage of rooms that are dog-friendly: All
  • Other comments: Pets may not be left unattended in guest rooms. All pets visiting must be up-to-date on all shots and in good health. Tenaya Lodge reserves the right to request any pet medical documentation.

Dog-friendly property amenities:

  • Dog Waste Bags
  • Pet Package (Call Property)
  • Cozy Dog Beds
  • Dining/water bowls
  • Special treats
  • Dog-friendly hiking/activity/attractions guide/listings at front desk
  • Property will assist in making dog-sitting arrangements

Exployer Cabins, courtesy of Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Exployer Cabins, courtesy of Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Yosemite is now open, as are the 50 new two-bedroom Tenaya Lodge Explorer Cabins that opened in 2019. Tenaya Lodge, a luxury establishment in Fish Camp, just two miles outside the park’s southern (Wawona, Highway 41) entrance, has long been a DogTrekker favorite. The dog-friendly Explorer Cabins are scattered over 27 forested acres walking distance from Tenaya Lodge, Jackalopes Bar & Grill and activities, including hiking. Book direct and savemore »
Explorer Cabins at Tenaya Lodge
Explorer Cabins at Tenaya Lodge
Heads up: you will once again need reservations to visit Yosemite National Park this summer, whether its for day-tripping, camping or lodging. But no big deal, just keep checking on protocols and procedures so you don’t travel all that way just to be locked out.

At any rate, you don’t even need to enter the park to get an eyeful of scenery in Mariposa County, which is bisected by Highway 140 leading to the park’s El Portal entrance on the west and Highway 41 on the south.
Spring is the perfect time to visit with your pup, as temperatures are on the rise, waterfalls are gushing and wildflowers are starting to bloom. You’ll find dog-friendly lodging, dining, hikes and historic sites in small towns including Mariposa, Coulterville, Fish Camp, Midpines/El Portal and Catheys Valley.
You’ll find fun places to stay with your pup, too. Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite in Fish Camp, just two miles from the park's southern entrance, is a luxury resort with a lodge, cottages and 50 dog-friendly cabins. Go online to check out the property’s Fido Friendly Package.

Images provided courtesy of Tenaya Lodge. more »
All images courtesy of Tenaya Lodge
All images courtesy of Tenaya Lodge
The English proverb ‘let sleeping dogs lie” might have been the right advice back in the 13th century, but certainly doesn’t apply when your pup wakes up in a beautifully appointed room at Yosemite’s Tenaya Lodge or in the privacy of one of 50 two-bedroom dog-friendly Explorer Cabins, surrounded by wide open spaces. more »
Dog-friendly Hotels, Camping & More
You’ll find dog-lovers and dog-friendly Yosemite lodging options throughout the region. To review them all, visit the lodging page on, choose the general type of accommodation you prefer – hotels and motels, bed and breakfasts, cabin rentals or camping. Then use the Advanced Filter to show pet-friendly options inside and outside of the park. You can also use the feature to choose what area you would like to stay, from Yosemite Valley to Wawona and Fish Camp to Mariposa. more »
Aspen visiting Glacier Point at Yosemite. Photo: Lauren Burtz
Aspen visiting Glacier Point at Yosemite. Photo: Lauren Burtz
Autumn is in full swing in Mariposa County, home of Yosemite National Park. The great news for DogTrekkers is that the park is open and the vehicle reservations required during the pandemic are no longer needed as of Nov. 1.

Crispy fall weather, light crowds and enhanced cleaning and safety standards are in effect throughout the county, making this a great time to take the family (including the four-legged members) on vacation. Check out our top lodging options and the specials they are now offering. more »
Tenaya Lodge at Dawn
Tenaya Lodge at Dawn
You love your dog. That’s a sure thing. But anyone who has traveled with their canine companion knows that some accommodations are more dog-friendly than others.

If you enjoy adventuring with your dog and have always wanted to experience Yosemite National Park, then Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is for you. more »
Tyler meets Maya at Tenaya Lodge
Tyler meets Maya at Tenaya Lodge
Winner of the 2015 Sunset Travel Awards for Best Resort for Pets, Tenaya Lodge knows how to take care of your dog! Their Fido Friendly Pet Package includes lodging and the one-time $100 pet fee for up to two dogs. more »
Tyler Welcomes Maya to Tenaya Lodge
Tyler Welcomes Maya to Tenaya Lodge
Yosemite – Mariposa County’s Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is the destination for you and your dog for a Yosemite adventure. When it comes to dog-friendliness, Tenaya takes the biscuit! The lodge features countless pet-friendly rooms and all of the new Explorer Cabins are pet-friendly. Packages meant to pamper Fido that include dog massages and gourmet treats made by Tenaya’s Executive Chef. There’s even a comfy bed for your furry friend to enjoy next to yours. more »
Checking out the view - Photo Credit: Callie Meeder
Checking out the view - Photo Credit: Callie Meeder
Considering a trip to the Yosemite Region in the fall? It’s a glorious time to visit not only the national park, but the surrounding national forests and Gold Rush-era towns in the adjacent counties. This season, DogTrekking visitors have two new pet-friendly options in the “cabins and cottages” category. First up: new, pet-friendly “Explorer Cabins” at Yosemite’s only four-diamond resort, Tenaya Lodge. more »
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