Yosemite Lodge at the Falls has completed a renovation of all 245 guest rooms with a fresh design incorporating eco-friendly design elements. This $10 million dollar multi-phased project followed the guidelines of Delaware North Companies’ award-winning GreenPath® environmental stewardship platform in creating rooms with environmentally responsible design elements, refurbishment of the lobby and updated ADA accessible pathways. All rooms are freshly painted using California-based Kelly Moore paints with low and zero VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds). Each room features new carpet made With fibers produced in part from recycled plastic bottles and backing derived from old tires, and the porcelain bathroom tiles contain 40% recycled materials. The light fixtures feature energy-saving compact fluorescent bulbs; CFLs use one third of the energy and last roughly ten times longer than standard incandescent bulbs.
Other eco-friendly elements include bulk amenity dispensers in guest bathrooms to reduce plastic waste, shower and bath fixtures are high-performing, water-efficient models. Using just 1.28 gallons per flush, the toilet alone will save 5,000 gallons of water each year! The bathroom fixtures were locally created in Madera, California and the bathroom waste baskets and tissue holders, along with the guest room ice buckets are made of sustainable bamboo. Each room features Energy Star flat-screen televisions.
Yosemite Lodge at the Falls sourced furniture from the historic Old Hickory Furniture Company in Indiana to outfit the rooms. This rustic, durable collection is made using mid-western hickory saplings, known as the hardest wood in North America that is 30% harder than oak and a renewable source that continually sprouts from the same stump. The guest room headboards are designed with an uncut and natural ‘live edge’, making each headboard completely unique. All guest rooms feature personal recycle caddies that were designed by Old Hickory Furniture Company. In addition, the new decor also features artwork by local Yosemite photographers.
To complement the incorporation of green practices in the room design, DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite was able to divert more than 117 tons of construction waste from the landfill during the renovation process, contributing to a 52% diversion rate. All guest room furniture replaced in the renovation was re-purposed and the bathroom fixtures were donated to Habitat for Humanity.
Picturesquely situated near the base of Yosemite Falls, Yosemite Lodge at the Falls has unique history as the site where the U.S. Cavalry was based when Yosemite Valley was originally under its protection. Built in 1915, the Yosemite Lodge complex was modernized in 1956 and again in 1998 to emphasis glass and wood detailing that blends with the natural surroundings.
You can make an online reservation for Yosemite Lodge at the Falls or call 801-559-4949 and speak to a reservation agent.