FISH CAMP – The fresh perspective of a new general manager and marketing manager — and a host of new amenities — are behind the Tenaya Lodge’s new campaign to encourage local residents to enjoy the holidays at the popular mountain resort.
From ice skating or mountain biking to spa days and holiday-themed events, Tenaya is opening its doors — and world-famous hospitality –to locals over the holidays, with activities available in every price range.
Last week, property owner Delaware North announced that Dan Lyle had been named Tenaya’s new general manager.
And at the most recent Fall Fetival in Oakhurst, new Marketing Manager Nia Huerta recently showcased the resort’s new line of luxury Mercedes Benz tour buses. Available for local residents to reserve for private tours or as individual seats on pre-planned routes, the buses feature unique retractable glass tops which enable a 360 degree perspective to take in the spectacular view.
Huerta has some holiday hosting ideas for local families: “Private tours are great for family outings, like holidays in Oakhurst. Book a private tour for the whole family, bring a picnic and you ride while we drive. What’s better than that?”
Mariposa Grove tours in these specialty buses are offered to local residents, Huerta says. Sunset tours and half-day excursions are also available. “We want local residents to think of us as a great place to come relax and enjoy these beautiful mountains.”
Huerta points out their full-service day spa offers a perfect place for unwinding.
“Get a spa treatment and lunch with your friends while the kids are in school,” she says, pointing out the convenience of location and offerings like the sauna, full service treatments and restaurants on-site.
“Come on up and play with us,” is the mantra Assistant General Manager Bret Archer likes to repeat.
Ice skating at Tenaya starts next week (Nov. 15) and cost just $8 for locals. Huerta says in order to enjoy the locals’-only price break, “bring your valid ID card with a Madera or Mariposa County zip code and ask about local discounts.”
The resort also has an abundance of upcoming holiday-themed events for kids planned, including a dinner and crafts event with Santa Claus, Thanksgiving crafts and a gingerbread house workshop.
Santa Claus will also be making an appearance at the free annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, to be held on Nov. 30. Festivities kick off at 6:45 p.m. featuring cookies, cocoa and the lighting of the biggest Christmas tree in Central California.
For information about more events, services and details, visit https://www.tenayalodge.com/things-to-do.