Why Yosemite’s Tuolumne County should be on your 2021 travel radar
LONDON, 2020-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Why Yosemite’s Tuolumne County should be on your 2021 travel radar
Just 2.5 hours east of the San Francisco Bay Area, Tuolumne County is easily accessible year-round for all-season fun, adventure and memory-making moments. Comprising the High Sierra, Gold Country and the lion’s share of Yosemite national Park, visitors and families can step back in time amongst authentic gold rush towns, enjoy endless outdoor recreation and sight-seeing, explore state and national parks, get up and close with nature, wildlife and more.
New accommodation for 2021
Terra Vi Resort
Located between Groveland and the northern entrance to Yosemite National Park, the new 64-acre lodge will comprise 140 guest rooms, 25 cabins and market. The project includes developing a public water system utilising two existing on-site wells, a greywater system for landscape irrigation and roof mounted solar panels responding to increased demands for eco-sensitive resorts and local recreation. Nearby attractions include Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park.
New glamping resort, Under Canvas, will also pop up in Groveland – the gateway town to the northern entrance of Yosemite National Park. Offering an inviting way to get in touch with the outdoors without sacrificing the comforts of home, the resort will offer 99 seasonal glamping units tailored to couples, families and kids. With locations across the US, Tuolumne County will be Under Canvas’s first California location.
Autumn new openings – High Sierra brewery, luxury spa and historic hotel
A longtime plan for owners Andrew and Rachel Sabatine and Shirley Horn, Grovelands newest brewery offers a rotating beer selection with quirky names, including the Tip Top Lollipop, Hetch Hetchy Haze and Sentinel Sunrise. Born in Yosemite and brewed in the Gold Country, the craft brewery shows their commitment to preserving the history of the building and surrounds using local artisans to restore much of the brewery, including the bar. In addition to serving innovative small plates, the brewery sells “Crowlers” (their take on the craft-beer-growler), allowing visitors to take their favourite beer on a hike through Yosemite.
Located in Yosemite National Park, Rush Creek’s Wellness programme is welcoming a brand new indoor/outdoor spa filled with experiences and treatments inspired by the natural beauty and power of Yosemite. Imagine Yosemite’s magnificent waterfalls, granite formations, glaciers, river rocks smoothed by the rushing river waters, hot springs, fragrant wildflowers and the stirring sounds of wildlife, all bundled up into one beautiful spa experience overlooking the park. The expansive new 5,000 sq ft spa is available for day use with a multitude of ‘a la carte’ treatments also available and tailored to treat weary hikers limbs and restore energy, including the custom Warm Waterfall Rejuvenation Station, Himalayan Salt Sauna and Aromatherapy Steam Room. The innovative Warm Waterfall experience was inspired by an experience the Spa Director had in nearby Carlon Falls, a favourite hike amongst the locals.
Opened by longtime Tuolumne County locals, Steve and Cindy Zelinsky and their daughter Parkyre Zelinksy-Salcedo, the Royal Olive Manor is rich with local history. Located in downtown Sonora – one of Tuolumne’s seven authentic gold rush towns – each room in the Royal Olive Manor is named after a captivating woman who once lived on site, since it was built with local lumber in the late 1800’s. Zelinsky’s goal is to keep this history alive, retaining the original décor that holds a special place in Tuolumne County’s history, whilst also adding modern day touches like a pizza oven. Like most accomodation in Tuolumne County, there are some residents that can be seen and not heard…a friendly spirit who goes by the name of Peter often leaves handprints around the property.
For more information, head to www.visittuolumne.com