“All-Season” Cabins to Open for 2017 Season!
This coming season, 32 additional beds will open in Camp with the completion of two new “all-season” cabins, providing more Tawonga experiences to more people throughout the calendar year.
The Rim Fire of 2013 was the largest fire in Yosemite National Park history. Camp Tawonga lost three non-camper housing units that provided a total of five bedrooms and two bathrooms. Thankfully, the rest of Camp’s buildings emerged unscathed. The Tawonga community responded with great generosity and compassion, and – fast forward to today – two new all-season cabins are now nearing completion to replace the lost units!
These cabins are located just steps from main Camp while still offering a secluded feel. They are designed for durability and year-round use, comfortable in hot summers as well as cold winters. At the same time, the cabins maintain Camp’s classic and rustic exposed-beam aesthetic, with interiors built out of our own pine trees salvaged from drought-killed trees. Each of these two-story buildings has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a common space, featuring commanding views through the forest and across the Tuolumne River.
During the summer, the units will be used to house our seasonal staff and visiting guests. During Family Camp Season in the spring and fall, intergenerational families and families with very young children or other special needs will stay here. Guests will enjoy their comfort and ease of access, located so close to the center of Camp. In the winter, these cabins will enable expanded teen winter retreats and other gatherings. Ultimately, these beautiful new buildings will help more people to experience Tawonga throughout the year. We hope you will get the chance to check them out soon!