One of the region's largest hotels, Tenaya Lodge is ideal for people who enjoy wilderness treks by day but prefer creature comforts at night. The buildings and giant parking lot blend in fairly well with their woodsy surroundings. The lobby lounge is striking, with high windows and sturdy beams. A $5.5 million remodeling, scheduled for completion in 2016, bestowed a fresh, contemporary feel. Wood floors and rugs brighten the hallways, and the ample rooms, done in earth tones, include upgraded baths with granite countertops and brushed-bronze fixtures. Deluxe rooms have refrigerators and other extras, and the suites have balconies. Embers, the resort's signature restaurant, serves seasonal locavore dinners and flaming desserts at candlelit tables surrounding a double-sided fireplace. The other restaurants offer everything from continental cuisine to burgers, pizzas, and pastas.