When you think of a hotel’s pool renovation, and new loungers, and a new bar area, you might be forgiven for thinking of a property in the desert, maybe Palm Springs, maybe Las Vegas. But when a mountain lodge pool gets a rethinking, it is a bit more of a surprise. After all, we too often associate the forests and hotels found in forests with snow and colder climes. And yet if you’ve been to a higher elevation property in the summertime, you often wish you did have a pool. The temps are warm, it is light late, and you’re probably not going to go find some mountain stream to splash on, just to get your swim on. If a stream isn’t your thing, but lounging by water with a cocktail is, and you love you some Yosemite rather fiercely — and who doesn’t? — check out the new outdoor renovations at the historic Evergreen Lodge in the western part of the national park.

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