When the mercury drops and the summer crowds dwindle, Yosemite­ becomes a cool-weather wonder­land. There’s no better place to experience its pleasures than at the Evergreen Lodge, a newly renovated hideaway at the western edge of the park. Cozy and accommodating, the lodge offers a range of off-season activities, from guided snowshoe hikes to outdoor s’more-making to nighttime storytelling beneath a full moon. Private cabins cost as little as $79, but the experience is rich. (800) 935-6343. www.evergreenlodge.com