Lodging Options at Yosemite National Park
Looking for a place to stay in Yosemite National Park? There are tons of options when it comes to lodging and Yosemite reservations. Read more…
From tent cabins to renting a vacation home to staying in a luxury lodge, you’re bound to be comfortable and at ease during your visit to the park. The Ahwahnee (Formerly Majestic Yosemite Hotel), for example, is a stunning building with granite facade, log-beamed ceilings and rich Native American artwork strewn about the hotel. Built-in 1927 near the base of Half Dome and Glacier Point, The Ahwahnee (Formerly Majestic Yosemite Hotel) is a National Historic Landmark and one of the most distinctive resort hotels in North America.
Other Yosemite lodging includes Cedar Lodge which offers private beach access on the Merced River, Curry Village (formerly Half Dome Village) where visitors have the option of sleeping in a tent cabin, and Yosemite Valley Lodge (Formerly Yosemite Lodge at the Falls), a rustic lodge just a short walk away from the Yosemite Falls. Consider your budget, party size, the kind of view you want and what in Yosemite you’d like to be closest to–you’re sure to find something that offers you everything you want for a price you can feel comfortable with.
- Ahwahnee Hotel -The Ahwahnee Hotel is the standard in luxury for Yosemite National Park lodging. Enjoy fine dining and a handcrafted cocktail under the tall log archways of the Grand Dining Room where views of Half Dome, Glacier Point, and Yosemite Falls will take your breath away. This regal “masterpiece of architecture” with thoughtfully curated rooms, suites, and cottages is one of the most popular hotels in the park.
- Yosemite Valley Lodge -Yosemite Valley Lodge is the closest hotel to majestic Yosemite Falls, these accommodations are an idyllic option for families, skiers, and visitors seeking the comforts of a classic Yosemite lodge. Rooms and suites are spread out across 15 lodges and come with free mountain WiFi, modern amenities, a restaurant & lounge, a pool, and direct shuttle access to Badger Pass Ski Area and many other Yosemite destinations
- Wawona Hotel – Wawona Hotel is a place where you can experience tranquil opulence in a Victorian-era lodge featuring a 9-hole golf course, gourmet cuisine, guided horseback rides, and access to Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Booking reservations at this unique Yosemite Park hotel provide you with thoughtfully furnished rooms with vintage decor, and modern amenities. Winter turns the area into a white wonderland where visitors explore the forests via snowshoes and cross-country trails while downhill skiers can head to the nearby Badger Pass Ski Area.
- Narrow Gauge Inn – Quaint luxury and exotic gardens make this unique hotel near the park’s South entrance a dream and an excellent base for all your Yosemite adventures. Rooms feature charming rustic decor, premium beds & balconies, and are pet-friendly. Enjoy world-famous on-site fine dining, relax by the pool adorned with Lillies, Hollyhocks, and hundreds of colorful perennials or stroll over to Sugar Pine Railroad for a scenic excursion aboard a restored turn of the century steam engine where the long, lonesome whistle recalls memories of an unhurried past.
- Tenaya Lodge & Cottages -Upscale, mountain lodge in the majestic Sierras features fine dining, world-class spa and pools, fitness center, and game room, all just a few miles from Yosemite National Park. Warm, rustic-chic rooms and cottages have new TVs, WiFi, cozy fireplaces, private balconies, and patios. With a 4-diamond AAA rating, Tenaya Lodge is one of the highest-rated accommodations Yosemite has to offer.
- Yosemite View Lodge -A splendid hotel perched above the Merced River just two miles from Yosemite’s West entrance. Rooms are pet-friendly and feature kitchenettes, fireplaces, and a balcony or patio with views of the river rapids and surrounding wilderness. Family-style dining, a market, a pool, and a spa make for the perfect base camp for exploring Yosemite National Park
- Rush Creek Lodge -Rush Creek Lodge is a brand new resort development that blends contemporary design and modern amenities with a rustic, nature-inspired theme.
- Evergreen Lodge -A delightfully fun hideaway set on 22-acres of woodland in the heart of Yosemite National Park via State Route 120. Featuring modernized vintage Yosemite cabins with kitchens, hot tubs, and amenities including a restaurant and tavern, seasonal poolside bar, outdoor stone fireplace, and a 25-person theater.
- Cedar Lodge -El Portal’s Cedar Lodge features spacious, affordable, and fun accommodations, perfect for families and adventurers looking for a place to call home while exploring nearby Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Valley. This popular lodge has a family-style restaurant, market & gift shop, swimming pools, picnic area & gazebos, beach access, famously friendly and knowledgeable staff, and whimsical wood-carved bears.
- Yosemite Westgate Lodge -Yosemite Westgate Lodge is conveniently located just 12 miles from the Highway 120 entrance to Yosemite National Park. Situated in Buck Meadows, the year-round hotel boasts newly remodeled and very spacious rooms for visitors to Yosemite. Rooms either have one king or two queens and are well-appointed with modern amenities. The hotel also features a seasonal outdoor heated pool and spa, wireless internet, guest laundry, and a seasonal adjacent restaurant.
- Curry Village -The historic Curry Village offers clean and cozy accommodations in the shadow of Yosemite Valley’s spectacular Glacier Point and Half Dome. Guests receive clean and comfortable lodging from a selection of heated canvas tents and wood cabins with on-site dining, coffee shops, park shuttle services, game areas, and entertainment after a long day of adventure.
- AutoCamp Yosemite -The Autocamp Yosemite is a new type of outdoor lodging experience just 30 minutes from the west entrance of Yosemite National Park on Highway 140 West. For a secluded destination at the steps of Yosemite, the Autocamp Yosemite features custom and luxurious Airstream accommodations, modern cabins, and Luxury Tents. The year-round facility offers a mid-century, two-story Signature Clubhouse, freshwater pond, heated seasonal pool, community fire pits, private meeting places, and much more.
Yosemite National Park has 13 popular campgrounds, of which up to seven are on a reservation system. From April through September, reservations are essential and even the first-come, first-served campgrounds usually fill by noon (often earlier) from April through September.
Reservations are required all year for Yosemite Valley’s car campgrounds and summer through fall for Hodgdon Meadow, Crane Flat, Wawona, and half of Tuolumne Meadows. Campground reservations are available in blocks of one month at a time, up to five months in advance, on the 15th of each month at 7 am Pacific time. Be aware that nearly all reservations for the months of May through September and for some other weekends are filled the first day they become available, usually within seconds or minutes after 7 am!
CAMPING IN YOSEMITE
For your best chance of getting a reservation, be sure your clock is set accurately and start the first few steps of the reservation process at www.recreation.gov before 7 am Pacific time. You can find more help making reservations and other frequently asked questions.
From late May through early September, space at Camp 4 is available only by daily lottery one day in advance.
|Arrival date||First day|
to make reservations
(7 am PT)
|January 15 through February 14||September 15|
|February 15 through March 14||October 15|
|March 15 through April 14||November 15|
|April 15 through May 14||December 15|
|May 15 through June 14||January 15|
|June 15 through July 14||February 15|
|July 15 through August 14||March 15|
|August 15 through September 14||April 15|
|September 15 through October 14||May 15|
|October 15 through November 14||June 15|
|November 15 through December 14||July 15|
|December 15 through January 14||August 15|
Make a Campground Reservation
- Visit www.recreation.gov (recommended)
(or 877/833-6777 for TDD)
(or 518/885-3639 from outside the US & Canada)
You may only make two reservations per phone call or website visit (you can call again or start over again to make additional reservations).
If you’re unable to get a campground reservation, you may want to try a first-come, first-served campground (not available in 2021) or keep checking for cancellations.
|Accessible Sitesfor people with disabilities||Water||Notes|
|Upper Pines||All year||4000 ft/1200 m||35 ft/24 ft||Yes||$26||238|
|Lower Pines||Apr 19–Oct 25||4000 ft/1200 m||40 ft/35 ft||Yes||$26||60|
|North Pines||Apr 15–Oct 25||4000 ft/1200 m||40 ft/35 ft||Yes||$26||81|
|Camp 4||Late May||4000 ft/1200 m||No RVs/trailers||Late May–early Sep||$6/|
|0||Tap||Pets not allowed|
South of Yosemite Valley
|Wawona||Jun 15–Oct 25||4000 ft/1200 m||35 ft/35 ft||Jun 15–Oct 25||$26||93|
|Bridalveil Creek||Jul 15–Sep 6||7200 ft/2200 m||35 ft/24 ft||Yes||$26||110|
North of Yosemite Valley
|Hodgdon Meadow||Closed in 2021||4900 ft/1500 m||35 ft/30 ft||Yes, but closed in 2021||$26||105|
|Crane Flat||Closed in 2021||6200 ft/1900 m||35 ft/35 ft||Yes, but closed in 2021||$26||166|
|Tamarack Flat||Closed in 2021||6300 ft/1900 m||RVs/trailers not recommended||Closed in 2021||$12||52|
|White Wolf||Closed in 2021||8000 ft/2400 m||27 ft/24 ft||Closed in 2021||$18||74|
|Yosemite Creek||Closed in 2021||7700 ft/2300 m||RVs/trailers not recommended||Closed in 2021||$12||75|
|Porcupine Flat||Closed in 2021||8100 ft/2500 m||RVs/trailers not recommended||Closed in 2021||$12||52|
|Tuolumne Meadows||June 21–Sep 20||8600 ft/2600 m||35 ft/35 ft||Normally 50% (100% in 2021)||$26||304|
(Closing dates refer to the day the campground closes; the night before that is the last night to camp.)
Backcountry campgrounds at Little Yosemite Valley and near the High Sierra camps (Glen Aulin, May Lake, Sunrise, Merced Lake, and Vogelsang) are not part of the campground reservation system. A wilderness permit is required to stay at these campgrounds.