Sierra Nevadas + Yosemite
Hotels in Sierra Nevadas + Yosemite
Rooms at the 1859 hotel in Jamestown, 10 miles south, off Highway 108, have brass beds and antique dressers.
This rustic lodge offers mountain bike rentals for wheeling through the park.
The sleekly minimalist eco-lodge really is made of cedar, all of it sourced in an environmentally friendly way. The 42 rooms are built mostly out of recycled and sustainably harvested wood in an appealing minimalist style, with leather-upholstered platform beds and birch plywood furniture.
The 42-room property is a cozy motel with a log-cabin theme, down duvets, and knotty-pine wood paneling.
Stay at the 42-bed Vogelsang camp (10,300 feet), which does not, alas, have showers. The canvas tent cabins have beds with mattresses, pillows, and blankets; towels and sheets are included. Reservations are available on a lottery basis
Secreted away on the less-touristed western edge of the park, Evergreen Lodge is a 1921 former general store and tavern (and brothel, as legend would have it) that recently built 24 cedar cabins in old-growth forest.
In spring, there may be no better place to book than one of the 319 canvas tents at Curry Village, located right on the valley floor.
This knotty-pine heaven right on the lakefront (complete with a beach and its own marina and restaurant) includes 41 cabins (rented by the week) and 26 cheerfully retro rooms in the circa 1926 lodge.
Challenge older kids (14 and up) with an overnight trek to the quite plush (but dormitory-style) hut, 10 miles along a groomed Nordic trail.
This 1927 historic landmark in Yosemite Valley has a stunning setting, surrounded by forest, waterfalls, and towering cliffs and just minutes from the trailheads to El Capitan and Half Dome.
With views of the snowy Sherwin peaks, the hotel is well-suited to families, especially its duplex “loft” rooms, which have balconies and full kitchens.