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Where to Stay in Yosemite

Are you thinking about what is the best place to stay in Yosemite if you visit. You can find the answer here about Where to Stay In Yosemite. This is a detail and complete list that answer this question.

Off course, this is the most important part when planning your trip to Yosemite.

Yosemite entrances:

Yosemite has different entrances:

Hetch Hetchy Entrance Highway 120

Arch Rock Entrance Highway 140

Big Oak Flat Entrance

South Entrance from Highway 41

Tioga Pass Entrance in Highway 120

Where to Stay in Yosemite if you want to stay in Yosemite National Park

I will share this from the most budget friendly to the more expensive ones.


Upper Pines Campground

This is the biggest of Yosemite Valley Campsites. It is open year-round, and is known for its incredible views of El Capitan and Half Dome.

Reservations are required and typically are reserved at least five months in advance. Picnic tables, fire rings & food-storage lockers are available.

North Pines Campground

This campground is open from April to October with paved roads, flush toilets, food lockers and drinking water. Each campsite contains a picnic table and fire ring.

Camp 4

This camp is located on Tioga Pass Rd inside the park. It is a campsite with 36 shared walk-in sites for tents only (sleeping in vehicles is not allowed). A parking permit is required from spring through fall. You will receive a free parking permit upon registering. Campsites are available only by daily lottery for late May through early September, one day in advance, via For more information click here.

Tamarack Flat Campground:

Tamarack Flat Campground is located in Yosemite National Park about 20 miles from the Valley, at an elevation of 6,300 feet. There are 52 campsites and all are reserved under a first-come first-served basis. There is a 3 mile unpaved road leading from the main road downhill to the campground.


Housekeeping Camp

Located in the Yosemite Valley near Curry Village with easy access to shuttles. Housekeeping Camp is one of the more inexpensive lodging options for visitors to Yosemite National Park who want to stay in the Valley.

Perfect for those who like camping, but don’t want to set up a tent. I love that is close to the Merced River and amazing views of El Capitan.

It has parking, laundry, and store. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed. The camp is open from April through October and is one of the most popular places to stay in the valley. It is not open year round, and you need to make reservations 6 month in advance for stays on the weekends. Reservations typically fill up on the first day they become available.

Housekeeping Camp has 266 units and It has been running at 50% of capacity. Six people can fit in every unit and hey have a bunk bed or double bed, table, chairs, mirror, electrical lights and outlets. You just need to bring your sleeping sleeping bags and pillows or rent them there.

It cost around about $100 to $150 per night. Yosemite View Lodge is $207 per night and up, and the Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is $436 per night and up.

Curry Village

In camp Curry you find cabins, tent cabins and standard rooms, which are simple but heated.

Also, there is a seasonal pool and bear-proof food storage lockers.

3 days Family Itinerary with kids

Yosemite Valley Lodge

This rustic glass-and-wood-fronted lodge offering views of Yosemite Falls is a mile from the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center and 4 miles from the El Capitan rock formation. Book this place in advance. Like, a year in advance!

White Wolf Lodge

This is collection of rustic cabins surrounded by pine trees along Tiago Road close to the Toulumme River.  It is an ideal starting place for hikes to Lukens and Harden Lakes. It has 24 canvas-tent cabins and four traditional wood cabins with private baths. 

White Wolf Lodge is a great place if you like no-frills wood and canvas-covered cabins in Yosemite National Park. It also happens to have a casual restaurant.

Toulumme Meadow Lodge

This is a seasonal, bare-bones lodge offering canvas cabins, shared bathrooms & a free local shuttle. The Tuolumne Meadows Lodge is located 60 miles from Yosemite Valley at over 8,700 feet above sea level. Here, you’ll find 69 canvas-tent cabins that are available from mid-June to mid-September, conditions permitting. 

It is situated next to the Tuolumne River and near Tuolumne Meadows. It’s the perfect place to settle in after hiking in Yosemite—or before embarking on an extended backpacking trip

The  Ahwahnee Hotel

This is a luxury hotel inside Yosemite with an amazing view of El Capitan and close to all amenities. Yes, it’s super comfortable for those who want the luxury experience.  There are 266 rooms, each of which will sleep up to 6 people. All the rooms are the same, with two bunk beds and a double bed.  Each room is concrete with 3 solid walls and a curtain for the fourth “wall”.   You’ll have excellent views of Yosemite Falls and Half Dome. 

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3 days family itinerary

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Accommodation Outside Yosemite National Park

Here is an overview of the lodging and accommodations outside Yosemite, by entrances and distances.

Highway 140 Corridor

NameWater# SitesRV LimitSeasonReservations Accepted?
Indian Flat RV Parkshowers5047 ft.all year(209) 379-2339
Dry Gulch (USFS)no4not allowedall year(877) 444-6777
Dirt Flat (USFS)no5not allowedall year(877) 444-6777
McCabe Flat (BLM)no 11 walk-in 3 vehicle/RV not allowed 18 ft.all year1st come, 1st serve only
Willow Placer (BLM)no9 walk-in 1 Group sitenot allowedall year1st come, 1st serve only
Railroad Flat (BLM)no3 walk-innot allowedall year1st come, 1st serve only
KOAshowers8950 ft.Mar.-Nov.(209) 966-2201 / (800) 562-9391
Mariposa County Fairgroundsshowers200+no limitall year1st come, 1st serve only. Group reservations: (209) 966-2432

For additional information:

Sierra National Forest, Mariposa(209) 966-7081
Mariposa County Visitor Center(866) 425-3366
Bureau of Land Management, Briceburg(209) 379-9414

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Highway 120 West (from Yosemite) Corridor

NameWater# SitesRV LimitSeasonReservations Accepted?
Dimond 0 (USFS)tap3548 ft.May-Sept.(877) 444-6777
Yosemite Lakesshowers30 45tents limit only   all year for RVs(800) 533-1001 / (209) 962-0121
Sweetwater (USFS)tap1222 ft.May-Sept.1st come, 1st serve only
Lost Claim (USFS)hand pump1015 ft.May-Sept.877) 444-6777
The Pines (USFS)tap1122 ft.All year1st come, 1st serve only
Yosemite Pinesshowers18145 ft.all year(877) 962-7690 / (209) 962-7690
Moccasin Pt.showers78 and 18 w/ hookups tents only 120 ft. onlyall year(209) 852-2396
Lake Tullochshowers130no limitall year(800) 894-2267

For additional information:

Stanislaus National Forest, Groveland(209) 962-7825
Tuolumne County Visitor Bureau, Sonora(800) 446-1333
Coulterville Visitor Center(866) 425-3366

Highway 41 Corridor

NameWater# SitesRV LimitSeasonReservations Accepted?
Summerdale (USFS)tap2924 ft.June-Nov.(877) 444-6777
Big Sandy (USFS)no1820 ft.May-Sept.1st come, 1st serve only
Nelder Grove (USFS)no720 ft.May-Oct.1st come, 1st serve only
High-Sierra RVtap4045 ftall year(559) 683-7662
Bass Lake Area (USFS)tap24040 ft.all year(877) 444-6777

For additional information

Yo s e m i t e Sierra Visitors Bureau, Oakhurst(559) 683-4636
Sierra National Forest, North Fork(559) 877-2218
Sierra National Forest, Oakhurst(559) 658-7588
Bass Lake Campgrounds(559) 642-3212

Highway 120 East (from Yosemite) Corridor

Tioga Pass Area
NameWater# SitesRV LimitSeasonReservations Accepted?
Tioga Lake (USFS)tap1330 ft.June-Oct.1 come, 1″ serve only
Junction (USFS)no1330 ft.June-Oct.1″ come, 1″ serve only
Ellery Lake (USFS)tap2130 ft.June-Oct.1st come, 1st serve only
Sawmill (USFS)no12 walk-innot allowedJune-Oct.1st come, 1″ serve only
Saddlebag Lake (USFS)tap20     1 Group site30 ft. not allowedJune-Oct. June-Oct.1st come, 1st serve only (877) 444-6777
Lee Vining Canyon
Aspen Grove (USFS)tap5640 ft.May-Oct.1″ come, 1″ serve only
Big Bend (USFS)tap1730 ft.May-Oct.1″ come, 18t serve only
Boulder (USFS)no10030 ft.may-Oct.lst come, 1st serve only
Cattle Guard (USFS)no1640 ft.May-Oct.1st come, lst serve only
Lower Lee Vining (USFS)no5440 ft. _May-Oct.1st come, 1′ serve only
Moraine (USFS)no2740 ft.May-Oct.1st come, 1″ serve only
Mono Vistashowers60no limitApr.-Oct.(760) 647-6401

Highway 395 Corridor

NameWater# SitesRV LimitSeasonReservations Accepted?
June Lake (USFS)tap2820 ft.May-Oct.(877) 444-6777
June Lake RV ParkshowersOnly RV’s50 ftMay-Oct.(760) 648-7967
Oh! Ridge (USFS)tap14440 ft.May-Oct.(877) 444-6777
Reversed Creek (USFS)tap1730 ft.May-Oct.1st come, 1st serve only
Silver Lake (USFS)tap6340 ft.May-Oct.(877) 444-6777
Silver Lake Resortshowers7545 ftMay-Oct.(760) 648-7525
Crestview Area
Big Springs (USFS)no2640 ft.1st come, serve only lstMay-Oct.
Deadman (USFS)no3045 ft.June-Oct. 1st come, 1stserve only
Glass Creek (USFS)no5045 ft.May-Oct. 1st come, 1stserve only
Hartley Springs (USFS)no2045 ft.June-Sept. 1st come, 1stserve only
Obsidian Flat Group (USFS)no1 Group site40 ft.June-Sept. (877) 444-6777
Reds Meadow Area
Agnew Meadows (USFS)tap21/3 Horse sites/4 Group sites60 ft./no limitJune-Sept.1st come, 1st serve only/ (877) 444-6777
Minaret Falls (USFS)tap2760 ft.June-Sept.1st come, 1st serve only
Reds Meadow (USFS)tap5255 ft.June-Oct.1st come, 1st serve only
Pumice Flat (USFS)tap17/ 4 Group sites60 ft. 58ftJune-Sept.1st come, 1st serve only/ (877) 444-6777
Upper Soda Springs (USFS)tap2860 ft.June-Sept.lst come, 1st serve only

Along Highway 140 (toward Merced)

El Portal (12-22 mi from Yosemite Valley; 25-40 min)
Cedar Lodge(209) 379-2612 1(866) 875-8456
Yosemite View Lodge(209) 379-2681 1(888) 742-4371
Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn(209) 379-2100
Midpines (36 mi from Yosemite Valley; 1 hr)
Autocamp (888) 405-7553
Bear Creek Cabins (209) 966-5253 1(888) 303-6993
SierraScape Vacation Rentals (209) 966-4945
Yosemite Bug Hostel & Lodge (209) 966-6666 1 (866) 826-7108
Yosemite Country Cottage(209) 742-7562
Mariposa (43 mi from Yosemite Valley; 1 1/4 hr)
Best Western Yosemite Way Station Motel (209) 966-7545
Comfort Inn (209) 966-4344 1 (300) 691-5838
D&E Digs (209) 712-5344
Fifth Street Inn (209) 966-6048
Francisco’s Juniper Crest (209) 966-7352
Inoian Peak Ranch Mountain Top Hideway (209) 966-5259
Little Valley Inn (209) 742-6204 1(800) 889-5444
Mariposa Lodge (800) 966-8819
Miner’s Inn Motel (888) 646-2244
Monarch Inn (209) 966-4288)
Mother Lode Lodge (209) 966-2521 1(800) 398-9770
One Light B&B (209) 742-4597
Poppy Hill B&B (209) 742-6273
Restful Nest B&B Resort (209) 742-7127 1(800) 664-7127
River Rock Inn (209) 966-5793 1(800) 627-8439
Yo s e m i t e Bed and Breakfast (209) 742-4018 1(888) 528-9950
Yo s e m i t e Nights B&B (209) 966-3580
Yo s e m i t e Inn (209) 742-6800 1(866) 470-7130
Yo s e m i t e-Mariposa B&B Association (209) 742-7666
Catheys Valley (53 mi from Yosemite Valley 1 1/2 hr)
Rancho Bernardo B&B (209) 966-4511 1(377) 930-1669

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Along Highway 41 (toward Fresno)

Yo s e m i t e West (16 mi from Yosemite Valley; 35 min)
Suite Sunshine(209) 372-8623 1(888) 372-8989
Yo s e m i t e Four Seasons(209) 372-9000 1(800) 669-9300
Yo s e m i t e ‘ s Scenic Wonders(888) 967-3648
Yo s e m i t e ‘ s Top of the Pines(925) 634-1179
Yo s e m i t e West High Sierra B&B(209) 372-4808
Yo s e m i t e West Reservations(559) 642-2211
Wawona (27 mi from Yosemite Valley; 1 hr)
Martin’s Lovely Vacation Homes (209) 375-6554
The Redwoods in Yosemite (209) 375-6666 1(866) 628-0772
Fish Camp (41 mi from Yosemite Valley; 1/4 hr)
Apple Tree Inn(559) 683-5111 1(888) 683-5111
Big Creek Inn(559) 641-2828
Little Ahwahnee Inn(559) 683-5052
Narrow Gauge Inn(559) 683-7720
Owl’s Nest Lodging(559)683-3484
Sugar Pine at Yosemite(559)642-69751(877)624-7673
Te n a y a Lodge683-6555
Tin Lizzie Inn(559)641-7731
White Chief Mountain Lodge(559)683-5444
Oakhurst (50 mi from Yosemite Valley; 11/ hr)
A Bed of Roses B&B(559) 692-2100 1(888) 264-0733
Evergreen Haus(559) 641-2220
A Haven of Rest B&B(559) 642-2617
Americas Best Value Inn(559) 658-5500 1(800) 658-2888
Chateau Du Sureau (559) 683-6860
Comfort Inn(559) 683-8282 1(877) 424-6423
Days Inn(559) 642-2525
Hounds Tooth Inn(888) 642-6610 1(559) 642-6600
Mountain Trail Lodge(559) 479-5698
Oak Cottage B&B(559) 683-8988 1(866) 683-8988
Oakhurst Lodge(559) 683-4417 1(800) 655-6343
Pine Rose Inn B&B(559) 642-2800
Queen’s Inn(559) 683-4354
Sierra Sky Ranch Resort(559) 683-8040
Sierra View B&B(559) 683-7650
Vulture’s View B&B(559) 683-8470
Yosemite Gateway Inn (Best Western)(888) 256-8042
Yosemite Skyway (888) 759-9293
Yosemite Southgate Hotel (559) 683-3555 1(888) 265-7733
Ahwahnee (58 mi from Yosemite Valley; 1 hr)
Apple Blossom Inn B&B(559)642-20011(888) 687-4281
Homestead Cottages(559)683-04951(800) 483-0495
Natures Inn B&B(559)641-24441(866) 789-0123
Sierra Mountain Lodge B&B(559) 683-7673
Bass Lake (57 mi from Yosemite Valley; 1 1/2 hr)
The Gaines Burrow (559) 642-3067
Forks Resort (559) 642-3737
Pines Resort (559) 642-3121
Coarsegold (57 mi from Yosemite Valley;1 hr)
Black Hawk Lodge(559) 868-3596
Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino(866) 794-6946
)Ravensbrook B&B(559) 683-4792

Along Highway 120 West (toward Manteca)

Foresta (12 mi from Yosemite Valley; 20 min)
Alpenglow Chalet(209) 723-1931
Creekside Retreat(209) 391-1623
Hilltop Cabins(209) 379-2735
Rockypoint Cabin(866) 762-5950
Suite Sunshine(888) 372-8989
Between Park Entrance & Groveland (25-48 mi from Yo s e m i t e Valley; 45 min to 11/2hr)
Big Creek Meadow Ranch (209) 962-1942
Blackberry Inn(209) 962-4663 1(888) 867-5001
Buck Meadows Lodge(209) 962-5821
Evergreen Lodge(209) 379-2606 1(800) 935-634::
Lillaskog Lodge B&B (209) 962-1818 1(408) 264-5713
Red Tail Ranc(209) 962-0863
Sugar Pine Ranch. (209) 962-7823
Yo s e m i t e Ridge Resort(209) 962-6877 1(800) 706-3009
Yo s e m i t e Riverside Inn(209) 962-7408 1(800) 626-7408
Yo s e m i t e Rose B&B(866) 962-6548
Yo s e m i t e Westgate Lodge(209) 962-5281 1(800) 253-9673
Groveland (54 mi from Yosemite Valley; 11/4 hr)
All Seasons Groveland Inn (209) 962-0232
Berkshire Inn B&B (209) 962-6744
Cub Inn B&B (209) 962-0403
Groveland Hotel (209) 962-4000 1(800) 273-3314
Groveland Motel (209) 962-7865 1(888) 849-3529
Hotel Charlotte (209) 962-6455 1(800) 961-7799
Old Priest Station Inn (800) 300-4181 (209) 962-4181 1
Oso Hostel(209) 962-0365
Sunset Inn Yosemite Guest Cabins (209) 962-4360
Yo s e m i t e Way Inn (209) 962-0904
Coulterville (65 mi from Yosemite Valley; 1 Y hr)
Hotel Jeffrey(209) 878-3471
Penon Blanco Lookout B&B(209) 878-3675 1(888) 257-4397
Rose Cottage B&B(209) 878-3478
Yo s e m i t e Gold Country Motel(209) 878-3400 1(800) 247-9884
Yo s e m i t e Springs B&B(209) 878-3835 1(877) 808-9111

Highway 395 Corridor (east of Tioga Pass)

Lee Vining (76 mi from Yosemite Valley; 2 hr)
EI Mono Motel(760) 647-6310
Hess House B&B(760) 647-6416
Lake View Lodge(760) 647-6543
Lee Vining Motel(760) 647-6440
Lundy Lake Resort(626) 309-0415
Murphey’s Motel(760) 647-6316 1(800) 334-6316
Tioga Lodge(760) 647-6423
Tioga Pass
Virginia Creek Settlement(760) 932-7780
Yo s e m i t e Gateway Motel(800)2813929  (760)6476467
June Lake (86 mi from Yosemite Valley; 2 Y hr)
Big Rock Resort(760) 648-7717
Boulder Lodge(760) 648-7533 1(800) 695-8284
Double Eagle Resort(760) 648-7004 1(877) 648-7004
Fern Creek Lodge(760) 648-7722 1(800) 621-9146
The Four Seasons(760) 648-7476
Gull Lake Lodge(760) 648-7516 1(800) 631-9081
The Haven(760) 648-7524 1(800) 648-7524
Heidelberg Inn(888) 743-2687
June Lake Lodge(760) 648-7967
June Lake Motel & Cabins(760) 648-7547 1(800) 481-3637
June Lake Pines Cottages(760) 648-7522 1(800) 481-3637
June Lake Villager Motel(760) 648-7712 1(800) 655-6545
Lake Front Cabins(760) 648-7527
Reverse Creek Lodge(760) 648-7535 1(800) 762-6440)
Silver Lake Resort(760) 648-7525
Whispering Pines(760) 648-7762 1(800) 648-7762)
Mammoth Lakes (90 mi from Yosemite Valley; 2Y hr)
Alpenhof Lodge(760) 934-8558 1(800) 828-0371
Austria Hof Lodge(760) 934-2764 1(866) 662-6668
Best Western Plus High Sierra(760) 924-1234
Cinnamon Bear Inn(800) 845-2873
 Crystal Crag Lodge(760) 934-2436
Davison Street Guest House(858) 509-3005 I (858) 755-8648
Econo Lodge Wildwood Inn(760) 934-6855 1(877) 424-6423
Edelweiss Lodge(760) 934-2445 1(877) 233-3593
Holiday Haus(760) 934-2414 1(800) 934-5003
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites(760) 924-1234
Innsbruck Lodge(760) 934-3035
Juniper Springs Resort(866) 686-8423
The M Inn at Mammoth(760) 934-2710
Mammoth Creek Inn(760) 934-8634 1(866) 437-4500
Mammoth Mountain Chalets(760) 934-8518 1(800) 327-3681
Mammoth Mountain Lodging(800) 626-6684
Mammoth Ski & Racquet Club(760) 934-7368 1(888) 762-6668
Motel 6(760) 934-6660 1(800) 466-8356
Pine Cliff Resort(760) 934-2447
Quality Inn(760) 934-5114
Royal Pines Resort(760) 934-2306
Shilo Inn(760) 934-4500 1(800) 222-2244
Sierra Lodge(760) 934-8881 1(800) 356-5711
Sierra Nevada Resort(760) 934-2515
Sierra Nevada Rodeway Inn(760) 934-2515 1(877) 424-6423
Swiss Chalet Inn(760) 914-3452
Travelodge(760) 934-8892
The Westin Monache Resort(760) 924-1574 1(866) 716-8132
White Horse Inn(760) 924-3656

Additional Lodging Information Outside Yosemite

For more information about additional or specific lodging accommodations, please contact the following community information centers.

Along Highway 140
Mariposa County Visitor Center(866) 425-3366
California Welcome Center in Merced(800) 446-5353
Along Highway 41
Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau(559) 683-4636
Oakhurst Chamber of Commerce(559) 683-7766
Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce(559) 642-3676
North Fork Chamber of Commerce(559) 877-2410
Along Highway 120 West
Yosemite Chamber of Commerce(800) 449-9120
Coulterville Visitor Center(866) 425-3366
Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau(800) 446-1333
Along Highway 120 East
Lee Vining Chamber of Commerce(760) 647-6629
 Lake Chamber of Commerce(760) 648-7584
Mammoth Lakes Visitor Bureau(888) 466-2666

Evergreen Lodge a great experience:

In our last trip to Yosemite we stayed just outside Yosemite at the Evergreen Lodge.

This is a little out of the way, but when you get there, you know you are in the right place. We absolutely loved our stay there. This place is located by the Big Oak Flat entrance. It is a place that combines nature with comfort.

The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the property and the region.

As soon as we arrived there we enjoyed the pool, and I wish we had stayed longer to enjoy the spa.

Yes, they even had a massage cabana!

If we could have stayed longer, we could have used a session there, especially after our long hike.

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The service at the restaurant was a little bit slow, apparently from staffing shortages. However, we love the food! and we needed to make reservations for dinner every night.

The restaurants in Yosemite Valley were super full and the food typically is not the great. We were happy to go back to the Evergreen Lodge and enjoy this place.

Even though our visit was short, we enjoyed our stay there immensely.

The kids definitely enjoyed the pool, wooden playground and ziplinning. At night we enjoyed making some marshmallows at the bonfire and we were surprise by a little silver fox that loves marshmallows and bits of graham cracker and chocolate, and is a current guest of the resort.

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