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Yosemite High Sierra Camps

Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park, CA
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Westport, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Despite reading so many positive reviews my high expectations were exceeded throughout this trip. You can't really judge the welcome you receive at each of the camps and how welcome a small, shared canvas tent will be until you have hiked several miles to get there. Hearty food, interesting company and hot showers at most of the locations also add... More

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Santa Cruz, CA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
13 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

You've read the other reviews, so I won't go into much detail on the basics. The food is great and plentiful. The tents are dry and the beds/ cots are pretty comfortable. Remember to bring along a VERY lightweight bag, or what I have, a sleeping bag insert / liner. The folks who tend the camps have always been really... More

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Chino Hills, California, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I recently did the 5-day ranger-guided hike to 3 of the high sierra camps: Sunrise, Merced Lake, and Vogelsang. The trails are quite a challenge, especially the first day (since I had not yet acclimated to the altitude). But they take you to such beautiful places, it is very much worth the effort. Ranger James has an amazing knowledge about... More

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Hawthorne, Nevada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Went to the Sunrise High Sierra Camp (having been twice previously to Glen Aulin). Dinner was a salad, Raviolis in canned tomatoes and garlic, and german Chocalate cake. The salad was nothing special, the raviolis were bland - just like the tomatoes, and the german chocolate cake was hard to recognize as cake - it was more like pudding. The... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The High Sierra Camps are a rustic but comfortable way to have a life-enhancing experience in the Yosemite Wilderness. Read what you can about the trekking and recognize that it can be exhausting, painful and dirty. If you can appreciate clean water from a spigot, a warm cot to rest your aching muscles, good and plentiful food to refuel your... More

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Lake Forest, Ca.
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We just returned from our first experience with the High Sierra Camps. We'd return in a heartbeat. We actually won our spots in the lottery, but we heard that is a difficult thing to do. We stayed in Curry Village the first night, then took a bus to Tuolumne Meadows to start. Night one we stayed at the Vogelsang camp.... More

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Simi Valley, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We just finished the Vogalsang, Merced Lake and Sunrise portion of the High Sierra Camp Loop in Yosemite with our 10 year old daughter and it was fabulous. When I was in my 20's I used to back-pack but thought I had to give it up due to back problems with herniated disks, but this option allowed me to once... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

These camps are the best experience you can have in the High Sierra's. Each of the 5 camps are a 1-day hike apart and each have different views and amenities. Common among them is the traditional canvas tent cabin which will will likely share with others. There is also a rustic kitchen which serves fabulous dinners and breakfasts. There are... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

The Yosemite High Sierra Camps offer lodging, food, bathrooms, and showers in camps located a day's hike apart. These camps offer the chance to hike one of the most spectacular places in the world without having to schlep tents, sleeping bags, cooking gear and meals. The camps have tents with comfortable beds with linens, blankets, and pillow, fireplaces, and shelves... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

I know this is in the wilderness but it should be clean. I cannot blame the workers but I think the stress on not using water makes it almost impossible to keep the camps clean. There have been problems with the spread of GI problems due to poor sanitation. Who knows why no one was warned about the hantavirus! I... More

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Also Known As:
Yosemite High Sierra Camps Hotel Yosemite National Park
Yosemite High Sierra Camps Hotel
Address: Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park, CA
Location: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
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Ranked #2 of 24 Specialty lodging in Yosemite National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tuesday August 27, 2013 - With the exception of White Wolf Lodge, all lodging and services are available in Yosemite National Park. Yosemite Valley and Wawona are largely unaffected by the Rim Fire and air quality is good. ... more   less 

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