I stayed in room 4 in the "motel," which is a small building on the property with four rooms and a shared shower. The staff were all very friendly, and helpful with suggestions about nearby hiking opportunities. The room was small but adequate and cozy. The inroom bathroom was very basic -- minimally adequate. No phone or TV, so a great place if you want to "get away from it all," not good for those with short attention spans and a need to stay wired. Decent on-premised restaurant (loved the vegetarian sandwich, even though I am not a vegetarian), and if you ask the night before, they'll make take-out lunch that you can pick up the next morning. Cozy main room in the main lodge, with decent store for necessities and souvenirs. Wonderful location for access to Yosemite/Tuolumne Meadows and the trailhead at Saddlebag Lake (the 5-mile 20 lakes loop is one of the most stunning hikes I've ever enjoyed, and a fantastic conditioning hike for those looking for a relatively easy hike to acclimatize to 10,000 feet of elevation). While the rooms are barebones, I was entirely comfortablean totally loved my stay, and look forward to going back in the future for more exploration of the area.
- Also Known As:
- Tioga Pass Hotel Lee Vining