We try to go up to Yosemite at least once a year. Usually in the wintertime. We usually have 2 to 3 families that go together. The place for us to stay in Yosemite is Scenic Wonders. Staying in a house is different than a hotel, it is much more homely. Just remember to take lots of food (no big grocery stores nearby). The location is great (inside the park). Chateau Royale is one of our favorite houses to stay at. Ask for James or Tiffany (staff), they are great! The kids (and adults) love the area to sled and play football near the condos.