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Hi-we are planning to fly to SFO or Sacramento to be in Tahoe on July 30/31. Thinking we will come out on July 26th (Fri) and spend maybe 3 nights in Yosemite, 1 night near Mono Lake.

I'm just getting started on research but know that we need to book this stuff ASAP, so I thought I'd see if anyone had any initial advice they could help out with...

Given that we are coming from the Bay Area and need to ultimately head north, are there areas of Yosemite we should try to stay in so we aren't super far from Tahoe? We are definitely interested in something like a tent cabin-we'd love to camp but don't want to deal with bringing camping equipment from NC. We'd also stay in a lodge or something but would prefer to keep it under $200/night.

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Naomi

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1. Re: areas of Yosemite

You will have better availability for in-park accomodations if you avoid being there during the weekend.

The park website has all the information you need about the types of accomodation. The tented camps are in Curry Village, Housekeeping Camp, White Wolf, and Tuolumne Meadows. Make sure you understand the type of accomodation you are paying for.

You'll have to keep checking. Some people advocate making a reservation anywhere you can get and then checking for cancellations the closer to your trip it gets.

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2. Re: areas of Yosemite

Hi Naomi

I recommend starting with the lodging article linked to the Top Questions. Look at the maps that are in the article.

Next read the Trip Reports & the Itineraries. Think about what appeals to you and how you'll spend your time. Back to the map & the lodging article for decision time. Which area fits your trip best?

You might end up staying a night in Oakhurst for easy access to Mariposa Grove, and then lucking out with a tent cabin in Curry Village. You might decide on a condo in private property Yosemite West where you can prepare your own meals.

Don't worry about the distance to Tahoe. When you're in Yosemite, focus on Yosemite. Perhaps you can spend a last night at a tent cabin in Tuolumne Meadows or a basic motel in Lee Vining. Then you could enjoy an entire day in the Tuolumne Meadows region and be reasonably close to Tahoe for your driving day.

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www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/index.htm

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4. Re: areas of Yosemite

Ha-just finishing the orientation as I'm reading this!

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5. Re: areas of Yosemite

We were able to get a tent in Curry Village, so that part is done.

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