We stayed in a tent cabin 4 nights, June 16 - 20. We made our reservation in January, but I learned from other guests that reservations become available and it pays to check back on the site after encountering a “no vacancy” reply. I am not a camper, but I love day hiking because I can have a shower, a clean bed after a long day and a barrier from bugs that bite. Staying here offers breathtaking hikes without having to drive to a trailhead. To be sure, I will be returning to explore more trails! A few suggestions when you go: take at least 2 lanterns to your tent, a small rug for your feet to land on when you get up during the night or first thing in the morning because that concrete floor is really cold! I used my yoga mat. I brought my Uggs to wear for the chilly evenings and mornings. It was in the 30's at night and 60-70's during the day. A flashlight or headlamp is a must for getting around during the night. I saw one guest toting a broom, which would be handy to sweep out the stuff that comes in on your boots after a hike. A hanging toiletry kit is handy for taking into the shower stalls since there is not much room to put your necessities. Take extra moisturizer since the air is dry. The showers and toilets were well maintained and clean. We brought a cooler with our breakfast and lunch foods (yogurt, fruit (dried & fresh), granola, cheese & crackers, jerky, nuts, sparkling water and wine & chocolate for the evening). A large cooler with wheels is easy for moving in and out of the "bear box" daily. It also keeps the ice, your food & drink chilled. There are spigots on the property for filling your hydration packs and water bottles for your hikes. The water tastes great! They even provide a place in the office area where guests can charge their phones. The homemade pies and cobblers at dinner were served warm and were delicious! The never-ending salad huge bowl with vinaigrette dressing was fresh. The hamburger and veggie burgers are tasty served on a fresh ciabatta. Remember to make reservations for dinner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cabins of Tuolumne Meadows are 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. Situated next to a picturesque meadow, it's the perfect place to settle in after hiking in Yosemite-or before embarking on an extended backpacking trip. You'll find the Cabins of Tuolumne Meadows on Tioga Road, near the Park's eastern entrance on Highway 120 East. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tuolumne Meadows Hotel Yosemite National Park