I have camped in Yosemite three times over the past 30 years and thoroughly enjoyed my stay in this stunning National Park.
This time I was travelling with two friends and we had booked a tent cabin for two nights; but on arrival in the States we heard about the virus outbreak and for safety my two friends decided not to stay at Curry Village but outside the Park at Oakhurst. I had saved for 5 years for this trip and wasn't going to be put off by a health risk (perceived or real) and my friends dropped me off at Curry Village as then headed out of the park at the end of our first day.
I dropped my stuff off in the cabin and walked up to Mirror Lake (dried up!!!) before heading back for the all you can eat buffet dinner in the canteen at Curry Village. The food wasn't restaurant quality, but adequate camp fayre to fill you up after a busy hot day.
The tent cabins are a form of up market comfy camping without having to sleep on the ground with a bed, chair, linen, towels, & a small safe for your valuables which was well thought out.
$107 a night is a bit steep compared with a motel; but you have to remember you are staying in an amazing valley with star lit nights, towering cliffs, and a wooded valley floor with deer wandering through. The smell of pine and breathing crisp mounbtain air makes $107 great value. I was just disappointed that it wasn't practical to stay the second night but it would have added too much additional mileage for my friends travelling in from Oakhurst.
Yes Curry Village does have the tents close together and the showers may struggle a bit in peak season but the staff keep the facilities clean & regularly serviced; but don't forget this is meant to resemble camping - even if it it at the comfy end of the camping experience spectrum. Go enjoy staying in one of the most beautiful valleies in the world and appreciate the opportunity to sleep under the stars with bears roaming close by.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Half Dome Village is made up of a combination of rooms types. We have Hotel Rooms, Cabins with Private Bathroom, Cabins without Private Bathroom, Heated Tents and Unheated Tents. Our operations are seasonal and include 5 Food and Beverage Outlets in the Peak Season. We are located in the Southeast portion of the Valley. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Curry Village Hotel Yosemite National Park
- Curry Village Yosemite