Yosemite Village, CA

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Cook\'s Meadow

The dramatic waterfalls and granite walls of Yosemite National Park are all accessible via enjoyable hikes from this tourist village.

Yosemite Village is a small tourist-friendly destination set in the heart of the spectacular scenery of Yosemite Valley. It’s a gateway to some of the most recognizable landmarks in Yosemite National Park. Visit Yosemite Village to learn about the region’s history via art and museum exhibits. Plan excursions with park rangers and pick up supplies for overnight stays at the park’s camping grounds.

Glimpse into the lives of the Ahwahneechee people, Yosemite’s earliest residents, and walk through a replica indigenous settlement at Yosemite Museum. Learn about the flora, fauna and geological history of the valley at the Yosemite Visitor Center. Pick up trail maps and get advice from park rangers here, too. Browse art exhibitions, with a focus on the work of landscape photographer Ansel Adams, at the Ansel Adams Gallery.

The natural delights of Yosemite National Park are just a short walk from the village center. Stroll along the banks of the meandering Merced River to beaches and picnic sites. Among these are Sentinel Beach Picnic Area and Swinging Bridge Picnic Area. Gaze up at the soaring El Capitan rock while picnicking at El Capitan Meadow. Rent a raft, cruise along the river and paddle in the cool water.

Set out on foot along marked trails to discover the many waterfalls that flow from the clifftops. The 2,425-feet (739-meter) high Yosemite Falls is North America’s tallest waterfall. Horsetail Fall, Sentinel Falls and Staircase Falls are all worth hiking to. See imposing granite cliffs reflect perfectly in Mirror Lake and enjoy an impressive panoramic view of the valley at Tunnel View lookout.

For more adventure, hike to the summit of Half Dome, North Dome and Sentinel Dome for an on-top-of-the-world feeling. Glacier Point commands an awe-inspiring view of both Half Dome and Yosemite Falls.

Yosemite Village is about a 4-hour drive from San Francisco and over a 5-hour drive from Los Angeles. The free Yosemite Shuttle connects the village with major sites in Yosemite Valley. Stay overnight at hotels and lodges or camping grounds, for a memorable night sleeping beneath a starlit sky.

Curry Village
Curry Village
2.5 out of 5
9010 Curry Village Dr., Yosemite National Park, CA
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The price is $90 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 15
Situated in a national park, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Merced River and Yosemite Mountaineering School. Ahwahnee Meadow and Yosemite Valley Chapel ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (31 reviews)
"Central location and walking is nice."

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2021

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Yosemite Valley Lodge
Yosemite Valley Lodge
3 out of 5
9006 Yosemite Lodge Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA
Situated in a national park, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Yosemite Falls, Cook's Meadow, and Merced River. Yosemite Falls Trailhead and Swinging ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (198 reviews)
"Amazing views and close to trails. Absolutely a great time"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

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The Ahwahnee
The Ahwahnee
4 out of 5
9005 Ahwahnee Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA
Located near the slopes, this Yosemite National Park hotel is in the mountains, within a 10-minute walk of Ahwahnee Meadow and Merced River, and close to winter ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (200 reviews)
"No housekeeping and food was very good but no table service (Covid rules) but rules were dated."

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

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The Ahwahnee
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Indian Flat RV Park - Tent Cabins & Cottages
Indian Flat RV Park - Tent Cabins & Cottages
1 out of 5
9988 Highway 140, El Portal, CA
The price is $89 per night from Nov 11 to Nov 11
Situated near the airport, this campground is 9.9 mi (16 km) from Yosemite Valley and within 25 mi (40 km) of Yosemite Falls and Vernal Falls. El Capitan is ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,148 reviews)
"Enjoyed my stay, simple to use amenities and the showers have warm and cold running water."

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2021

Indian Flat RV Park - Tent Cabins & Cottages
Housekeeping Camp
Housekeeping Camp
1.5 out of 5
9004 Southside Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA
Situated in a national park, this campground is within a 10-minute walk of Merced River and Ahwahnee Meadow. Yosemite Mountaineering School and Yosemite Valley ...
3.5/5 Good! (105 reviews)
A really fun place to stay in Yosemite
"I was dubious about this place when I booked it as I don't like camping and I do like my creature comforts, but actually I really loved it and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for somewhere to stay in Yosemite. Firstly, it's a really affordable option in Yosemite where the hotels and ..."

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2016

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The Log Home in Yose · The Log Home in Yosemite National Park
The Log Home in Yose · The Log Home in Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park, CA
The price is $248 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
Located in Yosemite West, this cabin is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Yosemite National Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Sierra National Forest and Badger Pass Ski Area. ...
2.2/5 (9 reviews)
Great week in Yosemite
"Great place to stay. A great deal on a log cabin with four bedrooms and two bathrooms inside Yosemite. Cabin was clean and well stocked. Had fans for each bedroom as it can get hot in Yosemite in August. Front porch is a good place to hang out after a long day of hiking. Wifi and Cell phone service ..."

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2021

The Log Home in Yose · The Log Home in Yosemite National Park
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