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Nov 12th, 2013, 05:58 AM
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Anyone stayed in West Yosemite? Sequoia lodging?

Hello planning a trip next summer that would include a couple of days in Yosemite and Sequoia/King's Canyon. Started looking for lodging in the park but things have been booked for several months in both areas. I will keep trying to get into the park but we are a family of 5 so we don't have as many choices in rooms. I communicated yesterday with the owner of a condo in West Yellowstone. They say it is 15 minutes from the valley (just to have a central location). Has anyone stayed in this area? I can find it on google maps and it seems like a good choice, any pros/cons? Also if you have been in the area we are searching in the Kings Canyon and Sequoia as well. The lodges are currently booked. Any other suggestions?
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Nov 12th, 2013, 08:54 AM
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It appears that you are confused between Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks. Indeed, there is a town named West Yellowstone just outside the west entrance to Yellowstone NP. I stayed there many years ago, but it has nothing to do with Yosemite.
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Nov 12th, 2013, 09:02 AM
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I looked further and found a "Yosemite West" area that claims they are a 30 minute drive from the Valley. Is that what you meant?
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Nov 12th, 2013, 09:23 AM
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Yes I did mean West Yosemite. I know it sounds so much like West Yellowstone--I changed it once in my question but missed it the second time. There is so much on the forum about how things are not close. I just wondered if this was an option someone had tried and how far things really were.
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Nov 12th, 2013, 09:58 AM
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It is NOT 'West Yosemite' . . it is Yosemite West. And yes, it is a good area to stay. Yosemite West and El Portal are the ONLY places I'd stay outside of Yosemite Valley. Anyplace else is a very long drive.

So check both Yosemite West and the Yosemite View Lodge (a motel) in El Portal. Either would be a good choice for a family.
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Nov 13th, 2013, 06:24 AM
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It looks like this area is good if I am coming in from SF (or leaving to go to there) or if we are headed to Sequoia next. Does that sound right?
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yes . . .
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