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Don Jul 16th, 2002 03:27 PM

RE: Yosemite lodging
Will be in Yosemite for 2 nights in 3rd week of September. Am traveling with just my wife. Where should we stay? The Ahwanee is VERY expensive, but we don't want to stay in a tent/cabin. What is in between? Any personal recommendations for places?

Howard Jul 16th, 2002 03:29 PM

Yosemite Lodge. Call immediately for reservations. You may already be too late.

Paul Rabe Jul 16th, 2002 04:18 PM

For online reservatons at lodging within the Park, go to<BR><BR><BR><BR>For info on lodging outside the Park, go to<BR><BR>

John R. Jul 17th, 2002 06:48 AM

Keep checking the park's lodging website because cancellations will free up rooms in the Lodge. You just need to be ready to snatch them up when they occur.<BR><BR>I was able to upgrade from a Currey Village tent to a Cabin w/bath to a Lodge 'standard' room to a Lodge 'lodge' room in the space of about 36 hours just before my visit earlier this month.

kam Jul 17th, 2002 11:05 AM

If you're willing to go midweek there are still rooms at the Lodge in September. September in a tent could be pretty chilly. Go to for real time reservations--the phones are too difficult to get through. Do this immediately. If unsucessful, keep looking but book meanwhile at the Cedar Lodge or Yosemite View Lodge at El Portal, the closest "gate" into the park. Good luck.

Lenore Jul 17th, 2002 11:20 AM

If you like B&B's try Yosemite Falls Bed & Breakfast. Beautiful B&B located in the park but about a half hour dive from the Valley. I think their rates are about $150 per night. Scrumptious hot breakfast and late afternoon happy hour daily are included. The owners Gary & Mary are the friendliest people we've ever met. We highly recommend it. Visit their website at Enjoy!

rob Jul 17th, 2002 11:36 AM

we were disgusted w/ our accomedations (yosemite west condo's)and went to yosemite lodge with no advance reservations.......of course this was in mid-november.

bear Jul 17th, 2002 11:43 AM

I am planning a trip to Yosemite around the third week in May. How far ahead do I need to make reservations for the Yosemite Lodge? It sounds like the perfect fit. My wife will NOT stay in a tent and I can't afford the Ahwanee either.

kam Jul 17th, 2002 11:51 AM

Bear, Right now would not be too late! Most weekend rooms are already booked. Try for weekday when crowds will be less. We already have our May 2003 res. for the Ahwanhee (Ahwanhee because we're taking out of town guests who wanted the whole experience. BTW, cancellation policies are very lenient--up to 3 days prior will get you a full refund.<BR>

bear Jul 17th, 2002 12:43 PM

Already?? Wow. I hate to make hotel reservations without getting plane tix first. I don't even know exactly what days I'm going to have off yet. They don't give out the schedule until January. I know I can work it so it's a weekday though. I'll just fly into vegas over and stay a few days if I have to. I was hoping May wouldn't be so crowded.

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