Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > United States
Reload this Page >

Where to stay - Yosemite, Sequoia, Zion - late July

Notices

Where to stay - Yosemite, Sequoia, Zion - late July

Old Jun 17th, 2017, 05:44 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 357
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Where to stay - Yosemite, Sequoia, Zion - late July

Hi All:

Family of 4 (2 teenage boys) traveling out west and definitely going to visit Yosemite, Sequoia, Zion and maybe Bryce.

We tend not to stay in hotels and dont have gear to camp. If you have any suggestions for cabins, cottages, B and B's etc in any of these locations, would love to get them.

I know we're late and just now getting our dates finalized ... leaving Monterey on July 25th and will need to be in Jackson, WY on August 6th just to give you an idea of the timeframe.

Thanks for any suggestions!

Cheers
Weespxx is offline  
Old Jun 17th, 2017, 06:40 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 9,623
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I was recently doing a search for places to take my family near Yosemite. I noticed there was availability in cabins not too far from the park on Airbnb. You might check there, keeping in mind that "not too far" could mean an hour. But there are worse things than driving for an hour through that beautiful scenery.
MmePerdu is online now  
Old Jun 17th, 2017, 07:34 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 13,099
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
There are hard sided cabins with bath at Half Dome Village in Yosemite Valley but you'll need to keep checking for cancellations to get one. There are private homes in Foresta, Yosemite West and Wawona. These are located within the park gates but still a drive valley. Friends have rented from https://www.scenicwonders.com/
Patty is offline  
Old Jun 17th, 2017, 07:49 AM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 357
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks to you both ... will start researching right away
Weespxx is offline  
Old Jun 17th, 2017, 09:58 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 67,024
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 1 Post
Also check out Yosemite View Lodge in El Portal -- closest hotel to the Valley.
janisj is offline  
Old Jun 17th, 2017, 08:15 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 750
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Try The Blackberry Inn on the Yosemite side of Groveland. its a pleasant 20 minute drive into the valley, the rooms are large and comfortable, they will pack a picnic lunch for you and their hummingbirds are amazing!
lynni is offline  
Old Jun 18th, 2017, 09:41 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 8,049
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I like to stay in the parks if possible. Be sure to check their lodging availability. It may be too late to reserve but it doesn't hurt to call as sometimes they have cancellations.
KTtravel is offline  
Old Jun 18th, 2017, 11:53 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,345
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Be careful with cabin rentals at Zion--there are many that are near the east entrance. But you don't want that--too far. You will better off staying in Springdale. Try Cable Mountain Lodge or Desert Pearl Inn.
StantonHyde is offline  
Old Jun 18th, 2017, 04:24 PM
  #9  
J62
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 10,564
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
There are also canvas sided tents at Half Dome (curry) village.

I see some available for late July at this very minute.

https://reservations.ahlsmsworld.com...Plan-Your-Trip
J62 is online now  
Old Jun 25th, 2017, 04:07 AM
  #10  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 357
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
@StantonHyde - we booked Desert Pearl Inn and it looks gorgeous.

@J62 - I tried but no go on anything now in late July. But great idea and will keep searching.

Thanks for all the suggestions!
Weespxx is offline  
Old Jun 25th, 2017, 08:29 AM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,015
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
With Yosemite, I'd stay in the Valley and spring for a room at the Ahwahnee if you can in the summer. Travel is horrible. However, park is stunning this year.

Use internet for cancellations LOTS (I am capable of doing this 10x a day) and you are likely to get what you want. It's much more time efficient than calling and being on hold--also Yosemite hold speech and music is quite awful.
cmstraf is offline  
Old Jun 25th, 2017, 09:36 AM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 19,047
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I posted on your other query, there is a Camp Curry tent cabin showing on July 26. BTW they are furnished with linens etc, you don't need camping equipment. You do have to walk to a shower block but it's worth it to be in the Valley and not stuck in a car.

There are lots of hotel options in Springdale. Desert Pearl is pretty posh and the rooms are huge. I also like La Quinta Inn & Suites. Unusual for Springdale is that they include breakfast (especially like the fake "McMuffins"). Huge pool. Good cancellation policy. Double Queen beds. Rooms are smaller but still comfortable and well equipped. They are also less expensive, which adds up if you're spending a few nights (which you should).

http://www.laquintazionparkspringdale.com/
mlgb is offline  
Old Jun 25th, 2017, 09:57 AM
  #13  
J62
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 10,564
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Whatever you do, don't stay in Sanger...
J62 is online now  
Old Jun 27th, 2017, 09:45 AM
  #14  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 67,024
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 1 Post
Weespxx: In case you are checking in . . . It is urgent you check your other thread
janisj is offline  
Old Jul 4th, 2017, 03:38 AM
  #15  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 357
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks janisj, migb, J62, Stantonhyde

Have all of our locations set - did splurge on Desert Pearl .

I appreciate all of you taking the time to respond!
Weespxx is offline  
Old Jul 4th, 2017, 06:17 PM
  #16  
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,185
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We've stayed at Desert Pearl twice, loved loved loved our poolside room!!!
travlsolo2 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
asimm
United States
4
May 3rd, 2018 09:11 AM
jpmfforum
United States
5
Dec 8th, 2016 11:30 PM
jfmkem
United States
6
Jul 4th, 2011 07:44 PM
Arcadiakid
United States
13
Apr 26th, 2009 07:52 PM
michele
United States
4
Jan 11th, 2003 05:41 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO