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Our lodges are the most conveniently located of all Yosemite lodging areas for access to the most prominent parts of the Park: Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows, Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, and the Merced and Tuolumne Groves of Giant Sequoias.

Surrounding area highlights include forest, meadows, rivers, swimming holes, fire roads, and scenic vistas. Our Recreation team has the best planning advice and more drive times to Yosemite’s major icons as well as our favorite local spots.

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If you’re looking to swim, see amazing waterfalls, or chill by the river, Yosemite and it’s surrounding area are abundant of water formations. Some of our favorites are right down the road from the lodges!


Whether you’re going 1 mile or 20 miles, there’s hiking trails for all levels with beautiful sights to see. We’ve highlighted some of our Recreations Guides’ favorite hikes in Yosemite.

Rock Climbing

Yosemite is a hub for rock climbers from all over the world. People travel near and far to get their hands on these outstanding rock formations.


No matter the time of year, Yosemite is always picture perfect. Even if you’re new to photography, living and working in Yosemite automatically makes you a cool, outdoorsy Instagrammer.