Stay in the Heart of the Park

Stay in the Heart of the Park

Guide to choosing your accommodation location

Yosemite National Park is a large and vast park, covering over 1100 square miles. There is so much to explore and see. From awe-inspiring waterfalls to giant sequoias to dramatic rock formations, there are endless ways to spend your days in Yosemite. Stay in one of the amazing lodges in the park to make the most out of your vacation and be in the center of it all!

Yosemite National Park Map with lodging inside and outside Yosemite Valley

A - The Ahwahnee


The Ahwahnee shines as Yosemite National Park's distinctive upscale hotel - built in the 1920's with stunning views, exceptional architecture and unsurpassed service. Learn More | Book Now

B - Yosemite Valley Lodge


Stay within steps of Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in the United States. Yosemite Valley Lodge offers numerous dining options, activities and easy access to explores Yosemite Valley's iconic sights and hikes. Learn More | Book Now

C - Housekeeping Camp


Perched alongside the Merced River in the middle of the Valley, Housekeeping Camp is perfect for those who love camping outdoors but don't want the hassle of setting up a tent. Learn More | Book Now

D - Curry Village


The beloved Curry Village, founded in 1899, offers canvas tent cabins, wood cabins, and motel style rooms in the heart of Yosemite Valley. Curry Village is the perfect base camp for all your outdoor adventures in Yosemite. Learn More | Book Now

Be close to the many activities, shopping and dining options available in Yosemite Valley.

Father and son walking through Yosemite Valley in the Fall


Yosemite National Park has more than 800 miles of outstanding hiking trails with unsurpassed views of mountain peaks and dramatic waterfalls. We offer guided day hikes ranging in length from just a few hours to full-day trips (for the most fit and experienced hikers) to the top of Half Dome. Additionally, we offer custom hiking trips for groups of all sizes. For extended backpacking trips, the High Sierra Camps provide tent cabins and food—letting you carry a significantly lighter backpack on your journey.

View Yosemite Hiking


Spend the afternoon rafting in Yosemite—you’ll have tons of fun while cooling off and taking in some amazing views. Your trip will include a 3-mile float down the Merced River in a raft that holds 2-4 people.

The Yosemite rafting season varies from year to year and depends on factors such as the depth of the rivers, the temperature of the water and the seasonal snowmelt. With a good snowpack year, the season can last anywhere from the middle of July to the end of August.

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Family rafting down the Merced River in Yosemite National Park

Mother and daughter stopping during a bike ride to view Yosemite Falls


Biking is one of the easiest, most fun ways to ensure you see all the highlights at Yosemite National Park. Yosemite Valley is flat, which makes for easy riding along our 12 miles of designated paths. All rental bikes are available first-come, first-served – reservations are only available for ADA bicycles (hand-crank bicycles, and tandem bicycles for visually impaired guests). Before you begin your biking trip, be sure to review the trail map and familiarize yourself with our biking rules.

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