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Yosemite for the non-hiking glamper

A couple of years ago on a road trip through California, we stayed a couple of nights at Yosemite at Curry Village in one of their canvas tent cabins.  We are definitely not hikers or the camping type but we had a fabulous time.  It cost around $120 a night so it was pricey but location, location, location.

We did a handful of short walks on fairly flat terrain.  The area of Yosemite village is on the valley floor and is spectacular, surrounded by mountains including the famous Half Dome.  There are buses that run around the main village area to the main shops, visitors centre and to the starts of the different walking tracks.

We stayed in July and it was incredibly hot during the day but at night, it was freezing cold.  At cooler times of year you may want to take a blanket and consider getting one of the heated tents.

The tents are wooden framed canvas tents with shared bathroom facilities.  You may want to take a torch for going to the bathroom at night.  Its a bit of a maze and in the dark its disorienting.  Take earplugs, it was pretty noisy with people socialising outside their tents even though they have rules about “quiet time”.  Canvas does not block noise…

Another thing is that you can’t take food, toiletries or any scented items into your tent due to bears, each tent cabin has a bear locker outside.  Don’t take anything that needs refrigerating, it will melt.

We did see bears in the valley but the photos weren’t any good so haven’t put them here – too much foliage in the way.

In terms of dining, we just went to the dining areas in the village – there were plenty to choose from and prices weren’t unreasonable – about the same as Disneyland for comparison.  There was a place to get burgers, pizza and a buffet type restaurant.  We also used the general store to buy a light breakfast.

I’d go back in a heartbeat, it was fabulous!

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About The Sock Mistress

Slight fixation with socks. At last count, I had enough pairs of socks to last 14 weeks without having repeat a pair. IT geek by profession. Disney nut. 3rd world loan shark (http://Kiva.org ). Finds humour in the inappropriate. Holiday planner extraordinaire. Mum to doglets. Crazy Dachshund lady.

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2 thoughts on “Yosemite for the non-hiking glamper

  1. Wow! Great photos. I was a little stumped why you’d pay 120 for a campsite, but after seeing the pictures I understand!! Nice!

    Posted by Quan | June 13, 2014, 12:46 am
    • Yeah we kinda choked a bit on the price too to start with but it was mid-summer when we went. If you had your own camping gear, I think you can get a tent site. But you can’t beat the location and I think it would be a long way to go for a day trip. Beautiful location!

      Posted by The Sock Mistress | June 13, 2014, 6:31 am

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