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orit m from: Rehovot, Israel
Published Date: Nov, 26, 2022 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2022 Rating: 3
An interesting experience
No argue about the location in the center of the park. I stayed in one of the heated tents, quite an interesting experience. It had air-conditioning, safe, towels. It was very clean. The disadvantages: It was difficult to find the offices ( I was confused with the campsites, and hardly visible signs. And it was VERY difficult to find the right tent, there are hundreds, they are numbered of course but no so logically placed... So dark in the evening, it took a VERY long time to find....
- Value: 2
- Location: 4
- Service: 3
Published Date: Nov, 15, 2022 Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2022 Rating: 4
Fantastic place in Yosemite
My wife and I stayed here for three nights in mid November, and it was fantastic. We got a heated tent, and the heater does a really good job of heating the space. We never got back and had to worry about getting warm after the cold hikes. The beds are what you'd expect in a tent, nothing amazing. They're in the middle of changing out the room safes so that wasn't available, but was not an issue in our case. The restroom facilities are all heated and have hot water for showers as well. Truly a great amenity for any camp. The bear safe food containers are spacious enough for any needs. The only things that could be better would be a clean sweep of the corners and overhead timbers in the tent. Those were dusty, but it didn't really detract from the experience. We would definitely stay here again.
- Value: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
Elliot G from: Lancaster, United Kingdom
Published Date: Oct, 28, 2022 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2022 Rating: 5
What an adventure!
We stayed in a fixed unheated tent in October. Cold at night but as long as your wear long sleeved pyjamas, a hat and socks you'll be fine. The tents are perfect and cute. Mainly the location is unbeatable. Waking up to see the huge cliffs outside is something I'll never forget. Having a cafe, bar and pizza place within 5 minutes walk was also amazing. I hope to return one day!
- Value: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Oct, 18, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 1
Where to start…
I will start with standing in line for Pete’s coffee and waiting for the barista to have a five minute conversation with each of her friends that is in line in front of me. Clearly students, or whatever, and they all know each other. It took forever to get a simple coffee. Coffee is essential.
Secondly, I drove to An attraction and parked on the edge of the parking lot, as I was driving a 23 foot camper van. Lo and behold a long green, Yosemite, tour bus with no top, parks in the middle of the entire lot, so that no one can back out of the spots and I am also not able to turn around. The fat, rotund, man who is driving exited the vehicle and stood in the middle of the parking lot with his arms cross while all the foreign tourists hopped off, quite proud of himself… He looked at me as though it was my problem to figure out. He proceeded to comment under his breath about my driving skills… Then, none other than a Green Beret ranger come over and start looking at me trying to origami my way out of the parking lot while standing next to her rotund friend. It was surely a laugh for them; they were insanely rude.
Thirdly, I literally had to nose dive my kids and myself out of the way for the maintenance man in a white truck, speeding in and out of Curry Village. I promptly threw an apple at his windshield after the third time of having to literally run across the driveway for fear one of us will get hit.
The people running this camp are idiots.
620garethd from: Belfast, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Oct, 16, 2022 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2022 Rating: 4
Great facilities in fab location.
Initially we had booked an unheated tent but having endured a freezing night in Sequoia National Park we asked at check in if a heated tent was available. It was and this was for an extra $26 a night. It was well worth it. Having stayed at the end of September I can tell you you would need a heated tent at that altitude. Anyway the heated tent was glorious. Actually very warm considering it’s a canvas tent and stayed consistently warm all night long. Dream!!
The tent had double and single beds with thin duvet covers. Extra blankets were available and if they were not left in the tent a charge of $45 was deducted. I mean who is stealing plain polyester blankets which half the country has slept in?? 🤯
Anyway each tent has the bear proof locker outside. Bring your own padlock. A small storage unit inside and a safe (which wasn’t working) a light and with the heated tents there were electrical sockets. Towels were provided too which you could literally see through but “towels are provided”. Staff were friendly and efficient and the tent was near the toilet and shower block which were clean and tidy with plenty of warm water.
The tents were near to curry village where there was a pizza dock and a bar. There was a long queue for the pizza but it was pretty good food actually and not rip off prices. Wifi in the lodge building didn’t work but if you stood on the veranda of the reception you got wifi there.
Overall it was a pretty good stay in yosemite valley and I would recommend it no bother.