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Half Dome Village
Alvin E from: North Bend, Washington
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 23, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Gluten/Dairy Free in Yosemite Valley
I stayed for a week in Half Dome Village and I don't eat Gluten or Dairy. We ate at the cafeteria and the foods are labelled to show allergy information. I had a few questions about the food and the people working there we very helpful. The pizza deck in Half Dome Village has gluten free crust and vegan cheese. The pizzas are very good. The small grill area has gluten free buns and are helpful when asked about leaving off the cheese. We ate at Degnan's deli also and they have gluten free bread and pizza crust. I did not have the pizza, but had sandwiches twice. You order at a kiosk and can choose what to have on your sandwich. So to sum it up, I did not have any problems finding food to eat in Yosemite Valley. I looked for reviews before I went and did not find very many current ones so I am adding this to help out.
- Rooms: 4
- Value: 3
- Service: 4
Kim B from: Newnan, Georgia
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Jun, 19, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Tent cabin was fine
We read everything about this place and were not sure what to expect. Upon arrival and checked in were okay with what we received ( pricey - but we wanted to be here). There is a double and two singles in the tent, a safe like in a hotel room, a chair and a little shelving. Luggage fits nicely under the beds. The over head light is plenty bright. The bear locker is really rather large and since we did not have cooler - we had plenty of room for food as well as toiletries.. We brought our own lock to put on it.( Before I forget the entire village has an open container policy - drink anywhere.)
We had a good location with bathroom and shower access. We never had to wait for a shower - if you do them at a bit "off peak" time.
We were brought new towels each day. Bathrooms were great over the weekend, but their care went downhill after that. They did not appear to be cleaned every day. Always paper towel though and toilet tissue.
I think it also had a power strip so people could charge their phones in there. I saw it at least once, but not positive.
There are a couple of picnic tables spread throughout the area, but not many. You are NOT allowed to eat in the tents at all.
Once we parked we pretty much left the car alone and took shuttles or walked. Traffic is CRAZY - especially on the weekends.
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 19, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Overall a good experience
-Location - in Yosemite Valley with access to many famous areas
-View of Half Dome
-Friendly staff, especially front desk staff
-Walking distance to Mist Trail & up to Nevada Falls
-Tents were simple but had all you needed for basic glamping: Bed (which was actually not bad), door that locks, bear proof box, lightbulb (we got the one with electricity), shelves and hooks, towels, blankets, and pillows
-People generally abide by quiet hours (except screaming children)
-Convenience store and mountain store has everything and more that you may need
-Not enough toilets and showers to accommodate all the people staying at the village
-You might not sleep well if you're next to noisy people. We had a screaming baby cry ALL night that even ear plugs weren't helpful in blocking out the noise.
-We got lucky but parking could be a nightmare if you arrive too late (which would be by like 11 am)
-Children younger than 3-years-old should not be allowed, unless they will for sure sleep through the night.
- Value: 5
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Service: 5
Andy08W from: Manchester, United Kingdom
Published Date: Jun, 18, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Fabulous. Camping in the wilderness....but with all facilities you could wish for.
We stayed for 3 nights. Wish we'd stayed longer. The tent was clean and maintained. You get a bear proof safe for any food or scented items - bring a padlock. The area around the camp is stunning. Many trails to explore of varying difficulty. There also a free shuttle bus around the valley floor. On site, there are several places to get food and there's enough choice. It's not 5 star but, that's not the point. Hopefully you'll do enough exploring and hiking to burn so many calories a couple of beers and stodgy food will be very welcome. I'd love to go back and wouldn't hesitate in staying here again. You need to book well in advance though!
tanusha01 from: California
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 17, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2019 Rating: 2
can't beat the location but the conditions are poor
Yes this is the best location to stay in the Yosemite valley and you cannot beat that.
The village is however in a very poor condition and seem to be completely mismanaged. 50 % of the bathrooms and the showers near our cabin were closed. The rest were in completely miserable conditions. VERY dirty facilities, very old with major wear and tear signs. There was a big sign for the quiet hours after 10 pm, however there was a party next door at the employee dorms with loud music playing way later than that. The food pavilion has very outdated facilities, and food was college dorms style food, very basic and lack any flavor.