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Tioga Road, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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#2 of 25 Speciality lodging in Yosemite National Park
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The Cabins of Tuolumne Meadows are located 60 miles from Yosemite Valley at over 8,700 feet above sea level. Here, you'll find 69 canvas-tent cabins that are available from mid-June to mid-September, conditions permitting. Situated next to a picturesque meadow, it's the perfect place to settle in after hiking in Yosemite-or before embarking on an extended backpacking trip. You'll find the Cabins of Tuolumne Meadows on Tioga Road, near the Park's eastern entrance on Highway 120 East.
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SketchMemories wrote a review Dec 2019
Menlo Park, California43 contributions15 helpful votes
I felt very lucky to score three nights here, since everything is normally fully booked a year in advance. But that said, these tent cabins are less than ideal. It was absolutely freezing outside in the middle of the night (literally around 32), and while there are wood stoves in each cabin that do help keep the cabins warm (and they do provide the wood for you), they create a ton of wood smoke in the area. I found it actually hard to breathe at night. And warm is a relative thing – I still slept in my long underwear, socks, gloves, and a warm cap, and chose to sleep in my warm sleeping bag rather than in the bedding that they provide. Also, depending on the location of your tent, it could be a bit of a hike to get up to the shared bathroom building, and this can feel excruciating in the middle of the night. There was a long wait for seating in the dining room, but there honestly isn’t much of anything else to do there in the evening when the sun goes down (although they did build a campfire, which was cheerful, but unfortunately also added to the heavy wood smoke in the area). Everybody is seated family style in the dining room, and it was fun to meet friendly other people and compare notes on good trails and other places to visit. Would I return again? Probably yes, but I’m also seriously considering the alternative of staying just outside of the park on the eastern end of Tioga, and just driving down to that area for day trips (thus enjoying warmer sleep, a convenient bathroom, and easier breathing at night). But it’s honestly wonderful to get away from TV and internet for a while. Even electricity—the only place to charge your cell phones is in a shared charging area near the reception desk. Just be sure you bring a lot of warm layers with you if you stay here!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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PS62 wrote a review Sep 2019
Salford146 contributions107 helpful votes
Stayed as a couple for two nights in Sep 2019. While it was hot in the day time, it was (literally) freezing at night. However, good bedding and a plentiful supply of wood for the stove in the tent made this a great experience. The tent was clean but did not have any electricity - a solar / wind-up lamp was provided and there was a device charging station in reception. The staff were friendly and helpful and the communal facilities were perfectly acceptable and clean. Evening meals were tables of up to 8 people, and while the service could be a little slow, it allowed us to get to know our fellow diners. The 30 minute walk from camp to the 'twin bridges' was the highlight of my two weeks in California - absolutely stunningly beautiful. Compared to Curry Village, this place is heaven. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Vmsman wrote a review Sep 2019
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Great place to visit and stay. The tent cabins are comfortable and have a good wood burning stove to keep you warm during those cold summer nights. The river running along the campground is a big plus and provides soothing sound during the night while you sleep. Love the group style restaurant too and have met very interesting folks from all over the world while having breakfast and dinner. It's a bit overpriced, but it's worth the experience. Would HIGHLY recommend staying here in the early summer or as soon as it opens. Lots of good hiking trails close by too including the Glen Aulin Trail and Lembert Dome, or just bring a chair and relax in the cool breeze in the Meadow and watch deer or an occassional coyote. Can't beat TM!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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BeaNPCA wrote a review Aug 2019
SJ67 contributions41 helpful votes
Location is great! Sit outside the tent at night. We stayed one night to acclimate at higher altitude for Mt. Dana hike. It’s a tent cabin with 4 single cots and a wood stove ( in case it gets cold). Wood was provided. There is a lantern for light. Beddings and towels are provided. No electricity in the tent cabin. You can charge your phone at the check-in office. Shared showers and toilet facilities ( about 4 each), lines are not too long. It’s cleaner than Curry Village. Better than camping, but pricey. Needs reservation for dinner. Breakfast 7-9am. We thought we could get breakfast early at 7:30 am. It was super slow waiting both for a table (have to share with other people). Then wait again to order. Wait again to get breakfast. It’s actually very inefficient. Our hike started way later than we planned. I would stay again BUT definitely bringing our own food. So if you are planning an early hike, skip the dining room. No cooking allowed. I saw people waiting and hungry at dinner time too. Glad we decided not to have dinner there.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sugismama wrote a review Jul 2019
Fairbanks203 contributions80 helpful votes
This place would be fine if the corporation running it wasn’t price gouging guests. You sleep on rickety cots, on variably comfortable mattresses and thin blankets. They provide firewood if you want heat. Central common bathroom is busy at times with long lines at peak use morning and evening. It feels like scout camp! I’m good with all that if the price weren’t sky high! Amazing that so many rich people find it romantic “roughing it” when really Aramark is just a cheapskate company, milking the operation for all they can get away with. Why not fix it up a bit? Better beds to start, nicer bed covers, and some Adirondack chairs outside instead of rickety lawn chairs they found at yard sales. How about even some continental breakfast free for those who don’t need a sit down meal? Just a tray of muffins. Give guests a bit more luxury for those high prices. Pros - location is ideal for hiking and visiting Tuolumne area. Fun to dine with other guests at shared tables. At least some Americans can still make conversation with people they don’t know! Dinner and breakfast were excellent. Sign up for both early!! Staff were kind and helpful although checkin was crazy slow. Maybe they were still learning early season. Not sure I’ stay here again- depends on itinerary. With a bit of effort it could be a destination.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tuolumne Meadows Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Tuolumne Meadows Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Tioga Road (7.6 km), Tuolumne Meadows (3.6 km), and Pothole Dome (5.2 km).
What food & drink options are available at Tuolumne Meadows Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Tuolumne Meadows Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.