Maps
 
 
 

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THE BUG ON GOOGLE MAPS

 
Public Transportation
 
 
 

SCREAMING EAGLE BUS ADVENTURES: Seasonal Hop on and Hop off, make your own schedule as a backpacker. Inaugural season this summer in July. Been around for years as Moose Network in Canada. Fantastic option! Make a booking now before your flight or after you arrive in California. The Bug is their last stop, they are here three times a week. You can choose to hop off and stay here until the next can comes by making a separate reservation or asking at the Front Desk. SF, Santa Cruz, LA, Vegas, Mammoth & Yosemite. Grand Canyon & San Diego options.

YOSEMITE BUG BUS TOURS: We regret we are no longer running this tour. It surely was a fantastic and adventurous five years. thanks to everyone who joined over the years. CLOSED.

PEAK ADVENTURES/TREK AMERICA: Prebook the Western BLT & other packages to stay with us. Double check first. Highly recommended for prebooking from overseas before your flight.

AMTRAK:
Book your ticket round trip from San Francisco, Sacramento or Los Angeles to Yosemite Valley, any destination in Yosemite Valley is fine. (Yosemite Lodge, Visitor Center). This IS the best public transit option. Generally this trip is a train and bus mixed journey and is wonderfully inexpensive. Ask the driver on the last leg of the journey to drop you at the Bug, be prepared to walk up our 1/8th of a mile driveway from the bus stop, if arriving after dusk, bring a flash light.

Use www.amtrak.com -- it's easy!

Book the earliest trip you can so you can stop at the Bug and drop your luggage and jump back onto a shuttle into Yosemite Valley to get a half day.

Take a shuttle every day inclusive of Park fee for $12. Yosemite Valley is easily self toured. If you take public transit you qualify for discounts on the cafe (10% off) and the spa ($7 entry).

We DO NOT recommend GREYHOUND since it is NOT a seamless or express journey.

Screaming Eagle
Peak Adventures

Amtrak train
 
Automobile Directions
 
 
 

DRIVING TIPS:


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Do not use GPS in the mountains, you may get lost. Make your way to Merced then up Highway 140 to us. Be aware there will be walking up to 500 feet to and from your parking space here up and down our hillsides. Please carpool. Just before you enter the Sierra foothills note that the speed limit is heavily policed well into Yosemite National Park and Highway 140, if you have any issues with these agencies please feel free to Let Us Know. The rockslide that occured in 2006 along Highway 140 now has a small detour between us and the Park. Large coach busses over 45 feet cannot make it through the detour.

From San Francisco: Take the Bay Bridge to 580 East, before Stockton bear right towards Los Angeles on 580 East (not forward onto 205 East), take 132 East to Modesto where you will find 99 South to Merced. Take 140 East towards Yosemite. Nine and a half miles after the town of Mariposa look for the address at Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort sign & turn left. Follow signs up road. 3-3.5 hours.

From Northern California: Make your way to Sacramento and then 99 South going towards Merced. Take 140 East towards Yosemite. Nine and a half miles after the town of Mariposa look for the address at Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort sign & turn left. Follow the signs up road. 3.5 hours from Sacramento.

From Southern California: Make your way to Bakersfield and take 99 North to Merced. Take 140 East to Yosemite. Nine and a half miles after the town of Mariposa look for the address at Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort sign & turn left. Follow the signs up road. 5.5 hours from LA.

From Lake Tahoe in Summer: Take 207 East from South Lake Tahoe to Gardnerville and then 395 South to Lee Vining. Go into Yosemite on 120 West. Follow the signs into Yosemite Valley itself. Take 140 West out of the Yosemite National Park. 20 miles after the town of El Portal at edge of Park, make a right hand turn just before the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort sign. 4.5 hours from South Lake Tahoe

From Lake Tahoe in Winter: (Mid-October thru Mid-May): Take 50 East from Tahoe to Placerville, and then 49 South to Mariposa. Take 140 East to Yosemite. Nine and a half miles after the town of Mariposa look for the address at Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort sign & turn left. Follow the signs up road.

From Las Vegas in Summer: (through Death Valley): take 160 West just south of Vegas to 372 West (Tecopa) to 178 West in California. This goes through Death Valley to 190 West to 136 West to Lone Pine. From there take 395 North to Lee Vining. Go into Yosemite on 120 West. Follow the signs into Yosemite Valley itself. Take 140 West out of the Yosemite National Park. 20 miles after the town of El Portal at edge of Park, make a right hand turn just before the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort sign. 12 hours

From Las Vegas in Winter: (mid-October thru mid-May) or faster way : take 15 West from Vegas to Barstow, 58 West to Bakersfield and 99 North to Merced. Take 140 East towards Yosemite. Look for the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort sign 9.5 miles past Mariposa. Make a left hand turn. 9 hours.

WINTER NOTE: Highway 120 from Lee Vining on the East Sierra closes after the first major snowstorms generally from early November though late May. Use the alternative routes listed below as Winter routes. Hetch Hetchy road and Glacier Point Road past Badger Pass Ski Area, and Mariposa Grove Road all close as well over the course of the winter and reopen in good weather conditions.

Highway 140, 120 and 41 within the Park all close occasionally due to heavy weather (140 is open 95% of the time as it is the all-weather low elevation entrance route). Bring chains every trip by car in winter in case required. There is plenty to do and see in Winter and Yosemite Valley is at its most beautiful.

































From Las Vegas
in the Summer

 

June Lake

 

 
 
  Douglas Shaw, Owner

Just 25 miles from Yosemite Valley!

 
 

Hosteling International Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort
6979 Highway 140
P.O. Box 81 Midpines, CA 95345
Toll Free: 866.826.7108 Telephone: 209.966.6666 Fax:209.966.6667
E-Mail: bughost@yosemitebug.com