The Park Administration and County Health Office have unfortunately decided to limit the amount of recreation minded guests in the Park.  Starting Feb 8th it appears that the Day Use Permit needed to get in the park has returned to something like last summer’s set up. That is on 1st of the month you need to get your tickets (in addition to having to pay entry fee or having a pass) here:

Last summer there was a release of extra tickets at 8AM 48 hours before your date of arrival. We suspect they will do this though the year for anyone who wants to enjoy Yosemite since we do not know what their public health standards or guidelines are, or how many vehicles can get in a day. Sorry, so be prepared.

Radiating out from the roundabout in front of the lodge we have restored old sugar pine cabins into the family dorm rooms over twenty years ago and have added new stilted hillside cabins with private rooms, family cabins, tent cabins and vacation homes. In different rooms you will discover different old, refinished and new furnishings and decor each time you visit. We are having a great time with these rooms and sure hope you do as well.  Vacation rentals do not have housekeeping services as the rest do and, of course, all accommodations have linens.  Parking can be hundreds of feet from your cabin on this hillside property.  

You will find accessible rooms online with van accessible parking, but with all rooms, on this hillside there are three levels of parking areas that may not be on the same level of the van accessible parking at the spa, reception, restaurant and meeting room. The spa, reception and restaurant are all ramp access.

Private Rooms With Baths in Cabins

$75.00 to $199.00 seasonal
The superior are the best rooms with love and character, these rooms come in a variety of bed types for couples to families. These duplex cabins at 300 sf each all have forest views and decks with tables and chairs. Not so rustic with fine linens, fine bath products, towels, showers, heat, coolers and wi-fi. The rustic reflects in the lack of TV’s or phones and remote parking.  An accessible room with two queens at 360 sf and and roll in shower accessible restroom are near a van accessible with ramp to room.  This is not the accessible same hillside level of the Main Lodge amenities.  The standard private rooms are bit smaller and than the superior private rooms at 190 sf each room, but with high ceilings.  Still very nice these rooms have amenities and decks as well.

Hotel Style Private Room With Bath

Tent Cabins and Campsites With Campground Baths

$20.00 to $95.00 seasonal
Imagine a rough wood frame with a rubberized cotton canvas shell on it and you have a historic Yosemite style tent cabin. They have electricity for lighting and fans, screen doors, linens, decks and log furniture or antiques. The glamping style heated insulated tent cabins have additional interior walls, heaters and decks. The new tiled restroom complex has a sink bank, a laundromat, private showers and toilets. Some tent cabins are closer than others to bathrooms.

Tent Cabins With Campground Baths
Youth Hostel Dormitories

Youth Hostel Dormitories and Private Family Dorms With Baths

$29.00 to $155.00 seasonal
Covid-19 notice: Nearly all our hostel dormitory shared facilities are closed.  Look at the Private Family Dorm accommodations as an alternative.

These old cabins look new inside and out but have been here for about 80 years. New white steel beds, lockers, shower amenities and linens are included. Very nice and very clean, these are usually two rooms sharing a two baths, two showers and a sink bank at 645 sf. Backpackers still set the tone at the Bug and we have a guest kitchen under reservations for those who bring some food of their own. Decks outside with tables and chairs, too.  An accessible room three bunk and two accessible lower beds at 300 sf with a roll in shower accessible restroom are near a van accessible parking with a ramp.  This is not the accessible same hillside level of the Main Lodge amenities.

Look at our Private Family Dorm with Private Baths with ensuite baths or private baths down the hall.  Your rooms will have a couple of two twin bunk beds with a double size bottom bunk as one option always.

Vacation Rentals and Private Family Cabins

$129 to $395  seasonal 

We have the country Barn House Studio near the Bug for that less expensive loft apartment with all you need with a common room and a bedroom with a queen and a bunk and a small bathroom for four.  Our two full houses: the hippie Starlite House near the Bug with 2 bedrooms a large common area, two bathrooms with two queens, a bunk and a daybed in an enclosed porch for six.   The Hummingbird Cabin is also near the Bug with a panoramic view and perfect for a couple. The classic Buckskin Ranch House is a few miles away for friends and family use with three queen bedded bedrooms, two baths, a large deck, and a large commons area for six persons.  Private Family Cabins are duplexes with three doors on the deck.  Two private rooms and one bath.  One room is a queen and a bunk with two twins at 228 sf, and the other side is a full bed at 218 sf.   This accessible cabin has a roll in shower with accessible ramp to a van accessible parking spot.  This is not the accessible same hillside level of the Main Lodge amenities.

Buckskin Vacation House


  • ATM machine for cash or credit cards accepted

  • Parking is free, however on this mountainside property the three parking areas may be up to 300 feet away from your accommodations.

  • Car or van campsites with tables.  No fires allowed.

  • We recycle and compost.  We conserve water and energy.  With your help!

  • We strive for sustainable and regional foods.  Our grains are mostly organic.  We grow vegetables for the cafe every summer.

  • There’s a shop at reception for gifts, hygiene products and travel items.

  • We have a newly renovated guest kitchen with three cook stations and a dining area.

  • The spa offers day passes for the hot tub, rain showers, yoga room and hot rock sauna.  Massage therapy, treatments, specialty baths and personal yoga classes are available.

  • Our cancellation policy is 5 days for all accommodations.  We do not pre-charge on regular reservations.  Much better and flexible than exceptionally high cancellation policies and pre-charging as most Yosemite area hotels have.

  • Heaters and air conditioning in all private accommodations and dorms.   Superior tent cabins have evaporative coolers and heaters.  Standard tent cabins have just a rubberized cotton canvas over the frame, great for summer, has a heavy warm down comforter for our mild winters.

  • All facilities have been renovated, with signature recycled, new furniture, and soft goods.

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner service at the June Bug Cafe with open face sandwiches and desserts between service times.

  • Housekeeping services for all accommodation daily except for vacation rentals houses.

  • Coin laundromat on property.

  • Beer and wine sold onsite or for takeout at the June Bug Cafe.

  • Free 30 to 50 Megabyte upload and download speeds on our new fiber optic hotel wireless points. Verizon Wireless cell service works here.

  • Mail drop & stamps at reception.

  • Trail sack lunches to go with premium sandwich makings wrapped separately, trial mix and fruit for your hikes.

  • Premium shower and hand washing  products in all accommodations shower and sinks.

  • Refrigerators in all superior private rooms with baths.  These rooms do not have coffeemakers, safes or telephones.

  • Accessible rooms, parking and public areas at each mountainside level.

  • Yosemite information and itinerary help at the Front Office.  Look at our news page and Facebook feed for the itinerary and articles as well.

  • Hiking trails, seasonal swimming hole and river nearby.

  • Board games, ping pong, darts, guitars, horseshoes, and foosball on property for old fashioned entertainment.

  • Storage lockers in dorms, bring your own small lock or get one at the shop.

  • Amtrak and Yosemite Area Regional Transit (YARTS) shuttle bus stop at the end of our driveway.  15 % off anything if you arrive in public transit or bicycle.

  • Bag storage at Reception when you need it.

  • Bodie meeting room for indoor meetings, events, weddings, etc.  The Amphtheater, Ridgetop, Summer Cafe Deck and Yoga Room are all good spots for groups activities!