As part of our late June/early July road trip, we are fortunate to have one night's accommodation in Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. However, I've just realised that their check in time is not until 5:00pm and this really messes our plans. We'll be arriving at Yosemite from Modesto, so we should be there in the late morning/early afternoon. I'd planned to drive to Glacier Point and then down into the Valley, where we could dump our luggage and spend a few hours exploring by shuttle. However, if we can't get into our lodging until 5:00pm, that means wasted hours hanging around with our luggage! The next morning, we will be off over the Tioga Pass to Death Valley - so a long drive and an early start.
I'm now wondering whether we wouldn't, in fact, we better off with lodging outside of the Park (Groveland perhaps).
Any thoughts? And has anybody stayed at the Lodge and been able to check into their room before 5:00pm? Many thanks.