Hi there. Hubby and I will be visiting Yosemite for the first time ever, and it will be our first time staying in any National Park. The lodging offerings are a bit confusing to me, as well as the booking system.
Husband is a *little bit* disabled - he can't walk more than 15-30 minutes, so we won't be doing any strenuous hikes, and aren't looking for a campsite. We'll most likely be doing more driving, or taking trams and tours. (We're aware of the access pass, and will look into that, for sure). We don't need fancy accommodations, but I personally need a decent bed, and easy access to coffee in the am :-) See, not picky!
Because of his disability, we'd like to avoid places with limited parking, but I know that's asking a lot. Hopefully given our timing mid-week before Memorial Day, we'll have some options?
I'd like to keep the budget at about $200/night, but would go up to $300. We'd really love to stay at the Lodge right in the valley, but it seems to be fully booked. Curry Village is a little too "campy" and full of children (we love children, but we'll have just left visiting our grands and....) But we'd love to stay somewhere with a Yosemite view from our windows or deck. Also preferable would be someplace with a restaurant, at least for breakfast. And someplace that doesn't require long drives and waits just to get into the park.
I know, lots to ask on such short notice.
It does look like I have at least several options for those dates. Evergreen Lodge, a cabin in Foresta.... we're also open to staying outside the park so long as it's not too far outside. Tenaya Lodge has always been one of dream stays for some reason. How is the traveling from there to the park? We also really like bed and breakfasts.
So, any input on great places to stay for an older couple who want breakfast, comfy beds, a view from a deck, and easy access to the park? LOL.... :-)
Are there other valley floor options?
If not, are there other in-park options that meet our budget?