I stayed here for 2 nights with my 7 yr old last month, a week after it opened for the season. Check-in was efficient and we were offered a choice of several tent cabins. We chose #51 which was higher up and we could hear the river from there. We had no problem with mosquitoes or noise here.
The bear lockers were as noted by other reviewers by the parking lot. We had no problem finding room for all our scented items including some very long toasting forks! And the cubby hole system by the bathrooms worked well for toiletries.
The tent cabin was clean and surprisingly spacious although it may have felt a little cramped at full capacity of 4. It got very cold at night. We used 2 quilts each as we had a 4 bedded tent and wore hats and were never uncomfortable. I found the communal washrooms to be generally clean and well maintained and never had to wait in line.
We ate both evenings and breakfasts in the lodge and had 1 bag lunch from them. The evening food was pretty good, the breakfasts and bag lunch were average. The communal dining atmosphere was fun and we had some great dinner conversations.
Overall, we greatly enjoyed the whole experience and it was one of the highlights of our road trip through the Sierra's.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tuolumne Meadows Hotel Yosemite National Park