This isn't technically a "lodge." You'll stay in one of about 60 cabins with tents for ceilings and walls, on a raised concrete platform. There's enough space between cabins that you're not right on top of your neighbors. Our had 2 twin beds and one double bed - there are different bedding configurations.
Overall it was a really fun experience - making the fire in our wooden stove, watching the stars at night, and of course the hikes in the area are some of the best in Yosemite! The location is really nice - next to a river and away from the main road.The staff was friendly and helpful.
The showers were quite basic, and small.
The only downside was a long wait for dinner (even though we had a reservation), and their mandatory policy of seating you at large round tables with strangers.
- 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