We just returned from our first experience with the High Sierra Camps. We'd return in a heartbeat. We actually won our spots in the lottery, but we heard that is a difficult thing to do. We stayed in Curry Village the first night, then took a bus to Tuolumne Meadows to start. Night one we stayed at the Vogelsang camp. So pretty. It's right next to a pretty lake. No showers here. But otherwise great. The food was amazing and the staff very helpful. Breakfast and dinner was included but we bought a sack lunch for the trail. Night two was Merced Lake. Another great camp. Day three we hiked back into the valley.
I didn't feel concerned about the sanitary conditions as other reviews commented on. They have well posted signs to wash your hands and hand sanitizers at each restroom stall. Not sure what else they could do about the mice and the Hantavirus. They had a sign in each tent. Mice could get in through the door jam, but we didn't see any or any droppings.
Overall, we loved it and will put in for the lottery every year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Yosemite High Sierra Camps have been a popular destination in Yosemite National Park since they were first established. Because of the demand, we’ve created a lottery system for reservations. Applications are accepted in September and October for the following year. We email winners in the spring. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Yosemite High Sierra Camps Hotel Yosemite National Park