Yosemite National Park Journals

The High Sierra - Yosemite National Park

A May 2003 trip to Yosemite National Park by Sierra

Wawona Hotel Photo, Yosemite National Park, California More Photos
Quote: One of my favorite destinations in California, Yosemite National Park is a magnificent jewel in the National Park system.

Wawona Hotel

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Wawona Hotel Photo, Yosemite National Park, California
Ever since my first trip to Yosemite in 1983, I have been enthralled with the park. Yosemite, the 'crown jewel' of the National Park system, covers some 1,170 square miles - which means it's as big as Rhode Island. While, of course, you can find lodgings in nearby towns such as Lee Vinings and Oakhurst, many people do not realize that there are hotel-quality (versus camping) accommodations within the park itself. On one of my more recent trips to Yosemite, I wanted to stay in the Awahnee Hotel on the valley floor. Then I found out how expensive it is and took a reservation at the Wawona Hotel instead, which is located on Route 41 at the south entrance to the park. The Wawona's roots date to 185...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 22, 2004

Wawona Hotel
Route 41, Curry Vlg South Entrance
Yosemite National Park, California 95389
(209) 375-6572