Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 118 (Half Dome Village Residences)

Half Dome Village

Half Dome Village

Half Dome Village – More substantial than tents!

Yesterday, we showed a view of the Yosemite Majestic Hotel. In describing Yosemite’s more modest accommodations, we can talk about Half Dome Village. This area was formerly known as Curry Village, but with the change of management of the park came the change of names.

As we were hiking through the valley, we were glad to be able to stop at the snack bar and other stores for some air conditioning and a few modern conveniences. The snack bar was quite busy as were several of the other nearby stores.

For those who would like to try camping, this might be one way of taking a dip into that realm. Understand, however, that many of amenities at Half Dome Village will not be had at the more traditional, bring-your-own-tent campgrounds. There are a variety of lodging types from motel-style rooms to to canvas tents. I have provided more links and information below.

The location is very nice and would be a wonderful launching point for many of Yosemite’s treasured hikes.

Below is some of the information from the Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bueau’s website: Link #1 below

Half Dome Village

Incredible location just below Half Dome and Glacier Point, Half Dome Village is a unique and scenic place for families visiting Yosemite National Park.

Half Dome Village Features:

  • 46 Yosemite cabins with private baths
  • 14 Cabins that share convenient bathhouse
  • 403 Canvas tent cabins
  • 18 Standard motel rooms

From the National Parks General Reservations web page:Link #2 below

Half Dome Village (formerly known as Curry Village) is the largest lodging facility in Yosemite Valley. Half Dome Village offers many lodging options including, a motel, cabins with private restrooms/showers, and tent cabins without plumbing. Half Dome Village is one of the most popular lodging options inside Yosemite Park, because of its popularity Half Dome Village sells out quickly; make your reservations 10-12 months in advance to ensure availability of your lodging needs.

Half Dome Village Highlights

  • 1 Specialty Cabin
  • 14 Cabins w/Central Bath
  • 18 Standard Motel Rooms
  • 319 Canvas Tent Cabins
  • 499 Guest Accommodations
  • 56 Cabins w/Private Baths
  • Amphitheater
  • ATM Machine
  • Bicycle and Raft Rentals
  • Coffee Corner
  • Free Shuttle Bus
  • Gift Shop
  • Ice Cream Stand
  • Ice Skating Rink
  • Pizza Deck
  • Swimming Pool – Outdoor
  • The Taqueria Stand
  • Tour/Activities Desk
  • Village Pavilion

Half Dome Village Rooms & Amenities

The following amenities are available at this lodge. Please check individual room listings for room specific amenities.

  • ADA / Handicap Access
  • Daily Housekeeping Service
  • Heater
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pool (Outdoor)
  • Restaurant On Site

Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bueau’s website – 1

National Parks General Reservations web page – 2

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