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Lodging Sale in Yosemite National Park, Savings Up to 50 Percent Off


There's a lodging sale in Yosemite Valley for certain dates through March. NPS photo.

Yosemite National Park has been battered by winter, buried under feet of snow that felled trees and closed the park's iconic valley for a day last week. Well, the good news is this snowfall makes for an idyllic setting in the park, the skiing is great at Badger Pass and in the backcountry, and you can experience it at a savings thanks to a lodging sale in the park.

Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, which operates the lodges in Yosemite, just announced savings of up to 50 percent for the coming months:

* At The Ahwahnee Hotel, you can find some rooms priced at $199 at midweek, $209 on weekends. That's still a lot, but it's down from the dizzying heights of nearly $600 a night that you can encounter at certain times of the year.

* Yosemite Lodge at the Falls is offering rooms as low as $69 a night, with an upper limit of $179 a night.

* At Curry Village, you can land in an unheated tent for $39 a night or a heated one for an extra ten bucks on select weekends.

Naturally, these special rates have various restrictions on them, so to be sure to read all of the fine print. You can find the details at this site. Or you can call the reservations desk at 801-559-4891. To get the specials, mention promotions code "Hot Dates."


I'm really glad to see these lower rates advertised for the off season in Yosemite Valley. The reduction in room rates and the Ahwahnee Hotel is substantial.

It should be mentioned that the unheated and heated tent cabins, in contrast to the situation in Yosemite's camp grounds, do not permit eating and cooking of food inside or outside of the tents. This cooking ban includes boiling of water to mix with packaged freeze-dried meals. This means that a tent cabin guest is either obliged to dine in the Curry Company eating establishements (which during the off-season have very limited hours of operation), or pack food and cooking gear to a picnic area (none of which are in easy walking distance of the tent cabins).

The cooking ban is enforced because of the frequent presence of black bear and other wildlife.

Owen Hoffman
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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