Yosemite Lodge at the Falls

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Yosemite Lodge at the Falls
Yosemite Lodge dining room.jpg
Yosemite Lodge dining room
Hotel chain Delaware North
General information
Location CaliforniaYosemite Village, California, United StatesUnited States
Address 9006 Yosemite Lodge Drive
Management Delaware North Parks & Resorts, Yosemite
Technical details
Floor count 1-2, depending on building
Other information
Number of rooms 249
Number of restaurants Yosemite Lodge Cafeteria
Mountain Broiler Room
Garden Terrace
Website
Yosemite Lodge at DNC Parks & Resorts

The Yosemite Lodge at the Falls (formerly "Yosemite Lodge", often known colloquially in Yosemite as simply "The Lodge") is a lodging accommodation, in western Yosemite Village, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, California, located at 9006 Yosemite Lodge Drive.[1]

The Lodge is one of only two lodging options in the valley that encompasses only hotel rooms. The other is the Ahwahnee Hotel, and the two establishments compete for the large patronage that visitors to the park offer. While the Ahwahnee is the more high-scale of the two hotels, Yosemite Lodge is much less expensive and has a cozy, ski-lodge type atmosphere. Yosemite Lodge was renamed "Yosemite Lodge at the Falls" in the mid-2000s due to its location very close to Yosemite Falls.

Delaware North Parks and Resorts' 1992 winning bid for primary concessions led to the company's eventual acquisition of the management of Yosemite Lodge.

The Lodge has a total of 249 rooms. It is composed of 226 "lodge rooms", 19 "standard rooms", and 4 "family rooms."[2]

Instead of having every room in a single building, the rooms are spread out over a total of 15 separate buildings, each with anywhere from nine to thirty-six rooms. The Cedar Building is the only one of these buildings to contain the standard and family rooms. Each building has different decor and a different layout; some have exterior corridors, some have interior ones. The buildings are named after species of flowers or trees.

189 cabins and 108 hotel rooms were destroyed or badly damaged by the January 1997 flooding of the Merced River, which runs near the Lodge, meaning the Lodge had 546 rooms/cabins before the flooding and that 54% of lodging was ravaged.[3][4]

List of buildings[edit]

Geographically, from east to west:[5]

Dining[edit]

The Lodge contains two dining options:

Tour and shuttle bus services[edit]

The Yosemite Valley Visitor Shuttle, which ferries tourists to certain destinations and hotels throughout the Valley, has shuttle stop #8 at Yosemite Lodge.[6]

YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System) buses, offering service throughout Mono, Mariposa, and Merced Counties, occasionally make stops at the Lodge.

In winter, the Lodge is a hub for skiers going to the Badger Pass ski resort, and daily buses to Badger Pass stop at the Lodge.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yosemite Lodge at the Falls on Google Maps". Maps.google.com. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-12-28. 
  2. ^ "Yosemite Lodge Rooms". Yosemitepark.com. Retrieved 2013-12-28. 
  3. ^ The 1997 Merced River Flood
  4. ^ Goodin, Mark (1997). Yosemite: The 100-Year Flood. 
  5. ^ "Yosemite Lodge Map". Retrieved 2013-12-28. 
  6. ^ "Yosemite Valley Shuttle Bus Map, Summer". Retrieved 2013-12-28. 

Coordinates: 37°44′36″N 119°35′53″W / 37.7432°N 119.5980°W / 37.7432; -119.5980