Yosemite Lodge at the Falls
|Yosemite Lodge at the Falls|
Yosemite Lodge dining room
|Hotel chain||Delaware North|
|Location||Yosemite Village, California, United States|
|Address||9006 Yosemite Lodge Drive|
|Management||Delaware North Parks & Resorts, Yosemite
(Aramark beginning March 1, 2016)
|Floor count||1-2, depending on building|
|Number of rooms||249|
|Number of restaurants||Yosemite Lodge Cafeteria
Mountain Broiler Room
|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.
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. Delaware North will depart Yosemite as concessionaire, making way for incoming Aramark, on March 1, 2016, and Yosemite Lodge at the Falls will be one of several properties to change names on that date because DNC claims to own such names as intellectual property. The new branding of Yosemite Lodge at the Falls will be "Yosemite Valley Lodge."
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.
List of buildings
- Tamarack (rooms 4121–4129)
- Dogwood (rooms 4111–4119)
- Aspen (rooms 4101–4109)
- Elderberry (rooms 4200–4229)
- Willow (rooms 4300–4325)
- Cottonwood (rooms 4400–4409)
- Manzanita (rooms 4500–4529)
- Cedar (rooms 3901–3927)
- Azalea (rooms 4600–4625)
- Birch (rooms 4700–4706)
- Alder (rooms 3601–3630)
- Maple (rooms 3501–3536)
- Hemlock (rooms 3401–3436)
- Juniper (rooms 3301–3330)
- Laurel (rooms 3201–3330)
The Lodge contains two dining options:
- The Yosemite Lodge Cafeteria has low-priced foods such as hamburgers, hot dogs, personal pizzas, and occasionally chicken, turkey, or fish items.
- The Mountain Room Restaurant offers the finest dining of the two restaurants. The adjoining Mountain Room Lounge includes a sports bar and stage with regular music performances. The Mountain Room Restaurant has views of Yosemite Falls.
Tour and shuttle bus services
YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System) buses, offering service throughout Mono, Mariposa, and Merced Counties, occasionally make stops at the Lodge.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Yosemite Lodge at the Falls.|
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- Yosemite National Park to change landmarks' names – CNN. Retrieved January 17, 2015].
- "Yosemite Lodge Rooms". Yosemitepark.com. Retrieved 2013-12-28.
- The 1997 Merced River Flood
- Goodin, Mark (1997). Yosemite: The 100-Year Flood.
- "Yosemite Lodge Map". Retrieved 2013-12-28.
- "Yosemite Valley Shuttle Bus Map, Summer". Retrieved 2013-12-28.