Yosemite Valley Lodge
|Yosemite Valley Lodge|
Yosemite Lodge at the Falls
Yosemite Lodge dining room
|Location||Yosemite Village, California, United States|
|Address||9006 Yosemite Lodge Drive|
|Management||Yosemite Hospitality, LLC (affiliate of Aramark) (as of March 1, 2016)|
|Floor count||1-2, depending on building|
|Number of rooms||245|
|Number of restaurants||Yosemite Lodge Food Court|
Mountain Room Restaurant
'Mountain Room 'Bar
The Yosemite Valley Lodge (formerly "Yosemite Lodge at the Falls" and "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 Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly known as the Ahwahnee Hotel), and the two establishments compete for the large patronage that visitors to the park offer. While The Majestic Yosemite Hotel is the more high-scale of the two hotels, Yosemite Valley Lodge is much less expensive and has a cozy, ski-lodge type atmosphere. Formerly known as Yosemite Lodge, the hotel was renamed "Yosemite Lodge at the Falls" in the mid-2000s due to its location being 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 departed Yosemite as concessionaire, making way for incoming Aramark, on March 1, 2016, and Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, now Yosemite Valley Lodge, was one of several properties to change names on that date due to a name change dispute with Delaware North and the National Park Service.
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-one rooms. The Cedar Building is the only one of these buildings to contain the 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)
- Outdoor Pool (seasonal)
- Bike Rentals (seasonal)
- Tour Desk
- Heating in winter
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Conference Rooms
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. Across the way the Mountain Room Lounge acts as a sports bar. 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 Valley Lodge.|
- "Yosemite Lodge at the Falls on Google Maps". Maps.google.com. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-12-28.
- Yosemite National Park to change landmarks' names – CNN. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
- "Yosemite Lodge Rooms". Yosemitepark.com. Archived from the original on February 8, 2012. 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.