The Hotel In Yosemite That's The Perfect Home Base For Exploring The National Park On A Budget

If you're looking for the perfect place to explore the amazing vistas and trails of Yosemite National Park, look no further than Curry Village. This lodging area, which was formerly known as Half Dome Village, according to Planet D, is the ideal option for hikers, nature lovers, and adventurers on a budget.

Travel Yosemite writes that Curry Village is located near Glacier Point at the base of Yosemite National Park, making it a great central location for hiking, sightseeing, and adventure activities. There are plenty of lodgings in the area, but Curry Village is the largest and stands out as a budget-friendly option with the same charm that dates from its founders, David and Jennie Curry, who established it in 1899. It has a variety of accommodation options, including cabin lodging, tent camping, and outdoor showers. Curry Village truly has everything a park visitor needs for an incredible laid-back stay in one of America's most breathtaking parks. So, whether you're in search of the best hiking trails around Half Dome or need a place to sleep soundly at night, Curry Village is sure to provide an unforgettable experience without breaking the bank.

Amazing accommodations at affordable prices

Curry Village has a variety of accommodations to suit your needs, whether you're doing some solo time backpacking in nature or out with the family. According to Travel Yosemite, the property is the largest in Yosemite and has log cabins, canvas-tent cabins, and standard motel-style rooms. Whether you're into glamping or like a little bit more comfort, there's something to fit every budget. And even though you're out in nature on a budget, you don't need to sacrifice your comfort as most units have access to electricity and heaters. All of these options include access to their bathroom and shower facilities and a communal kitchen area.

With such amazing options at affordable prices, it should come as no surprise that options at Curry Village sell out quickly. The National Park Service Reservations website states that you should plan to make your reservations 10-12 months in advance to secure your spot. Luckily, reservations are open a year plus one day in advance.

What to do near Curry Village in Yosemite National Park

When it comes to activities in the park, there are endless options. Whether you want an easy stroll through the grassy meadows or a rock climb up El Capitan, there's something for everyone. If you're not into free-soloing like the amazingĀ Alex Honnold or want something a bit more heart-pumping than gentle walks, other popular activities include biking along the Yosemite Valley flat trails and hiking to the stunning waterfalls. PlanetWare writes that Yosemite Falls and Bridalveil Falls are both a must-see.

And, of course, you can't forget Half-Dome and El Capitan. For the best views of Half Dome, PlanetWare advises heading to Mirror Lake. For the best views of El Capitan, you can head to the El Capitan Meadow off the North Drive through Yosemite Valley, or for a closer view, head to the El Capitan picnic area. And if you're feeling tired after a long day of adventuring, don't worry about having to cook. Curry Village has several onsite restaurants with classic fare like burgers, burritos, and pizza, the perfect food for re-fueling after some intense hiking.

Yosemite National Park should be on everyone's bucket list regardless of budget, so why not plan your stay at Curry Village? Make amazing memories and enjoy all that Yosemite has to offer while staying in comfortable and affordable accommodations!