Curry Village is the largest lodging facility in Yosemite
National Park. It's also the low-cost place to crash when visiting Yosemite
(well ... low cost is a way of saying because prices have gone up
considerably in the last few years). Still, if you're looking into saving
money and don't want to bring your own tent, Curry Village is the best
lodging value in the park. The Village offers a motel, wood cabins with or
without private bathrooms, and canvas tent cabins (without private
I stayed in the canvas tent cabins and was satisfyed, but I wasn't expecting
anything more than a simple tent. If you are expecting a tent you'll be
pleasantly surprised, because the canvas tents have wood floors, sleep two
to four people, and are equipped with beds, bedding, and electrical outlets.
Some even have heating (which, if you're visiting in early spring may turn
out to be quite useful). The tent cabins are located close together so the
noise level depends on your neighbours mood. Another downside is that the
tents being made of canvas and Yosemite being bear country, you'll need to
lock up all foodstuffs and anything that bears might think is food (even
toothpaste) in bear-proof lockers which are provided for free. But this
isn't a big hassle really. The wood cabins are much more substantial (and
comfortable) but they tend to sell out earlier than the tent cabins, so
it's good if you reserve in advance.
Curry Village offers a few dining options (they have an ok all you can eat
buffet). Their brochure said that they also offer an outdoor pool, raft and
bicycle rentals, children's programs, tour desk, mountaineering school and
sports shop but we didn't try any of these.