Below are my top choices of the different Yosemite Motels, a private home and bed & breakfast cottages just outside the park. All lodging choices are located less than one hour outside of Yosemite National Park. These motels are great choices if you are coming into Yosemite on The Highway 140 Arch Rock Entrance. Yosemite valley is only a 20 minute drive from the gate.
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El Portal is approximately 8 Miles to the Yosemite National Park gate.
The Cedar Lodge Is Located El Portal, Calif. The Hotel Is Adjacent To Highway 140 And Eight Miles From Yosemite National Park's Famous Arch Rock Entrance. I love how this Cedar Wood Lodge offers barbecuing and picnics with gazebos. Relax in the afternoons around both indoor and outdoor pools. Other hotel amenities include a video library, private beach, conference rooms, gift shopping, computer rentals and laundry services. They have several good restaurants close by. Each of the 211 nonsmoking guestrooms includes cable/satellite television with premium channels and refrigerators.
YOSEMITE VIEW LODGE
Yosemite View Lodge Has three pools. One indoor and two outdoor and five spa tubs.
The hotel's tour desk can assist with arranging Yosemite National Park
activities. White water rafting starts
right behind The Lodge. Yosemite National Park, hiking, rock climbing, fishing, birding, wildlife viewing,
biking, horseback riding, swimming, rafting, skiing, snowshoeing, and
strolls through ancient sequoia trees. This three floor motel features
278 rooms decorated in a mountain lodge style. Rooms include fully
equipped kitchenettes with refrigerator, microwave, two-burner stove
top, toaster, dishes, and utensils. Furnished balconies overlook the
Merced river. Other amenities include gas fireplaces and jetted tubs
with dual shower heads.
Mariposa is about 45 miles to the Yosemite National park gate.
The Best Western Yosemite Way Station Motel is situated in the Mother Lode area with beautiful views of the Sierra foothills. Historic attractions and activities close to the hotel including panning for gold, a California Mining and Mineral Museum and the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Steam Railroad. Visitors are also close to recreational activities including river rafting, horseback riding, fishing and skiing at Badger Pass. This is one of my favorite choices for Yosemite National Park lodging just outside of the park.
The Miner's Inn is located in Mariposa, California. They are located at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Historic attractions such as the Mariposa County History Museum and the California State Mining Museum are nearby. The entrance of Yosemite National Park is nearby. The Miner's Inn includes a restaurant. The hotel's lounge offers beverages and live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. Karaoke is available on Wednesdays and Sundays. The hotel provides complimentary airport shuttle services. This California hotel includes a gift shop. The hotel includes an outdoor pool and spa.
Midpines is only 24 miles to the Yosemite National Park gate.
If Yosemite motels are not what you want, here is a private home that is available to rent. This is approximately a one hour drive to Yosemite National Park Valley.