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Accommodations are
NOT included in workshop prices.


Note: most cell phones carriers had service in the valley.

Reservations thru the new concessionaire, Aramark: 888.413.8869

Note: no extra charge for reservations with this company, unlike the company
with the toll free number listed on the parks website that charges
an additional 10% for making them. Room tax runs 11%.

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The spectacular Majestic Yosemite Hotel
(previously called the Ahwahnee Lodge), in Yosemite Valley.

Info and rates: http://www.travelyosemite.com/lodging/the-majestic-yosemite-hotel/

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The Yosemite Valley Lodge
(formerly Yosemite Lodge at the Falls)
is in the park also and generally runs about $180-$220 per night,
and may sell out months in advance for weekends.
 

To go to more info on Yosemite accommodations click here:

http://yosemitepark.com/lodging.aspx
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Map of Yosemite
 

Previously called Curry Village / Half Dome Village has 'house tents',
already set up, some with heaters and 3 beds, $126.
https://reservations.ahlsmsworld.com/Yosemite/Plan-Your-Trip/Accommodation-Search/Results


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Yosemite View Lodge, El Portal, CA.

11136 Highway 140  El Portal, CA 95318   (209) 379-2681
 

If everything in the valley is booked, or just to save a decent amount of mula, a nice hotel just outside the park,
and only 13 miles from Yosemite valley, is the Yosemite View Lodge in the town of El Portal. It
runs about $189 high season for double queen with kitchenette, TV and coffee maker.
During 'low season', it's only $110 (for the 'mountain view' rooms, the 'river view run $70 more per either season).

NOTE: A direct call nets you a lower price (like $80) over their online reservation form!!!

Phone number (209) 379-2681
Note: usually, there is no cell phone reception in El Portal, but for a fee WiFi is available.


There are a few other hotels located in this town, with even lower prices,
but are another 5 or 10 minutes further down the hill.

 

Staying the night before class starts near the park.

From the south- Oakhurst (1.5 hours from Yosemite Valley)

If you are coming from the south, you can stay in many places in Oakhurst on Thursday night.
Rooms start at $55 thru Priceline- Mountain Trail Lodge and Vacation Rentals. 3 miles from Oakhurst.
Many at $79-$89 in Downtown Oakhurst. Of course, you could stay here Sunday night too, after the class & drive back on Monday.

From the north- Merced (2 hours away),
or Mariposa, very nice mountain town, even closer at 1 hour 15 min..

 

Average Temperatures & Precipitation

Yosemite Valley (4,000 feet / 1,220 m)

Month Maximum Minimum Precipitation
  (F / C) (F / C) (inches / mm)
January 48 / 9 29 / -2 6.5 / 165
February 52 / 11 30 / -1 6.7 / 170
March 58 / 14 34 / 1 5.2 / 132
April 64 / 18 38 / 3 2.8 / 71
May 72 / 22 45 / 7 1.7 / 43
June 81 / 27 51 / 11 0.7 / 18
July 89 / 32 57 / 14 0.4 / 10
August 89 / 32 56 / 13 0.1 / 2.5
September 82 / 28 51 / 11 0.7 / 18
October 71 / 22 42 / 6 2.1 / 53
November 56 / 13 33 / 1 4.6 / 117
December 47 / 8 28 / -2 5.5 / 140

 

Chart showing average temperatures and precipitation (as described above)

 

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