How do I make a dinner reservation?
For reservations at Embers, please call us at 888-514-2167 and select option 2. The Sierra Restaurant also accepts reservations for groups of six or more.
What time can I check in?
Accommodations are available for check in at 4:00PM. Check out is at 11:00AM.
How can I request adjacent rooms?
You can include this request in the "Reservation Notes" section when booking on-line or you can call our Central Reservations office at 888-514-2167 and an agent will facilitate this request.
What are the hours of the pool, laundry facility, fitness center and arcade?
Where are the nearest hiking trails?
Many more options exist both in Yosemite National Park and in the vast Sierra National Forest. Speak with the concierge for suggestions and maps.
How long does the park stay open?
The park is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.
How much does it cost to enter Yosemite?
In 2015, the National Park Service raised the entry fee and moved to a two-tiered system for private vehicles.
|Individual (bus passenger, bicycle)||$15||$15|
Congress created the Recreational Fee Demonstration Program to allow parks to generate additional revenue to offset increasing park operating costs. In January 1997, Yosemite's per-vehicle fee was raised from $5 to $20. In 2015, this fee was increased as noted above and the two-tiered system was introduced in an attempt to encourage off-season visitation. For a full list of fees including commercial fees and annual passes, see the National Park Service fee page. The National Park Service also offers a document explaining the fee increase.
I only have a few hours, how do I see the park?
Yosemite National Park is vast and you will only be able to see a small portion of it in a few hours, but you can still see some of the most famous sites and most breathtaking scenery. Some things to do for a short visit include:
For more ideas, visit the National Park Service suggested activities page.
Is there any public transit from the airport to Tenaya Lodge?
The YARTS system provides service to Tenaya Lodge from Fresno, including the airport, Amtrak and bus stations. For pricing and a complete schedule, see the YARTS website.
Is there public transit from Tenaya Lodge to Yosemite Valley?
The YARTS system brings guests to and from Yosemite Valley multiple times per day. For pricing and a complete schedule, see the YARTS website.
Where is the Ansel Adams Gallery?
The Ansel Adams Gallery is between the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center and the Post Office in Yosemite Village.
Where is the Hill Studio?
The Hill Studio is in the Wawona Visitor Center on the grounds of the Wawona Hotel.
Why are bears breaking into cars in Yosemite?
Black bears are opportunistic feeders. Bears will break into cars to obtain food if it is more readily available than natural food sources. The only way to solve the problem is to keep all sources of unnatural food away from bears! During the day, all food in cars must be hidden from site. Cover coolers and grocery bags with a blanket or put them in the trunk. For overnight parking, all food should be removed from your vehicle and placed in your room or a secure storage locker.
Are pets allowed in the park?
A dog kennel is available through the Valley Stable near Curry Village from approximately Memorial Day through Labor Day. The nine kennels are available first come, first serve, reservations can be made by calling (209) 372-8438.
Where can I drive my car?
There are many scenic areas that can be reached by car. A number of these areas will have turn-outs and/or informational signs. Popular destinations such as Yosemite Valley, the Mariposa Grove and Tuolumne Meadows suffer from traffic congestion. Visitors are encouraged to use free shuttle bus transportation provided at these locations.
Areas restricted from vehicle traffic are:
*Excluding persons with permanent disabilities.
Free parking areas exist in proximity to these areas.
In the winter, the Tioga Road (Hwy 120 East), the Glacier Point Road from Badger Pass Ski Area to Glacier Point and the Mariposa Grove Road are closed. Other park roads may close temporarily due to heavy snow, rockslides, etc. 24-hour road and weather conditions may be obtained by calling 209-372-0200.
Are there kennel facilities in Yosemite?
Tenaya Lodge offers kennel facilities for our guests. Please note that all pets must be registered upon check-in and may never be left unattended while in the hotel.
If you don't want to leave your dog behind, but just want to take a short walk without the dog, you can use the kennels in Yosemite Valley. There are 9 kennel spaces in Yosemite Valley. As the accommodations are limited and quite spartan, you are strongly urged to make alternative arrangements for your pets while you are enjoying Yosemite National Park. Please keep in mind that pets are allowed on paved paths only and must be kept on a leash at all times. Visit the National Park Service website for more info and rules about pets. As the kennels are at the stables, pets that are nervous around large and/or unknown animals may become extremely uncomfortable. Here are a few details regarding the kennels:
Can I parachute or parasail in Yosemite?
No. 'BASE jumping' was permitted from El Capitan on a trial basis in the 1980s. However, due to the excessive number of injuries and abuses of safety restrictions, the activity is now prohibited. Parasailing is not permitted.
Where can I get nutritional information for your restaurants?
We have a downloadable information packet for all restaurants