We stayed in one of the cabins with a bathroom in Curry Village, Yosemite during the month of December 2010. The cabin was a lot nicer than I had expected. There were two full-sized beds, a large dresser, carpeted floors, and small bathroom. Should you want to watch a movie be sure to bring your own portable dvd player for the room does not provide a television. And if I recall correctly, there is a microwave and mini-refrigerator.
These cabins are found in a prime location right next to a large parking area. They are within walking distance of the Pizza place, which has some really great pizza. We were also near the outdoor ice-skating rink and firepit.
I would highly recommend this place to others seeking to stay in Yosemite during the winter months and would be willing to make a reservation here again within the future.
We stayed in the canvas tents they have for rent only about $40 a night--some come with heaters for little more money. Showers available there are included in price--really nice bath/shower area. Tents have cots w/ bedding included. Raw wood floors. The bummer about this area is you can't have a campfire :(
Be sure to put all your food/scented items in the metal bins provided--there was a bear that came through the village the night we were there--you could here him banging on the bins!
Great location for hiking. We hiked with our 4year old and had a fabulous time.
We stayed in a cabin (not a tent cabin) and I have to say it worked out perfectly. Yes they are very bare bones and rustic but they were warm and I didn't have to worry about my little ones trying to wander out of the tent and getting attacked by a bear in the middle of the night. I understand some people had bad experiences with tent cabins but maybe they should give the actual cabins a try. there wasn't a huge difference in price but I think there is a big difference with regards to noise and comfort. Our cabin was right next to the pool and near the bathrooms so we felt quite comfy. The beds aren't five star but I woke up without a sore back which is saying alot considering I have a herniated disc. I would certainly do this again if I wanted to stay in the Valley.
Lodging is either in permanent tents or cabins. Cabins (which we stayed in) are similar to a motel but with unfinished wood floors. (I believe the tents have the same flooring) There is maid service as in a motel.
There is nearby hiking, and a bike rental shop. And, as anywhere in the park, the views are SPECTACULAR!
We stayed in the Signature cabin in June - canvas and wooden siding, no heating - and it was a lot more do-able (with kids age 3 and 4) than I would have first thought. It was very basic but clean. The kids thot it was a fun change from hotels and the location was good. The food in the cafeteria (buffet-style) was convenient and fairly tasty (read - the kids ate it). The bathrooms are seperate but not too far off and generally well-kept. Only thing is be sure to potty before sleep unless you wanna wander in the dark with the possibilities of meeting a bear foraging in the campsite. There are a lot of bear-related guidelines and rules and these need to be followed strictly - the biggest one being, no food/food-scented things in cabin (chuck those in bear-proof bins outside the cabin). Axe those midnight snacks, mommy.
Curry Village is centrally located right in Yosemite Valley. It is a spectacularly beautiful location and a great jumping off point for visiting the park. You are a short drive from many of the crown jewels of Yosemite. That said, it is like a small city, even in the off-season. Three million people visit Yosemite each year and you will feel like they are all staying with you in Curry Village. The tent cabins are fine but they are close together and not cheap. The restaurants are mediocre and reminiscent of school cafeteria food. Despite this seemingly bad review, Curry Village is all about location, location, location.
I stayed here last summer with our almost two year old. It was great. We had one with a bath and it had a tub - which my son enjoyed very much. They are all a little different so when you check in be sure to ask them to show you all that are open that day and they will let you pick. You get to keep food in the cabin with you which is awesome for a family (in the campsites you have to leave all food and toiletries in the bear boxes). We brought a cooler full of food and loved being able to make salads for dinner and sandwiches for hiking. The other reviewers who mentioned how you can hear the other cabin are very right. This was not an issue for my son, who is a good sleeper. We didn't spend too much time inside the cabin anyway. Also, I agree that it is a great place to play with other kids. My son enjoyed running around outside of our cabin. If you have older kids -don't forget your bikes! Friends who we came with rode their bikes everyday on the great bike paths there.
Although you will not be in a 4 star accommodation, Curry Village is a great place to stay if you like camping and meeting new people. It does get noisy, but that is part of the fun! There is a great waterfall behind the camp that you can walk up to. The kids will love the movies and the wildlife presentations at night. I did read an article recently that they have had to close a third of the village due to rock slides and that portion of the village will be dedicated to the history of rock slides.
I stayed twice in the Curry Village. I am definitely not a camper and this was too close to camping for my taste. It is expensive for what you get but other options in the park were even more expensive so we were left with little choice. Noise: I still feel sorry for our tent neighbors who got awake in the middle of the night by the screams of my 2 years old daughter who fell down the bed. Positive point: she made any wild creatures go away!
Finding affordable lodging in Yosemite is really challenging especially if you don't book in advance and get a campsite. The tent cabins at Curry Village are pretty miserable. The beds are that saggy creeky kind of beds with plastic lined mattresses. And I totally agree with Dan. The tents are close to each other that you can hear everything else that is going on in all the other parties next to you. We stayed her for a couple nights and I don't think I got any sleep for both nights. It's hard to hike up to half dome on no sleep.
Staying in a tent cabin in Curry Village is just about the worst place to stay in Yosemite with a family, but it is better than staying outside the valley and driving into the valley each day. The tents are so close together that you hear everybody in the neighboring tent cabins ... late at night and early in the morning. We prefer camping in the Valley, but the cabins are a good budget option if you want to stay in the valley (we always prefer the valley).
Me and my boy had a great time a Curry Village. It's a great friendly place where kids can meet other kids. It gets a gets pretty loud in the morning. So, if you want to sleep a little later. Bring your earplugs.
Sprinkled for 0.5 mile under cedars, oaks, and pines at the foot of Glacier Point, this
spot is the coolest in the valley in the summertime, the coldest in the winter. Established
in 1899, this is the camp that thousands of people remember from their childhoods.
Expect lots of people, a lively atmosphere, and plenty to do within walking distance, perfect for families. Open spring to fall, and weekends and holidays
in the winter.
You have your choice of nice, motel-like rooms with sleeping lofts,
cabins with or without bath, and canvas tent cabins with wood
floors, propane heaters, electricity but no outlets, screened windows,
and a central bathhouse. A recent, extensive redecoration of
all accommodations here included new bedding, mattresses, carpeting,
furnishings, and other upgrades.
Curry Village is headquarters for outdoor recreation in the valley,
including the Yosemite Mountaineering School and bicycle
and river raft rentals in the summer. The Mountain Shop sells
pricey outdoor, camping, and mountaineering equipment—
everything from backpacks, sleeping bags, parkas, footwear,
ponchos, and tents, to guidebooks, maps, freeze-dried food,
cooking utensils, and water filtration systems.
There are several food outlets, a gift shop and general store, a
large swimming pool with lifeguards, and a post office. Almost daily, interpretive programs
and entertainment are presented in the Curry Village Amphitheater. And the
historic Lounge is a wonderful place to sit by the fire or on the porch, reading or making
new friends; take a look at the vintage photos and artifacts around the room.
The outdoor skating rink here is a cozy place to be, with a warming hut, skate
rentals, and hot drinks. You can rent one-speed bikes, a great way to get around the
valley on 8 miles of bike paths in addition to the roads.