School is over and thousands are flocking to Yosemite National Park for summer fun in great lodging. But if you don’t want to deal with crowded camping sites, waiting for a permit or, worse, being denied one, go to Yosemite Pines RV Resort where you will have a fun and adventure-filled vacation. Here you will have the option of all types of lodging and will not only be nearby Yosemite Park but, also, have the chance to visit the Columbia State Historic Park.
A family-friendly resort, it has activities for all ages and is pet friendly (there is a one-time pet fee of $25). For the younger ones there is Tot Lot and Children’s Playground that is bound to keep children and toddlers entertained for hours. In addition they have a petting zoo that not only has your typical cute and furry animals but, also, has alpacas. Kids can also learn a bit of history when visiting the Gold Mine and Gold Panning Sluice Box, and learn how to pan for gold (self-guided tour only). For more gold digging history, you can go to the Columbia State Historic Park which is not too far from the resort.
For meals there are BBQ pavilions and lunch tables with plenty of grills. If you don’t feel like cooking or have run out of food, there is a deli and a convenience store.
There are many scenic hiking and nature trails for the family to enjoy. There are also mountain bike trails and an Exercise Nature trail that has stations to keep you fit while having fun. For more fun with nature, the resort is only 22 miles from Yosemite Park’s west entrance where there are lakes, trails and other fun activities to do (Check out our article on Yosemite for fun family ideas). And after a long day of exploring Yosemite, you can cool down at their swimming pool which is located next to their sand-filled volleyball court.
There are many types of lodgings for all types of campers and people. There are tent camping sites which can be less crowded than camping sites inside Yosemite Park. They are within walking distances to bathroom and shower facilities and include picnic tables and fire rings.
RV’s are welcomed and have parking options that include a fire ring and a picnic table. For those new to camping, who don’t own tents, or don’t like tents, there are cabins and yurts.
Cabins vary in price depending on size. There are seven different types of cabins with the smallest being The Cozy Cabin which can fit two people and the biggest cabin, the Luxury cabin can fit eight. All the cabins will have linens, cable television, Wi-Fi, a fully furnished kitchen that has a microwave, refrigerator (size varies depending on the cabin) and a coffee pot. Some of the bigger cabins have space to accommodate a few extra people.
Less fancy yurts give a camping feel without the tent and have a full futon, bunk bed, countertop refrigerator, coffee pot, and cable television; bathrooms and showering facilities will be nearby. There are group options such as combining spaces for tents or several RVs or renting cabins next to each other.
Prices for all lodgings vary according to the season but right now, starting July 1st you can book a Deluxe cabin which fits five people for a total of $200 for two nights, or book the Premium Cabin for six people for the same amount of time for $250. This special will be valid through July 31st It does though exclude July 3rd to July 6th . There is also a Yurt special: for every night reserved in a Yurt before July 31st you will get one night free.
Call them now before they run out of cabins and yurts. To make a reservation for the cabin deals, call 209/962-7690 and mention code #7173113. To make a reservation for the Yurt deal, mention code #51673113. You can also check out the Yosemite Pines RV Resort website.
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