Half Dome Village

In 1899, David and Jenny Curry opened a tented camp so that visitors could enjoy the beauty of Yosemite National Park for a modest price. The legacy and model that made Curry successful from the beginning is the same philosophy that is used today - friendly service, a family atmosphere and affordable fun. David and Jenny Curry advertised "a good bed and clean napkin with every meal" for just $2 a day. The camp was originally comprised of a dozen tents with a common dining center. Its popularity allowed it to quickly grow to hundreds of tents within a few short years.

Entertainment played a key role in Curry's success, with nightly performances and the famous Firefall. By 1922, Camp Curry also featured a dance pavilion, pool hall, soda fountain, nightly movies, gas station and service garage. A few years later, a swimming pool and ice skating rink were added to the onsite facilities. The dance hall was renovated into what is now the Stoneman House with motel units.

Today, Half Dome Village, formerly known as Curry Village®, otherwise known around Yosemite as Camp Curry, still offers park visitors comfortable, inexpensive lodging right in the shadow of spectacular Glacier Point and Half Dome.

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Latitude: 37.737552 Longitude: -119.571838 Elevation: 3997 ft


Lodging Style and Amenities

Experience the rustic charm of Half Dome Village in canvas covered tent cabins. Located throughout the village, these unique Yosemite tent cabins consist of a wooden frame, wooden floor, and wooden door with four sides of canvas and a canvas roof and fly and are equipped with cot style beds and an electrical light. A few heated tent cabins are typically available from late-September through mid-May.  Because of the nature of the tent cabin, they are not outfitted with electrical outlets, telephones, televisions or plumbing. Sheets, wool blankets, and pillows are provided and placed at the foot of the bed. The tents can accommodate 2 - 5 people and are serviced by two central shower facilities and five restrooms scattered throughout the camp.

Cabins are wood structures that are furnished with beds, a desk or dresser, electric wall heaters, electric lights and outlets, but no telephones or televisions. All cabins have outdoor decks or patios for relaxing in the beauty of Yosemite. Daily maid service, linens and blankets are provided.  Located in the Stoneman Cottage, our standard rooms have a private bath, daily maid service and heating, but again no telephones or televisions.

Please note that cooking facilities/campfire rings are not available in Half Dome Village. However, there are several dining options near all of our Yosemite cabins – as well as barbecue grills at many of the park’s Picnic Areas.

Each of our Yosemite tent cabins is equipped with a bear-proof storage locker.  Use your locker to store all items that have a “scent” to them.  This includes all food, food related items, toiletries, sundries and ice chests. Bears have a strong sense of smell and are attracted to anything they think will lead them to human food. Remember not to store these items in your vehicle or tent cabin.

Seasons Open

Open, weather permitting, March through November and select winter holidays.

Recreational Opportunities

Half Dome Village guest services include the Half Dome Village Dining Pavilion, an outdoor pizza deck, the Meadow Grill, a swimming pool, gift shop, sporting goods shop, and a variety of family activities.  Our heated outdoor swimming pool is open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day, conditions permitting. The pool is available for the use of guests of Half Dome Village at no charge and to other Yosemite guests for small charge per person.

Family activities in the Half Dome Village area include ranger/naturalist programs, slide presentations and scenic movies each evening during the summer at the Half Dome Village amphitheater. Season permitting, the Half Dome Village Bike and Raft Stand offers standard bicycles in all sizes by the day or by the hour and rafts for a gentle 3-mile float down the Merced River. Guided tours, stable rides, rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, fishing, photography and ranger/naturalist programs, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing are all located near to Half Dome Village as well.

Driving Directions

Once in the Park, all amenities in Half Dome Village are accessible via the year-round Valley Shuttle (stop #13b).

Pet Friendly Notes

All lodging and restaurants within Yosemite National Park do not allow pets. In Yosemite, pets are allowed on fully paved trails and roads, on a leash six feet or shorter, and cannot be left unattended.

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