The largest of all the High Sierra Camps, Tuolumne Meadows Lodge is a comfortable setting for adventures in Yosemite National Park’s high country. Construction on the lodge began in 1916 with materials brought by mule to the Dana Fork of the Tuolumne River. The Lodge operated for two summers before closing during World War I. Since reopening in 1922, the Lodge has been in continuous operation, serving as a pleasant center and trail head for many beautiful high country trails. For the past several decades, the lodge was managed by Martha Miller who established much of the present character and warm hospitality.
For visitors seeking a High Country experience in the Sierra, Tuolumne Meadows Lodge is a great choice. It's located in the largest sub-alpine meadow in the Sierra Nevada at an elevation of 8,775 feet. This is an ideal base camp for day hikes throughout Yosemite, the Tuolumne Meadows area or before backpacking in the High Sierra.
Lodging Style and Amenities
Tuolumne Meadows Lodge canvas tent cabins with metal-frames and cement platforms. Each tent will accommodate up to four people - and comes fully equipped with beds and linens, candles for lighting, a wood burning stove and wood. There is no electricity in the cabins. Shower and restroom facilities are located in the center of camp. Showers are available for Tuolumne Meadows Lodge guests only.
Additional Services and Amentities Available
Tuolumne Meadows Lodge serves hearty family-style breakfast and dinner in a central dining tent beside the Tuolumne River. Menu options include beef, chicken and vegetarian choices, salads, soups and special desserts. Dinner reservations are required. Make a reservation when you arrive or call 209-372-8413. Tuolumne lodging guests can also order box lunches at the front desk the night before needed. There are no private cooking facilities at Tuolumne Meadows Lodge.
Nearby, the Tuolumne Stables offers mule and horseback rides by reservation only. The Tuolumne Meadows Sport Shop, Yosemite Mountaineering School, gas station, and the Tuolumne Grill and Store are all conveniently one mile from the lodge. A free shuttle serves the Tuolumne Meadows area from Olmstead Point to Tuolumne Lodge with a few trips each day to Tioga Pass. To help with longer backpacking trips, a hiker's shuttle from Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Lodge is available during the summer months.
The lodge is located on the Tioga Road, near the Park's eastern entrance on Highway 120 East. It is 60 miles from Yosemite Valley.
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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.