Nestled in a beautiful sub-alpine meadow generously decorated with wildflowers and fringed by Lodgepole pines, White Wolf Lodge is a peaceful spot in Yosemite National Park. In the 1870s a settler named John Meyer came across a large meadow in Yosemite's high country and named it White Wolf after the local chief of the tribe camped there. Meyer soon established a homestead in the meadow, primarily for grazing cattle. By 1927 his son and daughter-in-law, John and Alice Meyer, transformed their summer home into a lodge with tent cabins nearby. Alice Meyer ran the operation, added more cabins and White Wolf soon became well-known for her quality baked goods. In 1951 and White Wolf Lodge joined the High Sierra Camps operated by Yosemite Park and Curry Co. Since then generations have enjoyed White Wolf for its warm hospitality and for its access to popular trailheads such as Lukens Lake and the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne.
Lodging Style and Amenities
The canvas-covered tents are wood-framed on a raised wooden platform and will accommodate up to four people. They are equipped with beds and linens, a wood burning stove and wood. There is no electricity. Two central showers and restroom facilities are nearby. Cabins with bath are wooden structures with propane heating, private bathroom, a desk, chair, dresser and two double beds. Limited electricity is provided for lighting and heat.
Season OpenSummer & Fall
Additional Services and Amentities Available
The White Wolf dining room provides rustic family-style dining for breakfast and dinner. Guests can also order box lunches at the front desk the night before needed. Please note that there are no private cooking facilities at White Wolf Lodge.
Yosemite Valley and all it has to offer is a 45-60 minute drive. For those looking to enjoy the high country during their Yosemite stay, many great services and activities are available in Tuolumne Meadows -approximately 45 minutes away by car in the opposite direction of Yosemite Valley. In the Tuolumne Meadows area you will find the Tuolumne Meadow Grill, Store & Gas Station, the Yosemite Mountaineering School and Outdoor Shop, and the Tuolumne Stables. To help with longer backpacking trips, the Tuolumne Meadows Hiker Bus visits White Wolf daily in the summer.
White Wolf Lodge is set back in a quiet spot, some 30 miles from either Yosemite Valley of Tuolumne Meadows . White Wolf Lodge is a short drive off the Tioga Road (Highway 120 East), the transierra highway leading from Lee Vining on the east side and Groveland on the west.
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