NileGuide Expert Says:
Choice location a short stroll from Lower Yosemite Falls - wow.
9006 Yosemite Lodge Dr
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
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NileGuide Expert tip:
The Mountain Room Restaurant is on par with the Ahwahnee.
Recently renamed Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, this 1960's facility is full almost all year. The location below Columbia Point and Yosemite Falls is astounding for access to great views and trailheads. The Merced River drifts along nearby.
There are two restaurants, with the Mountain Room being of high caliber. Next door is the Mountain Room Bar for adult beverages and TV's with sporting events on. There are two gift shops, meeting spaces, a shuttle stop, a post office, an outdoor swimming pool and a bike rental stand here. The central amphitheater has evening programs every night all summer.
A highlight is the easy (wheelchair accessible) walk to the base of Lower Yosemite Falls. Driving mist and roar in late May, the falls usually dries up by September.