Yosemite National Park Accessible Accomodations

When vacationing in Yosemite National Park there are a number of overnight accessible accommodation options. No matter what you choose, be sure to be crystal clear what your needs are (roll-in or bath shower).

A couple of campsites within Lower, Upper, and North Pines are accessible, and some include raised tent pads and all have accessible fire rings and picnic tables.

The Ahwahnee is a destination luxury hotel, which opened in 1927 and is located on the Yosemite Valley Floor. During this period many movie stars would stay here along with presidents. There is a fine dining option in the grand dining hall with large windows and a view of the falls if you sit in the far enclave window on the right. Or you can dine more casually at the cafe and either sit inside or outside on the patio. There are 10 wheelchair accessible rooms at the Ahwahnee, 5 with roll-in showers and 5 with bathtubs. Both setups include grab-bars and roll-up sinks. (Please Note: updates to path-of-travel from Ahwahnee Hotel to cottages taking place 2012.)

The Yosemite Lodge is also an option located on the Yosemite Valley Floor right across from the Lower Yosemite Falls Trail. You still get maid service and all the comfort other modern convinces, it’s just not as luxurious at the Ahwahnee but still very nice.

One of the most popular options is staying somewhere at Curry Village on the Yosemite Valley Floor. From cabins to tents, there are a different accommodations depending on what you would like to experience. All are close to the Curry Village Food Court, Amphitheater and shuttle stop.

Almost right across the street from Curry Village is the Housekeeping Camp, which means bring everything. The Housekeeping Camp is basically for people who want to camp but do not want to setup a tent. Two spots are designated for wheelchair access and both have a handicapped parking spot directly in front with a paved path leading to the front. Each campsite has an accessible table on a patio, a bearbox nearby, fire-pit for cooking and a bedroom separated by a curtain. Bedpacks consisting of 2 sheets, 2 blankets and 2 pillows may be rented for $2.50 per night – subject to availability. The sleeping area has 1 bunk bed (with 2 stacked twin mattresses), a double bed, table, chairs, mirror, electrical lights and outlets. At the Housekeeping Camp, towels are provided only at the showers. The shower was a roll-in with an unpadded permanent bench as well as portable, backless one. The handicapped stall was large. Furthermore, a laundromat and grocery store are available at the Housekeeping Camp.

About an hour away from the Yosemite Valley Floor, one the way to Mariposa Grove, is the Wawona Hotel. Access to the Wawona Hotel Main Building is located on the north side of the building.  From the handicap parking you can take a ramp by the kitchen to the wrap-around veranda and the threshold to the lobby is accessible from the east side of the building. There is an accessible restroom via this route. An accessible restroom and shower is available at the Annex Building. This is a shared bathroom. At this time, Wawona does not have rooms with a private roll-in shower but the new design for more accessible additions has started. Right now, there are semi-accessible rooms at the Annex building with grab bars at bathtubs.

Right outside the park but still a part of the Yosemite reservation system is the Tenaya Lodge.

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