by Amanda Norcross
Want to go camping (or glamping) near Yosemite National Park in California? Consider a stay at the Yosemite Pines RV Resort and Family Lodging. The rustic, cozy resort offers cabins, yurts, and RV and tent sites.
It also offers glamping in Conestoga wagons (up to six guests) and Airstream trailers (up to four people, plus a small child).
Onsite amenities including a petting zoo, lawn games, playground, hiking trails, and pools. A communal kitchen is available to guests at the Clubhouse.
Our Editor Loves
- Conestoga wagon glamping
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
We stayed one night in one of their tent sites and the experience was good. Tent sites are not too close together which allows for some privacy, but sites may be a little far from the bathrooms, not ideal for families with small children. Hot shower facilities included and check in was quick and convenient.
by Lisa B
I wish I had read reviews before booking this RV park, and no, I wouldn't call this a Resort. Our RV space was too small even for our 15 ft. teardrop T@B camper, as we use an awning. The other reviews are correct. The area is mostly dirt and with the wind blowing as it did during our stay, it is difficult to enjoy the area. More attention should be paid to the "amenities," bathrooms, laundry, etc. When I checked in, the attendant was not very pleasant or friendly, and the woman at the cash register just stared and didn't welcome me or say anything. Internet is only free for one hour, and yes they have a dump station, but you have to pay for it. My family and I stayed in many parks on our month long trip across the country, and the dump station was free at every site. This park was also more expensive than any park we booked on our troup. Due to the wildfire nearby during our stay, we came back to the site that evening to no power, and no one there to inform us other than a note on the door. The next morning we were checking out...still no power, and we certainly don't hold the campground owners responsible for the lack of power since the county/state made the decision to cut power due to the wildfire, but we thought for sure the woman wouldn't charge us for dumping since there had been no power the previous night and that morning. She was rude and stated that yes, customers pay for dumping and no apologies for our inconvenience during our stay there. During our stays, we met so many nice, friendly, and helpful park attendants, owners, hosts, and hostesses. The folks at Yosemite Pines should get training on running a business and working with the general public. In our travels, we have found that most campers, campground owners, managers, park rangers, assistants, etc are very personable and wish for everyone to enjoy their experiences. If Yosemite Pines owners/managers wish for their guests to enjoy their time there, they have a lot of work to do. In their brochure state that guests must keep their site clean during the visit and upon departure. I'm not sure how they can ask this since they don't clean the park and keep things neat and tidy. Luckily, we stayed in Yosemite for most of our visit and didn't spend much time at this campground.