Yosemite National Park has been the inspiration for many artists, photographers, writers and outdoor enthusiasts. Ansel Adams immortalized the park with his famous black-and-white photographs. Through the years, Yosemite has seen a large increase in visitors each year, making it competitive to get tent sites or camping reservations. The Tent Cabins at Curry Village are options for campers and visitors to the park. If you are planning a trip to the park and wish to stay in one of these cabins, make your reservations well in advance. They book quickly during peak summer months.
Standard Tent Cabins
Curry Village's basic tent cabins come with a walled tent, wooden door, wooden floor and porch, cot-style beds and one electric light. Tents are not equipped with electrical outlets, so laptops or devices that need power or charging will need powering elsewhere, such as the common areas in the village where there are free power plugs and Wi-Fi. Tents accommodate up to five people, and the bathrooms and showers are in five areas throughout the tent village. Bedding is included. While there is no daily maid service, your garbage is emptied every day. A bear-proof canister is provided with each cabin. In it, you are required to store your food or anything with a scent, such as toiletries and bath products.
Heated Tent Cabins
If you get cold easily, heated cabins are available at Curry Village. These tent cabins are like the standard tent cabins, with beds and bedding, electric light, wood door and floor, porch and bear proof-canister. Heated cabins handle two to four people, and are available mid-September through early May. These cabins are limited and book early; reservations are strongly encouraged. Heaters in the cabin tents are adjustable for your comfort.
Curry Village Signature Tents
Signature tents in Curry Village feature insulated wall panels and heaters, making for toasty adjustments should you be concerned about cold nights and staying comfortable. There are cots and bedding for up to four people, and a bear-proof canister where food and scented items must be stored.
Rules and Contact Information
All tent cabin campers must adhere to the posted quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. All food and scented items must be secured in the bear-proof containers with each cabin. Failure to store your food may result in tickets, fines or expulsion from the campgrounds.
Curry Village Tent Cabins
P.O. Box 578
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
Article Written By Eric Cedric
A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.