Golden Yosemite

For information and directions, visit www.nps.gov/yose or call 209/372-0200. The entrance fee is $20 per vehicle. Forlodging reservations, visit www.yosemitepark.com or call 559/252-4848.

The Ahwahnee. One of the grandest of the national parklodges, dating to 1927. There's also a restaurant ($$$$; breakfast, lunch, and dinner Mon-Sat, brunch and dinnerSun; reservations recommended; 209/372-1489). 123 units from $379.1 Ahwahnee Rd.; 209/372-1407.

Curry Village. Inexpensive rooms, basic cabins, and rusticcanvas-tent cabins (BYO sleeping bag). Also, there's a pizza stand,coffee bar, and the Curry Village Pavilion ($12 breakfast and dinner buffet; 209/372-8303). 628 units; from$69 for tent cabins, $108 for regular cabins with bath, $113 formotel rooms. 9010 Curry Village Dr.; 209/372-8333.

Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. Comfortable but basic rooms ina central location. There's an on-site restaurant ($$$; dinner daily; 209/372-1274 or 209/372-1281) and food court($$; breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily; 209/372-1265). 245 roomsfrom $113. 9006 Yosemite Lodge Dr.; 209/372-1274.

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