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Autumn Lodging Specials


The Yosemite Resorts in El Portal are offering two special autumn packages.  CLICK HERE for more information or reservations.

At Cedar Lodge, stay two nights and your third night is free on any stay through Nov. 20.  Optional rooms include rooms with an in-room spa tub for two, or one with a four-poster King Bed, or perhaps a room that will fit the entire family.   Regardless of the type room, Cedar Lodge offers affordability and is minutes from Yosemite Valley.

Mountain View King Spa Room, Yosemite View Lodge

On Nov. 12, the Yosemite View Lodge holds its Fall Wine and Dine event, a four-course banquet with wine pairings for $85 per person.  Includes reception, appetizers and the banquet.  The View is known as being the best value for lodging in the Yosemite area, with deluxe rooms at reasonable cost.

50 – 75% – Yosemite Valley/Merced River Canyon - Dogwood are at 50% of color in Yosemite Valley, with black oak still coloring up.  Bigleaf maple and cottonwood have turned.  Autumn color has been running two weeks late, so – barring a turn in weather – fall color should still be seen in Yosemite Valley into the first couple of weeks of November.


Big Basin Tent Cabin, Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Beginning December 1, through January 31, Big Basin Tent Cabins at Big Basin Redwoods State Park is offering accommodations for “an all time low price of $49.95 per night!”  There’s no coupon to redeem or anything else you need to do.  Just CLICK HERE to book a tent cabin and you’ll receive the reduced rate.

The lower rate does not apply to cabins with the Deluxe Camping Package or Deluxe Cabins. The lower rate applies to new reservations only.  Lower rate prices is available 7 days a week, through December and Janaury. The lower rate does not apply to Holiday weekends. Offer expires January 31, 2012.

30 – 50% – Santa Cruz Mountains - Deciduous trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains are glowing nicely.  Look for color in riparian areas and meadows.

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2 Responses to “Autumn Lodging Specials” »

  1. Priya Says:

    Planning to visit Yosemite and toulumne meadows this saturday, its it too late for fall colors? I see its past peak…please advice a good place to visit

  2. John Poimiroo Says:

    Dogwood and black oak should be peaking in Yosemite Valley this week. The bigleaf maple have already peaked in the Valley, though are peaking at 3,000 to 4,000 feet. Nevertheless, you may find their yellow leaves lying in pools, such as Fern Spring, and in the forest adding yellow to burnt sienna coloration. The aspen along the Tioga Road have turned, so you’ll not see much color in the high country. I wouldn’t head there anyway, as rain and snow are predicted to fall on Friday. Considering that it will be November, I anticipate the NPS will close Tioga Pass and Tuolumne Meadows for winter, however always check with the park website for park conditions

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