Curry Village


Camp Curry was founded in 1899 by David Curry and Jenny Etta Foster, two school teachers from Indiana. Unable to afford the price of coach fare to the park and still pay for lodging ($4 per night at the time), the pair opened a tented camp so visitors could enjoy the beauty and grandeur of Yosemite at a modest price. The camp advertised “a good bed and clean napkin with every meal” for the modest price of $2 per night.

Originally comprised of a dozen tents and a common area for dining Camp Curry quickly became the center of Yosemite growing to hundreds of tents within a few short years.

Hotel Description


Curry Village (Camp Curry changed it’s name in 1970) sits in a wooded area in the shadow of Half Dome at the foot of the south rim of Yosemite Valley below Glacier Point. The camp offers stunning views of Half Dome and is in close proximity to Mirror Lake, the trail to Vernal and Nevada Fall and the Merced River.

Guest Rooms

Curry Village accommodations are commonly described as “rustic” and include 18 standard motel rooms featuring a private bath and daily maid service, 56 cabins with private baths, and 319 canvas tent cabins (2-5 people). Additionally, another 14 cabins with community bath houses and 91 Signature Curry Village Tent Cabins with custom insulating panels located nearby in the East Orchard.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own sleeping bag when sleeping in tent cabins as night time temperatures can become quite chilly even in summer months. Rooms do not televisions or telephones. Tent cabins come with metal bear proof lockers for visitors to store food and scented bath and beauty items.


Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or attraction, and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Glacier Point – 0.8 mi
Vernal Falls – 1.6 mi
Upper Yosemite Falls – 1.9 mi
Half Dome – 2.1 mi
Nevada Falls – 2.2 mi
Yosemite Village – 0.5 mi
El Capitan – 3.6 mi

Other Information

Pets not allowed

123 rooms on 6 floors.

Check-in starts at 5:00 PM

Check-out out by 11:00 PM (noon)


In-house dining

Meeting rooms

Handicap accessible

Policies and Disclaimers


A photo ID is required when checking in. Your credit card will be charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed. Reservation are prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

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