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Wawona Chalet

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were very lucky to get a spot. We stopped at the Campground Reservation place in Wawona. We stayed by the door until it opened. Luckily, someone had cancelled because of an illness and coming rain. So we got her spot, number 77, the best spot right next to the roaring river. There were no other campsites or lodging available in the park. Magical!

Nice campground next to a river/stream. However, it is also next to a road so you will get sounds from both. We camped in our tents but it looks like the area is used predominantly by RV's. We were there for 3 nights and 4 days and got a visit from a family of deer 2 out of those 4 days and luckily no bears. The wood we got from the nearby store was still moist so I suggest making sure to have fire starters with you. It was smoky though. We were on campsite #8 which is great if you want to be near the toilet and water source (for drinking/washing). Weather wise, the daytime temp was great but night time got pretty cold so make sure to use winter level sleeping bags.

We didn't reserved a spot (but in April it's fine) and there were spots available. Nice place by the river, not to crowded, with intimacy. No shower, flushable toilets (but no light in). A lot a tents space, van or RV. 26$/night

Out of the 13 campgrounds in Yosemite, Wawona’s Loop A is one of the four campgrounds that’s open all year. The campsite’s on the south end of the park. I was here the second week of November. I arrived at 11am on a Friday and there were 4 spots still available. From October - April this campground’s on a first come first serve basis and it’s $18 per site. Each site allows six people. There’s a bear box, picnic table and fire pit in each site. There’s flushing toilets but no showers and the bathroom has no soap, probably because of bears. Pets are allowed but must be on a leash at all times. While I was there, signs were posted to be cautious if you leave your dog tied up without supervision as coyotes approach pets tied up to picnic tables. From Apr 8–Oct 1 reservations are available and the fee is $26 per site. Near the campground there’s a gas station and market where you can buy firewood, food, and many other essentials. Mariposa Grove is also near the campground in Wawona. Mariposa Grove has the largest grove of giant sequoias in the park. Among its 500+ trees you’ll find Grizzly Giant which is 1,800 years old and is one of the largest sequoias in the world. From Wowona, Yosemite Valley is 25 miles from the campground and it takes about 45 minutes to reach the valley.

Group B was the perfect campground for my husband and I. We had site 37 (in loop B) for 5 days and it was amazing. It is the most secluded drive up campground we saw there and hearing the river all night was great (we could even hear it in September when the water is low). We stayed 1 night in loop C and it was less secluded and louder.

Great spot to get away from the congestion and business of Yosemite Valley. Restrooms were pretty basic but did have flush toilets. No showers. Keep in mind it is about 45-50 minutes to the valley... so budget that in if you plan to do any popular hikes down there.

Everything about the town of Wawona was beautiful the hotel there is amazing with food too! Went there for two weeks and camped out hiked the wawoma dome and ate at the faboulus hotel great attraction fpr the family

We weren't sure what to book since sites and campgrounds were going so fast, but we were lucky to get this little gem. site #9. The campground is just inside the south entrance of Yosemite, near the Mariposa Grove (which was closed for repairs while we were there). It's about a 40 minute drive into the valley and you want to get into the valley before 9 if you want parking. The campsite was quiet. We were right next to the river and it was beautiful. The bear box easily fit our cooler and most other supplies. The only thing we didn't keep in there was our actual clothes. We stayed for three nights, but were really only at the campground for dinner and sleeping. We went into the Yosemite valley for our adventures.

Our family of 5 stayed in Wawona Campground for our first night in Yosemite. We were fortunate to get a river campsite. The sites are relatively big so camping is not cramped. However, the sites are all open so there is little privacy. Chose a site next to the river or hope you get one near the river. We were only able to score one night during the reservation frenzy.

Frankly I was so disappointed that I could not get a reservation in the valley. I am so grateful that we were able to stay at Wawona instead. Our campsite, #38, was right on the river. Beautiful site, GIANT site, right on river. Our friends stayed in site 87 -close to river, but very shady, and close to river and bathrooms. Sites were far apart - 10 min walk at best. We were in Loop B, and it was a far walk to bathroom. Loop C had more and nicer bathrooms. Wawona, the town, was really a more enjoyable visit than the village. The Chilnuala Falls (sp?) were amazing, and the swinging bridge was fun. So happy to spend the day without thousands of tourists.

7942 Wawona Way Yosemite National Park CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

This cottage places you within a mile (2 km) of Wawona Visitor Center and Wawona Golf Course. The 3.5-star cottage includes a kitchen, a furnished balcony, and a living room.


The cottage is individually decorated and features a kitchen and a furnished balcony or patio. There's space to spread out with 2 bedrooms, a living room, and a dining area. A flat-screen TV comes with satellite channels and a DVD player, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker, free long-distance calls, and free local calls.

Property features

Guests of this cottage enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and laundry facilities. A stay here includes free parking. Friendly staff can provide front-desk service during limited hours, and also offer advice about sightseeing. This smoke-free cottage also has barbecue grills.

Room options

Family Cabin, 2 Bedrooms (2 Bedrooms)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 101 reviews