Located in the small town of El Portal in Mariposa County, Cedar Lodge is an affordable and comfortable choice for those wanting to spend a day or two at Yosemite National Park. The hotel is a charming spot where visitors from all over can experience a typical American small-town feel on their holiday to Yosemite. Nature lovers will appreciate the evergreen backdrop and picturesque views of mountains, pine trees and the glistening Merced River. Not only is the hotel conveniently close to the park, but is also a 30-minute drive away from downtown Mariposa. The 211 spacious rooms available are ideal for families and/or large travelling groups.
Things to Do at Cedar Lodge
Families will enjoy the amenities available at Cedar Lodge, as well as the interesting spots to visit around the quaint area. After an action-pack day at Yosemite National Park, you can cool off at both the outdoor and indoor swimming pools, or spend the afternoon floating along on their lazy river. A visit to the hotel’s spa is also a must to help soothe tired limbs from a vigorous hike. Outside of the hotel, you can take a short drive to downtown Mariposa for dinner and shopping, or even spend the day at the Mariposa History Museum to learn more about the area’s heritage. Adrenaline junkies can also spend their day at the Yosemite Ziplines and Adventure Ranch (Please note: Ziplining participants must be at least 4ft 5 tall).
How to get to Yosemite from Cedar Lodge
Cedar Lodge can be found in El Portal, a small town in Mariposa County, eight miles away from Yosemite National Park. By car, the park’s entrance is less than a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Alternatively, you can hop onboard the YARTS bus which stops right outside of the hotel. Entrance fees to Yosemite National Park will be included in bus ticket prices.