Besides being located along the most beautiful drive into Yosemite, the lodging along Highway 140 has the advantage of being on the Yosemite Area Transit (YARTS) bus line, giving you a way to get in and out of the park without having to drive your car and hassle with parking. It stops at most of the locations on our list.
Over an hour's drive from the Yosemite entrance, Mariposa is too far away to be a practical place to stay on your Yosemite vacation, but it is served by YARTS. If you decide to stay there, our guide to finding a place to stay will help you choose your lodging.
Nightly rates vary by season. Our rate key: $$$$ = over $200, $$$ = $150 to $200, $$ = $100 to $150, $ less than $100.
Highway 140 Hotels, B&Bs and Cabins
- Cedar Lodge $$$: They have 211 rooms, in several types, a swimming pool and two restaurants and are just a few miles from the Yosemite entrance. Compare prices
- KOA Midpines $: One of your most economical options, this KOA has Kamping Lodges that sleep 4-6 people and have kitchens, but shared restroom and shower facilities. Bring sleeping bags or bed linens.
- Poppy Hill Bed and Breakfast $$ to $$$: Four rooms. Their address says Mariposa, but they're actually halfway between Mariposa and Midpines, 27 miles from the entrance.
- Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn $$$ to $$$$: Geared toward adults, with 5 suites.
- Yosemite Bug $: With rooms, tent cabins and dormitory-style accommodations, Yosemite Bug is a rustic-style resort.
- Yosemite View Lodge $$$: This sprawling, motel-style place has 279 rooms and is the closest property to the park. It has two swimming pools, and some rooms face the Merced River. Compare prices