Half Dome Village
Lisa C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2021

Lovely Rustic City

aka Curry Village

My daughters and I have now stayed in both the canvas tent/cabin and a hard-sided cabin. Both provide comfortable beds with sheets and a warm blanket on each. (If you like fluffy pillows, bring one from home.) 

We stayed in the heated tent/cabin during a major snowfall and stayed toasty-warm. I’d give this place an extra star if we were able to boil water in the tents, so we could make our own warm food and coffee, but it’s not allowed. There are bear boxes to lock up any food you do bring. There are places in the valley to buy warm meals, but they really weren’t very good, especially for the price. 

The showers are warm and have good water pressure. They always had clean towels available, too.

However, Curry Village is packed with wall-to-wall people. Despite quiet hours, there seems to always be That One Guy who gets drunk, loud and obnoxious. On our last trip, That One Guy decided to yell obscenities in my daughters’ faces when they asked him politely to keep the noise down. It was 15min before quiet hours and it was obvious that most of the other guests (many with small kids) had gone to bed. Other than calling the front desk, there really wasn’t another option for “crowd control.” 

When I camp, I do prefer remote, quiet places away from crowds, but I did appreciate the convenience of Curry Village’s location. We really were in the heart of the valley with great access to the best hikes. All in all, we enjoyed our stays.

  • Curry Village Hard-sided Cabin at Night
  • Three teens after a 12-mile hike; inside the hard-sided cabin.
  • Morning View
  • View from Curry Village parking lot.
  • Peet’s Coffee in Curry Village
  • Yosemite Valley in April
  • Rainbow at Vernal Falls, Mist Trail
  • Merced River under the Vernal Falls Bridge
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  • Yosemite Valley
  • Stairs on the Mist Trail
  • Yosemite Valley
  • Curry Village parking lot
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  • Camp Curry signage
  • Pizza in Curry Village
  • Cooling off in the Merced River, Yosemite Valley
  • Vernal Falls Bridge
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  • Arriving in Yosemite
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Month of VisitAugust