The Tuolumne Meadows Lodge isn't the kind of lodge you think of when you think of a lodge. It consists of a main building where there is a small store and an assigned-by-time food service, plus a bunch of platform tent cabins, each with its own stove for heat. (Nights get cold up here, even in the summer!)
The large parking lot is lined on one side with bear boxes where you can store food, if you prefer to bring some cereal for breakfast and sandwich fixings for lunch. (There are not many food options up this way. You have the lodge, plus a grill down the way, but that's about it.)
Free firewood is provided for guests, along with a communal campfire in the evenings. The tents have cot beds and bedding. Towels are also provided. (There are bear boxes by the showers to hold your showering stuff.)
If you can get a cell signal, you are lucky. I'm told that if you walk to the top of the nearby waterfall/river that runs by camp, there sometimes is service there. I was able to make a phone call out, but no data available.
Lots of great hiking around. This place reminded me of summer camp, but a bit more pricey!