Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort
Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort & Hostel is 55 acre forested hillside location 25 miles from Yosemite Valley.
Driving into Yosemite Valley can be 40-50 minutes. There is a swimming hole and a hour long trail on property, with rafting, hiking and swimming nearby on the Wild and Scenic Merced River which drains out of Yosemite Valley. Yosemite National Park offers countless hiking trails leading to the High Sierra, sequoia tree groves and water falls. Ask at the desk for itinerary help or book with Yosemite Bug Bus Tours from SF for an all inclusive our focussing on Yosemite seasonal sites, hikes, flora & fauna and natural history.
We have an array of accommodations from dorms to privates rooms all in cabins all surrounding a main lodge with an excellent family style restaurant that will offer the best fresh foods during your trip. We have our own garden and offer vegan and vegetarian options for intrepid travellers tired of fast food. Locals eat here as well.
We offer a guest kitchen of course as well. Downstairs is the health spa with a huge hot tub, sauna, yoga studio, treatment rooms, herbal baths and jet showers overlooking a canyon from a garden deck.
This hostel offers meeting rooms and facilities with group package rates to make it easy for groups over 9 ppl.
There is a 11% lodging tax added on to the balance due.
Payment will be taken upon check in.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Air Conditioning
- Bicycle parking
- Breakfast not included
- Ceiling fan
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Fax Service
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free Wifi
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Jobs Board
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Postal Service
- Taxes not included
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Washing Machine
- Wheelchair Accessible
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 3 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
We have a 3 day cancellation policy. Check in must be done prior to 11pm, we are not open 24 hours.
There is a 11% lodging tax added on to the balance due. Payment will be taken upon check in. Hosteling INternational is a non profit membership based organization, promoting peace through hosteling since 1909. If you are not a full HI member you will need to buy the daily membership fee of $3 per day added onto your amount due on arrival. If you are a member you will need to present your card upon check in to not get the additional charge. You can also buy a yearly membership at $28 you can inquire upon checkin
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Using Public Transportation, we refer to Amtrak you can catch the Amtrak bus that runs from the connecting train into Yosemite Valley. This bus is part of the YARTS (Yosemite area region transit system) that has five busses stop en-route and return from Yosemite and Merced. We recommend booking Amtrak directly to Yosemite and hit us on the way in or out of the Park, we have our own bus stop at the end of our 1/4 mile road off of Highway 140.
WINTER NOTE: Highway 120 from Lee Vining on the East Sierra closes after the first major snowstorms generally from early November though late May. Use the alternative routes listed below as Winter routes. Hetch Hetchy road and Glacier Point Road past Badger Pass Ski Area, and Mariposa Grove Road all close as well over the course of the winter and reopen in good weather conditions.
Highway 140, 120 and 41 within the Park all close occasionally due to heavy weather (140 is open 95% of the time as it is the all-weather low elevation entrance route). Bring chains every trip by car in winter in case required. There is plenty to do and see in Winter and Yosemite Valley is at it's most beautiful.
DRIVING TIPS: Just before you enter the Sierra foothills note that the speed limit is heavily policed well into Yosemite National Park and Highway 140, if you have any issues with these agencies please feel free to Let Us Know. The rockslide that occured in 2006 along Highway 140 now has a small detour between us and the Park. Large coach busses over 45 feet cannot make it through the detour.
From San Francisco: Take the Bay Bridge to 580 East, before Stockton bear right towards Los Angeles on 580 East (not forward onto 205 East), take 132 East to Modesto where you will find 99 South to Merced. Take 140 East towards Yosemite. Nine and a half miles after the town of Mariposa look for the address at Yosemite Bug Hostel & Lodge and Restaurant sign & turn left. Follow signs up road. 3-3.5 hours.
From Northern California: Make your way to Sacramento and then 99 South going towards Merced. Take 140 East towards Yosemite. Nine and a half miles after the town of Mariposa look for the address at Yosemite Bug Hostel & Lodge and Restaurant sign & turn left. Follow the signs up road. 3.5 hours from Sacramento.
From Southern California: Make your way to Bakersfield and take 99 North to Merced. Take 140 East to Yosemite. Nine and a half miles after the town of Mariposa look for the address at Yosemite Bug Hostel & Lodge and Restaurant sign & turn left. Follow the signs up road. 5.5 hours from LA.
From Lake Tahoe in Summer: Take 207 East from South Lake Tahoe to Gardnerville and then 395 South to Lee Vining. Go into Yosemite on 120 West. Follow the signs into Yosemite Valley itself. Take 140 West out of the Yosemite National Park. 20 miles after the town of El Portal at edge of Park, make a right hand turn just before the Yosemite Bug Host & Lodge and Restaurant sign. 4.5 hours from South Lake Tahoe
From Lake Tahoe in Winter: (Mid-October thru Mid-May): Take 50 East from Tahoe to Placerville, and then 49 South to Mariposa. Take 140 East to Yosemite. Nine and a half miles after the town of Mariposa look for the address at Yosemite Bug Hostel & Lodge and Restaurant sign & turn left. Follow the signs up road .
From Las Vegas in Summer: (through Death Valley): take 160 West just south of Vegas to 372 West (Tecopa) to 178 West in California. This goes through Death Valley to 190 West to 136 West to Lone Pine. From there take 395 North to Lee Vining. Go into Yosemite on 120 West. Follow the signs into Yosemite Valley itself. Take 140 West out of the Yosemite National Park. 20 miles after the town of El Portal at edge of Park, make a right hand turn just before the Yosemite Bug Hostel, Lodge and Restaurant sign. 12 hours
From Las Vegas in Winter: (mid-October thru mid-May) or faster way : take 15 West from Vegas to Barstow, 58 West to Bakersfield and 99 North to Merced. Take 140 East towards Yosemite. Look for the Yosemite Bug Hostel & Lodge and Restaurant sign 9.5 miles past Mariposa. Make a left hand turn. 9 hours.
6979 A highway 140, Midpines, Ca 95345
9 Miles east of Mariposa, CA, and 25 miles west of Yosemite Valley.
Please note GPS systems tend to not work in the mountain areas, please call us if you have any problems with directions.