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
- Board Games
- Breakfast Not Included
- Ceiling Fan
- Child Friendly
- Children's Play Area
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Express check-in / out
- Telephone/Fax Facilities
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- Hot Tub
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Internet café
- Jobs Board
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- Meeting Rooms
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Postal Service
- Reception (limited hours)
- Steam Room
- Taxes not included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Washing Machine
- Wheelchair Friendly
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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Completely worth the extra time it takes to get here. An hour extra from San Francisco for example. It is seamless even if it goes bus to train to bus. There are few delays. Go on their website and book your ticket to Midpines, or Yosemite if you are going in first. If you need to stash a backpack in the valley look for a bear proof food box that abound. Once the driver drops you at the Bug it is a 1/4 mile walk up our driveway, yes, but like all public transit or bicycles, we offer a 15% discount off of anything you buy here. Yay!
This bus system is the shuttle from the Bug to Yosemite Valley round trip inclusive of the park fee for only $12. We use it when we want to avoid traffic in summer, avoid putting on chains in winter, or want to listen to the driver’s Yosemite commentary. They will drop you off at four places in Yosemite Valley where you can pick up the Valley Shuttle Bus to trailheads. Look at their great map online. Once you arrive off of Amtrak in Midpines or Greyhound in Merced this is what you use daily. Double check their schedules online for seasonal differences and MOSTLY their summer routes you can come or leave on from the other three entrances. Yay!
Yosemite Valley Shuttle
If you drive a car just find parking and use this system. These electric and hybrid busses stop everywhere at the eastern two thirds of the valley. Look at it’s map beforehand on their website or with our seasonal itinerary on our NEWS web page so you know where you want to get off. We think this free ride is a better sightseeing experience than the concessioner’s tour or your driving tour around the valley. Just do it!
So going cross country on a bike is for the truly adventurous, but they will still charge a fee to get in. The scenic Highway 140 roadway going into Yosemite Valley has bicycle awareness signs, but also suffers from narrow shoulders and driver who cut over lines. You can throw your bike under the YARTS bus in the compartments, but sometimes they don’t have space or want you to take a wheel off. You can leave the bike for the day at the Bug and take YARTS without your steed. Either way we give you 15% off everything for being so cool.
CARS AND VANS
Really you need to see Yosemite National Park in the off season or see some backcountry off the roads outside of Yosemite Valley. We do make regular seasonal recommendations in the Bug Facebook feed about finding spectacular in offbeat places. Otherwise in Yosemite Valley it’s best to finding a parking spot and using the Yosemite Valley bus.
GPS and Google Maps
Sometimes our guests find themselves stuck on a back dirt road across the river or driving back and forth on Highway 140 on the other side of Mariposa. We always recommend you take a wee look at Google Maps beforehand to eyeball the route and find the City of Merced as the axis to reach us through. It’s the key except from the east in summer. Google Maps knows us well. GPS though will take you into the dirt road hell if you don’t eyeball the route first. On GPS look for us at 6979 CA State Highway 140, Midpines, CA 95345
From San Francisco
Leaving between 10am and 2pm, take the Bay Bridge to 580 East, 205 East, 5 North for a few miles to 120 East. You must take 99 South to Merced rather than continue on 120 into the Park. Then take 140 East towards Yosemite, we are ten miles past Mariposa. 140 is a nice scenic route.
Easy 3 hours. Take 99 South to Merced, then 140 to us. We are ten miles past Mariposa.
From Lake Tahoe
Take Highway 50 West to Sacramento and see above. Really it is about the same 5 hours to turn on 49 South at Placerville and look see the old and intact Gold Rush towns of Sutter Creek, San Andreas, Angel’s Camp and Columbia. When in the gold town of Mariposa head 10 miles towards Yosemite… In summer take the scenic east side of 50 East to 395 West and at Lee Vining take 120 West through the park to Yosemite Valley. We are 27 Miles from down 140 West from there.
From Los Angeles
Let’s start at Hollywood or Downtown for a five hour drive leaving between 10am and 2pm. Take 5 North to 99 North through Merced to 140 East. We are 10 miles past Mariposa.
From Las Vegas
Two ways depending on ‘weather’ the Highway 120 pass is closed through Yosemite in winter. Check in advance. So a fast seven hours is 15 South to 58 West to 99 North through Merced and 45 minutes up to the Bug. Or for good scenery, go through Death Valley then up 395 North to 120 West then 140 West from Yosemite Valley. That’s nine hours but you will stop and look about so give yourself twelve hours.
Yosemite National Park - 20 miles
Merced River Wild and Scenic Area - 3 miles
Mariposa Gold Town - 10 miles