Yosemite View Lodge

$219 for a Two-Night Stay and Spa-and-Food Package at Yosemite View Lodge Near Yosemite National Park (Up to $468 Value)

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Riverside Lodge Minutes from Yosemite National Park

Once it leaves Yosemite National Park, the Merced River picks up speed, developing frothy whitewater rapids by the time it barrels past Yosemite View Lodge. This secluded inn is tucked into the Sierra Nevada mountains along the park's western border. Guest-room balconies overlook vistas of untouched wilderness centered on the rushing river and towering pines lining it on both sides.

One of these private balconies or terraces is attached to each queen river-view room. After admiring the swift-moving waterway, step back inside to warm up by the fireplace or brew a pot of coffee in the kitchenette. Each guest room is also outfitted with a spa tub, where you can make use of the products included with the spa gift basket.

A slew of outdoor hot tubs burble on the river's edge, enabling splash wars with passing trout. To fuel up for outdoor adventures, the mountain-cabin-esque River Restaurant & Lounge serves upscale, traditional American breakfasts as well as dinner year-round. For lighter bites, the Yosemite View Convenience Store sells an array of groceries for lodgers looking to prepare their own meals and snacks.

El Portal, California: Gateway to Winter Adventure in Yosemite National Park

California State Route 140 follows the snaking Merced River 20 miles into Yosemite National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site that welcomes millions of visitors every year. Thanks to low elevations, much of the Yosemite Valley, as well as the Wawona area farther south, remains accessible to drivers, hikers, and snowball poachers throughout the winter.

Crowds are much smaller in the cooler months than during the summer rush, allowing for leisurely exploration of the park as well as an introduction to its cold-weather phenomena. In autumn, the leaves of big-leaf maples, black oaks, and pacific dogwoods turn brilliant shades of yellow and orange, providing a sharp contrast with the park’s many evergreens. During a short span in late February, the Horsetail Fall cascade often glows orange at sunset, flowing down El Capitan like a plume of flaming lava.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

  • $219 for a two-night stay for two in a river-view two-queen room with a spa basket and a $10 dining credit, valid for travel starting October 21 (up to a $468 value)

Book by: 11/23/12
Travel by: 1/31/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Located just outside Yosemite National Park
  • Indoor and outdoor hot tubs
  • Indoor pool
  • River Restaurant & Lounge
  • Onsite convenience store
  • Fireplaces and kitchenettes

The Fine Print

  • Book by 11/23/12 or promo value expires
  • Valid 10/21/12-1/31/13
  • 2/person, +2 as gifts
  • 2/visit
  • Reservation req'd, subj to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $7.50 fee
  • 8-day cancellation notice or fee of 1/4 of applicable one-night's stay
  • Cancellation by 4 pm on arrival date or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • CC req'd at booking & check-in
  • Not valid w/reward points
  • Must use promo value in 1 visit
  • 11% tax not included
  • $10 food credit valid only towards a $30 minimum purchase, not valid towards pizza, and is limited to 1 per visit per table.

Other Details

Room Details

River-View Two-Queen Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: no charge for additional guests
  • Kitchenette
  • Fireplace
  • Balcony overlooking the river

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per day
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets under 50 lb. may be added for an additional $5 per day.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 101 miles from Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)
  • By car: about 98 miles north of Fresno

Customer Reviews

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Clark F. ·
December 29, 2012
Having a room on the river and being close to the park.


Rachel ·
December 28, 2012
Location and hot tub bath.


Angelica C. ·
June 12, 2014
The view of the river
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