Yosemite Summit is located inside the Yosemite National Park, during the prime month of May. This is the BEST time of year to visit Yosemite. The waterfalls are in the full force from the snow melt and are spectacular, the valley is greening up, the wildflowers are in bloom, school is not out yet, so the crowds have not started to build yet, the mosquitoes are not out yet, and the roads aren’t packed, and most years Glacier Point Road and the high country trails are open. While most lodging is either well over an hour drive outside the park, or in sub-standard housing right in the crowded valley, Yosemite Summit is located in luxury lodges in Yosemite West, an exclusive residential nestled in the heart of Yosemite National Park. This location provides access to all the key areas of the park to begin our day hikes and is only 10 miles from Yosemite Valley.
HOTEL LODGING BEFORE & AFTER: You need to arrive on Saturday, May 18th, preferably before dinner if possible. Saturday is spent together shopping for supplies for the week, the earlier you arrive the more of the fun you’ll get to be a part of. You should plan to depart on Friday, May 25th from Sacramental International Airport.
Here is where we stay in Sacramento: (Yes, there is an outdoor pool and hot tub.)
Residence Inn Sacramento – Cal Expo (front end)
1530 Howe Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95825