Curry Village – A welcome home in Yosemite Valley

Curry Village tent cabin

Curry Village tent cabin

The management at Curry Village in Yosemite is working hard to accommodate the vacation needs of guests. The tent cabins, wood cabins and rooms comprise about 400 units. Each is like a motel room that has to be kept in tip-top condition. Many units were added recently to fill in the gap caused by the rockfall of 2008. Several new ones – brand new – replaced the 91 “hantavirus” signature cabins.

I suggest earplugs. I never hear cars coming in or the next door clan arguing. There is a 10 pm quiet time and a staff person walks around to enforce it. Blankets and linen are provided as well as towels….those white kind with the blue stripe. I guess that keep people from stealing them.  I bring a sleeping bag so I don’t have to make up my bed. Staff come in everyday to empty your trash and provide fresh towels.

I find the front desk staff to be well trained and efficient. They seem to have “customer service” in their veins. I’ve never seen anyone go away mad there. Kudos to “Mother Curry,” the volunteer who dresses in period costume and welcomes visitors to the registration area.

Stop by and say hi to Dan Cornforth, the able Curry Village Manager. His admin, Renee Santiago, steers the ship when he’s out.

Renee Santiago gets pestered by Mr Half Dome

Renee Santiago gets pestered by Mr Half Dome

Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Never waste any time you can spend sleeping.”  – Frank S. Knight 

MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch –

One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome


About Mr Half Dome - Rick Deutsch

Mr Half Dome. Has written the only half dome hiking guide, One Best Hike: Yosemite's Half Dome. Has hiked it 31 times to day. Lives in San Jose, CA Available for presentations. Carpe Diem Experience, LLC
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Comment on Facebook

2 Responses to Curry Village – A welcome home in Yosemite Valley

  1. Maureen L says:

    They are accommodating if you ask for a tent cabin near the east end of Curry Village, to be closer to the road to Happy Isles when you set off for Half Dome before the shuttle buses are running.

    I prefer to use the pool shower house, as the trailer-looking one nearer the east end of the camp is relatively small and heavily used.

  2. Dan Cornforth says:


    Thank you and we look forward to your next visit.

    Dan Cornforth

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *