Aspen visiting Glacier Point at Yosemite. Photo: Lauren Burtz
Autumn is in full swing in Mariposa County
, home of Yosemite National Park. The great news for DogTrekkers is that the park is open and the vehicle reservations required during the pandemic are no longer needed as of Nov. 1.
Crispy fall weather, light crowds and enhanced cleaning and safety standards are in effect throughout the county, making this a great time to take the family (including the four-legged members) on vacation. Mariposa County
claims one of California’s lowest COVID-19 infection rates, and with wide open spaces to hike, swim, fish and explore with your dog, it’s easy to recreate and visit safely in an uncrowded environment.
Oh, and did we say, the price is right
? Following are some of DogTrekker’s favorite lodging properties in Mariposa County. All are unique and currently featuring discounted rates and specials.
(located in Midpines, west of the park) showcases lodging in customized Airstream trailers and modern cabins, all with private patios, fire pits and grills. Dog-friendly Airstreams and cabins are limited. DogTrekkers must have advance approval, so call ahead to reserve. Now offering a 10 percent discount off regular rates through February 2021. Learn more
The Redwoods in Yosemite
(within the park, in the Wawona area) is a compound of more than three dozen fully equipped, pet-friendly vacation homes, with several dog-friendly hiking trails nearby. Now offering a third night free or a 20 percent-off fall special, 25 percent-off winter special or seventh night free for the remainder of the year. Learn more
Tenaya Lodge & Cabins
(in Fish Camp, near the southern entrance to Yosemite) is a full-service resort. In addition to the lodge, Tenaya has dog-friendly cottages and recently added 50 dog-friendly Explorer Cabins
. Many dog-friendly recreational opportunities are available just steps from your room. Tenaya offers its Deluxe Pet Package
beginning January 1, 2021. Learn more.
- Autocamp Yosemite Photo by Emily Magers
- Eddie at the Redwoods by The Redwoods in Yosemite