Yosemite Westgate Lodge Blog

October 16, 2016

Make Your Visit to Yosemite National Park Unforgettable

If you’re planning a visit to Yosemite, you’ve probably already realized just how much there is to do in the national park. If you’re having a difficult time trying to decide exactly what to do, don’t worry. We’ve got a list of the must-see sights and must-do experiences to make your visit Yosemite National Park a memorable one, whether you’re staying for just a couple of days or a few weeks.

• Mariposa, Tuolumne, and Merced Groves of G...

September 12, 2016

Explore McHenry Mansion near Groveland, CA!

The McHenry Mansion is a popular Victorian house in downtown Modesto, California. The house was built in the year 1883 as a home for Robert McHenry.

History: The McHenry Mansion construction began in 1882 along 15th Street in Modesto, California and was resided by Robert and Matilda McHenry in 1883. The Mansion was contracted to be built by Jeremiah Robinson, a Stockton temporary worker who developed the Stanislaus County court house in 1872-1873. The house is built in the Victorian I...

July 25, 2016

Bridalveil Fall near Groveland, CA!

Bridalveil Fall is a standout amongst the most conspicuous waterfalls in the Yosemite Valley in California, seen yearly by a great many guests to Yosemite National Park. The waterfall is 188 meters in stature and streams year round.

Hiking details of Bridalveil Fall: At 620 feet (189 meters), this waterfall is short contrasted with Yosemite Falls, however risks are despite everything you don’t have anything like it in your neighborhood. It’s popular for th...

July 18, 2016

Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park

Plenty of opportunities to take photos although can be pretty busy. Do not avoid it purely due to the crowds though. It is spectacular and not to be missed. Everyone who enters the park makes this stop. A view of the valley that highlights all the major attractions. Take your time here as it is crowded and popular.

It is no wonder it is one of the most photographed spots on earth. Amazing. Definitely need to get your own picture. Evening is better because the sun shines down the valle...

June 16, 2016

Enjoy Tuolumne Campground This Summer

Tuolumne is located in the northern high country at 8,600 feet elevation with an accessed by Highway 120 that is on Tioga Road. It is known for its open meadows, high-altitude temperatures, granite domes/structures and shelters in comparison to rest of the park. Tuolumne Campground offers over 300 campsites that feature some fire pit, flush toilets, a picnic table and bear lockers. Additionally on-site amphitheater hosts ranger events and programs throughout the summer. A horse camp is also a...

August 01, 2015

Visit The Yosemite Pioneer History Center

Yosemite Pioneer History Center an open air museum in southern Yosemite National Park features buildings and exhibits of the History of Yosemite. The Pioneer History Center is a collection of old buildings, most of them relocated to this location from other areas within the park. There are informational signs throughout the park describing the bridge and other historical buildings at the History Center.

The Pioneer Yosemite History Center is a collection of many buildings (most origin...

July 12, 2015

Don't Miss Calaveras Big Trees State Park This Summer

Calaveras Big Trees the most is that you can hike and explore it’s history at the same time. Grab a guide and explore stops filled with fascinating information. There are two trails there, one is 1.6 miles and another one 5 miles. The smaller one is stroller friendly and can be easily done with small kids.

Such a fantastic place to learn about the areas history and amazing BIG trees! This place has numerous trails from easy to mile loop strolls to good up down hikes, a lot of th...