In 1899, Camp Curry opened in Yosemite Valley, with inexpensive tent cabins and meals for visitors. Our children’s great-grandparents often stayed at Camp Curry in the summertime, along with successive generations in our family. No more. Camp Curry is now renamed Half Dome Village, starting March 1, 2016.
At the Ahwahnee Hotel we had special family dinners to celebrate birthdays. At each season, the view from the Ahwahnee dining room was spectacular – flowering trees in spring, a magical snowy landscape in winter. Goodbye Ahwahnee Hotel, hello The Majestic Yosemite Lodge.
Other historic hotels and names are also changed:
Yosemite Lodge at the Falls – Yosemite Valley Lodge
Wawona Hotel – Big Trees Lodge
Badger Pass Ski Area – Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Reason for the name change? Delaware North previously managed these hotels and properties in the park. When a new company took over the contract, Delaware claimed trademark and compensation for these historic names. So, for now, new names for lodging in Yosemite.