The campsites are on a hilltop with views and oaks. They are simple pull in sites outlined in rail ties with about 500sf each. Each campsite has a large picnic table where you can use a campstove. The hilltop area has campsites, two solar light poles, a portapotty and extra parking spaces for lodge guests with a 100' turnaround. No campfires of any kind are allowed anyw
The campsites are on a hilltop with views and oaks. They are simple pull in sites outlined in rail ties with about 500sf each. Each campsite has a large picnic table where you can use a campstove. The hilltop area has campsites, two solar light poles, a portapotty and extra parking spaces for lodge guests with a 100' turnaround. No campfires of any kind are allowed anywhere. Access from the lodge to the campsites is a paved steep road 10' wide you would use to walk 300' to the nice tiled, campsite toilets, showers, sinks and laundry. You have access to the Guest Kitchen and it's outdoor grills and table games, and the Campfire Amphitheater. The June Bug Cafe has excellent fresh foods and considered one of the best of the region and you should turn up. The Yosemite Heath Spa is also a popular draw for guests and locals.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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Great experience at rustic bug
I loved Rustic Bug. The location was great, the communal kitchen was handy. The showers and bathrooms were clean. The cafe was great. My friends LOVED the masseuse (Jess) and soaking tub after a grueling hike (book before you go). The only caution I would give would be the campsite is not private and is just set up in the top parking lot. Not an issue at all for me and my friends, but sleeping directly on the rocks would have made for a horrible night.
It's a cool property if you're staying in one of their buildings but the Hipcamp spot was basically a pull off between buildings and parking lots. Not the scenic picture we saw on the page. Convenient to Yosemite if you want to pitch a tent and save money, otherwise if you camp inside your car/van, I'd recommend just using the Portal entrance pull offs for free.
I loved tent camping here! The area on the top of the ride has a peaceful quality and great views. Stakes were a bit hard to set with the gravel, but overall a lovely experience. The spa and the cafe were huge bonuses where I got to meet and interact with interesting folks staying in the hostel from around the world!
360 degree view of the night sky!
Tent camping on the tip of the ridge was just the peaceful getaway we needed. Mountain views were a beautiful way to start the day. Don’t miss a meal at the June Bug! And the star gazing was magnificent.
Bug had such a unique feel what with the awesome set-up in the kitchen to allow guests to tag and keep their room-temperaturr and refrigerator items as well as an awesome dining hall for guests to dine in and check out the bug, photograph, crafts, and animal collections.
Beautiful community, will be back!
We tent camped at Yosemite Bug for 3 nights; I wish we could have stayed longer. The property is very steep, and the tent sites are at the very top of the property on flat pads. While very exposed, the vistas of the nearby valleys are beautiful, and we had access to all amenities 300 feet down the hill despite being removed from the bustle of the common areas. We were the only tent campers up there this time of year. There was a porta-potty at the tent sites so we didn’t have to go about 150 feet downhill to the bathrooms. Showers were very nice and well-stocked with soap/shampoo (bring your own towel). We chose to use our camp stove at our site to cook most meals but appreciated the fully-equipped kitchen where we could store our food in fridge and shelf space if we’d wanted. We came down to wash our camp dishes in the sink most nights because it was either pouring rain or very cold. I only wish the two light poles at the tent sites and trailer surrounded by bags of trash didn’t exist. The steep walkway from the common area up to the tent sites is only partially lit; once the stairs end and the hiking path begins the lights become non-existent, which we loved. But then there are two street lights at the summit by the tent sites which completely ruin the night sky view. If we need our own personal lights to make the trek up there on the footpath I should think we could rely on those personal lights to move about camp and don’t need the permanent lighting that is up there.