This folksy oasis is tucked away on a forested hillside about 25 miles west of Yosemite. A wide range of accommodation types lines the narrow ridges; some require more walking from parking areas and bathrooms than others. The June Bug Cafe is highly recommended. Also available are yoga lessons, massages and a spa with hot tub.

Dorm dwellers have access to a communal kitchen. The basic tent cabins can get extremely chilly at night: you'll probably need to sleep in long underwear even with the blankets provided, and nighttime bathroom trips aren't convenient.

The YARTS bus stops a quarter mile up the driveway.