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Between Yosemite & Sequoia overnight

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Anyone familiar with Lynmar Pond Ranch in North Fork and/or Pines Resort @ Bass Lake. Which would you recommend as an overnight driving from Yosemite to Sequoia (unless you have another suggestion), Traveling at the very end of April. THX!

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Most people simply drive the 4 hours from one park to the next.

If you need to overnight somewhere due to reservation dates, I would probably suggest The Pines over Lynmar. Lynmar is more of a vacation rental/B&B better geared for someone exploring the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway or the Sierra National Forest. The Pines is a smaller lodge/cabin place with a couple of restaurants and a nice lake view. We like the Lakefront Suites at The Pines and dinner at Duceys for an overnight getaway.

If you need to just overnight, you might also look at some of the hotels in Oakhurst, or the Chukchansi Casino and Resort in Coarsegold, or the Narrow Gauge Inn at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Steam Railroad, or the SIerra Sky Ranch Hotel as a few other choices.

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Tenaya Lodge if it's in your budget. Not far from Yosemite's south entrance, Bass lake or the town of Oakhurst on Hwy 41.

https://www.tenayalodge.com

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Hi

In late April, I think all of your Yosemite tourism will be focused on Yosemite Valley. Glacier Point Road and Mariposa Grove will be closed. Are you stopping in Wawona to walk around the Pioneer History Center? To walk up to Lower Chilnualna Falls?

Or are you leaving Yosemite Valley late in the day and planning to drive just 1 1/2 to 2 hours on your way toward your next destination?

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I was told its still worth going with so much closed (I hope). I'm still playing with hotel reservations, but as of now we are overnighting & staying in Yosemite for the day, then driving the 1 1/2 hrs to overnight (hoping to experience another area & spend the day) before heading to Sequoia/Kings Canyon

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Stayed two nights at the Sierra Sky Ranch outside of Oakhurst two weekends ago. We really enjoyed our stay. It's got an interesting history as a cattle ranch and R&R lodge for WWII servicemen. Their restaurant was not open due to COVID but there are a handful of restaurants in Oakhurst. We visited Nelder Grove and the sequoias; this was about five miles from Sierra Sky ranch. Snow packed when we visited.

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Yes, Yosemite is very much worth visiting that time of year. Yosemite Valley is open, which is were most people spend the bulk of their time anyway, especially for a short visit. Lots and lots of people go to Yosemite in the spring specifically for the waterfalls.

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