Escape to the Wilderness


Join us for an exciting getaway to Yosemite National Park this Spring! Though it is usually unheard of to find lodging in the park this late into the season, we have 43 rooms reserved exclusively for our gallery’s clients. Most lodging is booked well in advance throughout the spring and summer. Currently there are no hotels where you can stay for more than two consecutive days. If you would like to make use of this special opportunity, we would be delighted for you and your family to join us in an “Escape to the Wilderness.”

Participation in our Spring Yosemite Getaway offers you access to our reserved lodging, and includes a private photography guide for those in your group, a behind-the-scenes tour of our Ansel Adams fine print room and workshop space, along with a catered evening of socially distanced cocktails and dining in our Gallery courtyard. The cost for these activities is $400, in addition to lodging. Once participation is confirmed, we will send you a welcome guide with details on securing lodging and preparing for your retreat. 

Note: Please select the quantity based upon how many rooms you would like to reserve. (Scroll down for more details)

Week of Visit

Yosemite Spring Event Activities

Private Photography Guiding

We will customize your guiding experience based upon your photographic goals, equipment, level of adventure, and preferred time of day. Our photography guides have an intimate knowledge of the topography of Yosemite National Park and the Eastern Sierra. With an expert by your side, you’ll visit prime locations in the park that aren’t always highlighted on a map.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Get ready for your private viewing of some of Ansel’s most famous original photographs, like “Clearing Winter Storm” and “Monolith, The Face of Half Dome” led by a Fine Print Specialist. We’ll also take you through the historic Adams family house, darkroom, and workshop space. You’ll also have a chance to explore our new exhibit: “Ansel Adams and the Spirit of Yosemite”

Distanced Dining & Cocktails

We’ll work with you to schedule dining al fresco during a night that suits your schedule. Feel at ease with a courtyard cocktail hour and beautifully prepared dinner, offered in a socially distanced manner. Look forward to soaking up a peaceful evening outside while you revel in the surrounding sky-high cliff formations and waterfalls.

How to Secure Lodging

Once you choose your week above, and event payment is confirmed, we will send you a private Group Code to secure lodging at Yosemite Lodge in the heart of the Valley. You will receive a welcome guide with instructions, which are also available below.

  1. Confirm Your Reservation at Yosemite Valley Lodge: Go to
  2. Navigate to “Check Rates” in the upper right, and click “Plan Your Trip Now” from the drop-down menu. Make sure you select Yosemite Valley Lodge
  3. Click “Promo Code” and enter your Group Code  (listed above) in the box below the Promo Code box 
  4. Select your dates by entering them manually. You can reserve any and all dates within the week you have selected. Select “Check Availability”
  5. Add the room to your cart, check out, and your reservation is all set! 

Choosing Your Own Lodging 

You are not obligated to stay at Yosemite Valley Lodge. If you would like to stay somewhere else, we will provide you with a pass that provides you entry to the park. Though Yosemite Valley may be fully booked, you can explore vacation rentals and bed and breakfasts in Yosemite West and Foresta, or even Tenaya Lodge, though it is an hour's drive from the Valley.

Contact Us

For more information regarding the “Escape to the Wilderness”, please email Brittany Moorefield, Director of Photography Sales, at or call (857) 523-8100



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