Bunking in the Tent Cabins in Yosemite's Curry Village
In the eerie white-out silence of winter in Yosemite, the triangular rooftops of Curry Village's tent cabins stand sentry, snaking through the trees in serpentine rows and beckoning visitors to come inside and get cozy. The interior, while modest, boasts simple iron beds, neatly made up with sheets and wool blankets, a shelving unit to store your belongings, a chair, overhead light, and (if you throw down a few more bucks) a roiling heater. While you must store any and all food in a bear locker right outside your door, you can kick off your boots, open a beer, and indulge in some cheese and crackers while playing some hardcore Scrabble or reading a Swedish thriller. At about fifty dollars a night, and easy last-minute reservations, it's hard to find a better winter getaway.