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High Sierra Tent Hotel Opens for Reservations in January

Every week, we'll be featuring a guest post from the travel writers behind Worth the Drive, a blog featuring nearby getaways, festivals, and sweet travel deals on NBC Bay Area

Some may sniff at the lodging that closes part of the year due to weather, but we prefer to be annoyingly glass-half-full in this regard. After all, if a hotel, inn, or campsite closes for a few months due to extreme hot or cold, that likely means it is in a rather stunning and/or extreme location. Making the time it is open rather remarkable and special.

Our state has a number of such destinations -- and, no, they're not all closed in the winter (see Death Valley's Inn at Furnace Creek) -- and one such place is about to open for its warm-weather reservations. We're talking about the beautiful Bearpaw High Sierra Camp, which sits at 7,800 feet, not far from the Giant Sequoia Forest.

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