This funky mountain resort is my favorite lodging in the Yosemite area, with a big personality that captures the soul of the Sierra Nevada. Douglas Shaw and Caroline McGrath started the Bug as a hostel in 1997, and the property has snowballed into a true destination in the years since. Today the complex encompasses shared dorm-style lodging as well as cabins, motel-style units painted in the colors of wildflowers, a terrific restaurant, and a spa, not to mention the swimming hole down the hill. It is also a bus stop for the YARTS buses, making it a snap to get into the park.