Yes, this month, in August 1996 we… Caroline & Douglas, opened our doors as a Hostelling International youth hostel and started work running the place and renovating what was here. We had $10 dorm beds and a sandwich board on the highway. And the cafe served one group meal a night usually chicken or pasta. Lots of dreams yet to live, personalities to meet, nature to explore and laughs to have! Neither of us fully understood the task at hand and what the Bug was destined to become. We are happy to still be here!
For those who stayed with us then and still come in to say hello we thank you from our hearts. For those who discover us today and love what we have done we welcome with open arms. Our guests have made this place everything it is right along with all those who ever worked here. The place is full of memories but still has a sense of future as we look at enjoying our next decade and making the Bug a welcoming place to stay.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PATRONAGE!
THIS AUTUMN EVENTS
YOSEMITE SONGWRITING RETREAT OCTOBER 7-10
Gail Dreifus and Adam Burns going strong with this next Singer Songwriter retreat with prominent instructors Laurie Lewis, David Jacobs-Strain and Keith Greeninger! Sign up at YosemiteSongwriting.com today!
The Yosemite Songwriting retreat is an intensive weekend of instruction with a variety of accomplished instructors. In addition to classes and workshops, there will be opportunities to perform and record your songs and sign up for mentor sessions with some of our instructors to get individual attention.
Do not forget the Songwriting Concert, Friday October 7th 7:30 pm at the Bodie Room if you cannot make the courses!
YOGA JAMBALAYA! SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5
Balanced Rock presents again it’s fun and instructive full day yoga experience in the Bodie Room and the Yosemite Health Spa. Experience a unique blend of yoga classes and inspired local and visiting instructors. This one-day workshop is a great opportunity to give a boost to your yoga practice, connect with friends old and new, or pamper yourself.
Our schedule is very flexible – you can drop in for one or two classes and lunch, or get a room at the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort and make a weekend of it. You can enjoy our 4th annual Health and Wellness Marketplace featuring local artisans and health professionals throughout the day. Stay for our the first ever Balanced Rock Happy Hour Fundraiser with drinks and silent auction and treat yourself to dinner at the Bug Cafe. Join us and register at BalancedRock.org
THANKSGIVING DINNER THURSDAY NOVEMBER 24
Our annual tradition for 20 years is as great as ever, and busy so book rooms in advance. Highlights include Wild Boar Meatloaf with Sriracha Glaze, Venison Osso Bucco and Creamy Oysters Au Gratin! Its best if small groups are here early and share your table in the spirit of the season!
The NOLS Wilderness Medicine Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is recommended for anyone who works or recreates in the outdoors or in other austere environments. If you travel in areas where access to medical care is delayed (>8) or communication is unreliable this course is for you. Students who would benefit from taking a WFR may include professional guides, trip leaders, SAR teams, international travelers, and outdoor recreationists.
Taught over nine or ten days, the WFR is a longer and more comprehensive course than our introductory Wilderness First Aid course This course builds competency with the Patient Assessment System while exposing students to the assessment and management principles for a broad range of injuries, illness and environmental medical problems.
CONTACT CARRIE AT 866.826.7108 x2 to book your accommodation package and course today!