Whether you are traveling to Yosemite National Park, or are looking for a relaxing, inspiring visit to the east side of the Sierras, the Yosemite Gateway Motel is the perfect spot. We are located in the middle of town in Lee Vining, and we are the only motel in town that overlooks Mono Lake - with spectacular views from almost every room! We are one of the most popular stops for lodging in the Eastern Sierra for tourists, bird watchers, hikers, photographers, fishermen and more..... PLEASE BE ADVISED - The Tioga Pass Road, Highway 120, into Yosemite National Park is closed for the winter every year, usually November through May, depending on snowfall. If you are planning to visit Yosemite during your visit and you are not sure if the road will be open, please check road conditions before making your room reservation. Lee Vining is usually accessible on Highway 395 year round.