When my wife and I visited Yosemite a couple of years ago, she found (as is her wont) a great place that advertised itself as 'inside' Yosemite even though it wasn't. The trick was that it was inside the park gates but not in the park itself. The road, CA-41, leading into the valley from the south entrance actually follows the western boundary of the park pretty closely. That often brings it within feet of the adjacent Stanislaus National Forest. And national forests, unlike national parks, allow grandfathering of private land. So there is a community of homes just outside the park, that is only reachable via the park, and that are close enough to the main sites to allow you to visit them with ease. And since you can rent an entire house, complete with full kitchen, wifi, etc., it can be a better deal than staying in one of the franchised hotels in the park proper. Many of the homes in the community are available for rental through Yosemite's Scenic Wonders. They are not cheap, but neither is staying in one of Yosemite Village's hotels.