Comfy & Clean Cabin - Great Gateway to Yosemite
This was one of our most fun & memorable family vacations. From the 1st phone call to Shell to make reservations, to our stay, we felt very welcomed & felt that Dan & Shell tried to think of every last detail to ensure that we had a comfortable stay. It’s been a long time that we’ve actually stayed at a vacation rental, as we tend to stay at hotels or BnBs & this place offers a mix of both (having owners available to ask questions on where to go), while feeling like you are staying at a remote cabin. We have a 5 yr old son who also loved having the dogs around. The studio cabin itself comes with a full kitchen, dining & bathroom very cutely decorated with modern touches like a Roku box to stream Netflix. If you’ve forgotten to bring any books, magazines, games or a cooler, they truly have outdone themselves to make sure that you have everything you could possibly need while feeling like you are out in the middle of nowhere. We really enjoyed roasting s’mores at the private fire pit. It’s definitely perfect & relaxing for a family of 3-5, or could be a romantic getaway. We stayed to visit Yosemite & while it is approx 1 hour drive to the south or west entrance, the location allowed a variety of options in activities & attractions. I'm including some of things we did for future potential travelers to have an idea of what they could do while staying here. For the first day, we headed for the south entrance & started our day with breakfast at Pete’s Place in Oakhurst off of 41, which I would highly recommend. We stopped at the Sugar Pine Mountain railroad for one of their hourly train rides, then headed to Yosemite & started with a short hike in Mariposa Grove. We went to the Pioneer Yosemite History Center & found some picnic tables & had lunch & then climbed down to the Merced river & went for a little swim. Had we had more time we would have taken a horse carriage ride over the covered bridge. During the summer months, the Wawona Hotel offers all-you-can-eat BBQ on Saturday nights only from 5-7 pm.For $25.99 per person, it's pricey, but compared to everything else for places to eat in Yosemite, a great treat. For the second day, we traveled to Yosemite Village via the west entrance & toured the valley floor via foot & the shuttle buses. We hiked lower Yosemite falls & visited different places, including the Awhanee Hotel. Our son also completed a Junior Ranger program through a nature hike led by a park ranger. Overall, we had such a great time. Thanks!

July 2012
Serene and Comfortable - choice of entrances to Yosemite
Serene and Comfortable - choice of entrances to Yosemite
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