"From the moment we unlocked our front door, we were at home. The house was spacious and cozy at the same time, accommodating a range of generations, offering both privacy and a variety of gathering spaces. The kitchen was well equipped, and roomy enough for several cooks at a time. The decor is tasteful and appropriate to the area; we especially appreciated wall art that helped us understand the flora, fauna, and geography of the park. We were grateful for the gas assist in the fireplace, as the firewood was not seasoned enough to "catch." Another very helpful touch was the set of detailed, accurate instructions for using the many electronic entertainment systems in the living area (loved the surround sound). For us Angelinos, Wawona is the perfect locale: it's the closest park entrance, and yet is a perfect hub for all the park zones: Mariposa Grove, Pioneer Yosemite History Center, Chilnualna Falls, Glacier Point, Yosemite West, and the Valley Floor. We enjoyed a delightful dinner at the Wawona Hotel, too. Although we took the owners' advice and stocked up at a supermarket in Oakhurst on our way in, I agree with other reviewers that the two convenience stores in Wawona have quite a bit to offer. The Redwoods office staff was friendly and efficient. Our stay was brief and whetted our appetite to return and take in more of the area's attractions, and we would choose 41R again in a heartbeat. Thank you for a lovely family vacation."
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: May 28, 2015