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Recent Yosemite Area reviews

  • Lovely cabin, great location, lots of wildlife

    "We had a fantastic week long stay in Lower Meadow cabin. What a peaceful and beautiful setting! We had deer visiting every morning and most evenings, right outside the front door by the big oak tree. It was lovely to watch them while having our breakfast. It was also fun watching the squirrels and the great variety of birdlime, including bluebirds, quails and woodpecker. The cabin is very comfortable and spacious with plenty of cupboards and storage space. The weather was very hot when we were there and the cooling system worked perfectly and soon cooled the cabin down when we returned after being out all day. We were prepared most of our meals in the kitchen, which was ideal after spending the day out sightseeing. The washing machine and dryer were also very useful, although the addition of an iron and ironing board would have been useful. The location is perfect for visiting Yosemite and is about the same distance from the west or south entrance. It is good to try both routes if you have time as the scenery is completely different! It is a 10-15 minute drive to Mariposa, a charming little town with shops, cafes and restaurants. If you have time visit the Old Courthouse and the Museum and History Center. The courthouse is the oldest operating one in California and is very interesting. Both places are well worth the visit. The Pioneer Market in Mariposa is great for buying all your provisions. You can also buy food etc. at the Triangle Road store, which is only a mile away but not so much choice and a bit pricier, although gas is very cheap there. We also ate at the cafe there one night and the food was very good. Call in at the Mariposa Coffee Company on your way back from Mariposa on the 49 just a few miles from the cabin. If you go when the coffee is being roasted the smell is amazing. We bought some of the 49er blend and it was very good! For any railway enthusiasts, my husband found out about an old Shay logging locomotive, caboose and turntable just off the 140 at El Portal on the way to Yosemite. It is where the old railway used to run. It really was worth the few extra minutes on our journey to see it and it's free! All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cabin and if we ever have the opportunity to visit the Yosemite area again, we would definitely choose to stay there again!"
    Guest: Susan L. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 13, 2014
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  • Great retreat

    "Comfortable , well stocked. Nice cabin themes throughout."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 19, 2014
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  • Beautifully relaxing retreat

    "My husband and I stayed at Oso Lodge for 3 nights in September while we did some hiking in Yosemite. It was picture perfect, easy to find, clean, well equipped (even with homemade chocolate chip cookies in the fridge!) I would highly recommend it."
    Guest: Dana M. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 15, 2014
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  • Awsome Place for outing

    "We liked this place too much. Great place to stay with family and friends. Nice location and good view."
    Guest: Sam Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 1, 2014
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Yosemite Area Travel Tips

Incredible Scenery at Yosemite

One thing that Yosemite is known for is its beautiful scenery. Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the landscape is characterized by majestic mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls and wide valleys. It is the perfect vacation destination for people who enjoy nature and appreciate beautiful scenery. Yosemite is also known for its abundant wildlife, in particular its bears. Visitors who enjoy wildlife viewing can explore the park daily and seek out animals to get some great wildlife photographs. Yosemite has some world-famous climbing crags that attract climbers from around the globe. It is also a popular National Park for hiking. There are trails suitable for both families and more experienced hikers. The valley has a paved biking trail that is ideal for sightseeing and gaining access to some of the more remote areas of the park. Bikes can be hired from various centers in the park.

Things to See and Do near Yosemite Cabins

Yosemite is famous for its incredible waterfalls. There are seven spectacular waterfalls within the park and a further four just outside of it. The Yosemite Falls are made of three smaller waterfalls known as the upper, middle and lower falls. In total, the waterfall has a drop of 2,425 feet, making it the fifth highest waterfall in the world. The Ribbon Falls cascade off the west side of El Capitan and have a drop of 1,612 feet. The Ribbon Falls is the tallest single waterfall in the United States. Other waterfalls include the beautiful Bridalveil Falls, so named because the wind often blows the waterfall, spreading out the water like a bridal veil. The Horsetail Falls is a seasonal waterfall than runs for several weeks in February off the eastern side of El Capitan. The background light from the sun lights up the waterfall in a spectacular way, making it look as though it’s on fire.

Yosemite’s rock formations provide excellent subjects for photographs, especially in the early morning or late afternoon sunlight. Some of the more famous landmarks include El Capitan which is a 7,569-foot granite peak that rises up from the valley floor. It is a challenging and well-known rock climbing face. Mt. Lyell is the tallest peak in the park and also home to the park’s only active glacier. The peak rises up to an impressive height of 13,114 feet. The Matterhorn peak is at an altitude of 12,264 feet and part of a series of peaks that make up the Sawtooth Ridge in the northeastern part of the park.

Best Time of Year to Visit Yosemite

Because of the extensive amount of trails and wildlife viewing opportunities, most people prefer to visit during the summer season. This is also the season when the waterfalls are at their most spectacular. The long summer days are ideal for exploring and enjoying your favorite outdoor activities. Yet summer is not the only season when it’s worth visiting Yosemite. The fall and winter months are particularly beautiful in the park. Snow occurs at higher altitudes and there is a ski resort at Badger Pass which has a number of ski runs. Cross country skiing is also available at Mariposa Grove.

Sierra Nevada Vacation Rentals in Yosemite

Yosemite is one of the major parks that has a number of resorts and private homes within its boundaries. This provides a wide variety of accommodation options for visitors. There are also several private homes located just outside the park which provide easy aces to the area's attractions. In general, the homes inside the park are smaller and cater for families of two to six people. Many have hot tubs which are ideal for soaking in while enjoying the mountain scenery.

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