"This is a beautiful home and was the perfect place for our family of 4 adults to spend a week. It is very spacious and airy but still feels cozy and comfy. Our family is spread out in Chicago, Austin and San Francisco so we met in San Fran and drove over (3.5-4hrs) to spend a week at Yosemite National Park. We wanted a place that allowed us to relax and enjoy some family time but was close enough to Yosemite that we could spend our days hiking and exploring the park. (The park was unbelievably stunning, but that's another review!) All the descriptions and photos posted for this home were accurate: There are two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a sofa bed in the living room and a kitchen fully stocked with ALL the dishes, cooking utensils, pots & pans etc. you could ever want or need. We were concerned about having to use a sofa bed but our kids reported that it was really comfortable! No bars or sagging thin mattress - it was a nice solid foam mattress on a flat platform. There was a full bedding set up for use with the sofa bed as well. There is a hot tub outside which we used once. We were so exhausted after our days in the park that we usually came home and dived into bed immediately, but it was fun on our last night to relax under the harvest moon in the warmth of a nice soak. We didn't use the wood burning stove as it was 90+ during our stay and we needed the AC - not heat! The solitude and quiet were amazing and wild turkeys, humming birds and deer visited the property. We liked the fact that the town of Mariposa was only about 10 minutes away. We ate at some great restaurants there (we highly recommend Charles Street Dinner House and Savoury's), and found that the Pioneer Market grocery store had everything we needed at very reasonable prices. The home is an hour drive from the park entrance (Another 20+minutes to Yosemite Village from there) but the road is beautiful and since it was later in the season the traffic going to/from the park wasn't a problem. If it was peak season I would anticipate the drive could be slower as it is very mountainous and there are rarely areas to pass. So my advice is to sit back and enjoy the journey - just allow enough time to get to the park if you have reservations for anything inside the park. If you want a getaway retreat fairly close to Yosemite this is an excellent option!"
Guest: Deb S.
Date of Stay: September 2016
Review Submitted: September 16, 2016