Although we can tell you about our home, perhaps the best way to understand what it is like to stay here is to read honest impressions from visitors just like you. We invite you to browse through this transcript of our guest book. Enjoy!
July 21-28, 2019
Your home was a beautiful haven for all of us (representing five family groups). We hiked, played board games, had a BBQ, read, went on a horseback ride, to name a few. Thank you for opening your home to us - you have a real treasure here.
With many thanks ~~
God's best to you -
*C N family
July 16-19, 2019
Thank you for everything! It has been a wonderful journey. The cabin has been really nice! Hope we come back!
July 11-14th, 2019
We had a wonderful relaxing stay at your cabin. We travelled to the park twice for hiking and it was great to have a comfortable and close by place to come and rest our weary feet. Thank you so much for letting us bring Oakley our Golden Retriever. He loved the outside deck, the very spacious side deck, very much. We wish both of you the very best.
D, G, V & Oakley
June 7th, 2019
Thank you so much for welcoming us into your home! We had a wonderful, relaxing vacation and were awestruck at the amount of water flowing right now! Thank you so much for everything!
D & PJ (Phoenix, AZ)
& S (Laguna Niguel, CA)
Memorial Day Weekend, 2019
Thank You For Sharing Your Home With Our Family [heart]
It was the perfect home away from home!
We appreciated how clean, cozy, & spacious it is!
My mother who is a stroke survivor had the time of her life. My nephews saw the Yosemite Valley & rode the Sugar Pine train for their first time. My husband who needed a much needed vacation finally got one & some much deserved rest.
_Thank_You_So_Much David for opening up your home to us!
We hope to continue to come visit again.
R, V, A & the rest of the family
Jan 9th - 13th-2019
Day 1 - Second time coming to this cabin in two years. We love it!!! Got here on a Wednesday, went on over to the Tanaya Lodge across the street and had a bee and a salted caramel hot chocolate. Super Good!!!! Checke into the cabin and made a great dinner. Quite a bit of snow here right now, so we took the dogs for a hike behind the lodge and they loved it. They are so tired. Also went down to Oakhurst for antique shopping, and Reimers Ice Cream & Candy Shop. Yum Yum...
Day 2 - Up early and started a fire and a pot of coffee. Drove about a mile north on 41 to a closed campground gate. Parked there and took dogs for a long walk down the hill. More snow than at the cabin. Family is arriving today for a visit.
Day 3 - Went on down to the valley floor, saw all the great sights, El Cap, Tunnel View, Bridelveil Falls, etc. This was our 2nd time seeing this marvelous place. We'll be back for sure. Cabin was great. Thanks so much David & Suzanne
Dec 28-Jan 1, 2019
Happy 2019! We spent New Year's Eve in the park, ice skating, and hiking, as well as here playing frisbee. Thank you for a wonderful 4 days.
(This is our 4th time here)
The W Family [heart]
Happy New Year!
November 21-25, 2018
The T family spent Thanksgiving here! Loved all the amenities - you thought of _everything!_ So comfortable and we enjoyed the lovely views.
D & K T
Nov 18-20, 2018
This is a magical place... Reminiscent of the Adirondacks in New York.
It's a warm cozy place perfect for kids and families. A great place to explore the majestic beauty of Yosemite.
S & M H
Oct 22-26, 2018
S, J, K, + L (Boston, Tarupe, Trinidad & Taibe)
Thank you so much for letting us stay in this beautiful home! Fantastic hospitality, awesome decor, gorgeous surroundings! There are so many amazing things to see and do. We hope to be back again soon!
L?? K B??
Oct 1-8, 2018
Thank you so much! We had an incredible time, the place was perfect for us! We love Yosemite!! [smiley face]
D, K, A, M, B, K & G
C T (1 yr old)
J, G, B, W, K, J + K
Kip + Buns
We had a great time!
(July 12-19, 2018)
E, M, A, C, S, K, + M all had a great time despite the fire, smoke + smell - wonderful place to stay! Thank you so much for enabling us to have such a wonderful time!
Off to our next adventure!!!
June 23-31, 2018
We had such a wonderful time - thank you so much for opening up your home to us. The weather was beautiful and the two boys enjoyed running + playing on the deck (ages 6.5 + 1.5). It certainly felt like we could call this "home" for the week.
The R + F Families
June 9, 2018
This place is nice! Me and my brother play dodgeball outside on the...balcony? Yeah. The slanted celings (is that how you spell it?) are cool. We watched the B.F.G. (Big Friendly Giant) on TV. Glad you have one! It was a good movie. I had a good time here.
p.s. I chose one of those couch beds with snowflake covers, they were so comfy! Wonder what it is like in winter!
p.p.s. Don't mind any uncorrect spellings, I am only 8 years old.
[sketch of waterfall with label and arrow]
My name is P and we went to Yosemite with my sister P and my dad and my mom and gramma and grampa and aunt L and uncle G. And we went to to not just Yosemite on the way we went to Buders Peilb [?] and Sequoia and we went to Costco to get some food. And wen we got to Yosemite. And stayed at a house and we went alot of hikes and my age is 6 so don't say if I spelled some of this wrong
For 6 nites [?] we had fun
< --Scuse Me!
My brother wrote before I finished.
p.p.p.s. I loved the Mariposa Grove. Thankful we are so close! Baby H usually doesn't like long rides! I loved all of Yosemite. We went to a Gold Panning place (close thankfully) and I found Gold! My favorite hike was the Mist Trail. We saw a few deer and a coyote on our trip. I [heart] Animals.
p.p.p.p.s Just like p.p.s. don't mind the miss spelled words
[big heart with this inside]
Mariposa means butterfly in Spanish
Adios! (that means G-B in Spanish)
May 30-June 6, 2018
We had an amazing time! It's better than staying in a hotel and moving every few days. The heater was awesome for the cold nights and chilly mornings. 10/10 would recommend, would do again.
We love this cabin!
[sketch of mountains and trees with hearts]
We had a ton of fun. Cloudy days in the park and snowy in the peaks. Great hikes & good times all around.
-K & friends
May 15-22, 2018
Thank you so much for hosting one of the best vacations! This was our first vacation as a family and we could not have enjoyed our time more! The cabin was the perfect home and we really appreciated the extra thought and details that makes it so special.
The Ts, Cs, & Rs famil(ies)y
April 20-27, 2018
Thank you for the beautiful cabin. We loved the fireplace, and family friendly set-up. We really enjoyed our stay and felt very at home. Yosemite was wonderful. We would certainly come back.
S, A, C S
Walnut Creek, CA
April 15-18, 2018
Thanks for letting us stay. We really enjoyed our stay & hope to return some day.
Thanks, [smiley face]
K & C
First time to the Big Pine cabin. Nice treat. Super clean place, and our pups loved the place. Unfortunately - No Snow!!! Horsetail Falls had no water, so therefore - no Fire Fall ;-( The park was beautiful, very few folks there on Thursday which made it very enjoyable. Saturday was a mad house but we hike to the top of Vernal Falls and watched people climbing El Capitan. Loved the whole mini-vacay.
The T Family
Dec 29-Jan 1
Thank you for another amazing winter weekend! No snow this year, but we had fun hiking and meeting up with friends in Yosemite, and playing outside at the cabin.
Happy New Year!
~The W Family
Dec 18 - Dec 22
Had a wonderful time and was a beautiful cabin. We enjoyed having it snow on Wednesday. This was our 2nd time coming to Yosemite, but our first time in the cabin. The cabin exceeded our expectations, and helped us have fun family time. Thank y'all so much and Merry Christmas!
E, R, J, G, H
November 10 - November 14, 2017
Thank you so much for letting us enjoy your beautiful cabin. W e felt so at home and comfortable. We had the best anniversary getaway. We wiil be back with our kids to enjoy.
M & J P
November 6, 2017
What a comfortable home in a beautiful location. This was our first trip to Yosemite and it won't be our last. Thank you for stocking the home with lots of goodies to make for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
The Cs -> Louisiana
The Vs -> San Rafael CA
October 31 - November 3, 2017
We had such a great time staying at Big Pine for our Yosemite trip! Thank you so much David & Suzy for your hospitality! The cabin has all the essentials for a cozy stay plus some!
Thanks for helping make this a trip we'll never forget!
[heart] E, J & K
October 9-15th, 2017
Couldn't think of a better way to celebrate 25 years of marriage than hiking the _BEAUTIFUL_ mountains of Yosemite and snuggling in front of a warm fire at night. :-)
I'd pick this cabin over a hotel room any day!
Thanks for the memories!
[Drawing of sunrise over mountains]
"The mountains are calling me & I must go" -Muir
L & W B
Sept 24-26th 2017
What an amazing place! Everything was provided for us and our friends - just lovely - 5 stars.
T & T
Paso Robles, CA
We are from Australia and thought this cabin was amazing you have stocked it with everything needed and more. The beds were really comfortable also. I would recommend this place to anyone coming to Yosemite, the size and location, perfect.
V & D
[drawing of a kangaroo]
Great time was had by all. Nice to see 1st snow of the year on Glacier Point.
G, K, K & B
Sept 14-17, 2017
Perfect! We enjoyed every moment. Thank you.
C, J, D, + B
San Pedro, CA :-)
Aug 19-22, 2017
Upon arrival, just wow from everyone! Everything is for a perfect visit. So much attention , every detail is thought of. Even a backpack for people with a young child!
S, A, V & S
Aug 11-14, 2017
I am visiting from Brunei Darussalam and I got to see the wonders of Yosemite. The location of this cabin is close to the Yosemite gateway which makes it very convenient. This cabin is very well equipped and has everything we need. I love to stay in this cabin & we enjoyed our stay. AN AMAZING HOUSE/CABIN THANK YOU!!!
[5 large stars] 5 stars
W from Brunei (Borneo Island)
R, U & Y-Y
8/7 - 8/10/17
What a great cabin - we apprecitated the well-supplied kitchen, spacious rooms and a great location. We certainly enjoyed our stay here and at the park.
The S Family
7/23 - 7/28/17
We very much enjoyed our stay here and had lots of fun at Yosemite and Bass Lake! Thank for all your hospitality. Could not have celebrated a 50th birthday any better!
The P Family
July 2 - 7, 2017
Thank you for letting us stay here. The cabin definitely helped make this trip perfect. Between seeing the water falls and hiking all day it was great to come back to such a nice & peaceful cabin. It's def beautiful.
J & L
Thanks for such a great place to stay! Wow. Everything here for cooking we enjoy it to the fullest.
F + W Y
Thanks for everything! Definitely an awesome place.
L - E - I S
June 24 - July 2, 2017
We had a great family vacation! We went hiking daily, enjoyed being able to cook a great meal every evening, and being able to play games in the living room. A very cozy, warm place to stay. We can't wait to come back.
The Qs and Zs :-)
June 16-19, 2017
Thank you for letting us stay in such a beautiful cabin for our time here. It was so cozy and homey. It had everything we needed - we explored. The wedding party had a wonderful time.
- J & C wedding party & friends
San Diego, CA
June 7-14, 2017
What a wonderful place to stay - all the comforts of home and then some!
We had a taste of everything - sunshine and surprisingly snow as well - looked beautiful on the tall trees. We heard the herons in their nest and the wind in the trees. Thanks for everything!
S & D
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Wonderful stay! Thank you for letting us share your home. We really appreciated all the extras that made our stay so special. The cabin itself is amazing - beds _very_ comfortable, kitchen so large and wonderfully stocked, large TV and a good supply of movies, the deck was large and invited an outdoor meal. We came for a family get together and my son's wedding. Thank you again - it was wonderful!
R & B
May 13-16, 2017
We enjoyed staying in your cabin. The kitchen was great and well stocked.
We hiked in Yosemite Valley, visited the Wawona Pioneer History Center, and explored trails in between.
Your place was perfect for our family with young kids. The crib and highchair were great. Our boys (5 & 7 years old) loved having their own futons. They especially loved the sunroom.
The S Family,
April 16, 2017
We loved our vacation and we even cleaned the playroom! There were 4 kids and 4 parents who all loved the house!
From: J (5 stars) M (5 stars) O (5 stars), S (5 stars) C (5 stars),
L (5 stars), D (5 stars) and L (5 stars)
P.S. The house was AMAZING!!! :-)
(I recommend making smores in the fireplace and hiking to the yosemite falls, wowona meadow loop, wowona covered bridge, and vernal fall footbridge!)
All of us rated this house 5 stars!!!
We all had a great time in this house. Thank you for your hospitality.
You have a lovely mountain home & we were very comfortable staying here! Thank you! It really does have all the conveniences of home, we never felt like we missed anything! Very comfortable beds, loved the shower upstairs, kids + puppy played in the snow in the back + we found a fun little sledding hill nearby. Lots of great movies on TV. Enjoyed 2 days in the park - Bridalveil Falls was our favorite hike. :-) Also took a jeep tour to the Sequoias which was fun. We would love to come back + stay sometime! Thanks very much for your hospitality!
The Js & Hs
B, M, F, R, & R (paw print)
Thank you so much! The beds were so comfy
THANKS FOR EVERYTHING THAT MADE IT FEEL LIKE HOME :-)
We had a great time here. We built an igloo and playing in the snow. Watch out for the shrew! There's lots of fun games.
From, D - girl
I had a great time. We went sledding. We found a snowball maker. My brothers built a tunnel.
We made a snowman. We had a great time.
p.s. watch out for the shrew.
There's a lot of snow!! :-)
(drawing of snowball maker and a big pile of snowballs)
(drawing of the cabin, garage with car, a tree, an igloo and a snowman)
Love, the V-S familes
The cabin is very cozy! We had great fun in the snow. The weather was fantastic. We went swimming in the lake, it was freezing! JK! CJ was a great cleaner and brightened my day! We made a great igloo in the back! :-) Come check it out! We really enjoyed staying here and I hope others do too. We will come back soon!
Love your friend,
p.s. Jesus loves you!
We had a very good time in the cabin. It was a nice cabin, we loved playing in the snow on the deck and in the back yard. We had fun ice skating at the lodge across the street. We went and made an igloo in the back, it was really fun! We would love to come back soon.
p.s. hope you have a good time.
Every one who was here:
(heart) - J, K, K, T, K, + T (heart)
- J, M, T and D
The cabin was great. Well stocked and clean. Our family had a wonderful time. Snow, rain, sledding, igloo, snowman and more.
The V Family
Jan 16, 2017
Dear Suzanne & David,
Thank you very much for your wonderful hospitality!
We had an amazing stay here, it is indeed a beautiful place to be, and we will return again!
E & L
Jan 2-5, 2017
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cabin with us. I love the spacious kitchen and living rooms. The seating/play area upstairs is great for kids. There was plenty of snow, sledding, ice skating and other activities to keep everyone busy. However on Wednesday we had huge amounts of rain. Was great to watch it from the sliding glass door with a fire going. Thanks again for everything and keeping your cabin so well stocked! Can't wait to come again!
The A Family
Happy New Year! Thank you for a fun weekend! Great friends, yummy food & drink, and lots of snow play & sledding. We'll be back soon!
The Ns 1/1/17
(Nov 23-27, 2016)
Thank you for letting us stay in your house. I really liked being in the game room and the beds upstairs were very convenient. Thank you again for letting us stay here. Happy Thanksgiving/Merry Christmas
Nov 23-26, 2016
The Y Family
A lovely well-equipped house and we have enjoyed our stay here -
E and J Y, UK
Thank you for letting us stay in your house we all enjoyed it and we loved the outside view. Thank you
-J Yage 10 Nov 23-26 2016
Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful stay! It was the greatest way to share my 30th birthday with my family. We were so impressed by how well stocked/prepped you are here and it was so nice and clean and cozy. We can't wait to come back!
(heart) much thanks,
Visiting to attend the Environmental Law Conference at the Tenaya Lodge. Brought the whole family: husband, mom,dad, mother-in-law,+ 2 kids (ages 1 and 3). The cabin was perfect for us! We enjoyed the fireplace, walking to the Tenaya, and all of the kid friendly features.
Thank you so much for having us, and we hope to be back again for future conferences.
(more scribbled pages)
October 12-17, 2016
We chose Yosemite to celebrate our fifth year of marriage, We brought our two young children, 1 and 3 years old. This house was perfect for our little family. We enjoyed exploring Yosemite Canyon, Nelder Grove and the town of Oakhurst. Your house made our experience complete and everything we could imagine for a trip to the "wilderness."
The Y Family
L, D, R and B
(lots of scribbles on the page)
Home away from home! Very well stocked with all the conveniences of home. Clean & cozy. Will definitely be recommending this place to friends with families. This was Dad's first plane trip in 56 years!! I am grateful we had a place like this to bring him. He especially liked the well-stocked kitchen.
Iowa City, IA
September 25th, 2016
Thanks for a rad spot. We were so stoked out of our brains to stay here. This place is just swell. Epic views, epic rooms, epic times! Thanks for the spot - it looks great and feels even better. Insanely comfortable and it was great to rest at after long hikes and long days.
Thanks for the stoke,
The W Family
September 18, 2016
Thank you for keeping such a cozy cabin in the woods to rent! We loved the place. We've rented many VRBO places, but this was the best stocked kitchen, bathrooms, etc that we've ever seen! Even Q-Tips and Alcohol for sap! Wow! Thank you for that extra effort!! It was also very clean and well-kept.
The W Family
Aug 26, 2016
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cabin with us. The size was perfect for my large family. The kids loved the TV/Play room. The cards and the bear rug were a few of their favorite things. It was great to return here after spending a long day exploring Yosemite & swimming at Bass Lake. We really enjoyed our stay here.
August 13-16, 2016
Thank you very much for this nice cabin in the middle of the forest. We loved it!
All the best from the S Family
M, V, C, S
(drawing of a squirrel jumping from one branch to another)
August 9, 2016
We came for our father/father-in-laws 80th birthday. We loved that the house had everything we needed and more: Netflix, baby carrier/backpack, a kitchen with everything, and the baby fence. This was the first house that we ever stayed in that had it all. We all really enjoyed our stay & hope we can make it back.
*The Gs (grandparents, San Luis Obispo, Ca)
*The Gs (father, mother, son, South Korea)
*The Bs (father, mother, son, San Luis Obispo, CA)
August 5-12, 2016
Thank you David & Suzanne for sharing this special place with us! The O clan had a wonderful time! Glacier Point was our favorite spot!
All the best,
C, H, M, W, Q, K, A, T & C
July 11-14, 2016
Thanks for letting us make our house our home-away-from-home! This was the perfect location for our vacation!
The B Family
June 16-19, 2016
We had a three generation trip to Yosemite! The cabin was more than expected. So comfortable and cozy. Anything we needed for cooking or may have forgot was here. Wish we could stay longer. Thank you for everything. We had a great time!
D, T, E, K, Z,
H, L, and F
June 4 - June 11, 2016
This was our first time in Yosemite. Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful cabin. It was great to come "home" to all the comforts. Thanks for all the amenities, it was such a blessing.
The M Family - S, C, H
N, J M, ? J & J J
May 27- May 31, 2016
Old college friends and spouses gathered here for a friend's wedding at Tenaya. This was the perfect place for _all_ of us. We had a fabulous time. Thanks for providing so many great extras - shampoo, lotions, etc - to make this stay comfortable.
C, A, K, L, S, J, T, J, & G
May 20-23, 2016
Awesome cabin. Thank you for having a "well-stocked" kitchen. Can't wait to bring the whole family here. Brady, our German Shepherd says "thanks" for being "dog friendly!"
A & B B
El Segundo, CA
May 5-15, 2016
This place never fails to generate new memories. Just magical.
[Very nice drawing of Yosemite Valley]
4 May 2016
Thanks _so_ much for the hard work and effort that goes into such an amazing house. It is the most incredibly well-stocked get-a-way we have stayed in in 25+ years! Everything was spotless and we were instantly "at home." We had a great visit to the gorgeous sites each day and a wonderful time to relax each evening.
All the Best!
The B Family
We loved staying here during our family vacation! We had folks from NY and NJ as well as San Diego We enjoyed sitting in the cabin. It was so wonderful to have all the comforts of home plus more! Despite some rain and snow, Yosemite was absolutely beautiful, It was a trip we won't forget! Thank you for sharing your amazing home with us!
J, M, & F from SD
K & W from SD
S & A from NY
Our family truly enjoyed the stay! Great location! Thank you for stocking the many extras, that really helped us out. We are already talking about our next visit. Thank you again from J, K, E, I, & C.
Jan 22-25, 2016
Thank you for letting us enjoy your lovely cabin. It accommodated our larger family perfectly. It was very well stocked more than any other place we've stayed in. The location was superb as well. Great cabin for family time & to enjoy Yosemite. Can't wait to come back to do it all again.
- The L Family
Jan 16-19, 2016
Thank you for allowing us to stay in your wonderful cabin. It is the most well stocked of homes we have every been in. There was nothing that we needed that we couldn't find. Our dog would also like to thank you for allowing us to bring him. It is not always easy to find a dog friendly cabin that is clean and comfy. This was a perfect spot for us to get together with our friends up north and their kids. Everyone is excited to return next year and we hope Big Pine will be available.
Jan 8-12, 2016
As I sit here writing this next to the warmth of the fire, I looked over at the recliner to see my boyfriend and our 6 month old daughter sleeping :-) Our dog Juno is dreaming away behind the loveseat. Heavenly.
We are taking off fairly early tomorrow, so I thought I would take a moment from watching European Vacation to say _THANK_YOU_ for providing such a lovely home!
We spent several days in the park, taking in the lovely -- [strikeout] Majestic is more like it! :-) -- sights and it was my boyfriend's first time to the park, so it was extra special for him! It was absolutely wonderful to come back here after long days spent in the snow and thaw out next to the fire.
We can't wait to come back! :-)
S, A, S and Juno (sketch of happy dog)
Dec 31 2015 - Jan 3, 2016
Thank you for another wonderful winter vacation! We love spending New Years here. There was so much snow for sledding this year! We all had fun. Thank you!
- K, S, A & D
Paso Robles, CA
Dec 23-30, 2015
Thank you for everything! We had a beautiful Christmas here in your home. A foot of snow...what a gift! Snow shoeing, sledding, tubbing, exploring -- Earned our Jr Ranger badges... Best time we have had at Christmas in years!
Hope to be back to check it all out in summer!
The A Family
Beautiful Home in an even more spectacular location. Thanks for a great Thanksgiving weekend.
B S & Family
We had a great snowy stay! (Drawing of pine tree with squirrel). This cabin is a nice, spacious but cozy, place to stay right next to Yosemite Valley. It is really beautiful out here, we hope to come again soon.
The Ms, the Ns & the C
Thank you so much for the wonderful stay in Yosemite! And for letting your house be dog and kid friendly. This was the perfect place for our whole family to spend a long weekend together. We loved our hike to Sentinel Dome and Taft Point as well as exploring the Valley. We enjoyed our time here!
-A, P, C, R and A
Our first time in Yosemite. What an awesome place! We loved our hikes and fanstastic views. Nature is so beautiful here. Big Pine cabin was perfect for us. House is lovely, feels so warm and is so well equipped. We enjoyed our time here so much. Thank you for your hospitality and all the best,
A, K, S and J T
Well stocked house & kitchen! Love the lotions in every room. You have thought of everything a guest may need. Thank you very much. We had an amazing weekend! Visited Yosemite daily, hiked up to Vernal Fall, Glacier Point, and Sentinel Dome. Also hiked all over the Yosemite Valley. Beautiful location & residence! Thank you again!
T & T
We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cabin. We found it to have everything we could possibly need. We visited Yosemite often and frequented the local coffee shop "Cool Bean" on days that we needed to rest our legs. The hike from the valley floor to Half-Dome is bretty though, especially when you get off the trail and add 2 miles to 16. It was a beautiful summit, however. We also hiked the valley floor and somehow got lost despite doing 10 miles. That was gorgeous nonetheless. The entire area is beautiful and a great escape from the big city life of Houston, Texas. We enjoyed the solitude and found comfort in playing Rummy(?) 500 and Scrabble. We even took the historical train tour through Sierra National Forest and went horseback riding down the road. Overall, our second week of marriage was made special because of your hospitality.
P.S. (from husband)
Go see Nelder Grove
because Mariposa is closed
The new Mrs & Mrs J
09 09 15
Much needed time back in Yosemite! :-) Big Pine was perfect for our stay & was just our speed. Will never do Hotel or Camping again! Lots of fun adventures during our stay:
1) Swing Bridge Trail in Wawona --> talk to the awesome rangers about shortcuts & must sees --> bring a swimsuit!
2) Lewis Creek trail --> no water this time of year but still fun! Saw mountain lion paw prints!
3) Glacier Point! If you have not been, you should go! Evening or early morn are best & less crowds.
4) Nelder Grove --> Shadow of Giants trail. Sicne Mariposa was closed, had to see these beauties somewhere else, worth the extra drive, however _DO_NOT_ do the google maps thru road 630, take 632!
5) Yosemite Valley: must see everytime. Standing on valley floor looking @ the views never gets old Vista points & sunset views are the best.
6) Tenaya Lodge, walking distance (so might as well visit)
-- Thanks for lending us your home for a few days. Very comfy & lots of great extras around the house, super spacious. Lots of BBQs & star gazing.
-- Thank your CJ for the awesome tips! Loved enjoying our space with the "pterodactyls." We watched & listened to them each morning!
Thanks again, we will be back!
The J family,
East Bay, CA :-)
Our time went by too quickly. Great house. Best supplied cabin I've ever been in! Thanks David for all your efforts to fix our miscommunication. We're going to Tenaya Lodge for a conference wish we could keep staying here! Had 3 great days playing in Y. Valley, almost no time to enjoy the house.
Dr. R K. & Dr. R A & L K.
We came up for a wedding in Wawona and stayed for some days to have some recreational fun. Weather has been nice and overall it was a good experience. This house was accommodating enough for our intended purposes. We did not use the Netflix as most other commenters in this log have mainly because we felt that spending engaging time with each other was a more beneficial use of our time and money. As far as other amenities, we found that this location was not ideal for a 3 year old mainly due to the fact that the game selection was minimal and outdated with many missing pieces.
On a separate note there were several recommendations that we sent in email as overall home maintenance and "fix its." We had a great time and would recommend to others that they should stay here in the future.
B, J, N, R, K
Santa Rosa & Novato, CA
P.S. If you are wondering why we were not "gushing" about how awesome, great, cozy the house is like the others in this log, it is because for the price paid per night it is expected that it is nothing less than top notch.
We had a wonderful stay at Big Pine! The house is so cozy and made us feel at home after long days of trekking the park. Definitely a place we put on our list to come back to.
The M Family
July 11-15 2015
The cabin is beautiful. Only thing I didn't like was the beds. We woke up every morning in pain. Tried to use blow up bed but it would be deflated after 1-1/2 - 2 hrs. Kids had a blast finding pine cones, sticks and the brick wall. We loved the porch and being able to sit outside except we were eaten by sketos. We had a nice experience and barely used the TV, internet or our phones. Thanks for this experience.
The H & B Family
July 3, 2015
H family reunion - 13 people (5 kids) together for the first time in a decade. Also - entirely wonderful in every respect - couldn't have been better - Thanks for such a lovely place, so well appointed and comfy!
P & M H and family -
June 21, 2015
Thank you so much for the beautiful fun time in your cabin! You guys thought of everything! Great vacation!
(heart) L W
+ D, E, E and R xo
June 22, 2015
Great family time in well appointed cabin. You thought of everything!!! Thanks for the memories!
R & D H
May 25, 2015
What a beautiful cabin in a beautiful setting. Everything was fantastic! Thank you so much!
L V - (S/L wedding)
After a long drive we arrived in the evening, tired and cold - we found a nice cozy and warm cabin with the lights on.
Thank you for this nice welcome!
B, A + S (dog)
5/10/15 From the Ws & Cs
Thank you so much for letting us stay at your wonderful cabin! It was so cozy and warm against the cold weather, and was nice to come back to after a wonderfully tiring hike. Everything worked out great and will definitely recommend it to other people.
Happy Mother's Day!
P.S. We loved the teas too!
5/7/15 - C from San Clemente & R from England
Your cabin felt like home. Thank you so much for the beautiful cabin for a week. We had sun, rain, & even snow, saw deer, squirrels, birds, and even bears up at Glacier Point. We can't wait to bring our friends and family.
Thank you. (heart) the T family
Thanks for letting us stay here it was warm and cosy. This cabin was well organized.
Thx alot (heart) The Ts
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! We had an awesome time; and hope to be back soon.
S F and Family
I had fun playing in the snow - E F
(pictures of "random happy face", picture of a house)
We enjoyed every minute of staying in this beautiful house. Thank you for providing such a wonderful and cozy house. We are looking forward to coming back.
Thanks from the Y family
Feb 16-20, 2015
We had a great time in your cabin. It was a perfect spot to return to after a long day spent in the park. You were not joking or exaggerating about the "home away from home" - found every little thing that one could imagine to need for cooking, entertaining, or simply relaxing in the cozy warmth of your family room. Thanks and see you soon!
The S family
Feb 6, 2015
What a perfect place for a family outing. You have thought of everything and that made it very easy for us to relax.
We will come back again and hopefully we will have snow.
W and R Families
Jan 16-19, 2015
Our first time here & most certainly not our last. A great cabin (thank you for being so thoughtful in what you provide for your guests), and a wonderful location. Everything we wanted and more.
The Hs and Cs
Jan 8, 2015
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay in your beautiful cabin! We couldn't get over how well-stocked it was. It seems you though of everything! This place accommodated both of our families with young children perfectly! The crib was a huge bonus! Thanks again!
The C and R Families
Dec 31, 2014 - Jan 3, 2015
What a perfect start to a wonderful new year! Talk about a home-away-from-home! We had everything we could possibly need, and more.
Great time with Grandma-Grandpa-Mommy-Daddy-7 year old and 3 year old. Snow play, visiting Yosemite, Fire, games, TV, laughing, talking, eating, and enjoying being together in your warm and gracious cabin. Thank you (:-)
-The Ws -- this is our 2nd time here!
& the Js
Dec 24-27, 2014
Thank you for supplying so many necessities! We really enjoyed the comfy furniture and yummy teas! After hours in the snows, it was nice to come home to your powerful heater and fire place! Such a beautiful cabin!
The L Family
Nov 30, 2014
We enjoyed a great Thanksgiving weekend here. The house was cold when we arrived, and we were not used to wearing sweaters all day since we live in Southern California. The park is wonderful, and so is your house once we had it heated up. This is one of the best equipped vacation homes we ever stayed in.
This was our first trip here - the accommodations were just great! Anything we needed to cook, clean, etc was available. Great times!
W & K
A wonderful restful place to stay. Wish ours had been longer. So comfortable and well stocked with everything you could need.
Thank you from
The Ws - Lincolnshire, England
The Ds - San Luis Obispo
"Great time!" Cabin and location perfect
Big Pine was a great place for our family. Great space for all of us. We appreciate everything provided in the house - made the stay very comfortable + much easier with our kiddos. Thank you!
The S Family
We came for a family wedding at Tenaya. Enjoyed a weeks stay visiting Yosemite, hiking, long walks in Mariposa Grove. Enjoyed a marvelous dinner at Erna's Elderberry Inn. Our 1 year old granddaughter made good use of the high chair and baby bed.
We would highly recommend this "home away from home"
The G Family.
We enjoyed our stay here. Thanks for everything.
P family August 2014
Beautiful place. We really enjoyed staying here. Thank you!
We very much enjoyed staying here - everything you need, plus a beautiful setting. So much to see + do here...it goes without saying!
The N Family
Loved staying at Big Pine! Beautiful setting, close to Yosemite, a lot of space, has everything you would ever need. Our family had a wonderful time visiting Yosemite and staying here at Big Pine. Thank you so much for making it work at the last minute. I think it was meant to be.
The K Family
30/7/14 B (15 yrs)
Thank you for allowing us to stay in your warm and welcoming home. The beds were very comfortable and provided us with a good template for some well needed relaxation after the "hustle and bustle" of Las Vegas. Excellent television service and Netflix was a main attraction! Once again, thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful home and we will certainly be recommending such a holiday to our friends back home in the UK!
The J Family x
Thank you for providing such a warm, comfortable, and inviting home for our family. The location was very convenient from the park entrance. The home was wonderfully stocked espectially the kitchen. We made dinner every night and it felt like home. The cable TV was very much appreciated.
The B Family
July 14-17, 2014
(Drawing of tree, mountains and setting sun)
We look forward to coming back here to see the beauty of God's theater in nature and to make new memories & to relive old ones. We made breakfast & dinner here and watched Ninja Warriors on the tube totally enjoying ourselves. Thanks for accommodating us with everything we needed & for making our stay here one of joy and warmth as a family. This home & Yosemite are unforgettable!
E, J, Pastor B, C, and B II
July 2-5, 2014
We enjoyed your teas. The beds were comfy and soft and the blankets are soooooo soft. Also um theres pretty flowers yeah.
(drawing of happy face "LOL!" and stick figure between two houses "I'm on a boat!")
The best trip we've had in a very long time! Couldn't have
looked for a better place to stay. Yosemite = who has words for
that? The cabin after = our kids loved the movies and we loved
R & E G plus our two kids and our mothers...
We had a lovely time here at the cabin. Spent our first evening at Mariposa Grove. Next day we hiked the Vernal and Nevada Falls. Day after that we hiked the valley and Taft Point. (really great views at Taft Point!!) The helpful signs remind us of our grandparents. Thank you for the WiFi, a nice amenity after long days of hiking. Our grandparents have kept a log at their beach house since 1972. It's a great source of family history now.
Sandy Springs MD
Los Angeles CA
P.S. If you haven't seen Mile - Mile and a Half on Netflix, we thought it was a very entertaining documentary of hiking the John Muir Trail from Yosemite to Mount Whitney.
Hello and Thanks.
Thank you so much from me and my wife.
-K's, N and L
We really enjoyed ourselves so very much. Very impressed with all the little things you had in the house that made it so comfortable! Close proximity to Yosemite - AWESOME!! Watched movies on the great TV at night, relaxing after long hikes in the park. Great kitchen, lots of supplies, easy to move around and feed our crew. Just wonderful! We'll be back!
L and crew
P.S. The kids suggested a hot tub would be The Bomb. :-)
5/12 - We had such a wonderful stay. The cabin has everything you need and more! Beautiful! Thank you!
The P Family
What a beautiful cabin this was! Spacious enough for all 8 of us. We hiked the 4 mile trail to Glacier Pt. It was a very treacherous hike but the views were spectacular. We loved the free Netflix and watched movies with the fireplace going every night. On our last night we made S'mores with the fire, which was a nice treat! Thank you for a wonderful place to stay and relax! It was perfect.
D, K, J H, C H, K, J T, J, and E M, from Lincoln, NE
GO BIG RED!
Thanks for a great place to rest and relax! It is a world away from Merced!
K and D D
Wow! This is such a beautiful house! It was the perfect place
for us to stay during this vacation. We enjoyed our stay here
very much. Thank you!
R L. L, M G. L, W F and J R. L
Thank you for allowing us to make memories for our families in your home. We had a great time.
V A & R boys
Great memories were definitely made here, thank you for allowing us to spend such a wonderful vacation in your beautiful cabin.
The C Family :-)
We spent a very lovely New Year's in your beautiful cabin! We loved the layout, the spacious deck... and the kids loved the upstairs "hideaways" - it was such an adventure for them. We enjoyed the fireplace - spent New Year's grilling and sharing in good conversation in the living room.
The views and walks were amazing - thank you for sharing your home with us!
The W Family
Our yearly Christmas vacation was amazing! We arrived to see snow everywhere! :-) Music playing and a clean, homey cabin - it felt like home -
Thank you David for being so patient w/ our travel plans. Great memories & beautiful experiences.
The G Family
We felt right at home from the moment we walked in. Thank you for helping us have a wonderful holiday!
The Gs & Lots of other family!
Oct 26- Nov 3
A surprise snow, fly fishing, big trees, a meeting of the Western Association of Map Libraries, a hearts lesson, Pop o matic Trouble, slow service at Tenaya (home cooking is better anyway). A great week on Railroad Ave.
-J J, Santa Barbara
-C 'JJ' T, Golden, CO
-M S, San Diego
Oct 18-20, 2013
What a weekend getaway!
Thank you, The N Family
Oct 5-8, 2013
Thank you for opening up your home - we had a wonderful time. One of the most relaxing vacations ever.
Yosemite was closed due to the Gov't Shut Down - however it didn't really matter.
We explored trails by Tenaya & visited Nelder Grove
A, R & C D
Sept 25 - 28
We had a wonderful time. We loved being so close to the park entrance. Kitchen amenities were perfect and space heaters kept the chill away. We'd definitely come back here & stay again.
-C, J, M, & L
What a great cabin to stay for our Yosemite trip! It is so well stocked and has everything your could possibly need.
Very clean and well taken care of too!
CJ the caretaker, made us feel welcome as soon as we arrived and showed us where to find a nearby trail for a small evening hike. David, the owner, even helped me trouble-shoot my WIFI connection problems on my iPad from afar! So helpful!
Thank you for a great stay!
C, A & H
Sept 11- Sept 14
Cabin is perfect. Thank you.
Praise God for his displayed magnificense!
We had an amazing time here! My family stayed here for my Yosemite Wedding at the Wawona Hotel. The cabin is gorgeous and relaxing - we don't want to leave! :-) Thank you for letting us stay here - we hope to return again.
The S Family (heart)
Santa Cruz, CA;
Norfolk, VA; and Los Angeles, CA
So gorgeous! Thank you _SO_ much :-)
8/14 - 8/18
We had a very relaxing time here. I even had the chance to bake an apple bread. Thanks for keeping the home stocked up! Having everything made our stay easier. We are leaving some chopsticks in your drawer. Hope we can come again.
The H & I Families
From Fremont, CA and Tokyo, Japan
What an amazing place! Some of our family members travelled here from Moscow, Russia! This is such a beautiful home!
(San Francisco, CA)
T & S Z
Thank you very much Suzanne & David!
We had a wonderful stay in your house. We appreciate how well you have it stocked for things we needed and forgot we needed. When we are back in this area we will be back here.
A & B Family
Superb accommodations - everything you can think of is provided. Really enjoyed our stay. The cranes nesting outside really made the trip for us. Fantastic location, we will be looking to make a return booking!
The B Family
Thank you for letting us stay here. It was fabulous!
-The N Family
June 20-23, 2013
The first few days of our trip were spent at Bass Lake at a resort where we stayed in Chalets. Needless to say we were not impressed with the accommodations there and would have much rather spent our entire trip here in your lovely cabin.
This cabin is the most well-stocked and organized place we have ever stayed. Our kids absolutely loved the playroom and it kept them out of our hair for a little while.
We look forward to coming back again!
C Family (Valencia, CA) &
C Family (Mission Viejo, CA)
June 15, 2013
Thank you for allowing us to stay in your wonderful cabin. This is the 2nd year we have brought our 4 little girls to Yosemite & the cabin is always a highlight. Your cabin is so cozy and very comfortable. It was so well stocked, I didn't need to bring 1/2 the things I packed! We enjoyed 4 wonderful days in Yosemite & loved coming "home" each evening to a gorgeous and peaceful place to rest. The girls don't want to leave. We plan on returning again! Thanks again for a great experience. Family memories to last a lifetime were made.
The K Family
T, J, M (10), A (8), C (5) & J (2)
Aliso Viejo, California
Memorial Day Weekend 2013
Had a really great time, great cabin & fully stocked for fun weekend.
Better than a hotel. Will be coming back.
The G Family
We had a fantastic time!
Thank you for your wonderful cabin - which was well stocked, comfy & cozy!!
We plan to return the near future!
The Ls &
4th April 2013
Thank you very much for making our stay so comfortable. The cabin was perfect and it felt just like home from home. Our time and experience in Yosemite will be remembered by all.
The Hs and The Es (UK)
Feb 15-18, 2013
We had such a wonderful time here! The cabin is incredibly clean and well-organized. Staying here made Yosemite a highly enjoyable experience.
The Ps H, L, :-), W, S, C
Los Gatos, CA
Feb 8-10, 2013
Wonderful cabin, well-stocked & organized. Plus great location for our jumping off point to Badger Pass for snow shoe track to Dewey Point. Homey & comfortable.
L, R, M
Alameda & Benecia, CA
Jan 8th-11th, 2013
-Hello! I had a great time with these 3 Germans and an Englishman in this wonderful cabin!
The cabin is well nice, extremely well stocked, & Yosemite is amazing. C.J. was extremely helpful & friendly too, even bringing grapefruits round to help with my cold! I hope to come back again in the future.
Jan 2 - Jan 5, 2013
We had a great time! The snow and sledding was great, and the valley was fun! Also the dog loved the snow!
We loved the cabin and had an amazing time. We sledded, and played in the snow. It was amazing.
Dec 28, 2012 - Jan 1, 2013 Happy New Year!
This house is fantastic! Thank you for keeping such fun and useful amenities! We loved the movies, games & snow toys, and did lots of cooking in the well-stocked kitchen. Having a 1-year-old, we were thrilled to find a crib & high chair, and even more excited to find the backpack carrier, which was put to good use. We spent a LOT of time sledding, and a couple of trips into Yosemite. Beautiful! We hope to be back here next year.
We had fun ice skating.
Merry Christmas! December 2012
We felt right at home & thank you for the beautiful accommodations. A beautiful Christmas Dinner was prepared complete with Prime Rib Roast & homemade apple pie. We look forward to a return trip sooner than later :)
Sincerely, The Os, Cs & Family XXOO
Paso Robles & Templeton California
Thank you for sharing your home. We appreciate all of the "stock" amenities, which are much more than most. This gives a thoughtful and welcome feeling.
The Ansel Adams views and of course all of the other formations, trees and sightings of wildlife in the YNP are amazing. It is great to take home with us the picturesque scenes we have only previously seen in books and movies.
A great Thanksgiving holiday!
C & G -- Jacksonville, Florida
A & M -- San Francisco, CA
Fantastic hide away in the middle of nature. Beautiful home, wooden chalet. Loved all of our stay here. Yosemite is beautiful, scenery is awesome.
Thank you again.
(G L, UK) P + M H
+ N P, Templeton, CA
This is the perfect "3-C" cottage...
Convenient - Comfortable - Charming.
It's also quiet...but that doesn't start with C.
Our intrepid group of four thoroughly enjoyed our stay...A perfect time of year in a wonderful location.
W, C, S & D
We all very happy that we can stay in your lodge. We feel we are back home. We enjoyed our times here and had a wonderful sharing. Thanks for everything.
D & friends
(smiley face and thumbs up)
We all want to thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home. We enjoyed our stay and we are very grateful for stocking it. God Bless you and your family you made our reunion very memorable.
We loved the cabin - it's nice and comfortable and the deck is great! (Suggestion: a colored reflective tape at the level division would help at night!)
Thank you for letting us stay -- we hope to come back in the future!
L and M
P.S. it would be great if the caretaker would make sure to turn off alarm clocks set to 3:20 am for new guests who _don't_ want to get up that early!!!
We had a wonderful few days here in the cabin and particularly enjoyed sitting on the terrace - with a beer or two. This was our first trip to Yosemite - we were hugely impressed. Yesterday evening we stayed in the park until sunset to take photographs of Half Dome in the changing light. Our visit here is part of a bigger trip, taking in four nights in San Francisco, and now on to Carmel. All very enjoyable!
P and J
T and A H
Walton-on-Thames, Surry, England
Aug 31, 2012
Thank you for making this a most memorable trip. Although we have visited Yosemite many times in the past, we have not stayed in a cabin. Yours has exceeded all our expectations! C.J., your housekeeper, was most pleasant. The neighbors were friendly. Everything was as it should be.
We look forward to returning in the future. Thank you again.
Santa Maria, CA
August 21, 2012
Many thanks for providing a wonderful home for our family to stay in for our trip to Yosemite. Loved the convenient locations to the southgate entrance. We really felt like we were at home when we returned each day from our excursions into the park. Never once did we feel we were missing somthing because your house is so well stocked!
*****! Thanks again!
(San Luis Obispo, CA)
We had a great three days staying at your house and visiting Yosemite. We came a long way to do this and it did not disappoint in the least! We saw as much as we could but always allowed time for relaxation every afternoon on the deck. We really appreciated all the little touches around the house. Your pride of ownership really shows!
T, E, S and P
The stay was awesome! I stayed in the futon room by myself. Even though the TV did not work it was still awesome. Good place to play hide-and-go-seek :-) We did! We also went to the General Store. More stuff than you would think!
Thanks for our stay,
Mario Williams plays for the Bills!
My wife and I plus five (5 of 6 came) of our children arrived here yesterday. We met the next door neighbor (Bob) very friendly but lonely. His wife just passed a few weeks ago. Bob is almost 90 and you can tell was married to his love for a long time (40+ years). We made some brownies and gave some to him. Go meet him and say hello. Life is Precious. Time is more Precious. Spend it wisely! We haven't seen any part of the park yet but will today and I will get back to you...(:-) IT WAS AWESOME!
This was an incredible vacation. We went hiking, swimming, horseback riding, and lots more. Thank you for letting us stay here. It truly is a magnificent house!
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We all want to thank you so much! We have been to different cabins but this one was definitely the best! It is a beautiful cabin and I wanted to stay for another week. Thank you so much for letting us stay here!
Thank you! (drawing of large artistic flower)
Los Angeles, CA
(peace sign) THANK YOU
This was a fabulous vacation! This a a great location for sight seeing. I hope to be staying here again. The size was perfect. I absolutely loved the trip. You definitely am going to stay again. 5 stars *****
(5 hearts & !)
Love, M L M and L
D g and e
Orange County, CA
G and M
Great place, loved it. The cabin had everything we needed plus everything we wanted. Location is also great.
Thanks for a great place.
M & J
Castro Valley, CA
June 28, 2012
The B family had a great time at Yosemite. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this wonderful house, so well stocked and comfortable and close to Yosemite! Our daughter's wedding was fantastic, on our family will long remember.
We enjoyed eating on the deck with all the family and the little ones running circles around the house.
Thanks so much!
L and R B
San Juan Capistrano, CA
June 20, 2012 (Solstice!)
We really enjoyed our stay in your inviting cabin! Thanks so much especially for the amenities you provided for small children. The high chair & crib were a great help to us + enjoyed a lot of use! Such a great location & incredibly comfortable, even in the warm temperatures this week. Thanks for providing such a great gateway to Yosemite! We'll be back!
J & P & D & T & G
& J & E H
My favorite part was that we are able to watch movies on the TV. -T
My favorite thing was the TV/VHS. The dish network thingy was inoperable, so we watched movies. I (heart) Fantasia! Also thanks a bundle for the WIFI. - D.
June 15, 2012
Well we are back for the second time. Again everything was wonderful. Thank you David! We will be back!
N & S
June 11, 2012
We enjoyed your house. Thanks very much! Very close to park. Was very impressed with how well stocked the house was. We had a great trip.
The Gs + Bs
May 25, 2012
We enjoyed our week-long stay very much! The cabin is warm, inviting, and comfortable. We had a 2 year-old, 11 month old, and 8 month old (all boys!) with us, and this is the first VRBO place that we've stayed in that has catered to children. The cabin is also well-stocked ~ thank you! We had 4 memorable days in Yosemite and chose to spend 2 days of relaxation here! The deck and the fireplace were highlights!
May 16, 2012
It was Fantastic!
My family really enjoyed this lodge and Yosemite.
I, no I mean We will never forget this trip!
The Ks (smiley face)
May 13, 2012
We had a great weekend! The cabin is beautiful and we are looking forward to staying again!
(heart) The Hs
Los Osos, San Luis Obispo, CA
Apr 29, '12
This cabin Rules! We really enjoyed the central location. We had a great time using the fully stocked kitchen for great meals after a long day at Yosemite. We will be keeping you in mind for our next trip to Yosemite.
J, G, L, R, K
Los Angeles, CA
Had a great time at the cottage. Much more convenient than a hotel! Made it into the valley once, Spectacular. Sadly an unexpected 4-6" of snow curtailed more exploration. Snow chains are a must! Roads went from clear to ice rink in less than an hour. The forecast continues to look worse, so we will have to curtail our vacation and head home early while we can. We will be back.
Los Gatos, CA
You don't know me but I Love your house! Very well organized efficient and a great place to be.
Thanks so much. G
p.s. - the flour is in the freezer -
YOSEMITE #2 (DRY) --> '12
#1 (SNOWGALORE) '11
1-6 to 1-8 Thank you so much! My family had a wonderful time.
Your home is so welcoming. We will see you again. S.
12/27-30/11 - We had a wonderful, restorative stay at your
cabin! We love the location! We hiked the valley floor, ice
skated at Tenaya and caught a movie in Oakhurst. (Our teenagers
are in to thrift shopping and found great treasures!) We'll see
you again! (heart)
12/19/11 - Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A wonderful home
to get away for some quality family time. Great location and a
peaceful place to be.
Thank you! - The Ls.
All the comforts of home, and then some. We truly relaxed and enjoyed our surroundings. Great peaceful energy in this place - we weren't ready to leave but are planning on returning next Spring. The BBQ at Todd's in Oakhurst is off the hook!
M & S
Thanks for everything in this great home. We got married on 10/28! We'll be back to do this again.
T + D K
This beautiful peaceful place gave me the opportunity to fall in
love all over again. Thank you Yosemite and Thank You for this
magical palace in the woods.
October 15th - 2011
We enjoyed staying in your beautiful home, we loved it very much. A home away from home! A wonderful "Mountain home" - the beautiful decor fits the mountain scenery. Very clean too! We found everything we needed - a real pleasure to live in it.
Thank you for making our vacation so special, we hope to come back next year!
Son - A H
+ Steffi - Dog
Sept 24-Oct 8, 2011
My wife and I have been talking about coming to Yosemite for almost as long as we have been together. We hiked to Vernal Falls, Sentinel Dome, Taft Point, West Valley Floor, Wawona Point, Gaylor Lake, Tanaya Lake, Hetch Hetchy and drove to the end of Tioga Rd and to Glacier Point. We also drove down to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. It is hard to pick a favorite hike or a favorite day. We would recommend Embers at Tenaya Lodge and the pizzeria. Our favorite restaurant was Emma Elderberries in Oakhurst which was very expensive but was a lifetime experience. The house was perfect for us sitting under the Sugar Pines and watching the snow fly. We will recommend the lodge to anyone and everyone. We will miss the Sierra mountains.
_J + L S_
23rd Sept 2011
We loved staying at your cabin. It has so much character and everything you could possibly need. I loved waking up in the morning, looking out and finding myself amongst the trees. The kids loved looking for wildlife, particularly the squirrels.
The cabin is in a fantastic location -- close to the park entrance and to Tenaya Lodge.
The only dissapointing think was we couldn't stay for longer.
Many thanks for a great stay
N, J, B, E & L L
Sept. 20, 2011
Thank you _so_ _much_ for making our stay in Yosemite all the more special! Everything about the cabin -- location, amenities, "little touches" -- all added up to a memorable time.
Again, a very big Thanks!
J & M S
San Diego, CA
Had a blast! Loved the cabin we will definitely be back. It was so nice + clean. Perfect location.
The v Hs
Hs & Hs
Thank you from the Ms, Ns & Hs. We had a great stay and
hope to be back again. The weather was perfect, the park
beautiful, and the friends exactly what you want friends to be.
This lodge is so nice and we had a lot of fun. Thank you so much for
letting us stay here. We loved watching movies at night and
eating our meals on the deck outside. Thanks again!
-The F Family
We absolutely fell in love with your home! Thank you so much
for allowing us to stay here, it made our trip to Yosemite a million
times better! I would write you more, but we are walking out the
& J, D, M, & L
8-11 August 2011
Thank you H-M family for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home! We enjoyed swimming at Big Creek Falls (now B is ready for Pittsburgh) and the rewarding hikes to Taft Point and Sentinel Dome. Some of us have never been to Yosemite before and we're so grateful that we were given the opportunity to, especially before college!
B, D, D and S
PS: "Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?"
PPS: "Oooooooooh you gonna take me home tonight?"
3-6 August 2011
All three generations of us family thoroughly enjoyed the space and comfort of your super cabin and it is a great base for exploring.
Wish we could stay longer.
P, C, E, & N S - Ciruvatti
D & F T Portsmouth, England
Had a great time - meals on the deck were great - very peaceful. Will definitely be back. Thank you David & Suzanne!
The Ss & The Ds
We enjoyed the spaciousness and amenities of the cabin, and its close proximity to the park entrance. Our treat on our final night was seeing a huge bear lumbering down the street!
The Bs -
K, A + E
Perfect location, spacious and clean. We loved it. Thank you for sharing your home with us. It was a real treat to have it stocked so well with kitchen stuff. The pizza from Tenaya Lodge was terrific. We hope to return soon!
S, A, E, K, M, L, & E
H Downers Grove, IL
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The proximity to Yosemite's south entrance made it possible for us to do 3 separate day trips - to the valley floor, to Glacier Point, and to Mariposa Grove. Your kitchen had everything we needed to make yummy dinners when we came back to the cabin. We loved the huge deck - great for morning coffee and late afternoon reading. We felt very blessed to have amazing weather throughout our 4 day stay.
Thank you so much,
J, D, S & E W
Santa Rosa, CA
We enjoyed our stay. It was great to be so close to Yosemite. The house was nice and comfortable - lots of space. We appreciated how well stocked it was.
We would definitely return + won't hesitate to recommend your house.
M + D Y
S, M, E, Z & V friend
<Panama City Beach, Florida>
Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home. We loved how supplied the whole house is. We were thrilled at how many beds there were.
The B Family
L, M, S, A, + T
6-29-11 -- 7-10-11
This house is sooo cool! We all love our bedrooms and the sunroom and the view from the deck is AMAZING!!! It's so nice how much food and supplies they have in the kitchen! We also _love_ how the TVs have so many channels! This is a nice neighborhood and town. Thank you!
R, J, S & M B
(hearts across bottom of page)
June 8-12, 2011
We've had a perfect vacation. The house was very comfortable for all of us, and the quiet + beauty of the area -- as well as a couple trips to the valley -- made it a wonderful stay. We loved taking the walk out Big Sandy Road and up towards Fresno Dome too!
J, K, O, S, A & T K
Santa Monica, CA
May 30 - June 1, 2011
What a fantastic vacation!
We loved the cabin! It was so nice to come "home" each night and have such a great place to relax. We enjoyed cooking dinner, having a fire, and relaxing with hot chocolate and a board game.
Yosemite was absolutely gorgeous! We loved all the sights of the valley floor, and we were awe struck by the vistas of Glacier Point. The hiking we did was great, and Mariposa Grove was awesome.
This stay has definitely turned us on to the joys of a quiet vacation rental instead of a busy, crowded hotel -- Thanks!
J & L A and D & C
Cleveland OH San Francisco
May 13-15 2011
We enjoyed our stay at your comfortable cabin. We had all the comforts of home and appreciate that you thoughtfully stocked the kitchen, especially coffee! Thank you! We brought my sister and her family who were visiting from India and Yosemite and your cabin were the best way for them to get introduced to the United States!
The S & S families
Palo Alto CA
April 24-27, 2011
Thank you for sharing your wonderful cabin! We enjoyed spending a family vacation together with our family before our 2 oldest head off to college. We enjoyed many hikes by day, and loved coming back for reading, fires, hot chocolate, movies and laughs!
The W Family
April 19-24, 2011
Thanks for this fabulous - huge cabin. We had more room than we know what to do with. My boys loved the snow "tunnel" in front of the kitchen window. Everything was clean & wonderful & comfortable!
The L Family
April 11-16, 2011
The R family loved being at your spacious but cozy cabin. Met the pleasant neighbors and like having all the snow here though in the midst of the storms sounds like quite an adventure! 7 feet -- much still piled past the windows!
We were treated to a light snowfall -- just flakes ~ 1 day this week.
Got to see a bear at Yosemite Valley and all the beautiful land here.
Thank you for providing such comfortable accommodations!
J, S, & C
April 10, 2011
Thank you for sharing your cozy + comfortable home with us. We had a fabulous time! We definitely plan on coming back soon.
Hermosa Beach, CA (sun face)
All I can say is WOW! We saw it all - heaps of snow falling, gorgeous sunshine, carriage rides, ice skating, snowball fights, shoveling, two trips to the valley.
I can't imagine a better location to get stuck in a snowstorm. Heaps of thanks to you!
R and S D
It was fun in the cabin _very_ cozy all the families had a great time! Loved the snow! :-)
The B Family (star)
The P Family (:-)
Arroyo Grande CA, Atascadero CA
We had a great time! the cabin is great... cozy, clean and
adorable! Our families had a lot of fun in the snow!
The C Family
The D Family
Santa Clarita, CA
December 27-30, 2010
We loved your wonderful cabin. Lots of snow, kids had so much fun. Very nicely located. Close to everything -
K & Q B
C & the B Family
December 21-25, 2010
Y O and family
Thank you for the fabulous cabin it was the best I've ever stayed in the snow was fantastic and the house was very beautiful. It was a wonderful place to spend part of the Christmas season. Thank you.
December 18-21, 2010
Thank you for the great accommodations in your wonderful cabin! We loved the spacious lay out and all the amenities! We had a great time ice skating at Tenaya Lodge and Snowboarding /Skiing at Badger. The snowfall was incredible while were here - kids had epic snowball fights!
The G Family
December 4-7, 2010
Thank you for allowing us the joy of staying at your cabin with such last minute notice. The park is beautiful this time of year. Snow shoeing at Badger Pass & Mariposa Grove were amazing - as was the lack of crowds and stinky tour buses! Your cabin made us feel right at home. We'll be back soon.
J & K (San Jose CA)
10/22/10 - 10/24/10
Had a very nice time visiting the area!
Thanks, S & M C, Santa Ynez
Thank you for sharing your beautiful cozy cabin with us. It was a true blessing. We had a great time.
J, G, & I
Simi Valley, CA
Hi David & Suzanne,
We had a great time staying at your house. It was very convenient for my meetings @ Tenaya Lodge, and much more spacious.
We will recommend this to others and hope to return.
J & D
Our family has had a great time. The cabin is the perfect base for everything we wanted to do.
Thank you for providing all the comforts of home.
We will not hesitate to stay again and to recommend to others.
G + family
Santa Barbara, SFO, England
Stay from 9/8-9/12
Thank you for the wonderful use of your home. Everything you could think of was right at your fingertips...which makes life traveling so much easier. Your home + forest just beautiful!
Sierra + Maya (our Huskies) had a great adventure.
We had a great time!
R + J C
(Long Beach, CA)
We had a great time!
We Explored the West Coast and loved it!
The M's (Long Island, New York)
We had a great time. It was really convenient to be next to the Tenaya Lodge, and be able to have great meals, information, etc, at our fingertips. What a way to sleep, in those flannel sheets. We hope to be here next summer. We loved your cabin!
Newport Beach, CA.
My son-in-law in Arkanas is T M (father-J M)
Your place couldn't have been nicer. We felt blessed to stay here.
M H (mother of Richard, Little Rock, AR.)
R H (Newport Beach, CA.)
A H (wife of R)
M H(Little Rock, AR.)
J L (Seattle, Wash.)
I love your cabin so much.
K, J and J
We have a wonderful time here. Thanks for the convenience and fun time. We love your home. Hopefully we'll be back in the near future.
The N family
We had such a wonderful time here. The whole family is so blessed to have Margaret who helped us and who was very accommodating. Thank you so much and we'll see you soon.
God bless you...
The G family
Simi Valley, CA
We loved your house!! We had a great time and hope to return here in winter.
M & D M & Friends
1/7/09 Canada Day :-)
Thank you! As a self professed city-girl, I thoroughly enjoyed your cabin in the woods. Coming from CANADA, it would've been great to stay here during the winter months. Maybe next time.
J and family
Thank you for a great stay. We will see you next time.
M S/S & family
Good bye to the cabin in the woods.
We always enjoyed our visits and enjoyed your rustic charm. We have fond memories of our time spent with you. If we never see you again, you shall always be special and hold a warm place in our hearts.
F, I, & B S
Santa Maria, CA
Thank you for sharing your great cabin. We had a wonderful time. I had a great birthday, and our grandson loved the Sugar Pine Railroad.
N, A, J, A, & C
Thank you for a lovely time!
From: R, H, P jr and P R, K H, P & M T.
Grotto Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
Thank you for a great time!
A G :-),
E J :-),
K P & family
Thanks for the wonderful cabin this is our 2nd time in this cabin and this is the nicest cabin ever! If it's not sold by the next time we come we're definitely taking this cabin again! THANKS AGAIN!
This is the finest cabin I've ever been in ever, it's the best! We would buy it but it's really expensive, and isolated.
T P and family
Thanks for the fun time! We had a blast. Your house was great - all of us slept great + had lots of fun!
K's and R's
Yosemite - (...3 lines of calligraphy...)
from Los Angeles
Thanks so much for a wonderful weekend. This house rocks. We will be back.
H & A
Thank you very much.
Your fabulous house surprise us a lot.
We had such a great time here! Loved the house!!
Moreno Valley, CA
Beautiful home, will come back next year but to stay longer than 2 days. Love the snow & the weather, had lots of fun.
Dec 28 to Dec 30, 2007
My mom had a wonderful time. My dad did too. My brothers and I were playing with so much snow and if we weren't playing with snow, we were eating at your very nice table or playing with your beautiful TV. Your beds were very comfortable and we had a great time. Thank you.
9 year old B
7 year old K
7 year old E
? year old B (mom)
? year old R (dad)
Nov 30- Dec 1, 2007
We had a fabulous time. The cabin was perfect even more than we expected! We had a great family getaway. We are hoping to come back in the early summer! Thank you for sharing your wonderful cabin with us.
Y, F, L, S
E, L & G
Nov 26, 2007
This has been a wonderful escape from everything! Roasting marshmallows, playing cards in such a cozy place. A great place to make memories! We thank you so much!
S & T M
Nov 11, 2007
The cabin was treat. We had a great stay. It was a very relaxing trip.
October 20, 2007
This was a memorable and unforgettable few days. Your home really felt like our home. Thank you for the sweet memories and the peace and tranquility. We shall never forget!
C & M
October 14, 2007
Fireplace was a lifesaver during the rainy nights, but beautiful days for hiking. Thanks again,,
P E, et al
San Francisco, CA
Aug 23-26, 2007 - Dad & I & B
Thanks again for a wonderful vist. We needed a break from S.M. and our busy lives.
Aug 16th-19th, 2007
Thank you very much for this cabbin! From: M R Girl!!!
P.S. I really liked the train ride!!! What a great retreat! Two families had a wonderful time.
P, S, B & M
M, T & N
P.S. Make reservations for the horseback riding. Good Times!
28 July-4 Aug 2007
This was a wonderful get-away for us while attending a conference @ Tenaya Lodge. Thank you for your hospitality! We had a great time.
C, C, I, K & I
Other than the bugs and the cobwebs, this cabin is really cool! It's really nice and has lots of space. Consider getting a hot tub on the porch. It's huge and empty and could definitely use one! Thanks for the great stay! :-)
(heart)- A (heart)
July 6-9, 2007
We had a GREAT time. This place is HUGE! Very nice and clean. The first night we got here there was a deer walking on the path right in front of our car.
Thanks a bunch
The W family
J, T, S, C,& C
July 3-6, 2007
Thank you for a wonderful stay.
- M K
S & F S
Thank you for the most lovely cabin!
We _really_ enjoyed it!
Laguna Niguel, CA
July 8, 2007
Thank you for the beautiful cabin we injoyd it a lot we liked it in side I had a good time at Yosemite.
July 1, 2007
We had a great time! I liked the house alout; it was the best cabin I've seen and been to. Me and my friend C played Gameboy in the cabin early in the morning.
July 1, 2007
I had a supieer time My favorite place was the watering hole.
June 26, 2007
We had a good time. Love O, E, R, S
Our family enjoyed the amazing veiw from the porch. We played lots of family games and had breakfast every morning. We visited Yosemite and it was fabulous. The trees here are amazing. Theres no better place to stay!
-The S family M, D, D, M and L! Thanks a ton :-)
Ponte Vedra Bch, Florida (bird sketch)
5/31-6/2/07 We had a wonderful family get-away here. My brother , sister-in-law, niece + nephew all brought our 89 year old father to visit Yosemite once again. He was raised in the park. Our grandma worked @ the Ahwahnee Hotel and he attended the school in Yosemite Valley. Having us all together & seeing his favorite place on Earth again has made him so happy and this cabin housed us all perfectly! Good times sunning on the deck & playing Scrabble on the floor in front of the fire in the evening! And what a privilege to be among the Great Trees!
-L, T, C, K, T, & R
April 26-28 Four generations stayed & enjoyed this cabin immensely. The patriarch & matriarch came all the way from Indiana. Their daughter & husband & granddaughter & the great grandchildren moved here from Indiana between 2002 & 2004 to Atascadero. We enjoyed this same cabin one year ago & brought back our parents & daughter & her children. Very relaxing & lovely
C & V T N & R E and J
We had a wonderful two nights, perfect weather. The park was in it's full glory. 2nd time to stay here - keeps getting better. What a great place to stay. R, N, J, C, C, C, and N.
4-10-07 P, J + PJ K - Cathedral City, Calif
"Thank you for a _wonderful_ get away!"
Thank you for a wonderful, peaceful time in this beautiful place. And your good company.
Thank you for cousy, stylish home, everything was wonderful, but there were three families and we ordered three queeen size beds - you gave us only two big beds. I think next time everything will be perfect! Thank you again, love O, K, P
April 02nd, 2007
We had a lovely time here in your beautiful home. Thank you!!
Had a really nice time. From the I family
Feb 15, 2007
We had a wonderful time here. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your cabin. This place is beautiful. Thank you so much.
E and T H
A great trip - L
Had a good time - A
I liked my room - J O
We had a fun time. Thank you for letting us enjoy the cabin. The large fireplace was grand and we had a dream vacation tons of snow; we built a snowman and had an all around good time. G
Thanks for the use of your comfortable home! You helped us enjoy Yosemite and sharing family time together- K & F P, C & C J
We had a great time in Yosemite! The cabin is in a perfect location and we found the beds very comfy after a day of hiking. Thanks for allowing us to use your cabin for our family vacation. S & L R, H D & L M
"Aaron's Sugar Pine Big Tree Cabin"
Since I was a little girl, I dreamed of visiting Yosemite. In my mind, the National Parks were places of wonder and grandiose beauty. When I entered this beautiful abode, I knew this was something special! I only wished my son and his family could be here with us. They too, would be humbled by such a gift. We are making every day count and will regreat having to leave all too soon. Your beautiful home has provided us respite. I have no doubt that this gorgeous gem will shine in my most dearest memories forever. I'm older now, but thank you from the heart....for making a little girl's dream come true.
10-10-06 B & S T
We had a great time. Nice home, felt comfortable. We will be back if you don't sell it. The TV in the bedroom does not work in the large bedroom.
The G's :-)
10/1/06 - SLICE OF HEAVEN AND I WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK THANK YOU VERY MUCH...C K/TAMPA FL
10/1/06 My Bday was spectacular! Thx T (CA)
10/1/06 - More than we hoped for - thank you for allowing us to share your lovely cabin - S & G M, Tampa, Florida
9/28 J & A H - Sacramento CA
My daughter loved your home
28th of September 2006
Wonderful cabin, beautiful setting! Two days were not long enough! :-( Thank you! :-)
M & B G and P & P A
7-31-06 I know you're supposed to sign this the day you leave, but I have to say I already love the place! Thanks!!!
7-27-06 7-30-06 Beautiful house.
We had a great time
7/15 - 7/20 - We had a wonderful time! The house is beautiful decorated. Thank you!
I, V, E, J
E, N T,S C
Indeed a delightful surprise in the middle of the woods - exactly the peaceful retreat we needed. Thank you for providing us with an opportunity like that.
S & family
Texas & Michigan
Can't tell you what a pleasant surprise, indeed a delight it was to discover that the product was better than advertised. Your house is decorated so tastefully and thoughtfully as to make our stay totally enjoyable.
S & M S
B, D, E, Y, R T
We had a wonderful time with friends and family.
Happy life together
E & E S - Colorado
Beautiful area - beautiful cabin! Loved our stay - The G's - Florida
5/29/06 - Nice TV hard to turn on cool :-) Nice place E, S, + The H's
5/27/06 - Wonderful and comfortable cabin. We truly enjoyed our stay! B, T, E, & A Z :-)
5/27/06 I love this place C Family
5/27/06 Sweet cabin dude thanks a ton peace J
5/23/06 Thanks much! M, S, H & S
5/13/06 Great place for R&R and a good night's sleep - C, P, C, & V
April 2006 F-D family -> we enjoyed it. Thank you.
N A Nov 24 I really love it. It has a butiful porch. And a good vew in the room upstairs by (heart) S A Nov 25 I realy love it here. It's so beautiful out on the porch. I just love this beautiful cabin!
Nov 10-12 P, AM, E & B S Enjoyed your cabin so much. A real "after harvest treat".
Nov 10-12 C S Thank you. Lovely place.
Oct 2005 Great way to spend my birthday! Very enjoyable - P L & friends
Oct 8-13, 2005 Dad & I - K, L, B, C, I Family - fresh air - fine food & wine - our thanks for a fine time.
September 25, 2005 N P Your pens need ink!
September 25, 2005 C & J S "Thank you soooo much for the
wonderful company and sharing your beautiful cabin with us!"
September 25, 2005 A J Great time! All your hard work has really paid off. Really nice spot.
July 16-22, 2005 R, C, & C C
Thanks for the memories!
July 6-9, 2005 M, C, & B B Thank you for the blessing your cabin is beautiful
July 2-5, 2005 R H & friends Thank you
June 9-12, 2005 Dad & I Thanks so much!