We had a truly great time here, and Todd was very good with helping us out. We were booked under very short notice for my sister's surprise engagement, and everything went smoothly. It was just perfect!
I stayed here with three other friends to use the treehouse as a base for visiting Yosemite. It's only a 5 minute drive to the small town of Mariposa which is a quaint town filled with various restaurants and shops.
It would take around 30 minutes to drive into Yosemite from the treehouse and the views along the drive are fantastic.
The treehouse was perfect for us. There was plenty of space for us to have a bedroom each. The living room was a perfect size to rest in after a busy day in the park. The kitchen was immaculate and stocked with all of the equipment you could need. The hot tub was ideal for relaxing in and staring at the stars.
The balcony all surrounds 70% of the property and gives you a lovely view of the surrounding hills.
The only thing that I think needs adding is another outside light near the bbq as one isn't enough but this wasn't enough to cause any issues.
To say that I would recommend this rental is an understatement. We have already decided that we have to visit Yosemite again and we have all agreed that the treehouse is the only place we will stay at.
We had excellent contact with the owners before we rented and after we had rented that didn't change.
Bob was an excellent host. Great place - bass lake nearby is a vacation wonderful vacation spot . The location is not too far from the park. Breakfast variety was good. Relaxing stay. Would go back
We were choosing between Tenya Lodge and renting a cabin and I'm so happy we chose the cabin. It's 35 minutes closer to the valley, was immaculate, and had plenty of space. Our teenagers loved the hot tub at night after a full day of hiking and the cabin has a great selection of games we played each night. The cabin is essentially brand new and was extremely clean when we arrived. The worst thing I can say about it is that they didn't have paper towels there. If that's the worst thing, I think you're doing alright. Would highly recommend this to anyone going to Yosemite.
Okay I want to qualify my 5 stars based on some other comments. I live in a very nice house that was built in the late 1890s so you can’t make old new but it still can be very nice. The Tree house is not brand new but that does not mean it still can’t be awesome. I read some of the other reviews and I won’t hold it against the house for being lived in. We were there in May of 2014. We needed a place to finish our week at Yosemite and this worked out great. The house was a little big for my wife and I but the price was perfect compared to staying in the park. Travel time even with construction to the valley parking lot was about 50 minutes, but it’s an awesome drive. I made the drive multiple times that week and never got tired of the view. Rent a nice convertible Mustang or Camaro and embrace the drive enjoy the drive along the river and in and out of the Valley floor. I doubt your commute to work is this spectacular. You have to be inside the house to truly appreciate how nice/cool/neat it is. This would be a great place for families. Kids would love this house. Couples would love the great room with giant couch and fireplace. As mentioned by some of the other post Hot Tub was awesome. Loved the view of the stars from the tub even watched a distant thunderstorm one night. As older hikers, making the drive back to a warm hot tub is priceless. If I could talk my teenagers in to going to Yosemite the treehouse would be the perfect family escape. Great laundry room as well. We only used the Master bedroom but the bed was very comfortable. Again old tired hikers appreciate these things. My days of sleeping on rocks and sharing cold showers are hopefully over. The Treehouse is well worth the drive and of course you are paying probably half of what it cost to stay in the park and you have the place all to yourself. My wife and I were celebrating our 8th anniversary and we both agreed this was the best vacation of our lives. Our relaxing evenings at the Treehouse and sunrise breakfast on the deck played a part in that. The owner Todd was very responsive and we had no problems with anything in the house he also gave us great suggestions to help make our first trip to Yosemite a wonderful one.
Travel tips buy gas in Mariposa which is only about 15 minutes away I never bought gas in the park. Even Midpines gas was pretty reasonable. Every time I passed reasonable gas I filled up whether I needed it or not. If you got to Mariposa Grove you can get groceries over in Oakhurst or Marripssa Even Groceries in the Park Grocery store aren’t too bad we grilled steak and chicken and also went to Happy Burger in Mariposa one night. Don’t let location be negative again the drive is beautiful and a lot less painful than $500 a night for just a room in the park.
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