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Review of Yosemite Ridge Resort

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Yosemite Ridge Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Mill Valley, CA
1 review
“Great stay - would definitely return!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2009

This was our second stay at Yosemite Ridge Resort and definitely not our last! This resort was perfect for our family because it is close to the park, but not in the middle of a zillion campers. We stayed in one of the cabins and were very happy. It was clean and well stocked with everything we needed (dishes, extra blankets, etc.). The staff was very courteous and helpful with everything from checking in late to advice on navigating our way through the park. It's super convenient in that there is a gas station and small grocery store located right on the grounds. There is also a wonderful restaurant just a 3 minute walk up the street.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TheTravellingTrio45
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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New England
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2009

Coming from New England we didn't know what to expect, but I have to say that our cabin-with the fully sheeted double bed, towels in the bathroom, full size refrigerator, stocked cabinets of glassware and utensils, satellite TV and air conditioning was far more than we expected. Actually, if we had two more couples, there was very adequate space in the loft and the futon in the living room. The cabin was clean, quiet to any outside noise and so close to the gates to Yosemite that it allowed us to returned to the National Park frequently. The on site general store came in handy when we ran out of wine and munchies. And it was nice to be able to fill up the car with gas before we said our good byes. We will book again for next year!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank PatrickNewEngland
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San Diego, CA
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2009

This was convenient place for us to stay before heading off to do a whitewater rafting trip with Zephyr Rafting on the Tuolumne River. We parked our 25ft motorhome here with water and electrical hook-ups. It wasn't pretty or "nestled in pines" and certainly wasn't even that inviting to sit outside, but it served it's purpose before rafting and moving on to a more beaufiful spot inside Yosemite.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank 3ways
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Santa Maria, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2009

We arrived on a Saturday with one teenager. Talk about hospitality! From check in it was great. We found our RV site, full hookups, gravel, level, and "Dave" the cable guy hooked us up with a loaner Direct TV box for the week. Joe, (the owner) and his fiance would take their nightly walks around with their dogs greeting the newly checked in guests.
The rainbow pool was yes, a small drive (3 miles), but worth it, and not a big deal of a drive. We thought "who needs a built in pool with jumping and yelling kids?"..

We drove daily to Yosemite Valley Floor, and it took about 55 minutes. Again, no big deal.

The restrooms and showers were clean and accomodating.. rustic.

Buck Meadows Restaurant, ran by Joe was great! All the staff were accomodating and the food and prices were good.

Yes, no cell reception in the area, but Groveland is not far for that and the valley has cell reception as well. Internet was available while having breakfast at the diner..

Overall , great trip, great accomodations, and great hospitality.. We will be back Joe !

The Hardings~~~Dan, Lori, and Kelee

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank loreehardi
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Modesto, CA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2009

We have stayed here before and were told that the owner had up graded the facility so we tried it again. Big mistake! The new room was dirty and in need of major repairs (walls, ceilings. base boards, and insect control) Bed and couch were extremely poor condition and the ceiling fans were noisy and less than efficient. The sliding glass window had been painted. Please advise others that this is not the place for people who pay well for facilities because they will not have the comforts. Near by restaurant is excellent. There are no phones in the rooms and no cell service in this area. Hope there is no emergency.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank FORWARDTRAVELERS
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yosemitejoe2, owner at Yosemite Ridge Resort, responded to this review, 27 August 2009
Yes, we have upgraded our facility this season with new landscaping, cedar fencing and re-leveling our RV pads with laser levels. We also remodeled our showers. We continue to maintain our rental units in the best condition possible including repairs and replacement immediately as needed. Our rental units are cleaned thoroughly after guests leave and there are busy times when small things are missed such as a windowsill. We do not now nor have we ever had an "insect control problem". We have an ant problem no more or less than any other resort or lodging located in the forest. We try to find and eradicate their nests and spread granules around the cabins and also provide Raid ant spray to any guest that has a problem . We replace our mattresses every two seasons regardless of condition and more frequently if necessary. Usually this is adequate however it is hard to please everyone with one style mattress. The ceiling fans are to circulate air from the air conditioners in the living room and bedroom, not to cool. They are inspected, cleaned and lubricated on a regular basis. The sliding patio doors have been replaced as scheduled this week. They had to be ordered special and there was no paint on the old ones merely a leak between panes which allowed condensation to form giving it an opaque appearance although still clear. Many seasonal rental units don't have phones in them but there is a pay phone within 200 ft. of the cabins that allows free 911 calls. Cell phone reception is available about 10 miles away in either direction on Hwy. 120 and we are within 4 miles of both Forest Service Fire and Cal Fire stations as well as receiving an excellent response from both sheriffs and Highway Patrol. We will continue to maintain the high standards we have set for ourselves and hope to benefit from our guests constructive ideas.
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Las Vegas
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41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2009

It is my own fault I did not plan ahead so all the lodgings in the park itself was booked. We got a garden cottage. The price is reasonable. The accomodations are quite old, but adequate. Be sure to bring your own supplies and stock up at the Groveland general store because everything at the on site store is very expensive. My main complaint is that although the west gate is 12 miles away, Yosemite village is another 25 miles away. All the roads are windy and narrow and it takes at least an hour and 20 minutes to get to the village. That is almost 3 hours round trip! Even the rainbow pool, which is a lot of fun, is driving distance away. So I most definitely do not believe this to be a base to visit Yosemite Park.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank MtEverest
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California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2009

I would like to thank the staff at the yosemite Ridge Resort for their very warm hospitality. We were immediately made to feel like "family." Lorraine, who checked us in, spent some time to suggest several spots that we could visit and that our children would enjoy. She even got out a map to show us, since this was our first trip to Yosemite.

During the first evening our children thoroughly enjoyed the Rainbow Pools, which is only about 3 miles from the resort. During our second day there the owner, Joe, happened to be outside our cabin as we were getting ready for site seeing and wanted to personally make sure everything was going well with our stay and our accommodations.

There were 7 of us in the party. Me, my husband, our 3 small children, and two teenagers we were hosting from Spain. We all slept fine in the garden cottage and even cooked our first meal inside. By the way, I had forgotten a couple of things at home (ketchup & maple syrup) and the prices for those items in the general store were great. But we ate most of our meals at the restaurant a few hundred yards away, and they were very friendly & accommodating to our large family.

One last little thing I thought was very nice...we accidentally got a sheet caught in one of the sofa bed hinges, and they would not let us reimburse them for it upon check-out.

Thanks to everyone at Yosemite Ridge Resort for helping make our first time to Yosemite very memorable!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank 4GirlsRule
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Additional Information about Yosemite Ridge Resort

Property: Yosemite Ridge Resort
Address: 7589 State Highway 120, Groveland, CA 95321-9747
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Region: United States > California > Groveland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 Speciality Lodging in Groveland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our 43 acre resort, located in The Stanislaus National Forest, in Buck Meadows(pop.50) is only 12 miles to the western entrance to Yosemite National Park and only 11 miles from the picturesque town of Groveland. We are the closest lodging and dining to the meeting place for all of the river rafting companies on the Tuolumne River. We offer daily and weekly rates on Cabins, Garden Cottages and full hookup RV sites. ... more   less 
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