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Homestead Cottages
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

I just stayed in one of the Homestead Cottages with my daughters. It is a wonderful property and Cindy and Larry who own and run the cottages were wonderful. It was very quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed the use of the barbeque each evening to cook our dinner and we spent the days in Yosemite. We highly recommend this location for travelers to Yosemite. It was a tremendous value and we appreciate their hospitality. The furnishings and decor were also very nice.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank David_Aggie
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, I chose Homestead Cottages for our trip to Yosemite and was not disappointed. Homestead Cottages are located about 30 minutes from the south gate of Yosemite, and an easy drive out to the park. Visiting Yosemite you end up driving a lot to get to hiking trails and points of interest, so really, what is an extra 30 minutes. Even if you stayed inside the park, you would spend much time driving and would have to deal with crowds. Homestead Cottages are quiet, secluded and peaceful. The cottages are clean and spacious and very comfortable. When we arrived we were early, but were still allowed to check into our cottage. The owners, Larry and Cindy, are warm and welcoming, it felt like we were visiting friends rather than checking into a hotel. Cindy helped us find trails in Yosemite that would be fun my 23 year old daughter and myself, yet easy enough for my 9 year old son. Her recommendations were spot on and our time spent in Yosemite was excellent. We spent three days driving into Yosemite and hiking, sight seeing etc. Two of the three nights we came back after dark and came back to find the porch light on and a few lights turned on in the cottage, so we weren't stumbling in the dark to find our way. This was a great place to come back to and relax after a long day of hiking, driving and crowds. Muffins, fruit, granola, orange juice, milk and butter were stocked daily in the cottage. The kitchen had everything needed to prepare meals and a BBQ is available on the premises. Larry and Cindy are available whenever needed, but allow guests as much privacy as they wish. I will DEFINITELY visit again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

Stayed in the Ranch House for 4 nights.

On the negative side: Lack of dishwasher, barbecue tongs, ignition button on bbq, oil for bbq, potato peeler or forks that wouldn’t bend.

Main bed was very small as was en suite bath. Shower head fell off as soon as I tried to redirect it.

Breakfast platter of orange juice, coffee and very large muffins pleasant without being spectacular.

On the positive side : Lovely peaceful setting and stars are indeed very pretty at night. Sofa very comfortable and fireplace is magnificent.

Larry and Cindy were away when we stayed but Tess could not have been any more helpful.

The reality is that the accommodation is 1 ½ hours drive from Yosemite village unless you grossly exceed the speed limit. I left the cottage at 5.15 one morning and wasn’t on the mist trail until 7.15. I did at least have a very fulfilling hike to top of Nevada falls. Bass Lake is much closer and well worth a visit but that is not the point of staying here. So prepare for a 3 hour round trip each day. OK with adults but not brilliant with kids.

Oakhurst is close and is a very pleasant town. Recommend Crab Cakes, Big Todd’s BBQ shack, El Cid to eat in that order.

Laundromat in Oakhurst very efficient.

Hiring a jet ski on Bass Lake for $99/hour was very worthwhile.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Alantroy
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

We had a great stay at Homestead Cottages. We were there right after the 4th of July and the quiet cabin was perfect after long days in Yosemite. The property is very well maintained and very clean. The beds were comfortable and furnishings were very nice. It is a beautiful location and great for star gazing at night. It is about 10 minutes to Oakhurst and some nice restaurants, and about 30 minutes to south entrance of Yosemite. The owners take good care of you -- they come in and make beds, freshen things up, etc. while you are gone.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Happytravelers213
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

We stayed at the cottages for our recent trip to Yosemite. It is a bit of a drive but a worth one to come home to a nice, clean, comfortable cottage. Also, Larry had excellent advice on how to stage our visit to the park. His recommendations were right on; we were able to enjoy the best spots in our three day visit and then he also showed us the best way to go out to the coast.
The cottage is set for four people: one king size bed in the bedroom and a comfortable sofa bed. Our only issue is that my parents had to actually enter the bedroom in order to use the bathroom , as there isn't a separate entrance. It wasn't a big deal for us, because we are family, but it wouldn't be a good set up for two separate couples for instance. Anyway, it was otherwise a great stay. Larry and Cindy are awesome hosts.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank XSharp
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