Clouds Rest Cabin was better than we imagined. The place is immaculately clean and the owner, Noreen, has thought of absolutely EVERYTHING you could ever need in a home away from home. We were totally surprised and delighted!
The cabin is located in Foresta which is about a 20 minute drive from Yosemite Valley. Although the drive can be tedious after a long day, we actually really liked the location because it was out of the Valley and you could actually get some silence - real peace and quiet! The stars make for a fantastic view at night.
We booked for four nights but were only able to stay two nights - due to a huge wildfire in the park the roads were closed and we could not access the cabin. Noreen was fantastic and helped us find alternative accomodation (even while she was being evacuated herself!). We were still able to enjoy Yosemite (absolutely stunning).
Amazingly, while the fire was getting worse and more road closures were occurring, Noreen was able to somehow get back into the area with a fire crew and pack up our belongings for us and bring them to our other accomodation. We couldn't believe the huge effort she went to for us, especially considering how difficult and dangerous it would have been. We were so appreciative - needless to say we've never had better customer service than that!
My comments on Clouds Rest Cabin are all positive. We would definitely recommend this place to others. The fire has been completely put out and I understand that Foresta is still green. Like I said, the best view is the stars so it wouldn't have mattered anyway if the area was affected by fire!
In summary - would be go back? ABSOLUTELY!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offering unique vacation homes and cabins that are located inside the entrance gates of Yosemite National Park.With long lines common now almost every day from April to October at the entrance gates you can beat the crowds by staying inside Yosemite Park! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Yosemite Vacation Homes Hotel Yosemite National Park