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“The Perfect Yosemite Retreat!”
Friends Lodge in Yosemite
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Friends Lodge in Yosemite
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Friends Lodge in Yosemite
Deck facing home
Deck, overlooking Chilnualna Falls Creek
Huge deck  overlooking creek, 2 tables each seats six
Deck with hot tub
Entry to Friends Lodge
Kitchen and Dining Room, shows side table
Dining Room.  Table seats up to 10
Laundry off Dining Room
River Room - 1st floor 2 queen beds (tempur-pedic)
River Room - 1st floor faces creek.
Downstairs Bathroom opens to Bedroom and Hallway (Tub/Shower)
Living Room facing Front Entrance
Living Room with glass front woodburning stove
Living Room looking into Game Room
Living Room showing 55' DirecTV
Game Room looking towards Chilnualna Falls Creek
Wawona Room, upstairs river side Queen bed (Tempur-Pedic)
Wawona Room, upstairs river side two XL twins (Tempur-Pedic)
Wawona Room has two cots in closet
Upstairs common bathroom (tub/shower)
Upstairs Study - Reading area
Convertible Full-Size Futon in Study
Upstairs Study - river side dormer
Upstairs Study - Front-facing dormer
Master Bedroom queen bed (Tempur-Pedic)
Yosemite Room - Master - upstairs front with ensuite
Master Bath - Double Vanity, Shower
Master Bathroom double sink vanity; shower on right, toilet room on left
Master Bathroom Shower with Dormer window
Game Room looking into Living Room
Countertop Bar, Dining Room, facing Kitchen
Downstairs bathroom
hot tub, facing east
Hot tub from above (no diving!)
Chilnualna Falls Creek
Backyard, Chilnualna Falls Creek
Chilnualna Falls Creek, backyard
Chilnualna Falls (late Summer)
Chilnualna Falls Creek
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Yosemite National Park, California

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Nancy T
Vashon
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9 reviews
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“The Perfect Yosemite Retreat!”
Reviewed 4 December 2017 for a stay in November 2017

This luxurious home (I can't call it a cabin) was magnificent. We have been staying at the Redwoods off and on for 35 years; while our children were growing up, we would go there every Thanksgiving. In all the lovely homes we have stayed in, Friends' Lodge surpasses them all for amenities, space, comfort, and just the feel of being in a place that is so lovingly and comfortably appointed. Friends of ours and their family stayed in a smaller home, so we all did the cooking and the dining in this one. There was plenty of room for the 10 of us.

We always come prepared with many of our own kitchen appliances, utensils, and wine/champagne glasses. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the kitchen was extremely well stocked (even with a microplane for zesting lemons!) You can leave your wine glasses and cutting knives at home.

The weather was unseasonably warm, so we had lunch on the spacious deck and enjoyed the sounds of the water rushing past. The outdoor furniture is comfortable and practical. There is a large hot tub that is regularly maintained.

This has now become our go-to place when staying at The Redwoods in Yosemite.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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WI
Reviewed 20 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012

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Green Bay Wisconsin
Reviewed 20 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012

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Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Luxury-minded travelers
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CO
Reviewed 11 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012

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A romantic getaway Older travelers
Luxury-minded travelers Rugged travelers
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Calicofam...
Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
“A home away from home in the beauty of Yosemite!”
Reviewed 2 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012

Everything about this lodge was wonderful for a large group of 10! We had 4 kids with us (3 of them were teens) and 3 adult couples in our family group. There was plenty of space to sleep and to just relax and hang out. There are plenty of games and a foozball table to keep the kids entertained, as well as the river down below...every time we would get back from a hike, the kids would be down in that water! The back deck is where we spent a ton of time, because of the beautiful scenery. We ate most meals out there and enjoyed the jacuzzi every night after our long morning/afternoon hikes. Just a couple things kept me from giving this rental an Excellent review, which may not matter to you, but we were counting on it since it was listed in the amenities. There was no shampoo/conditioner/body soap, so bring your own unless you want to pay higher prices at the markets up in Yosemite. Also, there is NO air conditioning upstairs,only downstairs, which makes it hard to sleep in upper rooms if it is warm (which it was when we were there: 90 - 100 degrees) or if you have asthma (which one in our group did). Each room does have ceiling fans which is great when it is cooler at night. Downstairs stays perfectly cool though! Also, a couple nights we were able to just open the windows and a wonderful breeze comes through and you can hear the river down below! Just amazing!!!!

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Liked best: The large deck that entire family could enjoy all together & jacuzzi.
Liked least: No A/C upstairs
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
2 Jul 2012
To provide “the rest of the story”,immediately after we read about this problem with the a/c, the on-site manager inspected the premises and found the a/c to be impaired but functioning. We scheduled an urgent repair which has since been performed (fine grains of sand were partially plugging the a/c inlet) and the problem was corrected.

We deeply regret that this occurred and also that it was not immediately reported so that urgent corrective action on the a/c could have been taken. (The desired toiletries could also have been delivered from the office right away.)

Unfortunately, we cannot anticipate every problem but are committed to correcting any issue of which we are aware as expeditiously as possible, including compensation to our guests for inconvenience when appropriate. (A substantial discount and gift were offered to our guests for any subsequent visit.)

In a follow-up email, our guests explained in part that they had a lovely time, and that “we will also let everyone know that if they visit Yosemite they must book your place!”
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CA
Reviewed 24 January 2011 for a stay in January 2011

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Travelling group: Family with young children
Your age range 25-34
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Fresno
Reviewed 19 January 2011 for a stay in January 2011

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