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“a fantastic place to relax after a day in Yosemite”
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Large bedroom with queen-size Tempurpedic Full vintage kitchen for 'eating in'
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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37 reviews
welcome to D&E Digs
Large bedroom with queen-size Tempurpedic
Full vintage kitchen for 'eating in'
Spacious living room area...just sit back and relax
Very clean bathroom...
Private deck with dining area.
Relax in the gazebo with a glass of wine....
Deer grazing the meadow.
Stroll through one of our many gardens...
The view from your deck after a light snowfall.
sit next to a warm fire and enjoy the night skies....
Nearby Lake...
Redbud Trees bloom in early spring...
Dogwood Trees in the fall...
Hike along the Merced River surrounded by poppies.
Winter in Yosemite!
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Yosemite National Park, California

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Lifeisabe...
London
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“a fantastic place to relax after a day in Yosemite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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person found this review helpful

I don't know about you but when I first turn up to new place to stay I have a touch of the nerves, just in case it doesn't turn out as i'd hoped. Well booking here was one of the best things we ever did. We were greeted by Donna & Eric as we arrived and offered a cold beer (that was very gratefully received) and a tour of the property.
They are such wonderful hosts with great knowledge of where to go, what to see and Eric has some fabulous stories (I won't spoil any of them for you). Early morning coffees on the porch saw us joined by hummingbirds and D&E's lovely dogs Joey, Mickey and Sadie. There is a BBQ on site for guest use...there is also a small grocery store/gas station at the end of the drive but a bigger market can be found in Mariposa 11 miles away. We chose to eat in the first night and found everything we needed in the cottage....it almost felt like being at home...oh have I mentioned how comfortable the bed was yet!. The second night we ate out at Savourys restaurant in Mariposa on D&E's recommendation and that was lovely too.
The cottage is in a very tranquil setting with the owners nearby but not intrusive in any way, it is spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped. Around the grounds are hammocks, seating by fires that Eric will build if need be and a pool. Any regrets? Yes that we didn't stay longer!

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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Laurenand...
Highcliffe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012

We had a wonderful time staying at Donna and Eric's delightful cottage. They are some of the most welcoming and accommodating hosts we have met on our travels and could not have made us feel more at home! The cottage itself is a perfect retreat - clean, comfortable and set in the tranquil grounds of the owners' property. Our only regret was not being able to spend more time there! It is probably worth noting that the accommoation is about a 45 minute to an hour drive to Yosemite National Park - ideally we might have liked to be a bit closer but you have to balance this with the much better value for money of staying further from the park. We would 100% recommend this holiday rental to anyone looking for a relaxing break in Yosemite!

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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gary and Vicki
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012
4 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
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A romantic getaway
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Stewart & Jeanne
Az.
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2011 for a stay in October 2010
5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
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Iambic
Portland, Oregon
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240 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2011 for a stay in August 2011
1
person found this review helpful

Lodging in Yosemite is very, very expensive, so a traveler usually needs to find accommodations outside the park. D & E is an excellent base from which to make a trip to the park--except, perhaps, for the distance to the park itself. It's about 45 minutes (without traffic) to El Portal.

The hosts are welcoming: cheerful and helpful. The setting in the country is peaceful (we saw deer, turkeys, coyotes--no bears). The cabin is just right for a couple to hang out and relax. The fully stocked kitchen allows you to cook meals if you're too tired to go out after a long day in the park.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Country setting
Liked least: Distance from Yosemite
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers People with pets
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Mayo, Ireland
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29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2011 for a stay in July 2011
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed with Eric and Donna on our honeymoon from Ireland. The cottage is beautiful, spacious with a large bedroom and bathroom. It has all the facilities of home. The bed is unbelievably comfortable. Yosemite is a beautiful place and well worth a trip. Our only regret is that we did not stay for longer!

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place to stay, peaceful, good location away from tourist areas, close enough for day trips to Yosemite.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2011 for a stay in April 2011

My wife and I along with our 18 month old son stayed at the cabin at Donna & Eric's property. It is a perfect setup for a couple, or in our case, the three of us. We had asked ahead of time if it would be okay for our son and everything worked out fine. We used an inflatable toddler bed which fit in the large bedroom. Having a kitchen is great and not only saves on cost, but sometimes it is much nicer to relax at "home" and prepare your own meal rather than eat in a restaurant after spending all day at Yosemite. The large property was great and allowed our son to run and play whenever needed. We arrived late the first night after driving from LAX and Eric met us and even had a few beers in the fridge. Eric and Donna were great host. The location is good as you can drive to Yosemite from either the West, South or North entrances. Mariposa is a close town with a good grocery store, restaurants and other attractions. It would be a good idea to visit Yosemite during the week and relax at the cabin on the weekend as the amount of people and the traffic in the park is crazy on the weekends. There is also a small country store/gas station/restaurant within walking distance of the cabin. We definatley hope to return!

5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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