A friend of mine recommended this place to us and from his account it should be well worth it! He couldn't stop talking about the beauty of the place and the friendliness of the staff.
I went on you Yosemiteretreats.com and have booked a surprise trip for me and the wife for June...will update afterward. :)
Thank you Robert for allowing us to stay with you. We truly enjoyed staying at your house. The view from Robert's house is amazing. It's quiet and cozy. Great location to explore Yosemite National Park. If this is first time visiting - I recommend the following:
Don't rent a huge SUV. Driving around Yosemite becomes a challenge. Make sure to do your groceries before heading to Robert's place. They have a very small grocery store nearby. Always check the expiration dates. Trust me.
Gas up and leave early to Yosemite National Park. It's close by in distance but you'll see a ton of cars coming/leaving the park. Expect delays. Enjoy nature!
We had two comfortable nights here,and found ourselves with star filled nights and days midst Bob's bird feeders and nice trees and plants. Bob was so accommodating that we immediately felt relaxed,assured,and welcome.The space is in a nice, fairly roomy loft above the double garage in the photo, with an easy, well-lit stairway to the private entrance. A nice kitchenette includes a hotplate, skillet, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, refrigerator, etc. The space is air conditioned and a ceiling fan makes it comfy. Sofa, easy chair, coffee table and a small dining table with a couple of chairs and a wardrobe/chest of drawers complete the furnishings. Out the door on the landing are great views, and there is a hot tub and bbq. It is an easy drive to the park and there are lots of restaurants and a good big Vons grocery about 30 minutes away.
Bob was a very hospitable, helpful and knowledgable host. Our room had lots of information on hikes and activities. Yosemite Park was a 45 minute drive but there are great hikes outside of the park that are nearby. We had the room at the top of the house so had a great view from the porch. There was a hot tub to use at the end of a long day. This was a great place to stay if like us you love great views and solitude
Bobs is a fantastic location in an unbelievable part of the world.
Bob could not be more helpful or accommodating, the sort of fella you could imagine being a friend over a beer on a warm evening.
The accommodation is well appointed and very very comfortable, in a secluded yet well positioned location for ease of access to the Park and Lake. As I write this we are all genuinely sad to be leaving Bobs, and it's not even the end of our holiday! (we're off to San Francisco for the five more days)
Bob has laid on some real home comforts such as a gas BBQ, pool in the garden and a great lounge area with great views all round. You can just sit and wonder at the view for hours. Inside is everything you could need, a/c keeping us cool, WiFi and free Netflix keeping the teenager occupied. we really couldn't have asked for more. We are already planning next years trip to include a few days at Bobs.
Thanks Bob, we wish you well, health and prosperity. Best wishes The Payntons
We had such a great stay at the romantic mountain retreat! Bob welcomed us when we got there and made himself available anytime we needed anything. He had a bunch of park guides and maps that we took advantage of. The place was clean, and very comfortable. Stocked with everything we could have needed for our stay. We took advantage of the BBQ grill outside which was very simple to use. Less than an hour drive to Yosemite, beautiful scenic routes. Would definitely stay here again!!