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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Nice little lodge! We booked on a last minute get away to Yosemite park. Staff was very friendly. The only draw back is no wifi but hey it's nice to be off the grid for a bit! Wish the restaurant was open but for November guess not to many people show up? This is California and the winter don't start...

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INNsight_HG, Owner at Buck Meadows Lodge, responded to this review

John G: Thanks for staying with us at Buck Meadows Lodge. We have fully remodeled our rooms and they are very comfortable rooms and we're glad you enjoyed them. Sorry about the restaurant being closed for the Winter. Why don't you come back in the Spring or Summer and enjoy the change of season and all of our facilities. Book...

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay. Doesn't look great from pics but was perfect for our trip to Yosemite. We stayed in a cabin which was fine. The hotel is s little pricier. Pool was still open as was hot tub. Staff very nice. Restaurant is right next door so very convenient . I would recommend to anyone wanting to be close...

1Thank maribeth g
INNsight_HG, Owner at Buck Meadows Lodge, responded to this review

Maribeth: Thanks for staying with us at Buck Meadows. We work hard to provide an economical and comfortable place to stay right outside Yosemite NP. We're glad that you found it so. Book direct at BuckMeadowsLodge.com where you can book direct and save! Thanks, Raj Owner

Mt. Pleasant, SC
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We loved our stay at the Buck Meadows Lodge. The individual cabins are very comfortable. All of the amenities of the Westgate Lodge are available for your use. There is a restaurant on the premise that is really good. We would certainly stay here again.

1Thank Nancy-SC
INNsight_HG, Owner at Buck Meadows Lodge, responded to this review

Nancy: Thanks for staying at Buck Meadows Lodge. We have recently remodeled our rooms and they now are even more comfortable. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and meal at the adjacent restaurant. Ensuring our guests have a solid Yosemite Experience is of paramount importance to us. Do visit us again and next time book direct at BuckMeadowsLodge.com where you...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place is very well situated on one of the main roads to Yosemite, close to the park borders. Rooms are clean, well-equipped (coffee/tea maker, tea and coffee bags, fridge, complimentary toiletries) and spacious enough with comfortable beds.

1Thank DannaDv
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I had no idea what to expect from this independent hotel having watched many Hotel Impossible episodes. From the outside, the lodge looked ordinary and basic, so the inside was a pleasant surprise. I found a very comfortable, lovely updated room. An added bonus was the restaurant just a few steps away. Everyone was very helpful and friendly.

1Thank Penny M
Omaha, NE
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We stayed in what appeared to be a recently updated room. it was clean and comfortable. our King bed was firm and nice. The room was simply appointed but was cozy. The staff were friendly and helpful. The road noise was really minimal for being along a busy road. The bathroom was small but nicely stocked with newer fluffy towels....

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Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Hubby and I stayed here for 2 nights in Mid July, we opted for the cabin which was located up behind the restaurant. We enjoyed our stay here which provided comfort, privacy and serenity. After a long full day of hiking in Yosemite National Park it was nice to come back and sit out at the front of the cabin....

Thank Karen T
Albany, California
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Remodeled recently, rooms nicer than they look from the outside. Clean and comfortable. I wouldn't bother paying more for the higher-priced sister motel next door. Mostly great for location - closest reasonably priced accommodation before Yosemite

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INNsight_HG, Owner at Buck Meadows Lodge, responded to this review

Barbara: We're glad that you found the Buck Meadows Lodge a good place to stay for your needs when traveling to Yosemite. The Buck Meadows Lodge is a hidden little secret so its awesome that you left a review to spread the news about our small motel just miles from The Big Oak Flat Entrance. Do come and visit us...

Lafayette, Ca
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We got the last room in something called the overflow and we were concerned. Much to our surprise it was fine. The shower was hard to cut on. Guess we just were stupid and as we left before anyone could take our call. We did not get shower 1st day. We called second day and their explanation re button was...

Thank Lesley H
INNsight_HG, Owner at Buck Meadows Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lesley: I wanted to thank you for staying at The Buck Meadows Lodge. Yes, we have recently remodeled all of the rooms at this lodge. This hotel has budget friendly, clean and comfortable rooms just 12 miles from The Big Oak Flat Entrance Gate to Yosemite. I do agree, the tub spigots are a bit tricky to turn the...

St. Augustine, Florida
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Our room was small but clean. We stayed there because it was close to Yosemite and everything else was booked. The lady at the front desk was nice, but when we called and spoke to someone else to book it and it seemed like the price kept changing. I read previous reviews and although they say they are budget we...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Yosemite California Hotel - Buck Meadows Lodge. Buck Meadows Lodge - The Closest Affordable Lodging to Yosemite National Park. Welcome to the Buck Meadows Lodge & Restaurant. Located only 12 miles from Yosemite National Park in the small town of Buck Meadows on Highway 120, east of Groveland, The Buck Meadows Lodge offers 10 clean and comfortable motel rooms for the budget minded traveler visiting Yosemite. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buck Meadows Lodge

Address: 7649 Highway 120, At Buck Meadows, Groveland, CA 95321
Region: United States > California > Groveland
Price Range: $186 - $338 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“We stayed in 611 has its own porch.”
W766ZIjohng, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rear rooms (606 and 607) and cabins (609 and 610) are quieter.”
DannaDv, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“avoid this lodge”
johnthebiker2016, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“rooms. next to restaurant poor access for those with limited mobility; high steps and cluttered porch”
communard2, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“I was on the front side which is the parking and road side of the lodge and it was still quiet at night, so no worries as far as noise.”
AprilW767, 6 May 2016 | Read review
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