I stayed 5 nights in Doe's Cottage in September 2017. I used it as a base camp to hike in Yosemite. The house is sparkling clean and is a very charming California-type cottage. It comes complete with a small patio, a private driveway, and a garden where you can use herbs for your home cooked meals. It was the perfect oasis for me to relax after spending a long day hiking in Yosemite.
It was easy to make arrangements via email and the cottage was exactly as advertised. I had one question while I was there and it was simple and easy to contact the owner. The bed (one of two) was very comfortable and I rested well each night. The kitchen has a full-size fridge and electric oven. There was a tea kettle, pots and pans, and all the usual utensils (including a wine opener). The cottage will quite easily sleep 4 (or more if you improvise). There are two separate bedrooms, a large living area, a separate dining room and separate kitchen, and a small bathroom. The bathroom is quite narrow, but since I was the only one in the cottage it was fine.
There is no internet but wi-fi is available in many nearby cafes. The cottage is about an hour away from the Yosemite gate, so keep this in mind if you are using it as a base to explore YNP.
Would I rent again? Yes, in a heartbeat. It really was a comfortable and comforting place and I loved the organic feel.
- 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