We knew that this was a lodge in the mountains, so we had an idea of what to expect but it was so much more than we imagined! Starting with the beautiful lake outside the lodge, to the wonderful chef prepared food and the caring employees, especially Jessica at the front desk. She was so friendly and attentive, and even remembered that we had taken a day trip to Yosemite, asking how it was the minute we walked in the door. Our room overlooking the lake was clean, functional and everything we needed including a very comfortable bed. Having dinner with fellow travellers was a great way to get advice and give advice that was helpful for all of our vacations. I travel a lot and trust me this place is so clean including when I look up at the light fixtures in the dining hall. The campfire and smores were great as well as the wonderful different types of coffee, tea, drinks and snacks that were always available. Having your lunch packed for you for the day is really a bonus as well as being able to make a long distance call home (no charge) since cell phones do not work in the mountains. I can't say enough about this facility and would recommend it to anyone considering vacationing in this area. The only downside while we were there (for some people) was that the one tv in the common room was not working. Thanks so much for making our vacation so enjoyable!