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“Good Location near the East Entrance of Yosemite” 3 of 5 stars
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Tioga Lodge
54411 Highway 395, Lee Vining, CA 93541   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Lee Vining B&B and Inns
Stuttgart, Germany
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“Good Location near the East Entrance of Yosemite”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This Lodge is located in Lee Vining, near the Mono Lake area, and just a few minutes drive to the East entrance of Yosemite. We stayed here one night so as to have an early start in Yosemite on the next day. The cottages are small but sufficient for a short stay. There is no air conditioning, and the ceiling fan was so unbalanced that we were afraid that if we turned it up high enough to cool the room, it would fly off the ceiling. The grounds of the lodge are well kept, and it's nice to sit outside at a picnic table with a view of Mono Lake. The Mono Lake Visitor's Center and the South Tufa area are within a few minutes drive as well. The staff here was a bit indifferent, seeming preferring to lounge in the reception area talking to friends rather than working too much...Sortof a "Here's your key...don't break anything" greeting.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Rosa Mae Room, which is a cottage in the second row, so not directly on the highway...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We stayed for three nights in this hotel in a very nice little cabin. The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. We were also happy to finally have enough space for all our luggage after having stayed in much smaller rooms during our trip. The property is really nice with flowers and a little creek and the main building, which was brought from ghost town Bodie and restored, is charming. We got a very warm welcome on our arrival. The restaurant is also very nice, they serve healthy, also vegetarian food, which is very hard to find elsewhere in the area. So overall we had a pleasant stay. We only have two negative points to mention. The property is located right next to the highway and it was really, really noisy in our cabin. For us it literally felt like sleeping on the highway. Also the aircon in the bathroom was really noisy, so sometime we felt like escaping the cabin in order to relax. It should however be the other way round. Both of us apparently are pretty sensitive to noises, so if you are not, I would definitely recommend to go to this place, because everything else is good.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stonewall, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

The lodge looked old and the room was not as we were expecting for the price we paid ($155.00) for one night. No T.V. microwave or elegant furnishing and no A.C. as we could see in the room. I could not figure out how to turn it on if we had one at all. We got in late and did not bother checking with the manager about it. The bed was hard and UNCOMFORTIBLE. We have traveled many miles and this was the worse room we had the whole trip of 12,500 miles for the price. Would not stay there again, nor tell people about staying there.

Room Tip: Room near road, a lot of road noise.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

We had a really fine vegetarian dinner. The proprietress was very thoughtful and efficient. The room was clean, spacious and tastefully furnished. The grounds are well kept up. Only negative is the location facing highway 395 - the traffic dies down at night, but still hear cars zipping by occasionally.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

The place was really cute. It was located right next to the highway which means it can be loud in the morning as traffic starts, but you feel that the owners made a real effort in creating a nice, homey place. We stayed there for a night after visiting yosemite national park. Great location and not far. Dinner was excellent, they value organic and local ingredients which i appreciated. Food was a bit pricey though.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bay Area
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Tioga Lodge is a mixed bag. On the con side it is not in walking distance of town and there are few amenities in the room. On the pro site it has nice staff and great food at the restaurant. There is onsite kayak rental if you ask that they should advertise more!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Arriving from Nevada to the Yosemite, we found luckily this lodge, managed by a Chinese lady, full of common sense and very good cook. The lodge cabin we had is spacious, clean and the old style bath tup was charming and not kitsch. The bed very comfortable. The lodge is along hte main road but very silencious environment surprisingly. We passed in July and the green around the lodge was full of wild flowers at this stage. The kitchen is probably the best surpise, she cooks with organic good quality raw materials, from vegetables to the meat, no junk food, no usesell sugar or added flavor, just good natural kitchen, a real surpise in this area. I would recommend this place without hesitation to all my friends.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 54411 Highway 395, Lee Vining, CA 93541
Location: United States > California > Lee Vining
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Lee Vining
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