If we could give this place 6 stars, we would.
For our trip to Yosemite, we wanted to stay in Oakhurst so we could get the amazing tunnel view as our first experience. After extensive research we were drawn to the Evergreen Haus by the online pictures, descriptions and reviews. In every respect, Evergreen turned out to outperform our already high expectations.
The lodge itself is beautiful. Rustic, yet with every modern convenience we could want (including access to washer/dryer, and a personal refrigerator and coffeemaker in our room), this place is perfect for those who want to escape city life without completely "roughing it." You shouldn't expect a prepared breakfast like a typical B&B would provide, but the alternative worked much better for us... we loved being able to prepare our own breakfast and pack sandwiches for the day. This saved lots of money AND we didn't have to waste time getting food at Yosemite (you're there for the sights, right?!) We felt as comfortable as we would in our own home. Another thing we loved - you always felt Yosemite's presence. Between the ubiquitous Yosemite artwork, maps and guidebooks, not to mention the running DVD documentaries in the living room, you could remain immersed in the Yosemite experience without being in the park. Evergreen Haus was a vacation unto itself.
A rave review of the lodge would be incomplete without extolling the owner, Eddie. He gave us a complete tour of the lodge, even though we arrived at 1:30 AM!!! Throughout our stay he was warm, welcome and generous with his time. He was an excellent resource for planning our time exploring Yosemite. Eddie helped ensure that we maximized our entire Yosemite experience, and for this we'll always be grateful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Yosemite / Sierra's Evergreen Haus. Beautiful custom built cabin with outstanding mountain views of the Sierras. Yosemite, Bass Lake, Sierra National Forest, & Oakhurst are all only minutes away. ... more less