We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A Treasure in the Evergreens!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Evergreen Haus

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Oakhurst
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Evergreen Haus
Save Saved
You added Evergreen Haus to your Saves list
43552 Whispering Pines Drive, Oakhurst, CA 93644   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #2 of 11 Oakhurst B&B and Inns
Fullerton, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A Treasure in the Evergreens!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We have traveled a lot and stayed in various places from fancy hotels to cabins, and this is one of the most special places we have ever stayed in. First of all, the hosts have worked so hard to create a place that truly is memorable and enjoyable for their guests. Eddie (who we mainly interacted with) is the real deal that is so hard to find in the travel industry nowadays; he truly cares about his guests and wants them to have the best vacation possible and he goes above and beyond to make sure they do!
The other reviews and the pictures on the website give you an indication of how lovely the bedrooms and the great room are, and they are even better in person. You can feel the care that has gone into every detail: from dreamy pillow top beds, silky sheets, beautiful furniture, to mini-refrigerators and coffee makers in each room. The great room is a gorgeous high ceiling room with a fireplace that Eddie built himself and it is so relaxing to sit there and watch the flames dance. The kitchen is well equipped and we were able to cook all our meals there which was an incredible benefit because we are on a special diet and cannot easily eat out. Then there is the spacious deck with gorgeous views of the mountain forest and a perfect place for nighttime stargazing. Our children jumped to their hearts' content on the trampoline and enjoyed the playstructure in the spacious backyard.
Having young children of his own, Eddie was very sweet with our children, answering their questions and even finding the perfect show for them to watch. The Yosemite decor and information throughout helps to maximize your experience of the natural treasures nearby. I especially loved the selection of Yosemite videos that he often plays in the great room, inspiring us to go explore on our own. And of course, Eddie is ready to offer suggestions and tips to help you maximize your time and have the experiences you want.
Compared to much of what is available in the area, this place is an amazing deal for all that you get, but beyond that, it is also simply a treasure to stay in a place that is run by people with so much heart. Thank you Eddie and family!
**It is hard to sum up what a treasure the Haus is, but I feel the reviews here, do give an honest telling, so I recommend reading them too!**

Room Tip: We stayed in both rooms. The Redwood (smaller) room is perfect for a couple, being very cozy, warm a...
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

94 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    90
    1
    3
    0
    0
See reviews for
50
35
1
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (22)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ceres, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

I am not surprised that this cabin has all excellent reviews already! We just spent Christmas 2012 at this newly-opened cabin and LOVED it! As a single mom, I wanted to give my daughter a Christmas to remember and her wish was to have a quiet Christmas in a cabin in the snow, along with a fireplace to snuggle in front of and gingerbread cookies to make. Everything she wished for came true, plus the price was so affordable. I've never seen this type of establishment, a cabin that is rented by the room, but it was the only place we found that worked with our budget, and I was AMAZED at the quality offered for the price. There were one-room cabins for the same price, but with other costs added to them, so we couldn't even afford them! This one was perfect. The bedrooms themselves are large enough to be comfortable in for long periods of time, with king size beds, big screen tvs, electric fireplaces, full bathrooms, coffee supplies, refrigerators, etc. But then there was also the communal great room with the awesome fireplace, comfy furniture and full kitchen! And breakfast foods are included! Just unbelievable. Eddie couldn't guarantee us snow for Christmas, but we found it only five minutes up the road, so we were happy. Then overnight it snowed at the cabin and that just made our trip even better. My daughter spend an hour outside taking photos of all the wonderful nature surrounding us, made even more beautiful with the snow, and the view of the mountains from the deck was spectacular. Our plan was just to enjoy a quiet Christmas at the cabin and we most certainly did, but we could have taken advantage of Bass Lake and Yosemite being so close! We are looking forward to one day coming back in warmer weather and enjoying these too. Eddie has put a LOT of work into this cabin and is very proud of it and I am so happy to have found such a place. He was an awesome host and anything we needed that we couldn't find, he brought to us....even the use of his laptop for a recipe I had forgotten to print. I truly believe we could not have found a better place - it is worth much more than the cost - and I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone coming to this area.

Room Tip: Both rooms available at this time are large, livable rooms that include a full bathrooms, table, cha...
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights Oct 23/24, 2012 in order to visit Yosemite/Sierra Mtns.
- Location: The Haus is about 15min away from the southern entrance and was very actually very easy to find (even in the dark).
- Host: Eddie Rainwater is about the nicest person you will ever run into. He gave us great tips to help plan traveling and knows all the attractions that are off the beaten path (eg: swimming holes etc etc)
- Amenities: Although listed as a B&B, this is technically not one as Evergreen Haus does not serve breakfast BUT the plus side is that you can use the fully equipped kitchen to cook whatever you like for breakfast/lunch/dinner which is hugely convenient; by regulation, regular B&B's aren't allowed to give guests access to anything more than coffee maker and fridge. The cupboards are filled with various dry goods (cereals, pancake mixes, coffee, peanut butter, popcorn etc) and fridge has condiments/jams and frozen waffles. Kitchen access aside, there are 2 rooms in the inn, both with private baths and new furniture including enourmous, comfortable beds and big closets. The overall build/decor of the inn is what I imagine Paul Bunyon would also rate as 5/5 stars - exposed wood beams, wood floors, high ceilings, big leather couches, fire place, wood deck, grill on the deck, deer and bear on the 2 acres of wooded grounds etc.
- Cost: definitely worth the listed price, way better than any hotel deal

Bonus: there is Verizon cell phone reception in Oakhurst, we drove through Mariposa and did not have reception the entire time...

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Albany, New York
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

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.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
Was this review helpful? Yes 5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
london
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

We found this place on tripadvisor and were so pleased. It has only been open since July so Eddie is still finding his feet and spends a lot of time in the cabin making sure guests have what they need which I suspect he will do less and less since the cabin is so well equipped! This isn't a strict b&b as they cannot provide breakfast although they leave lots of things in the kitchen guests can help themselves to. The rooms are very cosy and comfortable whilst there is a large open plan kitchen/sitting-room with big TV, sofas and everything you need in the kitchen. The place was so nice we cooked dinner whilst there having shopped at the large supermarket in town.

Great value for money, a highlight of our stay. Eddie will bend over backwards to help his guests although the place is so nice he does not need to worry!

Only word of warning, take the road up to the cabin slowly - it's very pot-holey.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Troon, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Visited Yosemite and booked this place,which was difficult to find on the net,but so glad I persevered.!A very unique experience.Better than a hotel and B&B,as the whole Lodge was for you to use.Only having two bedrooms,you could really chill here and what a place to chill!The Lodge wanted for nothing! Eddie and his family had thought of everything to make for a luxurious stay.The rooms were beautiful and better than many hotels,with again so much thought gone into what would make for a great stay.We had our own fridge and coffee machine in the room,but also had the kitchen to prepare anything in,which was so well equipped.Complete with everything you can think of including waffle maker and popcorn machine (along with all the ingredients required).A laundry area was also available to guests too.Wi-Fi and parking all for free.
Eddie was a very attentive host and so informative of the area he helped perfect our one day in the park.
And as for the views,WOW!What a fantastic view of the area.The Lodge has decking all the way round and we just wanted to chill there everyday and take it all in! Peace and tranquility ,but still close to Oakhurst and Yosemite.
A perfect location and stay .I cannot recommend it enough. Only opened in July so they don't have a lot of ratings yet,but when the word ges out,I think this will be a very popular destination.Very good value compared to hotels for the standard of accommodation and to let you know from our experience,Eddie cannot offer B&B,but provides an array of things for breakfast to help yourself to,so don't shop,until you check out what's available.Thanks again to Eddie and family for a wonderful stay and hope you continued success.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
texas
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

In July, we had an unfortunate event with another location in Oakhurst and did not know where we were going to go. Thank goodness the previous location knew about Evergreen Haus and called Eddie to see if he had an opening. He was able to take us - and what a relief. It turns out that his place was 100% better than where we were going to stay. Of course it was beautifully done and had everything we needed - but the best part was Eddie. What a host - after our awful experience with the other location, it was a relief to be someplace where we were treated like guests and so well taken care of. If you need a place to stay while visiting Yosemite, this is the place - don't go anywhere else!!!!! Dan Hartmann and family from Texas.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Evergreen Haus? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Evergreen Haus

Address: 43552 Whispering Pines Drive, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Location: United States > California > Oakhurst
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Oakhurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Evergreen Haus, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.