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“Comfort, Quiet, and REEEEELAXATION !!” 5 of 5 stars
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Homestead Cottages
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   41110 Road 600, Ahwahnee, CA 93601   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Ahwahnee B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Edmond, Oklahoma
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“Comfort, Quiet, and REEEEELAXATION !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

When you travel you always look for places that satisfy your every desire. The Homestead is just such a place. Cindy is the best! An overachiever (she glides up and down the hills) that makes sure your every request is granted. We had the Garden Cottage at the top of the hill and it was just wonderful. Very clean, well stocked ( orange juice, granola, and muffins are super), and so quiet that we thought we heard a pin drop in Mariposa!!!! We bought steaks at a wonderful grocery in Oakhurst, cooked on the nice outdoor grill and ate at the picnic table provided. We loved sitting outside under the trees in the cool evening with a glass of wine. A complete selection of books is provided for your enjoyment. You also have the convenience of being close to Yosemite and the tours. We would never consider anyplace else. Larry was under the weather and we hope he has recovered and is doing well. Thanks Larry and Cindy for a wonderful stay!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oxnard, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I would give Homestead Cottages 6 stars if it was possible. The place is incredible, the views are amazing, and the owners treat guests like family members. My family will be revisiting Homestead Cottages. If you are planning a trip to Yosemite, you cannot pass this place up. I cannot thank Larry, and Cindy enough for making our vacation feel like we were visiting relatives. There is no noise except the forest, and the staff do an excellent job. There was fresh granola, and muffin each morning. I cannot say enough about our experience. The garden cottage with the soaking tub was relaxing after a tough day of hiking. This place is worth every penny, and they should be charging more. Thank you once more Larry, and Cindy for a great vacation. Dexter, I hope someday to see you again.

Room Tip: The garden cottage is worth the extra few dollars.
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  • Stayed July 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
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Miami, Florida, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

The stay at The Homestead was an experience we will never forget. We stayed at the country cottage, we enjoyed every minute we spent at this place. The staff was great, the accomodations were wonderful, the tranquility of this place is incoparable. I will go back in a heart beat. Thank you Cindy and Larry for building such paradise for people to enjoy!

Room Tip: The country cottage
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  • Stayed June 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
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London, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

We stayed in the Stargazing Loft at the Homestead for 4 nights whilst we visited Yosemite and the surrounding area.

The Homestead is set in beautiful surroundings and was so peaceful and relaxing after long days spent in the National Park.

The loft itself was spotless, comfortable and a home away from home which we greatly enjoyed during our stay.

The fridge in the kitchenette was kept stocked with milk, water and according to my husband, the best orange juice he had ever tasted. There were also delicious muffins, fruit and granola offered and replenished daily.

There was free wi-fi in the loft which had a great signal strength and a lovely added bonus was the free telephone calls available, including calls to the UK which enabled us to call our parents at home.

Melissa, who met us to help us check-in was very friendly and made us feel very welcome as she showed us around the loft.

Cindy, when we met her welcomed us and made us feel like old friends. Nothing was too much trouble for her. Unfortunately we did not get to meet Larry as he was recovering from an operation.

Our only regret is that we could not stay longer in this little piece of paradise. We will definitely stay at the Homestead again if we return to the area.

Thank you Cindy, Larry and your team for your kind hospitality.

  • Stayed June 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
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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

We stayed in the Stargazing Loft which was homely and comfortable. The view from lying in bed up at the stars was a site to be seen. Larry and Cindy made us very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The area was beautiful and so peaceful. I fell in love with Yosemite and wish we had planned to stay there longer on our trip around California. Will definantly stay here again if we have the opportunity to go back to the area. The drive to the park was about half an hour and once in the park it does take longer than you think in getting around. Well worth it though as the scenery is out of this world!

Room Tip: Any of the cottages would be perfect!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
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San Jose, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Everything was awesome including the services except that it was a bit chilly for us in the bedroom, but I still highly recommend it. I really love the place. I will definitely consider staying there again.

Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Elk Grove, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

We stayed in the Adobe cottage for two nights, Nov. 11 & 12, 2011. It was a beautiful one bedroom cottage with living room and kitchen. Only a shower, no bath, but for such an adorable cottage...that was O.K.! Cindy and Larry are wonderful hosts and live on the property. (they also built the cottages!) The drive is a little far to Yosemite. Once you pass the entrance, it's still 20-30 minutes to Yosemite village. Total drive is about one hour to reach the village. But, it's very hard to book accommodations in Yosemite. We booked at the last minute and Cindy was very accommodating. So much nicer than a hotel! Very relaxing and peaceful.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 41110 Road 600, Ahwahnee, CA 93601
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Location: United States > California > Ahwahnee
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Ahwahnee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Homestead Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Private,luxury cottages on 160 wooded acres close to the Southern entrance to Yosemite. Cottages include cozy living rooms, country kitchens, romantic bedrooms and spacious bathrooms. Each has its own private outdoor setting area. There is also the smaller Star Gazing Loft and the larger Ranch House for up to 6 guests. Free wifi, long distance from an outside courtesy phone, continental breakfast in your cottage. ... more   less 
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