Nothing quite prepares you for the warmth of Sheran and David and the beauty of the place. Both David and Sheran go all out of their way to make us comfortable. Nothing was too much trouble for them. From David's hearty greetings and help with our luggage, to Sheran's warm demeanour and fantastic breakfast, everything was simply excellent beyond all expectations. Sheran was very helpful in recommending restaurants for our dinner. We had such a good dinner at The Narrow Gauge Inn, thanks to her helping us make the reservations. And we so enjoyed David's Model T tour and the chance to drive it ourselves. There are simply so many things to rave about this place so I'll list them down for easy reference.
We took the Tin Lizzie Suite which was truly incredibly beautiful, just like in the photos. The bed was so comfortable and the showers amazing. The towels were warm and fluffy and the toiletries were so good and moisturising. It was so nice to return to the room and enjoy the fireplace at night.
Outstanding in every way. I cannot forget how David keeps coming to check on us during breakfast to make sure we have sufficient tea, to refill our juices and to ensure we had all we wanted to eat. And Sheran just makes the best breakfast ever. The little treats (chocolates, chocolate-coated strawberries and tarts) on our pillows and on the table by the fireplace were so lovely!
3. Model T Tour
It was a very fun experience to be able to drive a working model T from 1915! David was very patient in explaining the details about the car and guiding us to operate it.
Good location literally right opposite Tenaya Lodge and less than 10mins from the entrance to Yosemite. It never took us more than 50mins to get to the valley floor and less than half an hour from Oakhurst where there are fantastic food options.
To sum it up, David and Sheran are a most lovely couple (Sheran looks like a movie star!) who are genuine about wanting to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Nothing was too much trouble for them. There was a comment in one of the reviews that Sheran bosses David around. We can attest that it is totally untrue. Sheran's care for David is obvious and she is always so gentle with him. Neither did David keep repeating himself or go on and on about the car.
This is a beautiful inn run by lovely people who genuinely want to create a wonderful experience for their guests. I am grateful to have been able to share their home.
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- Just 2 miles from southern entrance to Yosemite National Park you will find us nestled in the pines ... more less
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