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Homestead Cottages
Ranked #1 of 4 Ahwahnee B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“Great Service!”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

We were scheduled to visit the Homestead for three days in late August, coinciding with the Yosemite fire. Although the area the Homestead in was not affected by the fire, we were scheduled to fly info Reno, spend time in Tahoe, and then go on to Yosemite. We had to cancel our trip due to my asthma, the ash and smoke in Reno, Tahoe and on the way to Yosemite would have been impossible. So we asked to cancel at the Homestead too since we cancelled our entire trip and they graciously agreed even though they didn't have to. Their understanding was unique and we are grateful.

The cottages look so fabulous and inviting that we are disappointed we couldn't go but look forward to a trip there where we will thank Cindy and Larry in person.

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

A very comfortable and relaxing place to rest after full days exploring Yosemite! At check-in, Larry was more than accommodating with lots of helpful information about the park as well as the local area. We loved the cottage for its privacy and it felt much more homely than a hotel would have done. You can tell that with years of running the Homestead that the owners have listened carefully to feedback from guests to ensure every eventuality is covered. A good example is the binder of information that gave us lots of good ideas about Yosemite hikes and where to eat in nearby Oakhurst.

We did rely on the satnav to get us to the Homestead and it led us down a dirt road so make sure you look up directions beforehand. It is actually very easy to get to once you know the way.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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cruise to Greece
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Even though we had to drive 20 miles outside of Yosemite to get to the
Homestead Cottages, we wouldn't have changed our plans for anything.
We loved the cottage that we stayed in. It was so relaxing after a
strenuous day of hiking and sightseeing at Yosemite. We were very pleased with
how clean the cottage was throughout our stay. The breakfast that was provided was
very fresh and delicious. Cindy and Larry made sure that everything
was available that we would need. They were so gracious and accommodating.
We will be sure to tell all of our friends about our wonderful experiences at the Homestead.
We hope to be able to return again.


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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Fully serviced cottage on a small road to nowhere in particular. On beautiful private ranch rich in birds and animals and with private parking outside the cottage. We were using it as a 3 night stopover to visit Yosemite and it definitely works but remember that it is over 40 very slow miles to the NP whichever way you go so make allowances. Nearer to Oakhurst than Ahwahnee but Oakhurst is the better centre for food and drink. Nothing was missing from the cottage set up and a small breakfast of cereal, a muffin and a piece of fruit is provided each day. To be honest, we tended to take the muffin and fruit for lunch and get an American breakfast in Mariposa or Oakhurst.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

My husband and I stayed two nights in one of the cottages a couple weeks ago while visiting Yosemite. Our charming little cottage had everything you can think of...so much attention to detail, especially the orange juice, milk, muffins, granola, and fruit they provided. I mean, seriously, who does that kind of thing?! Talk about making you feel special! The decor was attractive, and our bed was very comfortable. The owners, Larry and Cindy, are warm and friendly, and chock full of useful information. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it a thousand times over.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

I just stayed in one of the Homestead Cottages with my daughters. It is a wonderful property and Cindy and Larry who own and run the cottages were wonderful. It was very quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed the use of the barbeque each evening to cook our dinner and we spent the days in Yosemite. We highly recommend this location for travelers to Yosemite. It was a tremendous value and we appreciate their hospitality. The furnishings and decor were also very nice.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Laguna Hills, California
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, I chose Homestead Cottages for our trip to Yosemite and was not disappointed. Homestead Cottages are located about 30 minutes from the south gate of Yosemite, and an easy drive out to the park. Visiting Yosemite you end up driving a lot to get to hiking trails and points of interest, so really, what is an extra 30 minutes. Even if you stayed inside the park, you would spend much time driving and would have to deal with crowds. Homestead Cottages are quiet, secluded and peaceful. The cottages are clean and spacious and very comfortable. When we arrived we were early, but were still allowed to check into our cottage. The owners, Larry and Cindy, are warm and welcoming, it felt like we were visiting friends rather than checking into a hotel. Cindy helped us find trails in Yosemite that would be fun my 23 year old daughter and myself, yet easy enough for my 9 year old son. Her recommendations were spot on and our time spent in Yosemite was excellent. We spent three days driving into Yosemite and hiking, sight seeing etc. Two of the three nights we came back after dark and came back to find the porch light on and a few lights turned on in the cottage, so we weren't stumbling in the dark to find our way. This was a great place to come back to and relax after a long day of hiking, driving and crowds. Muffins, fruit, granola, orange juice, milk and butter were stocked daily in the cottage. The kitchen had everything needed to prepare meals and a BBQ is available on the premises. Larry and Cindy are available whenever needed, but allow guests as much privacy as they wish. I will DEFINITELY visit again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Homestead Cottages
Address: 41110 Road 600, Ahwahnee, CA 93601-9625
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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: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
30 Minutes from the South entrance of Yosemite National Park. Private, luxury, romantic and family friendly cottages located on 40 wooded acres close to the southern entrance of Yosemite National Park. Each cottage has 1 or 2 bed rooms that can accommodate 2-6 guests and includes a fully equipped kitchen, a romantic bedroom with a queen size bed, a cozy living room with a queen size sofa sleeper, and a spacious bathroom. Complimentary WiFi. Free continental breakfast is provided in your cottage. ... more   less 
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