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Welcome!
Dogwoods in Autumn
Porch
Breakfast Bar
Main bedroom
Kitchen and living room
Modern Appiances
Living Room Alcove
Tub and sink
Bathroom vanity
Bed
Watch a movie or one of our DVDs about Yosemite
Built-in Closet
Breakfast Bar and entry
Daybed Alcove
Dining Table
Dining and Kitchen
Pantry
Blender, Toaster and Coffee Maker provided
Plenty of room to cook - why pay for restaurants!
Full-sized fridge so you can stock up
Laundry always available with no restrictions
Relax and watch a movie!
Storage for your toys, wet things and so forth in the mud room
First Snow 2013
Looking up the street (there are neighbors on our side of the street)
Looking down the street (again, there are neighbors on our side of the street)
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Yosemite National Park, California

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Dreamer68...
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“The stuff dreams are made of!!!”
Reviewed January 16, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Apologies for belated review... by writing this in "past tense" it makes it real that my "Alpine Escape" has officially ended~!

Words cannot describe the warm and friendly hospitality of our experience at the "Alpine Escape"... from our first internet inquiry through subsequent correspondences filled with questions and Tom's good natured assistance & advice, we felt like we already knew Tom to be a gracious host... he cinched it when as we pulled into the driveway, well after dark and hours later than our expected arrival we heard him greeting us from the balcony above, and a moment later turned around to find him standing in the driveway, offering advice on how to best maneuver in the snow and ice packed driveway! (Do I even mention how total over the top and quite appreciated was his offer to help us unload our vastly overpacked vehicle which had necessary provisions as is prudent, in concern, ahem, hope, we might be "snowed in"? for about a month?!?! Again, Thank you Tom)!!

As other's have said, Tom and Theresa's personal involvement and touches made this much more than a "vacation rental", it made our visit a real opportunity to have a home away from home in the heart of Yosemite park, a very special place for us. Updates on road conditions the day prior to travel? Yes! Recommendations on places to go and things to do? Yes! Present and available (their home is the top floor of the house) yet providing complete and total privacy? Yes!! Entertaining and informational information on all topics necessary for access and peaceful life while in the forest... Yes!!

The location was perfect, our first time inside the Park itself and much better than staying outside of the South Entrance and having to drive at least an hour each way to get to the Valley floor (worse with snow!)... Yosemite West is a beautiful community that is easily accessible and a reasonable distance to just about anywhere we wanted to go... (in the Winter most likely the the Valley floor as well as Badger Pass....). Alpine Escape, at the farther end of the development is well off the beaten track (.... go down to the mailboxes and stay to the right, then get to the second Y and stay right again... go right at the "T" junction again at the second "T" junction......!!!!). The community itself quiet (NOT a place for a "PARTY HOUSE" there are quiet rules that go into effect at 10PM!) and peaceful, and built to maximize the quiet beauty of life amongst mountains and trees.....

The unit... welcoming twinkle lights surrounding the front entrance, a wonderfully planned layout from the ample entry/mudroom to the open layout of the living and dining area, with a cozy fireplace as well as windows galore reflecting the beauty of the forest surroundings. Serene, cozy, warm and absolutely everything we wanted for our "just the two of us" escape from our busy lives... (even a phone for "just in case" there was a need to be in touch during our "out of touch" retreat to Yosemite! as well as internet for those who can't quite bear being completely cut off!)!! Clean, well kept, and ready for us to make it our own, for at least a few days!!

Such an AWESOME kitchen which was quite well stocked with far more than basics (and yes, frozen cookie dough and a nice bottle of wine were provided!), I would be quite happy to take up permanent tenancy if I only could! Spare linens as well as a built-in washer and dryer with detergent, (no need to bring your own!) made it easy to make ourselves quite qat home, the , good sized bathroom with shower over bath was just perfect for a long hot soak (again, soap and shampoo provided)! and the bedroom was both spacious and cozy. The wonderfully supportive mattress was a wonderful place to lay (somewhat older) weary bones at the end of a long, adventure-filled day!!! While it was just the two of us, I can easily see spending a few days here with loved ones or close friends... with sleeping accomodations for at least 4 more using the living room sofa and the tucked away day couch/trundle bed...

Pluses.... um... can't count that high....
Minuses.... unless you count having to leave.... there were none!

The Mountains Are Calling.... and we will return... to Alpine Escape!

Thanks for an incredible time!

Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
Jan 17, 2017
Wow, Thanks Susanne and Greg! We're glad you so enjoyed your time. I hope we'll see you back.
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Resort677...
1 review
“Alpine escape”
Reviewed December 22, 2016 for a stay in December 2016

The stay was great and relaxing.The owner was very polite. I would visit again and recommend to friends and family.

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Brandon F
1 review
“Absolutely perfect! Can't wait to stay again.”
Reviewed December 6, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Me and my fiance stayed 2 nights in Tom and Theresa's beautiful home. It was our first trip to Yosemite and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect and welcoming place to stay while there. The home is very clean and well kept just like the pictures. Tom greeted us soon after arriving and gave us very helpful information about the park. Their home is in a nice safe neighborhood that is conveniently located near a lot of the iconic locations. This will definitely be our go-to place to stay whenever we visit Yosemite.

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Management Response
Dec 7, 2016
Thanks Brandon. It was great to meet you guys. We would love to have you back
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“Mr and Mrs”
Reviewed November 23, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Beautiful place, clean , with everything we need for a pleasant vacation. We will be back. Tom and Theresa and Art were very nice. We enjoy it a lot.

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mariemcf
Litchfield, Connecticut
1 review
“Wonderful stay at Alpine Escape - it exceeded our expectations!”
Reviewed October 26, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Yosemite in October with waterfalls flowing ....it was exhilarating and wonderful! Thanks to Tom for his suggestions and tips, we had a great visit. Also, heed their advice to bring in food and get gas topped off before coming. The accommodations were great! It was the highlight of our trip to Northern California.

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Management Response
Oct 30, 2016
Thanks Marie. I'm glad you guys got to see the falls (for reference to others reading this - the Yosemite Falls normally dry up in August or September and don't flow again until the first rains. We finally got those rains!)
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Homestead...
Oakland, CA
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6 reviews
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“Clean and Spacious”
Reviewed April 1, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Yosemite West is a perfect location to stay within Yosemite National Park, and Alpine Retreat is perfect for 2-4 people. It is a spotlessly clean fully furnished spacious apartment, well equipped kitchen, even has a washer and dryer (although we didn't need to use it.) The living room has a large TV and nice collection of DVD;s, assorted games, fireplace. The owners live upstairs, but it is so quiet you couldn't tell. Be prepared to separate all disposables and bring into the park to dispose since they have no trash pick-up. We would definitely stay again.

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Ballintoy...
Ballintoy, Northern Ireland
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“Lovely place to nestle after a day of hiking”
Reviewed November 17, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Alpine Escape with it's fireplace and top-of the-line appliances gave us a very comfortable retreat. Tom, the owner, was so very helpful. We wanted a selection of easy to moderate hikes and he gave us valuable suggestions. We took his advice seriously and experienced a great week - everything we hoped for and more.

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