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“Wonderful Stay in Homey, Clean, and Quiet Home”
Top of the Pines
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27 reviews
Top of the Pines
FRONT DOOR
View from across the valley
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Yosemite National Park, California

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Very good - based on 27 reviews
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mogoCalif...
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful Stay in Homey, Clean, and Quiet Home”
Reviewed 22 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We had a very nice four night stay at Top of the Pines.  It was just perfect, and the duplex is stocked with anything you would need, except of course, your personal items. Oh, and if you want kleenex, you do need to bring you own, as that wasn’t provided.  It was clean and nicely decorated.  Carol was very responsive to any questions before and during our stay.  There were only two of us, so our time was spent upstairs on the main floor (except for sleeping).  There isn’t much counter space in the bathroom, but we managed just fine.  We actually decided to sleep in one of the downstairs bedrooms, because they both face the woods, like our bedroom at home does, and we could keep the curtains open.

It was so nice to come back to a peaceful & quiet house each evening, instead of staying in one of the noisy and crowded accommodations in the valley.  As an added bonus, we drove by Tunnel View on the way to and from the valley floor everyday - we never tire of that view!  It’s about a 25 minute drive to the valley floor.  Another big plus is not having to go through the entrance gate everyday, like you would if you stayed outside the park in El Portal.  When we left for home on Sunday, the cars were backed up at the Hwy 140 entrance station for 1 1/2 - 2 miles and were at a virtual standstill …and it wasn’t even May yet!  We would not have liked to have been in that line of traffic!  

If you consider staying at Top of the Pines, Trip Advisor is a good place to get accurate information about price and amenities.  The actual website for Top of the Pines appears to be outdated as to price, and both that website and another well known vacation home website where Top of the Pines has this home listed (I don’t think I am allowed to mention the name on Trip Advisor) inaccurately state that firewood is provided; it is not provided.  Of course, any of this information can be verified with Carol. Top of the Pines also has a video on-line that shows the duplex nicely.

We are so happy we found Top of the Pines and would definitely stay there again.  

Much thanks to Carol and Al!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 May 2017
Thank you for the great review. We appreciate our guests taking the time to give us a great review. We hope you will return again real soon.
Carol
Al
Greg
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Bakersfield
Reviewed 20 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017
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Your age range 65+
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Management Response
20 May 2017
Thank you for you review. We appreciate your taking the time to write it. We hope to see you again at Top of the Pines.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Claudia R
1 review
“Great place!!”
Reviewed 2 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Great place, the house is in a great location, is a very spacious home. We travel whit a group of friends and young kids, we all enjoyed every minute in this wonderful place. Cant wait to go back, thank you so much Carol and Al, cant thank you enough for all your help and hospitality. Hope to be back soon.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Dec 2016
Claudia, Thank you. Your review helps other guests to know what a great place Top of the Pines is
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Nicole W
1 review
“Perfect Location, great ameneities!”
Reviewed 27 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Top of the Pines vacation rental is the perfect accommodation for someone who doesn't want to camp in Yosemite and wants a nice comfortable place to come home to after a long day in the park. Perfectly located appx 30 mins away from the main Yosemite Valley floor. This place has everything you can possibly think of.

The only thing I would say can be improved upon is the water pressure and temp in the bathroom on the main floor. But other than that, no complains whatsoever!! Thanks Carol and Al for providing amazing accomodations and a reasonable price! Will definitely stay here gain and recommend to all my friends wanting to visit Yosemite!

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Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
28 Jul 2016
Thank you for the great review.
Carol & Al
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Lillehamm...
Los Angeles
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24 reviews
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“Perfect place to stay in Yosemite”
Reviewed 20 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Loved everything about this place. We planned this trip fairly late, so everything on the valley floor was booked. But this house was perfect -- it's inside the park and only about 15-20 minutes to the valley floor. Every morning, we drove past Tunnel View which is one of the most amazing views in the park. Carol was quick to respond and send us everything we needed to know. The house is beautiful, great condition and has everything you would need. All you have to bring is food and your stuff. If and when we go back to Yosemite, I'm definitely booking again!

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
20 Apr 2016
THANK YOU for the great review. We try to provide our guests with a comfortable place to stay. We appreciate when our guest have a good time and enjoy their stay at Top of the Pines.
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