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“HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS....”
The House That Ruza Built
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The House That Ruza Built
front door entry living room area of Great Room
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78 reviews
The House That Ruza Built
front door entry
living room area of Great Room
kitchen area of Great Room
dining area of Great Room
kimono cabinet
king bed in master BR
steam shower in master BR
queen bed in 2nd BR
bunkbed in 2nd BR
two bunkbeds in 3rd BR
top deck with gas BBQ and table
2nd deck with hot tub
view from top deck
view of house from ground level
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Yosemite National Park, California

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Excellent - based on 78 reviews
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Marlanow
Woodland, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS....”
Reviewed 24 December 2017 for a stay in December 2017

As a Native Californian, words alone cannot describe the instantaneous feeling one gets when walking into the House That Ruza Built. Breathtaking is an understatement! As a first grade teacher who dreams of tree houses, this God's Gift of a Cabin is the answer to a tree house dream. As they say, "Home is where the heart is," and this house sure has a genuine heart. Every detail was created with love, loyalty, passion and the love for God's Country. This house is underestimated in the photos. It is A MILLION TIMES GREATER THAN what you expect when walking into this incredible getaway. I am a meticulous neat fanatic and you can eat off the floors here it is so clean. The host, Scott...that is a whole different ball game! What a guy! He loves life, loves beautiful Yosemite, and most importantly, loves his mom RUZA, the best! I will DEFINITELY be back here This house is a truly unique and a blessing to stay in. By the way, Scott has everything and anything that you could ever imagine stocked and ready to go! THE BEST HOUSE in Fish Camp as far as I am concerned. I WAS NOT PAID TO SAY ANY OF THIS! LOL! This is my first review on night one. Please continue as I will be reviewing again. Stepping into the hot tub under the stars now!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jazmin A
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing Kid Friendly Home”
Reviewed 29 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

This was my second time renting this home, but it was my first time with children. My family and I stayed in this cozy beautiful house this past weekend. I brought my 11 month old baby and my sister brought her children and we couldn't be any more pleased on how neat and organized this house is. They all felt so comfortable despite being a few hundred miles away from home. The living room is so spacious it allowed my baby to walk around freely now that she is learning how to walk. Aside from being an incredible house, we thought it was very convenient that the entrance to Yosemite National Park was just a few minutes away. Thank you Scott for providing very detailed and important information about the house.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Nov 2017
thank you for the wonderful detail on how it is such a "children friendly" house ...hopefully your sister's children were old enough to enjoy the tree swing !!
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James G
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Spacious, spotless and special”
Reviewed 30 October 2017 for a stay in August 2017
1
person found this review helpful

It's a perfect balance between a base for exploring Yosemite (3 mi. from park entrance) and being a bit off the beaten track during peak tourist season. Stone's throw from Tenaya Lodge for drinks and dining, or better yet ... fire up the BBQ, sit on the back deck with a cold beverage and contemplate the magnificent, 250-foot Redwood just behind the house.

We had 9 for part of our stay here and never felt like we were in each other's laps -- there's a lot of room and separation between parts of the house. Built about 10 years ago, everything is spotlessly clean and kept to the highest standard by the owner.

Bottom line: Can't recommend this place highly enough!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Nov 2017
thank you for such a perfect recap....I am sure this will be beneficial to potential guests with a large family group also....look forward to your return visits !!!
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jessm2484
Panama City, Florida
1 review
“Great house!”
Reviewed 27 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

This house is so close to yosemite! It was almost like staying in the park but with all the comforts and space of a home. Very clean, very comfortable.

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Management Response
29 Oct 2017
thank you Jessica for the comments and hopefully you can return for the other 3 beautiful seasons Yosemite offers
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Kathleen...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect mountain getaway near Yosemite”
Reviewed 2 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Scott's home is the perfect location if you want to visit Yosemite. The South Entrance is just a few miles up the road. We spent a spectacular day in the park. The evenings were spent barbecuing and star gazing. His home was immaculate. The kitchen was well equipped. There were only two of us but lots of room for a large family or two. Next time we want to visit in the winter and experience all that the snow has to offer. Lots of love and care envelopes The House That Ruza Built!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Oct 2017
glad you enjoyed the visit and look forward to your return visit !!
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