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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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BusYawbus
Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Cozy and comfortable stay with friendly hosts”
Reviewed 23 February 2012 for a stay in December 2011

This is long overdue as we stayed there in Dec 2011.

Yosemite was our second stop in our San Francisco/California trip. Prior to arriving in Yosemite or even US, there were already some correspondence between me and the host, Tom. And they already provided some helpful tips and guide.

The home was cozy and comfortable, and well kept too. We had everything we needed. The washer and dryer definitely came in handy since we had two young kids with us for the whole trip.

The host seemed like active hiker/climber and it showed when they were sharing with us what we could do in the park. We wished we had planned more days there as there were quite a few things we could have done.

Believe it or not, our kids enjoyed the house so much that they still mention about "Uncle Tom's house in America" every know and then !

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23 Feb 2012
Uncle Tom's house! That is so cute. Such nice kids.
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Alison131...
Lowell, Indiana
1 review
“Best Vacation Ever!”
Reviewed 7 October 2011 for a stay in September 2011

I could not be happier with our stay at Alpine Escape. We stayed at this location for our honeymoon, and we had a wonderful time! The home is exactly as pictured. It is very clean, newly remodeled, and beautiful. Tom and Theresa were amazing hosts and extremely helpful. Tom even recommended a beautiful hike that we really enjoyed! The next trip out to Yosemite, we will definitely be back!

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Liked best: I loved the location!
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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7 Oct 2011
Hooray! Alison, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time in Yosemite, and at our place here. Thanks for the glowing recommendation, and I hope we'll see you again soon. TnT
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Donna S
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“Look no further for a great condo in Yosemite!”
Reviewed 19 September 2011 for a stay in September 2011

This place was PERFECT!!!! The pictures on the web site are exactly what you get. Clean, and modern condo with just the right amenities for a stay in the park. We were there for 6 nights. Hiked everyday and absolutley loved coming back to Tom and Theresa's little gem for relaxing at night. No cell, internet, or TV, but they supply a very varied selection of DVD's which we could watch while drinking wine and preparing for the next day's hike. Location is perfect for hiking up by Glacier Road but there was no problem getting to anywhere in the park from there. Would stay here again in a minute---loved the place!!!!!

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Liked best: The place was perfect
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Bobeana
Omaha, Nebraska
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156 reviews
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“Modern comfort, peace and quiet minutes from Yosemite Valley”
Reviewed 29 August 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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We stayed at Tom and Theresa's vacation rental last week and had a completely positive experience. When my boyfriend and I return to Yosemite, we will definitely stay here again.

What: A private apartment INSIDE Yosemite National Park in a small subdivision called Yosemite West. Perfectly located about 15-20 minutes from the Valley, Glacier Point and Wawona/Mariposa Grove (OK maybe a few more minutes to there).

What we liked: We liked getting away from the tourists/crowds in Yosemite Valley and enjoying a home away from home with our own kitchen, washer/dryer, etc. Even though Tom and Theresa live upstairs, they were very respectful of our privacy. They are incredibly responsive to questions and their management of the unit is outstanding.
The apartment is spacious and literally brand new. The photos are very reflective of what to expect -- it's gorgeous and comfortable.

PROS: A great place for independent travelers to enjoy beautiful Yosemite, especially those who enjoy the convenience of being able to have a few meals at home. Comfy bed, couch, brand new flat screen and a gorgeous granite kitchen that I wish I had at home. Grill, some coffee, a special treat or two, and laundry detergent were provided which lightened our shopping load a bit.

CONS: No satellite TV or internet service. Cells do not work at the house (but they also don't work in many places in the Park). We actually ended up enjoying being off the grid, but if you need internet, you need to go to a hotel in the Valley and pay for access. There is a small outdoor patio outside the private entrance, but no view if that's important to you.

TIPS: We enjoyed sunsets at "Tunnel View" near the Wawona tunnel on the way home from the Valley to Tom & Theresa's most nights (with a little wine). I loved that we were so close to Glacier Point! Our favorite adventures were hiking out to Taft Point from Glacier Point Road and the Panorama Trail (8.5 mi and brutal steps down for the last 2.5 miles, but an amazing way to see the Valley -- buy tix for the 8:30am Glacier Point tour bus from Yosemite Lodge tour desk; park at Yosemite Lodge, take bus up, hike down and take free shuttle back to the Lodge where you can have a celebratory beer in the Lounge or dinner at the Mountain Room).

If you've not been to Yosemite, all I can say is go! And, of course, Tom and Theresa's place is the perfect place to stay. So glad I found them on TripAdvisor. Enjoy.

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Liked best: Comfort and modern finishes. Spotless. Good DVD selection
Liked least: No view, but I can't really afford a view!
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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San Diego
Reviewed 20 June 2011 for a stay in June 2011

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