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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 8 / House
Bedrooms: 3  Bathrooms: 2   Sleeps: 8  Type: House

2 Full baths

Yosemite's Top of the Pines
TripAdvisor property ID 2378382

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Book this 3 bedroom house in Yosemite National Park today! A total of 8 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 27 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1400 to as high as $5600, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 80% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 19, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Carol L.
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Calendar last updated:
19 Feb 2018
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Languages spoken: English



Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Yosemite-national-park Attractions




  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features

  • High chair
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Video player


  • Deck
  • Grill


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 2 Full baths


Reviews (27)

Very Good – based on 27 reviews Very Good
27 reviews

Very Good

“Rustic woods setting that cries out for some updating inside the home.”

Reviewed 19 May 2017

Perfect location in Yosemite and a decent house with a quiet forest setting. It feels like nothing inside the house has been updated for many years. The outdoor deck BBQ seems like it's on its last legs. The owner, Carol, was very responsive, helpful and courteous. The four of us all agreed that with a little expense this rental experience could be substantially improved.

Response from the owner 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.

“Peaceful, roomy, and inside the park!”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2014

We stayed here for a week with our family and 2 close friends. We had plenty of room and were pleased with the amenities. The decks were wonderful for relaxing and watching hummingbirds, squirrels, and a bear family! We would definitely stay here again!

“Wonderful Spot in Yosemite”

Reviewed 9 Apr 2013

This was our third time in Yosemite and our new favorite spot! We were there for Spring Break and the Valley had a number of visitors; it was great to escape the crowds and return to peaceful surroundings at the Top of the Pines. It was about 20 minute drive to the Valley, but each day brought new views and different lighting to the scenery. The home is just as described; was very clean and neat; beds comfy and cozy with extra blankets. They even stocked wood for evening fires. Overall, a wonderful vacation rental!

“Perfect in Everyway!”

Reviewed 14 Jul 2011

Carol and al have thought of everything anyone could want or need in a vacation rental. Top of the Pines feels like a home, very warm, inviting and comfortable. The location was perfect for exploring Mariposa Grove and Glacier Point. The valley is an easy 20 min. drive. We are so happy to have found this home and will definitely stay here again as well as recommend it to our friends.

“Great place”

Reviewed 20 Oct 2010

Top of the Pines was a great place with a central location between Glacier Point, the Mariposa Grove and Yosemite Valley. It offered a cozy, comfortable base in a secluded yet easily accessible area from which to explore the park. It was a nice luxury to be able to return "home" and relax after a hard day's hike to a log fire and a home-cooked meal. Overall a really great experience.

“Beautiful Location”

Reviewed 7 Oct 2010

The rooms are spacious. They view is spectacular. There is no one closely. You only see the forest.

“A Peaceful Retreat”

Reviewed 6 Oct 2010

My husband and I love staying at Top of the Pines. It is in a wonderful setting, on a hillside surrounded by pine trees. The tranquility and beauty of the location make for a wonderful vacation in Yosemite! The townhouse is very nice, with everything one could possibly need provided by the owner. It's so much better than staying in Yosemite Valley. We hope to return here for many more vacations.

“A highly recommended place to stay”

Reviewed 30 Sep 2010

My wife and I have stayed at Top of the Pines many times since the mid 90's. Carol and al are gracious hosts and their place is both convenient and cozy with a delightful woodsy ambience. The kitchen is well appointed and the beds quite comfortable. We're serious hikers, so I particularly like the spacious deck that faces west providing good light throughout the early evening to relax on before dinner. The Yosemite West complex is ideal location for those who want explore both the valley and the Mariposa Grove area during their visit. But the best thing to do from that vantage is to make a dawn visit to Glacier Point for the breathtaking experience of Half Dome and the entire canyon below as it wakes up. Whenever we've gone to the valley there has never been a reason to consider staying elsewhere, unless it's Top of the Pines is already rented.

“We love Top of the Pines”

Reviewed 29 Sep 2010

Our son works in Yosemite so we visit once per year and have been for several years. I first discovered this property when travelling with a friend. I had stayed at several other over the years but they were just OK. From the moment I made the reservation, Carol couldn't have been more helpful. Once I arrived and checked out the property I knew that my husband and I would stay here the next time we visited. The property is well kept, clean and very well stocked. Carol includes all appliances and all paper goods as well as a fully stocked kitchen. Only only need bring food, Carol has spices and hot chocolate and probably coffee since we don't drink it I didn't notice. For people travelling with kids, there is a stroller a crib a highchair as well as a jr bed. There are two decks one upstairs as well as downstairs for the two bedrooms downstairs. If I have to pick one thing that I don't like, the bathrooms are a bit small and don't have room for makeup and or toiletries. I would hightly recommend Top of The Pines. We won't stay anywhere else, we have stayed at many.

“Loved it”

Reviewed 29 Sep 2010

It was like going home! Very comfortable and good for the soul - looking out on top of the trees! Cant wait to return next year!

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