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“Unbelievable Cosy Stay within minutes from the...”
The House That Ruza Built
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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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Space_M0n...
SINGAPORE
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Unbelievable Cosy Stay within minutes from the Yosemite Park Entrance”
Reviewed 22 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
3
people found this review helpful

Our group (two couples) stayed at the house for three nights and it was an amazing stay. Firstly the house was amazing, nice woody cosy feel with a well equipped kitchen. We love the deck it allows us to look at at the woods and the stars. The place is really close to the Yosemite Park entrance (mariposa grove) within minutes - about 40 minutes to the Yosemite village. I would prefer to stay at the house which is just outside the park with better driving access to town where they have a Von supermarket and 24 hours dining (Denny) - 15 minutes to OakHurst. John, the caretaker, is awesome and provide such good tips and super helpful. It helps that is is just staying closeby to the house. On one occasion, we need to call to him for help when we lock ourselves out of the house - problem resolved within minutes. And Scott, the owner, is superb responsive & friendly, and provided great information for the trip. In short, great place, great people and super convenient for your adventure in Yosemite Park. I will be back again !

Travelling group: Friends
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Doron1000
Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great retreat in Yusemitie”
Reviewed 20 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
3
people found this review helpful

This house is really perfect for a family (or two). Spacious, comfortamle, good well equiped kitchen, WiFi...
John knows the area very well an gives one a good orientation.
Good pay per value provided a party of 3 or more
Most importan: situted at 5min from parknentrance

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Travelling group: Teenagers
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Minnie_Pe...
San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing stay”
Reviewed 8 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
3
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We had a fabulous time at the House of Ruza. The place was very clean and all the amenities were excellent. The location was so convenient - very close to the southern entrance to Yosemite. I couldn't recommend it more!

Travelling group: Large Group
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DianeMari...
Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Home in Yosemite Area”
Reviewed 7 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
2
people found this review helpful

We used this home as home base during our visit to Yosemite. It is about 2 miles from the southern entrance. The home is exactly as portrayed in the description and the photos. It was very clean and the beds were extremely comfortable. John made our stay extra enjoyable by sharing his expertise with Yosemite and assisting us in planning our day trips into the park. You would be extremely pleased if you would choose this rental for a visit to Yosemite.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Alondra O
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Winter or Summer, this is the place to be!”
Reviewed 6 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
3
people found this review helpful

This was my fourth time staying in The House That Ruza Built, and each time it seems to get more spectacular. I still can't decide whether I love it more during the warmer summer and fall months or when the house is surrounded by snow. In both instances the house is a wonderful place to come home to after a long day, or just to curl up and relax.
Travelling with children and a teenager can be a challenge, but this house makes it seem like we never left home. With three bedrooms and three baths there is plenty of room to spread out, the only challenge is choosing which room you like best! Perhaps the best part of staying at the house are the amenities. The washer and dryer are indispensable after a long hike in the valley, as is the fully loaded kitchen. Then, whether you want your dinner inside in the rustic living room or outside on the deck overlooking the Sierra National Forrest you are guaranteed the pleasure of a peaceful evening.
As always we were excited that we were so close to Yosemite, but definitely don't miss the great hike at the bottom of the drive. The National Forrest is just as beautiful as Yosemite and is perfect for a morning stroll or run. There are a few different trails, so you can tailor your hike to your group's needs. The entrance to Yosemite is about 10-15 minutes from the house and there's a steam train about 10 minutes in the opposite direction that the kids love! They also offer nighttime rides for a more romantic atmosphere. Also if you need groceries there are two supermarkets and plenty of shops one town over, only about 20 minutes away. Truly, you could not ask for a better location!
Last but not least, Scott was instrumental in making our trip a success. His directions to the house were clear and we so greatly appreciated his suggestions for places to stop along the way to keep the kids from getting too restless during a long drive. Additionally, the caretaker, John was helpful in giving us directions and suggestions for nearby hikes and food that were perfect, even for the two year old. We can't wait to come back!

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Travelling group: Young Children
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