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Narrow Gauge Inn
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Very disappointed - fraud
User: LauraL9030 from:
Published Date: Sep, 7, 2020
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020
Rating: 1
We loved this hotel last year but now we are feeling confused... We have sent several e-mails to cancel our reservation because of this pandemic situation without receiving any answer from hotel. There was a promise in condition of contract that we can cancel our room but now we have paid over 200$ reservation fee without any answer of refund and confirmation that they have received our e-mails. I know that situation is difficult for everyone but this feels like scam. We are already so sad that we can't come at all because of travel restrictions and was hoping that we don't need to deal with this anymore.

Yosemite South Entrance Option
User: LAlalablabla from: Los Angeles
Published Date: Jul, 15, 2020
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2020
Rating: 2
I chose this property since small is smart during a pandemic and it was near the park. My check in was quick and friendly once they got past the guests in front of me with a myriad of questions. Some would describe this hotel as quaint and rustic but to me it was a small room in dire need of renovation. The bed was too soft for my taste and would creak whenever you roll over. The A/C was noisy and the thermostat was a bit wonky and it will infringe on your moment of peace sitting on the front deck. The hot water in the tiny shower was a bit here and there too. There was only one set of towels in the room but the front desk had more available. There is no maid service until check out. Wifi is almost non-existent and my T-mobile cell reception didn't work for me either. Unfortunately the restaurant is closed and the only place to eat nearby is the Tenaya Lodge which has a terrific turkey sandwich. Coffee in the room was crappy so I went to reception where they said the maker there was off limits and wasn't Covid friendly making me wonder why it was even there. They offered hard boiled eggs and apple sauce for breakfast take-away which I found off putting. Morning of departure I was awakened by the maid at 8 am. I think they should know if you've checked out yet. I guess what you're paying so much money for is the convenient location if you want to spend more than a day near the park. It is certainly over priced otherwise.

Very Nice Place - Enjoyable stay
User: ggrreegg1966 from:
Published Date: Jun, 23, 2020
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
Fantastic place to visit and stay , very quiet , very clean room. Great views and so peaceful and quiet on the balcony looking out to the forest and mountains . Comfy bed , nice air con .. The railroad was great hearing the train down in the valley . Plenty places in Oakhurst on the way for food and supplies. Enjoyed our 2 night stay.

Don’t let the lower price fool you!
User: Jessicarbt from: Tustin, California
Published Date: Mar, 6, 2020
Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2020
Rating: 5
This little inn was less than some of the other places, but it is well worth it. The staff was super friendly and helpful. They literally were fantastic. They made our stay a relaxing time. We stayed in a king room. The room was clean and well furnished. There was ample hot water. There is a wall a/c and heater unit that kept us toasty when it was 35 outside. The WiFi was out when we visited and we had no cellphone service, but the hotel has satellite tv. Each room has a mini fridge, there is a microwave in the lobby. The gift store is more of a snack food shop during the season that we visited, but it was well stocked. The restaurant was closed during the week as we were there during a slow period, but a basic breakfast is served in the lobby. (Cereal, oatmeal packets, danish, coffee or tea.) Town is not terribly close, about 20 minutes down the road, but there are ample choices for dinner there. Good views, friendly staff, cats allowed, it suited us. We will be back to stay again. This place is charming and peaceful. It was just what we needed in a room.

Friendly intimate restaurant
User: Logistics from: Denville, NJ
Published Date: Dec, 19, 2019
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
The Buffalo Bar ant the Narrow Gauge Inn with its wooden walls and bar made from a single piece of redwood takes you back in time. The ovwerall effect is one of comfort. The menu from soup to dessert is prepared to your desire. The staff is friendly, and will treat you like family. I can recommend the daily soup, venison loin, duroc pork, Mary's chicken breast, and halibut without reservation as my wife and I ate there more than once, which attests not only to its location, but to the quality of the food.

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