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John Muir Lodge
Thalina from: Thalina
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 19, 2020 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Booked tents, was transferred to the lodge
My daughter and I booked a stay at the tents, but they are still not open due to Covid. At no charge, they upgraded us to the lodge. I’m not going to complain about getting my own bathroom and shower! Hot water, good pillows and linens. The hotel is a little dated but it’s not terrible. The restaurant has to go serviced based off of a touch kiosk, and the pizza was actually pretty good. The market and store have a good selection. Definitely take the road behind the lodge up to the scenic point, it’s really quiet and beautiful. I also found the park to be very low traffic in general, and it’s nice not having the place overrun. For what it’s worth, even number rooms face nature and not the parking lot.
Mark K from: Sacramento, California
Published Date: Mar, 2, 2020 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Nice stop between Sequoia and Yosemite
Great rustically designed lodge. The night manager John was wonderful . He lit the great fireplace and we enjoyed a relaxing evening. They also have cabins available although I didn't see them inside. Rooms were very comfortable with nice amenities. The restaurant was very nice. We were lucky that there was no snow and we could drive directly to Yosemite...the road is closed much of the winter. Always check road conditions before you go.
deirdreslat from: Castlemaine, Australia
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jan, 20, 2020 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2020 Rating: 2
Too much noise
If you want a heating system that roars all night, bed lights that don't work, an overhead room light you can't see under, staff that don't act on concerns, one single public space in which to sit, which also serves as a lobby, a reception area, a kitchen and eating area, no advance warning that you are on your own for food supply and preparation as the lounge didn't even supply a mug or a knife and fork, this is the place for you. All at an overpriced AUD $300 per night.
Janelle P from: Bad Hersfeld, Germany
Published Date: Jan, 3, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Cabins in the woods
These cabins are so cute and a really great place to stay if you're going to the area. Check in for the cabins is done in the lodge. The cabin we stayed in had two beds, each with plenty of warm blankets. The heater did not work, but there was a space heater that really kept us warm. The patio area had a picnic table and a stove. We made a fire each night and sat outside to enjoy the cool mountain air. Bathrooms are not inside the cabins, they are just a short walk away. We brought some food with us, but there was also a camp store and a restaurant. If you want to eat at the restaurant, I would suggest going early since it is the only one around. It was really a perfect stay.
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
julyp78 from: Lesigny, France
Published Date: Nov, 14, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
We spend 1 night at John Muir Lodge in the fall. We chose a "rustic cabin". The cabin was indeed rustic but was well heated. Apart from the beds, table and rocking chairs, there is nothing else. No bathroom (toilets and coin 6-min hot shower are located in a separate common building). There is an outdoor terrace with fire pit for the brave ones. At first, as it was getting quite cold at night, upon arrival, we had doubts. But in the end, the cabin was perfectly fine. Super quiet. Lovely settings. Rustic in a good way. Perfect for a simple night in the woods.