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Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort
Tonja E from: Sacramento, California
Published Date: Jun, 22, 2020 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Perfect place to stay near Yosemite
We snagged a park pass for the first day Yosemite reopened, and already had reservations at the Yosemite Bug. We had not stayed there before, and were not sure what to expect with regard to the pandemic. The Bug handled everything wonderfully! Hand sanitizer and mask on before you enter to check in and same thing with their restaurant. The restaurant offered breakfast, lunch and dinner, and we ate dinner there both nights. Great food and super large portions! The tables are spaced apart indoors and outdoors to make everyone feel comfortable. We rented both sides of a cabin with a shared bath, so we didn't have to share the bathroom with anyone else. We were in the Sweet Water cabin, and it couldn't have been nicer. Great view of the trees and a nice porch to relax on after the day in Yosemite.
Definitely pay attention to the word "rustic" in the title of the resort. It's exactly that. But being in a natural setting with great food and nice people running the place is a beautiful thing, as is having a wonderful cafe on the premises. About a half hour to Yosemite entrance, and 45 minutes to the valley floor. Enjoy!
- Value: 5
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Service: 5
C5261MXlauriel from: Davis, California
Published Date: Jun, 17, 2020 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
Bleak for Campers - Great for Rooms and Tent Cabins
This rating is strictly for camping and honestly I would have put 1-star but didn't want to bring down their overall rating that much. The place is cute as a bug! If you are in the main section in a room or tent cabin, close to the restaurant and showers/bathroom. The "camping" area is just a sun-blasted flat dirt area on top of the hill with four unshaded sites, not even next to the view. The promised porta-potty had not arrived when we left for Yosemite the second day. It was so bad (and 45 minutes from the park entrance) we ended up boon-docking in our campervan close to the park in Stanislaus National Forest in a large turnout next to the Merced River (free).
jt0475 from: Worsley, United Kingdom
Published Date: Mar, 26, 2020 Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2020 Rating: 2
Old Fashioned - Odd Decor
This is a really odd place - wasn't sure what to expect really, but having a cabin decorated like an old fashioned English hunting lodge on the outskirts of Yosemite National Park certainly wasn't it.
Don't expect a good nights sleep - if anyone is up and about you will hear them clunking around the wooden walkways - I know that the management can't do much about that but it's something to consider.
The staff were friendly enough though seemed a little disorganised at times - for example we were going to eat there on the 2nd night, but all of a sudden they decided to open up another queue for cash only, which doubled the number of orders going in ahead of us - so we sacked it off and ate elsewhere - didn't seem to consider the extra amount of orders that were going to be hitting the catering staff at the point of order.
So it's a bit of a mystery to us why this place has such a high rating across the booking sites and on here - sorry.
- Sleep Quality: 2
- Location: 2
- Service: 2
CharlotteR240 from: Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Feb, 18, 2020 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Lovely and value for money
This is a really nice place - better than we expected - in a good location.
It is about an hours drive to Yosemite, or just over an hour on the bus - but that’s not too far for a day trip or two and it’s reasonably close to Mariposa which has a few shops and restaurants. (That said, the on site cafe/restaurant is well worth eating at!).
The room was really nice (private room with shared bathroom). The bathroom is only shared between you and the room next door so this was better than most places with shared facilities we’ve been to.
Room was spacious and the bed was very comfy. Plenty of parking and the place has its own YARTS bus stop - this is back towards the road though, and involves a reasonably steep hill one way.
Would definitely stay here again!
ucsbchui from: Taipei, Taiwan
Published Date: Jan, 25, 2020 Travel Date: Dec, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
good place to stay if visiting yosemite
this place is huge.... somewhat close to the park. The rooms are average.. but what do you expect. We had an issue with our beds but they switched our rooms. We went during the low season, so the story might be a little different if you go during summer time.
The restaurant and kitchen is great. Make sure you buy groceries before you come. It's a 20 min drive. Staff was friendly. I can imagine this place getting crowded during summer time.
- Rooms: 4
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5