Guest Book for Yosemite Pine Arbor Retreat

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Very ideal place to stay in Yosemite. Very clean, cozy, huge, complete with all amenities, we just love this place so much & would surely come back. You will find everything that you need, especially the kitchen with BBQ grill at the deck. Even the kids had so much fun with all the dvd's available and a very huge tv at the living room, and large sofa. Everyone enjoyed every moment we were here. Highly recommendable.

Jerry L

Eight of us went to Yosemite in February 2012. We found a cancellation in Yosemite West and stayed in a place call Pine Arbor Retreat. It was a large house with a big main room. It had been just remodeled according to the staff. I have to commend the owners on a job well done. From the Jacuzzi in the master bedroom to the big flat screen in the main room surrounded by a huge couch, this place was perfect for us. My wife really wants to come back again and I fully agree.


We visited Yosemite again and stayed at The Jumping Deer at Pine Arbor. We were delighted with the apartment. It was just the right size for the three of us. My husband and I slept comfortably in the bedroom and our son used the sofa bed in the living room. I was surprised with some of the decorating touches. Who would have thought you would find a vessel sink in a mountain cabin. This is a reat place to stay in Yosemite.

Peggy McCabe

My 3 grandchildren and I really enjoyed our stay at Jumping Deer. The accommodations were clean, comfortable and cozy and provided welcome relaxation after busy days of hiking and swimming. The kitchen was well-equipped and added to ease of relaxing and watching a movie after a busy day outside. The area in which the house is situated is beautiful and serene, and the house and the accessibility to the park make it an ideal location for a stay with active children. Can't wait to return!


Pine Arbor is just like a home away from home. It's an immaculate, comfortable home with a beautiful view of the surrounding forest. The house is close to the center of Park activity, yet far enough from the hubbub. We enjoyed the pine trees and the sounds of birds and nature before embarking on the day's adventures. Our cozy evenings, playing games and watching current movies on DVDs near the wood burning fireplace after hiking all day made for a perfect time. My family had a 5 star experience there.


Ab Fab house. Very comfortable. Great spaces for the whole gang. We've enjoyed this rental in all seasons but like Winter and Spring best. You'll feel like you're at home. 30 min from the Valley or golf in Wawona. Close to Badger Pass. Groceries available in the Valley or 1 hr away in Oakhurst - just stop on your way into the park.

Rob M

This retreat is everything you'll want. It is large and roomy, clean, well organized and in an incredible location. Large screen TV, DVDs everything? Close to the park and golf course. A beautiful setting!

Ann Christie

We stayed in the Jumping Deer apartment in October 2008. It was our first visit to Yosemite and we wanted to actually stay in the park itself. We were not disappointed. The apartment was comfortable and the facilities were excellent. The location, away from the busy valley floor was perfect. If we are fortunate enough to return to Yosemite from the UK we would certainly use this accommodation again.


My family of 3 stayed at The Jumping Deer, a single bedroom apartment on the lower level of the Pine Arbor. It was every bit as nice as the pictures showed and the discription was completely accurate. The place was clean and all appliances, TV, DVR and lights worked. Yosemite West is not in the park but a 20 minute or so drive to Yosemite Valley. Short of staying in a motor home or tent in the Valley, I would return to this property without hesitation.

John Simsom

In October of this year, our family and two other couples rented Pine arbor retreat. What a wonderful place! Before this trip, we always when to the Hotels in Yosemite. We had no idea that you could rent a home inside the park. Now that we know about this place, we wouldn't be going to the "hotels" any more. This huge house has a great room with a huge sofa that all ten of us could use at the same time and watch their DirectTV. Great for relaxing after hiking all day. We will be back next year!!

Jim Trudeau

Over the past several years I have stayed at four or five rental properties in Yosemite West, and this was the nicest. The main home, Pine Arbor, is quite large, capable of sleeping 6 wonderfully in bedrooms and more. So it's a great place for a family get together. The upstairs living area is almost one vast space, with cool toys and a great balcony. Master bedroom has its own balcony. The jacuzzi tub is wonderful after long (and in the fall) dusty hikes. On this trip we had a significant family gathering (max we had 7 people) part of the time, and part of the time was just the wife and I. For the crowd, most excellent. For a couple, way bigger than necessary but it was wonderfully delicious to have the place to ourselves. Local managers are across the street and are very nice. And as for the location, Yosemite is vacation for the soul. Pine Arbor is a great harbor while visiting one of the grandest places on the planet.

Jim McKelvey

I give the highest recommendation to Pine Arbor Retreat. It is centrally located in Yosemite and the accommodations were everything we were looking for and more. We stayed for a week with friends and it was a wonderful place to come home to after a day of hiking and exploring. It provided the utmost in comfort, cleanliness and spaciousness. There is also a large selection of quality movies on DVD to choose from.


This is no average rental home. This place really was a home away from home. Centrally located within the park -- easy drive to the valley, Glacier Point, and Wawona. And it's inside the park! When you're not out tromping around, the house was fully stocked and extrememly hospitable. I recommend it!

John Tarasi

Very spacious,comfortable home with all the amenities in a beautiful setting! Close to many spectacular Yosemite sights.

Yen Bailey

The Jumping Deer was such a great find! We had tried to book one of the lodges at Yosemite not knowing that there was anything else inside the park, but they were booked. We were so thrilled to find out about the Jumping Deer. We had so much room, and the kitchen was great to have. We will definitely recommend it to any of our friends who are planning a trip to Yosemite.


What a wonderful place!! We stayed 4 days in Yosemite and with this home located right in middle of Yosemite, we got see the sights without the crowds. The house was huge, with enough room for our whole family. Kudos to the owners!