I would stay there when in the area, the host was most welcoming.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
On way over pass to Bodie. Very clean, centrally located, comfy bed. Even though on main highway, closed window, no sound. Overall good, safe place. Pool/spa hours not convenient. Good place to spend a couple of nightsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice couple who owns the inn. Very clean rooms, but a bit old. We went more for the excursion aspect so the room was fine for us. AMAZING LOCATION. Has a charcoal grill outside and a fridge in the room. They allow dogs. I Recommend stopping next door at the ranger station and speaking to Lisa on where to go. Forget the pamphlets, she pretty much […] knows everything about the area. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel was very pleasant and the owner was cordial. The wi-fi was intermittent. It's the only reasonably priced motel in the area on most websites. It is 2.5 from the Yosemite Valley and a 2hr drive from Mono Lake.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I've stayed here before and enjoyed it, as I did this time. A clean, good-sized room with everything I needed, and a good value. I know it's family-operated so the desk closes at 10, so I called ahead about my late arrival and they accommodated me. I will definitely stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best we could find near Yosemite on short notice"
Basic motel setup. Warm jacuzzi was good after day hikes. Personnel gave good tips on local restaurants and stores. Sympathetic place altogether.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
08/06/14 Kgaribay Los Banos, California
My husband and I checked in here while he went flyfishing in the area. I was happy that they gave us an AARP discount ($5) even though they mainly recognize AAA. We walked in to a large, spacious, very clean room (#103). The room was equipped with a microwave, small refrigerator and a blow dryer. Also, it had plenty of hot water for showers the next morning. The amenities also included a flat screen tv and best of all.......Free wifi! The best part....it worked well! Only drawback was no complimentary breakfast, but they did have a coffee service in the room. Oh, I can't forget the swimming pool and hot tub. They also accept dogs. $20 extra for a small. For us the 2 of us (we left our 2 dogs home) our bill was around $93. All in all, it was a wonderful motel and we wouldn't hesitate to stay there again!
"Great start to a roadtrip!"
07/06/14 roshyrosh London
This was mine and my siblings first roadtrip in America, and Christmas Tree Inn was our first stop. It was brilliant! The room was nice, there was free parking, located on a lovely road framed by gorgeous tall Sequoias. The guy at reception was so lovely, he was polite and made conversation with us, and directed us across the road to Zoe's cafe for breakfast, before we made our way to Yosemite National Park. Great experience, would definitely recommend you should stay here!
"My First Snow Skiing Trip Feb 2014"
05/19/14 laragon_99 Morgan Hill, CALIF
My boyfriend brought me to Dodge Ridge for my first ever snow skiing experience. I took beginner lessons and successfully made it off the baby-ski-lift without killing myself (or anyone else). I guess that was success. I will refrain from going into detail about the tears when falling off the "magic carpet ride" people mover in front of the 5-year olds on the bunny slopes.... thank goodness for the patient instructor who was insisting I succeed with his lessons, and, for my boyfriend who practiced on the bunny slopes with me and didn't let me give up. After our long day in what little snow there was, our stay at the Christmas Tree Inn was fine. This is my boyfriend's go-to hotel when coming to Dodge Ridge to ski. I was a little nervous about the hotel/rooms because of the outdated appearence of the lobby - Very shappy, dusty, outdated. It gives a bad first-impression. But.get over it... you're not sleeping in there. The room we had was upstairs over the main lobby. I thought there might be a problem with noise, but it was just fine. The room was large and clean. The bathroom definitely needs some renovating. But for the price in a "motel" type stay, I guess it was okay and will work for it's purpose - a place to sleep after a long day of snow skiing. I'm sure we'll be back. It's convenient and the price is right. Thank goodness for Pie in the Sky Pizzeria - GREAT staff and GREAT pizza (and beer)!!!
"Good Value for your $"
07/28/13 JulesTravel San Jose, California
This little Inn is in a good location to explore gold country and the sierras. We went up to the lake swimming at Pinecrest - pretty close. The room was a good size - nice comfy beds and having a fridge and microwave can be handy. The Managers were really friendly - it's just a basic clean hotel room for a good price. Will stay again next time we come up hiking.
01/22/13 L S Orland, California
Called to make a reservation for 4th of July, 2013 weekend. I was quoted rates higher than on this website and they said they do not honor AAA discount for the weekends. Again, this is on their website. My sister called and got the same run around, too. Too bad they lost 2 families for the weekend.
"Convenient stay and a nice place"
08/23/12 BlueFingers Durham, North Carolina
Nice, clean, convenient place. We stayed here two nights prior to our backpacking trip and it is very close to the trailhead. A good value. Big room and WiFi worked fine for us. Room had coffee maker and hair dryer. Pool looked clean and nice, though we did not use it. Hot tub available also, but again, we did not use it - too warm in mid-July.
"Nice and cosy"
05/29/12 hardy2408 Munich, Germany
We stayed here for two nights for a long weekend in the Yosemite park. It was very nice there. Although it's a bit far to go to the park, but it was memorial day weekend. The room was big with two huge beds. And the WiFi was working perfectly. Also the Jakuzi would have been accessible but crowded. If you have time take also the option to go to the Sonora pass. You will be deserved with stunning views.
"In the Pines"
10/31/11 Ron220 Salida, California
We have been staying at the Christmas Tree Inn for the last 11years. The owner's are very nice and accommodating. It has always been a quiet stay. The rooms are clean and comfortable along with microwave, refrigerators, blow dryers, coffee pots and of course a TV. If you happen to stay there around the last weekend of October, the owner starts putting out all of her Christmas decorations, and she has a lot of them. Please give them a try if you are ever in the area. Ron, Sharon and family
"Looks can be deceiving"
09/17/11 byrdlover Sonoma County, CA
I really wanted to like this hotel, which is so picturesque from the outside. Unfortunately, looks can be deceiving. We paid $99 for a basic room. At first glance, it looked like a decent, albeit basic motor inn room. Upon closer inspection, we discovered the room was actually quite filthy. There were stains on the walls, lampshades, and chairs. The decor was early 1970s and in desperate need of updating. The coup de grace was that the room's closet had been converted to a "kitchenette," which in reality was an electric stovetop with empty drawers. We were astonished to find out that we would have to stay a minimum of two nights for "kitchenette" privileges and even then would have to pay an extra fee and supply our own pots, pans, etc. The A/C didn't work, the showerhead was designed for those who are about 5' tall, and there was a bizarre hole in the bathroom ceiling which was patched - sort of. I will say that the bed was comfortable and I had a decent night's sleep, but for $99/night in the boonies I expected better.
"Nice place to stay in an area without a lot of options"
08/11/11 Needagoodbed Mountain View, CA
We stayed two nights during a visit to the Pinecrest Lake area and only considered the Christmas Tree Inn based on the positive reviews on this site. It is not the kind of place I would go without information in addition to the website or the two diamond AAA rating. We were not disappointed. Remember that you are going to stay in a very simple motel. This is not the kind of place that we would want to spend a lot of time at. But is a fine place to sleep. Mi-Wuk is heavily forested, and with the tree shadows and the single-windows in the rooms, they are a bit dark. I was mostly worried that the motel is on the highway-- often this can be a problem with traffic noise for a light sleeper. At this motel, combined with the better-than-expected comfort of the beds, I had absolutely no trouble sleeping. The rooms seem to be well insulated, and though you can still hear cars and trucks go by, the noise could mostly be covered up by leaving the fan on during the night. This was OK because it was warm too. The very clean room had two queen beds, a small table, and two chairs. There was a not-so-mini mini fridge and a microwave oven and a mini TV (didn't know that TVs this small still existed.) The toilet and bath/shower area was separate from the sink area, which helps get the family through their washing more efficiently in the morning. There is a small well maintained swimming pool and hot tub, which we did not use, but we saw other people enjoying them. The motel is run by the owners, who were very nice. We will return to the Christmas Tree Inn. Other than rentals, there seem to be very few places to stay along Highway 108 past Sonora. This is a very good option if you are passing through or spending a couple of nights enjoying the lakes and hiking or skiing in the area.
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