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Whimsical Cottage Nestled in the Pines from $299/nt for 4

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Last updated: 05/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Cozy Bear Cottages is a lovely mountain duplex nestled among fir, cedar, pine and oak trees. We are in beautiful Yosemite West approximately half way between spectacular Yosemite Valley and historic Wawona, inside the gates of Yosemite National Park. Our unique location provides the perfect combination of privacy from the large crowds, perfect for a relaxing getaway and convenient to all that beautiful Yosemite National Park has to offer. Wawona is an often overlooked gem with a history center, the Wawona Hotel, stagecoach rides, beautiful river, golf course and the stunning 'Chilnualnua Falls'. We are also the closest accommodations and short 6 mile drive to 'Badger Pass'' ski area in the winter months and breathtaking 'Glacier Point' in the summer time. Just south of Wawona is the Mariposa Grove of the Giant Sequoias' a sight not to be missed! Cozy Bear Cottages is family owned and operated by your innkeepers, Neal & Carol who will make your stay pleasant and are always willing to offer suggestions, directions or answer any questions during your stay. Inside Cozy Bear you will enjoy the cozy living room in this cottage which has a beautiful stone gas log fireplace, satellite TV, VHS, games and a DVD player. The owners also have an extensive video library to share with you. You will find bears of all kinds throughout the unit - some made of wood, ceramic and some stuffed!

Cozy Bear has two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen bed and mirrored closet doors. The second bedroom has a queen bed and a twin bed and there is also a convertible bed in the living room that makes into a queen size bed. The decor in the bedrooms are both whimsical and elegant.

The cottage has a full decorative ceramic tile kitchen including the counter tops and floor with lots of amenities including a dishwasher, micro wave oven, refrigerator and most everything else that you would find in your own kitchen. All of the linens are provided. Please ask about using the laundry room facilities. There is a portable crib and high chair available for the youngest visitors at no charge.

There is a covered patio area with a gas barbeque, utensils and table & chairs for you to use for outdoor cooking and dining.

The owners, Neal & Carol are pet lovers and have two little dogs, Max and Molly. Max and Molly are not allowed to go into Cozy Bear Cottages because some people are allergic to pet dander and we have assured our guests that there will be no animals/pets in Cozy Bear Cottages!

We realize that some people want to smoke. Cozy Bear Cottages is a NON SMOKING cottage. We do allow smoking on the patio and there is an ashtray there for your use. NEVER,NEVER,NEVER smoke inside Cozy Bear Cottages!

We hope you will take advantage of the many activities that Yosemite National Park has to offer from skiing, sledding, horseback riding, fishing, rafting, hiking and more!

We would love to hear from you, (we even have a toll free number) 877-479-2327 or drop us an e-mail at carolandneal@gmail we look forward to hearing from you and meeting you in person. Take care of each other.

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Property Type

  • Townhome

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Children over the age of three will be charged as adults...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Our bathroom is a bear decor. The floors are ceramic tile. Toiletries are included....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Lots of bicycle and hiking trails throughout the Park, also seasonal rafting, swimming, skiing, snowboarding and lessons available....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys:

    We have a toy box in the hall for the little ones....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Village:

    There are two villages..Curry Village and Yosemite Village...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Can add 2 more place settings and chairs on patio....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    We have WIFI on a limited basis...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Beautiful, roomy sectional with stone fireplace, satellite TV & DVD....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking next to front door....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    We have parking for 2 cars. One in front of Cozy Bear and the other one next to the front door of Cozy Bear....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Has table, chairs and grill. An ashtray is provided for smoking only on the patio. No smoking indoors....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Located on the patio includes all utensils....moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 6 - May 21, 2015
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Day
May 22 - May 24, 2015
3 night min stay
May 25 - Sep 3, 2015
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
Sep 8 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Oct 1 - Nov 24, 2015
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
3 night min stay
Nov 30 - Dec 23, 2015
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/New Years
Dec 24 - Jan 2, 2016
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 11%


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Holiday rates are based on maximum occupancy, up to 6 guests

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Last updated: 05/02/2015
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85 Miles
Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Yosemite Village
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Wawona Golf Course
85 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Wawona Hotel
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
Badger Pass

We are located in beautiful Yosemite West, a private development which includes rentals, private residents and part time residents. We are about halfway between the Valley Floor and Wawona. We are also about a 30 minute drive to Glacier Point and 6 miles to Badger Pass skiing area.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: Neal and I have just celebrated our 54th wedding anniversary. We have 5 children who are grown now. We take so much pride in Cozy Bear Cottages .We built and decorated Cozy Bear all by ourselves. Cozy Bear is strictly a mom and pop run endeavor. We do not have anyone working for us. We do all of the cleaning and maintaining of Cozy Bear ourselves. . We fell in love with Yosemite while on vacation when our children were young and returned year after year until we had the opportunity to purchase and build Cozy Bear Cottages. Cozy Bear was and is a labor of love. We love meeting people from all over the world. We have found that people are the same wherever they originate from. Everyone loves their children and wants them to learn and experience the majesty of Yosemite and the joy they experience in exploring and discovering the awesome beauty of Yosemite. Seeing Yosemite through the eyes of a child is like experiencing Yosemite for the first time even though you may have been here many times.

Why the Owner Chose Yosemite National Park:
We, first built our own home here in Yosemite West and we had planned on spending our retirement (golden years here.) Then, life stepped in and Neal's job of 27 years came to an end. We vacationed in beautiful Yosemite every year with our children and wanted to live here more than anything and now we had the opportunity to make our dreams come true. Initially it was scary making the move because we still had one child at home but it turned out to be the most beautiful and exciting adventure of our lives. Cozy Bear Cottages has really been a labor of love including building and decorating it ourselves. The area that we were from became gang infested and we didn't want to raise our last child (twenty years difference between our first and last child) in a dangerous environment. It took some time to be able to make the move up here but when Neal's job came to an end we thought that it was the worst possible thing that could happen to us and it turned out to be the best possible thing that could have ever happened! We had one child at home who was eleven years old and didn't want to come up because all of her friends were down South. It didn't take long for her to make friends up here who are still her best friends ever! We have one daughter who married a young man from Yosemite and they also have vacation rentals up here. and do what we do. We have another daughter up here who works for the company and is the retail manager of the South end of the Park. Having two children already up here made it easier for us to re-locate. We have a son and daughter in Southern California who come up whenever possible and our youngest daughter, an animal lover, is a veterinarian and practices in Santa Cruz and Monterey. Living in Yosemite has proven to be a wonderful and fulfilling life for Neal & me, our children and grandchildren.

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
Each season up here in Yosemite has its own beauty. Spring time we witness the falls in all of their glory. It is amazing to us the power that is in those falls. Watching the rainbows as they paint a spectacular picture across the magnificent falls. Each time we came to Yosemite, it was harder and harder to we didn't. Summer, we enjoy the hiking and rafting. Floating down the river and watching Half Dome and El Cap. and watching the families as they raft, picnic, and enjoy all of the beautiful flowers in the meadows and throughout the Park. Driving and walking through the 'Big Trees' and remembering a poem that the man who built the Golden Gate Bridge who said 'Fall down oh traveler, on your knees, God stands before you in these trees.' Fall, is so beautiful and funny! The colors are changing and leaves are falling. Squirrels are gathering food for the winter and we watch them as they build under ground condos throughout our property and claim it for their own. They drop pine cones from high up in the trees and sometimes it seems like they are waiting and aiming for us so they can drop the pine cones directly onto us. They are adorable! Winter, is the most beautiful time of all. We feel like we are in a Currier & Ives setting but more beautiful than any hand-painted picture could be. We watch as snow falls and icicles form in front of our windows and off from our deck. Badger Pass is running full steam and children are learning to ski. It is a very quiet and awesome experience that we feel so blessed to be a part of.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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    Cozy Bear North side

  • kitchen


  • Second bedroom.

    Second bedroom.

  • Kitchen table & chairs

    Kitchen table & chairs

  • living room - fireplace

    living room - fireplace

  • kitchen


  • kitchen decoration

    kitchen decoration

  • kitchen


  • Cozy Bear front

    Cozy Bear front

  • Cozy Bear north

    Cozy Bear north

  • Cozy Bear North kitchen

    Cozy Bear North kitchen

  • Bear on bed

    Bear on bed

  • bathroom


  • Living Room

    Living Room

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    Check-in here, owners residence

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • Cozy Bear South

    Cozy Bear South

  • shared laundry

    shared laundry

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

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    master bedroom

  • Cozy Bear north entrance

    Cozy Bear north entrance

  • Dining table, Cozy Bear North

    Dining table, Cozy Bear North

  • Master Bedroom, North

    Master Bedroom, North

  • Patio


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