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

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Last updated: 09/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Yosemite National Park townhome 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.



Keywords: Duplex Cottage

Property Type

      • Townhome

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • 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

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              • 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

                  Entertainment

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

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

                  • VCR
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

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

                  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

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

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

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • 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

                  Kitchen

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

                  Outside

                  • 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

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Fall 2014
                  Sep 2 - Oct 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $299

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Tax Rate 11%

                  Notes:

                  Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 09/13/2014
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                  Location

                  85 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Fresno
                  16 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Yosemite Village
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Wawona Golf Course
                  85 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Fresno
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  41
                  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 leave...so 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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                  • Cozy Bear North side

                    Cozy Bear North side

                  • kitchen

                    kitchen

                  • Second bedroom.

                    Second bedroom.

                  • Kitchen table & chairs

                    Kitchen table & chairs

                  • living room - fireplace

                    living room - fireplace

                  • kitchen

                    kitchen

                  • kitchen decoration

                    kitchen decoration

                  • kitchen

                    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

                    bathroom

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Check-in here, owners residence

                    Check-in here, owners residence

                  • master bedroom

                    master bedroom

                  • Cozy Bear South

                    Cozy Bear South

                  • shared laundry

                    shared laundry

                  • master bedroom

                    master bedroom

                  • master bedroom

                    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

                    Patio

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                  $299 per night (USD)
                  4

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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