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Stylish/Unique/Comfortable--Yosemite Legacy

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Last updated: 08/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Yosemite National Park house description

STYLISH AND ROMANTIC--GREAT LOCATION! Staying in this Frank Lloyd Wright style home will make you feel you are living your getaway in special style. Designed and built by a man who used to push off the Firefall in Yosemite, the Mountain House is a wonderful blend of simplicity and artistic style, with rock, glass and wood to set the mood. Those who love Yosemite and the mountains will love this small and unique house.

Although located near the heart of Oakhurst, the setbacks, size and location of the property make it feel remote and private, with towering trees, a seasonal creek and wildlife and birds to entertain you out the dramatic windows. Yosemite National Park entrance is only 16 miles away, so you can enjoy it's wonders during the day and return to Oakhurst to sample the variety of restaurants (ranging from 5 star to pizza), enjoy the wineries and art galleries, shopping, zip line, golf courses, historic attractions or gambling at nearby Chukchansi Casino. Bass Lake and Sierra National Forest also offer a wide range of water sports, hiking, picnicing and other recreational opportunities, and are less than 10 miles from the house.

Simple in construction and design, the house has a peaceful and unique feel that will make your stay extra special. Large windows cover one entire wall, looking out over towering oak trees and the creek. An indoor garden graces the hallway, and a rock fireplace enhances the living room. Lighting fixtures accent the rock and fine art on the walls. Natural and open, this house surprises and pleases those who spend time here.

A small but fully functional kitchen is partially open to the dining room and living room, making food preparation easy if you decide not to use one of Oakhurst's many restaurants. The master bedroom has a wonderful king sized Temperpedic bed, lovely windows and nice wooden furniture including a desk. The (very) small second bedroom has a fold out couch to make a double bed and a nice big window to let the sun shine in. The bathroom has a tub/shower combo, and is equipped with handrails for safety and ease. Wifi, 42' TV with cable reception, dvd/vcr players, games, guide books, herbs and spices, nice linens, and a new air conditioner are among the amenities here.

This house was built by a long term Yosemite National Park resident and it has stayed in the Yosemite family for 40 years. Art and photography by Yosemite artists hang on the walls, and a fabulous binder filled with local knowledge about the park and surroundings will be available to help enhance your visit.

This house is wonderful for two people, although it can sleep another couple or child in the fold out double bed in the very small second bedroom. The house is not appropriate for young children.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Fold out double bed, very small room...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Comfy large Temperpedic King...moreless

          • Master bedroom has a wonderful large temperpedic bed, desk, lounge chair, dresser. Second room a '1/2' bedroom, with fold out couch, nightstand and chair...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            grab bars installed for safety!...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            basics such as flour, sugar and spices will be available...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            drip auto coffee maker and a bean grinder available. ...moreless

          • Dining:

            Wonderful windows provide views and light to table....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Not full size, but big enough for a week's food!...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Stove
          • Toaster
          • Oven
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Flat screen TV, VCR/DVD player, stereo and many music CDs, games, books, and rock fireplace ...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Ample parking for large vehicles. Loop driveway narrow for extra large vehicles...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Special restrictions exist. Do not use unless specifically OK'd...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Private driveway loops around front yard area...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Brand new air conditioner just installed...moreless

          • Heating:

            Electric and propane heat available ...moreless

          • Parking:

            Plenty of parking available...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Our bird feeder will become a favorite view out the windows as you enjoy watching a variety of birds just outside the main room. You will also see deer, raccoon, grey squirrels and other wildlife on a regular basis....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                You will enjoy our wonderful information binders as well as guide books. Feel free to borrow from our library during your visit, but please leave our books behind for others to enjoy....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Loads of CDs for various tastes, from classical to international, country to pop, old and new rock and roll....moreless

              • Video Library:

                a variety of DVD's and VCR's are available for your viewing pleasure...moreless

              • Games:

                cards/board games/paints/other fun things to use while you are here...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cable TV and wifi connection...moreless

              • Television:

                42' Flatscreen TV...moreless

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Cable Internet, with wifi within house and grounds....moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        Community pool 5 minute drive in summer...moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Golf:

                        Two golf courses are within 10 minutes, and the famous Wawona course is about 40 minutes away....moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        Wild and Scenic River trips are available in the spring approximately 45 min away...moreless

                      • Ski & Snowboard:

                        Rentals are available at nearby Badger Pass Ski Resort...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Theme

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

                      Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        Oak woodland, tall pines, and a yard filled with wildlife. The interior of the house is of the mountains....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Live Theater
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Swimming
                      • Cycling
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Hiking
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Golf
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Hunting
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Playground
                      • Ruins
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Restaurants
                      • Museums
                      • Boating
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shopping
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Sledding
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fishing
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                       

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                      2 night min stay
                      $179
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                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Rates are subject to change until verified. County taxes not included in rate quote.

                      Fifty percent required to secure reservation

                      Full payment required 30 days in advance

                      All guests must be registered. $50 fee/nite for any unregistered guest.

                      Cancellation Policy: No refunds if cancelled within 30 days of stay unless we can rebook, then 10% fee. Any other cancellation results in 5% processing fee.


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                      Last updated: 08/22/2014
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                      Location

                      45 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Fresno Yosemite International Airport
                      60 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Merced Amtrak
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Hwy 41--primary route to Yosemite from the south
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Bass Lake for watersports/picnics/sight seeing
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Variety of bars and a winery are available in town
                      35 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Yosemite's Badger Pass, CA's oldest ski resort
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      2 courses in Oakhurst (plus Wawona/Yosemite)
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Oakhurst restaurants--range: 5 star to fast food

                      Car: Necessary

                      The home is located near the center of the town of Oakhurst, which has a variety of services, and is within easy driving distance (1/2 hour or less) to Yosemite National Park, Bass Lake, Chukchansi Casino, Sierra National Forest, and Mariposa. The house is only 16 miles from Yosemite's south entrance, an area famous for a stunning grove of Giant Sequoia and historic Wawona. Visit Glacier Point on your way to Yosemite Valley! Enjoy golf, wineries, historic parks and districts, shopping, art galleries, 5 star restaurants and spas, a movie or zip line, or perhaps visit old mining and Native American sites if you want to take a break from the wonders of Yosemite. Or just relax in this stylish home, watching the birds and the changing light in the trees.

                       

                      Owner info

                      About the owner: This house was designed and built by my father, who started working in Yosemite when he was 17. My mother also worked in the park while in college, and returned with my father to have two of their three children born in the park. I have continued to live in the Park, but I inherited the house in 2010, and my husband and I have worked on it the last four years to update and recondition it. My husband Darell and I have lived and worked in Yosemite a combined total of over 70 years, so coupled with my parents, the essence of Yosemite runs deep in this house.

                      Why the Owner Chose Yosemite National Park:
                      The location of this house is a wonderful balance--in town, but quiet; near the park, but with the amenities of a city; closer to services, but with wilderness just a short distance away.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      This house is chronicled in the museum archives of Yosemite National Park due to the unique status of the owners. Insider information about the park is provided for your use. This house will provide a memorable setting for a trip to the park and foothill towns and amenities nearby. Every day is beautiful here, and all four seasons are classically represented. There is something for everyone to do here or nearby. It is near the heart of a modest town, on the edge of a forest, on the boundary of one of the greatest parks in the world. What a great location!


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                      Photos

                      • The Mountain House from the back yard

                        The Mountain House from the back yard

                      • The Front Door and garden window.

                        The Front Door and garden window.

                      • The living room, for TV watching or gazing out the wonderful windows

                        The living room, for TV watching or gazing out the wonderful windows

                      • Our well stocked kitchen.

                        Our well stocked kitchen.

                      • Hallway to the Master Bedroom

                        Hallway to the Master Bedroom

                      • Master Bedroom, with king size Temperpedic bed for a great night's sleep.

                        Master Bedroom, with king size Temperpedic bed for a great night's sleep.

                      • Second Bedroom, with sofa bed

                        Second Bedroom, with sofa bed

                      • Bathroom looking south.

                        Bathroom looking south.

                      • The back porch, for relaxation and enjoying the outside.  How about a BBQ?

                        The back porch, for relaxation and enjoying the outside. How about a BBQ?

                      • A local resident out the back door--deer are commonly seen at the Mountain House

                        A local resident out the back door--deer are commonly seen at the Mountain House

                      • Winter at the Mountain House

                        Winter at the Mountain House

                      • The Mt. House oaks and creek in springtime.

                        The Mt. House oaks and creek in springtime.

                      • Plenty of parking in front of the house.

                        Plenty of parking in front of the house.

                      • Looking through the living room to the dining area and kitchen.

                        Looking through the living room to the dining area and kitchen.

                      • The cooking options in our kitchen

                        The cooking options in our kitchen

                      • With part of the forest nearby...

                        With part of the forest nearby...

                      • Master bedroom, with beautiful windows and king size Temperpedic bed

                        Master bedroom, with beautiful windows and king size Temperpedic bed

                      • A comfy reading chair and desk in the Master Bedroom

                        A comfy reading chair and desk in the Master Bedroom

                      • Bathroom looking north.

                        Bathroom looking north.

                      • The back porch.

                        The back porch.

                      • We get a wonderful variety of visitors to the bird feeder!

                        We get a wonderful variety of visitors to the bird feeder!

                      • Another local....enjoying the bird feeder!!

                        Another local....enjoying the bird feeder!!

                      • Autumn color

                        Autumn color

                      • Taft Point, a unique Yosemite destination not far away

                        Taft Point, a unique Yosemite destination not far away

                      VRBO #360504

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                      Date last modified - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

                      $179 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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