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Stay Inside Yosemite Park Gates Between Yosemite Valley & Wawona Near Glacier Rd

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Last updated: 09/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Make the most of the precious time you have to spend in Yosemite. My vacation home is within 25-35 minutes of Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, Mariposa Grove (is closed for a restoration project until Spring 2017.) and Wawona is closer: some of the most popular 'must see' places. Save yourself from a long commute and slow moving lines getting in and out of the park. Imagine the convenience of being able head down to the Valley for sight-seeing or over to Wawona for a round of golf or up Glacier Point Road for a spectacular panoramic view of the valley and half dome. There are hiking trails and wild life found through out the Park. You are sure to make memories that will last a life time.
Both families and couples have enjoined their stay here. Your biggest problem will be deciding how to spend the limited time you have here. There are so many things to do in Yosemite.
This comfortable little chalet was completed in 2011. It has 2 bedrooms (1king, 1queen) and 2 bathrooms (1 on each floor). With a fully equipped kitchen including microwave, lots of cookware, dishwasher, and a stainless steel propane range surround with granite counters making meals are easy. There's a charcoal grill for outdoor cooking.
Perched high on the hillside with a driveway that is steep and narrow. you do best with a car that has high clearance. However once you are parked there's a ramp you go up and ONLY 2 steps to enter OR there is a ramp going around the house to the front deck. This makes it convenient for unloading the car.
Both bedrooms have a 32' TV and a sliding glass door with access to the upper deck. The living room has a 47' TV a propane fireplace.and sliding glass door leading to the lower deck. You will have fantastic views of the pine forests and the Merced River Canyon from both inside and on the deck.
Being about 2000' higher then the Valley it is not as hot up here and the ceiling fans help to cool you off .
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the steepness of the driveway, during the winter season from November 1st through April 30th, you may not be able to use the driveway due to snow. When this happens arrangements will be made for you to be able to park close by.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 960 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    A person aged 25 or older must be responsible for the rental contract...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    with coyotes in the area pets are not safe...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • King Size Bedroom: 1 king

    mtn views, 32' TV, phone, celing fan, closet dresser al/rad...moreless

  • Queen Bedroom - North Side: 1 queen

    mtn views, 32' TV, celing fan, closet dresser alarm/radio...moreless

  • Both bedrooms have a sliding glass door with access to the upper deck with stunning mountain views . There is a window above the doors which gives you a great view of the night sky. In the closet you will find a flash light, extra pillows and blankets....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Down stairs Bathroom : toilet, shower

    sink, handicap accessible, seating and hand rails ...moreless

  • Upstairs Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Television:

    47' in living room 32' in each bedroom...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The view outside our sliding glass doors are magnificent. The sunsets are extraordinary watching the sky turning pink and orange to darkness when the stars appear....moreless

  • Rural:

    We often see deer grazing on the side of the hill. Coyotes have been spotted warning the neighbor. On rare occasions even a bear maybe seen ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Internet:

    via satellite with limited data. Fine for checking email and web surfing but no streaming video. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    queen size sofa bed panoramic views of the mountains extra large sliding glass door...moreless

  • Parking:

    can fit up to 3 cars on a reality flat area within 50' of the front door...moreless

  • Telephone:

    free local calls. advise to get a long distance phone card before coming here since cell phone service is iffy at best....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New full-size...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The deck runs the length of the home outside the living room/ dinning room The top deck is outside each bedroom...moreless

  • Golf:

    Wawona Golf Course is about 30 minutes away...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    charcoal Bring your own charcoal...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 15 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
peak
Apr 26 - Sep 13, 2015
3 night min stay
$345
$2,070

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

Fall
Oct 3 - Nov 20, 2015
2 night min stay
$300
$1,800
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 - Nov 29, 2015
3 night min stay
$395
Christmas
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
$395
MLK
Jan 15 - Jan 19, 2016
3 night min stay
$395
Presidents
Feb 12 - Feb 16, 2016
3 night min stay
$395
Easter
Mar 19 - Mar 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$395
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$345
$2,070

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


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

The $325 is for four 4 people. There is an additional charge of $25 per person per day


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 09/04/2015
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Location

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65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fresno, CA
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Yosemite Valley
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Wawona Yosemite's Wawona Golf Course 209 375 6572
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Oakhurst
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 41
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Yosemite Valley
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
Badger Pass

Car: Necessary

My vacation home is located inside Yosemite park eliminating the need to wait in line for re-entry. It is among the closest accommodations to the major attractions such as Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, Wawona Golf Course, the Mariposa Grove (which is closed for Restoration till July 2017) and various trail heads. I allow 30 minutes to get down to the Valley a little longer to get to the Golf Course, When I go to the Mariposa Grove I'll park my car at the Wawona store and take the shuttle bus.

I would advise anyone staying in Yosemite West and preparing their own meals, to do their grocery shopping before they enter the park. There are grocery stores in the Valley and at the Wawona store but most of the prices are higher.

Then there are restaurants, from the dining room at the Ahwahnee to the pizza deck in Curry Village

IF at all possible I would recommend one stays at least a week because there is so much to do. In the Valley I would recommend parking your car in the Day Use Parking then taking the free shuttle bus around.

A popular place is the Ahwahnee, a 4 diamond hotel which was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. Dinning used to require a jacket for men but has eased up on that tradition and now collard shirts for men and woman may wear dress or slacks and blouse. Historic Ahwahnee Tours are also available.

The visitor center is a must stop. The staff is always helpful with how to plan your stay in Yosemite. They can also tell you about the ranger's program and Interpretive walks

There's a bookstore and museum near by.

There's the Ansel Adams Gallery which offers photography workshops and a camera walk (class size & availability are limited).

You are in Bear country which means food may only be inside your car (out of sight, widows completely closed) during daylight hours. Remember to clear your car of food wrappers, crumbs in baby seats, and baby wipes. Even canned food and drinks must be removed from your car.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

Why the Owner Chose Yosemite National Park:
I discovered Yosemite West back in the 1980s when I spent a week here going cross country skiing out of Badger Pass. There is no place closer one can stay.

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
The views from here are breath taking. I find myself taking pictures of the sunset because they are beyond description. I've been surprised with how much wild life I can see from the decks. I often hear the chipmunks before I see them. The deer enjoy snacking on the hillside and the coyotes if not seen can be heard. Neighbors have shown me pictures of bear(s) in our neighborhood but I have yet to see one in this part of the park. There are lots of windows to fill the place with sunshine.and all offer majestic views.


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Let it snow

    Let it snow

  • parking close to the chalet making it easy to bring items in from the car Enough room to park 3 cars

    parking close to the chalet making it easy to bring items in from the car Enough room to park 3 cars

  • Enjoy your meals

    Enjoy your meals

  • Queen bed, night lights, alarm/radio, 32'TV, closet, dresser, sliding glass door, views of pine forest

    Queen bed, night lights, alarm/radio, 32'TV, closet, dresser, sliding glass door, views of pine forest

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dinning Room / Kitchen area

    Dinning Room / Kitchen area

  • Looking south from the deck in Yosemite West

    Looking south from the deck in Yosemite West

  • The view from the driveway.  You can see the house on the left side

    The view from the driveway. You can see the house on the left side

  • living room view of pine forests and the Merced River Canyon

    living room view of pine forests and the Merced River Canyon

  • Look NO steps - there are 2 at the back door

    Look NO steps - there are 2 at the back door

  • Top Deck

    Top Deck

  • View from the top deck

    View from the top deck

  • fully equipped modern kitchen with propane stove, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, coffee maker, pots & pans, cooking utensils, place setting & flatware. toaster oven, george foreman grill,

    fully equipped modern kitchen with propane stove, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, coffee maker, pots & pans, cooking utensils, place setting & flatware. toaster oven, george foreman grill,

  • Mountainside Chalet in Yosemite not far from Glacier Point Rd & Badger Pass

    Mountainside Chalet in Yosemite not far from Glacier Point Rd & Badger Pass

  • It is a STEEP & narrow driveway perched on a hillside with views of pine forest

    It is a STEEP & narrow driveway perched on a hillside with views of pine forest

  • King Bed

    King Bed

  • TV in living room

    TV in living room

  • Large sliding glass door

    Large sliding glass door

  • Enjoy the sunset set from the top deck

    Enjoy the sunset set from the top deck

  • View from King size Bedroom

    View from King size Bedroom

  • View from the kitchen window

    View from the kitchen window

  • Enjoying a beautiful sunset

    Enjoying a beautiful sunset

  • The day after it snowed the view from the top deck

    The day after it snowed the view from the top deck

  • The end of a beautiful day

    The end of a beautiful day

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    Chalet
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 09/04/2015
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