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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Yosemite National Park house description
Book 2 nights Oct. - April & get the 3rd night free! (Excluding Holiday Periods)
Upper Enchanted Forest is a very spacious and comfortable 2000 sq. ft. duplex home. This second story accommodation offers the finest in furnishings and features three bedrooms each with a king bed and private bathroom. Two of the bedrooms have gas fireplaces, kitchenettes and their own private outdoor decks. The over sized living room has been designed for entertaining, complete with a 42' plasma screen HD satellite TV with 200 channels, DVD/Blu Ray video player, Ipod Stereo docking station, pool table, wet bar and is highlighted by a three sided river rock gas fireplace. Adjoining the living area is your indoor hot tub that comfortably seats eight. This room has large glass windows capturing a beautiful view of the trees. A commercial-grade kitchen with a Wolf brand gas range with grill. Two Sub Zero brand, double-door refrigerators, two trash compactors, two dishwashers.
We want your stay in Upper Enchanted Forest to be as comfortable as possible while staying in your 'home away from home', that's why we include so many wonderful amenities such as all your linens, towels, dishes, pots and pans, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, dish soap, hand soap, laundry soap, foil, plastic wrap, sandwich size zip lock baggies, trash bags, a full selection of spices, coffee, tea, sugars, hot chocolate and of course a blow dryer in each bathroom. Propane is provided for the barbecue. Don't forget your luggage, groceries, shampoo & conditioner! Now you are all set for your fabulous vacation:)
This unit is upstairs, there is a smaller 1800 sq ft. 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom unit downstairs called 'Lower Enchanted Forest' with an outdoor deck and hot tub.
Yosemite West is the perfect location for your mountain getaway. We are centrally located inside the gates of Yosemite National Park. Just 30 minutes south of the valley floor, one mile from Glacier Point road and just 6 miles from Badger Pass ski area and 30 minutes (15 miles) from Glacier Point. Even though it's very convenient to most areas of the park, this is still a very remote community and you are likely to see wild animals such as coyotes, deer and maybe even an occasional bear looking for a free meal (they're not dangerous, by the way, but please do NOT feed them!).
You can hike the nearby nature trails or ski at Badger Pass; the cross-country skiing along Glacier Point Road and the trails to the cliffs are spectacular in the extreme! And they are all a short 20 minutes from your front door, even in winter.
No matter how you spend your vacation, you'll come away with lifelong memories to share with your family and friends.
Keywords: Newly reburbished 3-6 bedroom duplex home inside Yosemite National Park
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- King size beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Washing Machine
- Covered Parking
- Linens Provided
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library
- Pool Table
- DVD Player
- Dialup Access
- Mobile Phone
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Rock Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Horseback Riding
ReviewsWrite a review
"Perfect Stay!"Guest comment entered by owner
Beautiful, clean, cozy location, easy to work with owner, had everything we could think of already provided.
- Guest Debra
- Date of stay 03/25/13
- Review Submitted 04/02/13
This is the way to do Yosemite & the place to stayGuest comment entered by owner
This is the way to do Yosemite & the place to stay
Do the math: what would it cost you to rent 3 little hotel rooms for 3 couples for a night? Now compare that with what it costs to rent this entire house (3 bedrooms, each with private bath and a little kitchenette; a double kitchen; a large dining/entertainment area complete with a pool table and satellite TV; an indoor 8 person hot-tub; plus a washer and dryer) for a night. Now figure out how much time you'll spend each day driving back and forth if you stay outside the park. If you haven't done that before, it's a considerable amount of time, especially in the summer when the park is crowded and traffic backs up. Compare that with staying in Yosemite West, which is just a few minutes away from one of the main roads that cuts through the park. Add to it that from start to finish you deal personally with Holly, the owner, who genuinely wants you and your group to have a comfortable, trouble-free time and encourages you to contact her with any questions or problems. Plus you're not in a crowded commercial area with traffic zipping by. You're pretty much in a residential community in the kind of setting you go to Yosemite to see in the first place. The only things I marked down a point below are the kitchen because the indoor grill on the gas stove wouldn't light the night we wanted to grill some nice pork chops we'd bought, and the indoor hot tub, which seemed not to have been used or serviced recently. In fairness I should say we could have been mistaken about that, and if I'd called her, which I didn't, I'm confident Holly would have addressed it. I'll sum it up this way. The previous time we went to Yosemite we stayed at the ahwahnee. If we were turning around and going back next week with more than two of us, we'd head straight to the Enchanted Forest (Upper).
- Guest David
- Date of stay 02/09/13
- Review Submitted 03/05/13
Enchanted Forest, better than PERFECT!
Enchanted Forest, better than PERFECT!
My family stayed here at Enchanted Forest in July, 2012. This home was absolutely fabulous, exactly what we were hoping for based on the photos. The floors were spotless, the beds were comfortable, plush actually, and everything worked. Towels were plentiful, cabinets were stocked, and hot tub was filled, clean and ready for use. My brother stayed at another similar home down the way and had a very unpleasant experience, which in comparison made clear how great Enchanted Forest really was. The owner (Holly) and housekeeper (Danna) were falling over themselves to be helpful. I was quite impressed by their attention to all details. I can’t give this place enough stars. Enchanted Forest was hands down the perfect choice for our Yosemite vacation!
- Guest Steve (Labadie, MO)
- Date of stay 07/15/12
- Review Submitted 01/25/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.
"Wonderful Stay in Yosemite"Guest comment entered by owner
"Wonderful Stay in Yosemite"
We enjoyed our stay in the upper floor of the "Enchanted Forest" very much. While not in the valley floor, the location was very convenient, not too far from the main sightseeing attractions in the park. The place was clean, quiet and very well equipped. We hope that we can return in the spring while the waterfalls are active!
- Guest Holly
- Date of stay 10/18/12
- Review Submitted 10/26/12
"Met and exceeded all expectations"Guest comment entered by owner
"Met and exceeded all expectations"
We were three friends sharing upper enchanted forest. The unit could have accommodated many more. The kitchen was stocked better than my home. Location was good. Owner is very hands on. We didn't require local assistance, but that was also available. Would stay there again if visiting the area. Very clean and well appointed. Quiet area convenient to all Yosemite attractions.
- Guest Larry
- Date of stay 09/24/12
- Review Submitted 10/05/12
Upper Enchanted ForestGuest comment entered by owner
Upper Enchanted Forest
Hi Holly I never did get to say thanks for everything. I've been so busy since our vacation. It was a wonderful place. It was quiet I actually got in the hot tub it was awesome, so big! My husband and kids want one now.....even though the kids are grown I could barely get them out each night. The beds were awesome as was the pool table! The view at sunset was beautiful, I took a pic I should send it you, reds and blues just as beautiful as could be, my husband and I sat there with my daughters and watched till it disappeared, we went in when we thought we heard a some twigs breaking haha bc we saw 2 bear, and a coyote (huge) in the Valley! It was nice to stay right in yosemite. We never got to see it all, but when we get back there I will certainly stay at your place again. Thanks again and take care.
- Guest Trisha
- Date of stay 07/12/12
- Review Submitted 08/17/12
"Great location, comfortable and pretty!"Guest comment entered by owner
"Great location, comfortable and pretty!"
Lovely three bedrooms with three bathrooms. Very nicely decorated, comfortable beds. So many details the owner provides. Our family had a great time. The location is excellent to go everywhere in Yosemite. The gourmet kitchen equipped for a crowd. Double refrigerator, double dishwashers. Many extras!!! The pool table is nice to have. Truly enjoyed it during the Memorial Day week-end. We were lucky!!! We even had snow the day we arrived.!
- Guest Julia
- Date of stay 05/29/12
- Review Submitted 06/06/12
"Fantastic getaway at 6000 feet"Guest comment entered by owner
"Fantastic getaway at 6000 feet"
This was our first vacation rental after staying at various resorts/hotels, but our second trip to Yosemite. We were very pleased with the house. We stayed in the upstairs property (two flights of stairs outside to reach). It was spacious - dining room table seats 12 guests, kitchen has double Sub Zero fridge, two dishwashers, two trash compactors - could easily entertain or have several people staying here. The hot tub is great after a long day of hiking. A fireplace made for cozy evenings when it was cool outside. No a/c, but we didn't need it at this elevation. There were three bedrooms and three bathrooms - all clean and well appointed. Two bedrooms had doors that you could walk out onto a deck. Each deck had table and chairs. The living room had a pool table, tv with direct tv, a library of Dvd's, some books and magazines, and some board games. The house was very clean and we had clear instructions printed out and set on the kitchen counter with contact information (in case of emergencies or if we needed help with anything). Holly did a great job communicating with us - providing info about getting to the place, what's in the area, and of keeping us notified if anything would affect the property. If I were to change anything about this home, I'd add sheer drapes in the kitchen. Just personal preference, but it was different for us, not having lived in a development, to look out from kitchen and see the next duplex (there are three). It wasn't disruptive - this is a residential street and rather quiet. That very minor item is the only thing I could think of changing after spending 6 nights here - it was a relaxing place to stay and family friendly. As our first experience with a vacation rental, we would definitely stay again. Holly and her two property caretakers took great care in making everything comfortable - it helped make for a great vacation.
- Guest Bonnie
- Date of stay 05/18/12
- Review Submitted 06/03/12
"Wonderful retreat in Yosemite West!"Guest comment entered by owner
"Wonderful retreat in Yosemite West!"
Great town home in Yosemite west! Fun indoor hot tub, great gourmet kitchen, huge dinning room table that was great for our family reunion and wonderful comfortable beds. Had a pool table too. Only minutes from Badger pass. Great fun for the whole family and we had ages 7-89, everyone was happy! One of the more upscale homes in yosemite west. Owner was very helpful and nice.
- Guest Anne
- Date of stay 02/20/12
- Review Submitted 06/03/12
Upper Enchanted Forest
Upper Enchanted Forest
Upper Enchanted Forest is a comfortable place to stay and a great alternative to a lodge or hotel. It cost less than we would have spent on hotel rooms, and we had three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a lot of living area besides. We also saved money on meals because we could cook our own in the kitchen, which is very well appointed. We thought, looking at the kitchen and large dining table, that this unit would be a great place for a Thanksgiving gathering. Lots of cooking and seating capacity, and a lot of things to do while waiting for the meals. Look at the VRBO photos carefully: we found even more when we got there than we expected from the description. We were “trapped” in the place during our first day of vacation by a snowstorm, and hardly minded at all. We had a big hot tub, sleds for the deep snow, pool table, books, movies, and a jigsaw puzzle. The VRBO description mentions a wet bar in each room, but they’re really more like kitchenettes (everything but a range). The caretakers are nearby and easy to reach if you need help or advice. And the unit is much closer to Yosemite Valley than the outlying towns that were the next-closest choice. Covered parking, too. The place was very clean, and the beds were very comfortable.
- Guest Matt (Missouri)
- Date of stay 03/24/12
- Review Submitted 04/08/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thank you Matt for the wonderful review! I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves and could appreciate all the amenities in the house even while being "trapped" during the snow storm! There's nothing like just taking a day on vacation just to relax and enjoy the house not feeling like you HAVE to be out doing something:) Hope to see you again in the future!
April through October - Weekends/Weekdays $450.00 per night, based on 6 people each additional person is $29.00 (up to 8 people max) November through March - Weekends $450.00 per night/Weekdays $399.00 each additional person is $29.00 (up to 8 people max) Holidays - $508.00 per night (based on maximum occcupancy) Home can be rented as a 1 bdrm suite for 2-4, starting at $279 a night(off season) Lower Enchanted - Starting at $379 per person, please inquire for more information To book on line, please refer to my complete website @ lodging4yosemite.com
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Year Purchased: 1998
Why the Owner Chose Yosemite National Park:
I grew up vacationing with my family in Yosemite. I love skiing at Badger Pass, hiking, river rafting, and just enjoying the beauty of the park and the waterfalls.
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Full view of living room, dining area and kitchen.
Kitchen - 3 ovens, grill, stove, 2 dishwashers, 2 compacters
View of the dining area (seats 12) and living room.
Mist Trail bedroom w/ king size bed, fireplace, Sat. TV w/ DVD player, bathroom.
Kitchenette and bathroom in Mist Trail bedroom.
View of the living area in Lower Enchanted Forest.
Downstairs bedroom in Lower Enchanted.
Patio view off bedroom balcony.
Full view of the kitchen with 2 sub zero refrigerator/freezers
42" Plasma TV with DVD/Blu ray player & Ipod Stereo Docking Station.
Wet bar in living room.
King Size bed with attached bathroom
Hot tub seats 8
One of the three bathrooms. All 3 have a shower/ tub.
Swinging bench on lower deck for lounging and relaxing:)
Exterior View of Upper & Lower Enchanted Forest with carport below.
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