'a Cozy Hideaway at the Entrance to Yosemite.' Very Romantic

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Last updated: 11/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Quiet, set in the woods, 1 1/2 miles to Yosemite entrance

Bear Cub Den is a rebuilt historic home which retains the rustic, homey feel of a wonderful cabin in the woods. It is surrounded by woods and within walking distance of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park. It is a perfect getaway for a couple or a family. Easily sleeps 6 and has slept up to 10 on occasion.


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Surrounded by Sugar Pine, Sequoias, Firs, Cedars, Giant Sequoias, and Oaks...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $15 + tax
  • LESS THAN 3 NIGHTS CLEAN $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%



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Last updated: 11/21/2015
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58 Miles
Nearest Airport
Yosemite Fresno
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Jackalope Saloon
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Wawona Golf Course
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 41
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Jackalope Saloon
16 Miles
Nearest Ski
Badger Pass

Walk 2 1/2 miles up and old wagon road and be standing next to the Grizzly Giant, the largest Sequoia in the Mariposa Grove of Yosemite National Park. Walk down the road less than 1/4 mile to Big Creek and do some of the best fishing in the Sierras. Bear Cub Den is a licensed two story house which can be rented for groups from 2 to 10. We have Dish Network, coffee maker, fully equipped kitchen and all the things you would have if it was your home. See the pictures below for must see places and activities in the local area.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: The first time I visited Yosemite was 1954 with my mother. I fell in love with the park . I visited many times in the next 47 years and every time I went thru Fish Camp, with it's beautiful pond, trees and mountains, I said to myself 'Some day I want to buy a home here.' In 1991 I did just that. I continued to live in Southern Ca. and came to Fish Camp as often as possible. In the mean time I purchased two other home in Fish Camp and in 2010 I retired from my life as a licensed clinical social worker and came to Fish Camp for most of the year. In those many years I hike, camped, and studied the flora, fauna, geology, inn keepers, native americans and trails of Yosemite. I am very knowledgeable of the Park and am available for questions at any time.

Why the Owner Chose Fish Camp:
As a young man, I lived in a small town. Fish Camp has a total population of year round residents of less than 100. I love the peace and quiet available here. Where else can you have such beauty and serenity? Because man says the Park stops 1 1/2 miles from here, Nature did not. Fish Camp has all the beauty and less crowds than Yosemite National Park. I bought this cabin because it was the only one available. It had a foundation of river rock with 4X4s resting on them. The house was at a huge tilt, carpenter ants eat away most of the structural wood and the deck had to have your weight distributed or your foot would go thru it. We bought the house 'as is'. Jacked it up and put in new foundation, took off the outer walls and insulated them, put in double pain windows, and then replaced all the exterior wheathered cedar. The cabin retained it's original rustic look and charm, yet was like new under the exterior. We saved a historic part of Fish Camp.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
I love the way the cabin is surrounded by 200+ft. Silver Tips, Cedar, and Sugar Pines. I could spend a whole day just sitting on the deck looking out at the beauty. I often leave the cabin and walk 2 1/2 miles up the road, the cabin is on, and stand next to the Grizzley Giant, the largest tree in Yosmite National Park. I can walk all but a city block and see no one. What a delight it is to stay in a cabin lined on the inside with knotty pine and the outside with weathered cedar.

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Speaks: english

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  • Bear Cub Den

    Bear Cub Den

  • The Deck Bear Cub Den

    The Deck Bear Cub Den

  • Bear Cub Den Logo Sign

    Bear Cub Den Logo Sign

  • Trout Waiting Big Creek Fish Camp

    Trout Waiting Big Creek Fish Camp

  • Top Of Sentinel Dome YNP

    Top Of Sentinel Dome YNP

  • Little Yosemite Valley From Glacier Point

    Little Yosemite Valley From Glacier Point

  • El Cap

    El Cap

  • Fall Colors Fish Camp

    Fall Colors Fish Camp

  • Rare Mountain Lady Slippers

    Rare Mountain Lady Slippers

  • The Deck Bear Cub Den

    The Deck Bear Cub Den

  • Kitchen And Bath

    Kitchen And Bath

  • Golf Course Wawona

    Golf Course Wawona

  • Waterfall Fish Camp

    Waterfall Fish Camp

  • Black Bear Devil's Elbow

    Black Bear Devil's Elbow

  • Tenaya Gorge From Glacier Point

    Tenaya Gorge From Glacier Point

  • Ripe Gooseberries

    Ripe Gooseberries

  • Sunset Fish Camp

    Sunset Fish Camp

  • Grizzly Giant Mariposa Grove YNP

    Grizzly Giant Mariposa Grove YNP

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, November 29, 2015

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