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• 5 minutes from the south gate of Yosemite • 3 Queen size beds; two twin beds; one double futon • 4 full baths • Dining table accommodates 8; kitchen island seats 3 • A four-season sun porch • Free domestic satellite TV • An open well-equipped kitchen – room for two cooks! • Spacious outdoor decks with plenty of seating and a hammock to relax in • Gas BBQ grill on large deck with forest views • The fire pit is great! Enjoy an evening campfire under the stars • Off-street, paved, lighted parking area • Central heat & ceiling fans • Sturdy furniture is family friendly • Electric warming stoves are an extra cozy feature
Restful Woodland Retreat: Nestled in the woods of the charming mountain community of Fish Camp, The Laughing Bear is perfect for a family vacation, couples getaway, or men/women’s retreat. Enjoy 'downtime' away from the hustle and bustle of the city and take advantage of the many activities the area has to offer. A short walk takes you to Tenaya Lodge Resort which offers spa services, bike rentals, wagon rides, and dining.
Take a Break from Civilization: As you drive down the quiet road, you’ll find our home is on a wooded lot surrounded by native trees on all sides. Curl up with a book on the sun porch. Enjoy watching a movie and playing games in the living room outfitted with a comfy couch & chairs. Savor your first cup of coffee out on the deck and watch the morning sun light up the trees.
Make Yourself at Home in the Kitchen: The large kitchen has everything you need and plenty of room to cook a family meal or for friends and families to cook together. Barstools are set at the kitchen island, inviting friends and family to join in conversations with the cook.
Star Gazing: Gather around the campfire under the stars – a warm fire, family & friends, and you have the makings of the perfect vacation retreat.
Yosemite Park – a National Treasure: Just 5 minutes from the south gate of Yosemite, you can be at the historic stage coach stop of Wawona in no time at all. Just up the road are the Giant Sequoias in the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees. Continue on the majestic scenic drive into Yosemite Valley, home to thundering waterfalls, tranquil meadows, and the sparkling Merced River. **Tip: enter the park early in the morning or after lunch to avoid long lines at the gate.
Fun in the Sun: Hiking, biking, nature walks, Ranger Programs, swimming, and horseback riding are just some of the things to do during your stay. You can also visit museums, spas, shops, historic areas of interest, and there are plenty of options for dining.
Fun in the Snow: Horse drawn sleigh rides and a snow play area are right here in Fish Camp. Ice skate and drink hot cocoa with a view of Half Dome in Curry Village; Badger Pass offers downhill and x-country skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and guided snow shoe adventures. Be sure to always bring tire chains...road conditions vary with the weather.
We hope you enjoy your home away from home in the beautiful Sierra Mountains!
We are a non-smoking home; however, considerate smokers may smoke outside on the decks. For guest's convenience, our home is managed locally by Century 21 Property Management - they are fully staffed and are always available to answer any questions you may have, with that local 'home-town' touch. firstname.lastname@example.org; 559-683-7368
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The south gate of Yosemite National Park is 5 minutes from the front door of our home - this fabulous park is a must see and probably why you are here in the first place. On your way to Yosemite Valley, you should stop in at Wawona. Wawona was a stage coach stop for travelers 'back in the day' and is just 15 minutes from our home - visit the pioneer village and covered bridge! The Mariposa Grove of Big Trees is also about 15 minutes away - these giant trees are some of the oldest living things on our planet.
But that's not all that awaits you here. Fish Camp is also close to the Bass Lake recreation area, Chuckchansi Casino, historic old west towns on Hwy. 49, horseback riding, Sugar Pine Railroad, offroad vehicle trails, antique stores, and museums.
Year Purchased: 2003
About: Married for 17 years, we have two grown children. We've celebrated Thanksgiving, birthdays, 4th of July, and lots of other occasions in our Yosemite home. We have busy lives and always enjoy escaping to The Laughing Bear for time away from day to day pressures.
Why Fish Camp: We love the crisp, fresh air of the mountains and sitting out under the trees with morning coffee. Swimming in a crystal clear river on a hot day can't be beat - our favorite swimming hole is about 20 minutes from Fish Camp. Hiking throughout Yosemite is simply fantastic...meadows, wildflowers, wildlife, sunshine - there's nothing like it!
The Unique Benefits at this House: Our home is nestled among tall incense cedar trees and whispering pines. In the heat of summer, Fish Camp stays about 10 degrees cooler than the lower elevations - such a relief! The porches and decks expand right out into the yard, There are forest views from every window in the house. Welcome to our extended family - make yourselves at home in our home!