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Fantastic Luxury Mountain Home - Sleeps 10, 4 Baths! 5 Mins to Yosemite Gate

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Welcome to the Laughing Bear - a wonderful Yosemite retreat

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Last updated: 02/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Fish Camp house description

Features of The Laughing Bear:

• 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 here! 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. Try your luck at Chukchansi Casino, about ½ hour away in Coarsegold.

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.
k.thomas@c21ditton.com; 559-683-7368

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2050 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    However, since our children are grown, this home is not currently safety equipped for small children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • the Granite Room: 1 queen

    Rustic log queen bed, electric warming stove...moreless

  • the Forest Room: 1 queen

    Wood pencil post queen bed...moreless

  • the Falls Sleeping Area: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    TV with DVD/VCR for playing movies; has game ports...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Queen bed, bistro table/chairs, private deck, warming stove...moreless

  • Rooms are equipped with pillows, linens, luggage racks, dressers, mirrors, seating, and alarm clocks (some MP3 players)....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Double sinks...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Hand soap, hair dryers, and towels are provided.

Other Amenities

  • For your convenience, housekeeping is provided - a cleaning fee will be quoted to you - please make all inquiries to the Property Manager for complete final quote....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games & cards...even a Barrel of Monkeys...moreless

  • Music Library:

    3 CD changer provides music to kitchen, living/dining room, and sun porch...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    A good selection of DVD's plus a large selection of 'kid friendly' VCR tapes....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Just outside of Yosemite Natl Park, our home is nestled in a charming forest community. Every turn of the corner outside our doors reveals fabulous forest and mountain views....moreless

  • Village:

    The small mountain town of Fish Camp is a quiet community, away from the hustle and bustle of busier areas. Plenty of dining options, a general store, and a beautiful creek await you....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining room seats 8 around the table, two - three more at the kitchen island....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer sheets are provided...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    3 electric fireplaces - two in bedrooms, one in living room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Comfortable forced air heating...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Flat screen TV; DVD/VCR player; games & cards...moreless

  • Parking:

    lighted and paved - 7 vehicles; snow is cleared in the winter for your convenience....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry soap is not provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    2 coffee makers; also a variety of pump pots & carafes...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped - dish soap, kitchen towels provided...moreless

  • Microwave:

    2 microwaves...moreless

  • Oven

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Private deck off Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor dining & lounging furniture - be sure to check out the hammock. Roast marshmallows at the new gas fire pit - yum!...moreless

  • Golf:

    Wawona Historic 9-Hole Golf Course is just 15 minutes away inside the Park. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Fish Camp has a snowplay area; Badger Pass is in the Park with skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and snow shoeing....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2015
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$375
$2,250
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$350
$2,100

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Property Manager: k.thomas@c21ditton.com; 559-683-7368

Payments are accepted per Property Management Policy. We do our best to keep the VRBO calendar current. Please contact the Property Manager with all inquiries - they will have up-to-the-minute information on open dates.


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Last updated: 02/28/2015
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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Yosemite Airport, Fresno
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tenaya Lodge
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Wawona - historic course
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy. 41
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tenaya Lodge - bar & grill, pizza, fine dining
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Badger Pass, Yosemite

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Manager info

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!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

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  • Welcome to the Laughing Bear - a wonderful Yosemite retreat

    Welcome to the Laughing Bear - a wonderful Yosemite retreat

  • Living room has satellite TV, movies, books & games

    Living room has satellite TV, movies, books & games

  • Dining for eight

    Dining for eight

  • Custom log bed in the Granite Room

    Custom log bed in the Granite Room

  • Cozy twin beds; double futon sleeps two more

    Cozy twin beds; double futon sleeps two more

  • Master bedroom has a full bath & private deck

    Master bedroom has a full bath & private deck

  • pencil post queen bed in the Forest Room

    pencil post queen bed in the Forest Room

  • All-season sun porch with extra fridge, microwave, & coffee maker

    All-season sun porch with extra fridge, microwave, & coffee maker

  • BBQ deck with lots of outdoor seating

    BBQ deck with lots of outdoor seating

  • upper deck

    upper deck

  • Extra parking for two more vehicles

    Extra parking for two more vehicles

  • View from the porch

    View from the porch

  • Star gaze while visiting around the campfire

    Star gaze while visiting around the campfire

  • Huge kitchen - plenty of counter space

    Huge kitchen - plenty of counter space

  • kitchen island seats three

    kitchen island seats three

  • 4 full baths - plenty of room for everyone

    4 full baths - plenty of room for everyone

  • Linens & towels provided

    Linens & towels provided

  • Double sinks in the Master bath

    Double sinks in the Master bath

  • Convenient street level entry - easy to carry luggage to upper level rooms

    Convenient street level entry - easy to carry luggage to upper level rooms

  • Plenty of room for 'stuff'...borrow one of our day packs for your hike!

    Plenty of room for 'stuff'...borrow one of our day packs for your hike!

  • Master deck

    Master deck

  • Lighted, paved, off street parking

    Lighted, paved, off street parking

  • Fish Camp is a winter wonderland in the snow

    Fish Camp is a winter wonderland in the snow

  • Badger Pass is great fun for all ages

    Badger Pass is great fun for all ages

VRBO #472958

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Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated: 02/28/2015
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