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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: 07/25/2014
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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

Property Type

  • House
  • 2050 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

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

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25 years of age...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              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: combination tub/shower, toilet

                Double sinks...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: combination tub/shower, toilet

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: combination tub/shower, toilet

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 4: combination tub/shower, toilet

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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

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

              • Coffee Maker:

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

              • Kitchen:

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

              • Refrigerator:

                Also one small beverage fridge...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Parking:

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

              • Fireplace:

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

              • Living Room:

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

              • Heating:

                Comfortable forced air heating...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Linens Provided
              • Towels Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              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

                  • Music Library:

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

                  • Games:

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

                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • DVD Player
                  • Video Library
                  • Stereo
                  • Books

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

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

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                  • 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

                  • 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

                  Activities

                  • Marina
                  • Medical Services
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hiking
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Fishing
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Photography
                  • Sledding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Hospital
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Rock Climbing
                   

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                  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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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/25/2014
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                  Location

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

                  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!


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                  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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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

                  $350 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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