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FALCON'S NEST - UPSTAIRS APARTMENT HOME WEBSITE - www.yosemiteperegrine.com
We are located inside the gates of Yosemite National Park and are minutes by car to Yosemite's three most famous areas, Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Redwoods.
Accommodations: Falcon's Nest Upstairs
The Falcon’s Nest Lodge is understated comfort and convenience nestled in the quiet neighborhood of Yosemite West. From the street you see the covered parking area attached to the house which means you are protected from snow and rain and don't have to climb stairs, a rarity in this mountain area.
You don't realize the size and beauty of the home until you step inside and see original paintings and works by famous photographers and the wonderful views from the wall of windows in the great room. The fully equipped kitchen is a joy to work in with its colorful granite countertops, lots of pots and dishes and basic food supplies such as herbs, oil, flour, sugar. There is a barbecue on the deck which has a sunset view and overlooks an animal trail. You may see deer, coyotes or even a bear on the hill below you while enjoying a sunset cocktail.
This split level home has two apartments. Each apartment can accommodate up to 8 guests. One bedroom is wheelchair accessible and has a queen and a twin bed. A second bedroom has a king bed that can be converted to twins and the third bedroom has a queen bed. All linens are provided. There are satellite TVs and DVDs in the great room and all bedrooms. We have wireless, of course! This is a very quiet area with no street lights or traffic but lots of stars.
This is an ideal home for those who are seeking comfortable relaxed accommodations for family, friends, coworkers or groups. Enjoy quick access to Yosemite National Park's amazing attractions without waiting in long lines to get into the nation's most famous national park. In less than 30 minutes, you can be watching the water cascade down Yosemite Falls, hiking up Half Dome, attending the Valley Chapel, rafting or kayaking on the Merced River, picnicking on Sentinel Dome or watching the sunset from Glacier Point. There is golfing on the 9 hole golf course at Wawona, only 11 miles away. In winter, let it snow! The roads are plowed regularly and often, and downhill or cross-country skiing at Badger Pass is very close by.
Enjoy our outdoor decks as you watch our local wildlife: bears, deer, coyotes, a variety of birds and more. Ski in the Winter at Badger Pass, only six miles away.
Due to our remote location, and because our home is surrounded by tall sugar pines and cedar trees, it makes it difficult to receive clear signals at times. Our satellite based Internet is vulnerable to adverse weather conditions, therefore we cannot guarantee Internet connectivity during your stay.
We know this may cause some inconvenience as the internet is so ubiquitous and almost necessary for a lot of our daily routines in the modern world. Please keep in mind that when you enter Yosemite National Park, in many regards you are leaving the modern world behind.
When our Wi-Fi is down you may be able to find Wi-Fi Internet at the lounge in Curry Village in Yosemite Valley, just a short drive from our location. We are doing our best to provide you with internet service but unfortunately the technology for full service just isn’t available yet in our community. We have been told that another satellite will be launched in 2016 which will add to our Wi-Fi capabilities.
Yosemite is not pet friendly. Regulations don't allow pets on trails nor can you leave a pet in your car so your activities in our national park are very limited. We do not allow pets in our rentals. There are no kennels in the vicinity....moreless
We have two rooms which are wheelchair accessible. The upper floor, carport level, main apartment and bedroom #3 in the hallway.
Please note that though these room are wheelchair accessible, our rooms are not handicapped accessible....moreless
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bedroom 1: 1 queen
Room has private shower and toilet with outdoor deck...moreless
1 king & 1 twins, private shower/toilet and outdoor deck...moreless
Each bedroom is uniquely decorated with colorful linens and original paintings. There is a separate deck for all bedrooms except bedroom 2. Bedroom 2 has either a king bed or two twins. Porta crib available....moreless
Bedrooms 1, 3 and 4 have a basin in the bedroom as well as the bathroom. Hair dryer in each bathroom....moreless
You enter the Falcon's Nest through a gallery of photographs of Yosemite. All rooms have original paintings and other artistic touches to delight your senses. Watch a variety of birds from the deck.
Our property is visited by deer, bears and coyotes. You can lie in the hammock and enjoy a rare time of silence in your busy life. (You may be disturbed by the chatter of squirrels or the sound of a breeze passing through the trees.) And at night enjoy the milky way, constellations and shooting stars....moreless
Lots of books for all ages. Many books about Yosemite....moreless
Independence Day Jul 3 - Jul 6, 2015 3 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
Clean deposit refundable$300
Property Damage Protection$59
Cancellation policy: More than 30 days the deposit will be returned minus $100 fee. Within 30 days no refund unless property can be rebooked. Any refund will have a $100 processing fee.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Yosemite National Park is so amazing and our vacation home is right in the center of the 3 most popular areas: You'll gasp at the height and power of the waterfalls in Yosemite Valley, gaze at the alpenglow on Half Dome at sunset at Glacier Point and be amazed at the height of the giant redwood trees in Mariposa Grove. After a day of touring you can return to the solitude of the Yosemite West area where you leave tourist traffic behind and enjoy a quiet dinner on the deck as the sun goes down and millions of stars come out to greet you.
Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: David Maynard is our onsite manager and owner of the Yosemite Peregrine just next door. David greets all our guests with warmth and a wealth of information. With many vacation rentals you get a key at check-in and then you're on your own. At the Falcon's Nest you receive complete personal attention from David who lives next door.
The Falcon's Nest is owned by Done and Kay Pitts. Don Pitts, a retired magistrate judge, held court in Yosemite for over 18 years. His wife, Kay, is an artist specializing in paintings of Yosemite. They built the Falcon's Nest in 1998 next to their home, the Yosemite Peregrine. Kay designed the home and it is filled with original art and photography from some of the best known artists of the area. Kay and Don have hiked and skied every part of Yosemite and were surprised to find they were growing old, with some of the health issues accompanying old age.
Why the Owner Chose Yosemite National Park: Yosemite West is a small subdivision of private homes located at 6,000 feet elevation. It is only accessible by entering Yosemite Park. There is no commercial development here and consequently no traffic or crowds. The home is close to Yosemite's 3 major attractions: Yosemite Valley is 10 miles north, Glacier Point is 16 miles east and the Wawona golf course and the Mariposa Grove of giant redwoods are south. Winters bring lots of snow and the home is only 6 miles from Badger Pass ski resort where guests enjoy Nordic and Alpine skiing as well as snowboarding and snowshoeing.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge: The serene location allows guests to enjoy the abundant wildlife. Guests often see coyotes, deer and bears in the garden area drinking from our pond. Many varieties of birds are here and at night the stars are amazing. There are no street lights or traffic to spoil the serenity. Hiking and Nordic ski trails are just outside the door. Those who enjoy art will be amazed at the variety and quality of photography, prints and original paintings which adorn every room.