Falcon's Nest/Yosemite Peregrine
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Yosemite National Park house description
Inside Yosemite National Park and nearest vacation home to Yosemite's three famous areas: Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point and Giant Redwoods. 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 kitchen is fully equipped, has granite counters and basic food supplies such as herbs, oil, coffee. There is a barbecue on the deck. There are three bedrooms on the main floor and one more downstairs and each bedroom has its own bathroom. One bedroom is handicapped 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. Downstairs the bedroom has a queen and twin. There are satellite TVs and DVDs in the great room and all bedrooms. We have wireless, of course! Next door is our other vacation home, The Peregrine and the hot tub there is open to all guests by arrangement. This is a very quiet area with no street lights or traffic but lots of stars.
Enjoy our garden area and waterfall from a hammock as you watch our local wildlife: bears, deer, coyotes, a variety of birds and more. Ski in Winter at Badger Pass, only six miles away.
- 2400 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
Pets Not Allowed:
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
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 13
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- Dining Area Seats:
- Child's Highchair
- Ice Maker
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- Living Room seats 12:
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- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- You enter the Falcon's Nest through a small 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 garden area 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.)...moreless
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- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
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- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Climbing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Cross Country Skiing
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- 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. ...moreless
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2 bedrooms .. $350/night. 3 bedrooms .. $420/night. 4 bedrooms .. $500/night. $30 extra person fee for sofa bed. 11% tax. 50%deposit at booking. 50% + tax within 30 days of arrival 30 day cancellation policy. $100 cancellation fee.
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- Nearest Airport: Fresno at 75 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 41 at 1 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Badger Pass at 6 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Wawona at 12 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Wawona at 12 Miles
Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: 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. They currently live in Fresno where they still manage the properties with the able help of Danna Demers, our on-site manager. Danna 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 Danna, who lives in the employee apartment downstairs.
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 House:
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.
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- Secondary: + (209) 372-8517
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Bedroom with deck and sunset view
A buck drinks from our garden pond
A bear cub visits the deck at the Yosemite Peregrine
Panorama Room: handicapped accessible
Indian Creek Falls
View of Tenaya Lake and Mt. Conness from Olmstead Point
Ragged Peak near Tuolumne Meadows
Giant sequoias in the snow at Mariposa Grove
Slack rope walker at Taft Point. El Capitan in the background
Tufa at Mono Lake
Falcon's Nest Great Room.
Alpenglow Room: downstairs bedroom in the Falcon's Nest
This view of Yosemite Valley is just 9 miles from our home
Buck walking in the garden
Autumn from the Falcon's Nest deck.
Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.
Meadows: painting by Kay Pitts
Ravens playing in the snow on the deck
Royal Arch Falls above the Ahwahnee Hotel
Snow plant in early Spring.
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