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Yosemite Refuge Inside Yosemite National Park!!

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Cozy Great Room with vaulted ceilings and forest views

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Last updated: 09/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Yosemite National Park house description


Looking For A Hideaway Inside The Gates Of Yosemite To Prepare For Your Exploration Of The Park And Recharge After? Yosemite Refuge Is The Place! My Home In Yosemite West Offers A Secluded Sanctuary Twelve Miles Inside The Park Gates, Nestled In The Hills At 6000' In Elevation, And Far Away From The Low Lying Gateway Communities. Found Midway Between The Waterfalls And Granite Of Yosemite Valley, The Giant Sequoias Of The Mariposa Grove, And The Breathtaking View From Glacier Point, It's The Ideal Place To Set Up Your Base-camp. (Yosemite Valley Is About 20 Minutes To The North, Glacier Point About 30 Minutes East And Wawona About 20 Minutes South)

The Two Spacious Bedrooms On Opposite Sides Of The House, Each With Its Own Bath, Make Yosemite Refuge A Perfect Retreat For Two Couples. Situated Well Downhill From The Road And Away From Other Houses, It Offers The Best Privacy And The Quietest Surroundings In Yosemite West. The Large Private Deck Floats High In The Pine Tree Canopy On The Property And Faces West Toward The Sunset. Enjoy A Barbeque And A Glass Of Wine On The Deck As You Recount Your Adventures Of The Day Exploring Yosemite.

If You Prefer A Gourmet Meal, Yosemite Refuge Has A Fully Appointed Kitchen With Full-sized Appliances, Granite Countertops, Knotty Alder Cabinets And Spacious Work Areas. You Will Find All The Cooking Gear You Need Including Pots, Pans, Oxo Utensils, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Blender, Tea Pot, Microwave, Etc. You Have Your Choice Between Informal Eating At The Kitchen Breakfast Bar Or Setting A Full Table In The Dining Room

The Living Areas Of The House Are Treated In Rough Hewn Pecky Cedar Paneling And Beams Throughout Bringing The Natural Elements Of Yosemite To The House. In The Living Room, You Will Find A Flat Screen Tv With Surround Sound, An Extensive Dvd Collection, Guidebooks And Novels. Satellite Internet Is Available For Checking Your Email And Browsing. (note That Satellite Internet Is Not Sufficient To Stream Video Or Other Bandwidth Intensive Activities).

Yosemite Refuge Has Been My Home For The Past Decade And This Is The First Year I'm Making It Available For You To Enjoy. My Good Friends And Neighbors Melissa And Jeff Are Onsite And Nearby In Case You Need Assistance With The House And Have Kindly Offered To Help With Your Stay.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Two Twin Inflatable Mattress Available For Extra Paying Guests. 6 guests max (that counts children regardless of age). Bedrooms Include Ipod Ready Alarm Clocks And Private Baths. Ceiling Fans In Both Bedrooms....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Hair Dryers, Soap And Shampoo, Provided.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            All utensils, dishes, cookware, and appliances provided....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Granite countertops with kitchen counter seating for 4...moreless

          • Dining:

            Also includes kitchen counter with 4 barstools....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Spices, and oil provided...moreless

          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Garage:

            2 car garage parking - Only rental with a garage in Yosemite West!...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Available by request for extended stays of a week or more....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Available by request for extended stays of a week or more....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            We provide linens and towels, but not daily maid service....moreless

          • Heating:

            Central Heat....no Air Conditioning...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Entertainment

          • Video Library:

            Extensive DVD library. No broadcast TV due to remote/forested location....moreless

          • Books:

            Including several Yosemite Park guides...moreless

          • DVD Player

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            Landline phone available (no cell service) $5 long distance calling provided....moreless

          • Internet:

            Satellite Internet. Suitable for e-mail and basic browsing....moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            Elevated deck in the middle of pine trees with table and chairs facing west toward the sunset....moreless

          Theme

              • Away From It All

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hiking
                  • Rock Climbing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Low Season
                  Nov 1 - Nov 25, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $249

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $349

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  Low Season
                  Nov 30 - Dec 23, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $249

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  Christmas/New Year
                  Dec 24 - Dec 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $325

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  Winter season
                  Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $249

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  Memorial Day
                  May 22 - May 25, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $349

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

                  Summer Season 1
                  May 26 - Jul 2, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $315

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

                  4th of July
                  Jul 3 - Jul 5, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $349

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

                  Summer Season 2
                  Jul 6 - Sep 4, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $315

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

                  Labor Day
                  Sep 5 - Sep 7, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $349

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

                  Summer Season 3
                  Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $315

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $295

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Tax Rate 11%

                  Notes:

                  * Free night for stays longer than 6 nights

                  * Minimum 3-night stay required

                  * Rates are for 4 people. $25/ea additional to max of 6 including children (twin airbed for extra guest)

                  * Possible bed tax increase and supplemental charge for 2015 stays

                  * Check in after 4:00pm. Check out before 11:00am

                  * No smoking, No animals, No exceptions

                  * No vacationing students or singles under 25 years old


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 09/15/2014
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                  Location

                  80 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Fresno (FAT)
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy 41
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Badger Pass
                  11 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Wawona
                  11 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Wawona Hotel

                  Car: Necessary

                  Located Inside The Park Gates, You Are Perfectly Situated To Explore All The Attractions Yosemite Has To Offer. To The Right Is Mariposa Grove Of Giant Sequoias, Left To Yosemite Valley, And Straight Ahead To Glacier Point To Enjoy An Overhead View Of The Valley Floor. An Ideal Place From Which To Discover All That Yosemite Has To Offer.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2002

                  About the owner: A Mechanical Engineer in the Texas oil industry, I moved to Silicon Valley in the 80s to ride the computer wave. It was then that I first experienced Yosemite National Park. With frequent visits over the next 2 decades competing with my other love, skydiving, I finally sold my parachute, committed to Yosemite and started living at Yosemite Refuge in the early 2000s. While doing countless hikes all over the park, I also started perfecting my backpacking gear, leading to my co-founding a backpacking gear company from this house called Trail Designs. I hope you find as much happiness here as I have. Between myself and my neighbors Jeff and Melissa who I've asked to help with your stay, we'll work to ensure you have everything you need.

                  Why the Owner Chose Yosemite National Park:
                  Yosemite National Park is quite simply the most breathtaking place on earth. Covering an area the size of Rhode Island, you will find some of the largest waterfalls in North America, the most spectacular granite monoliths in the world, Giant Sequoias which can't be found anywhere else on earth, and the list just goes on and on. With over 750 miles of trails, the opportunity to see these sites in addition to extensive wildlife (bear, deer, marmots, coyote, etc) is unparalleled. The question isn't why live in Yosemite, it's why wouldn't you live here!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Given the huge size of Yosemite, and the countless things to see and do, you want to be in the middle of it all when you wake up in the morning. Starting your day off fighting through traffic, sitting in line at the entrance station, and driving half the day from a gateway city just to get started wastes precious time and energy. Yosemite Refuge is in Yosemite West.....right in the middle of the most popular sites.....whether it's the waterfalls and huge granite of Yosemite Valley to the north, the Giant Sequoias of Mariposa Grove to the south, or the breathtaking views from Glacier Point to the east, you're perfectly positioned to explore them all. Add to it the unparalleled seclusion and privacy found at Yosemite Refuge allows you to truly get away from it all and recharge. The 2 car garage has easy access from the street, leading to 55 steps meandering down the hillside to Yosemite Refuge's private setting, providing comfortable seclusion from the rest of the community. Also, located at 6000' elevation, it's cooler than the low lying towns and valley.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: french, spanish, english, Melisa is fluent in French and speaks Spanish.

                  Links to more information:

                   

                  Photos

                  • Cozy Great Room with vaulted ceilings and forest views

                    Cozy Great Room with vaulted ceilings and forest views

                  • Your birdseye view from above the great room

                    Your birdseye view from above the great room

                  • Beautiful views from all areas of the room.

                    Beautiful views from all areas of the room.

                  • The barbeque and patio furniture await your return from the day's activities.

                    The barbeque and patio furniture await your return from the day's activities.

                  • View from the deck looks west through this stand of pines toward Henness Ridge.

                    View from the deck looks west through this stand of pines toward Henness Ridge.

                  • Beautiful view of the deck jutting away from the master bedroom.

                    Beautiful view of the deck jutting away from the master bedroom.

                  • New staircase down from the garage parallels the original 'mine shaft' tunnel

                    New staircase down from the garage parallels the original 'mine shaft' tunnel

                  • Beautiful views of the woods from the kitchen and breakfast bar.

                    Beautiful views of the woods from the kitchen and breakfast bar.

                  • Undermount sink, plenty of spices, and more scenic splendor!

                    Undermount sink, plenty of spices, and more scenic splendor!

                  • Cal King master bedroom with your own personal bath.

                    Cal King master bedroom with your own personal bath.

                  • Queen bed in guest bedroom includes Yosemite poster art and iPod clock radios.

                    Queen bed in guest bedroom includes Yosemite poster art and iPod clock radios.

                  • Our sign was hand carved by local artisans and makes it easy to find your refuge

                    Our sign was hand carved by local artisans and makes it easy to find your refuge

                  • Comfy seating and rough hewn pecky cedar walls and beams give a real cabin feel!

                    Comfy seating and rough hewn pecky cedar walls and beams give a real cabin feel!

                  • Pub height dining room table is a perfect place to share stories of the day!

                    Pub height dining room table is a perfect place to share stories of the day!

                  • Inviting window box is a great place to curl up and watch the wildlife.

                    Inviting window box is a great place to curl up and watch the wildlife.

                  • West facing deck is a great place to watch the sunset while grilling.

                    West facing deck is a great place to watch the sunset while grilling.

                  • Yosemite Refuge floats high above the forest floor.

                    Yosemite Refuge floats high above the forest floor.

                  • Perfect angle to show the deck hovering among the pines.

                    Perfect angle to show the deck hovering among the pines.

                  • Granite breakfast bar is a great place to start the morning and plan your hikes!

                    Granite breakfast bar is a great place to start the morning and plan your hikes!

                  • The knotty alder cabinets provide a warm rustic feeling to the kitchen.

                    The knotty alder cabinets provide a warm rustic feeling to the kitchen.

                  • Full size Jenn Air downdraft range and oven make it easy to prepare any meal.

                    Full size Jenn Air downdraft range and oven make it easy to prepare any meal.

                  • Master bath

                    Master bath

                  • Jack and Jill bath has doors opening to the guest bedroom and the hallway.

                    Jack and Jill bath has doors opening to the guest bedroom and the hallway.

                  • As you see, Yosemite Refuge is perfectly placed between the 3 best destinations!

                    As you see, Yosemite Refuge is perfectly placed between the 3 best destinations!

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                  This listing was first published here in 2014.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

                  $249 - $349 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Speaks: french, spanish, english, Melisa is fluent in French and speaks Spanish.
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