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Recent Yosemite Area reviews

  • Love this place

    "This is a delightful midcentury property with everything we needed for an anniversary stay near Yosemite. Filled with art and history and nice example of mid-century architecture and decor. It took us an hour or so to drive all the way into the park, and this little home away from home was everything we needed for pleasant mornings and evenings in. We had our anniversary lunch at the Ahwahnee and cooked a couple of fine steaks at "our Oakhurst home" that evening. In Oakhurst you have everything you need for a wide selection of groceries. For dinner you can try Crabcakes and there's Pete's for a huge breakfast. But we really enjoyed making the most of this house."
    Guest: LoveTravel Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 26, 2014
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  • absolutely perfect!!

    "We stayed at this cabin for a short weekend getaway. The cabin was EXACTLY as described. Everything we could have needed was provided, and there was even a few books, games, and dvds available. The cabin is very private and quiet. One afternoon, we came back to the cabin to see three deer in the grass beside the cabin! We will definitely be back, and we recommend this cabin highly!! Thanks again Ettner family!!"
    Guest: Amber H. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 13, 2014
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  • All that we hoped for....

    "We stayed at Alpenglow Chalet 08/30/14-09/05/14. The house is beautifully designed and appointed; it met all our expectations. We were pleased that the house was very clean, furniture was comfortable, and linens were good quality. There are several bookcases throughout the house, with a good choice of reading. There are children's books and family board games in the den. The kitchen was well stocked with all needed cook ware. As there were only three of us in our group, we decided to eat breakfast in, pack lunches for daily hikes, and have dinners in Yosemite Village. The house is so lovely and inviting, it was sometimes hard to leave it in the morning to explore the park. Groceries in Yosemite Village are expensive, so if possible, plan your menus and grocery shop before you arrive. Deer are easily seen from the house. We spotted a bear across the carport once (around 6:00 PM). He paused for a few moments then raced away. Another time, a bobcat crossed in front of our car as we were leaving the neighborhood. It's about a 30 min scenic drive into Yosemite Village; speed limits are 20-35 mph. And it was about an hour drive to the Wawona area, which is an area in the southern part of the park. Based on our experience, we highly recommend Alpenglow Chalet."
    Guest: Tara B. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 13, 2014
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  • Week summer vacation July

    "Very pleasant accomodation with all you can wish for. Great bedrooms and beds, complete kitchen, bathroom, lining and towels included. Also gas bbq with gas included. I would only bring some extra kitchen towels. Very central in Yosemite, 0.5 hour from the Valley as well 0.5 hour from Glacier Point. All was as described on the internet, so everything was as expected. The owner is very helpfull. I would recommend this property to others."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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Yosemite Area Travel Tips

Incredible Scenery at Yosemite

One thing that Yosemite is known for is its beautiful scenery. Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the landscape is characterized by majestic mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls and wide valleys. It is the perfect vacation destination for people who enjoy nature and appreciate beautiful scenery. Yosemite is also known for its abundant wildlife, in particular its bears. Visitors who enjoy wildlife viewing can explore the park daily and seek out animals to get some great wildlife photographs. Yosemite has some world-famous climbing crags that attract climbers from around the globe. It is also a popular National Park for hiking. There are trails suitable for both families and more experienced hikers. The valley has a paved biking trail that is ideal for sightseeing and gaining access to some of the more remote areas of the park. Bikes can be hired from various centers in the park.

Things to See and Do near Yosemite Cabins

Yosemite is famous for its incredible waterfalls. There are seven spectacular waterfalls within the park and a further four just outside of it. The Yosemite Falls are made of three smaller waterfalls known as the upper, middle and lower falls. In total, the waterfall has a drop of 2,425 feet, making it the fifth highest waterfall in the world. The Ribbon Falls cascade off the west side of El Capitan and have a drop of 1,612 feet. The Ribbon Falls is the tallest single waterfall in the United States. Other waterfalls include the beautiful Bridalveil Falls, so named because the wind often blows the waterfall, spreading out the water like a bridal veil. The Horsetail Falls is a seasonal waterfall than runs for several weeks in February off the eastern side of El Capitan. The background light from the sun lights up the waterfall in a spectacular way, making it look as though it’s on fire.

Yosemite’s rock formations provide excellent subjects for photographs, especially in the early morning or late afternoon sunlight. Some of the more famous landmarks include El Capitan which is a 7,569-foot granite peak that rises up from the valley floor. It is a challenging and well-known rock climbing face. Mt. Lyell is the tallest peak in the park and also home to the park’s only active glacier. The peak rises up to an impressive height of 13,114 feet. The Matterhorn peak is at an altitude of 12,264 feet and part of a series of peaks that make up the Sawtooth Ridge in the northeastern part of the park.

Best Time of Year to Visit Yosemite

Because of the extensive amount of trails and wildlife viewing opportunities, most people prefer to visit during the summer season. This is also the season when the waterfalls are at their most spectacular. The long summer days are ideal for exploring and enjoying your favorite outdoor activities. Yet summer is not the only season when it’s worth visiting Yosemite. The fall and winter months are particularly beautiful in the park. Snow occurs at higher altitudes and there is a ski resort at Badger Pass which has a number of ski runs. Cross country skiing is also available at Mariposa Grove.

Sierra Nevada Vacation Rentals in Yosemite

Yosemite is one of the major parks that has a number of resorts and private homes within its boundaries. This provides a wide variety of accommodation options for visitors. There are also several private homes located just outside the park which provide easy aces to the area's attractions. In general, the homes inside the park are smaller and cater for families of two to six people. Many have hot tubs which are ideal for soaking in while enjoying the mountain scenery.

Get away to the mountains and enjoy solitude and majestic beauty all around Yosemite cabins rented by owner.

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