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Inside Yosemite at Foresta

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4), Located in quiet peaceful Foresta

Yosemite Vacation Home, The El Capitan View, serving happy Yosemite Travelers since 1997.

What you see is what you get, a high quality Yosemite Vacation Home inside the entrance gates (no waiting in line) and only 7 miles from Yosemite Valley. Quiet, secluded with amazing night time views of the stars.

We do not solicit reviews as many other homes do to spam their rating, we stand by our high quality Yosemite Vacation Rental.

Sleeps 4 Adults

- Summer rates: $300 per night for 2 + Taxes, $50 per additional person, 3 night minimum. April 1st through October 31.

- Winter rates: $200 per night for 2, $50 per extra person, 3 night minimum, holidays excluded. November 1 through March 31st

- Holiday daily rate, $400 to $500

- Sleeps a maximum of 4, extra guests will not be allowed.

We take great pride in offering a clean, high quality home therefore we will not book if you have anyone under 18.

Smoking is not allowed on the property.

This chalet style cabin offers wonderful views of Yosemite's El Capitan and the surrounding Yosemite mountains. Located INSIDE the gates of Yosemite and only 7 miles from Yosemite Valley.

This home was built for stargazers! There are no streetlights or neighbors lights to interfere with the night sky. You will have unobstructed views of the Yosemite night sky.

Once you are at this Yosemite Cabin you will not have to wait in entrance gate lines as it is located in Yosemite. Very unique property in Foresta.

This #Yosemite EL CAPITAN VIEW is available for nightly rental. It is 1,600sq. ft. and can accommodate no more than 6 guests. This two story home is so named after the view of El Capitan from the home. It is also the closest private home to Yosemite Valley, only 6 miles! Enjoy the cool summer evening on the back deck as you watch the moon rise over El Capitan and the surrounding mountains. You will not believe how quiet and peaceful it is in Foresta, no traffic noise just the sounds of birds. In the winter you can take a scenic 35 minute drive to Badger Pass through Yosemite Valley.

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More Details

Owner
Doe, The El Capitan View
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 10, 2017

About Doe, The El Capitan View

Welcome to our rental home in Yosemite! We have lived, worked, raised a son and enjoyed Yosemite since 1972.

Doe, The El Capitan View purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Doe, The El Capitan View chose California

We love Foresta in Yosemite for its solitude. You can escape the hectic Yosemite Valley to the peace and quite of Foresta while still being inside Yosemite.

What makes this cabin unique

This Yosemite Cabin offers solitude and peacefulness from the hectic crowds found in Yosemite Valley. While only 6 miles from Yosemite Valley you can escape to your home in the Yosemite Mountains!

Our Yosemite Vacation Home in Foresta is a stargazers paradise thanks to no street or town lights and wide open spaces.

Foresta in Yosemite is also known for its excellent bird watching. We often see Bald Eagles, Red Tail Hawks, Blue Birds and many more species.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Doe & Chris



we are wrapping up 5 long, exhausting days at YNP and "El Capitan View" has been the perfect rustlers hideout. With Hwy 120 closed it was like we had our own personal entrance into the park. From the treacherous rime coated steps of Vernal Falls, to the quiet remoteness of the Mirror Lake footbridge, and ultimately the switch back trail up Yosemite Falls (aka the "Devils Stairway") we absorbed Yosemite and only scratched the surface.



Animal Sightningh:

1 Bald Eagle

10 Squirrels

5 Mule Deer

2 Coyotes

And many Stellar Jays and Dippers



We scoured Foresta for Bears and constantly thought we saw them only to find a charred stump.



Walked down to your private Waterfall and the washed out bridge. What a neat hidden treasure.



Quiet Foresta..... what a great place to stay!
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Amenities

Foresta Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Downstairs Master Bedroom -King size bed (1) Upstairs Bedroom - Queen size Bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
A stargazers paradise, there are no street lights or other light pollution in the area. Cell phones such as Verizon and ATT work.

Reviews

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Inside Yosemite at Foresta
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
Easton, MA
5

Wonderfully relaxing, cabin in the wood

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend enjoying the quite and beauty of Yosemite in this perfect cabin. All the bedrooms are excelent size and the kitchen and living area have ample space and all you need for a great stay. Everything was as shown in the pictures and the managers were great to work with. I would recommend ElCapitan view to anyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yosemite is a beautiful and amazing place to visit. El Capitan View cabin offers a clean, peaceful and quiet place to escape to after a busy day of seeing the delights of Yosemite Park. So happy our guests enjoyed it as much as we do. Thank you
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5

Quiet, peaceful, nicely appointed house

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights in April and found this to be a terrific base for visiting Yosemite. The cabin is in excellent condition and the king bed downstairs was very comfortable. The downstairs bath was also a nice size. There were 2 porches, a propane grill, and picnic table. Two bedrooms were upstairs, but we didn't use them. There was a small TV with a good selection of TV channels to watch, gas fireplace and built-in dining bench, table and chairs plus a kitchen table. It was just so quiet and peaceful; a nice place to unwind after a long day in the valley.

We had good cell reception with our Verizon phones. It took about 10-15 minutes to get to Yosemite Valley once we got used to the roads. Compared to the other motels we passed coming into the Park our first day, and out of the Park when we left on a different route, we were so glad we had chosen to stay here. The mountain drive you would have to make each day to get into and out of the Valley or to go to Glacier Point, etc., would have been much longer and miserable.

We would stay here again. The owners were very helpful and a pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at El Capitan View. We strive to keep the cabin comfortable for all our guests. Thank you for the great review.
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Chesterfield, Missouri
5

What a fantastic trip!

  • 5 of 5

Used El Cap View as our base for a week of day hikes and it was perfect. This was my first trip to Yosemite and I was not disappointed. Doe was awesome with communication before our arrival. Location inside the park was perfect, no lines for us. The home has all you'll need. We cooked inside and outside on the gas grill. We enjoyed our mornings and evenings on the back deck and front porch. Total quiet. Drove five minutes to a great overlook of Yosemite Valley for sunsets and sunrises. This cottage is perfect for hikers as it is convenient to all the "must do" trails. Doe even gave me a lift to Yosemite Valley one morning so that I could rent a bike and do the tour on my own as others in my party were going the other direction for the day. I know taxi service was not in the agreement but it was much appreciated on this day. Come here! Stay here!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SEASIDE OREGON
5

PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT

  • 5 of 5

THIS WAS A PERFECT PLACE TO LAND AFTER A DAY OF HIKING. QUIET AND PEACEFUL. THE BACK PORCH WAS GREAT FOR 5 AM COFFEE AND END OF DAY TO REVIEW THE DAYS HIKE AND CHOOSE THE NEXT DAY HIKES. WE STARTED OUR HIKING DAYS EARLY TO AVOID THE GROWDS. NICE TO BE OUT OF THE VALLEY WHERE ALL THE PEOPLE ARE. THIS CABIN GAVE US GREAT ACCESS TO BOTH SIDES OF PARK FOR HIKING. PERFECT LOCATION. WE WERE IN BED SO EARLY (BEFORE DARK) SO STAR GAZING WAS SOMETHING WE MISSED OUT ON (TOO TIRED). THE OWNERS HAD GOOD NOTES FOR EVERYTHING IN THE HOUSE. THANKS FOR MAKING OUR GIRLS HIKING TRIP WONDERFUL. PERFECT!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA. USA
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

The attention to detail is beyond belief, the house is immaculate and beautiful, well stocked, included almost every amenity, even satellite TV and it became a fun game to find all the " Craft Bears" around the house and outside. Even the towels were folded in a way you would expect from a Luxury Hotel.

The location is perfect IMHO, you are away from it all in a private setting yet can see El Capitan from the back yard/porch, you are in the Yosemite Valley in minutes, or at the Crane Flat Gas Station/store.

The owners are very helpful, professional and nice.

I truly wish I could do it justice in my words, we will return here when going to Yosemite in the future as I know after much research it is the best fit for us, and more than likely others too.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA
5

Great rental- amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Six of us stayed in this rental comfortably for a week. We found that the house was clean and welcoming. It was about 15 minutes from yosemite valley and we enjoyed the peace and quiet in the evenings. We had many meals at the table outside taking in the view. I had an amazing vacation and some of my memories will include relaxing at the house after a great day.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Fresno, Ca
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Yosemite Valley
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Wawona
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Merced, Ca
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 120
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Yosemite Valley
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Badger Pass
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Crane Creek or the Merced River
Car: necessary

A stargazers paradise, there are no street lights or other light pollution in the area.

A renowned bird watching area. We often see Eagles, Red Tails and Mountain Blue Birds.

Also Available in the area:

Yosemite Guided Fly Fishing, Yosemite Guided Hikes, Yosemite Guided Rock Climbing, Yosemite Photo Tours, Yosemite Rafting

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Rates & Availability

Foresta Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Seasonal
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night

We also charge $50 for any child regardless of age. VRBO does not have additional fees for children enabled yet.
Summer Rate- $300 per night for 2 + Taxes, April 1st through October 31
Winter Rate- $200 per night for 2 + Taxes, November 1 through March 31st
Holiday Rate- $400 to $500 per night + Taxes
$50 per extra person over 2

Checks or credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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