About the property
- Cabin500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Lupin Cabin - Beautiful one-bedroom cabin just minutes from Yosemite Valley
Yosemite Hilltop Cabins are located within the gates of Yosemite National Park in the tiny community of Foresta. It is hard to believe that such a quiet and peaceful place like this exists just fifteen minutes from the sometimes bustling Yosemite Valley.
NOTE – This listing is for the Lupin Cabin. The listing and availability calendar for the Sage Cabin is also on VRBO/HomeAway under property number 815550. Both cabins are on the same property, have the same floor plan, and are furnished almost identically. We created a separate listing for the Sage Cabin in early February 2016 so reviews for both cabins are on this listing prior to that date.
The cabins are very private. Even though the Sage and Lupin Cabins are located next to each other they are oriented to maintain maximum privacy. Each cabin has 17-foot-tall wood beam ceilings with ceiling fans and lots of windows to take advantage of the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. When you are at the cabins you can see the top of El Capitan, Yosemite's world famous 3000 ft tall granite cliff.
Each cabin has a master bedroom with a comfy king-size bed and down comforter. They also have a full bath, full kitchen, and reading loft. Each cabin also has its own patio with a high quality Weber gas barbecue
When you arrive at your cabin there will be fresh linens on the bed and clean towels in the bathroom. There will be brand-name shampoo, conditioner, and body wash in the bathroom. You will only need to bring food, clothes, and personal toiletry items.
Fantastic hiking and running trails with wildflowers, waterfalls, and wildlife can be accessed right from the cabins.
Each cabin has a TV/DVD player. The TV has no programming, DVD only. There is a small DVD library to pick from or you can bring your own movies.
The kitchen has all the cookware and dinnerware that you will need to prepare and serve meals. The kitchen also has a microwave oven, toaster, blender, coffee grinder, and coffee maker.
The cabins are heated in the winter by propane heaters that look like wood-burning stoves. Both cabins have air conditioning for your summer comfort.
Some cell phones work at the cabins. Verizon is the best. Each cabin has a land-line telephone for use during your stay.
There is satellite internet provided by HughesNet. There is a cap on the amount of bandwidth that is available. PLEASE DO NOT STREAM MOVIES OR WATCH VIDEOS AS IT WILL IMPACT GUESTS THAT ARRIVE AFTER YOU.
As of November 2014 there is no longer a hot tub at the cabins. It was a tough decision but keeping the hot tub clean and in working order finally became too much.
Current Yosemite road and weather conditions can be found by calling Yosemite National Park at 209-372-0200. Current road conditions in the State of California can be found by calling Caltrans at 800-427-7623.
Grocery Stores/Markets near cabins – Crane Flat Gas Station/Market (8 miles), Yosemite Village Market (13 miles), El Portal Market on Hwy 140 (14 miles).
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Steve Belford
I love Yosemite! That is why I built the cabins there. I love being able to share this great spot with others.
Steve Belford purchased this Cabin in 2000
Why Steve Belford chose Foresta
I like to spend my time rock climbing and hiking. Yosemite is one of the best places in the world to do these things
What makes this Cabin unique
Yosemite Hilltop Cabins are located in the community of Foresta. Foresta is located in Yosemite National Park and is only 8 miles from towering granite cliffs of Yosemite Valley.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great time and cabin
We had a great time and the cabin was a wonderful place to be after long days of hiking the park.
Super clean and comfortable cabin in an awesome location
We had a great stay at the cabin and really enjoyed how close it was to the hikes we had planned. Very quiet and pretty setting and we would definitely stay again next time we are in Yosemite.
Has all the necessities!
Our stay at the Lupin Cabin was quiet and peaceful. It truly did have all the necessities.
Pros: Easily located via Google maps, clean, kitchen stocked with appliances, bed comfortable, straightforward instructions for cabin use, affordability.
Cons: 20-30 minute drive from Yosemite village, somewhat remote location, no street lighting, no cable. However, never did we feel unsafe and these things did not take away from our stay.
Absolutely perfect cabin in every way.
There are numerous reviews saying how great Steve is as a host; even better is when you don't need to call him because things went so well. It is very well equipped and comfortable in every way. We cooked all our meals in the well appointed kitchen; the bed is quite comfortable and really no complaints at all. Our neighbors were no trouble despite the proximity of Sage Cabin. Access to the park was a breeze (It's not Steve's fault that 120 was closed due to snow and accidents on our way in) so we went out to the Valley floor every day with no traffic issues. I loved the great map helping us find the cabin. I can not recommend this cabin enough!
Great little cabin in a beautiful and peaceful location. Close enough to the park for daily activities but far enough to enjoy quiet seclusion. Steve was attentive and helpful, an ideal host. Thank you for a great stay for our first visit to Yosemite!
Great location.. small but functional house
As the title says, this is one of the best locations to stay in Yosemite. Super quiet, amongst nature yet only 15 mins to the valley floor. The only negative about the place was the bloody smoke detector that would go off every time we cooked, seemingly even with just boiling water. Its insanely loud (which I realize they need to be) but kind of ruined our night by constantly going off. It was snowing outside yet we had to have the fans on full blast, all the doors and windows open and still it went off. Please adjust this thing!!! Of course thats a fairly minor and fixable thing and overall the cabin was perfect.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cancellation Policy - If you cancel your reservation 30 days prior to your arrival date I will refund your reservation deposit. If you cancel your reservation within 30 days of your arrival date you will be charged the full amount of your reservation. I will issue a refund for the days that I am able to book.