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Spacious Home in Yosemite National Park

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 8

Yosemite Pine Arbor Retreat is a luxurious home nestled in the pines of Yosemite West located just 25 minutes away from Yosemite Valley, 15 minutes away from Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Resort and 25 minutes from the Wawona Golf Course.

Pine Arbor provides a luxurious, quiet place to stay after enjoying all the attractions that Yosemite National Park has to offer. The kitchen is fully equipped and all linens are provided. A gas barbecue is available for outdoor cooking. The master bedroom has a king size bed and two twin beds. The master bath has a jacuzzi tub. The other two bedrooms have queen size beds. Satellite TV with a 50' flat screen TV and a DVD player are available, as well as a library of DVDs.

We have WiFi via Satellite for our guests. See our staff for details.

Check in time is 4 pm; check out time is 10 am.

More Details

Betsy and Pete
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

Why Betsy and Pete chose Yosemite Area

Imagine this. Living in a forest of trees; surrounded by Yosemite National Park. Quiet, uncrowded, peaceful. Look above at night and explore the stars of the Milky Way stretched before you in the darkening sky. This is what makes Yosemite West a very special place to stay inside the gates of the Park.

What makes this house unique

Pine Arbor Retreat has a spacious living room in a quiet setting with forest views. Sit back in front of a wood burning fire place with book in hand. Cozy! Out on the deck, drink in hand, and watch the frolicking squirrels and mischievous jays as the setting sun reddens the skies. Rest comfortably at night as you dream of the days adventures.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting my family and friends stay in this wonderful place. It is very comfortable and relaxing. The bed was very cozy. It was so cozy that we didn't want to get up in the morning. Again, thank you for the very cozy house. I hope we can come again.
Apr 2017
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Yosemite National Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom has a king size bed and two twin beds. The other two bedrooms have queen size beds. All linens are provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
The maximum number of guests allowed is eight, including children and infants. There is a $59.00 damage insurance required at booking. This is non-refundable.


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Spacious Home in Yosemite National Park
average rating of 4.76 based on 126 reviews

Beautiful house in the middle of the forest!

  • 5 of 5

This house exceeded all our expectations! It's really big and has all the luxury you need. The location is perfect if you want to explore Yosemite NP. The hosts are very friendly and give you lots of information. When there is a problem (we had an empty battery) they help you right a way. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a great review -- We strive to have best accommodations in Yosemite. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and please come again.
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Clean! Spacious! Perfect location !

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoy our stay at pine harbor. The place is clean, spacious, and it got everything we need like staying at our own home. We are already planning on coming back for our next trip :)

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lots of room

  • 4 of 5

Nice place to stay. Great location to the main attractions. Gets a little warm upstairs but no complaints. Very clean and well maintained. The owners were very helpful and friendly. Very spacious location. Would stay here again

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location ,access within Yosemite park and very close to Glacier Point road. Well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful location,well equipped spacious unit. Very easy access to Yosemite. Loved the huge sofa.Nice balconies.

Only negative was construction work out back and in the lower ground unit of the building. The workers downstairs were very noisy and raucous on our first night,fortunately they left for the weekend so after the first night all was good!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Unexpected Surprise!

  • 4 of 5

The four stars are only because we had that unexpected surprise! The house, the setting and the accommodations were lovely.

The unexpected surprise was the Detwiler Fire that had started about the time we arrived at Pine Arbor on Sunday afternoon.

It wasn’t until Monday morning that we learned there was a forest fire. By Tuesday the town of Mariposa was evacuating…But we didn’t know that, because when we woke-up Tuesday morning we had no electricity! Cell phones were not working either and with no electricity, no texting! By 2 the electricity was still off. It wasn’t until 4 that we became concerned, since we had a friend who was driving up from LA to her summer home in Tahoe. She was stopping for dinner and staying overnight outside the park.

I called the number for the housekeepers. The call had been forward, to Pete’s home which was out of the area…He was watching the ‘NEWS’! And it wasn’t good… Mariposa had started evacuation and now 40,000 acres had burned, several roads were closed and the wind had shifted. Plus I told him we had no electricity. We had no idea if and when the electricity might come back on. I said I think we should leave in the morning and he agreed. There was another issue, could he call my husband so that he could call me, and I could give him all the other husband’s numbers to contact. We were a group of 8 ladies ranging in age from 67-76,

Pete was a dear and very apologetic about our situation. But I had another request! What about our friend coming from LA, could he call her and tell her our situation and possibly have her avoid coming our way. He did contact her and she was so grateful for the call. It was midnight when she made it home…

Thanks again for all your help that day Pete. Betsy called to give us final instructions on Wednesday morning before our departure. We left at 9:30 but did a short hike near Wawona, lunch in Manteca and home by 5:30. We were disappointed about having to leave a day early...

We are thankful that there were no serious injuries and that Mariposa and Yosemite were saved. The saddest news was hearing about all the homes which were lost and about the 75,200 acres of land, that will take many many years to recover. Most of all we thank the 5000 firefighters who fought that amazing fire...

Bring that calling card, an extra flashlight and definitely extra batteries…

Remember, you never know when the unexpected can happen…So be ‘PREPARED’!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenience vs Noise

  • 4 of 5

Lovely big house in the middle of the park, conveintly close to mountain hiking. This grandmother was very comfortable staying with 8 family members, we had enough beds for all after making up the fold out couch. The only big uncomfortable issue was the noise from construction equipment every day right behind the house as a new house was being constructed. We could not sit on the deck in the afternoon because of the irritating loud noises. We always ended up instead gathering in the kitchen cooking a big meal, an electric can opener would have helped. Even with some minor inconveniences we created a bunch of happy memories in the house this grandmother will remember.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Fresno International Airport
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Resort
Car: necessary

Other Activities: hiking, rock climbing, downhill and cross-country skiing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Holiday rate is $500.00 per night for 1 to 8 guests. Three night minimum stay for holidays; Thanksgiving requires a four night stay.
The final rate is calculated on the total number of guests (adults and children) in your party at anytime during your stay.
No Smoking
No Pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.