About the property
- Cabin2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + big open loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
This Yosemite vacation rental home is located INSIDE Yosemite National Park. It offers quality clean lodging for your vacation with fantastic views into Yosemite Valley of El Capitan and Half Dome! Rent any time of year! It is only 11 minutes to Yosemite Valley from the Half Dome View Home!
Spring has brought green grass, lupines, and sunshine to this landscape. Incredible views are found in all directions.
This unique log mountain Cabin is located in the private are of Foresta at the western edge of the Yosemite National Park between Crane Flat and Yosemite Valley. This super clean, self-catering, private rental home is an ideal base camp for visitors exploring the Yosemite National Park area. There are 4 queen beds plus queen fold out couch, one twin bed, plus floor pads for extra sleeping arrangements. With the excellent location, views, all linens provided, full kitchen, satellite TV and NOW HAVE INTERNET AT THE HOME. Relax in peace and quiet unlike the sometimes crowded Yosemite Valley - enjoy lovely sunrises and sunsets from the huge outside deck, great outdoor or indoor dining with view of Yosemite Valley. Plus Panorama Views from the Unique Cupola Lookout Room! Upstairs bedroom has private deck/balcony.
Ask us about our other properties of the Meadow Woods Home in Foresta, Yosemite and the Mountain View Home, Yosemite West, Yosemite.
Rick Cashner, Annie Barrett
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- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Rick Cashner, Annie Barrett
Rick bought this log home in 1982 when working at the Yosemite Climbing School. He lived in the home until moving to the Eastern Sierra when he then could make the home into a vacation rental home. Rick cares for the home diligently as it is clean, well maintained and highly cared for.
Rick Cashner, Annie Barrett purchased this Cabin in 1984
Why Rick Cashner, Annie Barrett chose Foresta
It is unique to own a home INSIDE Yosemite National Park and homes as such are very very limited. Rick bought this home because of his life long love of Yosemite as well as his employment there, the excellent location, and the rural history of Foresta is very appealing.
What makes this Cabin unique
Quiet, views, location inside Yosemite National Park. A fun place to be - a log cabin in Yosemite!
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The options for staying inside Yosemite are limited. This cabin was definitely better than camping or staying in an RV. The beds are acceptable and my kids enjoyed the loft. That being said I expected more at this price. The cabin is pretty old and dingy. The kitchen and bathroom are not very nice and need a serious update. The water pressure (especially in the kitchen) is extremely low. The area around the cabin has experienced a forest fire in the past few years and there are minimal trees in the view now. If I had it to do over again I would go elsewhere.
Thank you for your comments as we value opinions and work hard to provide clean lodging for guests wishing to experience a mountain experience inside Yosemite National Park. Indeed, this is a true log cabin home which, very thankfully, has escaped the California fires which have played a part in the development of the unique ecosystems of the Sierra. We've upgraded the water system since your stay, and the new shower installation in the full bathroom downstairs is an upgrade. We have plans to remodel the kitchen in time, though really the kitchen is spacious, well lit, and very workable with it's fantastic views and all of the basics (fridge, stove, microwave, coffee pot, plenty of dishes/pots/pans). The half bath upstairs is also a great addition. As this home is inside Yosemite in the small town of Foresta, Yosemite, it is one of a kind as no where else can you get such a view into Yosemite Valley from the dining table window and huge front deck to enjoy sunrises, sunsets and evenings, and then the night stars. It is only an 11 minute drive to Bridalveil Falls, Yosemite! yet also only 8 miles to the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and an hour up to Tuolumne Meadows high country. Yosemite is approximately 1200 square miles, and Foresta is nicely located on the central/west side which is ideal for visiting Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, or Tuolumne Meadows - key sites to see while in Yosemite.
The house was perfect for us
The house fit our group perfectly. We had a wonderful time, they provided everything we needed plus beautiful scenery and lovely art on the walls. A greatplace to call home.
Great location, well maintained...a wonderful experience that lived up to its expectations!
A great cabin in a wonderful location!
Charming, and great quiet location.
We loved our stay. Forresta, was so peaceful and quiet, a nice retreat from the crowds of the park. The downstairs has a bedroom with the main bathroom (shower/tub), as well as the kitchen and living area. All spacious and comfortable. The upstairs is an open loft, that also has a bedroom. The upstairs bathroom is part of the open area of the loft, with a sink and toilet. The open area has two queen beds, and then a small single bed. The bedroom, had another queen bed. Our only issue was low water pressure with the kitchen sink, which may just have been temporary...but that didn't stop us from enjoying every minute we spent there. I highly recommend staying here. The house is also the last house on the top of a little knoll, just open land behind it with beautiful views in all directions.
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay at Half Dome View Home, Foresta. Indeed, the views are incredible into Yosemite Valley and also out west over the Merced Canyon for sunsets. Thank you for telling us about the kitchen faucet which since has been fixed and all is in good order.
Come back sometime! Thank you.
Great location, nice place
We really enjoyed staying at this cabin, which is an old-style log home. It is close to Yosemite Valley, has wonderful views out picture windows, great decks (which we didn't use in winter), a nice sitting area for a group, an adequate kitchen, and plenty of beds. It says 3 bedrooms, but it is really two bedrooms and an open loft, so in our case, we had 3 couples, and one couple had no privacy. It would be great for a family though, as there is lots of sleeping space. We were unhappy with the fact that the price quoted on VRBO is for 4 people, and then they add on a per-person charge over that. I thought this was misleading, since the final quoted price was considerably higher than we anticipated when we started the booking process. Overall, we were very happy with our stay though.
Peaceful, spacious, clean, beautiful home
We stayed three nights at the Half Dome View home and it worked perfectly for our family. We used the home as a base for celebrating my mother's 80th birthday. It was nostalgic for us to return to Yosemite as we have visited many times while I was growing up. When my mom said she would love to go to Yosemite for her birthday it was too late to get any accommodation in the valley so I was happy to find this home on Homeaway. It was the best decision ever! We enjoyed having the space and quiet- away from the crowds in the valley- but still close enough to spend part of our day in the park. The view is beautiful from the home, and on our first morning we had a big bear run right across the meadow in front of the house! What a treat! We were able to cook every meal and pack picnics in the spacious kitchen, the internet access kept us connected to the outside world (unfortunately necessary for our work and business), and all five of us slept comfortably. The house has a quaint mountain cabin feel with the wood paneling and log construction. We spent every morning and evening sitting on the deck enjoying the view and fresh mountain air. We will definitely return to this home in the future- no more fighting the tourist crowds in Yosemite Valley! We highly recommend it!
INSIDE YOSEMITE IN SMALL RURAL TOWN OF FORESTA.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates posted (seasonal) are for group of 2. Please add $25/nt/each additional person, + tax. Maximum 6. Really only 25% is due at time of making reservation ,with remainder or to be paid in full 30 days prior to arrival. (not 50% deposit as it will be quoted, VRBO does not give choice for 25% deposit due) Great cancellation fee of only 5% if cancel with 30 days or more notice of arrival. Thus, you'd receive your deposit back less 5% of total if you cancel with 30 days or more notice of your arrival. Keep us informed.