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Fire Escape Cabin-Fun Fire Department Theme ! 12 miles to Yosemite gate!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Located just minutes from the Historic Sierra National Scenic Byway. Offering easy access to historic sites, hiking, mountain biking, off-road vehicle trails/roads, fishing, and swimming in Bass Lake (just 10 minutes away). Also conveniently located within minutes is the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park, the quaint town of Oakhurst, a local snow park, Badger Pass Ski Resort, the historic Sugar Pine Railroad and much more.

The 'Fire Escape' cabin earned its name because of the vacation 'escape' that it offers the fire-fighter-owner and family. The interior decor includes fun fire service accents, making the visit fun, comfortable and unique.

From the front or back decks you are surrounded with Ponderosa Pines, Cedar, Manzanita and Oak trees. Families of deer often pass through the properties, offering a true mountain feel.

This affodable mountain cabin is in a central location, making it perfect for enjoying Sierra Mountains.

Keywords: Cabin, trees, woods, mountains, Yosemite,

More Details

Kelly Barreto
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Kelly Barreto

Our family includes myself and my husband, as well as our three children. We love to camp, garden, swim, hike and vacation. We also enjoy music and photography. My husband is in the fire service and I am a flight attendant. We live on the Central Coast of California. We are involved with our children's activities and their schools making it hard to enjoy our cabin and the mountains as often as we would like. We enjoy sharing our cabin with others and knowing they will enjoy the wonderful experiences that the area offers.

Kelly Barreto purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Kelly Barreto chose Oakhurst

After 10 years of visiting the Oakhurst/Bass Lake area we decided to purchase a second home there. We had dreamed of buying in the area for several years and often visited properties during our vacations. We purchased the cabin in 2004, but rented it to a full time tenant almost immediatly. We had several tenants over the years and didn't consider using it as a vacation home until February of 2009. We stocked the home with all of the comforts that other rentals we had stayed in offered. We also chose to decorate the cabin with items from the fire service, as we enjoyed the idea of sharing the toys/decor that we have collected over the years.

The location of the cabin is perfect for our needs. It is in a wooded residential neighborhood, offering the feeling of being in the mountains, but not feeling isolated. The drive into Yosemite is a short and scenic drive. The quaint town of Oakhurst offers all of the amenities that we need. From a movie theater to grocery stores. But our favorite is Bass Lake! We love the warm water and incredible views of the tree lined shores and scenic mountain backgrounds.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin offers a wonderful central location. Some of the areas and activities that we have enjoyed while in the area include: Historic Yosemite Flats Park, trail rides on horse back, the historic Sierra Skyranch Inn (They offer some interesting ghost sighting stories and have been featured on several TV shows lately). We also have enjoyed a little gambling at Chuckcansi Casino in Coarsegold. A drive down historic Hwy 49 an hour or so are some of the historic gold country towns that we have enjoy visiting that include: Mariposa and (my kids favorite) Columbia. We have heard from several of our past renters that the central location for perfect for their visit to the area. We are thrilled they agree!


Oakhurst Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Recently renovated bathroom. New spa style shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Fire Escape Cabin-Fun Fire Department Theme ! 12 miles to Yosemite gate!
average rating of 4.84375 based on 96 reviews

Lovely peaceful well equipped cabin

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four and stayed for four nights over Christmas. The cabin was magical - fairy lights, decorated mini tree, warm and welcoming. We cooked full English Christmas lunch with all the trimmings (kitchen was so well equipped) and ate out on back porch as the weather was gorgeous. The cabin was spotless, and very comfortable. Some nice walks in the area as well going into the National Park. The visitors center downtown was a very good source of information, along with flyers in the cabin. Loved seeing the wild turkeys around the cabin .

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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So relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We loved the family feel of this location. The tic tac toe outside was the best. We had such a relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect cabin in the woods, it is fully equipped and we loved the deck even though because of the weather we did not use it much. There is plenty of space to sit with multiple people and not feel crammed. It is about 1,5 hrs from the Yosemite valley.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great hideaway

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time here the cabin is quaint and lovely plenty of room for the four of us & more. It was very clean & tidy and had everything we needed. Close to Yosemite entrance and even some nice trails just up the road. Thanks to all the info ladies at Oakhurst for all their help.



  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Stayed as part of a road trip for 3 nights...... The location was perfect for Bass Lake and a pleasant drive into the National Park. The cabin had everything we needed and more besides...... We'd love to return and try a different season.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, close to Oakhurst and easy access up to Yosemite National Park.

  • 5 of 5

The Fire Escape Cabin was a spacious, clean cabin with everything you could possibly need. Truly a home away from home. Very cozy and a great location close to Oakhurst and with easy access up into Yosemite National Park.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Southern Gate to Yosemite
Nearest Point of Interest
Bass Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Chukchansi Casino
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Yosemite Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Badger Pass Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Sierra Summit Mountain Resort
Car: necessary

Only 12 miles from the Southern entrance to Yosemite. There are many enjoyable activities in the area. This cabin is in a central location, making it perfect for enjoying Sierra Mountains. Only 5 minutes to Oakhurst, and less than 5 minutes to Bass Lake.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rate Quotes are offered for convenience of renters shopping for rentals. Rates subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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