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Vacation in Yosemite | Classic mountain cabin! | Large decks! | Family-friendly!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps up to 10

-- 1800 sq ft 1960's era traditional forest cabin is clean and comfortable

-- Always contact us directly for the most accurate quotes and complete reservation instructions. This is your only way to reserve our property!

-- We respond to every inquiry we receive! (Most within a few hours). Be sure to check your spam folder if you haven't seen a reply!

-- Generously stocked with most everything you would expect to find at your own home

-- DSL network connection and WiFi at no extra cost

-- Satellite TV with VCR/DVD player and Roku box with Netflix and Hulu Plus

-- Gravity floor furnace and traditional stone fireplace. No A/C needed.

-- Quality firewood provided at no extra cost (wet seasons only!)

-- Large decks and an open yard area for outdoor fun in all seasons

-- 5 minutes to Yosemite; 20 minutes to Bass Lake and Oakhurst

-- 5-10 minute walk to the Tenaya Lodge

-- 1/3 acre of land on a forested residential street in Fish Camp (shared with Little Pine cabin)

-- Surrounded by tall Sugar Pine trees with classic huge pine cones (watch out!)

-- Our calendar is always current; use it to check availability

-- Note that we need 1 full calendar day free between groups to prepare the house

-- 3 night minimum stay during peak season and holidays

-- 2 night minimum stay otherwise

-- When a 3 night stay is not possible, a 2 night stay might be. Contact us!

-- Instant Quotes may not be accurate! Contact us for the best possible price

-- Our priority is your comfort and satisfaction; read our reviews to see for yourself!

Surrounded by tall pines and just minutes from Yosemite's southern entrance in the residential community of Fish Camp, this traditional yet unique mountain cabin can be your home away from home while exploring the natural beauty of Yosemite National Park. The Big Pine cabin is the larger of two cabins at the Yosemite Forest Lodge.

To get here it's just a short drive off of Highway 41, through the forest along a narrow road that was once a railroad right-of-way. When you arrive you'll find your home situated in a gently-sloped clearing surrounded by a majestic grove of gigantic pines. Outside your home there is an open yard area, extensive decks and a covered front porch so you can enjoy the forest environment comfortably in any weather.

For the most accurate, up-to-date details be sure to visit our website. You'll find more helpful information, more pictures, and full details on our rates and policies. Our availability calendar is also there for your vacation planning convenience.

It's best to contact us by email but you can also call and leave a message if you prefer. When checking our calendar remember that we normally need a full calendar day between groups in order to prepare the house. Happy planning!

The elevation here is just over 5000 feet; it is nearly always cool and shady in the summer, with comfortable daytime highs that average in the 70's (~20 degrees Celsius) and cool evenings with average lows in the low 50's (~10 degrees Celsius). There is very little or no rain during the summer months. The low humidity means your towels and swimsuits will air-dry quickly.

Our prime location puts you away from the crowds, yet close to everything Yosemite has to offer. The southern entrance to Yosemite is less than two miles up the road. If you love the outdoors, this is the place to call home. There is so much do to here that you could easily fill your day with excitement without ever entering the park itself!

More Details

Property Manager
Suzanne or David
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Suzanne or David

We are California residents who thoroughly enjoy sharing our home with other travelers

Suzanne or David purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Suzanne or David chose Fish Camp

We love the Sierras and the Yosemite area in particular.

What makes this cabin unique

Cool summers, snowy winters, stunning scenery.


Fish Camp Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Lower bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upper bath - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Large lower - 1 king
    Small lower - 1 twin/ single
    Large upper - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Family room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 Inflatable queen mattresses also available
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Vacation in Yosemite | Classic mountain cabin! | Large decks! | Family-friendly!
average rating of 4.8125 based on 32 reviews
Palo Alto, CA

at least six stars

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we opened the door until the hour we reluctantly left, every single surprise was a wonderful one. The location is ideal, the condition of the home perfect, the furnishings including kitchen items great, with plenty of space for a group of eight people in our case.

I have never enjoyed any vacation rental more than this. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Clemente, CA, USA

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This cabin can not be beat! It is truly perfect. The location is walking distance from the general store, Tenaya Lodge, and hiking trails, and just minutes from the gates of Yosemite Park. So wether you want to eat in, go out for fine dining at the Lodge, enjoy the hotel pool or weight room (for a small fee) and other hotel activities, go horseback riding, ride the Logger, or explore the park, it's all just minutes away. The cabin itself is comfortable, clean, and huge! The extra large patio is perfect for laying out in the sun and barbecuing. It couldn't be more pet or child friendly. It had everything we needed and then some. When my family goes on vacation we go to Yosemite. When we got to Yosemite there is no place we would rather stay than at the Yosemite Forest Lodge.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place, great location

  • 5 of 5

House was amazing. We were stunned when we arrived. They had everything we needed. Kitchen was so well equipped. Loved all the small extras we found all over house. This house would be perfect getaway for bigger group. We had only 1 family, so everyone had their space. I will warmly recommend this house, thank you so much for letting us experience this. Yosemite was wonderful!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, Washington


  • 5 of 5

Well equipped, more than comfortable, great location!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was spectaculat stay!

  • 5 of 5

My kids and I had a wonderful time Pig Pine. The place was everything that it advertises to be. Everything is very well stocked and equipped. Definitely on our list of must have for when we return to Yosemite!!

Thanks David for everything. Your have been a wonderful host.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Diamond Bar


  • 5 of 5

My kids and I had an awesome time at Big Pine. Having all of the comforts of home, and really only needing to bring clothes since the cabin is so well-stocked with the basics, made things so easy. We hit the Von's in Oakhurst before arriving and stocked up with food that we prepared in the full kitchen, so we were able to have home cooked meals and save money! We were treated to an April snow day, which added to the experience, and the caretaker showed up to shovel the walkways and driveway, which was a really nice touch. We took advantage of all of the amenities, and I was able to test my snowy BBQ skills...grilling in the snow was definitely a first. The place is very well kept, clean, and organized, and the smallest details are covered, like a metal dustpan and pail near the fireplace to easily clean up after a nice fire. All in all, we loved it, and hope to return soon. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The Big Pine cabin at Yosemite Forest Lodge is located in Fish Camp right across the highway from the Tenaya Lodge where you'll find a health spa, several dining options and lots of activities all year round. It's about a 5 minute drive from our house to the southern entrance of Yosemite National Park and about 45 minutes to the valley floor itself. You can try your luck at fishing or just splash in the water of nearby Big Creek or if you prefer, drive 20 minutes to Bass Lake for lots of beach and boating fun.

If you need to buy something small there is a convenience store right in Fish Camp. If you're looking for something more you'll find a full range of shopping and dining options in the town of Oakhurst just a 20 minute drive down the hill.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa

Ski: Yosemite's Badger Pass is about a 45 minute drive from our cabin. It is California's first downhill ski area at an elevation of 7200 ft. The snow is all natural and plentiful. The modest slopes and minimal development make this a perfect place for young skiers and families. With extensive cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, and even a tubing area, Badger Pass has all the winter fun you could ask for!




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Cleaning dep (see notes) $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

NOTES: You must declare ALL overnight guests (adults, minor children, and pets). Cleaning deposit partially refunded depending on how clean you leave the house. Homeaway rate quotes may not be accurate and may not include all available discounts! Be sure to contact the property manager for an accurate quote.

TERMS: No extra charge for minor children accompanied by a parent. Off-peak season holidays rent at peak rates. Pay first night's rent (w/o tax) to secure your dates. Balance due 30 days before arrival. Cancel anytime before balance is due and receive a full refund. Partial refunds for cancellations after that. Homeaway quotes and cancellation policy statements may not be accurate!

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.