2 bedrooms 1 king size bed, 1 queen bed, 2 bathrooms stunning mountain view
Why Rebecca Haynie chose Yosemite West
I discovered Yosemite West back in the 1980s when I spent a week here going cross country skiing out of Badger Pass. There is no place closer one can stay.
What makes this Chalet unique
The views from here are breath taking. I find myself taking pictures of the sunset because they are beyond description. I've been surprised with how much wild life I can see from the decks. I often hear the chipmunks before I see them. The deer enjoy snacking on the hillside and the coyotes if not seen can be heard. Neighbors have shown me pictures of bear(s) in our neighborhood but I have yet to see one in this part of the park. There are lots of windows to fill the place with sunshine.and all offer majestic views.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Spacious accommodations with a lovely view.
This was a great property in a wonderful location. We could easily access all that Yosemite NP had to offer. The house was very comfortable and clean. It was reasonably well stocked, although could some better pots. The only real downside is the driveway. As many other reviewers note, it is extremely steep. We were there during an unusual cold snap in mid May and we had snowy and icy conditions. Luckily we had rented an AWD car, otherwise I do not think we would have been able to get up the driveway. Also, the walkway to the house is very steep and was extremely slippery. Make sure you have your hands free in order to use the railing. If you are coming when there is no chance of frozen terrain, I do not think the driveway would present a real problem. There is no cell service in the house and there was very limited wifi -- we actually appreciated being unplugged and were so tired after our wonderful hikes at Yosemite we were happy not to have the distractions.
Beautiful place to stay!
Our group of four loved staying in the Mountainside Chalet. It had everything we needed for cooking and eating, and we loved the views! Very convenient for getting to the valley and tunnel view etc. We will definitely be back one day!
Comfortable, charming. well-equipped
Four of us stayed at this chalet inside the park boundaries but far from the tour busses and zoo-like atmosphere in the valley. It was great to awake to fresh brewed coffee and breakfast with a view and return after reveling in the wonders of Yosemite to cozy, quiet place with every amenity. It was the perfect base for our three night stay.
Beautiful views and very clean, neat
Lovely home and very well appointed but didn’t have hardly any internet time and the driveway needs work so that you don’t hit the bottom of your car each time you leave. We loved the views and the beds were very comfortable, the decks great.
clean and neat
The cabin appears well cared for, the location is perfect. Beautiful sunsets viewed from balcony. WiFi is sketchy as stated in other reviews, but so what that isn't why we went there!
Fit our needs perfectly
We are a family of 5 with a 19 year old, 17 year old, and a 10 year old and this place fit our needs perfectly. It has a fully stocked kitchen with every utensil and cooking item you will need and a good sized refrigerator (note that the ice maker in the freezer is slow and doesn't fully replenish in 24 hours so I would bring a few bags of ice). There are plenty of spices as well as other useful items such as foil and ziploc bags.
The bed rooms upstairs have a king and a double. While both bedrooms have shades over the sliding door, there is no shade to cover the window above the sliding door so the light comes in early. There is no shade at all in the den so if someone uses the sleeper sofa, they will probably be up with the sun.
The driveway situation wasn't as bad as others have made it out, although it is very steep. We were fortunate that there wasn't someone staying next door until the last night. My recommendation is to go up the driveway using the neighbor's driveway and go down your driveway. The two houses have connecting driveways so as long as you are in before your neighbor, you are fine. If there is a car at the other house, you will have to go up your driveway and it can get precarious trying to get back down as there is no way to turn around and backing down would get somewhat difficult.
The afternoon view was fantastic and we loved sitting on the back deck at the end of a long day of hiking having a drink and an appetizer.
The neighborhood is close to Yosemite Valley village, Glacier Point, and Mariposa Grove. Staying there made it so much easier to get out in the morning and getting where we wanted to be for the day.
We have absolutely no complaints and would definitely stay there again.
My vacation home is located inside Yosemite park eliminating the need to wait in line for re-entry. It is among the closest accommodations to the major attractions such as Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, Wawona Golf Course, the Mariposa Grove (which is closed for Restoration till July 2017) and various trail heads. I allow 30 minutes to get down to the Valley a little longer to get to the Golf Course, When I go to the Mariposa Grove I'll park my car at the Wawona store and take the shuttle bus.
I would advise anyone staying in Yosemite West and preparing their own meals, to do their grocery shopping before they enter the park. There are grocery stores in the Valley and at the Wawona store but most of the prices are higher.
Then there are restaurants, from the dining room at the Ahwahnee to the pizza deck in Curry Village
IF at all possible I would recommend one stays at least a week because there is so much to do. In the Valley I would recommend parking your car in the Day Use Parking then taking the free shuttle bus around.
A popular place is the Ahwahnee, a 4 diamond hotel which was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. Dinning used to require a jacket for men but has eased up on that tradition and now collard shirts for men and woman may wear dress or slacks and blouse. Historic Ahwahnee Tours are also available.
The visitor center is a must stop. The staff is always helpful with how to plan your stay in Yosemite. They can also tell you about the ranger's program and Interpretive walks
There's a bookstore and museum near by.
There's the Ansel Adams Gallery which offers photography workshops and a camera walk (class size & availability are limited).
You are in Bear country which means food may only be inside your car (out of sight, widows completely closed) during daylight hours. Remember to clear your car of food wrappers, crumbs in baby seats, and baby wipes. Even canned food and drinks must be removed from your car.