About the property
- House2303 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
3+ Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14) , study, game room, WIFI, hot tub, huge deck
1) AAA ,AARP, Senior rates available
2) 7 nights for price of 6 (cannot be combined with other discounts)
3) For Smaller parties, FOR DATES WITHIN 30 DAYS OF MAKING THE RESERVATION:
A. For parties of nine persons or fewer, you may rent our home as a two bedroom unit. (One bedroom locked off.)
B. For parties of five persons or fewer, you may rent our home as a one bedroom unit. (Two bedrooms locked off.)
For rentals as a one or two bedroom unit, You have the further option of renting our home with one or two bathrooms. (One or two bathrooms locked off.)
Rentals as a one or two bedroom home will receive a substantial discount. Please inquire for specific rates.
We offer a beautiful two story, three bedroom, three bath home (2303 Sq. Ft.)with a large wrap around deck (1325 Sq. Ft.) that sits beside Chilnualna Falls Creek, which flows from the Lower Chilnualna Falls, about a 10 minute walk.
On the first floor, you'll find a complete, well-equipped Kitchen, a Dining Room with seating for 14, a complete Laundry, One Bedroom with two queen beds, a full Bathroom with Tub/Shower, and a spacious Living Room with a large (55") flat screen TV, DVD player, DirecTV service, including some premium channels. (Each of the three bedrooms also has a TV with DirecTV.) The Living Room also contains a Wood burning stove, for use in season. Firewood is supplied free. One of the two couches in the Living Room is a queen size hide-a-bed. There is an Adjacent Game Room with a Foosball table.
The second floor contains two Bedrooms as well as a Study. The back bedroom has a queen size bed and two extra length twins. There are two roll-a-way cots in the closet, as well. Next to the bedroom is the second full Bathroom. Further down the hall is the entrance to the Study, with a full size futon. At the front is the Master Suite with one queen size bed and with its own balcony and Bathroom.
The entire house has central air and central heat. There is an emergency backup generator which can power the entire house. Friends Lodge in Yosemite is also equipped with WIFI and multiple USB ports. Telephone service with calling to all 50 states as well as some foreign countries is provided at no additional cost.
The large Deck has a gas grill, hot tub, a privacy fence, and two tables, with umbrellas. Each table seats eight and there are multiple deck chairs. The deck overlooks the creek.
The deck is ideal for weddings and receptions and can accommodate up to 40 people.
Well behaved pets are allowed (up to two, an additional charge will apply). Owners are cautioned to keep their pets on leashes when outside per Park Service regulations and safety considerations.
In front, there is a two or three car concrete Parking Pad, which leads directly to the front door, by way of the deck, no steps.
I would be happy to help you reserve our home over the phone if you like or answer any other questions that you might have. Call 866-638-8669. You may also check out our personal site which has more details and a link to rent our home. Please see our home's website for further information. www.FriendsLodge.com
Jim and Donna Freund (owners)
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
About Jim Freund
Maybe forty years ago I felt that I should live in Yosemite National Park. At the time, I didn't know if that was even possible, short of being a ranger. I consulted with a real estate agent and found out about Wawona, which is an inholding - that is, it is completely surrounded by Yosemite National Park. Since that time, every other aspect of my life has revolved around Wawona in some way. It is like a solid center which remains, while everything else changes. Apart from buying property and buildling on it there, I have had a pretty normal life, or kind of, anyway. I grew up in Highland Park, IL, a suburb of Chicago. I went to school there and later continued at the University of Chicago. Along the way, I met and married my wife, Donna in 1987. Donna has been the inspiration behind many of the improvements we've made to our home there. We have three grown children, Josh, Jess, and Jillian who were all born while we lived there, but we subsequently moved back to Wisconsin in 1994, for personal reasons. Our first grandchild, Penelope Peach, was born to Josh and Rose in 2015, and our second will be born in July of 2018. Throughout all the changes, we have returned to our Wawona home time and again and will do so until we live there once more. That is our goal, no matter how long it takes. It is our first and true home together. It would be a pleasure to share our home with you, along with the attraction of Wawona and the rest of the Park. I would love to hear what you find meaningful in that experience and if it is a place that you might want to explore further.
Jim Freund purchased this House in 1987
Why Jim Freund chose North Wawona
Quite a few rental homes in our community are a bit crowded in- but not ours. Our nearest neighbor is about 50 feet away. They are rarely in house, and we have also installed a privacy fence on our deck. On the other side of the home is a little used Park Service garage, and to the rear, Chilnualna Falls Creek.
What makes this House unique
Our home offers accommodations for large parties (beds for 16, although county regulations permit only 14); all amenities (full kitchen, full laundry, deck, hot tub, gas barbeque, satellite TV in the living room (55" TV) and all three bedrooms, free national and many international locations telephone service, free unlimited wood for wood burning stove in season, game room with Foosball, etc., and pets allowed. The first floor is accessible without steps.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
It was amazing!
This cabin exceeded our expectations. There was plenty of space for our group and despite the huge storm that came we were able to stay comfortable inside. The property is not that far of a drive to Yosemite Valley. We didn't get to do as much since the storm made road conditions harsh but we knew we had a comfortable place to come back to. We wish we brought swimming attire to jump in the hot tub. Thanks for the great hospitality.
Thanks for your very kind and positive words about our home. You are the perfect guest- and make our offering our home to visitors to Yosemite National Park so worthwhile.
Great house in great location
Home had good amount of space/beds and great location!
Nice quiet getaway
The owners are very prompt in responding to our inquiry about renting their home. They are exceptionally nice and friendly. The home is spacious, homely, and clean. The Chilnualna Falls hiking trail, which is nearby, is very beautiful.We loved the experience.
We certainly appreciate your kind words about our home. Our guests' experiences and comfort are our most important reason for offering our home. Hope you will stay in our place again. You would always be very much welcome.
Amazing 3br/3ba cabin in Yosemite Nat'l park
Relaxing, spacious cabin surrounded by redwoods in Wawona (Yosemite Nat'l Park). Family/pet friendly cabin includes extra large bedrooms, game room with foosball table and board games, TV's, wood stove, cute kids hideout space, washer/dryer, dishwasher. HUGE deck with hot tub. Very secluded location overlooking creek
Our favorite cabin in Wawona.
Our family has stayed in this cabin for many years. We have tried 5 or 6 others over the years, but always prefer this one when we can get it. Great secluded location near the river/creek that runs though Wawona. Very close to hiking trails. Wel updated cabin with all the amenities you could want. Luxury living in a secluded beautiful area.
great weekend cabin
house was great, and one of the best things it had was the foosball table.
Thank you. Our guests' comfort and enjoyment in our home is of the utmost importance to us. You and y our party would be most welcome at Friends Lodge in Yosemite any time.
Living History Center, Easy hikes: Waterfall: Chilnualna Falls, Swinging Bridge, Friendly community, Library, ungraded school (K-6), Ranger talks, two general stores Nearby, in Fish Camp, fine dining, snow play area, additional horseback riding, old logging railroad dinner and rides, campfire songs Oakhurst, about 35 minutes away, has many restaurants, melodramatic theatre, movie theatre, etc.
Additional information about rental rates
Pets (up to 2): $25/pet/night + tax Please call for an exact pet quote. A seven nights for the price of six discount is available. This is figured at the rate(s) for the first six nights; the seventh night (without regard to rate class) is free. A senior discount or AAA discount is available.