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Yosemite Mountain Retreat in Yosemite National Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This newly remodeled three bedroom, two bath cabin sleeps eight comfortably. It is nestled in a secluded and forested area of Wawona, located inside Yosemite National Park. The non-smoking cabin is great as a quiet mountain hideaway and can be used as a base camp for various outdoor activities while enjoying Yosemite National Park.

The cabin comes complete with Satellite TV,high speed Internet, VCR, CD Player, and a Foosball game to provide hours of entertainment. It has a wood stove for added warmth in the winter or relax outside on the deck and enjoy the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the summer. Deer often pass by the cabin.

The three bedrooms are furnished with a king log bed, queen log bed, double and twin bunk beds.There is a washer and dryer for your convience. The new kitchen comes complete with new stainless appliances, cooking utensils and is equipped with dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, etc...

Keywords: Cabin, Yosemite

More Details

Susan Kilsdonk
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Susan Kilsdonk

I am a farmers in the San Joaquin Valley in California. I mostly grow grapes and almonds. I love to get away when I can. As you can see I have vacation homes in Yosemite, Lake Nacimiento, and Costa Rica. I work hard and then get away.

Susan Kilsdonk purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Susan Kilsdonk chose Wawona

My ex husband grew up living in Wawona. We visited often his family and raised our kids going up to Wawona. When this cabin came available to purchase we jumped on the chance to own a cabin inside the Park. My sister and her husband are partners on the cabin.

What makes this cabin unique

The smell of the trees and hikes in the area are my favorite. Our cabin is off the main road enough so we do not hear any traffic, but close enough to go to the store a mile away if needed. Swimming in the nearby river is a family favorite. We have 2 favorite swimming places.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Susan,

We had a great time staying at your Yosemite house! The location and your helpful tips were great. We will definitely call the next time we plan a trip to Yosemite and recommend you to our friends.


Sep 2006
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Wawona Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) master bedroom has a new log king bed., Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) living room has a hide-a-bed., Bunk Beds (1) Third bedroom has a double bed and set of Bunk beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming


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Yosemite Mountain Retreat in Yosemite National Park
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 35 reviews

Perfect getaway location for Yosemite visit

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay at this well-equipped and comfortable cabin. The cabin is clean, quiet, and has a well-stocked kitchen. A couple of minor corrections would make this a 6-star stay: (1) microwave does not work; (2) internet goes out quite often, but if you unplug the cable modem and turn it back on, the internet returns -- probably needs new modem; (3) the foosball table is unplayable because several of the pieces are broken (found $12 kit on Amazon to fix). Aside from these minor inconveniences, this cabin is first-rate and my family appreciated the opportunity to stay in it. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin

  • 4 of 5

This cabin is very well maintained. It is clean and is well stocked. We had no problem finding the cabin and loved that it was tucked back into the forest. Very quiet.

It was easy getting into the Valley and we enjoyed the Yosemite sights.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice cabin with plenty of room.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, bright home.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice home

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of this house do not do it justice. The house is very pretty, has a modern kitchen and all of the conveniences we needed. The bedrooms are small, but well organized and decorated. This house is at the end of a dirt road, difficult to find, but once there it is very private and quiet. It would have been nice to have a dresser drawers in the bedrooms, but it was only a minor issue. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully maintained cabin INSIDE Yosemite park

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully maintained cabin 2 miles from a huge water fall in I forgot it's name though. comfortable and for 8 people maybe even a 9th with the sofa bed. I kitchen was clean and stocked. I I got lost trying to get here. I my fault is for trusting God navigation to over Susan's map... Follow Susan's map.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you found my cabin comfortable for your visit to Yosemite. I try to furnish it like i would like to find a place I was going to rent. Finding cabins in the mountains can sometimes be a little tricky, that is why I send a good map to help.
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Convenient and comfortable cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was clean and comfortable. Our family of 6 had a great stay here. The location was also very convenient. It was easy to visit all the spots within the park. We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you had a good time at the cabin while visiting the Park. We try to keep the cabin in good condition where you will feel right at home where you can enjoy your time with your family and friends.
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Plus 10% bed tax. Rates are for 6 guest 4 years or older. $20.00/ night extra for more than 6 persons. Holidays are 3 nights at $350.00/ night. 7 nights or more are at $325.00/ night. $300.00 refundable security deposit.
Low season $325.00/ night for weekends. $300.00 night for Sunday through Thursday nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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