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The Ahweanee in Foresta, Yosemite National Park

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

We call our cabin, The Ahweanee,' because we designed it in the motif of the grand Ahwahnee Hotel, but at only 1,250 square feet of house and another 1,250 square feet of deck, it is so much smaller. Master bedroom has a queen be; 2nd bedrooms has a queen bed and a queen futon and the great room has a queen hide-a-abed.

Keywords: two bedrooms, full kitchen, two baths, laundry, large deck, hot tub, Yosemite Valley views, cozy, close to Yosemite Valley, sleeps up to eight, house, clean, BBQ

Alex Kennett
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

Why Alex Kennett chose Yosemite Area

We like to say that our cabin is, 'in the most exclusive gated community in the world!' This is, after all, Yosemite National Park.

What makes this cabin unique

Peace and tranquility unlike any other.


Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Yosemite Village
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Yosemite Village
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Badger Pass
Car: necessary

All that Yosemite has to offer in all seasons. Directly by the cabin are a variety of hiking and mountain-biking trails and swimming in near by Crane Creek.


Yosemite National Park Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both baths have showers over tubs. One bathroom also has the laundry facility.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1) and Futon (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Do you like board games? We got them along with puzzles galore. Don't forget to sign our guest book.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

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The Ahweanee in Foresta, Yosemite National Park
average rating of 4.927273 based on 55 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at the Ahweanee!! Most importantly....LOCATION...LOCATION...LOCATION!!! You are 10 minutes from the Yosemite Valley. The pictures are accurate. Beautiful house. There were 5 of us. The one bedroom has a double bed with a futon. With a little furniture rearranging, we got both of the beds to fit in that room. The hot tub was awesome! Loved relaxing in the tub every evening. The kitchen was VERY well stocked. We cooked every breakfast and almost every dinner at the house and didn't want for any pan/utensil. I would highly recommend this property. Alex was very prompt with answers to all of my questions.

Our security deposit check was waiting for us when we got home from our vacation. We would stay here again if we ever get back to Yosemite! Thanks for everything Alex!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot for a family of four!

  • 5 of 5

We brought our two small children, ages 2 and 5, with us for a long weekend at the Ahweanee. It was wonderful to stay in such a cozy cabin with all the comforts of home (oil and spices for cooking, shampoo and soap, coffee maker for the parents, board games, Planet Earth DVDs, soft linens, etc) in the middle of our favorite national park. The house is only 20-25 minutes to the valley where we explored, hiked, and climbed each day but were happy to leave all the tourists behind and escape back to Foresta each night. We'll definitely be back.

Tips for the next guests:

1) Be sure to head down to the Foresta waterfall! It's steep but only about a mile from the house. I was surprised to see how full it was even in October!

2) As others have stated, cell phone service is spotty and internet connection via wifi is intermittent and very slow. Neither are the fault of or are under control of the owner. This is a national park so enjoy the wilderness!

3) If you have your heart set on using the jacuzzi, make sure you ask the owner in advance so you know what to expect (and can manage your toddler's expectations if it's not working!)

Overall, we had a delightful experience and will be back. Owner was communicative, friendly, and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we hope that you come back soon.
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The location was excellent and overall a great home with lorts of amenities

  • 3 of 5

With some minor upgrades this home would have had an excellent review. New sheets, mattress toppers for more softness and wineglasses would have been nice. The hot tub was great as well as the Dish TV and washer and dryer. Beautiful couches and carpets were enjoyable. Needed more kitchen chairs.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is pure joy in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

Our group absolutely adored this wonderful house. The house has wonderful architectural features and beauty and comfort. The deck and the way the living room opens out to it is marvelous. We just hung out on that deck talking and laughing and enjoying the air, the trees, the bubbling brook below. The owner is super responsive and attentive and eager to make sure your every comfort is provided (which is no small feat in this remote location). How does it get any better than this?

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pasadena, CA

Best place we've ever stayed near Yosemite

  • 5 of 5

We loved our spring stay at the Ahweanee (though since the Ahwahnee Hotel is now the Majestic Yosemite, maybe Alex should rename it the Mini Majestic). The place is clean, modern and well equipped. It has everything we needed for a comfortable stay, including a wood stove and an outdoor spa. The location is convenient, a beautiful half hour drive from Yosemite Village. If it weren't for the trees that surround the property, you'd be able to see El Capitan and Half Dome (just walk a minute up the road and they come into view). The house is all on one level, perfect for my wife's elderly parents. The Internet was plenty fast for our needs. On previous trips we've stayed at Yosemite Lodge, Half Dome Village, and Yosemite West, but this place is quieter, more serene, and just as scenic. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morgan Hill

ExcEllen getaway

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely amazing. I've been going once a year for the past 5 or 6 years now, and have a blast every time. Ive used it as everything from a starting off point to try to get my hands on first come first serve backpacking permits, a base camp for adventures and sightseeing in the valley and tuolomne meadow, for a quiet escape to just relax for a few days to recharge. It's far enough from the valley that it's hard to believe you're in the same Yosemite that sees over a million visitors a year, but close enough that making the trip in is easy to do. If you want to avoid the crowds I've hiked for miles around the property without seeing another person, and there's a watereally just a short jaunt down the road. The cabin itself is wonderfully equipped with a jacuzzi for those post hike soaks in the summer, a well stocked kitchen, and a nice little fireplace to keep warm in the winter. The kids love it, we love it, and we hope to keep coming back for years to come.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

$250.00 security/cleaning deposit. If all is well you will get $100.00 back. Rates quoted are for 4 people. Each additional person is $25 per night. Please include your cell phone number and your mailing address so that I can send you a rental agreement.
The cancellation policies for The Ahweanee are as follows:
--All cancellations are subject to a 5% of booking holdback for handling and reservation costs.
--If you cancel your reservation within 30 days of the reserved dates, you are entitled to a refund of 50% of the booking. You will receive a full refund, less 5% of the original booking for handling costs, if we are able to rebook the dates. Due diligence will be made to rebook cancelled dates.
--There is no refund for a cancellation made within 15 days of reserved dates. This policy includes personal problems or emergencies, such as a change in vacation or travel plans, or sudden illness. The same rebooking policy applies, however, as outlined above.
--There is no refund for occurrences beyond anyone’s control, such as flight delays, weather conditions, or road closures.
--There is no refund for late arrival or early departure.

Owner'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.

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