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The Ahweanee in Foresta, Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park, CA, USA
  • Cabin1250 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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 bedroom 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
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
Why Alex Kennett chose Foresta

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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)


      • 2 Bathrooms
        • Both baths have showers over tubs. One bathroom also has the laundry facility.

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            Views of El Capitan, The Devil's Dance Floor and if you hold your head just so, Half Dome
          • Rural
            Very private but not isolated.
          • Village
            Yosemite village is 9 miles away


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Parking
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Electric base board as a back up to the wood stove.
                      • Internet
                        HughsNet-slow but reliable. Dish network TV and a DVD player.
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                        Huge and comfortable with great views
                      • Mobile Phone
                        Verizon phones and air-cards work well. AT&T is iffy.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone
                        Verizon works well
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Stove
                        Only for Winter use


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Drip style with coffee and accessories included.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                            Look in the mirror
                          • Kitchen
                            Range, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, dishes, silverware, cooking utensils and assorted equipment.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Everything you need to make it taste great!
                          • Oven
                            It's self-cleaning and it does the job.
                          • Pantry Items
                            Assorted spices and oils
                          • Refrigerator
                            Has an ice maker
                          • Stove
                            4 element electric
                          • Toaster
                            Toaster oven


                              • Dining
                                Dining in the kitchen and on the deck. Total of eight chairs between the two areas.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                    If you take one, leave one
                                  • DVD Player
                                    Blue Ray
                                  • Games
                                    Lots of board games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    HughsNet and Dish TV
                                  • Television
                                    Dish TV
                                  • Video Library
                                    Lots of classic movies on DVD and VHS.


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        1250 feet of deck in the front and back.
                                      • Gazebo
                                        This is where the hot tub lives
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Gas fired grill
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Badger Pass is about an hour away.


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                Directions on how to operate will come upon full payment. Hot tub is not available during winter months November through March.


                                                  • churches
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • museums
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • ruins

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • photography
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • 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.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    62 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Fantastic location! Comfortable house!

                                                                    Amanda M.Glen Allen, VA

                                                                    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Ahweanee for spring break. The location could not be better for quick access to the Yosemite Valley. We enjoyed the quick drive in each day for hiking and sightseeing. The house was very comfortable for our family of 4 and we especially enjoyed opening the folding doors out to the deck each afternoon and sitting and enjoying the quiet of the neighborhood. The weather could not have been more perfect during our stay. We had a raven visit us each day and we saw deer several days feeding not far from the deck as well as various birds. The kitchen had everything we needed and while we didn’t use any pantry items it was nice that there were some basics just in case. I would highly recommend this house to stay in for your Yosemite adventure.

                                                                    Great location

                                                                    Julie P.

                                                                    We stayed with our 2 daughters for a long weekend. The cabin is very close to Yosemite Valley 15 mins. Walk up first street for great sunset views with Half Dome and El Capitan. The fireplace warms the whole house very toasty. Alex was available for questions and checked in with us at the end of the weekend, very thoughtful. We will stay here again.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you for your kind words,

                                                                    Please come back soon.

                                                                    Family Stay

                                                                    Marjorie H.

                                                                    Cabin is conveniently located close to all major points of interest. Ample room for five of us. Owner addressed small hiccup we had.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you.

                                                                    Excellent property with nice lay out, decor, location. Well maintained, spacious yet cozy. Perfect f

                                                                    Keh-Ming L.

                                                                    Quiet, ellegant. Home away from home.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you and we hope that you will come back soon again.

                                                                    Amazing place to stay when visiting Yosemite

                                                                    Gigi B.

                                                                    This house an location were totally awesome. The living room has large plate glass windows through which one can see the stars at night. I caught sight of 9 meteors from the tail end of the Lionoid Meteor Shower.

                                                                    The kitchen is extremely well stocked with pots, pans and utensils.

                                                                    The location is amazing. Just 10 -15 minutes to Yosemite Valley. This is the first time we have been to Yosemite in the fall. Everything about Yosemite -- the granite boulders, the trees and the falls are bigger than one can imagine. The leaves changing color were beautiful. Just up 1st street from the house is a surprise -- a beautiful view of El Capitan and Half Dome.

                                                                    The chairs and sofas are comfortable. The place is clean and clearly well maintained. The wood stove provides for a beautiful warm fire. There are many warm comfortable throws to wrap oneself in.

                                                                    The book selection is wonderful. There was a fascinating one about the history of Foresta. I learned the park service has bought out all the empty lots in Foresta so no new houses can be built. The result is that the houses are spaced well apart. This house is especially situated so one feels they are alone in the forest.

                                                                    Also, the owner is extremely responsive to any issues.

                                                                    We loved this place and highly recommend it.


                                                                    Alex K.-

                                                                    A hidden gem in full view of Yosemite Valley. Full kitchen with coffee and tea to boot!

                                                                    We'll be back.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you.

                                                                    We look forward to your return.


                                                                    Yosemite National Park, CA, USA

                                                                    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. The hot tub is available all year except between November 1st and March 31st (The pipes freeze).

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Cleaning Fee
                                                                    Additional Guest Fee
                                                                    $0 - $25
                                                                    Tax Rate

                                                                    $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.

                                                                    62 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5
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