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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 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 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.


Foresta 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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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.


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The Ahweanee in Foresta, Yosemite National Park
average rating of 4.869565 based on 69 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, Please come back soon.
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St. Louis

Sunny, quiet cabin

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Ahweanee. Perfect for a family of 4, but could easily sleep more. The opening wall was wonderful. The hotub a perfect end to the day and we could see stars for miles! Alex was so easy to work with and great communication. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home inside Yosemite

  • 5 of 5

Staying inside the park saved us so much time since we were there on one of the park’s busiest weeks. We beat the crowds into the Valley every day and still had complete peace and quiet each night in this lovely home. Absolutely perfect place for our family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We enjoyed having you and hope you'll return soon.
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Great location - difficult to deal with owner.

  • 3 of 5

This house is in a great location with quick, easy access to Yosemite Valley. The owner, however, is less than easy to work with. We originally booked our stay for five nights, and, on booking, I informed the owner we might have to leave one night early. He said this would be fine. I booked for five nights, paid my deposit through VRBO, and later did have to change the reservation to four nights. Again, the owner agreed this was not a problem, but he could not or did not change the reservation to reflect the early departure even after being asked to do so on multiple occasions. Because of this, I was unable to pay the balance through VRBO because it was incorrect. VRBO thought I still owed the original balance. After much back and forth I agreed to pay the correct balance directly to the owner through his Paypal account, but he charged me an additional $20 to cover his cost through Paypal. About a month after our return, I still had not received our damage deposit. I contacted the owner who stated that VRBO owed me the deposit, not him. VRBO assured me this was not the case and emailed him directly. He then refunded me the damage deposit, again, minus a "fee" to cover his Paypal expenses. While this home is in a good location, and we certainly enjoyed our stay, I would not recommend the place due to the owner's attitude throughout the entire transaction.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carrollton, GA

Great Home Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We chose this home because of its location and were pleased with the functionality and utility. The location is just 15-20 minutes from the valley floor. The house has a huge wall of doors that open to the deck and views of the granite outcroppings and hot tub. There was plenty of beds and bedding. While we were present the internet speed was upgraded to fair speed making our kids very happy. The coffee maker is drip not Keurig. But what you want this home for is the location.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin with amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

The proximity to Yosemite Valley made our trip. The cabin is is fully stocked and was a great way to relax in the evenings following a full day of hiking. We absolutely loved the back deck. Our family has so many wonderful memories in Yosemite thanks to the Ahweanee.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $150 + Tax

$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 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.