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A great place to stay!! Just 1 1/2 miles to Park. Prices from $195

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin


About the property

We have a licensed two story cabin, closely located to Yosemite National Park.

The cabin is located just 1 1/2 miles from the Park entrance. It is surrounded by large sugar and ponderosa pines, cedar, sequoias and dogwood trees. Walk 2 3/4 miles up an old wagon road and be standing next to the Grizzly Giant, the largest Sequoia in the Mariposa Grove of Yosemite National Park. Walk down the highway less than 200 feet to Big Creek and do some of the best fishing in the Sierras. Bear Cub Den - Pappa Bear is a licensed two story house which can be rented for groups from 2 to 10. We have Dish Network, coffee maker, fully equipped kitchen and all the things you would have if it was your home. We have two Master Bedrooms, each with their own private bathroom and refrigerator. Outside there is an area with a picnic table, BBQ, and space for the family. See the pictures below for must see places and activities in the local area. The owner is also extremely knowledgeable in flora, fauna, geology, trails, and historic facts. He loves questions!! Your stay promises to be a charming mountain experience.

John Luther
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About John Luther

The first time I visited Yosemite was 1954 with my mother. I fell in love with the park . I visited many times in the next 47 years and every time I went thru Fish Camp, with it's beautiful pond, trees and mountains, I said to myself 'Some day I want to buy a home here.' In 1991 I did just that. I continued to live in Southern Ca. and came to Fish Camp as often as possible. In the mean time I purchased two other home in Fish Camp and in 2010 I retired from my life as a licensed clinical social worker and came to Fish Camp for most of the year. In those many years I hike, camped, and studied the flora, fauna, geology, inn keepers, native americans and trails of Yosemite. I am very knowledgeable of the Park and am available for questions at any time.

John Luther purchased this cabin in 1991

Why John Luther chose Fish Camp

As stated above, I love Fish Camp and it's surroundings. It is a marvelous place to relax and get centered from all the hustle and bustle of the civilized world. Because man made a decision to end Yosemite Park a mile and a half north of here, nature did not. In the near surrounding there are domes, giant sequoias, creeks, water falls etc. that rival any 'inside' the park.

What makes this cabin unique

The first time I entered Bear Cub Den-Pappa Bear, I fell in love with it. The beautiful wood work, fireplace made mostly of local rock, and near location to Yosemite stole my heart. Being only two houses from Big Creek with it's beautiful sounding water and great trout is a definite plus. The people of Fish Camp are also very friendly and helpful. Something you may not be used to in other locations.


Fish Camp Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , On the main floor with living room etc.
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with large tile shower, toilet, and sink. Bathroom 2 - Bath with shower, bathtub, toilet, and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 1 - A large bedroom with queen size bed and queen size sleeper sofa. Has it's own private bathroom. It also has a flat scrfeen TV and refrigerator. See pictures below. Bedroom 2 - A very large bedroom with queen size bed and queen size sleeper sofa. Has it's own private bathroom. It also has a beautiful fireplace. Plus a small refrigerator.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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A great place to stay!! Just 1 1/2 miles to Park. Prices from $195
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

Great cabin. Wonderful owner!

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvelous time. Definitely would like to stay here again. The cabin was perfectly cozy. Loved the double fireplaces. We had a great talk with the owner when we arrived. He was engaging and helpful. Wonderful Wonderful. Thanks John (you rock!)

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice place to stay

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very cosy place

  • 3 of 5

Location is great, only 2 miles away from south entrance to Yosemite. Lodging is big, kitchen well equipped. Furnitures old but well maintained and clean. Just 2 things to know: there is no WiFi, and the heating system in the lower bedroom is very loud if you go in cold seasons

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kirkland, WA

Lovely woodland cabin--super charming

  • 4 of 5

This was the just right distance for a late arrival from the Fresno airport and an early start to exploring Yosemite. We found the directions for where to find the lockbox on the deck confusing in the dark and it took sometime to track it down. We had a nice number of beds to spread out.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: If the 4 stars instead of 5 was because the guest could not read the explicit directions, She was the first one in over 20 years who could not.
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Charming and rustic

  • 4 of 5

Great location, cabin was very clean and everything we wanted for our very short stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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comfortable cabin

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was comfortable and just what we needed after a long day out hiking and enjoying Yosemite! John was very knowledgeable about the park and the area. He offered to answer any questions we had about geology, plants, history of the area. We had a wonderful stay! Thanks John:)

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Yosemite Fresno
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 41

Our location is 1 1/2 miles to the entrance for Yosemite National park. We are a short walk of 2 3/4 miles to the Grizzly Giant located in the Mariposa grove of giant sequoias. There are also many hikes to old logging rail grades with ancient trestles and ties Some of the best fishing in the Sierras is 200 feet from the Cabin in Big Creek.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15 + Tax
less than 3 nights clean $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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