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Luxurious Yosemite Gateway Chalet with Outdoor Hydrotherapy Tub

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,900 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

The Yosemite Gateway Chalet is 45 minutes from Yosemite's famous Tuolumne Meadows and is within a mile of fine dining, spa facilities, and quality downhill skiing.

About the Chalet:

Features: WiFi, fully equipped kitchen, hiking trails, world class climbing and ice climbing nearby, outdoor hydrotherapy tub for six, indoor jacuzzi for two.

Convenient: A one hour flight from LAX, San Francisco, and San Jose from December to April; a five-hour drive time from Los Angeles; under six hours from the Bay Area. Car rental services are available in Mammoth.

Lodging: Three individual rooms (with private bathrooms) in a giant log cabin; excellent kitchen; large oak bar. Fully furnished.

Sleeping: One queen and two California King memory foam beds. One pull out couch in loft. SLEEPS 8 ONLY.

Near Yosemite: Only 5.75 miles away as the crow flies.

Skiing: Less than a mile away, June Mountain offers 2580 vertical feet of ski terrain for all levels. World-class back country & cross country skiing are within easy reach. Experienced backcountry skiers can ski from the top of the mountain to the cabin’s hydrotherapy pool.

Fishing: Less than five minute dive to some of the most enjoyable fishing in the Eastern Sierra.

Horseback Riding: The Frontier Pack Station, which offers trips into the Sierra Backcountry, is just a few miles down canyon.

This property is zoned as commercial. We charge 12% Transient Occupancy Tax, as required by law for all rentals less than 31 days in Mono County. Business license number: 2991

More Details

Robert Foster
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Robert Foster

Our family has been part of the June Lake community since 1968. We love June Lake and are eager to share the experience with those appreciate the grandeur that the Eastern Sierras have to offer.

Robert Foster purchased this chalet in 1985

Why Robert Foster chose Gold Country & High Sierra

You can ski to the hot tub from the best lift-assisted backcountry slopes in the country. World class rock climbing surrounds you. As the crow flies it's only 5.75 miles to Yosemite National Park. All the beauty of Yosemite and none of the sheeple.

What makes this chalet unique

Sit in the outdoor hydrotherapy tub and listen to the flow of a mountain stream while staring out on majestic peaks. Wildlife frequents the 2/3 of an acre on which the property sits.

Guestbook comments from the owner

See Shawn Arnold's review article of The Sierra Vista Chalet in the Fish Taco Chronicles:
Jul 2011
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Carson Peak Inn
"Fine dining option across the street from the Yosemite Gateway Chalet."
Nearest Airport
24.3 Miles
Mammoth-Yosemite Airport (MMH)
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Double Eagle
Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Mammoth Lakes
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Carson Peak Inn
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
June Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
June Lake Beach
Car: necessary

Only 45 minutes to world-famous Tuolumne Meadows. There is a small pond and two streams on the property.


June Lake Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder Room - toilet
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    River Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Claw-Footed Red Tub
    River Room - toilet , shower , Modern, new, European style shower with views of Carson Peak
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • One pull out couch in loft and a futon in the family room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Our aim at the Yosemite Gateway Chalet is to provide you a comfortable home while also meeting the highest the standards of sustainability. We work in partnership with world-class sustainability experts to develop and implement sustainability framework for the Yosemite Gateway Chalet. Examples of our commitment include: 1. Heating: the chalet is heated exclusively with geothermal heat pumps. We are among the first two in Mono County! 2. Lighting: 80% of the center is lit with CFL light bulbs.


You will enjoy both the amenities and the views at this gorgeous cabin.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Sep 14, 2017

The VRBO Bear, weary from days of rugged backpacking in Yosemite National Park found a picturesque, tranquil mountain home resembling something right out of a dream. The chalet’s rustic log exterior gives it a cozy, inviting presence that fits perfectly with the surrounding mountain views. Inside, the chalet wowed the Bear with its luxurious amenities and sustainable design. Most of the furniture is made of wood and beautiful Native American decorations and scenic photos of the Sierras and Yosemite line the walls and mantles. Motion-sensing, energy efficient lights brighten up every room. TWO hot tubs are available, one outdoor and one in the master suite - and both worked flawlessly! The large kitchen comes complete with all the cookware needed to prepare some tasty meals. A classic wood stove adorns the adjacent family room, begging to be used in the cold winter months. The Bear’s favorite, however, was the Grand Room, a lofty living room complete with a large bar, stools, leather couches, fireplace, and even a backgammon table. Yes, there’s a TV with some DVDs available, but the Bear much preferred to read a book in one of the many lounging areas. Upstairs, the chalet offers three bedrooms each with its own comfy memory foam mattress, bathroom and clean shower. There was no shortage of extra blankets and towels. The surrounding grounds are well-kept and breathtaking. Majestic mountains and pine forests can be seen in every direction. Serene babbling brooks form a border between the chalet and surrounding wilderness. The chalet, located in the quiet mountain town of June Lake, is near many stunning lakes and mountains. The Bear mainly chose this location for its proximity to Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park, which is under an hour’s drive. There’s a general store to buy groceries nearby, and also a few restaurants offering traditional American fare. The chalet is perfectly suitable for a family retreat or group wanting to escape the noise and rush of city life. The Bear enjoyed this pristine getaway and will be dreaming of visiting again!

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Luxurious Yosemite Gateway Chalet with Outdoor Hydrotherapy Tub
average rating of 4.9607844 based on 54 reviews
San Diego, CA

Incredible experience - beautifully furnished home, and room for everyone!

  • 5 of 5

I want to go baaack! This place was incredible! There are so many words to describe what a great place this was for our family, but none of them quite do it justice. Seven of us stayed for a week in wonderful June Lake, including my three young children and my older parents. All of us were fully satisfied and so sad when it was time to finally leave!

The beautiful luxury home was furnished in the fashion of a log cabin with a native-american theme. The craftsmanship of this place is absolutely gorgeous, and it honestly seems like no expense was spared when it came to levels of comfort. Multiple AC/Heating units, automatic lights that turned on when we needed them, and even heated bathroom floors were just a few of the amenities that improved our quality of life here.

The rooms were huge. It honestly felt like there are three master bedrooms in this house. One of them has a giant jacuzzi which was a lot of fun, and all three of them have a high quality memory-foam mattress. The facility was super clean when we arrived, and every square inch of the place served as fully functional space (as opposed to things that look pretty but are useless).

The downstairs contained a wonderful living room and kitchen space with plenty of room for my family to all sit down together and enjoy coffee while my children ran around and played together. The kitchen was fully stocked with every sort of cookware that we needed. The sink was large, and water throughout the house warmed within a few seconds. The living room on the other side had a large TV with a full array of DVD's and a stock of family board games nearby.

Everything is child-proofed, and I was extremely relieved to find that even simple things like the corners of tables were rounded, light sockets were all covered, water didn't get scalding hot, carpets were well-padded, and big things a toddler might pull over were non-existent. They had multiple "pack-and-play" cribs as well as other things you might want for a kid-friendly stay, which were also high quality, and so I give them an A+ for thinking through everything I might need for my kids.

Outdoors were great as well. The yard was fully landscaped and blended nature with function very well. Bridges crossed over two pretty streams of water, and we even saw a deer crossing the yard!

The location was great as well. They are located right in the center of June Lake, which makes driving anywhere easy.

Definitely stay here. That is all :)

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved loved loved Yosemite Gateway Chalet. We hiked right up out of the backyard to some amazing trails. We relaxed in the hot tub outside at night. But I especially loved the spa tub in the master bedroom, that was relaxing and incredible. The fishing was great and the owner recommended some fantastic spots to eat, fish and hike. I am looking forward to coming back in the winter to board June Mountain. I would highly recommend this home to anyone looking to "camp" in luxury!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious house in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

The house is well equipped with qiality cookware. The common living areas are inviting

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable, roomy

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cabin on great grounds. There are two creeks that run behind the property, a wonderful yard and beautiful deck. Perfect setting for wine on the deck in the evenings. Plenty of space and lots of fun for younger children to explore; ours in particular loved the fact that we had a bridge in our cabin. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Wish we could have been able to invite family over for dinner but the 10 person limit precluded it. Other than that, all was great!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely grounds

  • 3 of 5

The home is comfortable however the neighbor behind with pond is rude and nosy. I didn't appreciate being looked upon and reported to owner regarding my visit. We had friends and family stop by to visit whom were vacationing in June as well which was a problem apparently. I wouldn't stay again because felt uncomfortable and downstairs living area should have curtains for privacy due to neighbor. Otherwise the home is nice but for price was disappointing due to privacy.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and we’re disappointed that your stay didn’t meet your expectations. To your concerns: 1) When you summoned an ambulance to the property, our neighbor inquired about how he could help. Coming from a big city, it’s understandable how you might interpret his offer to help as being “nosy.” However, part of June Lake’s culture as a rural mountain community is that neighbors look out for one another. The neighbor you write about is a successful, retired businessman who has been summering in June Lake for over 40 years; I can assure you his attention is focused on caring for his wife and enjoying his grandkids, not the day-to-day business of our guests. 2) Our 3-car, 8-person maximum is clearly posted on our website, in the VRBO advertisement, and in the two confirmation emails we send you (one of which includes the code to access the house). Here is an excerpt from the confirmation email: "OCCUPANCY: The maximum number of guests allowed for a rental event is mandated by the county... As advertised, we maintain a strict 3-car and 8-guest maximum. This includes infants. No more than 10 individuals and 3 cars may be present on the property at any time." While we do all we can to accommodate our guests, we will not negotiate our compliance with the law. And, to be clear, your violation (of a 4th car) was not reported by a neighbor, but by a community member who drove by the chalet on his way to work. 3) You’re right, we don’t have curtains on every window downstairs. We have all-weather roll down blinds on the windows that don’t have curtains. These blinds insulate the house better than curtains and offer offer the potential for total blackout. We describe the use of the blinds in the guest manual, a copy of which is provided on the kitchen counter and in a link in the confirmation email we sent you. You also could have also called our texted us at any time. As our other guests can attest to, we’re generally very responsive.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Reservation Changes and Cancellations: Should you need to modify your reservation you will be charged an administration fee of $150 for each change. Your deposit will be refunded, less a $150 administration fee, if you notify us of a cancellation more than 30 days prior to your arrival date. After 30 days no refunds will be provided unless another party books the dates you had reserved.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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