2 Miles to Yosemite! Sunset Inn - Yosemite Vacation Cabins

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Last updated: 09/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Stay 7 consecutive nights to receive a 10% discount on your entire stay! (Including Holidays & Weekends.)
Last minute openings may qualify for other discounts! Just ask.

YOSEMITE GUEST CABINS & COTTAGE... 'Cozy Comfort for Yosemite Travelers.'

Sunset Inn's two beautiful cabins are located just 2 miles from Yosemite (24 miles from the historic gold-rush town of Groveland), at the Highway 120 west, Big Oak Flat entrance, surrounded by ancient forest at 4,500 foot elevation, tucked away on a lush, private, meadow, far from the crowds, yet in close proximity to all the natural wonders of Yosemite National Park, on an original homestead from 1883.

The two vacation homes are separate properties 4 to 5 miles from Sunset Inn, also situated in the lovely forest, one is on the river, the other on a meadow. All are ideal mountain retreats for a couple, or up to 6 guests.


This beautiful two-room bungalow cabin is also handsomely designed in the 'Craftsman Style' of fine woodworking. There are 3 beds; a queen in the main room, and a double & a twin bed in the other room. There is a well equipped kitchen and dining area, bathroom with a shower, fan cooling or propane heating, including a gas parlor stove where you can watch the fire. (No wood burning stove in this cabin.) Meadow Lark Cabin is situated over-looking our lovely meadow, with a roomy sun porch, ideal to take in those sunsets for which we are so aptly named. This lovely cabin will accommodate from 2, up to five guests.

This charming 'couples cabin' is attractively designed in a studio layout. The interior is done in the 'Craftsman Style' of custom woodworking. Amenities include a queen size bed, well-equipped kitchen, private bathroom with deluxe shower, fan cooling in summer, or cozy wood burning stove (firewood is provided), as well as propane heat in winter, and inviting sun porch. This lovely cabin is set on the edge of the surrounding forest. Perfect for two guests.

Beautiful quilts adorn the beds. Soap, shampoo & fluffy bath towels are provided, as well as beach towels for outdoor use. Kitchens are well equipped with a four burner stove top, toaster oven or range oven, coffee maker, and refrigerator, along with pots, pans, dishes, utensils, even dish soap, as well as coffee and tea for you to prepare as you like.

Both cabins have a dining table and chairs or counter with bar stools, and a rocking chair. For entertainment, aside from the great outdoors, your cabin is outfitted with playing cards, board games and puzzles as well as books, magazines and local literature, including park information.

Each cabin has a charcoal barbecue grill. A picnic table is available in our idyllic meadow, along with a swing, sand box, frog pond, and farm yard chickens, for outdoor enjoyment. When they are 'in the mood', our chickens provide delicious eggs for our guests.


A dazzling vacation home, beautifully remodeled.
This gorgeous, 3 bedroom, one bath home accommodates 2 to 6 guests.
Stunning granite kitchen counters, all tile bathroom with tub/shower combo, comfy living room and entertainment center make this a truly divine getaway.

The house is fabulous, and… the river is just a stone’s throw out the back door! Nestled in the woods, the Yosemite River Cabin offers the ultimate in peaceful splendor.

THE PROPERTY . . . Nearly level, this spacious property provides plenty of room for play or relaxation. Enjoy a barbeque, relax in the sun, play in the snow (from time to time in the winter), or hike and experience nature along one of the nearby trails. Located within a mile of Yosemite River Cabin at Highway 120 is a general store, which provides some food service and which is a handy place for extra supplies, charcoal, maps, gas, chains in winter, and souvenirs.

YOSEMITE RIVER CABIN AMENITIES . . . Your cabin is fully equipped with a full kitchen, including granite counters, farm house sink, gas range and oven, microwave, dishwasher, disposal and refrigerator. Pots, pans, dishes, utensils, glassware, teapot, coffee maker, toaster and much more are provided. The living area includes a dining table with back yard view, living room with leather sofa, leather chair, flat screen HDTV for DVD movies or CD music. Over 100 movies are provided (there is no TV reception), numerous board games and two or three dozen books, including some great history on the area. Also available is free wireless internet, no downloads please. In addition, you'll find on the wall in the hall a government topographic map to familiarize yourself with the area. Each room has a unique designer ceiling fan as well as it's own distinct character. In the living room you will find a propane gas parlor stove which thermostatically controls cabin temperature. Out your back door is a raised porch with a view of the yard and the forest that is perfect for enjoying a beverage and taking in the beauty of your surroundings. Indian arrowheads have been found on the property, and Indian grinding and birthing stones are in the immediate area.

This charming, cozy cottage is nestled amid tall pines on 3 1/2 acres of woods and meadows, located 1/2 mile off of Highway 120, and just 6 miles from Yosemite's Big Oak Flat entrance gate.

This vacation home features a spacious living/dining area with beautiful tile flooring throughout. The well equipped kitchen includes a 4 burner range with oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, full size refrigerator, pots, pans, dishes, utensils, even dish soap! There is a full bathroom with a tub/shower combo and beautiful cedar planking walls for a woodsy cabin feel. Bath towels are provided. Two small bedrooms include a queen bed in one, and the second has a bunk bed with a double on the bottom and twin bed on top. The beds are made up, so no need to bring linens. Sleeps up to 4 adults and one child maximum. There is a laundry room with a washer and dryer indoors, available for guest use. A ceiling fan in the living area provides summer cooling, and 2 portable oil heaters are on hand for chilly mornings.

The spacious, open yard is bordered by native pines and a large maple with sun and shade areas ideal for lounging, and is equipped with a charcoal BBQ, & picnic table.

Relax and enjoy the lovely views of the surrounding mountains. The South Fork of the Tuolumne River is in walking distance, and nature is right out your door! This cozy retreat is conveniently close to Yosemite, yet miles away from the crowds. An ideal vacation spot!

We await your call...

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Queen Size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Bed (1).

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    A phone is available on the premises....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.7
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Quiet Season
Aug 21 - May 4, 2017
1 night min stay
Lovely Summer Season
May 5 - Aug 31, 2017
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Children under 4 Free! $0
  • Extra adult guest $25 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%


The minimum stay requirement varies based on dates and availability, and is only a guideline in the pricing above.

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During peak season (Memorial Day weekend, May 27 through Labor Day, September 5) a 4 night minimum is required, unless only a shorter stay is available.

Credit card guarantee required on all reservations. No deposit is required in advance, unless booking more than 6 months ahead.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 09/25/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1978

Why the Owner Chose Groveland, CA, USA:
In 1976 Bill Nickell and Lauren Bauman arranged to rent one of the rustic cabins of the Sunset Inn property, a part of the original Crocker Station 1890s stage stop, were married, and shortly had the good fortune of purchasing the property. While raising our children, many years were spent upgrading and improving the property. We reestablished Sunset Inn in 1998, and have since thoroughly enjoyed welcoming guests from all over the world to this unique spot. Sunset Inn has become our home and our heart. The beauty, the tranquility and the peace only found in nature have inspired us to be totally dedicated to our incredible home. Knowing what a wondrous place this is, we thoroughly enjoy sharing it with others.

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  • Meadow Lark Cabin interior

    Meadow Lark Cabin interior

  • View from Meadow Lark Cabin Kitchen

    View from Meadow Lark Cabin Kitchen

  • Meadow Lark Cabin Queen Bed, Antique Ice Box

    Meadow Lark Cabin Queen Bed, Antique Ice Box

  • Meadow Lark Cabin, Double & Twin Beds

    Meadow Lark Cabin, Double & Twin Beds

  • Meadow Lark Cabin

    Meadow Lark Cabin

  • Meadow Lark Cabin at Sunrise

    Meadow Lark Cabin at Sunrise

  • Steps to Sugar Pine Cabin

    Steps to Sugar Pine Cabin

  • View from Sugar Pine Cabin Porch

    View from Sugar Pine Cabin Porch

  • Sugar Pine Cabin Interior

    Sugar Pine Cabin Interior

  • Sugar Pine Cabin Kitchen

    Sugar Pine Cabin Kitchen

  • Sunset at Sunset Inn

    Sunset at Sunset Inn

  • Yosemite Mountain Cottage Vacation Home

    Yosemite Mountain Cottage Vacation Home

  • Meadow Lark Cabin Kitchen & Dining area

    Meadow Lark Cabin Kitchen & Dining area

  • Meadow Lark Cabin

    Meadow Lark Cabin

  • Meadow Lark Cabin

    Meadow Lark Cabin

  • Beautiful Meadow Lark Cabin

    Beautiful Meadow Lark Cabin

  • Meadow Lark Cabin Stairs & Handmade Handrail

    Meadow Lark Cabin Stairs & Handmade Handrail

  • Sunset Inn View from the Meadow

    Sunset Inn View from the Meadow

  • Sugar Pine Cabin Exterior

    Sugar Pine Cabin Exterior

  • Sugar Pine Cabin Queen Bed, Wood Burning Stove

    Sugar Pine Cabin Queen Bed, Wood Burning Stove

  • Sugar Pine Cabin Kitchen

    Sugar Pine Cabin Kitchen

  • Sugar Pine Cabin Bathroom

    Sugar Pine Cabin Bathroom

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Sunday, September 25, 2016

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