Fantastic Luxury Mountain Home - Sleeps 10, 4 Baths! 5 Mins to Yosemite Gate(6 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
A perfect base camp for your mountain adventures
• 5 minutes from the south gate of Yosemite
• 3 Queen size beds; two twin beds; one double futon
• 4 full baths
• Dining table accommodates 8; kitchen island seats 3
• Four-season sun porch
• Free domestic satellite TV
• An open well-equipped kitchen – room for two cooks!
• Spacious outdoor decks with plenty of seating and a hammock to relax in
• Gas BBQ grill on large deck with forest views
• The fire pit is great! Enjoy an evening campfire under the stars
• Off-street, paved, lighted parking area
• Central heat & ceiling fans
• Sturdy furniture is family friendly
• Electric warming stoves are an extra cozy feature
Restful Woodland Retreat:
Nestled in the woods of the charming mountain community of Fish Camp, The Laughing Bear is perfect for a family vacation, couples getaway, or men/women’s retreat. Enjoy 'downtime' away from the hustle and bustle of the city and take advantage of the many activities the area has to offer. A short walk takes you to Tenaya Lodge Resort which offers spa services, bike rentals, wagon rides, and dining.
Take a Break from the Daily Grind:
As you round the corner of the forested road, you’ll find our home is on a wooded lot surrounded by native trees on all sides. Curl up with a book on the sun porch. Enjoy watching a movie and playing games in the living room outfitted with a comfy couch & chairs. Savor your first cup of coffee out on the deck and watch the morning sun light up the trees.
Make Yourself at Home in the Kitchen:
The large kitchen has everything you need and plenty of room to cook a family meal or for friends and families to cook together. Barstools are set at the kitchen island, inviting conversations with the cook.
Gather around the campfire under the stars! A warm fire, family & friends, and you have the makings of the perfect vacation retreat.
Yosemite Park – a National Treasure:
Since we are located just off of Hwy. 41, 5 minutes from the south gate of Yosemite, you can be at the historic stage coach stop of Big Trees Lodge (formerly Wawona) in no time at all. A short trip up the road brings you to the Giant Sequoias in the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees. Continue on the majestic scenic drive into Yosemite Valley, home to thundering waterfalls, tranquil meadows, and the sparkling Merced River. **Tip: enter the park early in the morning or after lunch to avoid long lines at the gate.
Fun in the Sun:
Hiking, biking, nature walks, ranger programs, swimming, old fashioned train rides, and horseback riding are just some of the things to do during your stay. You can also visit museums, spas, shops, historic areas of interest, and there are plenty of options for dining.
Fun in the Snow:
Horse drawn sleigh rides and a snow play area are right here in Fish Camp. Ice skate and drink hot cocoa with a view of Half Dome in Yosemite Valley; Yosemite Ski and Snow Board offers downhill and x-country skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and guided snow shoe adventures. Be sure to always bring tire chains...road conditions vary with the weather.
We hope you enjoy this home away from home in the beautiful Sierra Mountains!
We are a non-smoking home; however, considerate smokers may smoke outside on the decks. Please dispose of cigarette butts properly and do not leave them on the grounds.
For guest's convenience, our home is managed locally by Sierra Home Rentals (Century 21 Property Management). They are fully staffed and are always available to answer any questions you may have, with that local 'home-town' touch. 559-683-7368, 559-642-2288, toll free 1-866-914-3888
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Member since: 2013
- 2050 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- Hand soap, hair dryers, and towels are provided.
- DVD Player:
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
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- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Housekeeper Included
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Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Cleaning Fee $300
- Tax Rate 11%
Additional charges $75.00 processing fee. Cleaning and linens fees are subject to vary depending number of guests.
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The south gate of Yosemite National Park is 5 minutes from the front door of our home - this fabulous park is a must see and probably why you are here in the first place. On your way to Yosemite Valley, you should stop in at Wawona. Wawona was a stage coach stop for travelers 'back in the day' and is just 15 minutes from our home - visit the pioneer village and covered bridge! The Mariposa Grove of Big Trees is also about 15 minutes away - these giant trees are some of the oldest living things on our planet.
But that's not all that awaits you here. Fish Camp is also close to the Bass Lake recreation area, Chuckchansi Casino, historic old west towns on Hwy. 49, horseback riding, Sugar Pine Railroad, offroad vehicle trails, antique stores, and museums.
Year Purchased: 2003
About: We were married 20 years ago and honeymooned at Yosemite! To us, it is the most beautiful place in the world. We have two grown children and over the years our family and friends have enjoyed everything from holidays to retreats, large celebrations to small quiet getaways in this lovely home. We have busy lives and always enjoy escaping to The Laughing Bear for time away from day to day pressures. It is our pleasure to share our home with you.
Why Fish Camp, CA, USA:
We love the crisp, fresh air of the mountains and sitting out under the trees with morning coffee. Swimming in a crystal clear river on a hot day can't be beat - our favorite swimming hole is about 20 minutes from Fish Camp. Hiking throughout Yosemite is simply fantastic...meadows, wildflowers, waterfalls, wildlife, sunshine - there's nothing like it!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home is nestled among tall cedar and sequoia trees as well as whispering pines. In the heat of summer, Fish Camp stays about 10 degrees cooler than the lower elevations - such a relief! The porches and decks expand right out into the yard, There are forest views from every window in the house. Welcome to our extended family - make yourselves at home in our home!
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Welcome to the Laughing Bear - a wonderful Yosemite retreat
Living room has satellite TV, movies, books & games
Custom log bed in the Granite Room
Cozy twin beds; double futon sleeps two more
Master bedroom with private deck, TV and warming stove
pencil post queen bed in the Forest Room
All-season sun porch with extra microwave & coffee maker
Deck off master bedroom
Lighted, paved, off street parking
Welcome to the Laughing Bear - a wonderful Yosemite retreat
View from the porch
Star gaze while visiting around the campfire
Huge kitchen - plenty of counter space
kitchen island seats three
4 full baths - plenty of room for everyone
Linens & towels provided
Double sinks in the Master bath
Convenient street level entry - easy to carry luggage to upper level rooms
Plenty of room for 'stuff'...borrow one of our day packs for your hike!
Extra parking for two more vehicles
Fish Camp is a winter wonderland in the snow
Yosemite Ski and Snow Boarding is great fun for all ages
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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