About the property
- Apartment575 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
Guest apartment, 1 Bedroom + sleeper-sofa, 1 Bath (sleeps 1 to 3 guests)
*** LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: ***
Centrally Located **INSIDE** Yosemite National Park - Ideal for a couple (max: one couple + one child)
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ the information in this listing in its entirety and let us know the purpose of your trip and describe the members in your party including all children and babies.
!!!!! READ BEFORE YOU BOOK:
• No Wi-Fi at this property! **
• Soak up the scenery
• Vacation without technology
• Unwind, relax, de-stress
** WHY NO Wi-Fi? Locally, internet service is only possible via satellite service. Typically a completely clear line of sight between the dish at our house and the satellite's path is required for the system to work and we don't have that because our location is, luckily for us, heavily wooded -- 100 feet tall trees surround this property in all directions and these beautiful trees would have to cut down to achieve the needed line of sight. We prefer the trees !!
June 9 + 10
June 23 + 24
*** Awesome sunsets and stargazing are frequent pleasures at this property! ***
*** SLEEPS 2 guests -- Couples' Refuge from the crowded Yosemite Valley area
(... only occasionally can we accommodate a 3rd guest -- a small child only -- please ask about this option)
*** Weekend stays always require at least 3 nights (2 nights during quiet season)
*** Forest Setting - Beautiful Sunsets - Glorious Starry Night Skies
*** 38 stairs up the outside stairway
*** Very clean unit, furnished for comfort, with a bright atmosphere; ideal for 2 guests. Dine on your own deck surrounded by forest! Tree-top views and long vistas out to the horizon!
*** Location is in Yosemite West, a small development of private residences, at 5700 feet elevation!
*** Driving time to Yosemite Valley: approx. 25-35 minutes
*** There is NO internet at this home and only very limited cell reception inside the park
NOTE: ~ No reservation will be accepted if the availability calendar is such that only one night is left vacant between an already booked date and the newly requested reservation's dates ~
-- SO MUCH MORE THAN A MOUNTAIN CABIN!
-- INSIDE the Entrance Gates of Yosemite! Avoid long waiting lines at the gates during peak season.
-- Only 12 miles to Yosemite Valley, 7 miles to Badger Pass, 16 miles to Glacier Point, 20 miles to the Wawona area and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
-- Avoid commuting in and out of the park ... this location is through the gates and INSIDE the park -- (unlike those labeled **near** Yosemite, or **close to Yosemite** such as in Groveland, Mariposa, El Portal, Fish Camp, etc.)
-- Away from the Summer Crowds in the Valley!
-- Treetop Views: there are 38 stairs from the parking area to the mid-level floor where treetop views and glorious sunsets await you! Stargazing at its best!
-- The Red Door apartment is part of a duplex property; because this is the mid-level unit, you may hear footsteps and other sounds of occupancy coming from the unit above, please expect this. Soundproofing has been applied to address this matter.
*** Check out time: by 11am
*** Check-in time: after 5 pm (summer) and before 9 pm (inquire if you must arrive after 9pm)
~ peak season minimum stay: 3 nights ~ 4 nights preferred (mid-April to end of Oct)
~ off-peak season minimum stay: 2 nights ~
~ holiday periods may require 4 or 5-night stays ~
~ one-night stays: only when 1 weeknight is available between already booked dates
Yosemite's splendors are within easy driving distance: the three most popular visitors' destination areas within the park are: Yosemite Valley floor, spectacular Glacier Point and Wawona and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Redwoods - each less than a 25 to 30 minute drive from the house!
This private residence was built in 1999 to take full advantage of the unobstructed westerly views ... No neighbors in sight when you look out towards the western horizon and nothing between you and glorious sunsets and millions of stars.
-- Clean, bright, and furnished for comfort, this unit offers that special feeling of home-away-from-home.
*** THE RED DOOR Apt *** (on the mid-level floor): one of the two units at this duplex property, is a one bedroom/one bath unit (575 sq. ft.) plus a 375 sq. ft. deck. It has lots of windows, long views to the Western horizon as well as forest views everywhere else. Fully equipped kitchen, bath with shower over tub, and a sunny deck with plenty of deck furniture and a gas grill for BBQ's.
***INTERNET and CELL PHONES: unfortunately, due to the mountainous region and our unique and heavily forested location, we are unable to access any satellite signal at this time. Cell phones in Yosemite have very spotty reception, if any at all, except for the Yosemite Valley area -- a cell signal booster we just installed may provide limited connectivity but consider yourself ** disconnected ** while you are staying at this property.
*** There is no cable TV -- bring your favorite DVDs
*** Window A/C unit -- in July and August (at our elevation the night temperature goes down significantly).
*** A land line telephone with local service is included and you may use your calling card.
*** 4-night stays include use of the laundry appliances.
*** Guests must be able to climb several flights of stairs to access the 2 units in this property.
*** This is a duplex property; this unit shares the common spaces with our larger rental unit -- shared areas are the parking area and outside stairway; guests will hear sounds of occupancy from the house above
*** Very important house rule: Quiet Hours from 10pm to 7am
*** OUR GUESTS: Our vacation home has been enjoyed by couples on their honeymoon, and many anniversaries, several **I'll be asking her hand** events, and many book lovers, romantic stargazers, painters and photographers.
*** TIOGA PASS (Hwy 120) closes early each winter due to snow and opens in early summer - please check before planning your traveling route.
*** WINTER Season and TIRE CHAINS ***
Tire chains may be required by the park during the winter months. Call us for more details.
*** Activities in the park are many: fishing, hiking, rock climbing, biking, bird-watching and much more. More active folks can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, sledding, ice skating, river rafting, and horseback riding to name a few.
*** This is a place away from the crowded Yosemite Valley floor, a place for evening relaxation: sit back and enjoy the wind whispering through the cedars, pines and dogwoods; stargazers can marvel at the clear night skies with millions of stars while listening to the sounds of the forest from the deck!
Yosemite offers world-famous scenic views and a variety of activities for everyone, year around. A few examples of the many organized activities offered are: free art classes (watercolor, sketching & drawing, etc.), morning photography walks, a Valley Birdwalk, special programs designed for families and children, and so much more.
*** Enjoy Yosemite's scenic beauty ... and the conveniences offered by a vacation house inside the park ... you will be amazed!
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, Spanish, Portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A clean, comfortable and well maintained respite after a busy day in the park.
Evergreen sentinels loom o’er unmatched sunsets. A fitting daily curtain closing on each chapter of our trek to view nature’s wonders in the Valley and beyond. The Red Door served as a most comforting abode after each day’s adventures, some strenuous and others pure pleasure. And of course, 39 steps to relaxation was a fitting test in the spirit of Yosemite’s trails. Thank you for your hospitality.
Great little place in the mountains!
We loved our stay! Perfect location for exploring Yosemite. Super comfy and cozy and the welcome basket was such a nice touch. Highly recommend!!
Adorable place in a great location!
We loved our stay at the Red Door apartment. It was easy to get to the hikes around Yosemite and quick drive to the Valley. It's right near Badger pass - so easy access to hiking, snowshoeing & nordic skiing. If you go in the winter, be sure to have chains - we were grateful we had them in the 24+ inches of snow going up and down the mountain roads. The apartment had everything we needed and was super cozy!
Everything was very straight forward. Residence was very tidy and accommodating. Had a great time!
The Red Door was the perfect spot to explore all of Yosemite NP! We loved "coming home" to a glass of wine and dinner on the deck after hiking! The house had everything we needed...plenty of towels, pots and pans, comfy bed and a great location. We appreciated the thorough pre-trip info that was sent to us...where to get gas, groceries and excellent directions. This location made viewing sunset at Tunnel View, climbing Sentinel Dome and beating the crowds to Glacier Point and Bridalveil Falls a breeze! Thank you for welcoming us into your home!
Loved the place. It was exactly as pictured.
My husband and I loved the red door place. It was just as it was in the pictures. It was clean and neat and just enough space for us. We read all of the information provided to us prior to the rental from the home owner/renter. It was very helpful. We made sure we had all of our groceries/drinks/etc for our stay before we arrived. We also appreciate how well the spices were stocked. We are from Ohio and stayed three nights. We hiked roughly 22 miles in the 3 days there. We also saw a bear and a coyote whiles driving through the park. What an amazing trip. I would rent this place again. Amy from Ohio
Thank you for the five-star review and comment on how clean the property was! We hope you can return very soon!
The Red Door apt. is located in Yosemite West, an exclusively residential neighborhood inside the park.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We suggest guests contact host to confirm availability & rates Minimum stay: April 15-Sept 6 and HOLIDAYS = 4 nights Inquire about shorter stays (occasionally 2 or 3 nights are available between already booked dates) 3rd guest nightly fee = $35 ~ no reservation will be accepted if the availability calendar is such that only one night is left vacant between an already booked date and the newly requested reservation's dates ~ Declare all guests: adults, kids, babies and infants when inquiring and/or booking Note to our returning guests: new this year on VRBO: VRBO will charge a service fee payable by travelers who book a property on this Site