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Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

4 Bdrm, 3 Bath. Inside park! 2 huge fireplaces with central A/C, heat, and wifi!

Located inside Yosemite National Park and 2 short blocks walking distance from the Merced River, The Summit House is a multi-story mountain home with central air conditioning and heat, and constructed with western red cedar inside and out. Surrounded by 3 secluded decks, our home offers 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, a spacious 2 story living room with trestle beams, separate dining room, large kitchen, loft den and game room with a bumper pool table. The upstairs bedrooms each have a king size bed, while the lower bedrooms each have 2 twin beds. In addition, both the loft and game room have queen size sleeper sofa beds. The house sleeps up to 13 people. There are 2 massive river rock fireplaces, a laundry room with washer and dryer, Dish TV, and wifi. All kitchen utensils, dishes, towels, and sheets are provided. Both a propane and charcoal barbecue are also provided for the large rear deck which is situated next to the forest where you can enjoy deer, raccoons, squirrels and birds as they parade by our home.

The Summit House is located in the charming town of Wawona, 6 miles inside Yosemite National Park. The Big Trees Hotel (formally the Wawona Hotel) is just five minutes away. Here you can play golf and tennis, ride in a carriage and ride horses in the nearby stable. Badger Pass Ski Lodge and Glacier Point are 35 and 50 minutes away. Yosemite Valley, where the Yosemite, Bridalveil and Vernal/Nevada Falls and El Capitan is 35 minutes from the house. The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is only 15 minutes away. We are a short walk from the Merced River where you can fish and swim in the summer, as well as sunbathe on the glistening flat rocks in the rushing river. You can also enjoy a hike to Chilnualna Falls and the swinging bridge or stroll the Meadow Loop Trail. There is fine dining at the historic Big Trees Hotel, as well as horseback riding, a 9 hole golf course, Ranger walks and talks and a fascinating old Pioneer Center.

In the winter you can enjoy downhill skiing, cross country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing at nearby Badger Pass as well as ice skating under Half Dome in the Valley.

In Yosemite Valley there are year round activities including numerous hikes, waterfall gazing, rafting, biking, museums, or just enjoying the beautiful vistas from the awe inspiring Majestic (formally the Ahwanee) Hotel. Yosemite is beautiful in all seasons and each season has its own special pleasures!

More Details

Daniel E. Wolfus
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a quick note to tell you how impressed we were with The Summit House! Yosemite Park is, of course, a majestic and gorgeous place to be; and your home allowed us to enjoy our experience being in this natural beauty and setting. The memories my family and I made during our stay in Yosemite will certainly last a lifetime. We will definitelty be back to stay at your unique and beautiful home--The Summit House is a magical place!
Apr 2014
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Yosemite National Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Large master bath with 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large bathroom with makeup alcove.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs bath near the laundry room
  • There are 3 newly tiled bathrooms with great attention to details.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large master bedroom with private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd master bedroom with king bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds with room for an additional roll away bed.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds with a window looking out to the mountain behind
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Secluded loft with queen size sofa bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Game room with fireplace and queen size sleeper sofa
  • The 2 upper bedrooms have king size beds while the 2 lower bedrooms have 2 twins each. There is additional sleeping in the loft and game room.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
Spectacular Yosemite Park at your fingertips. Everything is close by and you will be staying in a luxury private home in the convenient and timeless Wawona area.


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Los Angeles, Ca

Great house for a large family group.

  • 5 of 5

Kitchen well stocked with cooking essentials. The fireplace the perfect touch for gathering and playing games.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice. Excellent place for large group. Lots of space.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pirque, Region Metropolitana, Chile

Perfect Choice for a family visiting Yosemite.

  • 5 of 5

We, my wife Angélica and our two sons, with their seven children, stayed at Sumit House September, 12 to September 16. We had a Wonderful time, there was place for every one and privacy to all. The house is really a beautiful and very practical, located in a spacious place with typical Yosemite views.

The style, furnitures and everything was perfect. The only bad luck for us, was that Mariposa Grove was closed due to repairs and Glacier Point was also closed due to the fires.

I recommend this place to any family up to 13 people as we were, including children from 15 years old down to 6 years.

Thanks for all Daniel, hope to visit Yosemite again with our two daughters and their family, and we will sure select your perfect house for that occasion.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 10 spend four nights in this spacious house. It was home base to our travels in Yosemite for 4 nights. It led to my favorite part of the trip which was relaxed family meals at the start and the end of the day. It made for rich family time and interaction. We highly recommend this venue for a large group.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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San Diego

Beautiful, spacious well-appointed home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

The Summit House in Wawona was perfect for our recent Yosemite visit; inside the park gates (so no long waits to enter), a reasonable distance to the Yosemite Valley (30-40 minutes) and located in a community with it's own attractions and activities ( Pioneer center, horse/mule riding, Sugar Pine Railway nearby). The home is as other have described it- architecturally beautiful and still practical. It was idea for our group of two families; especially with teenagers- there were plenty of spaces for privacy and quiet as well as a spacious common area for meals and games. The kitchen had most everything we needed to prepare meals for our group and the large dining table allowed us to share them family style. I feel like we made a great choice and struck gold when we selected this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased your group enjoyed the Summit House. Hope you come back soon
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Lovely comfortable house, great for a group

  • 5 of 5

Good communication with owner, house well stocked with necessary items and towels. Nice porches and great area. Great to be inside the park, and Wanona a nice place.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed the house and area. it is our family's favorite place!!!
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Mariposa Grove
"This a beautiful serene area with lovely hikes through the magnificent giant sequoias. For ..."
Chilnualna Falls
"Lovely close hike to a very pretty waterfall which falls into the south fork of the Merced R..."
Pine Tree Market
"Sweet local market just 1 block walk from the house. They stock almost anything you might n..."
Tunnel View
"A must stop on the way to the Valley. Wonderful panoramas!"
Wawona Swinging Bridge
"A wonderful place to take a picnic and swim in the river!"
Wawona Covered Bridge
"Located in the historic Pioneer Village, the covered bridge is a link to the past. The near..."
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Fresno, CA
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Historic Wawona Hotel
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Wawona Hotel 9 beautiful holes through the forest
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 41 through the South Entrance to Yosemite
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Wawona Hotel Historic dining room. Entertainment.
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Badger Pass-the oldest ski area in CA
Car: necessary

Wawona is a peaceful village inside the park just a short drive from the famed Yosemite Valley, Badger Pass ski area and Glacier Point. Near the historic Wawona Hotel is the old pioneer village which features rustic homes and pioneer activities. Here you can horseback ride, swim, hike or enjoy a square dance in the old barn. The charming 9 hole golf course allows you to commune with nature while playing golf. Beautiful swimming holes on the nearby south fork of the Merced River offer hours of joy for young and old alike. The Mariposa Grove of giant Sequoia trees is just a few minutes drive from Wawona and offers tranquil hikes through these gentle giants!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $750

Cancellation or changes may be made any time up to 60 days before arrival date. There will be a $100 administration fee for all cancellations. For cancellations made between 30-60 days of arrival you will be charged your original deposit. You will be charged the full amount of the rental if cancelled within 30 days of arrival date. There is a 3 night minimum stay and a 4 night minimum at Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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