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This Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Home Is Located Inside Yosemite National Park

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


About the property

A 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2 Fireplaces Multilevel Red Cedar Home Set In The Forest

Located inside Yosemite National Park within walking distance to the Merced River, The Summit House is a multi-story mountain home 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, direct TV, and wifi. All kitchen utensils, dishes, towels, and sheets are provided. Barbeque equipment is 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 Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is only 15 minutes away and is open all year. We are close to 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 Wawona 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 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:
April 25, 2017

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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Wawona House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • 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 ...
  • 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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

This Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Home Is Located Inside Yosemite National Park
average rating of 4.814815 based on 28 reviews

Quiet, comfortable and 30 minutes from Yosemite Valley

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay! Yosemite is breathtaking, every time

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you enjoyed the Summit House and Yosemite
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Wonderful, spacious home

  • 5 of 5

We've been going to the Wawona area for decades, and stayed at this house for the first time this year. Absolutely wonderful! The interior is well laid out with lots of different areas for groups to gather. The bedrooms are comfortable. Two fire places were wonderful for the winter. If you have a large group, this is a great option. We'll aim to head back next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, spacious home in peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property that is spacious, well furnished and well maintained, and in a peaceful setting. Our family of 10 thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

On the last morning, the kitchen sink plugged up. We called the manager and requested a plunger to unplug the sink. She told us not to worry and told us she would send one with the cleaning crew when they came later.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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good location for multiple activities within the park

  • 5 of 5

very comfortable house with space for multiple family members, efficient kitchen with great layout for working on meals together and family dining. all utensils, pots and pans necessary were provided with house.

all features of this property were 'as described'.

Great location for family reunion or large group vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We were so fortunate to stay in such a beautiful home! It is fully equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the home it is fully equipped. It is so near to many great things to do.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really nice house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Summit House. It was HUGE- we had 12 people there and never felt crowded. The kids loved playing hide and seek in all the rooms. It has a ton of puzzles to keep you occupied. The kitchen had everything we needed and we cook a lot! The location was great for getting to Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point. But we also spent one day in Wawona, taking a short drive to the Merced River to cool off at a nice swimming hole (if we hadn't been with small children, we probably could have walked there). There's a little store within walking distance that seemed tiny, but had EVERYTHING somehow crammed in and also had extremely nice workers. Daniel and Diane were very responsive to our questions and so easy to work with.

I would happily stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Wawona House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Mar 15 2017 - May 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Sesason
May 21 2017 - Sep 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 8 2017 - Nov 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning fee $225
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation or changes may be made any time up to 30 days before arrival date. There will be a $100 administration fee for all cancellations. No refund 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

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