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Yosemite Refuge Inside Yosemite National Park - Just Remodeled!!

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Beautiful views from all areas of the room.

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Last updated: 01/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Secluded 2 Br - 2 Bath House Inside Yosemite National Park With Garage Parking!

NEW remodel for 2016 includes:
Air Conditioning
New Fireplace
New living room sofa
Hardwood floors throughout
New carpet in bedrooms
iPhone/iPad/USB docks in bedrooms
New lighting
New patio furniture
Repainted
New celings

Looking For A Hideaway Inside The Gates Of Yosemite To Prepare For Your Exploration Of The Park And Recharge After? Yosemite Refuge Is The Place! My Home In Yosemite West Offers A Secluded Sanctuary Twelve Miles Inside The Park Gates, Nestled In The Hills At 6000' In Elevation, And Far Away From The Low Lying Gateway Communities. Found Midway Between The Waterfalls And Granite Of Yosemite Valley, The Giant Sequoias Of The Mariposa Grove, And The Breathtaking View From Glacier Point, It's The Ideal Place To Set Up Your Base-camp. (Yosemite Valley Is About 20 Minutes To The North, Glacier Point About 30 Minutes East And Wawona About 20 Minutes South)

The Two Spacious Bedrooms On Opposite Sides Of The House, Each With Its Own Bath, Make Yosemite Refuge A Perfect Retreat For Two Couples. Situated Well Downhill From The Road And Away From Other Houses, It Offers The Best Privacy And The Quietest Surroundings In Yosemite West. The Large Private Deck Floats High In The Pine Tree Canopy On The Property And Faces West Toward The Sunset. Enjoy A Barbeque And A Glass Of Wine On The Deck As You Recount Your Adventures Of The Day Exploring Yosemite.

If You Prefer A Gourmet Meal, Yosemite Refuge Has A Fully Appointed Kitchen With Full-sized Appliances, Granite Countertops, Knotty Alder Cabinets And Spacious Work Areas. You Will Find All The Cooking Gear You Need Including Pots, Pans, Oxo Utensils, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Blender, Tea Pot, Microwave, Etc. You Have Your Choice Between Informal Eating At The Kitchen Breakfast Bar Or Setting A Full Table In The Dining Room

The Living Areas Of The House Are Treated In Rough Hewn Pecky Cedar Paneling And Beams Throughout Bringing The Natural Elements Of Yosemite To The House. In The Living Room, You Will Find A Flat Screen Tv With Surround Sound, An Extensive Dvd Collection, Guidebooks And Novels. Satellite Internet Is Available For Checking Your Email And Browsing. (note That Satellite Internet Is Not Sufficient To Stream Video Or Other Bandwidth Intensive Activities).

Yosemite Refuge Has Been My Home For The Past Decade And Last Year Was The First Year I Made It Available For Others To Enjoy. My Good Friends And Neighbors Melissa And Jeff Are Onsite And Nearby In Case You Need Assistance With The House And Have Kindly Offered To Help With Your Stay.
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french, spanish, Melisa is fluent in French and speaks Spanish.
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/15/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    55 steps from garage on street down to private setting among the pine trees below....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Two Twin Inflatable Mattress Available For Extra Paying Guests. 6 guests max (that counts children regardless of age). Bedrooms Include Ipod Ready Alarm Clocks And Private Baths. Ceiling Fans In Both Bedrooms....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Hair Dryers, Soap And Shampoo, Provided.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Including several Yosemite Park guides...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Video Library:

    Extensive DVD library. No broadcast TV due to remote/forested location....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Also includes kitchen counter with 4 barstools....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central AC - brand new AC for 2016!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    VERY limited availability, by request, for extended stays of a week or more....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Brand new beautiful Fireplace!...moreless

  • Garage:

    2 car garage parking - Only rental with a garage in Yosemite West!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heat in addition to Fireplace...moreless

  • Internet:

    Satellite Internet. Suitable for e-mail and basic browsing....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide linens and towels, but not daily maid service....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Telephone:

    Landline phone available (no cell service) $5 long distance calling provided....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    VERY limited availability, by request, for extended stays of a week or more....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Filters provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All utensils, dishes, cookware, and appliances provided....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Granite countertops with kitchen counter seating for 4...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, and oil provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Elevated deck in the middle of pine trees with table and chairs facing west toward the sunset....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
MLK 2017
Jan 13 - Jan 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$325

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Presidents 2017
Feb 17 - Feb 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$349

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Spring 1 2017
Mar 28 - Apr 7, 2017
3 night min stay
$325

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Easter 2017
Apr 8 - Apr 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$349

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Spring 2 2017
Apr 17 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$325

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Day 2017
May 26 - May 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$349

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Summer 1 2017
May 31 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$325

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

4th of July 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$349

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2 2017
Jul 6 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$325

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$349

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Fall 2017
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$325

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$349

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/NY/MLK 2017/2018
Dec 17 - Jan 16, 2018
3 night min stay
$349

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Valentine/President Day 2018
Feb 13 - Feb 19, 2018
3 night min stay
$349

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Spring1/Easter 2018
Mar 23 - May 24, 2018
3 night min stay
$349

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Day 2018
May 25 - May 29, 2018
3 night min stay
$375

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Summer1-2018
May 30 - Jun 28, 2018
3 night min stay
$349

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

4th of July 2016
Jun 29 - Jul 9, 2018
3 night min stay
$375

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Summer2-2018
Jul 10 - Aug 30, 2018
3 night min stay
$349

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day 2018
Aug 31 - Sep 4, 2018
3 night min stay
$375

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Discount Week!
Dec 3 - Dec 7, 2018
3 night min stay
$299

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$299

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

* Minimum 3-night stay required

* Rates are for 4 people. $35/ea additional to max of 6 including children (twin airbed for extra guest)

* Check in after 4:00pm. Check out before 11:00am

* No smoking, No animals, No exceptions

* No vacationing students or singles under 25 years old


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 01/15/2017
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Location

80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fresno (FAT)
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
Wawona
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 41
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Wawona Hotel
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
Badger Pass

Car: Necessary

Located Inside The Park Gates, You Are Perfectly Situated To Explore All The Attractions Yosemite Has To Offer. To The Right Is Mariposa Grove Of Giant Sequoias, Left To Yosemite Valley, And Straight Ahead To Glacier Point To Enjoy An Overhead View Of The Valley Floor. An Ideal Place From Which To Discover All That Yosemite Has To Offer.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: A Mechanical Engineer in the Texas oil industry, I moved to Silicon Valley in the 80s to ride the computer wave. It was then that I first experienced Yosemite National Park. With frequent visits over the next 2 decades competing with my other love, skydiving, I finally sold my parachute, committed to Yosemite and started living at Yosemite Refuge in the early 2000s. While doing countless hikes all over the park, I also started perfecting my backpacking gear, leading to my co-founding a backpacking gear company from this house called Trail Designs. I hope you find as much happiness here as I have. Between myself and my neighbors Jeff and Melissa who I've asked to help with your stay, we'll work to ensure you have everything you need.

Why the Owner Chose Yosemite National Park, California, United States of America:
Yosemite National Park is quite simply the most breathtaking place on earth. Covering an area the size of Rhode Island, you will find some of the largest waterfalls in North America, the most spectacular granite monoliths in the world, Giant Sequoias which can't be found anywhere else on earth, and the list just goes on and on. With over 750 miles of trails, the opportunity to see these sites in addition to extensive wildlife (bear, deer, marmots, coyote, etc) is unparalleled. The question isn't why live in Yosemite, it's why wouldn't you live here!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Given the huge size of Yosemite, and the countless things to see and do, you want to be in the middle of it all when you wake up in the morning. Starting your day off fighting through traffic, sitting in line at the entrance station, and driving half the day from a gateway city just to get started wastes precious time and energy. Yosemite Refuge is in Yosemite West.....right in the middle of the most popular sites.....whether it's the waterfalls and huge granite of Yosemite Valley to the north, the Giant Sequoias of Mariposa Grove to the south, or the breathtaking views from Glacier Point to the east, you're perfectly positioned to explore them all. Add to it the unparalleled seclusion and privacy found at Yosemite Refuge allows you to truly get away from it all and recharge. The 2 car garage has easy access from the street, leading to 55 steps meandering down the hillside to Yosemite Refuge's private setting, providing comfortable seclusion from the rest of the community. Also, located at 6000' elevation, it's cooler than the low lying towns and valley.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, Melisa is fluent in French and speaks Spanish.
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/15/2017

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Photos

  • Beautiful views from all areas of the room.

    Beautiful views from all areas of the room.

  • The barbeque and patio furniture await your return from the day's activities.

    The barbeque and patio furniture await your return from the day's activities.

  • Comfy seating and rough hewn pecky cedar walls and beams give a real cabin feel!

    Comfy seating and rough hewn pecky cedar walls and beams give a real cabin feel!

  • Hundreds of DVDs, including several disks on Yosemite.

    Hundreds of DVDs, including several disks on Yosemite.

  • Brand new fireplace installed during 2016 remodel!

    Brand new fireplace installed during 2016 remodel!

  • Pub height dining room table is a perfect place to share stories of the day!

    Pub height dining room table is a perfect place to share stories of the day!

  • Beautiful views of the woods from the kitchen and breakfast bar.

    Beautiful views of the woods from the kitchen and breakfast bar.

  • Full size Jenn Air downdraft range and oven make it easy to prepare any meal.

    Full size Jenn Air downdraft range and oven make it easy to prepare any meal.

  • Queen bed in guest bedroom includes Yosemite posters and iPod/iPad/iPhone dock.

    Queen bed in guest bedroom includes Yosemite posters and iPod/iPad/iPhone dock.

  • Cal King master bedroom with your own personal bath.

    Cal King master bedroom with your own personal bath.

  • Yosemite Refuge floats high above the forest floor.

    Yosemite Refuge floats high above the forest floor.

  • Our sign was hand carved by local artisans and makes it easy to find your refuge

    Our sign was hand carved by local artisans and makes it easy to find your refuge

  • West facing deck is a great place to watch the sunset while grilling.

    West facing deck is a great place to watch the sunset while grilling.

  • Cozy Great Room with vaulted ceilings and forest views

    Cozy Great Room with vaulted ceilings and forest views

  • Your birdseye view from above the great room

    Your birdseye view from above the great room

  • Inviting window box is a great place to curl up and watch the wildlife.

    Inviting window box is a great place to curl up and watch the wildlife.

  • New staircase down from the garage parallels the original 'mine shaft' tunnel

    New staircase down from the garage parallels the original 'mine shaft' tunnel

  • Granite breakfast bar is a great place to start the morning and plan your hikes!

    Granite breakfast bar is a great place to start the morning and plan your hikes!

  • The knotty alder cabinets provide a warm rustic feeling to the kitchen.

    The knotty alder cabinets provide a warm rustic feeling to the kitchen.

  • Jack and Jill bath has doors opening to the guest bedroom and the hallway.

    Jack and Jill bath has doors opening to the guest bedroom and the hallway.

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • Beautiful view of the deck jutting away from the master bedroom.

    Beautiful view of the deck jutting away from the master bedroom.

  • View from the deck looks west through this stand of pines toward Henness Ridge.

    View from the deck looks west through this stand of pines toward Henness Ridge.

  • As you see, Yosemite Refuge is perfectly placed between the 3 best destinations!

    As you see, Yosemite Refuge is perfectly placed between the 3 best destinations!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, January 15, 2017

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