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Yosemite Refuge Inside Yosemite National Park - just remodeled!!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Jeff Hornacek
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:
October 19, 2017

About Jeff Hornacek

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.

Jeff Hornacek purchased this house in 2002

Why Jeff Hornacek chose Yosemite Area

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!

What makes this house unique

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.

Map

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

Amenities

Yosemite National Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Hair Dryers, Soap And Shampoo, Provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Yosemite Refuge Inside Yosemite National Park - just remodeled!!
average rating of 4.735849 based on 53 reviews
Minneapolis, MN (Golden Valley, MN)
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Close to everything we wanted to do in Yosemite

  • 4 of 5

We were very comfortable and enjoyed the view from the house. The house is close to the sites we wanted to visit in the park. It is supplied with everything we needed for a four night stay. Our only complaint is that it felt cut off from the world. Internet is very minimal and no live television service.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Location and Home for Yosemite Valley Visit

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I chose Yosemite NP and Yosemite Refuge as the reunion location for meeting my 2nd cousin from Sweden and his wife. The cabin is furnished nicely and has a great deck to enjoy. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook 5 dinners as we ate at the cabin every night as it was so comfortable for all of us. In retrospect, what we appreciated the most was the proximity to the Valley as well as Glacier Point. We would leave the Valley or Point and be to Yosemite West in about 20 minutes and have time to relax and enjoy the sunset rather than being stuck on the road for a longer commute. The instructions said no fire in the gas fireplace except in winter which was a little disappointing but with all the forest fires and dry land it was understandable. I would highly recommend Yosemite Refuge for anyone looking for a rental near the Valley. It was also a perfect layout for the two couples as well with each having their own room and bathroom. There are quite a number of steps to go down to the house from the garage and then up again but though it was a bit taxing we all thought of it as a great warm-up for a day of hiking. We would love to come back and stay again at Yosemite Refuge.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have had a more perfect location and home for our first visit to Yosemite. The entire home was spacious and comfortable and had all of the amenities we needed away from home. The location was about 30mins from the entrance of the park off Hwy 41 and 5 mins away from the road to Glacier Point, which was just absolutely breathtaking. The valley was about 20mins away, with no traffic. The only downside was those darn stairs! Make sure your items that you are bringing in/taking home are not too heavy. Those stairs really got our heart rate beating first thing out the door. I would absolutely recommend the Yosemite Refuge to anyone visiting Yosemite and I look forward to coming back in the future. Thanks again to Melissa for being available to answer our questions during our stay. Cheers!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

McDaddy Cabin in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful place did not disappoint at all.....it was everything they advertised and more.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Restful idyllic escape to beautiful Yosemite

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home, great location, thoughtful entertainment options. Detach from everyday hustle & bustle and make yourself at home in this comfortable, modern cabin in the woods. Worth the climb of 50+ steps :-)

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lafayette
5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Very accommodations

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

* 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

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