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*NEWER Yosemite Inverness House* with Central Air and Heat Inside Yosemite Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 2 bath Beautiful Private House

Yosemite West is centrally located inside the park entrance, and sits near an intersection of the roads leading to the park's most famous features: Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

This private updated 2-level house sits at the end of a quiet street, with a network of running and hiking trails surrounding the neighborhood. Too hot? Too cold? Not a problem. Our home features central air conditioning for those too hot for comfort nights and central heat to keep every part of the house toasty.


Cook comfortably in our fully-equipped kitchen with full-size, stainless steel appliances, gas range, granite countertops and fully stocked with service for 8 and all the necessary gadgets to prepare your favorite meals. Pantry is stocked with a variety of spices and individually wrapped teas, sugar and cream. The dining area has a pub-style table for six and is open to the living room area.

Enjoy the views while you grill, dine or lounge outdoors on our expansive 300 sq ft. deck. You have your choice of grilling on a GAS BBQ grill (located on the deck) or grilling on a free-standing, cast iron, CHARCOAL grill (located on the lower level in front of the house).


We’ve provided a picnic basket and cooler for a spontaneous picnic in the park. Picnic basket serves 6 and includes individually wrapped salt & pepper. Reusable ice packs can be found in the freezer.


Clean, bright and tastefully decorated, the living room is an inviting space with a large and comfortable curved sectional sofa, gas burning stove, flat-screen TV, and plenty of DVDs for your next movie night. The dish network connection is very unreliable due to the height of the surrounding trees. We are hoping a new carrier will soon come into the Yosemite West area with a more reliable TV service.


A diverse and extensive library of books is available for you to enjoy including books on Yosemite, hikes and nature walks. You may take books with you if haven’t finished reading them and you’re also welcome to contribute to our library with books of your own. There are plenty of “reading lights” conveniently throughout the house.


The first bedroom is furnished with a full size bed and twin bunk beds. The second is furnished with a king sized bed. The master bedroom is also furnished with a king bed. Bathroom #1 has dual sinks with granite countertop, tiled floor, full size shower/tub and plenty of natural light. The master bathroom has dual sinks, granite countertops, tiled floors, and a shower.


Plenty of natural light fills the bathroom and features dual sinks, granite counter tops and tiled floor. Enjoy “hotel-like” complimentary toiletries. First aid kit under the bathroom sink.


Full size washer and dryer available for guests staying 7 days or more.

More Details

Property Manager
Judy Brandy Yoho
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Judy Brandy Yoho

I have loved Yosemite since my teens. We climbers drank straight from all the rivers, and spent our days on the granite walls. In my early 20s, I climbed every major cliff in the Yosemite Valley, had barely enough money to buy a beer, and hitchhiked everywhere I couldn’t walk. My best memories…

This place is 12 miles from El Capitan Meadows, the best picnic spot in the Valley. At about 5500 feet above sea level, it’s nice and cool all summer when the Valley is sweltering. At the edge of the Yosemite West, there’s no development on any lot surrounding this one, so it’s private.

Judy Brandy Yoho purchased this house in 2009

Why Judy Brandy Yoho chose El Portal

Location, location, location. Yosemite West is located inside the park entrance, and sits near an intersection of the roads leading to the park's most famous features: Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. These popular park destinations are all within 15-18 miles (30-35 minutes) from Yosemite West in three different directions. And for winter fun, we enjoy the Badger Pass ski area (only seven miles away).

What makes this house unique

Central air conditioning and central heat, 300 square feet deck with gas grill and seating.


El Portal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Granite countertops & double sinks.
  • Dual sinks, granite countertop, tiled floor and plenty of natural light. First aid kit is located under the bathroom sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , There is a full sized bed & 1 bunk bed (three beds total)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The best place to shop for groceries until about 10:30 pm is Raley's in Oakhurst. They have an amazing selection of gourmet and locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as a variety of meats, wines and cheeses.. You will lose internet service shortly after leaving Oakhurst along the 41 freeway. AT&T is currently available in the valley and will soon be available in Yosemite West.


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*NEWER Yosemite Inverness House* with Central Air and Heat Inside Yosemite Park
average rating of 4.9148936 based on 47 reviews

Peaceful,private location.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location! Away from the crowds of the valley but close enough to hit the trails and river daily. The deck is great for relaxing after hiking or first thing in the morning before heading out. We loved it and will recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plainfield, Indiana

A Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

After an amazing day in Yosemite it was nice to be able to drive a few minutes and be able to relax in this quiet retreat. This place has everything you need and more. We really liked the extra touches of the quality toiletries. The kitchen was well stocked and had the basics like spices, ziploc bags, foil , Tupperware and oils. The beds are incredibly comfortable especially after a day of hiking. The washer and dryer saved us from having to overpack. The deck was a beautiful place to watch the stars. The fireplace took the chill off of the cool mornings. The driveway was a bit tricky to navigate but manageable. The WIFI worked for email/messaging. We used the HDMI port on the TV to watch movies we had downloaded. Cell service was limited. Verizon worked better than AT&T. We were really disappointed that we couldn’t stay in one of the lodges but this place was way better. If you want to enjoy the outdoors without the crowds, give this place a try.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, Lesley!! I am so glad that you had a great time in Yosemite! Come back and visit soon.
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Nice place, quiet and close to valley. Well equiped.

  • 5 of 5

Deck was quiet place to relax in evenings after day of exploring. No cell service but has internet.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Cozy, clean and all the extras... soaps, spices, etc. comfy beds and perfect location to Yosemite valley. Loved the sentinel dome hike at subset.., majestic!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newton, MA

All the comforts of home in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful luxurious home with all the amenities you’d ever need.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place thank you so much 💖

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place thank you so much 💖

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Fresno Airport (FAT)
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Wawona Hotel or Valley Floor
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Wawona Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Hwy 41
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Wawona Hotel or Valley Floor
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Badger Pass
Car: necessary

Inside the park gates, and centrally located between three of the most popular park destinations, Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, our rental is the perfect basecamp for exploring the park.

Access hiking and running trails right from the neighborhood. Just ask for directions on some of our favorites! Plus, Badger Pass Ski Area, and all the skiing, snowshoeing and other snow play activities are only ~7 miles away in the winter.


1) MIST TRAIL. Significant effort depending on how far you go, but the most intimate and spectacular trail I’ve ever seen. Crowded but fantastic. If you are ambitious you can go all the way to the top of Half Dome, which takes all day, unfortunately requires a permit, and makes your feet very sore.

2) YOSEMITE FALLS, BRIDAL VEIL FALLS, and GLACIER POINT. These are no effort, and you must do this during your stay.

3) THE MILE TRAIL FROM THE VALLEY FLOOR TO GLACIER POINT. This requires a (two) car shuttle or you have to figure out the tour trolley to take you back to your car. If your knees are good you can take the trail down from Glacier point or (my preference) get a workout by walking up. NOT RECOMMENDED: a round trip without the car shuttle. If you have never seen the Valley, it’s a life-changing experience to take this trail down from the top for your first visit.

4) SENTINEL DOME HIKE to the top from the rim. This is relatively easy 2 mile hike, with a slight altitude factor. The road to Glacier Point has to be open, so this isn’t accessible in the winter. Spectacular way to see the high country and the Valley from the top with very little effort.

5) GLACIER POINT DOWN THE PANORAMA TRAIL. Amazing views. You can go downhill to anywhere you want to turn around. Or go all the way down the Mist Trail to the Valley with a car shuttle, or even climb Half Dome from Glacier Point, to Panorama Trail then return to the Valley via the Mist Trail. This is probably easier than going from the Valley to top of Half Dome and back to Valley.

6) HIKE FROM HAPPY ISLES TO MIRROR LAKE. I’m not much of a fan of this, it’s completely flat and easy and if you’ve never been to the Valley it’s spectacular.

7) WALK ALL THE WAY UP FROM THE VALLEY FLOOR TO SEE THE TOP OF YOSEMITE FALLS. Long dusty difficult hike not for the faint of heart. If you really want a test, hike to the top of El Capitan.

8) YOSEMITE VILLAGE, YOSEMITE LODGE, AND CURRY VILLAGE. Food, mountain shops, junk stores, ice cream, Ansel Adams art, books, various hotels.

9) MAJESTIC YOSEMITE HOTEL. This is worth a look, it costs a small fortune to stay a night, but you can stroll around for nothing. Consider Sunday brunch buffet if you want to get a big feed and maybe drink.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax

Check-in time: 4pm PST
Check-out time:11am PST
No early check-in or check-out

• CLEANING: All trash and rubbish must be placed in designated waste containers. Soiled dishes are placed in the dishwasher and cleaned. Remove all unconsumed food/groceries brought onto the property.

• GUESTS: Undeclared guests are subject to an extra charge of $35 per person, per night. Please contact owner if you have more than 6 guests. Guests exceeding 8 will violate rental contract, be asked to leave and forfeit fees paid.

• RATES are subject to change without notice. The quoted rate at the time of booking will be honored.

• PARKING: Three normal sized tandem parking spaces are available in the driveway. We cannot accommodate oversized vehicles or RVs. No street parking is allowed. Parking instructions will be emailed upon booking.

• STORM POLICY: No refunds will be given for storms. Mountain roads are curvy, steep and can be icy in the winter. You are required by Federal Law to carry tire chains in a chain control area and National Park Service can require chains at any time based on conditions. You should have chains when visiting Yosemite from November-March (chain requirements may be in place on occasion as early as September or as late as May). There will be no refunds due to road conditions or weather. If you are planning to rent a car, check with your rental car company in advance about their chain policy and plan accordingly.

•ACCIDENTS/INJURIES: Owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. Owners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of guests. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite on to the premises.


Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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