Everyday you can chose between world class Yosemite sites or exploring “Secret Yosemite” sites off the beaten path by hiking out our back door. Wawona has many swimming holes, several naural waterslides that kids love, and two beloved, easy hikes – The Meadow Loop and The Swinging Bridge. To easily access wilderness, that few do, just go out our back door. Google Secret Yosemite Wawona, South Fork of the Merced Wild and Scenic Recreation Corridor or Best California Swimming Holes on the Chilnuala Falls Trail (pick up Timothy H. Joyce's book , Swimming Holes of California for descriptions and directions to often private swimming holes – some within only a 15 minute hike and/or boulder scramble. Please always use recommended precautions to hike and swim safely.
Other nearby attractions that are within 1 – 2 miles include a Yosemite Visitor Center, the histotric Wawona Hotel and it's unique dining room, Wawona Hotel lobby with popular pianist and vocalist Tom Bopp, the Wawona Golf Course, the Wawona Library, specializing in Yosemite books and history, the Yosemite Pioneer History Center, the Wawona School Playground and the Wawona stables. There is a local gas station and two markets to pick up last minute groceries or sundries. Note: hours and services vary throughout the year.
At home, enjoy our 6 person hot tub, wrap around deck and large outdoor gas barbeque, while listening to nearby cascading waterfalls (winter, spring, early summer). There is plenty of room for kids to run and play on park property right off your deck where deer, fawns and squirrels are frequently seen. Watch for the less commonly seen coyote, woodpeckers or blue herons by the house or just a few minute walk to the creek or river. Go exploring!
The loft with a queen bed is over the kitchen with views out the many windows as well as overlooking views of the living and dining rooms. Their is also a bedroom with two twin beds, a washer and dryer and a half bath upstairs.
The master bedroom has a queen size bed, and is downstairs along with a bathroom with shower.
Pets Considered: Yes
Dryer: New Large Capacity Dryer
Washer: New Large Capacity Washer
Other Amenities: Enjoy the picture windows that perfectly frame the evergreen forest. This beautiful home is acutally inside Yosemite National Park just a ¼ mile from a Wilderness Trailhead, just a few hundred yards from a peaceful creek and wild and scenic river with many informal trails. Bear-Crossing is decorated with many hand-made quilts as well as other interesting art. Enjoy our books and maps as you plan your activities for the upcoming day.
Parking: Spacious area for up to 4 cars.
Telephone: landline available. long distance not provided.
Heating: Downstairs propane wall heater. Upstairs ceiling fans distribute heat nicely. Space heater also available.
We do not charge cleaning fees or reservation fees and do not require a security deposit.