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Yosemite Hideout Located Inside Yosemite National Park!!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful 3 Br - 2.5 Bath House Inside Yosemite National Park and Garage Parking

Looking for a hide out inside the gates of Yosemite to take a memorable vacation, explore new places complete with adventure, fun and relaxation? Yosemite Hideout is just the place for you!! My home in Yosemite West offers a secluded respite 18 miles inside the South Entrance of Yosemite. Nestled in the trees at 6000' in elevation, and far away from the surrounding Valley communities, Yosemite Hideout is midway between the Yosemite Valley waterfalls and granite monoliths, the Giant Sequoias in the Mariposa Grove and the breathtaking views from Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Yosemite Hideout is the ideal place to set up your base-camp!! (This is a brand new listing and the calender is wide open!!)

Yosemite Hideout is a three bedroom, two 1/2 bath house deep inside the park boundaries. Yosemite Hideout is PERFECT for family getaways! There is a large two car garage on the road at the main house level, making unloading your car quick and easy, even in the winter!! Three large private decks float high in a pine tree canopy on the property with the two largest facing west where you experience the wonderful sunsets. Enjoy a barbeque, a glass of wine and good cheer on the deck recounting your day's adventures and explorations of Yosemite.

If you prefer to cook a gourmet meal, Yosemite Hideout has a HUGE fully appointed kitchen with full-sized appliance, spacious counter tops, and all the cooking equipment and gear you will need including pots, pans, Oxo utensils, coffee maker, toaster, blender, electric beater, tea pot, microwave and plenty of interesting cookbooks! You will have your choice between informal eating on the porch under the umbrella, or the adjustable butterfly table in the dining room.

Yosemite Hideout's living areas are on the top floor away from the downstairs bedrooms. In the living room you will find a flat screen television with Acoustat speakers, an extensive DVD collection, Yosemite Guidebooks, novels and comfortable seating. Satellite internet is available for checking your email and browsing. (Please note that the satellite internet is NOT sufficient to stream video or other bandwidth intensive activities).

Yosemite Hideout has been my home for the past almost three decades. This year is the first year I have made it available for guests to enjoy. My good friends and neighbors Melissa and Jeff are close by and quickly onsite in case you need assistance with the house. They have kindly offered to help make your stay at Yosemite Hideout a memorable vacation!!

More Details

Jeff Hornacek
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish, Melisa is fluent in French and speaks Spanish.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Jeff Hornacek

Iconic ski instructor Nic Fiore taught me to ski at Badger Pass when I was three years old. I could not get enough of the snow, the trees, the smell and the unparalleled beauty of Yosemite National Park. After high school I took a brief hiatus and worked for the Yosemite Park & Curry Co in a variety of jobs including ski patrol, ski instructor, life guard and pantry worker. I returned to college and still worked in Yosemite on weekends. The National Park Service hired me as a Park Ranger and I held every job imaginable for the next 20 years ~ horse patrol ranger, resources manager, foot patrol, fee collector, EMT and dispatcher. Law school was my next calling and while I have never lost my love for Yosemite I do not get home as often I would like so I decided to share my home with Park Visitors. I hope you will find as much fun, adventure and pure happiness here as I have over the years. My neighbors Jeff and Melissa will help insure you have everything you need for your perfect vacation.

Jeff Hornacek purchased this house in 1988

Why Jeff Hornacek chose Yosemite National Park

My parents starting bringing me to Yosemite National Park when I was three years old. I remember frequent family trips to Yosemite to ski, hike, ride horses, float on the river and ride bicycles. I feel like I grew up in Yosemite and once out of high school I began working for the Yosemite Park & Curry Co before going to college. After working several years for the National Park Service I had the wonderful opportunity to purchase an empty lot in Yosemite West, a place I knew I wanted to be for a very long time. My dream of building a home came true in 1988. As you know, Yosemite National Park is quite simply the most breathtaking place on earth. The waterfalls, the granite domes and monoliths, the Giant Sequoias, Sugar Pines, and Oak trees are most spectacular in Yosemite National Park. There are over 750 miles of established trail in the Park, giving you the opportunity to see extensive wildlife such as bear, mountain lions, deer, squirrels, raccoons, coyotes and marmots on a regular basis. If you are lucky enough to live in the mountains you are lucky enough.

What makes this house unique

Yosemite Hideout is in Yosemite West.....right in the middle of the most popular Yosemite sites.....whether it's the many waterfalls and huge granite monoliths and domes 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 are perfectly positioned to explore them all when your base is Yosemite Hideout in Yosemite West. Add to that the unparalleled comfort of the Hideout and scenic sunset views from the decks, you are truly able to hide out from your daily life and recharge your batteries. The large two car garage has easy access from the street, and to the main floor of the house; unloading your car is simple and the layout supports easy access during winter snows. The 6000' elevation is cooler in the summer than the surrounding towns and Yosemite Valley, and because Yosemite Hideout faces to the West, it is warmer in the winter.


Yosemite National Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Private bath for Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bath near queen and Full bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Hair dryers, and travel sized soap, shampoo, and lotion provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , With sliding glass door to large lower deck and forest view
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Cal King with private bath and sliding door to large deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Two twin inflatable mattresses available for extra paying guests. 7 guests max (counting children regardless of age). Bedrooms include alarm clocks with USB charging ports.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • whitewater rafting


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Yosemite Hideout Located Inside Yosemite National Park!!
average rating of 4.688889 based on 45 reviews

Well appointed house, enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The house has great finishes and is well stocked with kitchenware, movies and games. We enjoyed using the fireplace, although it shut off after 20 minites, before the timer finished and would not turn on again until it had cooled off. It would have also been nice to have a way to know how much of the daily internet cap we had used, or to have the cap increased. We were checking maps and weather often b/c the weather changed frequently during our stay. Would definitely recommend the house!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

Modern, clean and well stocked. We own a vacation rental and are very particular. This unit has more than expected and was clean, up-to-date, and full of things you wouldn't expect in the kitchen, entertainment etc. Appliances and other amenities were not cheap or skimped on. The location was very central to most Yosemite activities.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

Best place to visit all destinations in Yosemite Park. Really beautiful house. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a vacation stay, spotless, thoughtfully furnished and outfitted, easy, close to valley and most important: comfortable firm mattresses! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Would come again!

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean and had all the amenities we needed. Melissa and Jeffrey did a great job asking if we needed anything additional to what was already provided. The home is very family friendly, the only thing I would recommend would maybe be a baby gate provided since the home is 2 stories. There is easy access to the main road to go down to the valley. We would definitely come back again on our next visit!!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Longhome, PA

We really enjoyed our stay! The house had everything we needed and was close to Yosemite valley

  • 4 of 5

House was clean and well appointed. It was very quiet and peaceful and a nice place to relax after long days of hiking. It was nice to be able to do laundry during our stay. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Fresno (FAT)
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

* Free night for stays longer than 6 nights

* Minimum 3-night stay required

* A $50.00 Cleaning Fee will be added to all Standard Rate 2-night stays

* Rates are for 5 people. $35/ea additional to max of 7 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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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