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INSIDE YOSEMITE! Ten minutes from Yosemite Valley

Bedrooms Studio
Space 384 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cozily set up for two, charming cabin is conveniently located on the paved road.

For cancellation, there is a 5% cancellation fee if you cancel with 30 days or more of your arrival. If you cancel within 30 days, there is no refund though we can sometimes change dates. If we rebook the dates with another group for the dates, you will be refunded as much as possible for the nights otherwise filled.

Ten minutes from Yosemite Valley and conveniently located on the paved road, this charming cabin in Foresta will meet all your needs. Cozily set up for two with a comfy queen size bed, enjoy cooking and dining in the cute kitchenette with new, quiet, refrigerator, 2-burner gas stove (no oven), microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender, pots, pans & dishes. Or use the propane BBQ while enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Equipped with gas heater and new, quiet, A/C. Explore the quiet surroundings, stroll to Crane Creek moments away, then rest under the shady oaks and pines. (See also our sister listing #869612, Oak Wood Cabin, for additional two person accommodation.)

Foresta is a great starting point to various Yosemite destinations, Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows, the Merced & Tuolumne Groves of Sequoias and many hiking trails. Offering Free satellite TV, WIFI and HughesNet Gen4 internet, Verizon's 4G network is also available.

Foresta is located within the boundaries of Yosemite National Park. Now known as an “inholding”, Foresta (Big Meadow) started as a pioneering area. Two ranches (McCauley and Meyers) provided beef, pork, dairy and vegetables to the Yosemite Valley hotels. In the twenties, it was sub-divided and given the name of Foresta. Created as an “artistic” community, musical gatherings were held by the creek. After the Great Depression, many lots were sold for back taxes. Approximately 75 homes were in use, either full time or seasonally, before the 1993 A-Rock fire destroyed most of them. More than half of the homes have now been rebuilt. Fire has been a defining force in this area, showcasing Mother Nature's endless cycles.

More Details

Property Manager
Yosemite Half Dome View Vacation Rentals - Rick & Annie
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We were very happy with the cabin!

It was nice that you literally had everything we needed.

The location was perfect.

The instructions were accurate and dummy proof :

Elias Loved Our short stay in Yosemite!

We are driving away very very happy!
Jul 2016
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Foresta Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 384 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If you need to cancel for any reason, please contact us directly. We would open up the dates on the internet, rebook, and refund you some.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Comfy Queen Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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INSIDE YOSEMITE! Ten minutes from Yosemite Valley
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 18 reviews

This was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This small cabin was exactly what my husband and I were looking for! Especially after camping in and around the park earlier in the week it was a great place to end our vacation to Yosemite. The location was perfect and it was so quite. We used the gas grill two nights to cook at "home" in stead of fighting the crowds in the park. The owners were great to work with and were always a text or phone call away when we had questions about the area. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the 5 stars! Relax away from the crowds and sleep in a real bed. Camping is fun, but having a touch of civilization while enjoying the splendors of Yosemite can’t be beat. We are glad you enjoyed it and will welcome you back.
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Great little cabin inside the Yosemite National Park

  • 5 of 5

Not far from Yosemite valley so we were able to get in the park early before the crowds and find good parking. Very secluded but beautiful walking in that area. Cute little cabin. Nice and informative hostess

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we’re glad you found our little corner of Yosemite! Our manager, Annie, is wonderful to work with. She can provide those helpful hints that make negotiating the crowds easier.
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Great, quiet location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this property located in Yosemite National Park! It is so quiet, which we loved after our days filled with all the sights, sounds and other visitors. The cabin has everything you need. It's comfortable and quaint! The managers were very responsive. They gave us info about hikes, grocery shopping, and restaurants.

Take the time to hike the roads around the property and you will get another view of Half Dome and the Crane Creek!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of your stay at the Shady Grove Cabin in Foresta, Yosemite. Yes, there are wonderful walks right from the home to explore the creek, a waterfall, Big Meadow and the old barns, and even the views of Half Dome from a different angle. It's fun to get up early and walk around, lots of birds, and a quiet place to enjoy. Please return sometime!
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Really great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was far enough away from main area of the park to let you get away from the crowds. Close enough it only took 15 or 20 minutes to get to the valley. We rented bikes in the valley which was perfect. It was a busy weekend with the holiday so we avoided valley until Monday. Cabin had everything we needed. If planning to sit on porch bring cushions in as they do get wet overnight. Grill worked perfect. Outside of cabin very primitive but inside was very nice, clean and had all we needed. The area the cabin sits in did have some fire damage but there was new regrowth. Nice to have fan. Lots of towels provided. We had a great time! Do go climb Sentinel Dome....view worth every step!!!!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We’re working from the inside out to make your stay easy and comfortable. The best part is relief from the crowds!
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Stow Ohio

Very nice basic cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin had everything I needed. I spent most of my time on the trails but to have a comfortable place to come home to and in the park was great. The tv cable is basic and internet a bit slow but that's not why your in Yosemite. It a very quiet area I met a few folks from the area and they were very friendly. Make sure you take the left hand fork at the closed road and you can enjoy a beautiful water fall all to your self! I could ever take a mid day break and then take a late day adventure. Don't forget to gaze at the stars before tuning in for the night.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! We are glad you found our corner of Yosemite a peaceful, comfortable retreat away from the crowds. Please come again!
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Simply perfect.

  • 4 of 5

We wanted a clean and simple accommodation for several days to enjoy Yosemite. This cabin fit our needs and provided us with a quiet location with good access to the Yosemite Valley. Everything we needed and nothing we did not.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Foresta is the perfect place to get away from the crowd while taking in the sights.
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Nearest Airport
98 Miles
Fresno Yosemite International Aiport
Nearest Train
79 Miles
Merced Amtrak Station
Car: necessary

Yosemite National Park has over 800 miles to explore, with 4 Park entrances you can access various parts of Yosemite National Park which over 1200 square miles - lots to see and do! Make sure you go the National Park Service Visitor Center in Yosemite Valley just 25 minutes from the home.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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