2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 4-6, private, quiet, star gazing.
Lived and worked in Yosemite/Midpines area for 40 years. Love to share my knowledge about Yosemite so you can make the most out of you time here!
Charles purchased this House in 2006
Why Charles chose Midpines
Great place to live while working in Yosemite NP.
What makes this House unique
The best dark skies for incredible star gazing! Our Trip planning guide provided to help make the most out your vacation! Private, quiet and secure location away from highway.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Home away from home
From the moment that we walked in the front door we knew we'd made the right choice to stay here. Very clean, open concept and well maintained property. Charles was very helpful in all our dealing with him from where to hike to making sure the grill out back worked. His years of working for the park service really showed when asking about can't miss things to do and see in Yosemite.
If this property is available and you choose not to book you'll be sorry!!
Great lodging with all the amenities. We loved the view and the fireplace and jacuzzi. Great location with lots of privacy. House was spacious and pristine. Easy access to Yosemite National Park. We had a great time then we could easily retreat to our own space in the woods .
Thank you Bobby for your review - it was great to have you stay at the Cottage!
Spacious, pristine, lovely
As advertised, cottage was peacefully tucked away in a beautiful, quiet setting. The 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage was immaculately kept with great attention to detail- everything you need for a stay of any length. The hot tub was well-maintained, with dedicated spa towels to use just for it.
The master shower was amazing!
Thank you Colleen for your review - it was great to have you stay at the Cottage!
FANTASTIC stay! Highly recommend
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights for a trip to Yosemite after a couple of days in San Francisco. We really can't recommend this place enough. At first we were a little nervous about the drive in and out of the park each day, but the drive is beautiful and the cottage is more than worth it! It's private, extremely clean, has every amenity we needed and much more, and Charles is fantastic. He is a joy to talk to, and he had so many wonderful recommendations. The hot tub under the stars (so many stars!) was the perfect ending to our days in Yosemite with lots of hiking. Next time, we’ll definitely want to stay here longer and extend our trip to Yosemite. Just a heads up though – we have AT&T and we had absolutely no service at the Cottage nor any areas nearby. There also isn't WiFi which isn’t a huge issue for us, but without service, it did make it a little difficult to plans things for the next day, check into a flight, etc.
Thank you Charles for such a delightful stay! We hope to be back in the future!
Thank you Kirsten for your review - it was great to have you stay at the Cottage! WiFi Internet now available at the Cottage.
A haven of rest
What a lovely and immaculate cottage to rest and regroup after traipsing thru Yosemite Valley. The cottage is nestled on top of a hill but the road is easily accessible right off of main route 140. The kitchen was well equipped with every kitchen tool, utensils and storage wrapping we needed, the bathrooms also were nicely supplied. The beds were so comfortable which gave us the needed night rest to start each new day. We were just a half hour to Yosemite gate and very close to Mariposa where you can acquire groceries and Oakhurst was not very far. Charles, the owner, gave us abundant information to the surrounding areas, restaurants and of course his expertise on where to go in Yosemite, this was invaluable. We were able to plan with this newly acquired knowledge to our hearts content and enjoy our visit to Yosemite to the fullest.
Thank you Jeanette for your review - it was great to have you stay at the Cottage!
Great Home Base for Trips in Yosemite!
My parents had never been to Yosemite before and they were coming out to visit me in Palo Alto at the peak of waterfall season. The opportunity was too good to pass up, so we planned a long weekend trip to the park and spent lovely three nights at the Yosemite Country Cottage.
First of all, Charles was an excellent host. He communicated very well during the booking/reservation process, and was full of helpful tips and suggestions both while we were planning our trip and after we arrived at the house. He's worked in the park and lived in the area for many years, and all of his suggestions about where to find parking, what trails to take, and where to eat were spot on!
Second, the house is really in an ideal location for trips into the park. It's only 15 minutes away from Mariposa, which has plenty of shops and restaurants, as well as a full service grocery store. The selection and prices are excellent, so there's no need to buy groceries in advance. The house is also only about an hour away from Yosemite Valley via CA-140 - not that far at all, and the drive into the park is incredibly scenic and the time flies by. Our first evening at the house, we made a quick trip to Tunnel View after checking in and were able to watch the sunset over the Valley. Truly spectacular!
Finally, the house itself was clean, comfortable, and well-appointed. Very spacious and cheery, with lots of natural light. All of the beds were comfortable and everything was in working order. We enjoyed sitting in the hot tub and watching the stars at night, and also used the grill to cook dinner one evening. We all had good reception and 4G on Verizon so the lack of Internet wasn't a problem, though it can sometimes be nice to unplug. There was a TV with a cable box, but we didn't even turn it on for the same reason.
Overall, we had a fantastic visit and are looking forward to coming back again soon! We would definitely stay at the Yosemite Country Cottage again and can heartily recommend it to anyone else who is planning a trip to the area.
Thank you Chris for your review - it was great to have you stay at the Cottage!