Top rated rentals — Yosemite West
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Yosemite West puts you in the heart of it all

Yosemite West is a private community of resort properties that offer rustic living at its best. Surrounded by trails and stunning scenery, your Yosemite West vacation rental is a shining example of low-key life in California. Of course, the real draw here is its proximity to Yosemite National Park and other beautiful natural surroundings. Its reputation as one of the country’s most scenic wonders is unparalleled—and it’s an inarguable fact that you’re in pretty good position if your goal is to post photo after photo of one of the world’s most compelling attractions.

Things to do

From museums to villages, Yosemite West has it all

When you book a Yosemite West vacation rental, you’re minutes from some of the country’s most beloved attractions. The Yosemite Museum, dating from the 1920s, is packed with exquisite exhibits showcasing the area’s phenomenal landscapes and sites. Since Yosemite West is located within the gates of the park, you’re ideally situated to enjoy everything it has to offer. Head to Yosemite Village if you need the 411 on what’s going on, or to check out the Indian Cultural Museum and Garden next door to the visitor’s center.


Get active in the natural wonder of Yosemite West

When you book your Yosemite West vacation rental, you have a world of opportunity at your fingertips. If you love golf, the Wawona Golf Course is approximately 20 minutes away by car. When you venture to the park, you’ll be in prime position to spot hundreds of different kinds of birds and wildlife. By the time you leave the area, you could very well be a professional stargazer—the park itself is dotted with telescopes. Up for a picnic? Yosemite itself is the perfect place to lay out your lunch.


High above, the weather is perfectly fine

Yosemite West is situated at an altitude of 5500 feet, which is considerably higher than the valley itself. This means that when summer arrives, you won’t have to deal with stiflingly hot temps when you leave your Yosemite West vacation rental. Instead, you’ll notice it’s at least 10 to 20 degrees cooler. Winter is generally a mild affair, although snow does accumulate fast once it starts to fall and lasts throughout. The average temperature in the area ranges from 36 to 67 degrees. The occasional summer thunderstorm isn't out of the question, either.

Natural features

Epic hiking trails and forested grounds

Yosemite would be nothing without its geography—we all agree on that, right? On all sides, Yosemite West is surrounded by Sierra National Forest and Yosemite National Park. The edge of Yosemite West is lined with hiking trails, at least one of which crosses over both Rail and Strawberry Creeks. The forested Eleven-Mile Trail is worth the hike, too, and wildlife abounds in the neighborhoods of Yosemite West. Mind yourself, though, as you never know when you may encounter a deer or a coyote. If you’re venturing further into the park, you may spot a red fox or a wolverine track!

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Yosemite West?

Whatever you're looking for in a getaway, you'll find a rental property in or around Yosemite West that suits your style. Why not try these on for size?:

  • Around 4 miles from the center of Yosemite West, you'll love staying at "Amazing Half Dome And El Capitan View No Day". It has 3 bedrooms and a range of conveniences like a microwave oven and children's books.
  • Another enticing choice is "Inside The Park Gates - Park Entry Reservation Included", which is around 0.1 miles from Yosemite West. Offering 1 bedroom, air conditioning and a kitchen island, it has everything you need to make your visit comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Yosemite West vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Yosemite West?

Whether you want to spend your getaway chasing outdoor adventure or kicking back with your crew, Vrbo has beautiful log cabins where you can do both. Pack your bags and check out these properties in and around Yosemite West:

  • "Inside Yosemite Log Cabin Home In Foresta. Incredible View Of Yosemite Valley": Enjoy a few days unwinding at this great escape nestled in nature. Once you've recharged, enjoy skiing or horse riding, which are among the best activities in this region.
  • "Log Cabin Nestled In The Pine Trees In Yosemite National Park": Spend your getaway taking advantage of all the creature comforts at this property. When it's time to get outdoors, cycling and cross-country skiing are some awesome things to do.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Yosemite West?

Nothing tops squeezing in a quick break to get you feeling alive again. Pack your carry-on bag and get comfy in one of these enticing weekend getaways in and around Yosemite West:

  • "Newer Yosemite Inverness House With Central Air And Heat Inside Yosemite Park" is a top option around 0.1 miles southwest of central Yosemite West. You'll never need to venture far to find something to keep you busy around this retreat. Pull out your map and head for Yosemite Falls Trailhead and Sentinel Beach Picnic Area. Activities like snowboarding and mountain biking will add a nice touch to your quick break.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a short and sweet break at "Royal Retreat - Rare 2 King Bedrooms". Stay in and relax, or get active and try rock climbing and cross-country skiing. When you're ready to explore more of the area, organize a visit to Olmsted Point and Sentinel Dome. This attractive vacation rental is around 0.1 miles west of Yosemite West.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Yosemite West?

Generally compact, affordable and conveniently located, it's not hard to be impressed by a studio apartment. Get comfy in one of these vacation rentals and get to know Yosemite West up close:

  • Make "Inside The Park Gates - Park Entry Reservation Included" your home for a few days or more. This top vacation rental features amenities including a microwave oven and a TV.
  • "Serenity Suite - Luxury For Two. Rare King Bed" is another fabulous choice. Make yourself at home and enjoy the use of an ice maker, air conditioning and more.

There are loads of sights around Yosemite West you won't want to miss. Nourish your inner culture lover and visit Yosemite Lodge Amphitheater and Ansel Adams Gallery.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Yosemite West?

Every so often, you just need to escape from the real world, even if it's only for a couple of days. Experience a nice combination of rest and recreation at one of these short-term rentals in or around Yosemite West:

  • If you want to be near the action, "Serenity Suite - Luxury For Two. Rare King Bed" will be just the ticket. It's within reach of the center of Yosemite West and a great base to discover sights like Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls.
  • Eat, sleep and explore from "Mountain Getaway With Wifi And A", another terrific option. El Capitan and Vernal Falls should be on your must-do list when you're ready to see the sights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Yosemite West?

Whether spent in a cottage, a cabin or a condo, a romantic weekend getaway is a wonderful way to add some zing to your relationship. Whisk your special someone away for a couple of relaxing days at one of these enticing escapes in or near Yosemite West:

  • Sneak away on Friday afternoon for a couple of nights of passion at "Amazing Half Dome And El Capitan View No Day". Located around 4 miles from Yosemite West, this property comes with lots of nice touches, like a fireplace and a dining table.
  • Another place where you can spend a few precious days together is "Inside The Park Gates - Park Entry Reservation Included". Located 0.1 miles from Yosemite West, a fireplace and air conditioning add to the ambiance here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Yosemite West?

Peep these large group vacation rentals in or near Yosemite West and don't worry about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • A host of amenities including a fireplace and a kitchen make "Starlight Lodge" a standout. This popular property has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 14 guests. From central Yosemite West, it's around 8 miles away to the southeast.
  • "Cabin - - 67 - El Capitan At The Redwoods In Yosemite" is another impressive option. It's around 8 miles to the southeast of Yosemite West, has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 guests. A nearby river and a fireplace are just a couple of things designed to make your visit even more memorable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Yosemite West?

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when choosing where to spend your vacation, particularly if you're bringing the kids along. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Yosemite West and fill your days with splashing good fun:

  • Treat the gang to a memorable stay at "Newer Yosemite Inverness House With Central Air And Heat Inside Yosemite Park". There's a lot to love about this getaway apart from its pool, such as a dishwasher and a kitchen.
  • Alternatively, unpack your suitcase at "Stay Inside Yosemite National Park At The Hummingbird Raven House". Along with an invigorating pool, you can also make use of books and free toiletries.

Yosemite West has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 50 ºF and 75 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Yosemite West vacation rental and plan your escape for any time of year.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Yosemite West?

No matter if your idea of the perfect escape is high in the mountains or on the beach, you'll enjoy it even more if you share it with those closest to you. Look up these large family vacation rentals in or near Yosemite West and bring the whole gang along:

  • Sleeping up to 8 guests in 3 bedrooms, "Newer Yosemite Inverness House With Central Air And Heat Inside Yosemite Park" is the ideal place to hang out with the family. This popular escape is 0.1 miles to the southwest of Yosemite West and has creature comforts that include a video library and a stair gate.
  • "Mountain Getaway With Wifi And A" also offers the space you need to reconnect with loved ones. This rental is around 0.1 miles to the southwest of Yosemite West, and accommodates 8 guests in its 3 bedrooms. A living room and a dining table will help keep everyone happy and comfortable.

When it's time to explore, there are lots of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone entertained and happy. Glacier Point, Yosemite Falls and El Capitan should be at the top of your itinerary.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Yosemite West?

Take a break with your kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Yosemite West and build some incredible new memories together. Check out these options:

  • "Yosemite Hilltop Cabins, Sage Cabin" - This sought-after retreat offers towels and a toaster and is located approximately 4 miles northwest of central Yosemite West.
  • "Yosemite Hilltop Cabins, Lupin Cabin" - Round up the troops and spend a few days or more at this inviting property, which is around 4 miles to the northwest of Yosemite West. You'll have access to a nearby laundromat, a dining table and a whole lot more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Yosemite West vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.