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Half Dome View Home ~ 3 bedrooms ~ 1.5 Bath ~ Sleeps 2 - 10
Yosemite West Lodging Home ~ 3 Bedrooms ~ 2 Full Baths ~ Sleeps 2 to 8 plus
Meadow Woods Cabin ~ 3 Bedroom ~ 1 Bath ~ Sleeps 2 to 7
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Yosemite National Park Vacation Rental

This private rental by owner is a one of a kind Log Mountain Cabin and one a handful of private homes located inside Yosemite National Park. Foresta, a private comunity existed in before Yosemite was declared a National Park, therefore Foresta was grandfathered into private land ownership within the national park. This 3 bedroom Foresta vacation rental home sleeps 2 to 10 guests. The rental is only 10 miles to Yosemite Valley. Foresta offers a more relaxing pace, located at 4,400 ft, the cabin is a great place to plan scenic hikes, rock-climbing adventures, or savor the days events. Reviews for Yosemite National Park Vacation Rental Cabin

Located inside Yosemite National Park and only a 10 minute drive to Yosemite Valley. The charming 3 bedroom Foresta vacation cabin sleeps 2 to 7 guests. The Meadow Woods Cabin is perfect for a family home or private get away for a couple. Quiet, clean, no smoking, no pets.  Surrounded by nature as this home is INSIDE Yosemite National Park.  Peaceful meadow setting, a true Yosemite mountain home with all the modern ammenities. Reviews for Foresta Cabin

Foresta Cabin Rental Inside Yosemite.
Yosemite West Vacation Rental Home

Centrally located on the western side of Yosemite, surrounded by forest, this 3 bedroom Yosemite West home sleeps 2 to 8+ guests. The Mountain View Home is off of Hwy 41,  and centrally located between Yosemite Valley, Badger Pass Ski area, Glacier Point, Wawona, Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.Reviews for Yosemite West Home.

This charming studio cabin is 10 minutes from Yosemite Valley and conveniently located in Foresta on a paved road. Foresta is one of the closest places you can stay with access to iconic Yosemite National Park destinations, Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows, the Merced & Tuolumne Rivers and the Groves of Sequoias. See more photos of Yosemite Park Shade Grove Studio.

Yosemite West Vacation Rental Home

Reviews for Yosemite Vacation Rentals

Yosemite West The cabin was the perfect location to access Yosemite. It was rustic and charming and the view from the deck is amazing. We would definitely stay here again." Guest: Michael B.

Thanksgiving week stay We had a lovely time at the property. The property was clean and spacious. It was great to be so close to everything at Yosemite. It snowed so glad owner had snow shovel for our use. Neighbors across the road did not and that was challenging for them. We had someone with accessibility issues so planned to have them in bottom bedroom but not being level with the kitchen would make eating meals a challenge. Lots of clean linens, towels and blankets provided. The main level with kitchen was warm and cozy. Rooms could get really cold if you didn’t have wall heater going. We tried to only use them at night while we were in bedrooms sleeping. Kitchen had all the things you would need to cook. Dish tv went out during our stay due to snow (no ones fault)." Guest: Marilyn P.

Stellar Yosemite cabin! Chelsea was great to work with—very nice and happy to answer our questions. The cabin is amazing: beautiful view; spacious, clean and comfortable living room and kitchen area; clean and comfy bedrooms and master BR; kitchen had everything we needed. The location is quite close to Glacier Point Road. It was nice to get up, drink some coffee and hit hiking trails like Sentinel Dome by making a relatively short and easy drive. The drive back to the cabin from Yosemite Valley is longer but it felt pretty short, probably because it’s so beautiful, taking you past Tunnel View and other vistas. We really enjoyed finishing a day in the valley and having the cabin to go back to instead of a crowded hotel. We sat on the back deck with the kids watching the sunset and, later, counting shooting stars. Super-great experience!" Guest: Joel G.

A jewel of a place Loved the cabin, loved the location. The coziness was wonderful, very quiet area, lovely views. The beds where wonderful , the fireplace-stove added such an awesome touch. Definitely a jewel in the woods. Annie was very thoughtful in leaving books highlighting the story of the area and important people- very interesting, as we toured the park we would go back and read about events. One day we decided just to stay in and soak the cabin and the location. Loved it." Guest: Aida C.

Cozy cabin in the woods Absolutely charming cabin with fully loaded kitchen! Plenty of room for our family of four. Our teenage girls ended up sleeping upstairs in the twin beds rather than using the extra queen bed! Very cozy and inviting after a long day of hiking in Yosemite. The gas grill was a nice addition, which we used on the last day for grilling chicken and sitting outside after dinner. Great location inside the park! Definitely 5 stars!" Guest: Marie P.

Meadow Woods Cabin is very cozy, makes you feel at home. Great access to the park without having to wait in line for park entrance daily. Has everything you need. Great for grilling/relaxing in the evenings after long hikes. Five out of five stars. Also enjoyed the artwork by the cabin owner. Highly recommend!" Guest: Shannon M.

Yosemite National Park Vacation Rental You won’t find anywhere else that has the views and comfort, is peaceful and quiet, but still just a 20 minute drive in to the trail heads and main attractions of Yosemite. This was my first time to Yosemite and I am so thankful we stayed here. It was absolutely perfect and we could not have asked for more. You are nuts if you want to stay in the valley. Will definitely be returning! Guest: Renee D.

"Yosemite 3 Bdrm Vacation Rental By Owner" This was a wonderful place to stay that is in Yosemite yet 25 minutes from the business of the valley. We enjoyed coming home to our cabin in the evening for some peace and quiet. The kitchen was well equipped with lots of pots and pans and assorted kitchen tools. This house could sleep a lot of people.

The 2nd floor is a large room with that could sleep 5 (?) and also had a bath and a room with a queen bed. Downstairs was a nice master bedroom and a bath. The couch in the living room was super comfortable to hang out on.

There is wifi although at times it was slow. I found it was much faster in the morning than in the evening. During the week we seldom saw more than 1 car on our drive in/out of the neighborhood. So peaceful and quiet. I would definitely return when we're in the area again." Guest: Jean M. Boulder, CO.

Yosemite National Park Vacation Rental You won’t find anywhere else that has the views and comfort, is peaceful and quiet, but still just a 20 minute drive in to the trail heads and main attractions of Yosemite. This was my first time to Yosemite and I am so thankful we stayed here. It was absolutely perfect and we could not have asked for more. You are nuts if you want to stay in the valley. Will definitely be returning! Guest: Renee D.

Charming, and great quiet location. We loved our stay. Forresta, was so peaceful and quiet, a nice retreat from the crowds of the park. The downstairs has a bedroom with the main bathroom (shower/tub), as well as the kitchen and living area. All spacious and comfortable. The upstairs is an open loft, that also has a bedroom. The upstairs bathroom is part of the open area of the loft, with a sink and toilet. The open area has two queen beds, and then a small single bed. The bedroom, had another queen bed. Our only issue was low water pressure with the kitchen sink, which may just have been temporary...but that didn't stop us from enjoying every minute we spent there. I highly recommend staying here. The house is also the last house on the top of a little knoll, just open land behind it with beautiful views in all directions. Guest: Evynn L.

Foresta Vacation Rental Cabin---"Perfect house for a family visiting Yosemite." Our family stayed in this house for four nights while we visited Yosemite. "It's a perfect location - it took us about 10-12 minutes to drive to the main village in the park even with traffic in the park. Then, at the end of the day, we could leave the crowds behind and have this peaceful house all to ourselves. It is stocked with everything you could need and Annie was great to work with and kept in touch with us while we were there to make sure everything was OK (which is was). Wi-Fi worked great.

Overall a fabulous experience and we would definitely recommend it to friends or family that planned to visit Yosemite. Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers." Guest: Karen R.

The Mountain View Yosemite West Home---"Location! Location! Location!" My family (husband, 19 and 23 year old kids, and I) had a wonderful and relaxing week at this Yosemite West property. "I would totally recommend this property to friends and relatives who are interested in experiencing Yosemite. The owners' description and photos were 100% accurate, and the property was clean and well-maintained. I spoke with the owner-Annie- on the phone and via email several times and she was extremely friendly and helpful (in terms of what to see/do before, during, and after our visit to Yosemite).

The house location is ideal - especially for the west end of the park - including Glacier Point (an especially awesome area to hike and star gaze). The neighborhood is very quiet and easily accessible. The kitchen had everything we needed, so we never ended up eating out. The grill worked very well - something we have had little luck with in other places we have stayed.

While we brought in all of our groceries from several hours away, I was pleasantly surprised to find the Village store in Yosemite Valley fully stocked and not crazy over the top expensive (though you would not want to do the bulk of your shopping there). It's great for picking up odds and ends and highly perishable products like milk and cheese.

Our plan was to hike every day - and this we did. There are hikes for everyone, but I would highly recommend the North Dome trail and Cathedral Lake trail in the Tuolumne area, the trails to Sentinel Dome and Taft Point in Glacier Point, and the Valley Floor trail in Yosemite Valley. We also enjoyed cooling off in the Merced River at Cathedral Beach near the base of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley and at Tenaya Lake in the Tuolumne area.

We used the travel guides we brought with us plus the several that were already at the house to plan our days and learn many good facts about the park. The tours that are available through the park are very expensive and crowded, and with a good book about Yosemite you can do your own tour at your own pace and learn just as much.

We did use the free shuttle system in the Valley - which at first is really confusing - until you realize that there are three different shuttles that run on essentially the same roadways - so you just have to know the exact bus you need to get on and how often they run. Half-way through our week-long stay we realized that we would have to come back there is so much to do! This trip was one of the best experiences we have ever had-and we travel a great deal!" Guest: Amy

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Yosemite Area Things To Do

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
John Muir

There are truly so many adventures to experience in Yosemite it might be helpful to hire a guide for your first sightseeing trip, either by mule or by foot you'll find the official site for the concessioner in Yosemite National Park, is a great resource. For the more adventurous there are also rock climbing guides for hire. If you decide to start exploring Yosemite on your own the best place to start would be Yosemite Valley. Yosemite Valley has been called "cathedral like," surrounded by cascading waterfalls, flower-filled meadows, lumbering rivers, geologic formations and majestic trees. Yosemite Valley is accessible by car all year and is only minutes away from all the rental homes.

Ansel Adams Gallery - located in the heart of Yosemite Valley, between the Visitor Center and Post Office, with incredible views of Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, and Glacier Point. Yes, we’re fortunate, and the staff includes climbers, photographers, hikers, and generally people who love Yosemite.

Hiking is awesome, vistas incredible, rafting, Yosemite Museum Gallery, Park your car and rent a bike. Take the buses. Preparing for your trip to Yosemite. Yosemite Falls

More local attractions: Wawona, Glacier Point & Badger Pass, Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Yosemite Falls, Yosemite Valley Day Hikes .

Yosemite's Badger Pass Ski Area
"Situated on the road to Glacier Point, about a 40-minute drive from Yosemite Valley, is California's original ski area. Skiing started at Badger Pass as early as 1934, and today, it is a modern ski resort with one triple chair lift, three double chair lifts, one surface lift, nine ski runs and a state-of-the-art fleet of snow-grooming machines. The terrain is ideal for learning to ski. Not surprisingly, the Yosemite Ski School is one of California's best, featuring instructors certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA). The ski school was the first in California, begun in 1928, and Yosemite's Midweek Ski Package pioneered midweek savings for winter vacationers in 1948. Badger Pass's gentle slopes and friendly staff, combined with the quiet beauty of Yosemite in winter, have made this ski area a traditional winter vacation spot for generations of Californians. The Badger Day Lodge features a handy "grab and go" food service area, and free shuttle service is available twice daily between Yosemite Valley and Badger Pass. Call (209) 372-1000 for snow conditions."

Cross-Country Skiing
Ninety miles of cross-country trails begin from the Badger Pass Ski Area. Cross-country tracks and skating lanes are groomed on Glacier Point Road from Badger Pass to Glacier Point, a 21-mile round-trip with no trail fee. You can ski with a guide to Glacier Point and stay overnight in a hut, complete with prepared meals, with advance reservations. For an adventure, join a Yosemite Cross-Country Ski School guide on a Trans-Sierra Expedition. The Cross-Country Ski School, like its downhill counterpart at Badger Pass, is staffed by instructors certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America. For more information, please call (209) 372-8444.

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