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Yosemite Hilltop Cabins, Lupin Cabin,15 min to the Valley floor, Wifi

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Lupin Cabin - Beautiful one-bedroom cabin just minutes from Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Hilltop Cabins are located within the gates of Yosemite National Park in the tiny community of Foresta. It is hard to believe that such a quiet and peaceful place like this exists just fifteen minutes from the sometimes bustling Yosemite Valley.

NOTE – This listing is for the Lupin Cabin. The listing and availability calendar for the Sage Cabin is also on VRBO/HomeAway under property number 815550. Both cabins are on the same property, have the same floor plan, and are furnished almost identically. We created a separate listing for the Sage Cabin in early February 2016 so reviews for both cabins are on this listing prior to that date.

The cabins are very private. Even though the Sage and Lupin Cabins are located next to each other they are oriented to maintain maximum privacy. Each cabin has 17-foot-tall wood beam ceilings with ceiling fans and lots of windows to take advantage of the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. When you are at the cabins you can see the top of El Capitan, Yosemite's world famous 3000 ft tall granite cliff.

Each cabin has a master bedroom with a comfy king-size bed and down comforter. They also have a full bath, full kitchen, and reading loft. Each cabin also has its own patio with a high quality Weber gas barbecue

When you arrive at your cabin there will be fresh linens on the bed and clean towels in the bathroom. There will be brand-name shampoo, conditioner, and body wash in the bathroom. You will only need to bring food, clothes, and personal toiletry items.

Fantastic hiking and running trails with wildflowers, waterfalls, and wildlife can be accessed right from the cabins.

Each cabin has a TV/DVD player. The TV has no programming, DVD only. There is a small DVD library to pick from or you can bring your own movies.

The kitchen has all the cookware and dinnerware that you will need to prepare and serve meals. The kitchen also has a microwave oven, toaster, blender, coffee grinder, and coffee maker.

The cabins are heated in the winter by propane heaters that look like wood-burning stoves. Both cabins have air conditioning for your summer comfort.

Some cell phones work at the cabins. Verizon is the best. Each cabin has a land-line telephone for use during your stay.

There is satellite internet provided by HughesNet. There is a cap on the amount of bandwidth that is available. PLEASE DO NOT STREAM MOVIES OR WATCH VIDEOS AS IT WILL IMPACT GUESTS THAT ARRIVE AFTER YOU.

As of November 2014 there is no longer a hot tub at the cabins. It was a tough decision but keeping the hot tub clean and in working order finally became too much.

Current Yosemite road and weather conditions can be found by calling Yosemite National Park at 209-372-0200. Current road conditions in the State of California can be found by calling Caltrans at 800-427-7623.

Grocery Stores/Markets near cabins – Crane Flat Gas Station/Market (8 miles), Yosemite Village Market (13 miles), El Portal Market on Hwy 140 (14 miles).

More Details

Property Manager
Steve Belford
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 November, 2017

About Steve Belford

I love Yosemite! That is why I built the cabins there. I love being able to share this great spot with others.

Steve Belford purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Steve Belford chose Yosemite National Park

I like to spend my time rock climbing and hiking.

Yosemite is one of the best places in the world to do these things

What makes this cabin unique

Yosemite Hilltop Cabins are located in the community of Foresta. Foresta is located in Yosemite National Park and is only 8 miles from towering granite cliffs of Yosemite Valley.

Location

Nearest Airport
93 Miles
Fresno
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Yosemite Valley
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Wawona
Nearest Train
66 Miles
Merced
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
120
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Yosemite Valley
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Badger Pass
Car: necessary

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Yosemite National Park in California

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Sofa Bed - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size bed in bedroom
  • King size bed in bedroom, Sofa bed in living room,
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming

Reviews

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Yosemite Hilltop Cabins, Lupin Cabin,15 min to the Valley floor, Wifi
average rating of 4.8192773 based on 83 reviews
5

Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have asked for a better cabin or area. Everything was outstanding and beautiful, I will definitely be visiting again!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for our family!! It was close enough to the valley where we didn't have to drive a long distance for our daily activities. It was nice and cozy and was a pleasure to come "home" to after being out for the day. Steve was awesome!! He was always quick to reply to my many questions about the cabin. Also answered many other questions that weren't directly related to the cabin (routes to take to get there, areas to grocery shop, activities within Yosemite, etc). Would definitely stay here again!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Couldn’t have been better situated, located or equipped for our needs.

  • 5 of 5

Secluded and beautiful though not easy to find the first time around. We would return in a heartbeat

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

So Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

It has been a long time since I spent three days in a place that is surrounded by such quiet beauty. In the mornings and evenings I/We could not hear a sound. Watching the sun rise or set is a real treat. And the good thing is that this well-apportioned and comfortable cabin is quite close to all the great sights to see in Yosemite NP. And the ride to the cabin in the tiny town of Foresta holds its own natural beauty too. What a great place to spend three days!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our stay here! Everything was very clean and the kitchen was well stocked with all the utensils we needed. The bed was comfortable and the linens and towels were good quality.

We loved be able to drive into the valley and up to Tuolomne meadows and then come back to our quiet cabin, away from the crowds. There are actually two very enjoyable hikes from the Foresta big meadow-Foresta falls and Little Nellie falls. we were the only people on both of the trails (which we enjoyed). Bonus!- there is a great view of half dome and El Capitan from the Little Nellie falls hike with no one was there to enjoy it but us! There was a TV but we never turned it on. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch and watching the sunsets from the meadow behind the cabin. One morning we woke up to a doe and two fawn eating right in front of our bedroom window. Steve was very responsive to any questions we had. This cabin is the perfect spot for people seeking quiet in a beautiful setting.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Cute cabin, great location in the park!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Lupin Cabin. It was our first visit to Yosemite and the location was perfect; we enjoyed the seclusion of being outside the village yet with easy access to most areas. The owner's directions and advice were spot on. WIFI was fine for checking email and road conditions etc.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Yosemite National Park, Gold Country / High Sierra

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2017/2018
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£356
for 2 nights
From
£147
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring, Summer, Fall 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£679
for 3 nights
From
£205
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2018/2019
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
£356
for 2 nights
From
£147
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring, Summer, Fall 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
£679
for 3 nights
From
£205
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2019/2020
1 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020
2 night minimum stay
£356
for 2 nights
From
£147
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£473
for 2 nights
From
£205
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £56.62 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £150.98
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy - If you cancel your reservation 30 days prior to your arrival date I will refund your reservation deposit. If you cancel your reservation within 30 days of your arrival date you will be charged the full amount of your reservation. I will issue a refund for the days that I am able to book.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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