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Storybook Chalet Inside Yosemite National Park

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

The Storybook Cedar Chalet is located inside Yosemite National Park in a small private development called Yosemite West. The interior of the Chalet has been updated with new Hardwood, Tile, Carpeting, Appliances and Granite Countertops. The home is centrally located to all of the Park's major attractions. Yosemite Valley is 20 minutes away - Glacier Point is 25-30 minutes - The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoia Trees is 35 minutes and Badger Pass Ski Resort (renowned for it's ski school for young skiers) is located 8 miles away. The home has all of the amenities you'd want in a vacation getaway - Satellite TV, WiFi Internet access, Pool Table, a Sauna and a Spa. The Chalet sleeps up to 10 people in 3 bedrooms (2 King Size Beds and 1 Queen), a loft and sofa bed. The beds all feature pillow top mattresses & down comforters for the perfect night's sleep. The chalet has traditional gas heating, as well as a wood stove. Treat yourself to the best location in the Park with all of the amenities you'd want for your ultimate Yosemite Vacation.

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi!



Just wanted to send a note to say how much we enjoyed our stay at your Cedar Chalet. We found the house in excellent condition and a perfect accommodation for the five of us. We loved the peace and quiet of the evenings, and were very thankful that we didn't opt to stay in the Village - too busy for us!



We had one day of serious hiking ... my husband, daughter, and niece hiked the trail of Yosemite Falls... they made it safely to the top to

take in the view and savor that feeling of a major accomplishment!

Our niece's husband and I found some "easy" trails to explore and really enjoyed ourselves. Our timing was perfect for this visit - plenty of water to show off the splendor of the falls, and beautiful summer flowers all along the way. And, perfect weather... which allowed us to see the most amazing stars on our evening "Stargazing"

tour at Glacier Point.



One evening, we decided to watch the sunset from the fire ranger station near your chalet - but we never reached our destination - we encountered one of your huge park bears - right in the middle of the trail! Everyone hightailed it out of there - I did pause long enough to snap a picture though - to prove the event to our friends!



So, we thank you for sharing your little corner of paradise.. and perhaps we will return at some point in the future - we would like to share this experience with our son, his wife, and our new grandchild some day... her pregnancy is the reason they could not travel with us ... but we all agree that the sacrifice will be well worth it!



Hope that your summer goes well, and that you are enjoying each day.



Sincerely, Dolly Canterbury
Jul 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Master Bathroom with Sauna
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom with Sauna
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Loft - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 Queen Size Aero Beds & Convertible Sofa Bed
  • King size beds (2) 2 Bedrooms with King Size Beds, Queen size Beds (1) 1 Bedroom with Queen Size Bed, Baby Cribs (1) Pack-N-Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Convertible Sofa Bed in the Loft, 2 Inflatable Queen Sized Aero Beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding

Reviews

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(81 traveller reviews)

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Storybook Chalet Inside Yosemite National Park
average rating of 4.5061727 based on 82 reviews
5

We had a wonderful time at the appropriately named Storybook Chalet!

  • 5 of 5

After visiting the Yosemite sights each day, returning to the cabin couldn't have been more relaxing, whether we were sitting on the deck enjoying the quiet, sitting in the spa, playing pool and/or checkers, or watching the family of deer that shared the neighborhood. The cabin was well designed, beds were comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped and the whole setup was very workable. We were a family of seven and there was something for everyone, even the Grandchildren enjoyed playing outside. We hope to return during the winter season, but in the meantime all the wonderful memories we have will have to do!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time everyone in the group enjoyed the property.I would recommend this home for a vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great to be inside park. Don't count on hot tub.

  • 3 of 5

The house is located about 25 minute drive from village, which is convenient & a beautiful drive. It had what we needed to cook and lots of beds (which were very comfortable!).

House is well used, a bit mismatched in the furnishings, and could use some updates. Appliances are pretty old and we had difficulty with the burners.

Also, the hot tub didn't work. The owner told us on the day we were checking in that it wasn't working but said he planned to have it fixed while we were there. I followed up with the owner a few times to see if he was having it fixed. Finally after we had checked out, he wrote me to say someone was coming up. That was too late for us to enjoy & we were disappointed. Things happen, but the owner didn't view fixing the hot tub as a priority. He's clear in other postings that the hot tub is not a reason to rent this home. But it would have been very nice to have after some of our long hikes. We read several other comments in the book about it not working for them. So, don't count on a hot tub.

I do love how the house is situated and the deck. Has great bones for a good stay - just know what to expect. The view is beautiful and we loved being with our family and exploring Yosemites wonders.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hate to have a guest leave disappointed with their stay. We know that the spa is an important amenity for our guests and we do our best to have it working for all guest visits. Unfortunately a part in the spa broke before the guest's stay and required multiple repair visits by our service person to repair because a part had to be ordered. (The service company is very responsive but has to come from Fresno which is 2 hours away and can't do same day repairs when special parts are needed as in this case.) The repair company tried to get this fixed during the guest stay but had to wait for the part - we kept the guests informed about his progress but it wasn't able to be fixed until after they left. The remote, wilderness location is one of the primary reasons that guests visit Yosemite, but it also comes with the problem that repair services are not close and cannot always be available on the spur of the moment, and even when they respond quickly it can require multiple trips as in this case. Almost all of the homes in the area that previously had spas have removed them because of the repair issues with the harsh winter climate and negative guest feedback when the spas were down for repairs. We love the spa and we chose to keep it even with the occasional repair issues because it's such a nice feature after a day hiking in Yosemite. We suggest that if you feel you will be disappointed enough to write a negative review of the house if the spa is under repair for your visit that you consider booking a different home. Not sure about the mis-matched furnishings comments.... The home was completely renovated 2 years age with hardwood and tile floors, granite counter in the kitchen and new carpeting. All appliances, except for the kitchen oven (which works fine) were replaced at that time. Please view the photos of the house which show the condition and see other guest comments about the interior of the home.
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5

A great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Yosemite is amazing. We shall remember it always. We were very comfortable in the cedar chalet, and Eric was responsive to all our questions.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Clean and great location

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful west facing views, comfortable beds, convenient location!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hot tub was broken.

  • 2 of 5

We rented this cabin because it had a hot tub and pool table. Weeks after collecting our payment I was sent paperwork including helpful guides on operation of different things in the cabin as well as rules and a disclaimer explaining that the operation of the hot tub was consistently good and that in the event it didn't work we would not be reimbursed in any way. I didn't think anything of it at the time because of its past consistent operation. However the day before our stay we received an email saying the hot tub was broken. I guess it should be stated somewhere on the listing not to expect any reduction of price if the hot tub is not operational. This would have been useful to me rather than learning about it after we paid. Long story short, Do Not Rent for the Hot Tub. Or you may be sorry like we were.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I can't argue with the guest's description of the their stay. The Spa stopped working during the previous guest's visit and we alerted the guest before their arrival about the issue and that a repair person would likely be there during their stay to try and fix it. A repairman did arrive to to repair the spa and found that the heater had become defective, causing the the breaker to trip and shut the spa down. A replacement heater had to be ordered which required a return trip by the repairman to fix the problem. Here is the note all guests receive: A note to guests about the spa: The spa operates year round and has an over 99% reliability history for operating over the last 3 years. Like all mechanical equipment, parts occasionally require replacing and it is possible that the spa may be out of service for all or part of your visit if repairs are required. We have a local contractor that can usually diagnose and fix minor issues with the spa when they occur but sometimes we need to order replacement parts or schedule a special spa service technician for repairs. Due to the remote location, these types of repairs can not generally be competed in a day because of time/distance/tech schedules/shipping time, etc. We love the spa and we make every effort to make sure it is working for your visit. We've had 2 guests in the past 3 years that were very disappointed because the spa was not working for their visit. 1 left a poor review of the house and the other threatened to leave a poor review even though we were able to get the spa fixed for them within 24 hours of their arrival. Because of the negative feedback from those 2 guests over issues beyond our control we want to make clear in advance that we do not offer refunds, or make adjustments to the rental price of the unit if the spa is not working during your visit. If you are choosing our home for your Yosemite visit solely, or primarily because of the spa then we want you to be aware of this policy in advance and understand that while we will do everything we can to make sure that the spa is working or repaired quickly if it is found to not be working during your visit, we do not guarantee that it will be working for your visit and we do not offer refunds or adjustments for the spa if there are issues with it during your stay. If you will be disappointed enough to write a negative review should the spa not be working during your visit, we ask that you consider booking a different property.
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Location

Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Wawona Golf Course (Inside Yosemite National Park)
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Badger Pass (Yosemite National Park)

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Prime Summer
11 May 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£909
for 2 nights
From
£455
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£620
for 2 nights
From
£310
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
21 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,488
for 4 nights
From
£372
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season
25 Nov 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£578
for 2 nights
From
£289
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/NewYears
14 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£744
for 2 nights
From
£372
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season
1 Jan 2019 - 14 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
£620
for 2 nights
From
£310
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Prime Summer
10 May 2019 - 2 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
£909
for 2 nights
From
£455
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£744
for 2 nights
From
£372
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Off Season rates are up to 4 guests - additional guests are $25 per night per additional guest.
Holiday and Peak Season rates are up to 6 guests - additional guests are $25 per night per additional guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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