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Custom Handcrafted Cottage, A C, Fireplace, Views, Private Deck, Central to Park

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Luxury Split-Level Cottage For 2+, Cal King, HDTV, WiFi, whirlpool tub for two

The Yosemite Mountain Hideaway is a Craftsman style private Guest House with the best privacy and views in the area. Our excellent reviews relate our high standards for quality and service.

The Mountain Hideaway is full of designer grade appointments with CAL King bed, whirlpool bathtub, full kitchen, dining room, and private deck with barbecue. The Hideaway has central air conditioning for a perfect summer retreat.

The comfortable living room includes remote control fireplace, HD satellite TV with networks, cable news, HBO, ESPN's, and Sirrius radio.

There is WiFi from satellite internet. It is limited to standard email and browsing the web. To provide internet access for each guest we suggest no internet video and the daily data on WiFi is limited to 300MB per day for guests.

A full kitchen and breakfast bar is provided with all the cookware, plates and utensils you'll need for a quick breakfast or gourmet meal. It's complete with gas stove, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher. The dining area is surrounded by 180 degree mountain views.

The luxurious bath suite includes a 6' whirlpool bathtub for 2, Italian marble shower, radiant floor heat and morning light through private windows. The Hideaway is located in a forested mountain community within the gates of Yosemite Park.

The Hideaway is a luxury house for 2 but can accommodate up to 3 with the extra guests sleeping on a portable mattress on the floor in the living room area. Our property is a unique home and may not be suitable for children under 4 yrs old due to open stairs, fireplace and steep mountain terrain surrounding the Hideaway. There is a $25 or $35 (depending on the season) per night, per extra guest for the 3rd person or child staying at our cottage. The floor plan is an open design with bedroom above the living room.

Weeklong stays include use of the laundry room in the cottage. A touch-up cleaning is also included with week stays.

Check-in is at 4pm and check-out is 11am. We will accommodate other check-in requests if possible. Plan on additional time to drive thru the Park to arrive at the Hideaway.

Yosemite Mountain Hideaway is located at 6000' elevation in Yosemite West. This unique community is located within the gates of the Park with the best central location for day tripping to Yosemite Valley, Badger Pass Ski, Glacier Point, Wawona and the Big Trees.

The high county of Toulumne Meadows is a 90 minute drive thru mountain vistas, high alpine lakes and forests of giant sequoia trees.

There is access to walking or mountain biking forest roads from the Hideaway. Skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing are a short drive to Glacier Point where you can rent all the gear you need for an epic winter adventure.

Cell service is very good for Verizon and Golden State with 3G service from the Hideaway. There is no Cell service for other carriers. Sorry it's a remote mountain location. A land-line telephone with local service is included and you may use your calling card.

CAUTION: Winter travel thru the park requires all cars/trucks to carry snow chains. Yosemite Mountain Hideaway is located on a steep access road where winter snows may require special parking conditions. Please email or call with snow condition access questions.

We look forward to hearing from you, Melissa and Jeff

More Details

Jeff & Melissa Hornacek
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Melissa is fluent in french and speaks spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2017

About Jeff & Melissa Hornacek

Yosemite Mountain Hideaway was designed and built by Jeff and Melissa. Jeff is a building contractor with a background in video production, mountaineering, scuba diving and flying. Melissa is a retired french teacher who loves cats, reading, running 10K's and marathons. We've lived in Yosemite for the past 7 years. Now we want to share our Yosemite Guest Cottage with you.

Jeff & Melissa Hornacek purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Jeff & Melissa Hornacek chose Yosemite

We stumbled across this unique property 17 years ago and fell for it right away. We built our home 10 years ago and just finished the guest cottage this year. We enjoy sharing this special place with like-minded people who treasure the wonders of nature, enjoy quality accommodations in a quiet and private neighborhood.

We have designed and built beautiful homes in the community from large log estates to cozy private cottages. Yosemite Mountain Hideaway is the latest creation of craftsmanship and quality finishes with one of the best locations in the area.

What makes this cottage unique

The Hideaway is a new spacious and luxurious guest house for two with great big views of the park and the Sierra Nevada mountains. It sits high above thousands of acres of forests, granite domes and waterfalls in the distance. Its first rate with central air conditioning, whirlpool tub for two, HD TV and full kitchen.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Yosemite Mountain Hideaway is a luxury cottage with everything we needed. It's private, quiet and comfortable. Great location for the Park. My girl loved the decor and the jacuzzi tub for two was great
Dec 2013
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(63 traveller reviews)

Custom Handcrafted Cottage, A C, Fireplace, Views, Private Deck, Central to Park
average rating of 4.873016 based on 64 reviews

Fantastic stay, unbelievable location

  • 5 of 5

The Hideaway couldn't be a nicer place to stay in Yosemite. Melissa and Jeff couldn't be nicer people.

The Hideway is beautiful down to the smallest of details. The finishes are top quality, the view is amazing, and it will make your stay in Yosemite truly special. It is a short drive into Yosemite valley and the views on the drive make it something to look forward too. The Hideway gives you a lovely place to stay and your own escape after enjoying the many things to do in Yosemite valley. Decided to stay here over the Ahwahnee and I'm so glad that I did.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay was fantastic! Well built, great location, nice people and overall a wonderful place for couples. Thank you again Jeff and Melissa

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We loved our cute little cottage. Quaint, upscale interior, peaceful surroundings near Glacier Point. Perfect setting for a quiet, romantic style getaway. Has a large tub if you're into that, we did not use as we like to conserve water but I'm sure it would be great. the back deck is small but perfect for relaxing. Several stairs lead down to the cottage so you need to be ok with walking up/down stairs to get there. If you're in Yosemite, you should be but just in case. The owner lives next door so if there was an emergency everything would be ok! We had no real complaints, other than the bed pillows long and hard and shower head misted but we are spoiled with our fancy pillows and shower head so really other than that this place is perfection.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

loved the cottage, amenities were perfect for our honeymoon, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxurious quiet cabin in the park!

  • 5 of 5

quiet, secluded, but close to the valley. All the comforts of home; hot tub, BBQ, fireplace, fully equipped kitchen. This place rocked and was better than we could have hoped for. 5 stars.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first VRBO rental and it gave us confidence to try others. It's difficult to add anything to the positive reviews that are already here. We agree with everything said in them. The house is just lovely; beautiful setting with lovely sunsets through the trees & stargazing at night. A very comfortable and well designed house that is well equipped also. We loved all the personal touches that made this feel like a home away from home. I would restate the cautions about the 52 stairs (65 steps with landings) down to the house, especially if you are not acclimated to the altitude & knowing that you cannot leave anything scented in the car because of bears. We bought groceries in Groveland which was 1 1/2 hours away so a cooler is recommended. The drive to Yosemite valley is only about 30 minutes & the grocery store there is fairly well stocked so that is a good option. We did not have a chance to meet Jeff in person but he was prompt to answer our text messages. We spoke with Melissa in person several times & she is very friendly & accommodating. Thank you for sharing this beautiful property. This really helped to make our milestone birthday celebration that much more special.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Fresno International Airport (FAT)
Nearest Barpub
17 Miles
Mountain Bar Yosemite Valley
Nearest Ferry
200 Miles
San Francisco Bay
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Wawona in Yosemite National Park
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Amtrak Fresno
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
HWY 41
Nearest Restaurant
17 Miles
Mountain Room in Yosemite Valley
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Badger Pass Yosemite National Park
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Yosemite Valley
Car: necessary

We're the best location for fun in the park from Star Gazing at Glacier Point, snowboarding Badger Pass, horseback riding in Yosemite Valley or willife encounters on the hidden trails of the high country.


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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £48
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Yosemite National Park in Gold Country / High Sierra

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Big Whirlpool bathtub for two
  • Luxury Bathroom with 6' whirlpool tub for two, shower, marble walls, heated floor and large towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Luxurious Cal King bed, super comforters and high-quality linens. The cottage is an open floor plan, split-level cottage with the bedroom above and open to the living room. A portable mattress with linens is provided for the 3rd guests.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • whitewater rafting

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