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*NEWER Yosemite Inverness House* with Central Air and Heat Inside Yosemite Park

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom 1 bath Beautiful Private House

Yosemite West is centrally located inside the park entrance, and sits near an intersection of the roads leading to the park's most famous features: Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

This private updated 2-level house sits at the end of a quiet street, with a network of running and hiking trails surrounding the neighborhood. Too hot? Too cold? Not a problem. Our home features central air conditioning for those too hot for comfort nights and central heat to keep every part of the house toasty.

KITCHEN / DINING / DECK

Cook comfortably in our fully-equipped kitchen with full-size, stainless steel appliances, gas range, granite countertops and fully stocked with service for 8 and all the necessary gadgets to prepare your favorite meals. Pantry is stocked with a variety of spices and individually wrapped teas, sugar and cream. The dining area has a pub-style table for six and is open to the living room area.

Enjoy the views while you grill, dine or lounge outdoors on our expansive 300 sq ft. deck. You have your choice of grilling on a GAS BBQ grill (located on the deck) or grilling on a free-standing, cast iron, CHARCOAL grill (located on the lower level in front of the house).

PICNIC BASKET

We’ve provided a picnic basket and cooler for a spontaneous picnic in the park. Picnic basket serves 6 and includes individually wrapped salt & pepper. Reusable ice packs can be found in the freezer.

LIVING ROOM

Clean, bright and tastefully decorated, the living room is an inviting space with a large and comfortable curved sectional sofa, gas burning stove, flat-screen TV, and plenty of DVDs for your next movie night. The dish network connection is very unreliable due to the height of the surrounding trees. We are hoping a new carrier will soon come into the Yosemite West area with a more reliable TV service.

LIBRARY WEST

A diverse and extensive library of books is available for you to enjoy including books on Yosemite, hikes and nature walks. You may take books with you if haven’t finished reading them and you’re also welcome to contribute to our library with books of your own. There are plenty of “reading lights” conveniently throughout the house.

BEDROOMS

The cozy bedrooms are each furnished with a full size bed and twin bunk beds. The bathroom has dual sinks with granite countertop, tiled floor, full size shower/tub and plenty of natural light.

BATHROOM

Plenty of natural light fills the bathroom and features dual sinks, granite counter tops and tiled floor. Enjoy “hotel-like” complimentary toiletries. First aid kit under the bathroom sink.

WASHER/DRYER

Full size washer and dryer available for guests staying 7 days or more.

More Details

Property Manager
judy brandy yoho
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
29 September, 2017

About judy brandy yoho

I have loved Yosemite since my teens. We climbers drank straight from all the rivers, and spent our days on the granite walls. In my early 20s, I climbed every major cliff in the Yosemite Valley, had barely enough money to buy a beer, and hitchhiked everywhere I couldn’t walk. My best memories…

This place is 12 miles from El Capitan Meadows, the best picnic spot in the Valley. At about 5500 feet above sea level, it’s nice and cool all summer when the Valley is sweltering. At the edge of the Yosemite West, there’s no development on any lot surrounding this one, so it’s private.

judy brandy yoho purchased this house in 2009

Why judy brandy yoho chose Yosemite

Location, location, location. Yosemite West is located inside the park entrance, and sits near an intersection of the roads leading to the park's most famous features: Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. These popular park destinations are all within 15-18 miles (30-35 minutes) from Yosemite West in three different directions. And for winter fun, we enjoy the Badger Pass ski area (only seven miles away).

What makes this house unique

Central air conditioning and central heat, 300 square feet deck.

Location

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Fresno Airport (FAT)
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Wawona Hotel or Valley Floor
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Wawona Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Hwy 41
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Wawona Hotel or Valley Floor
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Badger Pass
Car: necessary

Inside the park gates, and centrally located between three of the most popular park destinations, Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, our rental is the perfect basecamp for exploring the park.

Access hiking and running trails right from the neighborhood. Just ask for directions on some of our favorites! Plus, Badger Pass Ski Area, and all the skiing, snowshoeing and other snow play activities are only ~7 miles away in the winter.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

1) MIST TRAIL. Significant effort depending on how far you go, but the most intimate and spectacular trail I’ve ever seen. Crowded but fantastic. If you are ambitious you can go all the way to the top of Half Dome, which takes all day, unfortunately requires a permit, and makes your feet very sore.

2) YOSEMITE FALLS, BRIDAL VEIL FALLS, and GLACIER POINT. These are no effort, and you must do this during your stay.

3) THE MILE TRAIL FROM THE VALLEY FLOOR TO GLACIER POINT. This requires a (two) car shuttle or you have to figure out the tour trolley to take you back to your car. If your knees are good you can take the trail down from Glacier point or (my preference) get a workout by walking up. NOT RECOMMENDED: a round trip without the car shuttle. If you have never seen the Valley, it’s a life-changing experience to take this trail down from the top for your first visit.

4) SENTINEL DOME HIKE to the top from the rim. This is relatively easy 2 mile hike, with a slight altitude factor. The road to Glacier Point has to be open, so this isn’t accessible in the winter. Spectacular way to see the high country and the Valley from the top with very little effort.

5) GLACIER POINT DOWN THE PANORAMA TRAIL. Amazing views. You can go downhill to anywhere you want to turn around. Or go all the way down the Mist Trail to the Valley with a car shuttle, or even climb Half Dome from Glacier Point, to Panorama Trail then return to the Valley via the Mist Trail. This is probably easier than going from the Valley to top of Half Dome and back to Valley.

6) HIKE FROM HAPPY ISLES TO MIRROR LAKE. I’m not much of a fan of this, it’s completely flat and easy and if you’ve never been to the Valley it’s spectacular.

7) WALK ALL THE WAY UP FROM THE VALLEY FLOOR TO SEE THE TOP OF YOSEMITE FALLS. Long dusty difficult hike not for the faint of heart. If you really want a test, hike to the top of El Capitan.

8) YOSEMITE VILLAGE, YOSEMITE LODGE, AND CURRY VILLAGE. Food, mountain shops, junk stores, ice cream, Ansel Adams art, books, various hotels.

9) AHWAHNEE LODGE. This is worth a look, it costs a small fortune to stay a night, but you can stroll around for nothing. Consider Sunday brunch buffet if you want to get a big feed and maybe drink.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • resort
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Dual sinks, granite countertop, tiled floor and plenty of natural light. First aid kit is located under the bathroom sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , There is 1 full size & 2 bunk beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , There is a full size & 2 bunk beds
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski pass optional
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The best place to shop for groceries until about 10:30 pm is Raley's in Oakhurst. They have an amazing selection of gourmet and locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as a variety of meats, wines and cheeses.. You will lose internet service shortly after leaving Oakhurst along the 41 freeway. AT&T is currently available in the valley and will soon be available in Yosemite West.

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average rating of 4.9 based on 40 reviews
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Great house, very comfortable. Had everything we needed. Thx

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin with comfortable beds.

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The bathroom was stocked with luxurious products, and the kitchen had everything we needed. Loved the gas push button fireplace! Only complaint is that the sectional couch needed to be bolted together.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Carlos, Ca
5

So amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was incredible-we couldn't have asked for a better place to be. It was stocked with plenty of the necessities from spices to shampoo/conditioner. It was very clean and spacious. We would definitely recommend this place to friends/family and come back ourselves !!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kensington, MD
5

Perfect family escape

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Perfect property for young families. The property was clean and had everything you need. We'll be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great vacation - Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our Yosemite vacation. The house was even better than expected - lots of nice amenities to make it homey. Plenty of space for our family of 6. Tough driveway to back into, but we were prepared for that. Judy the owner was very nice and quick to respond to my questions by email, phone and text. Perfect location close to the Glacier Point access road and a quick 30-40 min drive into the Valley. Highly recommend Sentinel Dome trail - reasonable hike for a breathtaking view. Easy to go back to the house for lunch after that. Very convenient! Glacier Point, Tunnel View, Mist Trail (tough hike for us East Coasters, but totally worth the effort!), Tuolomne Grove -- so much to see! We also rented rafts for a relaxing ride down the Merced River. Cannot say enough good things about this home and vacation destination. Would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC
5

wonderful retreat in Yosemite

  • 5 of 5

We loved our recent stay at Inverness. The house is clean and comfortable and has many amenities which helped us relax and enjoy our visit. We did several days of hiking and started fairly early in the AMs to avoid crowds and heat. So we were done by mid-afternoon. It was great to come back to the house, take showers and spread out to read or nap. We also played games each night and watched a movie one night from the extensive collection. The kitchen was well stocked - even with a welcome basket. I've never been in a VRBO that provided so many things (like soap, shampoo, hair dryer, kitchen sponge, etc). It really made it each to just buy groceries, arrive and enjoy. Judy was very available to answer questions and checked in by phone a few times to see about the smoke from nearby fires. I am so glad we stayed here instead of in the heart of the valley. If we come back again (which I hope we will), I would love to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall 2017
9 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,034
for 3 nights
From
£303
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
20 Mar 2018 - 20 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,009
for 3 nights
From
£294
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest
 
independence
1 Jul 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,034
for 3 nights
From
£303
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
7 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,034
for 3 nights
From
£303
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor day
2 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,034
for 3 nights
From
£303
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,009
for 3 nights
From
£294
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £113.58 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Check-in time: 4pm PST
Check-out time:11am PST
No early check-in or check-out

• CLEANING: All trash and rubbish must be placed in designated waste containers. Soiled dishes are placed in the dishwasher and cleaned. Remove all unconsumed food/groceries brought onto the property.

• GUESTS: Undeclared guests are subject to an extra charge of $35 per person, per night. Please contact owner if you have more than 6 guests. Guests exceeding 8 will violate rental contract, be asked to leave and forfeit fees paid.

• RATES are subject to change without notice. The quoted rate at the time of booking will be honored.

• PARKING: Two normal sized tandem parking spaces are available in the driveway. We cannot accommodate oversized vehicles or RVs. No street parking is allowed. Parking instructions will be emailed upon booking.

• STORM POLICY: No refunds will be given for storms. Mountain roads are curvy, steep and can be icy in the winter. You are required by Federal Law to carry tire chains in a chain control area and National Park Service can require chains at any time based on conditions. You should have chains when visiting Yosemite from November-March (chain requirements may be in place on occasion as early as September or as late as May). There will be no refunds due to road conditions or weather. If you are planning to rent a car, check with your rental car company in advance about their chain policy and plan accordingly.

•ACCIDENTS/INJURIES: Owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. Owners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of guests. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite on to the premises.

•NO CAMPFIRES, CANDLES or FIREWORKS allowed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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