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

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


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.


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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 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.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • resort
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

*NEWER Yosemite Inverness House* with Central Air and Heat Inside Yosemite Park
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
San Diego, CA

Yosemite in April

  • 5 of 5

One of the best maintained properties we've stayed at. It was well stocked and well maintained with many attention to details. Plenty of room inside for a large group. We didn't go out on deck as it was cracking from recent snow damage but the owner responded to concerns we had about it quickly and was already was in the process of fixing it before the end of our stay. Despite this, we still enjoyed our vacation. It's a close drive into the valley.

The driveway is steep but we were able to go in without a problem as there was no ice. You must be able to climb a staircase to get inside the home. The interior was very clean! Overall, great place for families.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 Great Days at Yosemite!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very comfortable and has all that you need for a wonderful and relaxing stay. The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking and food prep - easy kitchen to cook in. The bedrooms and bathrooms are sizable with thoughtful touches to make you feel at home. This was our first visit to Yosemite, therefore, we were not familiar with the roads (elevations and road cut-backs up the mountains) and the distances to various areas. Yosemite West (the location of house) is about 15 miles from Yosemite Valley. Unless you're camping or staying at the Yosemite hotels (only 2 and one is quite pricey) this is the best area to stay within the park. The house offered a wonderful retreat after our long days of hiking. The only con is the driveway. You have to drive up a steep Fire lane then back up the sloped driveway. We are from Florida therefore our experience with steep inclines is zero so this may not pose any issues if you are experienced with inclines and mountain elevations. Our daughter's boyfriend had no issues, but my husband did. Also, Judy (the owner) is wonderful, very accommodating and attentive to any needs or questions you have.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house, perfect location, perfect owner

  • 5 of 5

Our time at Yosemite was amazing.

The house is in excellent condition in one of the most beautiful areas of Yosemite National Park.

Judy the owner is a very nice and caring person.

She called on the first day and asked us if everything is like expected.

Honestly, it was more than we expected.

Like I said, everything was perfect.

We can highly recommend Judy and her beautiful house at Yosemite National Park.

Thank you very much Judy.

We will be back soon.


  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Hope to see you again soon.
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A beautiful setting and home just a short drive to Yosemite Valley..

  • 5 of 5

We visited with our 4 children over Thanksgiving and were able to prepare a full turkey dinner in the well equipped kitchen! The owner and caretaker were both responsive and helpful and made our stay worry free. The home is the cleanest I have rented is in a private, beautiful setting in the forest. Our only issue was getting into the steep driveway as it was icy but we were accommodated with alternative parking. We had an amazing visit to the park as well as it was uncrowned and we were able to drive places that are usually impossible to get to. Thank you for a fabulous stay!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow! You will be glad you chose this home!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in late October. We enjoyed full days out on the hiking trails and we were equally excited to come home to a clean, comfortable, new home. We were able to access wifi here...a great thing because elsewhere in the village it was spotty, at best.

The kitchen had all the right dishes, tools, glasses, etc that you'd need. There was the instant comfort of a gas fireplace, outdoor grilling, and supportive couches and beds that just screams to us, "We must return with our family next time!" You cannot be disappointed here!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janet Very well put.
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Los Angeles, CA USA

Words CANNOT Express

  • 5 of 5

I CANNOT say enough about our time in Yosemite!! The owners of this particular property treat their guests like royalty.

The property was amazing! I have an eight year old son who continues to talk about the deer that greeted us every morning. We hiked for the very first time and it continues to be a story we laugh about at least once a week. We discovered how out-of-shape we all really are.

The property is furnished with everything you need to cook an amazing meal for your family. The general store (up the road) is well-equipped if you need a few snacks (i.e. wine, chips, beer, souvenirs, etc.).

We had the time of our lives and we CANNOT wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


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.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
20 Mar 2017 - 21 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
7 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
Labor day
2 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £115.95 + 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.


Manager's Cancellation Policy

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