Stay in the Park. No day-use reservations needed!
You've found the ideal place to stay and get to all the main Yosemite attractions! Yosemite Valley, Tunnel View, Bridal Falls, Cathedral Beach, Glacier Point, Badger Pass Snow and Ski Area, Mariposa Grove, dozens of breathtaking hikes and more in just under 30 minutes! Skip the day-use reservations, chain controls, longer drive, slow traffic and gate waits - stay with us in Yosemite National Park most central location.
Enjoy your Yosemite West homey studio with attached kitchenette and private full bathroom. Feel the morning chill of the mountains under magnificent sugar pines - relax outside in your own sitting area, take all the views while sipping your morning coffee in and the BREAKFAST is on us!
Bring your pouch! This suite is pet friendly. There is additional $30/night/pet fee for our furry guest. Please have your pet always with you, on the leash when outside and never unattended in the room. Please check park rules on the pets in the wilderness: https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/pets.htm
Park for free in our covered and dry carport - no need to shovel out your car from the snow in the morning! Electrical cars are welcome to use our 110V outlet to get around the park.
You will enjoy natural social distancing here - with your own private entrance, your own BBQ on your own deck. Fully automated self check-in and check-out and no interaction with the host required!
Relax after long day in your own cozy place, take always hot shower and bath after great hike, have a good rest in warm and comfortable queen bed with fireplace gently glowing nearby. Enjoy huge 65' TV with great selection of High Definition Dish channels. Cook your own meals in the kitchenette and maybe indulge yourself with some wine at night. All essentials are provided for your no-worry stay: soap, toilet paper, linens, towels and more. Snacks and Continental breakfast will wait for you in the fridge on the arrival nicely packed in the trays if you decide to take it out to the picnic.
The entire studio, kitchenette, full bathroom and outside sitting area is for your exclusive use only! Not shared with anyone else. You are in very safe area here. All doors are lockable for your peace and comfort, security camera are installed overlooking the carport and driveway and recording 24/7. Entrance door has a Smart Lock with the Keypad and your unique code for full privacy, fully automated check in and zero interaction with the host required
If you ever need us - we are always available on the messenger! We also live in Yosemite West so we can help you in person with anything! We will be happy to have you with us in the heart of Yosemite!
Texts and Calls are only second best - here is why: The cellular phone reception in Yosemite West is limited to Verizon. There are pockets of reception when travelling in Yosemite and there is more reception in the valley. When using the messenger you know right away that the message was sent and we are getting notifications in several ways: in the app, on the email and text (thanks technology!) - so we know you are looking for us. Once we see your message - we will address it right away!
If you decide to call, please text us first. Please text your name and check in date so we can find your booking and we will call you back on that number.
Our park is big. You will need a car. Yet you can get to all the major nature wonders in under half an hour of relaxing drive!
For Wawona (25 min) and Giant Sequoias (30 min) - exit Yosemite West and take right on hwy 41
For Tunnel View (20 min) and Yosemite Valley (25 min) - exit Yosemite West and take left on hwy 41
For Badger Pass Ski and Snow Park (20 min) and Glacier Point (25 min)- exit Yosemite West and take left on hwy 41, take right on the next junction
Governor Newsom's Executive Order N-33-20 and associated guidance of the California Public Health Officer, continue to apply statewide. These advise Californians to avoid travelling long distances for vacations or pleasure as much as possible. This is to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Do no travel if you are sick, or if someone in your household had had coronavirus in the last two weeks. Do not travel with someone who is sick.
AT THE GATE:
All vehicles entering Yosemite National Park will be required to pay the park entrance fee. Upon showing proof of your reservation and a matching photo ID at the entrance station, you will be issued a vehicle permit to enter the park.
There are no shuttle buses (Yarts) in Yosemite West. The closest stop for Yarts is in the valley and in Wawona. There are no Uber, Lift or taxi as well. As of today valley free shuttles are disabled.
Don't forget your GROCERIES!
The last stops for groceries are in Oakhurst (Hwy. 41), Mariposa (Hwy. 140), Oakdale (Hwy. 120 from Modesto) and Lee Vining (Hwy. 120 from the eastern approach to the Park - SUMMER ONLY !!!). There are two small markets approximately 25 minutes travel time from here, but are less reasonable and have a more limited selection (confirmed open and working starting June 13, 2020).
Please, be sure to call 1-800-427-ROAD (California Roads) and 1-209-372-O2OO (Yosemite National Park Roads) for most updated road conditions.
IMPORTANT! In winter, EVEN WHEN THE ROADS ARE CLEAR AND THE SKIES ARE BLUE, it is mandatory that you carry tire chains in your car, EVEN FOR 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES. If you do not have them, and you encounter an inspection roadblock, you will be turned back to buy chains before you will be allowed to proceed. Chains are often required on roads both inside and outside of Yosemite from November through March, less often in October and April, and rarely in September or May. Winter driving restrictions are enforced in Yosemite!
Weather: snow, rain, ice and wind may happen, yet Yosemite gets mostly stable and beautiful weather
Kitchenette: mini fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee machine are provided.
BBQ grill with Side Burner for cooking is available right outside on your deck.
Mobile Communication: In Yosemite West you will have reception for Verizon and Sprint only. ATT will not work, unless you are in the valley.
Internet: WiFi is slow and free data is limited to 300MByte/device/24hours. You can buy more data for couple of dollars. Consider to bring Verizon JetPack (or use your Verizon phone hotspot) for cellular internet
Entertainment: 65' TV with Dish Satellite High Definition choice of channels. Service can be interrupted (ie snow on the dish). Consider to download your content when home on your laptop and connect it to our SmartTV through HDMI.
Cooling/Heating: There is no AC in our home. The heating is central - send a message to adjust. In addition - The fireplace in the studio can be used for ambiance and heating
Stairs: Yosemite West is 6000 feet elevation mountain village built on a hillside. Our home enjoys beautiful forest and filtered mountain views. One of the natural downsides is climbing the stairs and our home is not an exception. Your suite is on the upper floor and it takes two and half flights of stairs to get to your private deck and front door.