Yosemite Chalet is located inside the gates of Yosemite National Park, and is only 300 feet from the nearest trailhead. Centrally located, these are the closest accommodations to Badger Pass and Glacier Point. You'll have ready access to Yosemite Valley, the giant sequoias of Mariposa Grove, and so much more. At 6100 feet altitude, the Chalet is well above the elevation of Yosemite Valley, which can be reached by a short 15-minute drive.
The Chalet is an open-floor plan A-frame on a private wooded lot. No need to squeeze into a hotel room when you can come home to a real home.
The reviews of Yosemite Chalet say it better than we can!
My 14-year old son and I stayed here during the last week of August, and we could not have been more pleased. The chalet is centrally located, within an easy drive of all the major must-see sights in Yosemite. The chalet is spacious and comfortable, well maintained with a fully equipped kitchen. And the owners are extremely helpful, with good advice on planning for the stay (e.g., shopping for food and gas). Debbie was there to welcome us when we arrived, and had great suggestions on what to see and do in the park, almost all of which we followed. I would happily stay here again the next time I visit Yosemite. Thank you Debbie and Harry for providing us with such a wonderful home away from home!
Herb, New York
Yosemite Chalet has been our summer home during the summers of 2011 and 2012. Harry and Debby treated us as if we indeed were their family from the detailed directions on how to get there, where do shop for gas and groceries on our way to Yosemite to the invaluable tips and advice on the best places to see and experience. Get your groceries before you get to Yosemite and check with Debby on what she already has in stock.The Chalet's location is excellent, it’s in the middle of all of Yosemite's attractions, but the best is the serenity and quiet in the mornings and evenings, it is a short 20 minutes drive away from the breath taking sunset views at Sentinel Dome or Glacier Point or a morning sunrise walk in the valley before the crowds of people arrive. The night starry sky is to die for! The Chalet is so well kept and supplied with basic cooking necessities, that you really feel like you are at home, cozy, comfortable and relaxed. Debby is just a phone call away or a walk across the street should you need any help or if you wish to chat about Yosemite or Life. Listen to her tips about bears, coyotes and wild life in general. We saw a black bear, yellow-bellied Marmots and coyotes. Debby’s maps and books and personal feedback helped us make the most of our stay staying away from the crowds. We loved the serenity of the Swinging bridge trail in Wawona and had the river banks all to ourselves for sunset, another sunset hike we enjoyed was up Pot Hole dome in Toulumne Meadows, or the day trip to the out of this world Mono lake. There is so much to see and enjoy in Yosemite that a week will not be enough. Plan for a longer stay, but if you can't plan for a Sentinel Dome and Glacier Point sunset hikes for the most beautiful and breathtaking views, a day for the Mist trail & start early in the morning - the trail is long and steep, but all worth your efforts as nothing compares to the power and beauty of the Vernal and Nevada Falls. If you would like to experience the magic of Toulumne Meadows leave early in the morning - the drive is long, but so beautiful and there are so many short and not crowded trail hikes, meadows & lakes along the road. The trip to Mono Lake is long but adventurous. I almost forgot the Mariposa Giant Sequoias Grove - start early in the morning to beat the crowds and choose the less walked trails to enjoy the majesty and serenity of the Sequoia forest. Thank you Debby and Harry, we look forward to visiting again in the winter.
Our family of 5 stayed here for a full week in August of 2010. The accomodations were clean, well stocked, and were plenty big for our family for eating/cooking, sleeping, or relaxing. In addition the a well stocked kitchen (including dishwasher and microwave oven) and comfortable beds, the house has a nice little library with books suitable for just about every reader as well as a small collection of movie titles for the VCR with is also in the home.
Our hosts were helpful and attentive.
The location of the house was perfect for us. We were only about 25 minutes from the hot and crowded valley floor (which we did NOT want to stay in ). The house is located several thousand feet in elevation ABOVE the valley floor, so it was MUCH cooler, and MUCH quieter than the valley. At night, there are absoloutly NO sounds to be heard except for nature. The house is located conveniently near the junction of Glacier Point Road and Hwy 41, giving easy access to exceptional hiking along Glacier Point Road. The house is about midway between the valley floor, Glacier Point, and Wawona.
Stock up on groceries outside of the park.
We stopped at this house for a couple of nights during a recent road trip in California. Everything was perfect, situated between the 2 places you must go to.... Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point. The house had everything our family of 4 could ever need. We were also welcomed by the owners who live nearby. They were a mine of useful advice and tips for getting the best from your Yosemite experience.
The house is in a very quiet spot, and the amount of stars you will see at night will take your breath away. We were also provided a huge amount of information by the woners before we arrived. Very easy to find, using our cars SatNav/GPS.
Whole heartedly recomended.
How lucky we were to come "home" to this Yosemite chalet after long, hard days of sightseeing. And I do mean coming home because that was exactly what it felt like. It is evident the owners take pride in the upkeep of their property. It was so clean and comfortable! The notes left by the owners were extremely helpful. There were spices, dry goods, paper goods, and other groceries in the cabinets and the refrigerator. The openess of the kitchen, dining area and living room was great. The many windows in this area took advantage of the nice views and allowed us to see the wildlife that frequently visited. It was also very thoughtful of the owners to provide books, movies, and games if need. We would love to visit again!
My husband and I have stayed in the Chalet several times and have enjoyed the accomodations immensely. It is cooler in west yosemite, so after a long hike and wondering around the valley, which can get pretty hot, its wonderful to get back to a cool quiet place, away from tourists and noise. The house is clean, spacious, comfortable, well equipped with personal touches everywhere. In the winter, we also enjoy the wood stove, which makes the living room warm and cozy. There are lots of books and video tapes to keep one busy at night. but try to wonder out and gaze at the stars and the milky way that takes you to never never land. Its a total yosemite experience. So, I do recommend this wonderful chalet to anyone who is looking for a good value comfortable place to stay in yosemite.