WHIMSICAL COTTAGE NESTLED IN THE PINES FROM $299/NT FOR 4

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WHIMSICAL COTTAGE NESTLED IN THE PINES FROM $299/NT FOR 4

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Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Cozy Bear Cottages is a lovely mountain duplex nestled among fir, cedar, pine and oak trees. We are in beautiful Yosemite West approximately half way between spectacular Yosemite Valley and historic Wawona, inside the gates of Yosemite National Park. Our unique location provides the perfect combination of privacy from the large crowds, perfect for a relaxing getaway and convenient to all that beautiful Yosemite National Park has to offer. Wawona is an often overlooked gem with a history center, the Wawona Hotel, stagecoach rides, beautiful river, golf course and the stunning 'Chilnualnua Falls'. We are also the closest accommodations and short 6 mile drive to 'Badger Pass'' ski area in the winter months and breathtaking 'Glacier Point' in the summer time. Just south of Wawona is the Mariposa Grove of the Giant Sequoias' a sight not to be missed! Cozy Bear Cottages is family owned and operated by your innkeepers, Neal & Carol who will make your stay pleasant and are always willing to offer suggestions, directions or answer any questions during your stay. Inside Cozy Bear you will enjoy the cozy living room in this cottage which has a beautiful stone gas log fireplace, satellite TV, VHS, games and a DVD player. The owners also have an extensive video library to share with you. You will find bears of all kinds throughout the unit - some made of wood, ceramic and some stuffed!

Cozy Bear has two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen bed and mirrored closet doors. The second bedroom has a queen bed and a twin bed and there is also a convertible bed in the living room that makes into a queen size bed. The decor in the bedrooms are both whimsical and elegant.

The cottage has a full decorative ceramic tile kitchen including the counter tops and floor with lots of amenities including a dishwasher, micro wave oven, refrigerator and most everything else that you would find in your own kitchen. All of the linens are provided. Please ask about using the laundry room facilities. There is a portable crib and high chair available for the youngest visitors at no charge.

There is a covered patio area with a gas barbeque, utensils and table & chairs for you to use for outdoor cooking and dining.

The owners, Neal & Carol are pet lovers and have two little dogs, Max and Molly. Max and Molly are not allowed to go into Cozy Bear Cottages because some people are allergic to pet dander and we have assured our guests that there will be no animals/pets in Cozy Bear Cottages!

We realize that some people want to smoke. Cozy Bear Cottages is a NON SMOKING cottage. We do allow smoking on the patio and there is an ashtray there for your use. NEVER,NEVER,NEVER smoke inside Cozy Bear Cottages!

We hope you will take advantage of the many activities that Yosemite National Park has to offer from skiing, sledding, horseback riding, fishing, rafting, hiking and more!

We would love to hear from you, (we even have a toll free number) 877-479-2327 or drop us an e-mail at carolandneal@gmail we look forward to hearing from you and meeting you in person. Take care of each other.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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About The Owner

Neal and I have just celebrated our 54th wedding anniversary. We have 5 children who are grown now. We take so much pride in Cozy Bear Cottages

.We built and decorated Cozy Bear all by ourselves. Cozy Bear is strictly a mom and pop run endeavor. We do not have anyone working for us. We do all of the cleaning and maintaining of Cozy Bear ourselves.

. We fell in love with Yosemite while on vacation when our children were young and returned year after year until we had the opportunity to purchase and build Cozy Bear Cottages. Cozy Bear was and is a labor of love.

We love meeting people from all over the world. We have found that people are the same wherever they originate from. Everyone loves their children and wants them to learn and experience the majesty of Yosemite and the joy they experience in exploring and discovering the awesome beauty of Yosemite. Seeing Yosemite through the eyes of a child is like experiencing Yosemite for the first time even though you may have been here many times.

The Owner purchased this townhome in 1996

Why The Owner chose Yosemite National Park

We, first built our own home here in Yosemite West and we had planned on spending our retirement (golden years here.) Then, life stepped in and Neal's job of 27 years came to an end.

We vacationed in beautiful Yosemite every year with our children and wanted to live here more than anything and now we had the opportunity to make our dreams come true. Initially it was scary making the move because we still had one child at home but it turned out to be the most beautiful and exciting adventure of our lives. Cozy Bear Cottages has really been a labor of love including building and decorating it ourselves.

The area that we were from became gang infested and we didn't want to raise our last child (twenty years difference between our first and last child) in a dangerous environment. It took some time to be able to make the move up here but when Neal's job came to an end we thought that it was the worst possible thing that could happen to us and it turned out to be the best possible thing that could have ever happened! We had one child at home who was eleven years old and didn't want to come up because all of her friends were down South. It didn't take long for her to make friends up here who are still her best friends ever!

We have one daughter who married a young man from Yosemite and they also have vacation rentals up here. and do what we do.

We have another daughter up here who works for the company and is the retail manager of the South end of the Park.

Having two children already up here made it easier for us to re-locate. We have a son and daughter in Southern California who come up whenever possible and our youngest daughter, an animal lover, is a veterinarian and practices in Santa Cruz and Monterey.

Living in Yosemite has proven to be a wonderful and fulfilling life for Neal & me, our children and grandchildren.

What makes this townhome unique

Each season up here in Yosemite has its own beauty. Spring time we witness the falls in all of their glory. It is amazing to us the power that is in those falls.

Watching the rainbows as they paint a spectacular picture across the magnificent falls. Each time we came to Yosemite, it was harder and harder to leave...so we didn't.

Summer, we enjoy the hiking and rafting. Floating down the river and watching Half Dome and El Cap. and watching the families as they raft, picnic, and enjoy all of the beautiful flowers in the meadows and throughout the Park.

Driving and walking through the 'Big Trees' and remembering a poem that the man who built the Golden Gate Bridge who said 'Fall down oh traveler, on your knees, God stands before you in these trees.'

Fall, is so beautiful and funny! The colors are changing and leaves are falling. Squirrels are gathering food for the winter and we watch them as they build under ground condos throughout our property and claim it for their own. They drop pine cones from high up in the trees and sometimes it seems like they are waiting and aiming for us so they can drop the pine cones directly onto us. They are adorable!

Winter, is the most beautiful time of all. We feel like we are in a Currier & Ives setting but more beautiful than any hand-painted picture could be. We watch as snow falls and icicles form in front of our windows and off from our deck. Badger Pass is running full steam and children are learning to ski. It is a very quiet and awesome experience that we feel so blessed to be a part of.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The duplex cabin had all the amenities you would expect and more. The washer/dryer was a bonus.



We highly recommend Cozy Bear. The cabin was clean and nicely decorated.



The owners were very professional over the phone and quite pleasant in person. They live right next door.
Jun 2007
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based on 6 traveler reviews

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Whimsical Cottage Nestled in the Pines from $299/nt for 4
average rating of 4.75 based on 6 reviews
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Whimsical Cottage Nestled in the Pines from $299/nt for 4
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Yosemite National Park Yosemite Area
Denver, CO
4

Comfortable and cozy; nice for kids

  • 4 of 5
We stayed at the Cozy Bear Cottage in early May 2010. The home was comfortable and cozy, as the name suggests. A high chair and porta-crib were provided for our two-year-old, which was extremely convenient. A few toys were also available. The kitchen and dining area are small, but were more than adequate for our needs. The family room had a gas fireplace, satellite tv and a selection of movies. The bed was extremely comfortable! It was a convenient home base for our visit to Yosemite National Park.
  • Submitted: May 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
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Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
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Whimsical Cottage Nestled in the Pines from $299/nt for 4
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p132696vb
-(209) 372-4054
Yosemite National Park Yosemite Area
Los Angeles, CA
5

Great Place to Stay in Yosemite!!!!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of four just stayed 3 nights in March 2010 and had a great time. Our Cozy Bear cottage accomodations were comfortable, clean and indeed, cozy. Rates were reasonable and the place is within a 30 minute drive to Valley Floor, great to be so close after a full day of hiking. The owners are such nice people and made our stay a pleasure. We will definitely stay here for our next trip to Yosemite. Highly recommended!!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
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Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Whimsical Cottage Nestled in the Pines from $299/nt for 4
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-(209) 372-4054
Yosemite National Park Yosemite Area
Ashburn, VA
5

Guestbook Comment

I just spent 3 nights in one of the Cozy Bear Cottages. We enjoyed dinner and breakfast on the patio where we were visited by Steller's jays and quai...
  • 5 of 5
I just spent 3 nights in one of the Cozy Bear Cottages. We enjoyed dinner and breakfast on the patio where we were visited by Steller's jays and quail. We were relieved to see no live bears! The cottage is quiet and comfortable and well located for visiting all the attractions in Yosemite Valley and also the Mariposa Grove and the Wawona Hotel. The owners live next door and couldn't be nicer. I highly recommend this cottage.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
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Whimsical Cottage Nestled in the Pines from $299/nt for 4
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Albany NY
5

Guestbook Comment

Its a great place to stay and very close to Yosemite Valley. We came to stay in Yosemite valley for two days but our flight got delayed and we coul...
  • 5 of 5
Its a great place to stay and very close to Yosemite Valley. We came to stay in Yosemite valley for two days but our flight got delayed and we could only stay one night. They (Cozy Bear Cottages) were very understanding and even helped us book another cottage so we could stay the second night. The cottages were execellent; very warm and cozy, alot of aminities, soft beds. It truely was a home away from home. The owners were very nice, helpful, and go way out of their way to make you feel comfortable.

We are definitely coming back and staying at Cozy Bear Cottages next time.

Thanks again,

Trisha and Mike
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2008
  • Stayed: Mar 2008
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Fresno
Nearest Barpub
16 Miles
Yosemite Village
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Wawona Golf Course
Nearest Train
85 Miles
Fresno
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
41
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Wawona Hotel
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Badger Pass

We are located in beautiful Yosemite West, a private development which includes rentals, private residents and part time residents. We are about halfway between the Valley Floor and Wawona. We are also about a 30 minute drive to Glacier Point and 6 miles to Badger Pass skiing area.

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Availability & Rates

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Yosemite National Park Townhome Rental Rates

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Fall 2014
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$299
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Yosemite National Park Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Our bathroom is a bear decor. The floors are ceramic tile. Toiletries are included.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Our beds are super comfortable! We have had a lot of comments. The baby portable crib is in the master bedroom closet.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Lots of bicycle and hiking trails throughout the Park, also seasonal rafting, swimming, skiing, snowboarding and lessons available.
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