Yosemite National Park House Rental Photos and Description
House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)
Royal Retreat is a luxury two-bedroom mountain home 30 minutes away from most of Yosemite’s most popular attractions. Located at 5,500 feet, it provides an escape from the heat on the Valley floor in the hot summer and proximity to fun at Badger Pass in the winter.
Royal Retreat couldn’t be better situated. Our vacation home is in Yosemite West, right by the turnoff for Glacier Point. This means you will be inside Yosemite, and central to everything the park has to offer. It sure beats driving over two hours from one of the gateway cities! The Valley floor and its breathtaking waterfalls are 30 minutes from Royal Retreat, and the golf course and Giant Sequoias are also 30 minutes away. Glacier Point is another attraction not to be missed; the 20-minute drive is beautiful in itself, but the view from the overlook is truly awe-inspiring.
Royal Retreat is brand-new. It was completed in May 2012, and you can feel the care that went into each detail, from the rustic Shaker-style cabinets and doors to the handmade wooden staircase. One of the other unique features of Royal Retreat is that you do not have to climb any stairs to access the front door. This is very rare in our neighborhood; most of the rentals are on a hill, meaning you have to haul your bags up flights of stairs before reaching the front door. In addition, Royal Retreat’s guest bedroom, which boasts a king-size bed, is on the first floor with a bathroom right across the hall, making it perfect for guests who are less mobile.
In terms of amenities, Royal Retreat offers luxury upon luxury. Its kitchen is fully equipped with everything you’ll need to prepare gourmet meals at home. The master suite is outfitted in elegant yet simple decor, and the bathroom offers both a shower and a jacuzzi bath tub. Both bathrooms feature Italian marble countertops and shower walls, and you can easily sleep up five people if you opt to use the sofa bed in the loft. (For parties of two to four people, we offer a studio, Serenity Suite VRBO 406504, directly below Royal Retreat with its own parking, entrance, and deck.)
Royal Retreat offers beautiful views of the forest from its rooms. The living room and loft are especially relaxing; both receive ample sunlight and showcase peaceful views of the trees surrounding the property. If you want to grill, the covered deck gives you the luxury of being outside, while still providing shelter from the sun or rain.
This perfectly situated vacation rental is new to the market, but we’re already starting to book for the 2015 season. Contact us today to make your reservation!
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- wheelchair accessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank You for a Terrific Stay! This house like Yosemite is a Jewel!!! The house is very comfortable & well appointed. We look foward to a return in the near future
Please explore the map above. Our home is located inside the gates to Yosemite National Park. You can see the nearby Glacier Point road on the map. Only 8 miles to Badger Pass, about 12 miles to the Valley Floor. Many listings don't show a map and are often farther away than described. There is a big advantage to staying inside the gates. We are over 1/2 hour INSIDE the gates, so compare our location to locations 5-10 minutes outside the gates, plus waiting at the entrance station. Closer to almost everything and no daily entry hassle.
We lived in Yosemite full-time for a combined 15 years. Now we make a home in nearby Three Rivers, CA (Sequoia National Park), where Jeff is a park ranger, and in El Portal, CA, just outside the Yosemite gate, where Holly is an accountant. We are fortunate to split our time between two great Sierra foothill communities.
We are rock climbers and Yosemite is our favorite place in the world. We named Royal Retreat after a favorite Yosemite climb, Royal Arches, and one of Yosemite's climbing legends Royal Robbins.
We hope you feel like royalty when staying at our home. Guests are giving us rave reviews on our brand new house, the superior construction and the wonderful feeling inside and out. Each detail has been carefully considered and you will not be disappointed.
Yosemite West offers proximity to all the Yosemite attractions without the crowds. It's peaceful, wooded, moderate temperature in summer and offers good access to fun in the snow in the winter.