INSIDE YOSEMITE GATES, THE FALCON'S NEST IS MINUTES FROM VALLEY ATTRACTIONS

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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INSIDE YOSEMITE GATES, THE FALCON'S NEST IS MINUTES FROM VALLEY ATTRACTIONS

Yosemite National Park House Rental Photos and Description

This split level home sleeps up to 12, 6 on each floor

Inside Yosemite National Park and nearest vacation home to Yosemite's three famous areas: Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point and Giant Redwoods. From the street you see the covered parking area attached to the house which means you are protected from snow and rain and don't have to climb stairs, a rarity in this mountain area. You don't realize the size and beauty of the home until you step inside and see original paintings and works by famous photographers and the wonderful views from the wall of windows in the great room. The fully equipped kitchen is a joy to work in with its colorful granite countertops, lots of pots and dishes and basic food supplies such as herbs, oil, flour, sugar. There is a barbecue on the deck which has a sunset view and overlooks an animal trail. You may see deer, coyotes or even a bear on the hill below you while enjoying a sunset cocktail.

Accommodations

This home can accommodate up to 12 people. One bedroom is handicapped accessible and has a queen and a twin bed. A second bedroom has a king bed that can be converted to twins and the third bedroom has a queen bed. All linens are provided. There are satellite TVs and DVDs in the great room and all bedrooms. We have wireless, of course! This is a very quiet area with no street lights or traffic but lots of stars.

Enjoy our garden area as you watch our local wildlife: bears, deer, coyotes, a variety of birds and more. Ski in Winter at Badger Pass, only six miles away.

Internet availability

Due to our remote location, and because our home is surrounded by tall sugar pines and cedar trees, it makes it difficult to receive clear signals at times. Our satellite based Internet is vulnerable to adverse weather conditions, therefore we cannot guarantee Internet connectivity during your stay. In addition, our satellite company limits our band width and amount of Gigabits we are allocated by the local internet providers. Because we are on a monthly allowance when the limit is reached our Wi-Fi drops. We request our guests keep their internet usage to a minimum and use it only for emails and a few images at best.

We know this is a lot to ask as the internet is so ubiquitous and almost necessary for a lot of our daily routines in the modern world. Please keep in mind that when you enter Yosemite National Park, in most regards you are leaving the modern world behind.

When our Wi-Fi is down you may be able to find Wi-Fi Internet at the lounge in Curry Village in Yosemite Valley, just a short drive from our location. We are doing our best to provide you with internet service but unfortunately the technology for full service just isn’t available yet in our community. We have been told that another satellite will be launched in 2016 which will add to our Wi-Fi capabilities.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Danna

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Don Pitts, a retired magistrate judge, held court in Yosemite for over 18 years. His wife, Kay, is an artist specializing in paintings of Yosemite. They built the Falcon's Nest in 1998 next to their home, the Yosemite Peregrine. Kay designed the home and it is filled with original art and photography from some of the best known artists of the area. Kay and Don have hiked and skied every part of Yosemite and were surprised to find they were growing old, with some of the health issues accompanying old age. They currently live in Fresno where they still manage the properties with the able help of Danna Demers, our on-site manager. Danna greets all our guests with warmth and a wealth of information. With many vacation rentals you get a key at check-in and then you're on your own. At the Falcon's Nest you receive complete personal attention from Danna, who lives in the employee apartment downstairs.

Danna purchased this house in 1998

Yosemite West is a small subdivision of private homes located at 6,000 feet elevation. It is only accessible by entering Yosemite Park. There is no commercial development here and consequently no traffic or crowds. The home is close to Yosemite's 3 major attractions: Yosemite Valley is 10 miles north, Glacier Point is 16 miles east and the Wawona golf course and the Mariposa Grove of giant redwoods are south. Winters bring lots of snow and the home is only 6 miles from Badger Pass ski resort where guests enjoy Nordic and Alpine skiing as well as snowboarding and snowshoeing.

The serene location allows guests to enjoy the abundant wildlife. Guests often see coyotes, deer and bears in the garden area drinking from our pond. Many varieties of birds are here and at night the stars are amazing. There are no street lights or traffic to spoil the serenity. Hiking and Nordic ski trails are just outside the door. Those who enjoy art will be amazed at the variety and quality of photography, prints and original paintings which adorn every room.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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John Muir Vernal Falls Mist Trail Hike
"You are right beside the roaring falls! It is a short slightly uphill walk to see Vernal Fal..."
Hetch Hetchy Reservoir
"Hetch Hetchy Valley would be a twin to Yosemite except it is filled with water as a reservoi..."
Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Fresno
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
41
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Badger Pass
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Wawona
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Wawona
Car: necessary

Yosemite National Park is so amazing and our vacation home is right in the center of the 3 most popular areas: You'll gasp at the height and power of the waterfalls in Yosemite Valley, gaze at the alpenglow on Half Dome at sunset at Glacier Point and be amazed at the height of the giant redwood trees in Mariposa Grove. After a day of touring you can return to the solitude of the Yosemite West area where you leave tourist traffic behind and enjoy a quiet dinner on the deck as the sun goes down and millions of stars come out to greet you.

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Availability & Rates

Yosemite National Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Winter
Feb 13 2014 - Apr 2 2015
$370
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
$420
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Cancellation policy: More than 30 days the deposit will be returned minus $100 fee. Within 30 days no refund unless property can be rebooked. Any refund will have a $100 processing fee.

Cancellation Policy

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

Yosemite National Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bedrooms 1, 3 and 4 have a basin in the bedroom as well as the bathroom. Hair dryer in each bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , king OR twins
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom is uniquely decorated with colorful linens and original paintings. There is a separate deck for all bedrooms except bedroom 2. Bedroom 2 has either a king bed or two twins. Porta crib available.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • rock climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • fly fishing
Notes:
You enter the Falcon's Nest through a gallery of photographs of Yosemite. All rooms have original paintings and other artistic touches to delight your senses. Watch a variety of birds from the deck. Our garden area is visited by deer, bears and coyotes. You can lie in the hammock and enjoy a rare time of silence in your busy life. (You may be disturbed by the chatter of squirrels or the sound of a breeze passing through the trees.) And at night there really are stars in the sky.
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