YOSEMITE REFUGE INSIDE YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK!!

Jeff Hornacek

Speaks french, spanish, english, Melisa is fluent in French and speaks Spanish.
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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YOSEMITE REFUGE INSIDE YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK!!

Yosemite National Park House Rental Photos and Description

Secluded 2 Br - 2 Bath House Inside Yosemite National Park With Garage Parking!

Looking For A Hideaway Inside The Gates Of Yosemite To Prepare For Your Exploration Of The Park And Recharge After? Yosemite Refuge Is The Place! My Home In Yosemite West Offers A Secluded Sanctuary Twelve Miles Inside The Park Gates, Nestled In The Hills At 6000' In Elevation, And Far Away From The Low Lying Gateway Communities. Found Midway Between The Waterfalls And Granite Of Yosemite Valley, The Giant Sequoias Of The Mariposa Grove, And The Breathtaking View From Glacier Point, It's The Ideal Place To Set Up Your Base-camp. (Yosemite Valley Is About 20 Minutes To The North, Glacier Point About 30 Minutes East And Wawona About 20 Minutes South)

The Two Spacious Bedrooms On Opposite Sides Of The House, Each With Its Own Bath, Make Yosemite Refuge A Perfect Retreat For Two Couples. Situated Well Downhill From The Road And Away From Other Houses, It Offers The Best Privacy And The Quietest Surroundings In Yosemite West. The Large Private Deck Floats High In The Pine Tree Canopy On The Property And Faces West Toward The Sunset. Enjoy A Barbeque And A Glass Of Wine On The Deck As You Recount Your Adventures Of The Day Exploring Yosemite.

If You Prefer A Gourmet Meal, Yosemite Refuge Has A Fully Appointed Kitchen With Full-sized Appliances, Granite Countertops, Knotty Alder Cabinets And Spacious Work Areas. You Will Find All The Cooking Gear You Need Including Pots, Pans, Oxo Utensils, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Blender, Tea Pot, Microwave, Etc. You Have Your Choice Between Informal Eating At The Kitchen Breakfast Bar Or Setting A Full Table In The Dining Room

The Living Areas Of The House Are Treated In Rough Hewn Pecky Cedar Paneling And Beams Throughout Bringing The Natural Elements Of Yosemite To The House. In The Living Room, You Will Find A Flat Screen Tv With Surround Sound, An Extensive Dvd Collection, Guidebooks And Novels. Satellite Internet Is Available For Checking Your Email And Browsing. (note That Satellite Internet Is Not Sufficient To Stream Video Or Other Bandwidth Intensive Activities).

Yosemite Refuge Has Been My Home For The Past Decade And This Is The First Year I'm Making It Available For You To Enjoy. My Good Friends And Neighbors Melissa And Jeff Are Onsite And Nearby In Case You Need Assistance With The House And Have Kindly Offered To Help With Your Stay.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jeff Hornacek (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
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Speaks french, spanish, english, Melisa is fluent in French and speaks Spanish.

About Jeff Hornacek

A Mechanical Engineer in the Texas oil industry, I moved to Silicon Valley in the 80s to ride the computer wave. It was then that I first experienced Yosemite National Park. With frequent visits over the next 2 decades competing with my other love, skydiving, I finally sold my parachute, committed to Yosemite and started living at Yosemite Refuge in the early 2000s. While doing countless hikes all over the park, I also started perfecting my backpacking gear, leading to my co-founding a backpacking gear company from this house called Trail Designs. I hope you find as much happiness here as I have. Between myself and my neighbors Jeff and Melissa who I've asked to help with your stay, we'll work to ensure you have everything you need.

Jeff Hornacek purchased this house in 2002

Why Jeff Hornacek chose Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is quite simply the most breathtaking place on earth. Covering an area the size of Rhode Island, you will find some of the largest waterfalls in North America, the most spectacular granite monoliths in the world, Giant Sequoias which can't be found anywhere else on earth, and the list just goes on and on. With over 750 miles of trails, the opportunity to see these sites in addition to extensive wildlife (bear, deer, marmots, coyote, etc) is unparalleled. The question isn't why live in Yosemite, it's why wouldn't you live here!

What makes this house unique

Given the huge size of Yosemite, and the countless things to see and do, you want to be in the middle of it all when you wake up in the morning. Starting your day off fighting through traffic, sitting in line at the entrance station, and driving half the day from a gateway city just to get started wastes precious time and energy. Yosemite Refuge is in Yosemite West.....right in the middle of the most popular sites.....whether it's the waterfalls and huge granite of Yosemite Valley to the north, the Giant Sequoias of Mariposa Grove to the south, or the breathtaking views from Glacier Point to the east, you're perfectly positioned to explore them all. Add to it the unparalleled seclusion and privacy found at Yosemite Refuge allows you to truly get away from it all and recharge. The 2 car garage has easy access from the street, leading to 55 steps meandering down the hillside to Yosemite Refuge's private setting, providing comfortable seclusion from the rest of the community. Also, located at 6000' elevation, it's cooler than the low lying towns and valley.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Yosemite National Park Yosemite Area
5

Yosemite refuge

  • 5 of 5
Excellent stay. Cabin was beautiful well appointed clean. Owners gracious hosts
Photos accurate
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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San Diego
5

Wonderful Weekend in a beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5
This home was beyond our expectations. Absolutely beautiful, perfect location inside the park and plenty of space. The home was decorated so nicely, the owners did a fantastic job. We are so happy with the choice we made and will definitely try to stay again in the future when we return to Yosemite. The house had all information on the park, what to do, where to go, and DVDs from inside the park. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet getaway in Yosemite. Such a great experience, I can not thank the owners enough!
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Yosemite National Park Yosemite Area
5

Great location

  • 5 of 5
A great place to stay for families to see yoesmite. A house well equipped for families. Love it and hope to visit again. Highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Yosemite National Park Yosemite Area
5

Jane from TX

  • 5 of 5
Very nice place in the park. Much better than the description. My son enjoyed sleeping on the blow up bed (very comfortable w awesome sheets) & after an awesome day of hiking to watch the extensive DVD collection. My daughter loved doing the Yosemite puzzle. We all really enjoyed our stay there beautiful views. My nieces that we brought along loved swimming holes after hiking. I'd highly recommend this place & hopefully we can come back. 😄
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Stanford
5

Review of stay

  • 5 of 5
I wrote a detailed review in the dairy book in this house.
Everything is fantastic, especially the fully equipped kitchen. Thanks!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Fresno (FAT)
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 41
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Badger Pass
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Wawona
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Wawona Hotel
Car: necessary

Located Inside The Park Gates, You Are Perfectly Situated To Explore All The Attractions Yosemite Has To Offer. To The Right Is Mariposa Grove Of Giant Sequoias, Left To Yosemite Valley, And Straight Ahead To Glacier Point To Enjoy An Overhead View Of The Valley Floor. An Ideal Place From Which To Discover All That Yosemite Has To Offer.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Yosemite National Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 25 2014
3 night minimum stay
$249
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 29 2014
3 night minimum stay
$349
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 23 2014
3 night minimum stay
$249
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter season
Jan 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$249
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$349
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Season 1
May 26 2015 - Jul 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$315
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$349
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Season 2
Jul 6 2015 - Sep 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$315
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$349
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Season 3
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$315
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes * Free night for stays longer than 6 nights
* Minimum 3-night stay required
* Rates are for 4 people. $25/ea additional to max of 6 including children (twin airbed for extra guest)
* Possible bed tax increase and supplemental charge for 2015 stays
* Check in after 4:00pm. Check out before 11:00am
* No smoking, No animals, No exceptions
* No vacationing students or singles under 25 years old

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Yosemite National Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Hair Dryers, Soap And Shampoo, Provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Two Twin Inflatable Mattress Available For Extra Paying Guests. 6 guests max (that counts children regardless of age). Bedrooms Include Ipod Ready Alarm Clocks And Private Baths. Ceiling Fans In Both Bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • whitewater rafting
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
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