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Yosemite Hilltop Cabins, Lupin Cabin,15 min to the Valley floor, Wifi

34 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Yosemite National Park Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Lupin Cabin - Beautiful one-bedroom cabin just minutes from Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Hilltop Cabins are located within the gates of Yosemite National Park in the tiny community of Foresta. It is hard to believe that such a quiet and peaceful place like this exists just fifteen minutes from the sometimes bustling Yosemite Valley.

NOTE – This listing is for the Lupin Cabin. The listing and availability calendar for the Sage Cabin is also on VRBO/HomeAway under property number 815550. Both cabins are on the same property, have the same floor plan, and are furnished almost identically.

Reviews for both cabins are on this listing (115073). We created the separate listing for the Sage Cabin in early February 2016. We hope to get some reviews soon.

The cabins are very private. Even though the Sage and Lupin Cabins are located next to each other they are oriented to maintain maximum privacy. Each cabin has 17-foot-tall wood beam ceilings with ceiling fans and lots of windows to take advantage of the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. When you are at the cabins you can see the top of El Capitan, Yosemite's world famous 3000 ft tall granite cliff.

Each cabin has a master bedroom with a comfy king-size bed and down comforter. They also have a full bath, full kitchen, and reading loft. Each cabin also has its own patio with a high quality Weber gas barbecue

When you arrive at your cabin there will be fresh linens on the bed and clean towels in the bathroom. There will be brand-name shampoo, conditioner, and body wash in the bathroom. You will only need to bring food, clothes, and personal toiletry items.

Fantastic hiking and running trails with wildflowers, waterfalls, and wildlife can be accessed right from the cabins.

The Sage and Lupin cabins are available for nightly rental. Each cabin has a TV/DVD player. There is a small DVD library to pick from or you can bring your own movies.

The kitchen has all the cookware and dinnerware that you will need to prepare and serve meals. The kitchen also has a microwave oven, toaster, blender, coffee grinder, and coffee maker.

The cabins are heated in the winter by propane heaters that look like wood-burning stoves. Both cabins have air conditioning for your summer comfort.

Some cell phones work at the cabins. Verizon is the best. Each cabin has a land-line telephone for use during your stay.

There is satellite internet provided by HughesNet. There is a cap on the amount of bandwidth that is available. PLEASE DO NOT STREAM MOVIES OR WATCH VIDEOS AS IT WILL IMPACT GUESTS THAT ARRIVE AFTER YOU.

As of November 2014 there is no longer a hot tub at the cabins. It was a tough decision but keeping the hot tub clean and in working order finally became too much.

Current Yosemite road and weather conditions can be found by calling Yosemite National Park at 209-372-0200. Current road conditions in the State of California can be found by calling Caltrans at 800-427-7623.

Grocery Stores/Markets near cabins – Crane Flat Gas Station/Market (8 miles), Yosemite Village Market (13 miles), El Portal Market on Hwy 140 (14 miles).

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Steve Belford (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Steve Belford

I love Yosemite! That is why I built the cabins there. I love being able to share this great spot with others.

Steve Belford purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Steve Belford chose Yosemite Area

I like to spend my time rock climbing and hiking.

Yosemite is one of the best places in the world to do these things

What makes this cabin unique

Yosemite Hilltop Cabins are located in the community of Foresta. Foresta is located in Yosemite National Park and is only 8 miles from towering granite cliffs of Yosemite Valley.

Reviews

4.8
based on 34 traveler reviews

Yosemite Hilltop Cabins, Lupin Cabin,15 min to the Valley floor, Wifi
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 34 reviews
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5

Lovely cabin perfectly located!

  • 5 of 5

Lupin was the perfect cabin for our visit to Yosemite. Just a short drive to the valley and main attractions. It was the ideal retreat after a busy day. Well equipped and comfortable, we enjoyed preparing food and eating on our quiet deck each evening. Steve was very helpful suggesting the must do activities for a short stay - we felt we got a real flavour of this stunning national park. Would love to return someday!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Small and quaint cabin in the woods

  • 3 of 5

The cabin is small but cozy. It would have been great if things were kept cleaner and working in better conditions ( kitchen sink is leaking and hallway closet door needs fixing as it keep coming out of hinges when you try to open or close them). Also overall, the place needs a good cleaning - cobwebs in Windows, good cleaning on the linens and covers.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize for the issues that you experienced. Our usual housekeeper was away for several months. The cobwebs and other cleaning issues have been taken care of. The closet door and the leaking kitchen sink are fixed. It is often difficult to get parts since we are 1 ½ hours from the nearest hardware store. If you are staying at one of our cabins please contact me ASAP via phone or email if something is not right. Thank you, Steve
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5

Wonderful cozy cabins

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at both of these cabins and will come back again. Very enjoyable stay, close to the valley, clean and comfortable! Owner is great to work with as well :-)

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, Convienent Location, Comfy Bed, Hot Shower, Good Water Pressure, What more could you want?

  • 5 of 5

Cabin is all I've said above which cover the main points important to me when I book a vacation rental. It was close enough to the Valley but far enough away to escape the crowds. The kitchen is very well stocked. The grill worked great. The internet was slow but adequate. I don't think the TV picked up any stations but there was a DVD player. We hiked our legs off so we were happy to come back, make dinner, shower up and get ready to do it again the next day so we weren't interested technological distractions. I would stay here again in a heart beat.

We were here for our 10 year wedding anniversary and found it to be perfect but a family of 4-5 could fit easily. Loved Yosemite!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet and close to nature

  • 5 of 5

The property was well kept and clean. The setting was in the middle of a small grouping of Cabins just outside of Yosemite valley but still within the park itself. As we were looking for a quiet get away and did not enjoy the crowds of tourists the valley attracts this was perfect for us. We stayed in the cabin with two people but it could easily accommodate one more. I would suggest you bring a sleeping bag or mattress if you go beyond that, as you would in any cabin. Kitchen is great and there are basic condiments as well as coffee to be found alongside a good assortment of books and trail maps. Great stay, great place.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful getaway and unbeatable location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had an epic stay in yosemite thanks in part to this perfectly convenient and adorable cabin located minutes from the valley entrance. We were supposed to stay two nights, which I wish happened, but due to a delayed flight and weather we couldn't make it to the cabin the first night. Steve graciously worked with us on a compromise. This place was seriously a dream. Thanks so much Steve!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
93 Miles
Fresno
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Yosemite Valley
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Wawona
Nearest Train
66 Miles
Merced
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
120
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Yosemite Valley
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Badger Pass
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Yosemite National Park Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring, Summer, Fall 2016
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$245
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2016/2017
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring, Summer, Fall 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$245
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017/2018
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring, Summer, Fall 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$245
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$245
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy - If you cancel your reservation 30 days prior to your arrival date I will refund your reservation deposit (minus any credit card or PayPal fees). If you cancel your reservation within 30 days of your arrival date you will be charged the full amount of your reservation. I will issue a refund (minus any credit card or PayPal fees) for the days that I am able to rebook.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Yosemite National Park Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Sofa Bed - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 king , King size bed in bedroom
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • King size bed in bedroom, Sofa bed in living room, and cushions in loft
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming

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