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Vacation in Yosemite | Magnificent mountain views! | Hot tub! | Family-friendly!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms; perfect home for 1 or 2 families up to 12 persons max.

-- 2300 sq ft; modern, spacious, clean and comfortable; includes a hot tub!

-- Always contact us directly for the most accurate quotes and complete reservation instructions. This is your only way to reserve our property!

-- We respond to every inquiry we receive! (Most within a few hours). Be sure to check your spam folder if you haven't seen a reply!

-- Generously stocked with most everything you would expect to find at your own home

-- Large windows and multiple decks let you enjoy the scenery in any season

-- Multiple bedrooms with ensuite baths allow for privacy when you want it

-- High efficiency central heating (no A/C)

-- DSL network connection and WiFi at no extra cost

-- Broadcast TV with VCR/DVD player and Roku box with Netflix and Hulu Plus

-- 1.6 acres of private forested land with unforgettable views and a picnic area

-- 10 minutes to Yosemite; 20 minutes to Bass Lake and Oakhurst

-- Historic logging railroad is your neighbor!

-- Our calendar is always current; use it to check for availability

-- Note that we need 1 full calendar day free between groups to prepare the house

-- 3 night minimum stay during peak season and holidays

-- 2 night minimum stay otherwise

-- If a 3 night stay is not possible, a 2 night stay might be. Contact us!

-- Instant Quotes may not be accurate; contact us for the best possible price

-- Our priority is your comfort and satisfaction; read our reviews to see for yourself!

Located above Highway 41 and just minutes from Yosemite's southern entrance, our comfortable, family-friendly modern mountain home offers a convenient yet private retreat with stunning mountain views, luxurious clean living spaces, and even the nostalgic sounds of the nearby Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad.

This is not a rustic cabin! Our 2300 square-foot, 3 bedroom home offers you all the modern comforts and open spaces you'll need for that unforgettable trip to the Yosemite area with your extended family or friends.

For the most accurate, up-to-date details be sure to visit our website (the link is near the bottom of this page, just look for "The Logger's Retreat"). It has more helpful information, more pictures, and full details on our rates and policies. You'll also find our availability calendar there for your vacation planning convenience.

It's best to contact us by email but you can also call and leave a message if you prefer. When checking our calendar remember that we normally need a full calendar day between groups in order to prepare the house. Happy planning!

Our unique home overlooks the upper reaches of the Lewis Creek watershed at an elevation of nearly 5000 feet. In the summer, the climate here ranges from comfortable daytime highs that average in the upper 70's (~25 degrees Celsius), to cool evenings with average lows in the low 50's (~10 degrees Celsius).

At this elevation the sun is intense all year round. There is nearly always a gentle breeze blowing during the day. There is very little or no rain during the summer months so humidity levels are very low and swimsuits air-dry quickly. Spring and early fall are the seasons of dynamic color and wetter weather. Late fall, winter and early spring are quiet seasons of incredible beauty. Along with this beauty comes the possibility of ice and snow on mountain roads and on our steep driveway.

Our prime location puts you away from the crowds, yet close to everything Yosemite has to offer. The southern entrance to Yosemite is less than four miles up the road. If you love the outdoors, this is the place to call home. There is so much do to here that you could easily fill your day with excitement without ever entering the park itself!

More Details

Property Manager
David or Suzanne
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About David or Suzanne

We are California residents who thoroughly enjoy sharing our home with other travelers

David or Suzanne purchased this house in 2006

Why David or Suzanne chose Fish Camp

We love mountain living and we love the Yosemite area in particular.

What makes this house unique

The location and the views at the Logger's Retreat are truly unforgettable.


Fish Camp House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Upstairs Master 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Common 2 - toilet
    Downstairs Master 3 - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Master 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Common 5 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Mstr Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private full bathroom
    Mstr Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private full bathroom (shwr)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Bunk bed w/trundle
    Family room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Family room
  • Very family-friendly. Inflatable queen-size mattress and crib are available. Maximum occupancy is less if guests cannot share beds. Please review sleeping accommodations to make sure your group will be comfortable.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Safety gates, baby backpack and stroller included. Surrounded by National Forest lands; lots of walking, hiking and biking opportunities available right from the house. Very close to the Yosemite Sugar Pine Railroad (an authentic working steam locomotive).


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Vacation in Yosemite | Magnificent mountain views! | Hot tub! | Family-friendly!
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 49 reviews
San Fernando Valley

Perfect and Private

  • 5 of 5

Staying at loggers retreat was a TREAT! The owners have set up everything that one would possibly need for comfort.

Absolute comfort,peace, privacy and every amenity a home could offer.

Thanks David,

Anita and Brian

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2009
  • Stayed: February 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed yourselves. It was a pleasure to have you visit! -David
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Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

The house is wonderful, with a well-stocked kitchen, and really nice sheets and towels. The scene is beautiful too and very close to the entrance to Yosemite. I have stayed in a lot of rental houses in Big Bear over the past 15 years and this property is the best house I've rented! I would highly recommend it to anyone who would like to visit the Yosemite area!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Simply the best mountain home

  • 5 of 5

As soon as you stepped into the house, you see the incredible view from the large windows. We arrived after a snow storm and we were surrounded by white blankets. We built a snowman and hiked on the snowed path which was right behind the house. It was so secluded and peaceful, and we spent a quality family time just four of us including two teenagers. If you like to escape from the busy life, we highly recommend this beautiful place.

We would also like to mention both the owner and the house care taker are very responsive and helpful. The owner drove up here (probably 3-4h one way) to plow snow from the private road and the care taker came to fix a few small things right away. We truly appreciate them.

Thank you!! We would like to visit this house again in summer.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and Relaxing Stay!

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I wanted to get away for a quite long weekend in Yosemite. Our stay at Logger's retreat was perfect and very enjoyable. Great house with everything you need. Views were great and everything was made for comfort. Would certainly return and recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nivå, Denmark

Wonderful view!

  • 4 of 5

The house fully deserves five stars but for one thing - having to pack out the garbage. If there was a dumpster across the street, it wouldn't be so bad, but to have to lug it to the park is inconvenient. Never mind - the view is amazing, and so are the quantities of supplies, such as soaps and lotions and paper goods, plastic bags, foil, coffee, tea, spices, oil, vinegar, and what have you. Truly generous.

We had a wonderful week at Logger's Retreat.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes we agree completely on the view, the overall experience, and also on the need for trash service. Unfortunately our county government will not provide trash service in our area! We are trying to change that, but of course the wheels of government turn slowly. So until then, we provide plenty of trash bags and recommend that guests dispose of trash often; smaller bags stay clean and are easier to handle. And we're glad to know that you still had an amazing and wonderful stay at The Logger's Retreat!
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Pittsburgh, PA

Excellent family vacation next to Yosemite

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there for a week, 5 adults and one toddler. It was my second stay there, and it was great again. The home is great, very spacious, and conveniently located close to the south park entrance.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
Nearest Motorway
US 41
Nearest Restaurant
The Narrow Gauge Inn
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Badger Pass
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Bass Lake
Car: necessary

Our home is perched high on a hillside just south of the town of Fish Camp. Here you will find a unique combination of privacy, unmatched views of the surrounding mountains and a convenient location close to all of the area's attractions. Yosemite National Park and the Mariposa Grove of giant Sequoias are just 10 minutes north. In the winter you can play in the snow just north of Fish Camp, or drive up to Badger Pass for snow-shoeing, tubing, and your choice of either cross-country or downhill skiing. In summer you can enjoy horseback riding just outside of Fish Camp as well as swimming and excellent fishing in nearby Big Creek. The refreshing beauty of Corlieu Falls is only 10 minutes south of our home. Water sports at Bass Lake and shopping in Oakhurst are only 20 minutes away. You can even find fine dining at the Narrow Gauge Inn and an authentic steam locomotive ride at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad right across the road from us!



This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning dep (see notes) $250
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

NOTES: You must declare ALL overnight guests (adults, minor children, and pets). Cleaning deposit partially refunded depending on how clean you leave the house. Homeaway rate quotes may not be accurate and may not include all available discounts! Be sure to contact the property manager for an accurate quote.

TERMS: No extra charge for minor children accompanied by parent. Holidays during off-peak season rent at peak rates. Pay first night's rent (w/o tax) to secure your dates. Balance due 30 days before arrival. Cancel anytime before balance is due and receive a full refund. Partial refunds for cancellations after that. Homeaway quotes and cancellation policy statements may not be accurate!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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