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Storybook Chalet inside Yosemite National Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Full Bathrooms, Spa & Sauna, Sleeps 6-10

The Cedar Chalet is located inside Yosemite National Park in a small private development called Yosemite West. The home is centrally located to all of the Park's major attractions. Yosemite Valley is 20 minutes away - Glacier Point is 25-30 minutes - The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoia Trees is 35 minutes and Badger Pass Ski Resort (renowned for it's ski school for young skiers) is located 8 miles away. The home has all of the amenities you'd want in a vacation getaway - Satellite TV, Pool Table, a Sauna and a Spa. The Chalet sleeps up to 10 people in 3 bedrooms, a loft and sofa bed. The beds all feature pillow top mattresses & down comforters for the perfect night's sleep. The chalet has traditional gas heating, as well as a wood stove. Treat yourself to the best location in the Park with all of the amenities you'd want for your ultimate Yosemite Vacation.

Jessie or Eric Rotsten
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner


Just wanted to send a note to say how much we enjoyed our stay at your Cedar Chalet. We found the house in excellent condition and a perfect accommodation for the five of us. We loved the peace and quiet of the evenings, and were very thankful that we didn't opt to stay in the Village - too busy for us!

We had one day of serious hiking ... my husband, daughter, and niece hiked the trail of Yosemite Falls... they made it safely to the top to

take in the view and savor that feeling of a major accomplishment!

Our niece's husband and I found some "easy" trails to explore and really enjoyed ourselves. Our timing was perfect for this visit - plenty of water to show off the splendor of the falls, and beautiful summer flowers all along the way. And, perfect weather... which allowed us to see the most amazing stars on our evening "Stargazing"

tour at Glacier Point.

One evening, we decided to watch the sunset from the fire ranger station near your chalet - but we never reached our destination - we encountered one of your huge park bears - right in the middle of the trail! Everyone hightailed it out of there - I did pause long enough to snap a picture though - to prove the event to our friends!

So, we thank you for sharing your little corner of paradise.. and perhaps we will return at some point in the future - we would like to share this experience with our son, his wife, and our new grandchild some day... her pregnancy is the reason they could not travel with us ... but we all agree that the sacrifice will be well worth it!

Hope that your summer goes well, and that you are enjoying each day.

Sincerely, Dolly Canterbury
Jul 2010
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Yosemite National Park Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sauna in Master Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bath w/Sauna
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • 3 Bedrooms plus Loft. 2 King Sized Beds - 1 Queen size bed All beds feature pillow top mattresses and down comforters for the perfect nights sleep. 2 Sofa Beds - 1 in the loft and 1 in the Living Room. We also offer an inflatable queen size aero bed. The Master Bedroom, Loft and Sauna are located on the upper floor. 2 Bedrooms are located on the main floor.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming


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Storybook Chalet inside Yosemite National Park
average rating of 4.5 based on 59 reviews
Brookfield, WI

Great location, comfortable cabin

  • 4 of 5

Great location in Yosemite West, close enough to the action but far enough from he crowds! Cabin was nice- easily could accommodate 6-8 with great amenities to cook and entertain a family. Hot days with no A/C meant sleeping a bit warm but lots of fans. Saw a huge bear in the neighborhood near the cabin- kids were excited- and a mom bear with cubs just a couple miles away. Overall very good place.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location to enjoy nature's paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here. The property is a perfect location for a Yosemite visit. We were close to all Yosemite has to offer, but away from the throngs of people near the village. The house was well stocked and had everything we needed, also heard rave reviews about the pillows??. The family especially enjoyed the pool table, the hot tub, and the access to trails right behind the house. I loved having my morning coffee on the deck with the views that go on forever. Thank you for sharing your lovely place with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Maria

Nice place great location.

  • 4 of 5

Overall the cabin was great. Location to the rest of the park was awesome. Cleanliness was good. It would have been great if the very large cobwebs inside the house were cleaned up. But it seems they have been there for a while. But definitely not a deal breaker. The pool table was awesome my kids loved it. We were able to use the jacuzzi for one night the first one. Unfortunately it was leaking when we arrived and based on the notes in the "welcomebook " it's been that way for a few visits, at least, before us. Due to the leaks we had to put water in it the next morning as it was very low. The water never got warm after that and then it stopped turning on all together. We did notify the owner and he called his contractor but there was no fix during our stay which was unfortunate because this was the main reason I was willing to pay more per night for this cabin, was for the jacuzzi and pool table feature!!! The toilets had a few plugging issues right when we got there so we had to unclog them, inconvenient . But then they started working again until the last day. Other than these few fixable items our stay was wonderful. I was unsure how well stocked the kitchen was so I brought pans and knives for cutting and cooking. But the pans and knives at the cabin where fantastic. The kitchen well stocked with all types of pans seeing plates bowls etc. even have every type of glass needed. Wine champagne shot coffee etc. and restrooms were stocked with towels and TP. Quiet neighborhood, responsive owners. Perfect for some adventures. Yosemite is fabulous so glad we were able to go. Definitely recommend. But be sure the jacuzzi works !!😜� Word of advice have your entry code printed or screen shot before you drive up to the cabin. No service means no service!😬�

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Margarita, Thank you for staying with us. We apologize about the issue with the spa during your stay. As you know we tried to get it back up and working during your visit but the repair man comes from a couple of hours away due to the remote location and it took him a couple of days to schedule the repair visit. (He got it fixed on the day you checked out).
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Manchester by the Sea

Fantastic Place

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect fit for us. We were there for climbing and rock climbing with our three very active grown sons. It was a joy to return to the house after a long day. Well equipped kitchen, great deck and hot tub, pool table = all kept us entertained. We were so grateful not to be waiting at the entry gate to get into the park each day.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient location. Met all our needs

  • 4 of 5

Nice area close to many trails in the park. Plenty of beds and blankets. Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A real stretch for 10, but a great location.

  • 3 of 5

9 bath towels, dining for 6 inside and 6 ish outside, not all windows had screens and some fans don't work so can get warm without central air. Pool table was fun but not in the best shape. Grill ran out of propane on first night.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We apologize about the propane issue. The Housekeeper checked the tank and said that the valve was turned off and the tank still had propane. Sorry that you didn't contact us while you were at the home we could have helped with additional towels and showing you where extra propane was located. We've added additional comments to our check-in and tips sheets to make sure future guests know where to get extra towels and propane.
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Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Wawona Golf Course inside Yosemite National Park
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 41 through Yosemite National Park
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Badger Pass Ski Resort in Yosemite
Car: necessary

Centrally located to Yosemite National Park's major attractions including Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point Road, Badger Pass Ski Resort, Giant Sequoia Groves, Wawona Golf Course, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Mountain Climbing and Panoramic World Class Vistas including the World's 3rd Tallest Waterfall (Yosemite Falls).

Golf: Play golf inside Yosemite National Park on one of California's oldest golf courses in Wawona.

Ski: Badger Pass Ski Resort is located only 8 miles form the Cedar Chalet. Badger Pass is noted for being an exceptionally Family Friendly resort with a highly touted ski school for young skiers and beginners of all ages.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night

Off season rates up to 4 guests - additional guests $25/night per extra guest
Peak season rates are up to 6 guests - additional guests $25/night per extra guest
Holiday weekends are 3 night minimum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund