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INSIDE YOSEMITE! FORESTA, BOOK NOW for spring and summer 2017!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This Yosemite vacation rental home is located INSIDE Yosemite National Park. It offers quality clean lodging for your vacation with fantastic views into Yosemite Valley of El Capitan and Half Dome! Rent any time of year! It is only 11 minutes to Yosemite Valley from the Half Dome View Home!

Spring has brought green grass, lupines, and sunshine to this landscape. Incredible views are found in all directions.

This unique log mountain Cabin is located in the private are of Foresta at the western edge of the Yosemite National Park between Crane Flat and Yosemite Valley. This super clean, self-catering, private rental home is an ideal base camp for visitors exploring the Yosemite National Park area. There are 4 queen beds plus queen fold out couch, one twin bed, plus floor pads for extra sleeping arrangements. With the excellent location, views, all linens provided, full kitchen, satellite TV and NOW HAVE INTERNET AT THE HOME. Relax in peace and quiet unlike the sometimes crowded Yosemite Valley - enjoy lovely sunrises and sunsets from the huge outside deck, great outdoor or indoor dining with view of Yosemite Valley. Plus Panorama Views from the Unique Cupola Lookout Room! Upstairs bedroom has private deck/balcony.

Ask us about our other properties of the Meadow Woods Home in Foresta, Yosemite and the Mountain View Home, Yosemite West, Yosemite.

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Rick Cashner, Annie Barrett
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Rick Cashner, Annie Barrett

Rick bought this log home in 1982 when working at the Yosemite Climbing School. He lived in the home until moving to the Eastern Sierra when he then could make the home into a vacation rental home. Rick cares for the home diligently as it is clean, well maintained and highly cared for.

Rick Cashner, Annie Barrett purchased this cabin in 1984

Why Rick Cashner, Annie Barrett chose Yosemite Area

It is unique to own a home INSIDE Yosemite National Park and homes as such are very very limited.

Rick bought this home because of his life long love of Yosemite as well as his employment there, the excellent location, and the rural history of Foresta is very appealing.

What makes this cabin unique

Quiet, views, location inside Yosemite National Park. A fun place to be - a log cabin in Yosemite!


Yosemite National Park Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - Off of the open loft upstairs. 1/2 bath
    Bathroom 1 - Downstairs, separate entrance, next to bedroom.
  • not wheelchair accessible.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (1), fold out queen couch. 3 bedrooms, 1 downstairs with a queen. 1 upstairs with a queen and full size crib if need. The other bedroom upstairs is actually a big spacious open loft with 2 queen beds and 1 twin.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
INCREDIBLE view from the deck and the kitchen dining table of Yosemite Valley, El Capitan and the top of Half Dome!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

INSIDE YOSEMITE! FORESTA, BOOK NOW for spring and summer 2017!
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

I cannot overstate how beautiful the view is.

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect, comfortable cabin for our family. We have two young adult children (18, 21) and it gave us plenty of space and comfort. The view is fantastic. It is so well located, a quick trip to the valley. We loved being able to retreat from the August crowds in the Valley to relax on the deck and appreciate the half dome view. Don't forget to visit the high country. Amazing.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 10 had a wonderful time during our stay at this cabin which is perfectly located between Yosemite Valley and Toulumne Meadows. We had plenty of room to accommodate the 10 of us and the view from the balcony was awesome. The owner was extremely helpful prior to our arrival and the cabin was stocked with everything we could need during our stay. We would highly recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cabin, beautiful surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful 4 night stay at this Half Dome view cabin. The cabin is very spacious and fully furnished. We were happily surprised about the kitchen, as it had everything you could possibly need, including seasonings/spices, small appliances, tons of plates, silverware etc. The front deck was a perfect spot for evening drinks and star gazing. We spent most of our time hiking and biking, and Annie was so helpful in getting us connected with the bike rental shop.

Our original reservation was for 3 adults and a small child. At the last minute, we had an extra guest who decided to come along for part of our stay. Annie was so gracious about the last minute change in reservation.

We would definitely stay here again, and recommend it highly! The owners take really good care of the cabin and the outdoor space. They are easy to work with and very accomodating. We also enjoying looking at their personal art collection hung on the walls.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (five of us) stayed here a few days ago. What a wonderful cabin it is. Sitting on the deck watching the sunset/rise on El Capitan and Half dome was sublime! The cabin has everything and is very comfortable. Our only regret was we were only there for 2 nights!

Couldn't recommend it more.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One hot property!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Looking for a rustic, comfortable dwelling with all amenities of home, in a beautiful setting with great views? THIS IS IT. Our family of 7 plus 1 friend (8 total) wanted to see Yosemite on our family vacation. In searching for lodging, we were referred to these owners by another facility that was already booked for our dates. We spoke with both Rick and Annie on several occasions and booked the Half Dome View (HDV) house. Being inside the boundaries of the park is a huge plus, as far as not having to deal with entry traffic, as we were staying for 5 nights. HDV was a great base of operations for our day trips exploring the marvelous diversity of flora, fauna, geology, and beauty of Yosemite. However, my review focuses on the hosts/homeowners. After patiently and completely answering all our questions, both before and after we confirmed and paid for HDV rental, the owners also offered helpful advice on many details of how to make our visit more efficient and enjoyable. The morning after our 3rd night, our party split up for the day, with 3 of us going to Tenaya Lake while the other 5 went hiking to North Dome. We 3 returned early and 30 minutes later were startled by a neighbor banging on the door, informing us that an out-of-control fire was rapidly coming up the mountain behind our house and we might want to pack up some things in case we were ordered to evacuate. We went into hyperdrive, grabbing everything in sight, throwing it in our car. As the afternoon sun on this cloudless day was blacked out by the billowing smoke behind the house, and the exhortations of "We need to go!" from my wife became more frequent and urgent, we jumped in our car and made our exit. In a remarkable "coincidence", as we approached the roadblock at the main road, we saw our kids, who had arrived there about 3 minutes previously, totally unaware of the situation. All this happened in a 30-45 minute time frame, and as we were exiting the park itself, we received a communication from Annie urgently wanting to know if we were OK. Learning that we were safely outside the park and headed home two days early, she gave us assurances that they would do whatever they could to salvage the things we left behind and refund un-used nights. Although they were not allowed to see their house for 6 more days, they kept in contact with us, handling all our concerns. THESE PEOPLE CARE ABOUT THEIR RENTERS! THANK YOU SO MUCH, RICK AND ANNIE!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Indeed, what a time that was about the fire, evacuations, and details! While emergencies are real and time sensitive, one does meet the greatest people along the way!!! These renters were absolutely wonderful, level headed in time of emergency, and we hope they return some day! Luckily, no one was hurt and the home did not burn. We are very diligent about keeping the property raked and cleared of unwanted vegetation and this is largely why the home was spared during this fire. With California's drought, the threat and impact of dryness and fire is certainly real throughout all of California and the West. The good thing is that, because the fire cleared some of the area, another fire would not be likely in the area for many years. We have excellent emergency services, rangers who patrol the area, 911, and the fire crews did a fantastic job of fighting the fire and getting it under control. As Foresta is INSIDE Yosemite National Park, it is very much still a special place, and the views and the home are in great shape and very unique and lovely. We have had renters since the fire and they are all greatly enjoying the home, it's great access to Yosemite Valley and the beautiful view from the home and deck. We are happy to answer questions about Yosemite to help our renters have a fun trip and make the most out of their time in Yosemite. Indeed, Yosemite is our favorite place and we enjoy sharing our home with others who also appreciate nature, family, and learning about and enjoying this incredible place of Yosemite.
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Half Dome paradise

  • 4 of 5

Our party of 9 had a wonderful time staying at this home. The beds were comfortable, kitchen/dining spacious. Outdoor grill and deck seating wonderful. Easy to get to the Valley and so quiet and private!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Fresno, CA
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Monterey, CA



Rates & Availability

Yosemite National Park Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates posted (seasonal) are for group of 2. Please add $25/nt/each additional person, + tax. Maximum 8 - 10.

Great cancellation fee of only 5% if cancel with 30 days or more notice of arrival. Thus, you'd receive your deposit back less 5% of total if you cancel with 30 days or more notice of your arrival. Keep us informed.

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