About the property
- House1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
2 Bdrm, 2 Bath, Newer Spacious Home In Foresta, Only 7 Miles to Yosemite Valley
INSIDE the gates of Yosemite National Park, the Johnson Family cabin is spacious, light-filled, peaceful and offers views of Half Dome, El Capitan and Clouds Rest! We are in Foresta, a quiet community of 30 homes located within the park, only 7 miles from the spectacular Yosemite Valley. Newly built in 2012, our home offers a clean, quiet, close getaway, centrally located to all Yosemite has to offer.
Lloyd & Becca Johnson
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- within a few days
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Lloyd & Becca Johnson
My grandfather and a friend purchased the land in 1955 and built a cabin structure shortly after. I came to Yosemite with my family every summer as a boy and continued through college. There are many wonderful memories of our time at the cabin site. We have annual family reunions at Foresta with the 5th generation now attending. I grew up in Santa Cruz, California but now live in Bellingham, Washington. Now that the children (4) are grown, we split our time between home and Yosemite. I enjoy hiking around Yosemite and want to hike as many trails as I can.
Lloyd & Becca Johnson purchased this House in 1955
Why Lloyd & Becca Johnson chose Foresta
We feel very blessed to have a place to stay IN Yosemite National Park. There's no place like it. We love the peace and quiet, the majestic splendor, the numerous trails, the grandeur,... I really like the Sierra Nevada mountains.
What makes this House unique
The large, attached deck is big and wonderful for enjoying the outdoors. The cabin is full of light, open, comfortable and feels spacious for its size. We like the tile floor, We are one of a few private homes inside Yosemite that has views of the the valley's Half Dome, El Capitan and Cloud's Rest. Walking further up the road (5 minutes) gives you a scenic place to take photos with the Big Meadow and its historic barns, in the foreground and El Capitan and Half Dome in the background.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A Mountain Masterpiece
I had a wonderful stay in this marvelous place. To my taste, it is the ultimate modern mountain cabin. Quiet, close to Yosemite Valley, pleasant views, tastefully furnished, impeccably designed, with all of the modern amenities. It reflects an exceptional care on the part of the owners. They have gone to a great deal of effort to create something truly special. If it were possible, I would give it 10 stars.
Perfect in every way!
Thr cabin was beautifully immaculate with a fully stocked chefs kitchen! The location was perfect and it only took us about 20 minutes to the valley floor. The cabin was private and I can honestly say I think it’s the best location in the park. We spent our morning drinking coffee on the deck, birdwatching and hanging out with the family of deer that seemed to stay on the property. If you are looking for a private getaway in a great location, this is your place!
Lovely home in a perfect spot
The Johnson cabin was perfect for us (family of 4) on our recent trip to Yosemite. Foresta was, for us, situated in just the right spot—far enough out of the Valley to be totally quiet, but just about 20 minutes from there (and jnside the park gates & with a view of both Half Dome & zEl Capitan), so we did not have a long drive in each day. House was newer, and in great repair, and was sparkling clean. Aside from the usual rental amenities (cookware, towels, etc), there are basic pantry items available (flour, sugar, spices, teas, and the like), and the owners allow guests to leave behind non-perishable food items for later guests to use. Suffice it to say that we are definitely hoping to come back & stay again!
This was one of our best experiences using VRBO! The Johnson Family Yosemite Cabin was a perfect place to stay for our Yosemite vacation! It is located inside the park and only a 30-minute drive to the valley. October was a great time to visit Yosemite - beautiful fall colors and a bit less crowded, but still busy with people and traffic in the valley. So it was nice to drive back to this quiet location and cook our dinner and hang out on the large deck. The house was very clean and very comfortable. The kitchen is large and has everything you need! There is also a nice BBQ on the deck. The owners were very easy to work with. We hope to return to this cabin!
Excellent Place to Stay!
Such an amazing place to stay, inside and out. Great location really close to a lot of hiking and site seeing areas. I would recommend this to any one who would like a quite get away with jaw dropping views and being within a short distance to all the attractions. I would definitely stay here again.
Serge, thank you for the nice words about our Yosemite house. We feel the same that is it such a unique and user friendly place to experience the park from. It is nice to hear it from our guest!
Very nice home with a lot of land. Owners were great communicators and friendly.
This home is well taken care of. I saw not one scratch on the walls or cupboards. It looks brand new. Better than some hotels I've stayed in. Comfortable beds, lots of blankets to keep warm with while sitting outside on the nice, large deck. We had 5 deer wander into the yard! We had all the cooking utensils we needed. Great selection of games. I would definitely stay here again and definitely recommend. It's inside the park and about 15-20 minutes from the village where the market is. We got everything we needed from there...meat, fruit, vegetables, eggs, pasta, cereal, bread etc. I really don't think you'll be disappointed with this property.
Both the Merced Grove and Tuolumne Grove are about 15-20 minutes away, for hikes through the majestic, tall, old-growth redwood tree groves