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.
- House1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay5 nights
2 Bdrm, 2 Bath, Newer Spacious Home In Foresta, Only 7 Miles to Yosemite Valley
Lloyd & Becca Johnson
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- within a few hours
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 17, 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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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.
Best cabin in Yosemite!
I can't say enough about how happy we are with our decision to stay at the Johnson Family Yosemite Cabin. It was super convenient to the valley, clean, spacious, and exceptionally well equipped. My son and his wife arrived before us and immediately texted us, "Best cabin in Yosemite!". My wife and I stayed a full week and our two son's and their wives stayed a few nights each. Even with 6 people, we had plenty of room (Note, however, that while it is billed as accommodating 6, there are only beds for 4. The nights we are all there, the third couple slept on a self-inflating queen size areobed in the loft.).
The owner, Lloyd Johnson, was great too. He promptly answered any questions we had before and during our stay. And he was a great resource for Yosemite hiking tips and advice.
During our stay, our hikes included Cloud's Rest from Tenaya Lake (Sunrise TH), Half Dome (from Happy Isles TH), Sentinel Dome / Taft Point loop (from Sentinel Dome TH), Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and the Panorama Trail from Glacier Point to the Valley (we took the Glacier Point bus one way). Other activities we enjoyed were an open air valley floor tram tour (at Lloyd's suggestion), a full moon hike to Taft Point (offered by the Yosemite Conservancy), and finally, finding a quite spot on the Merced River to just relax and energize.
Go ahead and book the Johnson Family Yosemite Cabin. You won't be disappointed.
This wonderful home is perfect for a Yosemite getaway! It's well stocked, clean, and full of history. It's clear that it is a very special place for the owners, thankfully they share it with us! The views are great, lots of wildlife, close proximty and fairly central to everything. 10/10
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!
Both the Merced Grove and Tuolumne Grove are about 15-20 minutes away, for hikes through the majestic, tall, old-growth redwood tree groves