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Johnson Family Yosemite Cabin - Centrally Located Inside The National Park

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

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
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 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 Yosemite National Park

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.


Yosemite National Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We use environmentally-sensitive cleaning products.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs bedroom - 1 king
    Upstairs bedroom - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
If you want to sleep under the stars on the deck, we have several sleeping cots (bring your own sleeping bags).


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Johnson Family Yosemite Cabin - Centrally Located Inside The National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Saratoga, CA


  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Valdosta, Ga

Very nice home with a lot of land. Owners were great communicators and friendly.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
96 Miles
Fresno Yosemite airport (FAT)
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Yosemite Valley (several)
Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Nearest Train
79 Miles
Merced (Amtrak station)
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Yosemite Valley (numerous)
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area (Badger Pass)
Car: necessary

Both the Merced Grove and Tuolumne Grove are about 15-20 minutes away, for hikes through the majestic, tall, old-growth redwood tree groves


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $120
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.