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Stay Inside Yosemite National Park at the Hummingbird Raven House!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER DATES STILL AVAILABLE! Please check availability on our calendar before inquiring about dates.

Please read our full listing before sending a reservation request.

Yosemite West is inside Yosemite National Park. It is a 25-35 minutes drive to Yosemite Valley attractions, 30 minutes to Glacier Point and 30 minutes to Mariposa Grove and Wawona. This is also the closest lodging for Badger Pass Ski Area, with downhill and cross country skiing and snowshoeing - only eight miles away from your door.

This Yosemite West home is located close to the Glacier Point Road, so you are very close to Taft Point and Glacier Point, the most spectacular views of Yosemite Valley.

This house sleeps a maximum of 8-10 people. We cannot accommodate more than 10 guests.

Minimum age of primary renter: 25.

The Hummingbird Raven House has a spacious deck high in the trees which is a wonderful place to eat dinner and enjoy the sunset.

Please note that our house has a spiral staircase which may be difficult for elderly folks and small children. Our other Yosemite West vacation home, the Hummingbird Pines House (VRBO 470093) is more suited to elderly guests as it has only 2 steps into the house and bedrooms on the ground floor.

INTERNET AND CELL SERVICE: Please note that we do not have wifi, because trees around the house block satellite reception from the South sky. There is also no cell service in Yosemite West. Cell service is spotty in Yosemite Valley. There is paid wifi available in Yosemite Valley.

Minimum stay of 2 nights.

Up to 2 children under age 3 stay free, 10% discount on one week stays. (Please let us know if any of your children are aged 3 and under when you fill out the inquiry form.)

We accept dogs on a case by case basis. We do not automatically accept all dogs. We only accept dogs who are not left unattended in the house or on the deck. There is also a fee and pet deposit required.

The master bedroom has a king size bed and a half bath. Upstairs are two additional bedrooms, with a queen size bed and four bunks. All beds have down comforters and pillows. A convertible sofa-bed in the office sleeps 1 to 2 more guests. Note: we cannot accommodate more than 10 guests at a time.

This house is equipped with a full kitchen and a large dining table. There is a bbq and dining furniture on the deck, which is a wonderful place to enjoy dinner and watch the sunset.

Like most homes in Yosemite West, the Hummingbird Raven House does not have air conditioning. We do have individual room fans. Our location is 6,000 feet of elevation, so generally remains cooler than Yosemite Valley.

More Details

Owner
Michelle and Peter
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Michelle and Peter

Peter and Michelle

We have visited and loved Yosemite for many years, and are thrilled to have vacation rental homes in the park. We love Yosemite for hiking, climbing, snow shoeing, wildlife viewing and spending time in nature. Please feel free to email us with questions!

Michelle and Peter purchased this house in 2010

Why Michelle and Peter chose California

Hummingbird Raven is in the park, but outside the bustle of Yosemite Valley so it is quiet and peaceful. This house is ideal for groups of family and friends who want a nice house to come back to after a long day of adventure

What makes this house unique

Yosemite West is inside the Park boundaries, so it's a perfect location to enjoy Yosemite (20 minutes to Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point, and close to various trailheads). It has the advantage of being very close to the Badger Pass ski area, and being at a higher elevation than the Valley, which keeps the temperatures more comfortable in the summer months.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us stay in your home. The house was wonderful and we loved staying inside the park. Easy access to the Valley! The kitchen was great to cook in with all utensils. We loved dinners on the deck with sunset view. Deer spotting a bonus!
May 2017
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Amenities

Yosemite West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , This bedroom has a 1/2 bathroom attached.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , This is a fold-out sofa bed in the study area.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , With two bunk beds, this room is ideal for children.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
Notes:
Our large deck is a wonderful place to share meals and watch the sunset. We hope you enjoy our house and the park as much as we do!

Reviews

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What a beautiful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for us! There were only four of us, so plenty of extra room. The view from the back deck as we used the BBQ was awesome. I highly recommend this cabin for your Yosemite trip. 20-30 minutes from all the main trail heads.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us, Cameron! We love our deck, too - it makes you feel like you're up in the trees! Have a wonderful summer!
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5

A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Wow - what a great place to stay. Clean, tidy, well equipped and central to all of the main Yosemite attractions made this the perfect location for a family holiday. Loved watching the wildlife from the deck. We would highly recommend this property, it had everything we needed, with plenty of information about hiking trails and all of the main tourist spots.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second time we've stayed here

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in Peter and Michelle's wonderful holiday home and it was even better than we remembered. Their home is really well located to access all the wonders of Yosemite. The house is very comfortable, clean and and well equipped, with a great BBQ and lots of dvds, board games and books for passing time after dinner. A great escape.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us again, John!
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5

Best location for access to Yosemite Valley

  • 5 of 5

Best location for access to Yosemite Valley. Everything else worked perfect!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the Hummingbird Raven House!

  • 5 of 5

This house is in a great location, and was perfect for our family of 5. It's about a 35 minute drive to Yosemite Valley. The house has no wifi, but lots of movies and games to play. Our teenagers adjusted to being offline! We ate on the lovely deck most nights. We would stay here again. Thanks Peter and Michelle!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was in a perfect location for exploring Yosemite. It was only a 15-20 minute drive to tunnel view and about 30-40 min drive from the valley. The deck had a beautiful view of the forest. The cabin had everything that we needed as we were able to cook dinner and enjoy watching a few DVDs after a long day of driving or exploring. The location in the park is what makes this cabin worth the money. It was only a mile away from highway 120 and we were able to drive out to glacier point to check out the sunset. Overall, it was a great place to stay and visit.

The only things I would be wary about or improve were:

1. The spiral staircase was not accessible for my dad who has Parkinson's. It wasn't a big deal because we were able to take him around the outside to enter downstairs from the deck. My toddler also kept trying to climb the stairs, so a baby gate would have been helpful.

2. If you're a neat freak this place probably isn't for you. The carpets are in desperate need of a deep cleaning or just to be ripped out and replaced altogether. I found bits of granola bar on the floor when we got there, which makes me wonder if they vacuumed before we got there. The dining room table was sticky even after wiping it down a few times. I am guessing the table is old and the finish was making it that way.

3. No wifi, not a huge deal unless you are looking to book some of the tour services in the valley. A lot of those require wifi, so be sure to book them in advance because you won't get a signal anywhere on the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us, and for your review. We wish we would have known that your father is elderly and has Parkinson's, as we would have directed you to our other Yosemite West house, the Hummingbird Pines House, which is more appropriate for elderly guests and toddlers (we've had our 92 year old aunt stay there). We say the following in our listing, because we don't want any guests to have problems: "Please note that our house has a spiral staircase which may be difficult for elderly folks and small children. Our other Yosemite West vacation home, the Hummingbird Pines House (VRBO 470093) is more suited to elderly guests as it has only 2 steps into the house and bedrooms on the ground floor." We steamed cleaned the carpets at the beginning of the vacation season. Our housekeepers do their best to try and maintain the house during the very busy summer season when we have back to back guests.
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night

RATE INFORMATION - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!

$300 per night winter rate for 1-2 people, $325 per night spring/summer rate for 1-2 people. Each additional guest including children adds $25.00 plus tax. No charge for 2 children under the age of 3. Pets count as an extra guest and are only accepted at our discretion. Cleaning fee of $75.00. Minimum age of primary renter: 25.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.