Welcome to Yosemite Refuge

A hideaway inside the gates of Yosemite National Park

Looking for a hideaway inside the gates of Yosemite to prepare for your exploration of the park and recharge after? Yosemite Refuge is the place!

My home in Yosemite West offers a secluded sanctuary twelve miles inside the park gates, nestled in the hills at 6000' in elevation, and far away from the low lying gateway communities. Found midway between the waterfalls and granite of Yosemite Valley, the giant sequoias of the Mariposa Grove, and the breathtaking view from Glacier Point, it's the ideal place to set up your base-camp. (Yosemite Valley is about 20 minutes to the north, Glacier Point about 30 minutes east and Wawona about 20 minutes south)

The two spacious bedrooms on opposite sides of the house, each with its own bath, make Yosemite Refuge a perfect retreat for two couples. Situated well downhill from the road and away from other houses, it offers the best privacy and the quietest surroundings in Yosemite West. The large private deck floats high in the pine tree canopy on the property and faces west toward the sunset. Enjoy a barbeque and a glass of wine on the deck as you recount your adventures of the day exploring Yosemite.

If you prefer a gourmet meal, Yosemite Refuge has a fully appointed kitchen with full-sized appliances, granite countertops, knotty alder cabinets and spacious work areas. You will find all the cooking gear you need including pots, pans, Oxo utensils, coffee maker, toaster, blender, tea pot, microwave, etc. You have your choice between informal eating at the kitchen breakfast bar or setting a full table in the dining room.

The living areas of the house are treated in rough hewn pecky cedar paneling and beams throughout bringing the natural elements of Yosemite to the house. In the living room, you will find a flat screen tv with surround sound, an extensive DVD collection, guidebooks and novels. Satellite internet is available for checking your email and browsing. (note that satellite internet is not sufficient to stream video or other bandwidth intensive activities).

Yosemite Refuge has been my home for the past decade and this is the first year I'm making it available for you to enjoy. My good friends and neighbors Melissa and Jeff are onsite and nearby in case you need assistance with the house and have kindly offered to help with your stay.

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For more information, contact Rand, Jeff, or Melissa at (209) 336-6229, or email us.

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