Yosemite

 

Yosemite National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Sierra Nevada mountains in east-central California.

It is famous for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, and biological diversity. The 750,000-acre, 1,200 square-mile park contains thousands of lakes and ponds, 1600 miles of streams, 800 miles of hiking trails, and 350 miles of roads.

It is currently the third most visited national park in the United States, with an annual visitation of nearly 4 million.

The park celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
 

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Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite

Located in Mather, Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite offers a seasonal outdoor pool and children's playground. There is a restaurant and bar and guests can have fun at the games room. The accommodation is fitted with a seating area. Average score from 400 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$190

 
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Yosemite View Lodge

Just 9 miles from Yosemite National Park, this El Portal hotel features 4 pools and a hot tub. A restaurant and bar are located on site. All guest rooms feature a kitchenette. Badger Pass Ski Area is 19 miles away. Average score from 18 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$124 - $259

 
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Yosemite's Scenic Wonders

Located just 16 miles from Yosemite Village, these self-catering accommodations provide direct access to Yosemite National Park and feature conveniences such a full kitchen with a stove, microwave and refrigerator. Average score from 43 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$650

 
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Treetops Cabin

Featuring a balcony, Treetops Cabin is a holiday home, located in Yosemite West. The unit is 28 km from Mariposa. An oven and a microwave can be found in the kitchen and there is a private bathroom. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$325

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Alpenglow 2

Situated in Yosemite West in the California Region, this semi-detached holiday home is 28 km from Mariposa. The unit is 15 km from Yosemite Village. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with an oven and a microwave. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$350

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Yosemite Vista

Yosemite Vista

Offering mountain views and a deck with a private hot tub, Yosemite Vista is a 3-bedroom house located in Yosemite West. Two levels provide guests with great views from the living room and deck. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$275

$2759.2
Alpenglow 2

Alpenglow 2

Situated in Yosemite West in the California Region, this semi-detached holiday home is 28 km from Mariposa. The unit is 15 km from Yosemite Village. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with an oven and a microwave. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$350

$3509.2
Alpine VIew

Alpine VIew

Alpine VIew is a self-catering accommodation located in Yosemite West. Badger Pass Ski Area is 20 minutes' drive away. This duplex apartment offers a private hot tub. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$275

 
$2758.9
Alder Lodge

Alder Lodge

Situated in Yosemite West, this holiday home features a balcony. The unit is 29 km from Mariposa. There is a seating area, a dining area and a kitchen equipped with oven. A flat-screen TV and DVD player are featured. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$350

$3508.9
Sequoia East or West

Sequoia East or West

Offering forest and mountain views, Sequoia East and West is a 3-bedroom town home located in Yosemite West. This holiday home features a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious dining and living room area on the main floor. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$350

 
$3508.9
Skyline Retreat

Skyline Retreat

Offering a barbecue, Skyline Retreat is set in Yosemite West, 28 km from Mariposa. Yosemite Village is 15 km from the property. All units have a satellite flat-screen TV. Some units include a dining area and/or balcony. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$275

$2758.8
Yosemite View

Yosemite View

Located in Yosemite West in the California Region, this detached holiday home is 28 km from Mariposa. The property boasts views of the mountain and is 16 km from Yosemite Village. The kitchen has a dishwasher and there is a private bathroom. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$275

 
$2758.8
Red Fox Retreat

Red Fox Retreat

Featuring views of the Yosemite forest, Red Fox Retreat is a holiday home located in Yosemite West. Free parking is available to guests of this accommodation. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$300

$3008.8
Yosemite Hideaway Vacation Rentals

Yosemite Hideaway Vacation Rentals

Yosemite Hideaway Vacation Rentals is located in Yosemite West. Free WiFi access is available. This home is located 33 km inside the main gate of Yosemite National Park. Average score from 98 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$205

 
$2058.6
Yosemite Magic Studio "B"

Yosemite Magic Studio "B"

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace with mountain views, Yosemite Magic Studio "B" is a studio, situated in Yosemite West. Guests benefit from patio. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 74 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$225

 
$2258.2
Treetops Cabin

Treetops Cabin

Featuring a balcony, Treetops Cabin is a holiday home, located in Yosemite West. The unit is 28 km from Mariposa. An oven and a microwave can be found in the kitchen and there is a private bathroom. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$325

$3258.1
Yosemite Condominium

Yosemite Condominium

Yosemite Condominium is a self check-in, self-catering accommodation located inside the gates of Yosemite National Park. Free WiFi access is available. Badger Pass Ski Area is 15 minutes' drive from the property. Average score from 41 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$289

 
$2897.8
Yosemite's Hawk's Nest

Yosemite's Hawk's Nest

Set in Yosemite West, this holiday home is 28 km from Mariposa. The unit is 15 km from Yosemite Village. Free private parking is available on site. There is a seating area, a dining area and a kitchen equipped with dishwasher. Average score from 420 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$350

$3507.8
Alpenglow 1

Alpenglow 1

Alpenglow 1 offers accommodation in Yosemite West. The unit is 28 km from Mariposa. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with an oven, a microwave and toaster. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels and DVD player is available. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$350

$350-

Highlights:

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Natural
Unusual Local Feature

Giant Granite Walls

Beautiful to look at and popular to climb.
Waterfalls
Yosemite Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in the world at 2425 feet (782 m). It is most impressive during the late spring and early summer.

Bridalveil Fall is another easily accessible waterfall.

Nevada Fall and Vernal Fall can be reached by hiking.
Hiking and Trekking
For those staying in the valley, walking to get around is easy, scenic, and avoids the stresses of car travel in the valley. Many of the meadows have short trails, some of which are handicap accessible. Beyond the valley is an extensive trail system into extraordinary backcountry.
Also of Interest:
Natural
Scenic Waterways
Alpine Mountains
Forests
Geologic Formations
Climbing

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