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Mountain MannaNewly renovated, refurbished 1930's romantic, quaint and eclectic home in Midpines. This home is "The Pride of the Sierras" situated on 7.8 acres, strategically located off 140E and in close proximity to Yosemite and Briceburg recreation park. Ideal setting to be refreshed, rejuvenated and invigorated. Marvel in the shady and luscious canopy of oak trees while being entertained by the abundant wildlife. Frequent visitors include: Deer, quail, woodpeckers, & wild turkeys to name a few.
Spectacular Mountain View Near Yosemite & TownHow you envision your mountain getaway to be. Your own private cabin on top of a mountain away from it all with the luxury of being a short 5 minutes to town & 17 miles to the south entrance of Yosemite. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada mountains from your deck & inside the cabin with wall-to-wall windows inviting the views in. Enjoy opening the door to your upstairs balcony to bring the outdoors in from the comfort of your bed. A unique experience to make your memories!
The Winnie A-frame near Yosemite & Bass LakeCome enjoy a stay at this cozy a-frame perched on the edge of the Sierra National Forest & Yosemite National Park. Surround yourself with oak, pine, and manzanita trees while indulging in the comforts of home. Stay inside to enjoy the modern design while relaxing with a book or explore the wonders of nature just outside the front door. Located only 15 minutes from Yosemite National Park and Bass Lake, the opportunity for adventure is limitless! Try local restaurants, bars and shops too!
Things can get a bit confusing when it comes to place names here. Yosemite Valley is a town outside Yosemite National Park. It’s also the name of a place inside the park that is, well, maybe one of the prettiest places on Earth. And Yosemite Village is the name of the place inside the town of Yosemite Valley where (mostly) park employees live. Yosemite Village is a stopping point for those en route to the main event — the park — but you’d be wise to slow down and appreciate this little town. Construction began on the 46-acre village in 1918, led by preeminent landscape architect Charles Punchard Jr., who called for winding streets and rustic buildings made of granite, river stones, and logs, a style that would define the look of the entire national park system. The village is home to 68 historic buildings, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Fly into Fresno Yosemite National Airport (FAT), located about 2.5 hours’ drive from Yosemite Valley. You can get a rental car to carry you the rest of the way to Yosemite Valley, or you can take the Yosemite Valley Shuttle System (YARTS), which picks up at the airport and drops off at the Yosemite Visitor Center in the valley. Tickets can be purchased online in advance. Once you’ve arrived, you can drive in and around Yosemite Valley, although depending on the season, there may be very heavy traffic. There are day-use parking lots served by free shuttles that drop off visitors at destinations throughout the park, which of course are also handy for those who opt not to get a rental. You can also hire a variety of private tours to take you around the park.
Yosemite National Park is open year round, so deciding when to visit depends on what kind of experience you seek. Summer is warm to hot, and ideal for hiking. It’s also a high season when crowds and traffic are dense. Fall brings fewer crowds, a range of hot and cool weather, rain showers, and even snow. Snow blankets the park in winter, creating a hushed landscape with radically fewer visitors than summer. (Snow can also cause some roads in the park to close between November and early summer.) In spring the park creeps back to life, and the magnificent waterfalls roar with snow melt.
Completed in 1925, the village’s historic post office was designed by architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood, famed for his work in the rustic — or parkitecture — style. The post office’s wood and stone facade is home to 760 ornate brass post boxes where mostly park employees receive their mail. Stop in here and appreciate the craftsmanship before sending a letter to a pal that will bear the Yosemite postmark.
This graveyard dotted with granite and wooden markers is a kind of who's-who of Yosemite’s past. Here lie the bones of James Mason Hutchings, who led the first tourist party into the park in 1855, and Galen Clark, who arrived as a visitor the same year and decided to remain in the nearby mountains. Laborers, hotel operators, and homesteaders rest here, too. Wander among the graves and giant sequoia trees and ponder the lives and deaths this park has seen.
This small museum, opened in 1926, is one of the first museums established in the park system. It houses exhibits exploring the geology, natural history, and indigenous cultures of Yosemite. The museum also has a gallery with rotating displays of artworks inspired by the park.