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Yosemite Vacation Homes
Reviewed 13 June 2009

We rented Clouds Rest from May 29 until June 6th. It was perfect for 2 people! Noreen and Mark have done a wonderful job. This is the best equipped home I have ever rented anywhere! They thought of everything! Their website does NOT do it justice! She had Pam, olive oil, vegetable oil, Emeril's spices, etc for cooking. Then they had a small collapsible cooler you could borrow for your daily outings. Oh, and backpacks in the closet! Complete with water bottles and small first aid kit! Plus, umbrellas just in case (and we did need them)! They did upgrade to a king size log bed...very very comfortable. Toiletries provided...yes, shampoo and conditioner, soap, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins. I couldn't believe it! I will definitely return to Clouds Rest. In fact, we mapped out the locations of nearby VRBO properties so if we return with friends, they will have a place to stay within walking distance. Oh, the sunrise over El Cap and Half Dome from that bed...well just look at the pictures.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 June 2009

I reserved the El Capital View house last August to accommodate a group of 5 ladies. I had read the description on the website and decided it would be a good choice for us. We were all very impressed when we arrived. The house was extremely clean and beautifulyfurnished. It had every amenity we could ask for. The location was lovely even with the left-over results of the 1990 fire. The distance from the floor of Yosemite Valley was only 15 minutes away, making it an easy and scenic trip. As a native Californian, I have been to Yosemite many times, but my friends were from out of state and this was their first visit. Staying at El Capitan View made the experience even more memorable for all of us. I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 March 2009

I have stayed everywhere that Yosemite has to offer since the early 60's, and as much as I would like to keep this gem to a few people... well... you know. Clouds Rest is an amazing place that allows you to come to touch those places inside of each of us that seem so far away in your everyday life. The environment is surpassed only by the owners, Noreen and Mark . I am sure there are similar experiences out there, but to have the owners living in the same area as the cabin, and then stroll by on their evening walk, and even better, turn out to be two of the coolest people in the world with all the knowledge of living in the Park... what could be better?

In short, nothing. The cabin is marvelously appointed, with great care given to the placement of windows for the amazing view you have from almost every angle. Their insight and stories are a blast if you get the chance to meet with them... and believe me that it would be tough to find a better morning view on the deck with your coffee anywhere in the valley.

All in all, an amazing little cabin perfect for two, with a modern kitchen, great master bath with soaking tub, and a master bedroom that has exquisite views and a super-comfy bed... oh and a deck where the stars always seem to cooperate.... If you are looking for a relaxing, noise-free way to enjoy the subtleties of Yosemite, then Clouds Rest is for you.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2009

Cloud's Rest is absolutely the best rental we've ever had (and we travel a lot). The pictures on their website (use google) makes it look nice, but it's even nicer than the pictures. Located, within Yosemite about 15 minutes from Yosemite Valley, there are distant views of Half Dome and El Capitan from the porch, dining room, and bedroom. The surroundings are magical. It's located on a gravel and dirt road off from the main park road, so an SUV is recommended especially if the weather is bad (we drove out in a snowstorm and were glad for 4 wheel drive).
The "cabin" is really much better described as a small house. Generous size, very well equipped and stocked kitchen with ample dining space. Also on the first floor is a good sized living room with a gas fireplace. There's a tv with satellite and a well stocked supply of DVD's and videos on the park. Upstairs is a lovely bedroom and nice bathroom and soaker tub. The entire house has wonderful light with big picture windows and lovely views.
Foresta itself is more a remnant of a town than an actual town because a forest fire went through over 20 years ago and most of the trees are new or skeletal.
The booking was made through VRBO, but with lots of personal attention from the owner Noreen. She was generous in providing advice in advance and when we were there and seemed to really care that we had a good time. I will definitely stay there again on my return to Yosemite.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 August 2004

Yosemite Vacation Homes are a number of privately owned cabins approximately 7 miles from the valley. We stayed in CLOUD'S REST in March 2004. Noreen and Mark, the owners could not have been more helpful. The cabin consisted of a fully equipped kitchen, lounge, luxury bathroom and huge bedroom. It took about ten minutes to drive into the valley and the views from the cabin were spectacular. You can see across the valley with a distant view of El Capitan. Very quiet and peaceful, highly recommended!

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Stayed: March 2016
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Address: Yosemite National Park, Yosemite National Park, CA
Region: United States > California > Yosemite National Park
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #12 of 23 Speciality Lodging in Yosemite National Park
Price Range: $352 - $600 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering unique vacation homes and cabins that are located inside the entrance gates of Yosemite National Park.With long lines common now almost every day from April to October at the entrance gates you can beat the crowds by staying inside Yosemite Park! ... more   less 
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