Deck facing homeDeck, overlooking Chilnualna Falls Creek
Friends Lodge in Yosemite NP 2303sf

Entire home/flat

14 guests

3 bedrooms

10 beds
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2014 RENOVATED Friendly home- Huge deck, Sat. TV, Game Rm (foosball), Hottub, Full laundry & kitchen, Free: Linens; Natl & many Intl calls ; firewood, Cntrl heat & a/c. Very near: Lower Chilnualna Falls, Swinging Bridge, Grotto, Lib., Gnl Store

The space

PLEASE NOTE: We have just added a third bathroom and a study with a convertible full-size futon. The upgrade was completed in November of 2014.
Total indoor square footage is now 2303.

Our newly renovated family-friendly home by the Merced River's South Fork (Actually IN Yosemite) is beautiful in every season. Comfortable & welcoming - pets OK - with every amenity you might desire.
The house is 2303 square feet, and the surrounding deck is 1325 sq. feet. Deck can accommodate up to 40 people. It has a hot tub and overlooks Chilnualna Falls Creek.
The sleeping arrangements are:
1 bedroom with 2 queen beds;
Queen hide-a-bed in Living Room
1 bedroom with 1 queen bed and 2 XL twins (and two twin size cots in closet);
1 bedroom (Master) with 1 queen bed
Study with full-size futon
Other amenities include:
Satellite TV, 42" HDTV, game room with foosball, full laundry & kitchen, Wireless Internet (DSL), generator, free towel and linen service, central heat & air conditioning, free and unlimited firewood in season, free and unlimited telephone service to US and many other countries.

Spend evenings on the deck BBQing on the gas grill & relaxing under the stars in the hot tub. Enjoy a hike to nearby Chilnualna Falls, or follow the many trails which lead throughout Yosemite's 1000+ sq. miles. Snowshoe, snowboard or ski at Badger Pass, see Yosemite Valley & the Giant Redwoods, eat at the historic Wawona Hotel or play golf there, go horseback riding, enjoy a stagecoach ride, or visit the outdoor History Center. Swim in the river or the beautiful, quiet & secluded swimming spots cut out of the rock by Chilnualna Falls Creek. Relax in the simple and welcoming atmosphere of our small and unique town.

For more information, including up-to-the-minute availability and precise rates, call us. Please note that our home has a property management agency which provides all on-site housekeeping, maintenance, rental , and emergency services.

Please also note that rentals are typically limited to a minimum of two or three nights, depending on the season. Occasionally, however, it is possible to squeeze between two existing reservations for a shorter stay. Please contact us for more information.

Guest access

Guests will have access to our entire home, 2303 square feet, as well as a 1325 square foot deck, save a few storage areas reserved for the owners.

Interaction with guests

We are available to talk with guests on the phone, email etc. but will not have the opportunity to meet with them directly since our regular home (at present) is in Wisconsin.
Please feel free to call us or email if you wish. Our telephone number and email are posted on our kitchen bulletin board. We will respect your privacy but are available if you would like to contact us.

Other things to note

Guest Reviews from our 2014 Guest Book:

Three families said...
Oct 12, 2014

Your Beautiful Cabin was just perfect. Loads of fun! Thank you so much for letting us stay!

August 21, 2014
We loved Yosemite so much, and hiking was very fun! Thank you again for letting us stay!

August 8, 2014
Awesome Cabin / Home! The "extended family loved our stay - comfortable, beautiful scenery, and nice Jacuzzi. Great base camp for seeing all the Yosemite sights.

July 4, 2014
Your cabin was perfect- comfortable, spacious, relaxing and conveniently located to all the events our family was hosting at the nearby resort. I especially appreciate your accommodating dogs. Very comfortable for them and we took extra care to make sure there was no evidence of our 4-legged family members. Your cabin is wonderful. We had a great time.

June 27, 2014
What a blessing it was to be here. Thank you for your wonderful home. It provided a rare opportunity for our whole family to be together. May the Lord bless you!

June 19, 2014
Thank you for sharing your Home with us! We're a very big family with many international children.
[2 comments in foreign languages]
We had an amazing time with our children in your home! Exploring the park and having meals with them were just wonderful - Thanks for everything!

June 16, 2014
Great location and plenty of room. Thank you for sharing your home. We have many good memories. Blessings to all.

May 5, 2014
Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin with our family, we enjoyed every minute of it. This will be one unforgettable family trip and memory. The hiking, the river, and overall beauty of Wawona and Yosemite was magical. Thank you for the coziness. Our three families enjoyed it. Thank you for the amazing trip.

February 22, 2014
As usual we have enjoyed our Winter schedule. Yours is a unique and pleasant home. If you come to our part of the country (Monterey), call us for free passes to the Aquari(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)-xxxx)

January 17, 2014
Hi Jim:
I just wanted to tell you that we had a wonderful time in your home over the weekend. The foosball table and games were a huge hit with the kids. The kitchen/dining area was well occupied the entire weekend. It was great being so close to hiking trails. And the Jacuzzi was a special treat.
This was our 6th MLK weekend in a row renting a home in Yosemite, all previously in Yosemite West until they stopped accepting dogs. But now we're sold on Wawona. It's quite likely that we'll be back next year.

January 8, 2014
Thank you for letting us share your beautiful cabin. We stayed in another one before getting to stay here. Yosemite is a beautiful place. All six of us had a great time, hiking, relaxing and just having fun. Sitting in the hot tub under the moon and stars was a wonderful way to end the night. Look forward to getting our entire family up to Yosemite in the near future.

The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 10
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 98
Weekly Discount: 14%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Well-behaved pets (up to two) are welcome and subject to an additional charge of $25 per day per pet (taxable) for the stay. Please let us know if you wish to bring pets and we will make a "Special Offer" to reflect the additional cost.

Quiet time is 10 pm to 8 am

Please note that there is a two night minimum rental required, except during Peak season (holidays and summer) when there is a three night minimum.

Prices quoted are with all taxes and fees.

The cleaning fee which by itself is $83.25 also includes a charge for damage insurance of $39 for a total "cleaning fee" of $122. 25 Limitations in the AirBnB system required this in order to provide an accurate quote.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

5 Reviews

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Monica User Profile
March 2017
Beautiful place. Beautiful home. Quaint little neighborhood. We went during off season and it was perfect. The house was very comfortable and accessible to the creek. The Redwood Team was accommodating and friendly. We had a power outage and maintenance came by within 10 mins and had the power up and running. I highly recommend this place and can't wait to come back!

Karina User Profile
December 2016
This lodge was the perfect spot for my brothers birthday weekend getaway. The house was cozy and there was enough room/beds to accommodate the 14 of us. The deck was spacious and great for BBQ. The hot tub was definitely a plus for all of us. The location was great because it's walking distance to several different hiking trails. James is very responsive to all my questions had. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends and family, this is a beautiful Lodge and very well equipped. We will absolutely be coming back in the near future. By the way James the detail in all your decor is awesome! We loved it, thanks for allowing others to enjoy your place.

Michell User Profile
July 2016
We absolutely loved the house and location! We had a group and we were all very comfortable and enjoyed using the hot tub, grill and most of all the patio to enjoy the views! James was amazing in his communication and very kind and willing to always be available. We look forward to coming back to Yosemite and staying here again.

Sarah User Profile
March 2015
This was the perfect place for our Spring two family get away. Ample bedroom space and lovely beds for comfortable nights' sleep and cosy living and kitchen area for play and dinner prep conversation. The location is superb with sounds of the river running behind the house and the spa on the deck under the trees was really the icing on the cake. The village where the house is situated is quiet and beautiful and the staff at the Redwoods who handed us our keys (and some kindling!!) were very friendly and helpful. James gave us all the information we needed to arrive prepared and when we inevitably ran out of milk, the shop in the Redwoods was very convenient. Brilliant hikes to do with no driving required. Kids played on the soccer table and built forts in the study for hours inside but the majority of their time was spent outside by the river (supervised!). Such a lovely house and general experience.

Stephanie User Profile
March 2015
This lodge was the perfect spot for my birthday weekend getaway with my friends. The house was cozy and there was enough room/beds to accommodate the 14 of us, which was really hard to find with other places. The back deck was spacious and great for BBQ. The hot tub was definitely a plus for us. The location was great because it's walking distance to several different hiking trails. James was also very responsive to all my questions that I had beforehand. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends.

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James User Profile

Somewhat of a gadabout, discovered Wawona and Yosemite accidentally during an extensive lateral drift. Came to realize that it's the best place on earth; built a home there.

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