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Located in Yosemite Park, The Jumping Deer is a one bedroom, fully equipped apartment nestled in the trees. Located in the community of Yosemite West, The Jumping Deer Apartment has its own private entrance and sleeps up to four people. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, a bathroom with a shower, and an outside deck with a gas barbecue and a table and chairs for relaxed outdoor dining. The sofa bed in the living room area opens to a queen size bed.
For your outdoor adventures while in Yosemite, The Jumping Deer is just 6.5 miles fro...m Badger Pass Ski Resort, 12.5 miles from Glacier Point, 15.5 miles from the Wawona Golf Course and 8.5 miles from the famous Tunnel View entrance to Yosemite Valley. All the wonders of Yosemite are at your fingertips.
For your entertainment while indoors, The Jumping Deer is equipped with a satellite TV and a video player. We have provided a number of videos for your viewing pleasure. If you would like to bring along your favorite music, there is also a CD player available.
We have free WiFi via Satellite for our guests
We have remodeled our kitchen, and bathroom, adding quartz counter-tops, carpeting, flooring and fixtures. See the photos
The Jumping Deer bedroom has a queen size bed and linens are provided. There is an alarm clock with AM/FM radio and CD player so you can awaken yourself early for that hike or ski trip you have planned. Or if sleeping in is more your idea of a great vacation, our location is quiet and restful. The Jumping Deer has a complete kitchen, including oven, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher. There are dishes, glasses and utensils provided. You can enjoy morning coffee on us.
The Jumping Deer is the perfect spot for a cozy weekend for two in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Jumping Deer can sleep four, so bring the kids and enjoy the splendors of the forest. The Jumping Deer is a great starting point for your favorite mountain sports. You can hike, kayak, go fishing, rock climbing or just find a nice spot by the Merced River in Yosemite Valley and just soak up the atmosphere.
Accommodations include linens and towels. There is no additional charge for cleaning.
Rates start at $139.00 per night for 1-2 guests in Low Season. $159.00 per night for 1-2 guests in High Season. There is a charge of $20.00 per person for additional guests. (maximum 4). Holiday Rates are $199.00 per night for 1-4 guests. Holidays require a three night stay, four nights for Thanksgiving.Read more
Overall rating:4.7 / 5.0based on 44 reviews and 2 properties
In Yosemite, 1 bedroom rental near Badger Pass ski Yosemite National Park, California
Additional Location Information
The Jumping Deer is located inside the gates of Yosemite National Park in the community of Yosemite West just off Hwy 41 (Wawona Road). Near Yosemite Valley yet "away from it all", guests can be a part of all the attractions of Yosemite National Park or relax in the quiet of our forest neighborhood.
More About This Location
Golf course within 30 minute drive
Nearest airport: Fresno, CA, 57 miles Car is essential
Last updated on September 16, 2014
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There is a $49.00 damage insurance required at booking. This is non-refundable.
There are no additional fees for cleaning.
Rates are for 1-2 guests, additional guests are charged at the rate of $20.00 per person per night. (maximum 4)
The final Rate is calculated on the total number of guests in your party at anytime during your stay.
Cancellation: Cancellation Fee is 15% of your deposit if you cancel prior to thirty days of arrival.
Left on 05/04/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Janice V
We stayed last summer at Pine arbor Retreat with friends last summer and had a blast. My husband and I love going to Yosemite to hike and from Fresno, it is a short trip.
This time we stayed at the jumping deer on our recent visit. The owners were very nice and gave us lots of information on the nearby hiking trails we had not tried before. One hike was to the henness fire lookout. It was a short hike but had a great view of Merced as the sun set. I highly recommend this nice apartment if you want to enjoy nature in the quiet woods. We saw some reviews about the steps, but we didn't see the problem. We have gone to Europe where the steps are much more challenging
Great apartment in the forest
Left on 05/04/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Anita Fenner
We had an enjoyable stay at the Jumping Deer. It was just perfect for the two of us. So we just wanted to thank you. The bed was comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed. The little community that the house is in, is a great location for seeing Yosemite.?? The WiFi was a plus. We could not get good cellphone reception in Yosemite so the WiFi at the rental allowed us to keep in
touch with our family at home. Thanks again.
Nice cozy apartment in the trees
Cozy apartment in the trees
Left on 03/30/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Nice cozy apartment in the trees
My husband and I spent three nights in Yosemite in February. The apartment was cozy and comfortable. We had everything we needed. The cleaning staff left a small bowl with candies and treats. Very nice!
Last year in March we stayed in the house above with our group of friends and had a great time. But this time we wanted to have just a simple getaway from our jobs.
It was a perfect place for our getaway. I would highly recommend this property. Read more
Thanks for your wonderful review. Our new staff are really thoughtful and take great pride in what they do. We are happy that you had a great experience and hope you will come again.
los angeles, ca
a nice retreat
Left on 10/07/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | anita f
In late September my boyfriend and I spent two nights at this cabin apartment while visiting Yosemite. The cabin is upscale and spotless. We were able to relax after hiking yosemite falls trail and had a wonderful twilight dinner on the porch in the trees. Houses in yosemite, who would have thought. We'd definitely stay here again Read more
Thank you so much for your great review. Having a house in Yosemite is rare, that is why we love to share it with guests inside the park. Hiking the trail up the side of Yosemite Falls is daunting. Glad you made it up. Please come again. There is so much to see, we are still exploring.
San Jose, California
A hideaway in a forest of trees
Left on 09/20/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Emily
My friend and I spent several days hiking in the high country of Yosemite. The vistas were awesome. We can't wait to return and explore more of this beautiful place.
After our trek, we stayed in this nice apartment to relax and unwind before heading to Sequoia and Kings Canyon for the final two days of our trip. This place was just what we needed. We used the grill to make our dinner and enjoyed it on the deck as the sun went down.
The next morning we hiked to Sentinel Dome and Taft point and enjoyed the views from glacer point. The apartment was a perfect base for starting + ending these hikes and we want to stay here again when we return Read more
Emily, thank you for your kind review. We strive to give our guests the best accommodations and a great Yosemite experience. We hope you will visit us again.
Perfect place in Yosemite to stay
Left on 09/12/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Dan's yosemite
Three of us went to Yosemite for a quick 2 night trip in august. We stayed in this apartment which was perfect for the three of us. The place was clean, had towels and the rest so be didn't have to buy any. It is in a great area of the park too. We arrived in the early evening and decided to try a local hike recommended by the owner when we made our reservation. The hike to the fire lockout was just the start to our trip and a great way to stretch our legs after the drive up.
I noticed the previous review about the steps, but there is a railing the entire way to the door. I am amazed that someone had the time in Yosemite to count the number of steps when there is so much to see and do here. If you want to see steps, take a look at the mist trail at Vernal Falls. Now that is a set of steps and well worth it for the views! Read more
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Jumping Deer and we appreciate that you took the time to write this lovely review. We find it restful there too and we are happy to share this wonderful place with others.
Perfect place to stay in Yosemite
Left on 06/02/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Sean
We stayed in the Jumping Deer apartment just before Memorial Day 2012, everything was great. It was nice to stay inside the gates of Yosemite, only a few minutes from Glacier Point road. This made it very convenient to drive to either Glacier Point, the valley, Tioga Road or Mariposa Grove (and only a 15 minute drive to Tunnel View). The apartment was fully equipped and comfortable for us (two people), if you have kids I think the couch might be a sleeper sofa. It was good to be able to cook and have good meals to power us for a long day enjoying all that Yosemite has to offer. There is also a nice deck with a gas grill. The area around the Jumping Deer was very quiet and woodsy since all the houses are surrounded by trees. The neighborhood is also very nice, an upscale area surrounded by trees. The only word of caution is the 30+ steps to get down the the apartment since the neighborhood is built on the side of a mountain, for most people this should not be an issue since the stairs are very safe. If the stairs are an issue you should look at renting the upstairs of the house since it looked like there were less steps to the entrance. Read more
Thank you for your great review. And yes, the sofa is a queen size sleeper sofa. We hope you will come back again to Yosemite soon - there is so much to see..
Our new favorite spot
Left on 03/27/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Joann
We recently visited Yosemite and stayed at The Jumping Deer aparment. We were pleased with the location as it was very close to the Valley. We were also delighted with the apartment itself. It was just the perfect size for the three of us. My husband and I slept comfortably in the bedroom and our son used the sofa bed in the living room. We liked cooking our dinners on the barbecue on the deck and then watching a movie (there were a lot to choose from). I was surprised at some of the decorative touches. Who would have thought you would find a vessel sink in a mountain cabin setting. What fun we had! Read more
Thank you for a great review! We are glad you liked our remodeling efforts. After six months of planning, we hoped to provide an interesting environment for our guests that would add to the Yosemite experience. Thanks again for your kind words.
Fantastic homely stay
Left on 11/08/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Peter
Lovely quiet location close enough to Yosemite, with the scenic drive, but sufficiently far from the busy park itself. The accommodation was very comfortable and completely fit for purpose. The gas barbacue used for dinner and breakfast - great.
Brilliant and fantastic are the 2 words that come to mind - stay here. Just a shame we only had 2 nights.
The only downside were the miserable staff at the reception (not Pete and Betsy who were very welcoming) but that didn't matter. Hence 2 stars for check-in. 5 stars for everything else.
Teenie H. UK
North Norfolk, England.
Great location but appartment tired and worn out.
Left on 10/28/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Teenie H. UK
The Jumping Deer appartment was in a great location for all of the Yosemite National Park however we found it in need of a thorough clean up with very tired/morn-out amenities. A shopping trip to Walmart to spend $50 on kitchen utensils and un-ripped towels would radiaclly improve the comfort to this appartment. Read more
We appreciate guests’ responses, even if negative, so that we can try to improve our accommodations and provide a comfortable environment for our renters. In regard to the cleanliness issue we have spoken to our management so they can address this issue with housekeeping staff. We have just been through one of the busiest seasons of late and in the past month or so housekeeping has been shorthanded. But at this point these are merely excuses and the problem has been addressed.
We have been in the process of upgrading our units and due to the booking schedule, we opted to begin with our three bedroom unit first. We currently have new flooring on order for the apartment, as well as upgraded countertops for the kitchen and bath. These improvements should be installed shortly along with new amenities for the kitchen. We take to heart the comments on what can be done to improve the comfort of this apartment and we will continue to work towards this end.
Great Location, Good Value
Left on 10/27/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | Serenity
This apartment is in a great location located inside the park near the entrance to Yosemite Valley at Tunnel View. The kitchen is nominally equipped and the apartment was not super clean but it is reasonably priced compared to other lodging inside Yosemite.
St. Paul, MN
Very comfortable condo located close to Yosemite Valley
Left on 10/23/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | SandyS
This one bedroom condo was very comfortable and located 16 miles from the entrance to Yosemite Valley, so convenient for us. The kitchen was outfitted for cooking and the layout perfect for 2 people. The only negatives are that we arrived after dark and finding the condo was difficult because the sign was very small...in addition, the condo was on the lower level of a three level building and we had to carry our things down a long flight of stairs. That aside, plan on arriving in the daylight!
San Francisco Bay Area
Stay at Jumping Deer was Great!
Left on 10/16/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | TweetyBird
Both Pete and Betsy and wonderful hosts and they were so helpful over the phone. I am glad I chose Jumping deer, its location was really great. It is at close to all the main attractions at Yosemite. It was clean, cozy, comfortable and very homely. We arrived there around 10.15 pm and being our first visit to Yosemite, we were relieved to arrive at Jumping Deer. The morning brought a beautiful sense or peace and calmness. Stay was great and yes, we would definitely go back. Read more
Thank you very much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again.
one of yosemite's best places to stay
Left on 03/05/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | lovetoskate
We really loved the place; We were traveling with our not yet one year old daughter, and we wanted a one bedroom rental, which turned out to be pretty difficult to find. It fit our needs perfectly with a kitchen, and then being able to put her in the bedroom, and still enjoy a few hours of adult time in the main room with tv, and video's. Loved the location, we could go hike up in badger, or go down into the valley. We would defidently look to rent again here, for our next visit.
Orange County California
Very quiet, comfortable and convienent to Yosemite Valleyt to
Left on 02/24/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | The Hardys
Everything you need furnished. Just bring your clothes and food. They even furnish an outdoor barbeque for your use. Lovely atmosphere there was three adults and it was completely comfortable, There is room for four. Two couples or a couple and two children perfect. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and are planning a return trip.
Orange Co, CA
Home away from Home in Yosemite
Left on 02/17/2011 for a stay in October 2010 | LoveYW
Jumping Deer was the perfect location for our visit to Yosemite National Park. It was convenient to both Wawona and the Valley and is in a lovely residential neighborhood of custom homes. The bed was comfortable and the small kitchen exactly what we needed for our 3 night stay. The TV and cozy living room area was a real plus! The quiet was unbelievable. Will definitely be back and have recommended it to several friends. Would love to come back with other couples to enjoy Pine arbor - the house upstairs. It looks lovely, too.
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