- 1 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 3
Description from the owner
10% off 5 nights or more booked. Located INSIDE Yosemite National Park and only 12 minutes from the west end of Yosemite Valley!
Quiet adult retreat that is perfect for two! Clouds Rest Cabin has a ridge top location, with sweeping views of El Capitan, Half Dome and the surrounding mountains. Custom built two story, 1 bedroom cabin with wi-fi capability. Beautiful wood interior. Two person soaking tub is located in the upstairs bathroom.
The cabin's location, in the historic community of Foresta, makes it centrally located in Yosemite National Park, for flyfishing the Merced and Tuolumne Rivers, day hiking to Sequioa groves, bac...kcountry lakes and streams or mountain biking out the front door to miles of accessible USFS roads. It's location is only 8 miles from Yosemite Valley. If that seems too overwhelming, then relax on the front deck, bird watch, stargaze or watch the moon rise over El Capitan.
* 1,000 sq. ft. cabin comfortably accommodates up to four people
* Living room with gas fireplace, queen fold out couch, and view of El Capitan
* HD Satellite with new Vizio flat screen TV in shuttered pine cabinet, Blu-Ray DVD and CD players
* WI-FI Internet available on request
* Library with books, maps and guides on Yosemite history, flora and wild
* One bedroom with King and a twin sized beds
* Oversize picture windows in bedroom and living room with sweeping views of El Capitan,
Half Dome and surrounding mountains
* Large master bathroom with separate shower and two person soaking tub.
* Full kitchen with gas range, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher
* Telephone with free local dialing (accepts 800 # phone cards)
* Private outside picnic area with gas barbecue and table
* Beautiful wood accented interior with a rustic feel and all the comforts of
* Central heating and air conditioning
* Plenty of room to practice yoga or meditate
*Every window has a beautiful view
* Cabin is kept clean and well maintained for our guests
* We use environmentally safe cleaning products. We are sensitive to our
guests "no fragrance" requests.
* No pets policy
* Not suitable for children under the age of 17Read more
About the owner
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Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 83 reviews
Inside Yosemite! Beautiful "Clouds Rest Cabin"
Yosemite National Park, California
Additional Location Information
Foresta is centrally located inside Yosemite National Park, between Yosemite Valley and Crane Flat. Foresta has the closest private home rentals to Yosemite Valley. Quiet rural location, with lovely Crane Creek flowing gently through the community. Nearby historic Meyer ranch house, barns and pioneer cemetery. Native American prehistoric grinding rocks scattered through out the area. Spectacular Foresta Falls is an easy 2 mile R/T walk from the cabin.
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Car is not necessary
Last updated on August 29, 2014
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- Tax rate | 11% of rent
- Mariposa County Transient Tax and Tourism Fee | 11% of rent
- Fees for additional guests may apply.
Additional notes from the owner
Summer rates are $325.00 per night for two, $50.00 per additional person, April 1st through October 31st
Minimum 3 night stay April -May and Sept- October
Minimum 4 nights June, July and August
10% discount on 5 nights or more.
Winter rates November 1 through March 15. $225. per night Fri-Sat., $199.00 per night for two Sun-Thurs., $50. per additional person,
minimum 2 night stay.
Sleeps a maximum of 3.
Holiday rate $325.00 for two, additional $50.00 per additional person 2 and 3 night minimums. Holidays are Thanksgiving weekend, Christmas (week), New Years (week), Martin Luther King, Presidents weekends and Spring break and Easter week.
Add 10% Mariposa County Transient Occupancy Tax and 1% Tourism Assessment Fee. 10% charge for credit card cancellations more than 30 days from arrival.
No refunds for cancellations less than 30 days of arrival for occurances beyond our control, such as weather, road closures, fires, rockslides and personal issues.
Toll free reservation number 1-866-320-1588
- Ceiling Fans
- Washing Machine
- Alarm Clock
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Central heating
- Local Guides/Maps
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- A/C or climate control
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Mountain Views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- Satellite or cable TV
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - no
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 1200 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
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74 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
Redondo Beach, CA
Wonderful time at Clouds Rest Cabin
Another great time at Clouds Rest Cabin. Love all the Yosemite memorabilia all over the cabin. Great weather and waterfalls in Foresta. Great hikes, too and close to Yosemite Valley. So much fun to meet friends.
Everything we needed was there.
Morgan Hill, CA
Exceptional view coupled with immaculate accomodations.
Upon arrival, everything seemed special.
Easy parking and short walk past outdoor deck furniture to the doorway. Washer, dryer, full kitchen stocked with all the items I forgot, within convenient access.
Finally a spectacular upstairs full bath...very special!
What a view!
I feel so lucky to have stayed at this cabin with several friends! What a great find. The cabin is beautifully appointed with Yosemite memorabilia that gives every room such warmth and charm. The view from thr deck ,is spectacular.
Everything you could want has been provided by the friendly hosts. I can't wait to stay there again!
A wonderful time with friends near Yosemite and away from the cr
A very nice little cabin, very clean and with complete kitchen. Nice deck with views toward Yosemite Valley. Only minutes drive from Yosemite Valley but away from the crowds and traffic. Nearby hikes to water and nature.
Best place to stay in Yosemite
I recently spent a few days at Clouds Rest Cabin in Yosemite. The cabin was beautifully kept, one of the cleanest I have ever had the pleasure to stay in. The kitchen was well stocked with the necessities. The cabin was very comfortable and the decorations, pictures, etc added to the feeling that you were staying in Yosemite. I will certainly rent this cabin again in the future.
A beautiful cabin with magnificent views of Half Dome in quiet and peaceful Foresta a little way from the bustle of the Valley.
I found the home spotless, well equipped, and extremely comfortable.
I will definitely stay there again.
Santa Barbara Ron
A great place to enjoy the Yosemite experience
I loved getting up in the morning and viewing Half Dome, El Capitan and Sentinel Dome. Then I go downstairs to an immaculate full furnished kitchen for coffee and breakfast.
It is quiet here. I can hear the birds chirp. I like Foresta because I get away from the busyness of Yosemite Valley but it is only a short distance to the valley.
Right out of the door are fine hikes such as Foresta Falls, the Big Meadow and the Devils Dance Hall. The place is stocked with books, Dvds, it has WiFi and cable TV for evening entertainment.
I recommend this rental to everyone.
A happy family
Yosemite dream come true!
This is our second stay at Cloud's Rest Cabin. If it is even possible, we enjoyed the cabin more this time than the last... and we loved our first visit. Noreen, the owner, has designed a perfect Yosemite getaway. Cloud's Rest is ideally situated within the park at only 15 minutes from the valley village as well as around the bend from Crane Flat and the turn off to Tioga. The cabin has everything we need in the kitchen and since we were so close to the valley, we dashed home for lunch and a nap and still had time to get more outdoor enjoyment into the afternoon. One of our favorite features is the picture window upstairs. During the day you can see half dome which is stunning. We've actually found that we enjoy the nighttime view of stars, the Milkyway and planets even more than half dome. We couldn't more highly recommend this cabin for a family of 3 or possibly 4. We were three and it was a dream come true vacation getaway.
We stayed at this lovely house in February and can't wait to go back. Everything - and I mean everything - is top rate.
The house is located about 20 minutes from the valley proper and is part of the funky Foresta community - an assortment of homes built in an area that previously burned. Clouds Rest is up at the top of the hill and El Cap and Half Dome are visible in the distance, looking back towards the valley. Access to the property was easy but you do have to travel a short way up a bumpy dirt road.
The house has a large deck and outside entertaining area. Inside, the furnishings are nice quality and comfortable. The kitchen is amazingly well-stocked in terms of cookware and utensils and even has good knives! The family room is comfortable and has lots of windows, high ceilings, a good selection of books, and a cast-iron propane stove that keeps things toasty. Upstairs the master bedroom has a large comfortable bed, a small day bed, and an awesome view. There is a small writing desk and wifi. The bathroom is giant with a nice soaking tub and lots of natural light from the windows. Very romantic.
There are little touches throughout that make this rental heads above the rest. From the various maps and guides, to the extra postcards, the thoughtful books in the nightstand, extra backpacks and hiking sticks for your use, and a kitchen first aid kit...what more could you want. And the stars at night...an experience not to be missed.
Perfect place for a special birthday weekend
Clouds Rest Cabin is truly a special place. The owners are lovely, and the cabin is stocked with everything you could want or need. All the linens, the bed, sofa and chairs were soft and comfortable, and we loved sitting by the warmth of the gas fireplace at night. We were able to cook some meals in the well-stocked kitchen, and it's a short drive to the valley for anything else. We also loved the views and quietness of the area around the cabin; it made for a very special birthday surprise for my boyfriend.
You can feel the care and attention in every detail of this lovely home. We hope to be back again soon!!
cozy, well supplied cabin
we were really happy with our time spent at Clouds Rest. The owners keep everything in the cabin to make your stay comfortable. The location is close enough to the Yosemite Valley to make it convenient. A word of warning though, the road to Foresta doesn't have a street sign..also, know in advance that the wifi service is limited due to their remote location.
Redondo Beach, CA
Great views, quiet and wildlife.
Once again a wonderful time at Clouds Rest Cabin. The meeting of friends from several areas in California was lots of fun and laughter.
A great place to stay.
Clouds Rest Cabin was a wonderful place for us to enjoy our Thanksgiving holiday. The house is immaculate, well stocked and the views are wonderful! The location is ideal - just a short drive to the Yosemite Valley. The owners were a pleasure to work with and we will definitely be returning!
Dana Point CA
Yosemite stay in hidden Foresta
Feels like you are in a movie - you can walk down to a river and a beautiful historic meadow from the cabin. It's an easy drive to the valley floor to hike or bike. The view from the front deck is beautiful and I highly recommend spending at least one night watching the sunset to see all of the colors shift on half dome.
I highly recommend!! Cabin is spotless and fully equipped. Five stars.
The Best Lodging In Yosemite
Once again, CRC has been such a great part of our Yosemite experience.
The cabin is a private getaway from the droves of people that crowd into YNP. It is in the perfect location to access the high country as well as the valley and the view from the cabin is amazing. You can see the 10 or so miles to the valley with El Cap and Half Dome right from the front porch or the bedroom.
It is well appointed with everything you need. It is like having your own home in YNP. There is a grill for BBQ as well as a full kitchen and there is also a soaking tub for those post hike soaks. There is even satellite TV for those that have to catch up on their shows.
We love the cabin so much and can't wait to return!
Wounderful outdoor experience at Cloud Rest Cabin
We arrived on a Saturday afternoon, the cabin was ready and spotless!
We took several day hikes in Yosemite Valley and and found the drive comfortable and easy.
I enjoyed many thinks abut the cabin, location, views of 1/2 Dome and El Captian from the front porch, seeing the Milkyway, early morning sunrise with the local deer and of course Beverly (my wife's) company.
Chris & Brooke
Amazing start to our honeymoon!
We traveled to California for 5 nights in Yosemite and 5 nights in Napa for our honeymoon. We chose Clouds Rest Cabin over the hotels simply to have more privacy and get away for the start of our honeymoon. We could't have made a better decision. It was amazing. The house is very warm, inviting and clean! Deer greeted us as we pulled into the driveway and the owners truly make sure you have anything you may need from wine glasses, cork screw, laundry machines, pots/pans, etc. Yosemite is truly in the middle of nowhere with limited restaurant/food options, gas, etc. all being quite a drive. It was nice to come "home" to the cabin and relax at night. Would highly recommend staying here.
Palm Desert, CA
Great cabin super clean and relaxing
We throughly enjoyed our stay at Cloud Rest Cabin. A lot of attention has been put into this cabin and it is very well maintained. My husband and I plus our teenage son loved coming back to the cabin after a day of hiking in Yosemite Valley. There was a fire some years back so on the way in to Foresta the trees and plants are not yet fully recovered but around the cabin is beautiful and its quiet. Next time we will stay longer as we had only 3 nights here and the rest camping in Toulumne Meadows area.
Perfect vacation rental
This cabin is fantastic. The location is unbeatable and the cabin was clean and had everything we needed for our stay. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in the park after staying here.
The McDermott Family
Beautiful home in a great location!
From the moment we walked into the house to the moment we left we felt very comfortable, safe, and relaxed. Everything was so clean, new, and very high quality. Beautifully decorated with interesting Yosemite inspired art.
The owners are as wonderful as the home. We were provided privacy yet knew that if we needed anything we could contact the owner at anytime. We had the pleasure of meeting Noreen before we left.
Loved the location!!! Foresta provides such a relaxing feel after being in the valley for the day. Don't miss the hikes located right in Foresta... some of our favorites!!
Home away from home.
What a wonderful and peaceful place to come to after a busy day at Yosemite Park. There is very little that you will not find to make your stay enjoyable and pleasant in this charming cabin. It is neat, clean, comfortable, and very inviting. We loved our time there.
Excellent Cabin with amazing View
This cabin looks great both inside and out. The furnishings and amenities are nice, the view of Half Dome and El Capitan are amazing. There is easy access to hiking, sight seeing, but still plenty of privacy and separation from the crowds of tourists.
This cabin is absolutely beautiful! From the decorations to the kitchenware to the large book/dvd collection... so much attention to detail. Just a short drive to all the attractions Yosemite has to offer, Clouds Rest is a great place to come home and unwind! Hope to return again!
Marilyn and Jerry
The perfect Yosemite experience
My husband and I just visited the cabin for the second time. It was the perfect place to celebrate Valentine's Day and recharge our love of Yosemite. This cabin is my dream home. There is not one thing I would change. It meets every desire mentally, emotionally and physically. The owners of Clouds Rest Cabin have continued to keep this cabin in inpecable condition, updated and incredibly clean. In the midst of winter it was very warm and cozy. We can't wait to return to this bit of "real Yosemite".
A must if vacationing in Yosemite!!!
I would absolutely reccommend staying at Clouds Rest Cabin! The owners of this little gem were great to work and most helpful! When we visited in Oct 2011 the weather brought snow to the area and had closed some paths. The owner called us in advance and let us know to check with the road conditions hotline to get the latest on closings...luckily snow had been cleared by the time we got there...however if we had not known to check and the roads were still closed this would have added about 2 hours to our trip in. Great example of the care and attention Clouds Rest Cabin visitors receive!!! Short drive to base of Yosemite and park amenities. View and setting of the cabin is priceless! If you are looking for a place that makes you feel at home with top notch service Clouds Rest Cabin is a must!!! We will be returning in the future!
Hands down, the most beautiful vacation that my husband and I have ever been on. The house is just adorable and probably the cleanest place I've ever stayed.
Worth every penny. Stunning memories. We will be back.
Peaceful and cosy
The house is just gorgeous and in a great location, after spending the days down in the valley it was great to escape the crowds of summer and return to Clouds Rests peaceful cottage. The home has everything and nothing has been forgotten. We loved the small touches like coolers and ice packs for your lunch during the day. Beds are so comfy and it was just wonderful to sit out on the balcony and enjoy our morning coffee. The cottage is beautifully kept and immaculately clean. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, it was just delightful.
Explendid cabin!. Much better than our expectations. Outstanding place very well located. Amazing views and sunset.
Very well equiped except for the washing machine. Read more
Response from Clouds Rest Cabin - 09/17/2011
We offer free washer and dryer use with stays of 5 days or more. If our guests requests a need to use the laundry during a shorter stay..........I come over to the cabin and unlock the laundry closet for them. I also prefer my guests to use my unscented "HE" environmentally friendly laundry products (front loader machine).
We are here for our guests needs.
Ormond Beach, Florida
Beautiful accomodations in a beautiful place.
Having been to Yosemite many times, I'm pretty familiar with the variety of accomodations available. While everything in the valley is very nice, it is also very crowded. Cloud's Rest offers every amenity but without the hustle and bustle.
From morning coffee to late afternoon cocktails, the deck offers a beautiful view of the mountains.
Great 50th Wedding anniversary Celebration
What a perfect place for an awesome trip!! We camped in the valley 50 years ago on our honeymoon and that was great -- but Clouds Rest Cabin is the most beautiful place we have stayed in our many trips to Yosemite. It was a perfect place to come home to after a busy day dodging crowds in the valley, hiking to the top of spectacular waterfalls, bicycling, and enjoying many other fun activities. And it's such an easy short drive from the bustling center!
We loved breakfasting on the deck, enjoying the picnic table in the garden, cooking in the extremely well equipped kitchen, soaking our tired bodies in the wonderful tub, and just looking at the beauty out of the windows.
The hosts are fantastic!! They are so helpful and willing to go out of their way to make your stay more enjoyable. They also are walking encyclopedias full of information about the park. We can't wait to return!
This cabin is within 10 minutes to Yosemite Valley. We had a wonderful time and staying at Cloud's Rest Cabin was one of the highlights. After hiking the park all morning and early afternoon, it was great coming back to the tourist-free quiet environment of Cloud's Rest. The owners have paid attention to every little detail to make ones stay as carefree and comfortable as possible. It rates right up there with any four star hotel. The only thing you have to take to the cabin is food and drinks. We would definitely stay at this property again and would recommend, without hesitation, to anyone.
Peaceful, Serene, Cozy, and Immaculate
Wonderful stay! It unexpectedly snowed and rained during our 4 days at Yosemite, but the cabin was a delightful retreat (and Foresta was beautiful in snow). It was a short ride to Yosemite valley each day. We adored the cozy Berkshire stove/fireplace in the evenings and watching the deer who grazed right outside the huge windows. The bed was very comfortable and everything was immaculate. Although we never met Noreen, she was easily reachable via phone. Noreen stocked wonderful shampoo, hand wash and lotion, and miscellaneous kitchen necessities. Guests are required to clean up after themselves or pay additional fees, but it didn't take long to comply with the rules. Would definitely love to stay here again! Linda and Win (Ga)
We spent a lovely snowbound weekend at Clouds Rest and enjoyed a magnificent winter wonderland at Yosemite after a surprise Spring snow. What an incredible place. First of all, the quality is in the details, and that is certainly true of Clouds Rest. No conceivable amenity is overlooked, and many unexpected surprises lurk here, from the backpacks in the closet with binoculars) to the selection of first rate movies in the family room to the cooking and kitchen appliances and utensils. Peaceful, convenient, quiet, lovingly attended but extremely private, this is a truly remarkable find.
This was a perfect location to visit the park. Wonderfully appointed and I have already recommended it to several people! Thank you so much for a great place to stay!
Amazing property, amazing place - amazing!
Simply stunning property in an area of immense natural beauty. Clouds Rest doesn't feel like a rental at all, it feels like a real home.
Words can't decribe how much we enjoyed our stay here. Noreen is extremely friendly and helpful and I have to congratulate her and Mark on putting together the perfect retreat.
Awesome place to stay in Yosemite
This cabin was fantastic. We had a wonderful time. The owners seem to have thought out every detail. We stayed here two nights in March and enjoyed a bit of spring weather and then a lot of snow. It was quiet, spacious and had a great view. Some of my favorite aspects of the cabin were the gas fireplace, book and map collection, tub, view of El Cap and Half Dome from the 2nd floor, complete kitchen, decorating and lots of windows and light. It was really cozy. We loved relaxing in the cabin after a day of hiking in the snow.
It was a great place to get away.
We really enjoyed our stay at Clouds Rest Cabin. It was great to get away from the crowds in the valley. The cabin was absolutely beautiful, with stunning views and very clean. We had a great time playing in the snow and playing games. The owners were very helpful.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
This place is a real gem!
This cabin was beautifully crafted and decorated down to every last detail! Spacious, sunny kitchen; warm, cozy living room with gas-lit stove/fireplace; beautiful, upstairs bedroom with enormous picture windows opening out to magnificent views; spacious bathroom with two-person soak tub; beautiful outdoor deck with great views. Everything we needed was right there, ready for us. Obviously much attention had been given to preparing well for their guests. We loved our stay here and look forward to returning as soon as possible!
Santa Barbara, CA
Great get away in Yosemite
Great cabin in the woods. No complaints, absolutley wonderful place to stay. Very relaxing. Will go back for sure.
I had a wonderful time
The cabin is modern and well kept. Everything is clean and neat. The views to Yosemite Valley are spectacular in the sunset and sunrise. The hiking in the area is very good. The cabin is located very close to the Yosemite Valley.
Morgan Hill, CA
A great spot to view a full moon rising over Half Dome!
My timing was perfect, the sky was clear and the full moon at it's peak.
Clouds Rest Cabin is the perfect place to visit and enjoy Yosemite. If you're a hiker, the local area is filled with surprises. If you're a cook, the kitchen has everything you'll need. If you like to sit and sun, even in January, the deck the place.
I hope to return.
Foresta is a quiet refuge from the hustle/bustle of Yosemite Valley. Clouds Rest is scenic, beautifully and comfortably appointed, and hosted by charming and helpful hosts. Enjoy!
Redondo Beach, CA
Great cabin, great views, great weather, great hikes, great time
We had a great time getting together with friends from previous Yosemite volunteer trips. Lots of good conversation, wonderful views from the cabin and deck, good hiking to Foresta Falls and beyond, and a fantastic host and hostess. It was a very enjoyable time in a beautiful cabin.
We love staying at Clouds Rest Cabin. The place has wonderful views of Half Dome, the sky at night is pitch black with stars above. So serene, so quiet. We cook and cozy up in the evenings to the quiet and solitude of the area. the cabin is minutes to the valley floor. Exceptionally clean. There is no other place I would stay when going to Yosemite.
Nevil and Kristen
Santa Rosa, Ca
Our stay at Clouds Rest Cabin
Me and my wife have stayed at Clouds Rest Cabin twice. And always book it again for the following December because we enjoy the cabin so much we cant get enough of it. The cabin looks brand new everytime we stay there. The view from every window in the cabin is amazing. Both times we have stayed here the weather has been amazing with the beautiful snow with the great water fall. Mark and Noreen are the greatest when it comes too staying at the cabin. They make the stay very comfortable becuase they are the friendlist people and this is one of the main reasons we keep coming back to stay at this particular cabin. I highly recommend Clouds Rest Cabin and I guarantee once you experience staying at the cabin you will not be dissappointed and will want to come back.
Amanda and Dan
This cabin is so meticulously kept and organized, it lacks nothing and provides a perfect getaway! We had early snow in Yosemite, and we were fine with a 4-wheel drive and requisite tire chains, although the owners checked in to make sure we were equipped. Personal touches were evident throughout the cabin and grounds. We pray that other vacationers take good care of it so it is in the same excellent condition when we come back!
Great Place for a Winter's Base "Camp"
My wife and I enjoyed the morning and evening coziness of Clouds Rest Cabin, while we took day-treks of snowshoeing at Crane Flat area, or hiking in Yosemite Valley during the day. The owner even lent us two pairs of snowshoes.
There was a nice attention to detail to the little things that most rentals miss. Very warm and cozy living room. Great bath. Very workable and user friendly kitchen. Downside: no wifi, TV is just ok. But this is very minor to us.
Excellent little hikes around the cabin as well (Foresta Falls was magnificent after heavy rains). We will definitely go back.
An absolutely wonderful home!
We celebrated my 50th birthday here. Hiked all day. Wined and dined at the house each night. No need to eat out. We had everything we needed in our Yosemite home. Plan to book soon and make this an annual trip.
solitude within the gates of yosemite
We chose clouds rest cabin because of the reviews here
To start, the location is ideal for touring yosemite. there is a small but noticable sign says foresta in green. You take that road down into the valley and soon find the cabin off some gravel roads. (note)-- the last road to the cabin is uneven gravel and you must go slow (almost to a stop) From the cabin to the valley floor is 15 min drive.
The cabin --- (home is more like it) Gravel driveway and a gravel path the front porch. (Not too good for rolling suitcases) but not to far to go. The porch wraps around the front and side of the house with the side under cover. You enter through the kitchen door To the left is the LR complete with video and book collection. has a comfy sofa and lounge chair with fireplace.
On the first floor there is a half bath washer/dryer One small detail -- the bath door tends to close on its own and once it locked, getting it open again was not easy. Hall way has a walk in closet with walking sticks,backpacks.
From the kitchen you reach a set of stairs to the top floor with a full bath including soaking tub (very useful) small hallway closet and your in the mbr. King bed with a giant window overlooking the part of the valley with half dome in view. if it gets too hot the place did have ac.
The property outside--- The porch was nice for stargazing at night Has a table and chairs. another oddity in site is the hollowed out tree form a fire. (much like the ones at maraposa grove only smaller)
If i had to pick on something it would be the tv reception was poor The cabin does share the road with other houses one just to the right and one across the road. We did notice people in one of them but never had a problem with noise or being bothered.
This was our first time staying in a rental property and i have to say it was was a a+ experience.
Bexleyheath, Kent. England
A beautiful, comfortable home in a quiet, tranquil setting.
A beautiful, comfortable home in a quiet, tranquil setting. Cloud's Rest provided everything, not only a lovely house in a fantastic location but it was so refreshing to find hosts that really care about and provide for their guests - a multitude of informative books, rucksacks, walking sticks, binoculars, cooler box and I could keep the list going! Basically all the things you need but rarely have when on a vacation abroad in a national park. Cloud's Rest felt like a home and it was a pleasure each day waking up there and returning in the evening from a busy day in the park to this little piece of paradise.
We have stayed in many holiday homes around the world and would certainly rate this as one of our favourites, we have some very happy memories to treasure, both of Yosemite and in particular Cloud's Rest.
Hopefully, we won't leave it too long to return.
Deb and family
We had an absolutely wonderful time. Thank you Noreen and Mark for sharing your beautiful home with us! The location , the cabin , the views from the cabin were amazing. The cabin was stocked with everything that might be needed. It was absolutely the most relaxing part of our vacation. I wish we could have stayed longer. Even our teenager was happy!!! My whole family fell in love with Yosemite and Clouds Rest Cabin.
St. Louis, MO
A wonderful Yosemite hideaway!
Our stay at Clouds Rest cabin was absolutely wonderful. It was so nice to be able to hike and explore all day and come back and relax away from the crowds at the cabin. The cabin was incredibly clean and cozy. When we come back to Yosemite we will definitely stay here again!
A real home from home in a heavenly setting.
This was our first visit to Yosemite and we were so pleased to have chosen Clouds Rest Cabin for our stay. Away from the traffic and the crowds in Yosemite Valley, but close enough to enjoy all the park has to offer. Heading back to the peace of the cabin after a big days hiking was a treat. We love to cook and the kitchen had everything we needed, including oils and herbs and spices. Out beyond the deck is a well tended garden with wild lupins and hummingbirds, Half dome and El Cap loom softly in the distance and at night the moon and stars are wildly bright. It really is heavenly. We felt we had hit the jackpot! We will absolutely be back for a much longer stay next time.
Rob from Nashville
We would not stay anywhere else!
This was our third visit to Cloud's Rest. Mark and Noreen take such good care of this cabin and alway make it feel like home to us. The location is wonderful and we saw deer everyday and it so close to Valley floor without having to deal with the crowds. The cabin has everything you need for an enjoyable stay including an extensive libray of books and videos about the park. We look forward to our next trip to to Yosemite and our next stay at Cloud's Rest.
Great Falls, VA
Great cabin! Great vacation!
Clouds Rest cabin was very well maintained and fully equipped. It was lovely and we would highly recommend it. It was close to the valley, but not too close (about 15-20 minutes from the visitor center.) The a/C worked well and bed comfortable. If you're looking for a more secluded cabin close, but not in the middle of the traffic, consider this cabin.
Amazing cabin (home) in Yosemite
Clouds Rest was an amazing place... much more than just a cabin! A beautiful home that offered amazing views, peaceful, quiet evenings... stocked with everything you could possibly need! We would not hesitate to stay here again... many thanks to Noreen & Mark for offering this sublime place!
Home away from home!
Words can't describe how wonderful our stay at Cloud's Rest was. I am so thankful that there are people out there willing to share their homes with others so we can experience a little slice of where they live .
The cabin/house was thoroughly equipped with every imaginable need from backpacks/walking sticks/maps to high quality modern conveniences like kitchen equipment, a wonderful soaking tub that was used after those long days of hiking, soft comfy towels/linens and a breathtaking view of half dome and El Capitan from the bedroom window. Imagine waking up to the birds tweeting, the sun shining, and a magnificent view as you open your eyes from a warm cozy king bed.
The owners, Noreen and Mark, have taken great pride in creating a home and outside gardens for others to share in. I recommend Cloud's Rest to anyone who likes to enjoy and experience the outdoors but wants to come home at night to a warm and inviting home with modern conveniences and a little slice of peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the park and all the visitors.
San Diego, CA
A Perfect Honeymoon
My husband and I spent the first 4 days of our honeymoon at Cloud's Rest. We were thrilled to find the cozy cabin awaiting us after the chaos of our wedding planning! It far surpassed our expectations and we didn't want to leave for our next destination. We will definitely return again soon!
Cedar Rapids, IA
Location, Location, Location
Not a cabin, a fully furnished house, Cloud's Rest could not have been more perfect! We enjoyed the privacy, and the short amount of time it took to get to Yosemite Valley, or anywhere in the park, really. It was a terrific place to come back to after a day of hiking or dodging the crowds in the park (we advise striking out early in the day, or late in the afternoon).
Incredible stargazing, birdwatching and wildlife viewing (we saw a coyote on our first day driving in). The bed is very comfortable, and I appreciated the big garden tub. Maybe most spectacular was the view of El Capitan and Half Dome from the bedroom. Amazing! Owners were very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The only downside was the fact that we couldn't stay longer. (sigh)
National Park Fan
About as nice as we've seen in terms of owner rentals
We've traveled all over the world and stayed in owner rentals in multiple countries. Clouds Rest ranks right at the top in terms of comfort, equipment, cleanliness, etc. The owners are very thoughtful in terms of their guests' needs and have designed/equipped this cabin accordingly.
Hawaii & NY
Cabin in Paradise
This was the most perfect way to experience the beauty of Yosemite.
It was fabulous to stay inside the park, on a hilltop looking right at El
Capitan.....amazing!!! The house was wonderful and we wish our stay
was longer. The extra's included in this home were well thought
out....binoculars, backpacks, coolers....and made our stay even more
enjoyable....we highly recommend staying in Clouds Rest to anyone
wanting an experience in nature, away from the crowds in the Valley,
but moments away.
A fantastic, perfectly located cabin that greatly exceeded our e
The entire experience was fantastic from the moment we booked, to our
departure. Noreen and Mark were exceptionally helpful, made us feel very
welcome and kindly made themselves available to answer any questions etc.
The cabin itself is wonderful. After the thoroughly enjoyable drive from the
park gate up to Foresta, we were delighted by the sight of Clouds Rest
Cabin. It's perfectly located in a secluded, elevated part of the park, far
enough away to be relaxing and private, but close enough to other cabins
and the valley floor to be an extremely convenient base for exploring
It's very well maintained, super clean and very comfortable. The heating is
really efficient, and the kitchen appliances are excellent. Also, there is a
very comprehensive collection of books about the park. I learnt alot from
reading these and came away feeling very informed.
What I liked most:
The location and NOT feeling like a tourist (even though I was one of
What I liked least:
The high altitude gave me some problems with my asthma - but of course
this is nothing to do with the cabin!
Paula & Russ
We had a fantastic couple of days at Clouds Rest Cabin, which couldn't have been better. Beautiful views, wonderfully comfortable accommodations--it was perfect!
So cozy and romantic!
What a gem of a place! We were right in Yosemite National Park and yet the
cabin was remote and quiet. It is impeccably maintained and has every
comfort and convenience such as down pillows, a quaint wood stove (really
propane so no difficulty in getting it going!), a fully stocked kitchen, big thick
towels and a hair dryer. The porch and the bedroom both have beautiful
Treasure of Yosemite
The cabin was wonderful and welcoming. The abundance of literature on Yosemite and surrounding areas was immense. The owners took such care in the placement of the cabin to have the best views possible. The kitchen was well equipped down to a cooler and ice packs for day trips and even a picnic basket. We could not have been happier than when we awoke to 1.5 feet of snow. The owners even had a shovel and sled for our enjoyment. Well worth the wait to get into this popular cabin. We loved it.
Ralph the "Cook"
Snow Capped Halfdome
I had a perfect view of snow capped Halfdome in the morning!
Clouds Rest Cabin has thought of everything, even down to an excellent approach to recycling.
There is easy access, just drive by historic structures and stop to check out the pioneer cemetery in beautiful Foresta. Once settled, you're just minutes away from the splendor of Yosemite Valley.
The accommodations are suburb and if you enjoy cooking, there's a full complement of cookware and dining service.
All in all, a great place to enjoy Yosemite!
santa barbara, CA
Cozy, comfy and inviting
It is an immaculate cabin with sparkling views from windows and porch. Everything is provided to make for a wonderful vacation.
Recharge, Reenergize, Refresh
I have stayed everywhere that Yosemite has to offer
since the early 60's, and Clouds Rest is an amazing
place that allows you to come to touch those places
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
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.
Beautiful location, delightful cabin, perfect Yosemite experienc
Clouds Rest Cabin was wonderful and Foresta was the perfect base.
Clouds Rest Cabin lived up to all the lovely photos and reviews. It's well-
maintained and very thoughtfully appointed. The kitchen was great and
equipped with everything you'd need to cook for a tribe. For just two of us
it was superb.
From Foresta, the scenic drive to Yosemite Valley takes only 10 minutes, so
it was the perfect place to base ourselves for a long weekend exploring
The booking process was easy and well-administered. The driving
directions, key location and other information we received in advance were
clear and easy to follow, even though we arrived in the dark.
We arrived on Friday night, after a long drive from San Francisco and a 12
hour flight from Australia. After taking the turn off to Foresta, we had to
stop to take photos of the beautiful sunset. The fire-ravaged landscape is
I've read a criticisms online of the landscape around Foresta claiming that
it's ugly because of the fires. I disagree wholeheartedly. If you're coming to
Yosemite, hopefully it's because you want to be impressed by the grandeur
of nature - valleys carved by glaciers, towering trees, sheer cliffs... if you've
got half a brain you'd realise that fire is part of this. It certainly is here in
Australia. Seeing the dramatic swathes of burnt-out forest was a highlight
Once you get down to Foresta itself it's delightful and green. Lovely trees, a
burbling creek, lots of space between the houses, etc.
Cloud's Rest Cabin was great. I only wish I lived closer so I could return with
a big group of friends for a week and book a couple of the adjacent
properties as well.
The thoughtfulness with which the property had been prepared made such
a difference to our stay - every room has thoughtful touches, from the
decor in the bedroom to the kitchen & bathroom supplies to guidebooks,
maps & DVDs in the living room. Thanks so much for a great stay!
san francisco, ca.
It's All Nice At Clouds Rest!
Get away from the city, and stay at Clouds Rest Cabin. It's quiet, oh so very clean and well maintained.
I forgot my day pack that I wanted to use for a picnic, but it turns out they provide one for guests just in case (there's several for guests to use), also have an ice chest if you forget that one too! Yosemite in the fall has the best colors (October) it's when me and my partner like to come and visit. Comfortable days, cool nights and a sky so dark you can see the stars.
The house has incredible views from every window, love just sitting on the deck, with my coffee in the morning.
The gas fireplace, very nice touch. With a comfy chair beside it to snuggle up and read a book from their library. We enjoyed the evenings outside on the deck, sometimes there were coyotes howling down the hill below in Big Meadow area or owls calling to each other in the night.
The cabin is very close to Yosemite Valley and Tioga Road corridor. The owners told us they have lived in Foresta/Yosemite area for many years, their a hard drive of information on secret scenic areas of the park, to hike and visit without the crowds. Noreen and Mark have thought of everything for a true relaxing vacation experience.
February is also another great time to stay (did in 2/09), they have lower prices (low season), but I found out it's best to use a 4wd vehicle at that time.
Welcoming home in a great location.
The owners of this home really have taken great care to provide a lovely and
comfortable home in the area of Yosemite. We loved checking on the view of
Half Dome throughout the day and the stars at night were just incredible. The
valley floor was just a short drive away. The property is well maintained and
equipped-- right down to hiking packs in case you forgot yours! There is a
folder of local information and maps and a bookshelf of books to really
immerse yourself in the history and activites of yosemite. I would highly
recommend this place and would not hesitate to stay there again.
Cloud's Rest formed a sanctuary of perfect seclusion during our week in Yosemite. A spacious cabin-- quiet neighbors-- all the amenities one could possibly wish for--- and an incredible view of Yosemite Valley from the huge picture window in the upstairs bedroom.
All the appliances were in great shape, clear instructions for the furnace if needed and TV; great bathroom; huge and comfortable bed; great stock of reading material and DVD's on Yosemite; ample stock of utensils and even extra foodstuffs. Our only complaint was that we came in the Fall when no waterfalls were flowing--- and it was a bit cold to cook out in the evening at the patio grill. we will come back in the Spring sometime soon. And when we do, we will book Cloud's Rest.
What a great place!!!!!!!!!!!
I was looking for a quiet beautiful getaway and I certainly found it. Incredible night skies, no traffic noise.......or any kind of noise. Amazing views and sunrises.
Inside the cabin everything was so lovely and inviting. Very clean
looking forward to visiting Yosemite again soon and using this cabin
we loved the cabin/home. The views from the upstairs bed and the main floor kitchen/porch/living room was incredible. Home was in great condition - clean, well-supplied, etc. The only downside that we had was that we were hot upstairs in bed when sleeping at night ... we were there at a hot time - July - and the a/c didn't cool the upstairs quite enough for comfortable sleeping.