The Redwoods in Yosemite
Nestled among the giant redwood trees, stay in your own log cabin in Yosemite's Wawona area. Peaceful, private and authentic, the self-catered homes are located on private property within the National Park.
At a Glance
130 unique and traditional cabins secluded in the forest
Home from home style cabins by the beautiful Yosemite National Park
Great cabins of varying sizes for a romantic getaway or a family retreat
40-minute drive from the National Park
Some cabins have their own hot tubs
Many of the log cabins have hot tubs on the deck - a perfect way to unwind after a long hike, and take in the incredibly peaceful setting amongst the towering redwoods.Camilla Swift
A chance to wash your clothes in the middle of your road trip in your own lodgeScott Dunn team
Collect wood from the woods sheds and make your own fire in the warmer months.Scott Dunn team
Stop off in Oakhurst and pick up supplies for the BBQ, drinks for nights on the deck, sun cream, water and everything you’ll need during your stay, as the shops inside the park are limited.Greg Salmon
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With around 130 individually owned cabins nestled in the forest, the homes range from one-bedroom romantic rustic cabins to 'platinum' six bedroom homes. Most are traditional and quaint in style, and come complete with fully equipped kitchens and most have a grill on deck for summer evening barbecues. Guests can not expect up-to-the minute technology or contemporary design, but cosy cabins, with comfortably furnished living space both inside and out and home comforts such as televisions and fireplaces, that make a superb base for exploring the park.
The cabins are the only privately owned homes within the park, providing an authentic and private alternative to the hotels in the valley floor which become extremely busy in the summer vacations. The drive into the park takes approximately 40-minutes (dependent on time of year) with the Mariposa Grove of giant native Sequoia trees being just 20-minutes away from the Redwoods.
With homes from 1-bedroom to 6-bedrooms, the cabins are particularly popular with families looking to enjoy the park for a few days. During the summer months guests are required to stay for 3-nights or more, which is what we would recommend to really be able to get the most of your visit to America's original National Park.
The cabins are graded in three levels, from more rustic basic cabins to platinum homes with the wow-factor. Cabins range from one bedroom to six bedrooms, and are selected with our guests, based on requirements and party size. The larger homes are extremely popular in the summer months and should be booked early.
All the cabins are self-catering, and guests should come equipped with groceries to stock their kitchens. Dining options are close by from the historic Wawona Hotel which is located next to the Redwoods. The dining room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Tenaya Lodge is also located approximately 20-minutes from the cabins and has three restaurants. Standard coffee is supplied from the lodge front desk and popcorn for the children, and there is a basic grocery store in the Wawona community.
Inside the park, there are various cafes and canteens including the canteen at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls that makes a good stop for lunch or cookies. The Ahwanhee Hotel has a historic, high-beamed dining room that is popular for lunch and dinner.
Part of the joy of The Redwoods is sitting on your deck with a coffee in the morning listening to the sounds of the birds, or packing up a hearty home-made picnic to enjoy in a peaceful spot along the river or on the meadows in the park.
Few places in the world rival the landscape that can be seen at Yosemite National Park. The park encompasses over 1000 square miles of scenic wild lands of the Sierra Nevada and its epic valleys and peaks range from 2,000 feet to 13,000 feet above sea level. The park is home to alpine meadows perfect for picnics, mountain forests for hiking, lakes and waterfalls, sky-scraping giant sequoias and redwood trees and plentiful wildlife from mule deer to black bears.
Not to be missed is the sweeping view of the valley floor and towering rocks from Tunnel View, world-class climbers conquering El Capitan, walking the Meadow Loop, hiking up to Half Dome for the energetic and when the water is flowing, simply marvelling at the wonder of Yosemite Falls. Walking and biking are the most popular ways to see the park, but the 2 hour Valley Floor tour on board an open-air park ranger guided truck (departing from outside Yosemite Lodge at the Falls daily) is an excellent way to get your bearings and see the park with minimum exertion. They depart at 10am and then throughout the day.
For other listings and activities in the park, simply ask for the Yosemite newspaper on arrival which is the best way to find out what is going on! The guest relations or 'concierge' at the parks hotels and lodges are also excellent at recommending activities on arrival.
The parks general entrance fee is $20 per car and is valid for 7 days and these can be easily obtained at the park entrance.
Location & Directions
The Redwoods are located in the Wawona area of Yosemite National Park. On the 41 north into Yosemite, the cabins see on the Chilnualna Falls Road nestled among the trees.
When to go
Yosemite is an all-year round destination, best visited from spring through to autumn. From late June to September, the entire park is accessible and all visitor facilities from hotels, cabins, campsites and eateries are running at maximum capacity. During the months of July and August guests should expect traffic and lots of people as it is the most popular time to visit the park to hike, river raft, horse ride and climb. Those wanting to enjoy Yosemite Falls should visit in May when the falls are at their best and there are less crowds. Fall also brings less crowds and crisp sunny weather, although by September the falls will have dried up. Less people travel to Yosemite in the winter, although when the snow falls - often in October - the park is turned into a winter playground with sledging, skiing and iceskating on offer.