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Camp Chilnualna Historical Cabin 12 in Yosemite
Hosted by Garth
Garth is the host.
8 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
8 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
8 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
You won’t be charged yet

70 years ago this was Yosemite's “Idlewild Theatre”. Today it is your spacious 2bdrm/2bath home INSIDE the park. Sleeps 8, including the option to rent as a spacious 1bdrm [w/California King] / 1bath from October to April, minus peak holiday periods, or any time of year it is available and within 10 days of a requested reservation. Wi-fi included.
Recently Installed floors & carpet. Beautiful deck & fenced yard w/gas & charcoal grills & fire pit. Kitchen equipped with everything you expect.

The space

Master bedroom with king bed & joined bathroom.
Second larger bedroom with california king bed, 1 queen & a double.
Bedroom #2 also has attached private bathroom.
3-night minimum June thru August & peak holiday periods.
Allowances can be made when requested dates are near, so please ask.
Kitchen Amenities:

• Refrigerator with freezer
• Microwave
• Gas stove with oven
• Coffee Maker + Filters
• Blender
• Hand Mixer
• Citrus Juicer
• 4-Slice Toaster
• Cutting Boards & Knives
• All usual kitchen utensils
• Plates, Bowls, Glasses, Mugs, Chop Sticks, Forks, Spoons, Knives, etc.

Outdoor Amenities on deck
• BBQ - Large Gas Grill w/extra Stovetop Burner
• Large Glass Table w/Chairs
• Assorted Chairs & Recliners
• Fenced Yard w/Gate, Raised Firepit for Campfires & Roasting Marshmallows

Living Room Amenities
• TV
• Chromecast for Streaming Media from Phones or Tablets
• Wood Stove (wood provided in the winter time!)

Heating or Cooling
• Ceiling Fans, Standing Room Fans
• Propane Whole-House Heater in Living Room, Another in 2nd Bedroom
• Electric Heaters in Each Bathroom

• Verizon offers full coverage, use (website hidden) call out on your computer or smart phone if you do not have these services, as there is no coverage for other cell phone companies.

• No Smoking Allowed

Guest access

Guests have access to the full home, parking and deck.

Interaction with guests

On site office - On site assistance

Other things to note

Our family has been hosting travelers in Wawona and Yosemite National Park for over 80 years. Please join us and take advantage of our years of experience sharing the joy of Yosemite with our guests.

Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 crib
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 1 double bed
Common spaces
1 floor mattress

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

No Smoking inside.
Check in is usually fine by or before 4pm. On a big arrival day it may be 5pm, but in most cases you may drop-off luggage, put food in the fridge, use the bathroom, etc., as your cabin is being finished. Early check-in or late check-out is possible, & we won't snap at you for asking :)

Checkout times are indeed flexible, so I'll always give you as much time as is possible.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


90 Reviews

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Jason User Profile
September 2017
Garth is a great host. Super responsive! We really appreciated the extra little things he did; like bringing over books about Yosemite for my Dad. We all read 'em and loved 'em! They contained the hidden history of Yosemite valley - from the only picture of an actual stage-coach robbery in progress, to little known facts about the first car ever to travel into the valley; it travelled about 250 miles and used just over 50 gallons of gas at a cost of $17.50. Thanks Garth!

Celia User Profile
September 2017
We stayed in cabin 12 on the weekend of my daughter's wedding. Garth and Margina were very accommodating. They keep their colorful Christmas light on to help us find them in the dark hours. Margina showed us our cabin and offered their help and support from the beginning. Everything run smoothly, Our two doggies were also welcomed. On the day of the ceremony, we rushed out of the cabin forgetting to live a dog bed outside for the doggies to rest while on the little yard, but our wonderful hosts came to the rescue and took care of our little dogs. Thank you very much for the water, clean sheets, and everything else, specially for your courtesy.

Johnathan And Laura User Profile
September 2017
We had to unfortunately cut our trip short but plan to book here again on our next holiday to Yosemite. The cabin is terrific and Margina, et. al. could not be easier to work with. And, of course, you're inside the park which makes getting around and seeing everything so much quicker. Recommend highly.

Mallory User Profile
August 2017
Nice big cabin in the woods with a pretty stream in the back. We had a great time

Jennifer User Profile
August 2017
Great location in park with small market near by. Highly recommend for family vacation.

Susan User Profile
August 2017
What an AMAZING trip! This was my family's first visit to Yosemite and we wanted to enjoy all of the sights (near exhaustion) and have somewhere nearby to rest. This is located in the park, near some great hiking trails, and has all of the amenities needed. Don't let the rustic appeal of this cabin detour you. The beds are comfortable and it has all the amenities needed for ease of travel.

Gautier User Profile
August 2017
An excellent place to stay inside the Yosemite Valley in a wide house and at a reasonable price. A lot of space and facilities in a quiet neighborhood. Great evenings enjoying the terrace and his barbecue. Garth has been very welcoming, supplying fresh coffee bean for our breakfeast, installing yellow bulb outside to avoid flying insectes. A little far from Yosemite Valley (les than 1h) but the road is beautiful and you gain in calm not to be in the middle of the campgrounds. I would recommand the place to anyone wanting to discover the amazing Yosemite National Park.

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Wawona, California, United StatesJoined in August 2013
Garth User Profile
3rd generation Yosemite son, and torch bearer of Camp Chilnualna in Wawona. Yosemite's best unkept secret since 1933. With 150 years of family experiences in Yosemite, I still find something new worth noticing every day & more than anything I love to share our history and our hom…
Languages: English, 中文
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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Margina helps host.

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