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Come hear and see the roar in Yosemite this summer/Yosemite's Scenic Wonders

Imagine, Yosemite National Park Can Be Your Backyard

You hear them before you see them. The roar. The whoosh. The crash. And when you see them, you just stand and marvel.

Yes, the waterfalls in the Yosemite are inching up to full throttle as the warming spring-into-summer sun slowly melts the near-normal snowpack that buried the Sierra Range this past winter. It's a welcome sight, both the snowpack, and the waterfalls. You can walk along the waterfalls by taking the Mist Trail up past Vernal and then Nevada falls, and continue on to Half Dome if you have the stamina, and a permit.

Or you can drive out to Glacier Point and look down upon the falls, both Nevada and Vernal as well as Yosemite. The views will take your breath. 

Imagine, this setting could be your backyard. At least for the length of your stay in one of our vacation rental homes at Yosemite West.

Your Vacation Home Without The Crowds

When you book your vacation with Scenic Wonders, you have a broad selection of home, cabins, and condominiums to choose from in an area inside Yosemite National Park, but outside of the park's crowds.

Centrally located, you’re just minutes to all the wonders of Yosemite! Avoid that 1-2 hour commute in and out of the park every day during your visit. By staying with Yosemite‘s Scenic Wonders, you can wake up in the morning refreshed and be just minutes to some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery and hiking trail heads in Yosemite National Park.

Winter stays with us place you midway between the Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point, offering you the best of both worlds.

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What You Can Expect From Your Stay With Yosemite's Scenic Wonders

Scenic Wonders is the Yosemite vacation home rental company of choice for people who want to stay in Yosemite for a great value. We offer cabins for parties of 2-16 people located away from the more congested tourists spots to keep your stay feeling uninterrupted and memorable. Our cabins offer magnificent views of Yosemite National Park and many more accommodations.

Housing Accommodations

All Scenic Wonders cabins are located within the gates of Yosemite National Park. Guests will not have to travel far to reach outdoor trails and other majestic sites.

Here are the amenities you get when you stay with Scenic Wonders:

Warm Beds: Camping in the great outdoors is not for everyone. After a day of exploring the wilderness, there is no relief like coming home to a cozy bed. Their properties come stocked with bedroom linens, so there is no need to pack your own.

Hot Showers: Start your day right with a hot shower, or rinse off after an ascent up Half Dome. Our rentals have enough hot water to go around so you will not have to miss one of life’s simple pleasures.

Fully furnished Kitchens: Have breakfast before going out or come back to a home cooked meal. All rental properties have a kitchen that includes utensils, coffee, tea, spices, and paper goods for your convenience.

Television: There is no reason to feel guilty about a little TV after the sun goes down. Many of our cabins have large, flat screen TVs with Blu-ray. Curl up and watch a favorite movie with the whole family.

Internet Access: Although it feels great to get off the grid, we realize not everyone can leave the world completely behind. Many of our properties have Wi-Fi capabilities.

Fireplaces: Many of our cabins boast wood burning or propane fireplaces. Use them to keep warm when you come to Yosemite in winter, or if you just want an excuse to snuggle.

Beautiful Backyards: Enjoy the natural beauty of Yosemite viewed from your cabin’s window or on the sun deck. Even though the seasons change in Yosemite, it stays gorgeous all year round.

Find yourself in Yosemite National Park this summer/Yosemite's Scenic Wonders

Book Your Yosemite Vacation Up To A Year Out To Lock In Rates And Work With Your Schedule

You can really never make plans too soon for a Yosemite vacation. Wait too long, and you'll either miss out completely, or encounter open dates that don't mesh well with your own schedule and plans.

At Yosemite's Scenic Wonders, we accept reservations a year out from your desired arrival date. Booking early not only ensures you get the dates you want, in the home you desire, but locks in your rate.

Our homes and condominiums are the closest Vacation Rental accommodations to the incomparable Yosemite Valley, Badger Pass Ski Area, Glacier Point, Wawona Golf Course and Mariposa Grove, home to California’s Giant Redwood Trees. If you’re looking for accomodations and lodging near Bass Lake, view our Bass Lake properties.

Ten Signature Projects In Yosemite National Park To Help Highlight National Park Service Centennial

Yosemite National Park officials, with an eye on the National Park Service Centennial in 2016, have picked 10 "signature" projects to help celebrate that notable birthday.

The projects are designed to enhance the visitor experience, restore critical ecological and wildlife habitats, and connect with the next generation of park stewards. They will be completed over the next several years and will be combined with other anniversary celebrations in which visitors can take part.

Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias: The NPS begun work to restore the Mariposa Grove and ensure it thrives to be enjoyed by future generations. The restoration will restore ecological processes including the giant sequoia habitat and wetlands, and increase the resiliency of the Mariposa Grove while improving the overall experience for visitors.

Engaging the Next Generation: Adopt the Class of 2016 is a multi-year program bringing the park and its resources to Yosemite gateway community students who will be graduating in 2016. This program will develop long lasting relationships between students and the park through a wide variety of activities inspiring ownership, stewardship, and awareness of the National Park in students'™ backyards. Activities will take place both inside and outside of the park.

Youth Environmental Education Center: NatureBridge operates an environmental education campus at Crane Flat under a cooperative agreement with the park. This campus serves both the park and Yosemite Institute by fulfilling their shared mission. The current facilities are comprised of older buildings and structures that have been assembled over time and were not originally designed for educational purposes. To address this issue, the park and NatureBridge began implementing a new campus in 2002, which is underway at Henness Ridge, on the western edge of Yosemite National Park.

Meadow and River Corridor Restoration: Yosemite National Park will begin implementation of ecological restoration actions outlined in the Tuolumne River Plan and Merced River Plan. Restoration of the natural hydrology and plant communities in Tuolumne Meadows includes filling ditches along the Soda Springs Trail, removing multiple informal trails, and reducing erosion and preventing conifer encroachment by planting native plants.

Recovering Two Endangered Sierra Nevada Amphibians: The Yosemite toad (threatened) and Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog (endangered) are federally listed with the potential for their critical habitat to be listed in 2015. Restoring lakes and meadows focuses primarily on habitat restoration to improve breeding suitability where each species is currently present. For both species, through successive multiple year translocations, self-sustaining breeding populations can usually be established within 4-6 years after sites are restored.

Returning Endangered Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep to Yosemite'™s Wilderness: This project will reintroduce a self-sustaining herd of endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep into the Cathedral Range in the heart of Yosemite'™s Wilderness, in effect beginning the last major step needed for species recovery. Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep (SNBS) were listed as federally endangered in 2000 after the population plunged to a low of about 100 individuals. The population has since increased to over 500, but remains below the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service'™s (FWS) recovery goal.

Camp 4 Restoration and New Campsite Creation: Through this centennial project, Camp 4 will be expanded by doubling the present number of sites from 35 to 70. The existing parking area will be improved to include 130 parking spaces. A new comfort station will be built to serve the additional campers.

Visitor Restroom Improvements: Park management will be replacing three of the current portable toilet units at Churchbowl with a permanent restroom building. The facility will contain flushable, gender-separate toilets, diaper-changing stations, and will be accessible. Future projects include Camp 4, Camp 6, and West of the Lodge, which will replace or add additional facilities.

The Ahwahnee Rehabilitation: This project will serve multitudes of guests and visitors by completing fire code upgrades to secondary egress from the upper floors to the ground floor in the east wing. In addition, this project will improve accessibility to persons with disabilities by adding a limited use/limited access (LULA) elevator to the heavily used public spaces on the south mezzanine. Furthermore, two additional ADA-compliant guest suites will be created so that the hotel fully meets ADA guest room ratio requirements. Lastly, the hotel bar and associated kitchen will be renovated to improve visitor service and accessibility. All of these improvements will protect and reinforce the historic character of this unique landmark.

Emergency Services Complex Rehabilitation: The park'™s headquarters for the search and rescue program in Yosemite Valley will be rehabilitated and modernized to bring the facility in conformance with current life and safety codes. The project will perform electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire suppression, structural, accessibility, egress and seismic rehabilitation improvements.