Sweetwater Lodge: Modern Home INSIDE the Park

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, video games, table tennis table, video library
TV, video games, table tennis table, video library

Overview of Sweetwater Lodge: Modern Home INSIDE the Park

Sweetwater Lodge: Modern Home INSIDE the Park

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Yosemite National Park, CA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBadger Pass Ski Area15 min drive
  • Popular LocationTunnel View17 min drive
  • Popular LocationYosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance42 min drive
  • AirportMariposa, CA (RMY-Mariposa-Yosemite)86 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8
1800 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 3
    No shower or bathtub

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Sweetwater Lodge: Modern Home INSIDE the Park

Family-friendly vacation home in Yosemite National Park
Welcome to Yosemite, where the rocks are bigger and the water is sweeter! At the Sweetwater Lodge, you will enjoy a luxury ambiance with the convenience of being one of THE closest homes to Yosemite Valley. Located in Yosemite West, a small cluster of the only homes inside the gates of Yosemite, the Sweetwater is your oasis of comfort after a long day of playing beneath the waterfalls and granite giants in Yosemite. Perfect for a romantic couple's stay or a home base for your group adventure!

The Sweetwater is the perfect balance of high end luxury living mixed with the cozy comfort that a true mountain cabin should possess.

The Bedrooms: There are 3 spacious bedrooms, including a master suite on the top floor. No expense was spared on furnishing these rooms with Room & Board and Crate & Barrel furniture. Each room boasts a queen sized bed fitted with high quality linens, firm yet comfortable mattresses and mattress toppers making each bed extra inviting when you are ready to call it a night. The snowy cold winters in Yosemite are no match for the down comforters and extra blankets that are kept in each room, although the gas furnace and well insulated house will keep you plenty toasty. Each bedroom also has extra large windows, to allow you to stare out at the pine trees and the stars beyond, or easy pull down custom binds for extra privacy. The master suite enjoys an expansive walk-in closet and a private bathroom with extra large marble shower.

The Main Living Area: The centerpiece of the Sweetwater Lodge is its massive main living room with 20 foot vaulted ceilings and windows towering above you. This south facing room will drench you in all-day sunlight and the high windows will let you watch shooting stars from the comfort of your couch at night. Kick your feet up after a long day of skiing and watch a movie on the 65 inch HD television with surround sound. Or enjoy a cup of tea and book from the leather chair in the reading corner, while playing your favorite record on the record player with surround sound. This room is also stocked with your favorite board games for your group to enjoy, as well as maps and books about Yosemite that will help you plan out your next day's adventures. We also have a pack-n-play porta crib available for the little ones.

The Dining Room: The living room and dining room share an open floor plan, making this the perfect layout for your group festivities. The dining room feels extra spacious with the high ceilings and wall of windows. Sit down to dinner with your entire group at the massive 10 seater solid oak dining room table. Or pull up for breakfast at the bar that connects the dining room to the kitchen. But why eat indoors when you can dine beneath the pines?? The sprawling deck which opens off of the kitchen/dining rom has table and chairs set to the glow of outdoor LED string lights above.

The Kitchen: You will be hard pressed to find a nicer kitchen in all of Yosemite, than you will at the Sweetwater Lodge. No expense was spared in creation of this high end, stainless steel, chef's kitchen. From the SubZero refrigerator, to the marble counters/backsplash, to the Miele self-opening dishwasher, to the Kitchen Aid 6 burner stove, to the stainless steel microwave and easy to use trash compactor, the best of the best are at your fingertips. A large gas BBQ is mere steps outside of the kitchen door on the deck ready for you to grill to your heart's delight. Stocked with every amenity you could imagine, your culinary adventure awaits!

The Game Room- With a limitation on the number of bedrooms that are allowed in Yosemite, the Sweetwater Lodge is proud to have one of the only game rooms in all of Yosemite West. You will be lost in hours of fun in the Sweetwater game center. Relax on the couch and watch a movie on the 40 inch TV, or play your favorite video games on the game console. Try your hand at darts with the rustic wall mounted dart board or play some ping pong and shuffleboard with on the adjacent tables.

The Garage: We are one of the few homes in Yosemite that has a garage. You are welcome to park your car in the parking space on the right. We are also one of the only homes in Yosemite with an electric car charging station, which you are welcome to use.

You will have access to the entire home and the entire property, except for the storage shed in the back yard and the locked closet in the rear lower bedroom.

While there is a fireplace in the house, we regret that it is not available to use. In 2018, the Ferguson Fire devastated the area, burning over one hundred thousand acres and killing two people. This fire was several hundred yards from our front door. The fire danger here is severe and our homeowners insurance would be immediately revoked if we allow guests to use the fireplace. Thank you for your understanding.

The property is one of the lucky few single family homes that is actually inside of Yosemite National Park's gates. Get your Instagram ready because at the Sweetwater Lodge, you are 12 minutes from the iconic Tunnel View photo opportunity! You are a 20 minute drive from the base of El Capitan, the largest piece of granite on earth and the Mecca for every rock climber in the world. You are 30 minutes from the Yosemite Visitor's Center, The Ahwahnee Hotel (Majestic), Half Dome Village and all the other Yosemite Valley destinations. Get your skis waxed up, because you are 15 minutes from Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area (Badger Pass). You are 15 minutes from the top of Glacier Point, one of the best views of Half Dome, and the original point where the Yosemite Firefall happened.

**Please note that the number of guests in your reservation MUST be accurate. If the number of guests that arrive to the home does not match the number stated in your booking, your reservation will be canceled immediately and you will have to vacate the home. This includes babies and infants. There are no exceptions to this rule. Thank you for your understanding.
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations are furnished with dining tables and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.

Property manager

Scott Rose
Speaks English
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking options include a garage

Family friendly

  • Children's toys
  • Children's games


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Spices
  • Paper towels
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee grinder


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo


  • TV
  • Table tennis table
  • Arcade/game room
  • Video games
  • Video library
  • Stereo
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 1800 sq ft (167 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

Sweetwater Lodge Modern Home Inside Park Yosemite National Park
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About this area

Yosemite National Park

This vacation home is located in Yosemite National Park. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Yosemite National Park and Sierra National Forest, while Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Ansel Adams Gallery are cultural highlights.

What's nearby

  • Badger Pass Ski Area - 15 min drive
  • Tunnel View - 17 min drive
  • Bridalveil Fall - 20 min drive
  • El Capitan Meadow - 25 min drive
  • Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance - 42 min drive

Getting around

  • Mariposa, CA (RMY-Mariposa-Yosemite) - 86 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 12 reviews
5 - Excellent 83%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 12 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 12 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 12 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 12 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Great house in Yosemite West
This house is in a great location in Yosemite. Allows easy access to the valley, Mariposa, and Glacier Point hiking trails. The house is very well appointed with everything you could possibly need in the kitchen, laundry, etc.. The game room was great for evening entertainment for the kids in particular. It was lovely to be outside on the deck in the mornings and the evenings and deck provides some good stargazing on clear nights.
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5/5 Excellent

Mountain paradise
Location is perfect: the park entrance fee is included with the rental (just one less hassle to worry about) and it’s about as close to the Valley Floor as you can get without actually staying on it (20-30 min). Likewise it’s as close as you can get to the overwhelming views of Glacier Point, Taft Point, Sentinel Point (20-30 min). And should you need to gas up or grab some groceries, it’s about 30 minutes to Wawona. But you may want a day to simply rest and reset after driving those curvy roads. There are plenty of activities for the kids and a wonderful game room. Even in the dead heat of summer, it was pleasant. We had an abundance of fans and a small A/C unit in the master. We had some unique experiences too, eating dinner on the porch as deer ate their dinner in the back yard. Every convenience was accounted for. Every room a beautiful modern enclave in the Sierra woods. So happy to have found this place!
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5/5 Excellent

The location of this property is fantastic!
This location is fantastic. Being inside the park makes your vacation so easy and efficient. The home is fantastic. Very well provisioned, extremely clean, and so comfortable. The property owner is extremely responsive and helpful.
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4/5 Good

Great location
The home is in an excellent location for everything we wanted to do in Yosemite. We had 8 adults and we found the beds to be very comfortable, including the pull-out sofa bed. We enjoyed eating on the deck at night. We cooked in every night. The grill was a challenge to light as it had to be lighted manually each time. Scott was wonderful at responding to my questions quickly. The one down side is we happened to visit Yosemite during very hot weather and we found it impossible to cool the house down at night.. Many of the windows do not open which is not an issue if the weather is cool. For the master bedroom, we found it very hot to try to sleep. An AC would make all the difference in this lovely location.
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5/5 Excellent

Great Spot
Very convenient with great views en route to the valley floor. Game room was a hit at night.
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