Scenic Wonders is located in Yosemite West, a small residential area within the gates of Yosemite National Park. Yosemite West is conveniently tucked on the western edge of the park, just a matter of minutes from many of the park’s main attractions in and around Yosemite Valley.
Starting in 1912, the area was actually used for logging, but the logging operations in the area have long since been shut down. The trees that have grown back now reach over 80 feet tall in some areas. One interesting remnant from those logging years is the remains of the longest incline rail system ever built, which stretched across the Merced River to a height of 3,100 feet.
There are about 150 residents in the Yosemite West area, which was privately bought and developed back in the sixties. The area works to remain as in tune with the surrounding nature as possible, and as such the region remains heavily wooded and the houses are spaced far apart. Wildlife such as coyotes, mule deer, squirrels and Steller’s Jays frequent the small community year round.
One of the many perks of staying in Yosemite West is its elevation. At approximately 5,500 feet, the area remains ten to twenty degrees cooler than the Yosemite Valley floor below, making it an ideal place for Yosemite lodging during the hot summer months. It also affords excellent access to such attractions as the Badger Pass Ski area, Glacier Point, Mariposa Grove and the infamous Redwood Trees.
Yosemite West Lodging
With so many wonderful features, Yosemite West is a location that can’t be beat when it comes to Yosemite lodging. If you are thinking about staying in Yosemite West, you may want to check out the cabin, condominium, and home rentals that Scenic Wonders has available in this beautiful residential area.
By staying within the gates of the park, you’ll be saving yourself up to an hour or two of travel time as you head to and from various Yosemite attractions. You’ll also have the added bonus of flawless, breathtaking Yosemite National Park views.
Find out just how affordable staying in Yosemite West can be, in your very own cabin, house, or condominium in Yosemite can be by giving Scenic Wonders a call at 1-888-YOSEMITE (1-888-967-3648) or make your reservation online today! For years, we have been providing Yosemite accommodations that are truly memorable for couples, families and friends. We welcome you to book your Yosemite vacation with us.