Apple Tree Bear House

8081 Chilnualna Falls Rd, Wawona CA, 95389
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Accomodates 10
  • Bathrooms 3
Apple Tree Bear House
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Apple Tree Bear House is 4 miles inside Yosemite National Park in the beautiful and quiet neighborhood of Wawona away from the crowds. The house is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,050 square foot home that comfortably accommodates 10 guests. It is near the end of the road making it very peaceful and quiet. The home has central heating and air conditioning and a generator if the power goes out. Bring your friends and family here to spend quality time together in this idyllic setting.
The front of the house features a 44 foot, 500+ square foot deck that looks across to wide-open parkland. There is a propane barbecue for outside grilling that’s only steps from the kitchen and a picnic table with a large umbrella that provides comfortable outdoor seating. The back deck features a covered gazebo over the hot tub that is steps from both master bedrooms. Towels are provided. The spacious, open living room/dining room/kitchen features a cozy propane fireplace that provides a comfortable ambiance on cold nights. A wide granite peninsula separates the dining room from the kitchen. The dining room table allows space for 6 to 8 people, plus more seating at the bar. The kitchen has most everything needed to cook your favorite meal, including an ice cream maker. The downstairs master bedroom features a queen-size log bed and a twin bed with a trundle. The bathroom has both a shower and a unique, large soaking tub great for both adults and kids. A sliding glass door opens to the back deck and hot tub. The third bedroom features a log queen bed with a bathroom directly across the hall. One of the couches in the living room makes into a comfortable queen bed providing yet another separate sleeping area. The upstairs master bedroom has a Cal-King bed with a gas-log fireplace and a wall-mounted TV. Enjoy the comfortable window seat to read a book or take a nap on. The newly remodeled bathroom has a walk-in shower. A short hike from the house takes you to the lower Chilnualna Falls, swinging bridge, or several swimming holes in the South Fork of the Merced River. Avid hikers might enjoy a more strenuous hike to the top of upper Chilnualna Falls that continues on to the top of Wawona Dome. Wawona is a truly unique place to base your exploration of the world-famous Yosemite National Park. Inside the community of Wawona, often known as the “quiet” part of Yosemite, is the beautiful and historic Wawona Hotel with its tennis courts and 9 hole golf course, the pioneer history center where you and your family can take a ride in Burl “Buckshot” Mayer’s two horse-powered stagecoaches. Wawona also boasts the only public horseback riding stables and one of the two gas stations in Yosemite. Catch the free shuttle bus to the majestic Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias that’s 6 miles away. Of course, you won’t want to miss the scenic 45-minute drive over the mountain to the spectacular Yosemite Valley, or majestic Glacier Point overlooking the valley below. During winter enjoy the family-friendly ski area of Badger Pass, or continue down to Yosemite Valley to see the breathtaking winter scenes and skate in the outdoor ice skating rink. Then return to the ambiance of Apple Tree Bear House for a relaxing evening in the hot tub, or enjoying an evening of games and puzzles. Read the lyrical story of where the name of the house derived, and take the book home for a keepsake if you chose, compliments of the owners AMENITIES · 3 Bedrooms · 3 Bathrooms · Accommodates 10 · Fully equipped Kitchen · Wood burning fireplace · Central Heating · Fully Air Conditioned · Dishwasher with soap supplied · Washer and Drier with detergent supplied · 2 High Definition Dish Network Satellite TVs with DVR · DVD/CD player · Propane BBQ · Jacuzzi Hot tub · Foosball · Wifi · Unlimited Free calling within the Continental United States · Spacious Parking for up to 3 cars year around · Games puzzles history books · Sorry, No Pets Allowed

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  • Bedrooms 3
  • People allowed 10
  • Bathrooms 3
  • Propane Fireplace
  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Gas Grill
  • TV/DVD
  • Hot Tub Jacuzzi
  • Dyer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Balcony
  • 3 Parking spots
  • Generator for power outages
  • Ping Pong
  • Foosball
Location: Wawona


Gary, P.
June 17, 2024
Nice comfortable stay. Clean house inside the park. Attractions close by.

Linda M.
May 29, 2024
We loved our stay Apple Tree Bear house! The beds were so comfortable. The amenities were great with the hot tub, foosball, and ping pong. Good TV and WiFi. Plenty of board games. The kitchen was well stocked and it felt very comfortable staying there on our vacation. Everything we needed was there. Cute decor. Nice balcony. Beautiful view of the stars. Nice awning, gas grill, and fireplaces but we didn’t need to use them. It was great location to hear the water and walk to the market store. Steve was so accommodating and quick to communicate. He is a wonderful host who cares! Very clean.

Verbie P.
May 25, 2024
Excellent house. Great experience.

Susan R.
April 6, 2024
I did not stay there, I think work was being done. Susan Robertson

Dilys, R.
December 23, 2023
The house was much bigger and of much higher standard than anticipated. The village of Wawona was really nice. We loved the hot tub and the games room in the basement. Overall the house was perfect for us as a family of 6 with 4 teenage and older children. We had originally booked to stay at a hotel in oakhurst and are so glad we had a last minute change of mind

Janet, S.
November 25, 2023
The location was wonderful and our family had a great time. The house was just as described.

Paul R.
November 14, 2023
Its a great house in a wonderful location, we really enjoyed our time

Grace A.
September 17, 2023
Our stay in the Apple tree bear house was nothing short of amazing! The house is immaculate. Everything we needed and more was available. Property is close to Wawona hotel and The giant Sequioas. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we will be back for sure.

Laura G.
September 13, 2023
Loved this home away from home! Great location and easy to access!

Patrick H.
July 30, 2023
We Had a great time and were better equiped in the house than expected

Pushpa M.
July 7, 2023
Very nice place to stay. Feels like home

Claudia N.
June 23, 2023
Beautiful location, beautiful home!

Cinderella M.
February 15, 2023
Perfect stay very comfortable for my entire family ! Very clean ! Has a lot of charm ! Everything we needed was provided … My only complaint would be the check in time wish we could have more time for the price :)

Samantha J.
November 28, 2022
Apple tree bear house was very cozy. We loved our stay.

Ellen S.
November 26, 2022
We stayed at Apple Bear back in 2018 and it was great back then!. On this trip it was apparent that the owners made some upgrades since then, it was warm and cozy, very clean and comfortable, and decorated beautifully. We thoroughly enjoyed spending Thanksgiving there. Thanks so much!

Michael A.
November 11, 2022
The house and location was all fantastic! Everything went perfect no complaints! Mariposa hiking trail with the large sequoia trees is10 min.away,also chiluna falls is 2 min away.We enjoyed the fire places when we were there, had a lot of snow and freezing slush 20 degree days in first week of november, We had to purchase chains for vehichle.Back to the house it was super, and the hot tub was well maintained !We cooked a ton and we had everything we needed in the house. Everyone said some of the best night sleep in our comfy beds and blankets,we all rated it a 5... We had a 40 minute windy scenic road to the valley ,but when you get there it will change your life with beauty Thank you

Kristina B.
October 5, 2022
Everything was great. Very warm, cozy and clean. The whirlpool spa after a long hike was definitely a much needed treat ;) Thank you so much!

Lisa M.
September 11, 2022
There was a quick response to the internet problem. Although I had to walk to use someone else’s phone. Everything was beautiful though. Great location

Sergio L.
August 7, 2022
Nice and clean cabin thanks for everything

Sally, H.
July 1, 2022
Just a two night stay to visit Yosemite. House had it all, including foosball and ping pong and a hot tub for evening enjoyment!

Jennifer R.
June 17, 2022
Beautiful location and very comfortable house. We appreciated the well appointed kitchen and spacious living area.

Robert, M.
June 12, 2022
The house was spotless. Beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was very well stocked. Everything was in perfect working order; hot tub, laundry, garbage disposal, appliances. No issues. Great stay.

Travis C.
May 22, 2022
Great family time Great location Very well stocked and supplied Need to have high chair available

Natalie T.
May 15, 2022
Excellent cabin, well maintained and super clean.

Dennis S.
April 13, 2022
The rental was perfect in every aspect. We would suggest having dish rags available for wiping up counters and sinks, but that was a very minor detail, and we would not want to take away anything from our rating. This was one of the nicest rentals I have ever stayed in and very well taken care of.

John T.
March 21, 2022
The house was very nice and the check in/check out process was extremely easy.

Sharon B.
September 18, 2021
The home and location were both great.

Elliot F.
July 29, 2021
Great house for 3 couples (2 ensuites/ 3rd bedroom has bathroom directly across hall) located within Yosemite, near Wawona entrance. House was immaculate with all necessary amenities-enjoyed evenings in the hot tub after a day of hiking. Gas station and market located nearby. Highly recommend.

Kristine R.
July 9, 2021
The Apple Tree Bear house was wonderful. Perfectly decorated. Great beds, new upgrades, a hot tub and ping pong. Well stocked kitchen as well. Perfect.

Zhu, L.
July 5, 2021
nice place, comfortable

David B.
June 26, 2021
We loved our stay at Apple Tree Bear House! Everything was comfortable and clean, the kitchen was well appointed, and the location was perfect for a visit to Yosemite. It was quiet and calm and exactly what our family of 8 needed.

Licia N.
June 19, 2021
The home was more than we expected. Large enough for our needs, well equipped, and comfortable. The ping pong and foosball was a big hit with the tween. Thanks.

Sherrie M.
June 15, 2021
The cabin was perfect for our family of four adults. Cabin was great, beds were comfortable and water pressure was good. We loved everything about our stay. Kitchen was stocked with anything you could need.

Kate M.
June 12, 2021
The property we booked met and exceeded our expectations. A really nice spacious home, comfortable beds, good showers, excellent kitchen fully stocked for all cooking needs, a great house for kids with ping pong, foosball and a hot tub. It also had very good wifi. Will definitely be back!

Yen-Sung C.
May 23, 2021
The place is excellent! We really enjoy our stay here :)

Nancy R.
May 21, 2021
Excellent! We enjoyed everything so much!

John M.
November 21, 2020
The house was perfect for my family of four and my friend and his family of four. Very clean and spacious for the eight of us. It’s close to great hiking trails and is tucked in a very quiet area of the woods. Hope to reserve this house again in the future.

Laura P.
October 20, 2020
Home was great

Thomas S.
September 3, 2020
We had an amazing vacation. The house exceeded our expectations. The area is very quiet and peaceful. Everything in the house was in good condition and clean. We are looking forward to our next visit and staying at another Scenic Wonders property. Thank you!!

Raul F.
June 25, 2020
I just want to say that we had a really great time in Yosemite especially the cabin we where staying was so beautiful! the cabin was big and spacious. each room where big. thank you so much Celia. my niece and my family a really great time. can wait to book again

Alma J.
July 26, 2020
Our stay was very relaxing no one wanted to go home. The house was perfect it had everything we needed for our stay. We would diffenitly recommend this place and want to make this a yearly trip for our family.

Donna G.
February 17, 2020
The house was extremely well stocked, neat, comfortable and a great location. It literally had everything we needed in the kitchen and beyond!

Timothy H.
January 8, 2020
We had a wonderful time. Loved all the amenities and location.

Katrina M.
December 17, 2019
We called customer service due to a flat tire and they sent someone to help us--even though it was not an issue at all related to our stay. That was very courteous of them and we really appreciate their help.

Kathleen G.
November 29, 2019
It was an opportunity for my family to be together for Thanksgiving! My daughter met her niece for the first time!! Lots of photos and times to treasure ????

Kate S.
November 15, 2019
Our first stay in Yosemite and we didn’t know what to expect, so didn’t know if this would be a good spot or not. It was great we were close to Mariposa Grove and enjoyed the drives to Yosemite village and Glacier point. The house made us very much aware we were in a nature park it has a wonderful feel to it. The house also had absolutely everything that we could have asked for and management was readily accessible and helpful. Would love to return.

Jennifer R.
October 25, 2019
The house was lovely, and perfectly sized for our family. We loved returning to a comfortable and inviting living space after a long day of hiking. We hope to be able to come back soon.

Naomi C.
October 11, 2019
This is a picturesque place with amenities like an on demand water heater so no one gets a cold shower or bath. The hot tub is perfect! My whole family and I stayed here for a family birthday and we would absolutely stay again! Thank you for a great experience!

Alisha B.
September 17, 2019
Our stay was very pleasant. Check in was simple, the house clean and well stocked, and everything was very comfortable.

Richard S.
September 7, 2019
Enjoyed it.

Xu S.
August 19, 2019
Wonderful experience for two foreign families!

Marek Henryk B.
July 12, 2019
a very nice house, very well equipped at the excellent location. very comfortable and clean. hot tube is very nice. certainly I would recommend it.

Javier M.
July 3, 2019
Clean, cozy cabin. Needs a tv in first bedroom and the ez-up on front deck looks a bit “ghetto”; suggest an awning or adding a porch.

Phuong D.
June 25, 2019
This place is spacious. Bathrooms are big and new. My family enjoyed it very much. We will definitely go back.

Mark J.
June 20, 2019
Excellent experience, Everything was in great shape when we got there - code to the door worked great. Fantastic location.

June 12, 2019
We loved our stay here! tub was great...we hiked to Chilnuala Falls from our house....a beautiful area!....Big Tree Lodge is close and food was amazing !

Steven K.
June 1, 2019
Excellent home and location.

Stephanie B.
May 23, 2019
Great customer service, the house was clean and included everything we needed. Great experience!

Holly P.
April 24, 2019
We were impressed with the cleanliness and well equipped things we needed to make our stay great. Would definitely stay at the Apple Tree Bear house again in the future!

Gary E A.
March 29, 2019
Beautiful property loved staying here

Denise M.
March 26, 2019
The house was nice and clean. Kitchen had everything we needed. The only con we can say is there was no shampoo, luckily our daughter brought some so it was all good in the end. Thank you! Denise

Nancy W.
November 21, 2018
The house was roomy, clean, and in good repair. The location was perfect.

Junxiang D.
November 25, 2018
The experience is pretty good. The house is clean, everything is functioning properly and the jacuzzi is amazing. On Thanksgiving night, one of my friends locked themselves outside of the bedroom and we called the management team for help. They sent a staff member to help us immediately and solved the problem. I really appreciate their responsiveness and kindly help. It was a fabulous Thanksgiving trip for myself and all my friends. Thanks!

Ayal C.
November 4, 2018
Amazing place. Thanks!!!

Michael J.
August 24, 2018
We had conflicts with the Ferguson wildfire so had to detour to get into the park, however, this was only a mior inconvenience. The Apple Tree Bear House is an excellent property and thoroughly enjoyed walking to the river for a dip and the hot tup. The kitchen has everything you need and sleeping accomodations are spatious. The home is in new condition and has a large deck for eating / cooking outdoors.

Steven M.
August 26, 2018
My family had a great time ????. Will stay again you have a beautiful rental ??

Jerry Z.
July 4, 2018
Very clean and comfortable place.