Bear Crossing

2592 Van Campen Way, Wawona, CA 95389
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Accomodates 8
  • Bathrooms 1.5
  • Lofts 1
Bear Crossing
Bear Crossing
Bear Crossing
Bear Crossing
Bear Crossing
Bear Crossing
Bear Crossing
Bear Crossing
Bear Crossing
Bear Crossing
Bear Crossing
Bear Crossing
Bear Crossing
Bear Crossing


Hot Tub, Wifi, A/C, Pet-Friendly $50 per day! Come stay in our light-filled 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath (shower only), open floor plan and vaulted ceiling, home, with WIFI 6mps, and free domestic long distance calls. It is situated in the charming and historic community of Wawona, Yosemite National Park. Enter the house to see two stories of windows beautifully framing the National Park mature forest. Enjoy the Yosemite-themed art and quilts throughout the house.
Our contemporary mountain home offers the best of both worlds staying in Yosemite, yet, away from the crowds. You will definitely want to see Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point, and possibly Tuolumne Meadows too. But, don't miss what is out your back door or just a few miles away. The largest (about 500 trees) grove of mature giant sequoias, the Mariposa Grove, is just 7 miles away via free shuttle service.
This is a pet-friendly cabin, with a $50 per pet fee. Washer & Dryer and Air Conditioning, Generator!
Every day you can choose between world-class Yosemite sites or explore Secret Yosemite sites off the beaten path by hiking out our back door. Wawona has many swimming holes, several natural waterslides that kids love, and two beloved, easy hikes. The Meadow Loop and The Swinging Bridge. To easily access wilderness, which few do, just go out our back door. Google Secret Yosemite Wawona, South Fork of the Merced Wild and Scenic Recreation Corridor, or Best California Swimming Holes on the Chilnuala Falls Trail (pick up Timothy H. Joyce's book, Swimming Holes of California for descriptions and directions too often private swimming holes, some within only a 15-minute hike and/or boulder scramble. Please always use recommended precautions to hike and swim safely.
Other nearby attractions include a Yosemite Visitor Center, the historic Wawona Hotel and its unique dining room, the Wawona Hotel lobby with popular pianist and vocalist Tom Bopp, the Wawona Golf Course, the Wawona Library, specializing in Yosemite books and history, the Yosemite Pioneer History Center, the Wawona School Playground and the Wawona stables. There is a local gas station and two markets to pick up last-minute groceries or sundries. Note: hours and services vary throughout the year.
At home, enjoy our 6 people hot tub, air conditioning, wrap-around deck, and large outdoor gas barbeque, while listening to nearby cascading waterfalls (winter, spring, early summer). There is plenty of room for kids to run and play on park property right off your deck where deer, fawns, and squirrels are frequently seen. Watch for the less commonly seen coyote, woodpeckers, or blue herons by the house or just a few minute's walk to the creek or river. Go exploring!
The loft with a Queen size bed is over the kitchen with views out of the many windows as well as overlooking views of the living and dining rooms. There is also a bedroom with two twin beds, a washer and dryer, and a half bath upstairs.
The master bedroom has a Cal King bed and is downstairs along with a bathroom with a shower.
Pets Considered: Yes
Dryer: New Large Capacity Dryer
Washer: New Large Capacity Washer
Other Amenities: Enjoy the picture windows that perfectly frame the evergreen forest. This beautiful home is actually inside Yosemite National Park just miles from a Wilderness Trailhead, just a few hundred yards from a peaceful creek and wild and scenic river with many informal trails. Bear-Crossing is decorated with many hand-made quilts as well as other interesting art. Enjoy our books and maps as you plan your activities for the upcoming day.
Parking: 2 cars.
Telephone: landline available. long distance not provided.
Heating: Downstairs propane wall heater. Upstairs ceiling fans distribute heat nicely. Space heater also available.
Pet fees of $50 per day. no smoking anywhere on property
propane fireplace in river stone hearth
air conditioning and heating controls for each room
extra pillows of various softness/firmness
wide array of cooking spices
coffee, teas, hot chocolate sweeteners, creamers

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  • Bedrooms 2
  • Lofts 1
  • People allowed 8
  • Bathrooms 1.5
  • Dish Network Satellite TV
  • Fast Wi-Fi, Netflix for movies
  • fireplace
  • Long distance calling in US
  • Jacuzzi Hot Tub
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Pet Friendly, $50 per day, approval needed
  • Propane BBQ
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Generator
Location: Wawona


Lorna M.
July 7, 2024
Bear Crossing had everything we needed, except for storage for pantry items that we brought up. We really appreciated the AC.

Karen R.
February 21, 2024
We have now stayed at Bear Crossing for the 4th time in 4 years, and we LOVE the cabin, we LOVE Wawona, and we are so grateful for the blessing to stay there!! Cant wait to get back next year!!

Desiree L.
January 12, 2024
We had a wonderful stay. Everything was great and it snowed! We so enjoyed the snowy winter wonderland inside with the big picture windows. Our hikes were just magical with the snow on the Wawona Dome, on the granite boulders and in the forest. We will be back!

Andrew L.
October 27, 2023
Very nice house within the park! Very clean and fresh! The only problem is the size of the shower...very small, even for a little woman like me!!

Ivan H.
October 29, 2023
It was great. Very cozy and had everything we needed.

Don F.
September 21, 2023
Loved Bear Crossing! Comfortable, clean and spacious. Appreciated all the amenities esp washer, dryer, grill and the hot tub! Kitchen had every plate and utensil imaginable. Great location in Wawona.

Carly T.
September 10, 2023
We had a wonderful time, Thank you

Parantap R.
July 20, 2023
Excellent! Everything was just beautiful and exceptional. We had a very memorable stay. Thank you!

Holly L.
June 15, 2023
This rental property is excellent! It is extremely well-maintained and attractively decorated. I appreciated the use of photos and artifacts of Indigenous peoples for some of the artwork. The kitchen was extremely well-stocked with every tool you could want, and there were plenty of dishes and glasses. The home was spacious and very clean. The hot tub is an added bonus. The home is also within walking distance of a trail to a lesser-known waterfall. The price was reasonable for such a high-quality property. We were extremely pleased with our stay! I would highly recommend this property to anyone.

Kathryn K.
June 26, 2023
Really appreciated the well-stocked kitchen with higher quality pots and pans and non perishable items. Cabin was very comfortable and location near the trail heads and at the end of the housing was great. We also enjoyed the jacuzzi. The only thing we would improve is being able to check in earlier and check out a bit later (but especially a 3pm checkin would have been appreciated. Thanks!

Chen G.
May 30, 2023
Everything was very nice except the internet. The internet was kinda of slow for upload our photos.

Keith J.
May 25, 2023
The location is perfect! It allows for a fully immerse Yosemite experience without daily rides to and from the park. The cabin is beautiful, and the waterfall just minutes away will take your breath away!

Desiree L.
May 23, 2023
We had a wonderful time! The house was clean and as described with many amenities and beautiful decor. We loved the location’s nearby trails. We walked, from the house, to the cascading Chilnualna waterfalls and the Swinging Bridge trail everyday. The hot tub was clean and hot. We loved the roaring cascading waterfall sounds from the hot tub and deck. The well outfitted kitchen and barbecue made us feel at home. We will be back!

Jen M.
October 14, 2022
wonderful house, stocked great! perfect location!

Melissa M.
October 3, 2022
beautiful, well stocked, confortable, nice location. would recommend!

Silvia P.
August 23, 2022
The house was perfect, complete of everithing and with a really nice hot tub.

Emily, J.
June 21, 2022
Really nice cabin. Better than pictured. Lots of care and thought put into decorations and comfort. Good Wawona location too. About an hour drive to the Valley.

Maribel D.
June 18, 2022
It was very clean and comfortable

Richard E.
June 4, 2022
Great stay, loved the hot tub

Damian V.
June 2, 2022
Loved the house and the area. Everything was perfect. Thanks for an awesome stay.

Desiree L.
May 12, 2022
We loved hearing the nearby waterfall and river from the hot tub after a full day of sightseeing and hiking in Yosemite Valley, the Mariposa Grove and Wawona. The water was so thunderous this spring as the water was near peak flow. The fully stocked kitchen and outdoor barbeque made eating in such a pleasure. The the dishes and cups are beautiful. Much of the dishware has Yosemite themes as does the art in the house. Some of the art seems like it is one of a kind. The downstairs and upstairs floor to ceiling large windows brought the outdoors in. Individual room air conditioning and heating was great to have. Being close to trails was a highlight for us. Just walking the streets in Wawona was enjoyable. In the summer, I know everyone enjoys all the swimming holes in Wawona. We hope to comeback in the summer. We went to the charming Wawona hotel to enjoy the grounds, victorian ambiance, historic dining room and top tier entertainment by Yosemite historian, Tom Bopp. We had so much fun at the hotel, we went two nights in a row! The house has one private bedroom and two semi private bedrooms. The light and bright loft was our favorite bedroom. It is stunning! The layout of the home provided a true group vacation experience of togetherness. We have longed for that experience. We absolutely loved it here.

Diane W.
April 29, 2022
Lovely cabin stay for our exploration of Wawona! Loved the short hike to the falls too!!

Steven R.
April 23, 2022
This place is so cozy and quiet. We love staying here.It snowed the first night. It was so nice watching the snow falling through big windows.

Matthew B.
April 20, 2022
Really nice rental. Great customer service- blender broke on Easter and we had another one delivered that evening.

February 20, 2022
I had a wonderful stay!!

Gary S.
January 6, 2022
It was great! That cabin was perfect for us. It was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked and convenient for the amount of cooking we did. The hot tube was a nice addition and it was clean and new. The location was great. Checking in and out was really convenient. We were very happy there. I expect well be back.

Valerie N.
December 19, 2021
I really appreciated that someone came to fix the water heater issue within 30 minutes of my call. Thank you for the prompt attention.

Amy C.
October 17, 2021
We rented Bear Crossing mainly for the location and the hot tub. Neither disappointed. The hot tub was absolutely perfect after a long day hiking, hot, private, and convenient. The cabin was perfectly located inside the park, but still quiet and fairly remote. It was about a 45 minute drive to Yosemite village. It was also a 45 minute drive to the Sentinel Dome/Taft Point hikes. The cabin itself was very clean and well-stocked. Our only complaint was the shower -- it was sooo small. You can barely turn around without touching the sides. No big deal, we took faster showers this way. Overall, a fantastic place and trip.

Katie Mae W.
September 25, 2021
The cabin felt very warm and inviting. It had every accommodation we could hope for. Beautiful location within the park

Michael R.
August 21, 2021
Super stay at Bear Crossing. Great location and very well kitted out unit. We really appreciated the attention to detail of having all amenities (including great internet) for the modern traveler. Everything we could have wanted was there and we enjoyed breakfast and dinner every evening around the bbq on the back porch talking and listening to music. Truly a home away from home in the midst of spectacular Yosemite. We will return!

August 2, 2021
Short stay but excited to go back! Very nice and comfortable. Pine tree market was also very close to grab something to put on the grill!

Jill P.
July 6, 2021
Loved this cabin. Lots of natural light in the house, and loved the hot tub.

Rusty, H.
June 30, 2021
Was a great location. Love being right next to several trails.

Desiree L.
May 14, 2021
The Bear Crossing Property has been in our family for nearly 50 years. The current cabin was built in the early 90s. My children and I have decades of memories exploring trails and swimming holes along the South Fork of the Merced and Chilualna Creek. Wawona offers some of the hidden gems of Yosemite that most people dont ever get to see. If you chose to stay at Bear Crossing or anyplace in Wawona, the drive to the Valley is worth it, but save some time for the beauty of the South Fork. In the Spring of 21, we spent some time at Bear Crossing, both to enjoy it and to do maintenance. We hope youll enjoy the our home and some of the trails you can access without getting in your car. Springtime provides the roaring Chilnualna Creek, cascading waterfall sounds you can hear right from the hot tub on our deck. Of course there is the beauty of early spring flowers, but we feel that Bear Crossing is a very special place in any season. Daily short hikes (1/2 mi.) to those cascading waterfalls is our all time favorite activity. There is a notebook in the cabin with hiking and adventure suggestions, or you can just take the short walk out the door to the Chilnualna Falls trailhead sign to learn about hiking possibilities nearby. We replaced worn items, fixed this and that, updated wall and bed quilts along with Yosemite themed decor. We especially enjoy providing our guests a sense of Yosemites natural and human history through the many books and pieces of artwork throughout the house. All of our hard-work is for our family and yours to enjoy. Please let us know what you like and what improvements you would suggest. Much of what you see in our home is based on what guests have liked and recommended since we started sharing our home nearly 30 years ago.

Jogre R.
June 14, 2021
We were very pleased with the place. It has everything you could need. Great location.

Kim T.
April 12, 2021
We loved the house & it was stocked with everything we needed. We did some cooking there as the restaurant in the valley were limited. I appreciate that the kitchen had great equipment.

Brandon P.
February 24, 2021
We had a great stay. Loved the little cabin and would definitely return.

Sharon R.
November 28, 2020
The ease of checking in and out of the home was very important as well as the comfort of the home. We enjoyed our stay and wished we could have stayed longer. We usually stay in Yosemite West and this was the first time we stayed in Wawona. We loved the area, it felt like home. To have a fireplace that was easy to turn on and internet was a benefit to us also Thanks again for another great vacation

Gladys R.
September 7, 2020
We enjoyed our stay at Bear Crossing and found it to be clean and comfortable with every amenity we needed. Thank you!

Jim H.
July 18, 2020
It was just great ... could use more trash bags but well done with lock system!

Samantha M.
February 19, 2020
Loved how clean and well organized the cabin was.

Colton T.
February 10, 2020
Loved the house, it is always the place we want to stay in. The new gas insert was a hit with everyone that stayed in the home. The only item of concern was the coffee pot brewed super slow at the time of our stay. we ended up just doing pour over coffee. We are already planning a trip back. Also if you are ever interested in updated professional interior photos let me know! I am a professional interior photographer. Looking forward to coming back, Thanks again

Sigrid S.
January 27, 2020
We loved the Bear Crossing space and location. The kitchen was a pleasure to use and was complete for cooking, Likewise the quality of the tools was the best. The custom decor was beautiful and tasteful. Thank you! We had a relaxing and luxurious stay!

Irene S.
October 21, 2019
We loved staying at this house. It has everything one could possibly need. And, as previously stated in other reviews, the kitchen is very well stocked with dishes, utensils and cookware. The house was very clean, and the hot tub was just wonderful. We tend to be more simple in our decorating taste and did find the decorating with soooooo much bear themed things to be a bit over-the-top. There are some beautiful pieces of photography that were dwarfed by all the other bear-a-phenailia. We would happily recommend Scenic Wonders and Bear Crossing to others.

Camille C.
October 9, 2019
This is a wonderful cabin. Fully appointed and very cozy. Highly recommended.

Emma H.
October 6, 2019
We had a very nice time and appreciated that the kitchen was well-equipped - esp the fancy microwave and toaster! We used some of the foil and parchment paper for cooking, and the assortment of spices was nice, even though we had brought some of our own. having some saran wrap and small plastic baggies would have been a plus for packing lunches, etc. Liked that the towels were large thick ones. We set the thermostat at 60 but the upstairs was quite warm so we simultaneously ran the dining room fan. It would be nice to have two large garbage cans in the kitchen/dining area to make it easier to separate recyclables from waste.

Chloe G.
September 25, 2019
Magnifique maison où nous avons passé 2 nuits. Maison avec beaucoup de charme et très bien équipée. Je recommande

Holly D.
August 27, 2019
It was such a wonderful cabin! I really appreciated the owner’s attention to detail and her beautiful decorating. I also really enjoy quilts so having those was such a bonus. Thank you so much, Holly

Juli F.
August 22, 2019
The place was great. We appreciated all the attention to detail in this unit.

Marie-Cecile L.
August 12, 2019

Huijuan Y.
July 6, 2019
We had great time staying in Bear Crossing. It’s very clean and cozy. The kitchen really has everything we need, very convenient and impressive!

Briseida L.
June 23, 2019
Good love the place

Deborah B.
June 26, 2019
The house was adorable and very clean. Wonderful location just 45 minutes from Yosemite Valley. Really cute interior furnishings and every implement in the kitchen was there. Very homey and comfortable.

Caroline B.
April 27, 2019
Great house, fully equipped, even with wi-fi which wasn’t included in the description. BBQ and hot tub much appreciated after a day in Yosemite park. Excellent stay even if we didn’t see any bears ????. Maybe just a thing to change: the photo and description of outside is slightly misleading as it really gives the impression the house is very isolated in the middle of the forest, which is not the case.

Milagros Codera A.
April 21, 2019
Lovely place in the middle of the forest. Fully equioped, included hot tab. Just small remark . The shower shoule be removable to avoid women's hair to ver wet

Lou B.
April 4, 2019
Clean place and very well stocked with everything you need

Chazz S.
February 13, 2019
Everything that should have been provided was and everything was just so easy! The whole experience was hassle free and everyone was very helpful and involved. 10/10 would recommend

January 21, 2019
Small cozy, clean place. Feels like home.

Greg S.
January 13, 2019
It was a wonderful time the cabin was great

Katia N.
December 29, 2018
Our stay was fantastic! We loved the lights on outside the cabin, the hot tub heated, and the cabin warm as we arrived from skiing on our first day there. The cabin had everything we needed and was beautifully decorated. The big windows and seeing the stars and trees at night and in the morning was magnificent. Very beautiful, quiet, and peaceful location. Thank you for helping our family have such a special time in a very special place. We loved it!

Robin G.
December 26, 2018
The cabin was lovely, very well stocked with everything we needed. The location was wonderful. We had an amazing Christmas!

Elizabeth F R.
October 31, 2018
We loved our time at Bear Crossing! Check in was so easy. The cabin was warm and welcoming when we arrived. It was a great location for a home base as we explored Yosemite. Best stocked kitchen I have ever experienced in a rental. Made it so easy to prepare meals. Beds were comfortable. Great to have a washer/dryer, too. Helped us to pack less as we traveled across the country from Florida. The view out of the windows has been marred a bit with all the trees that have been cut down (it was not how it looked in the pictures we had seen online). It was not the most scenic place to look out on. But that is not within the purview of Scenic Wonders, and was not a serious negative. And true to the description, we did watch deer grazing right outside the cabin. Really fun for my daughter to see. We loved the hiking trails that were accessible by foot from the cabin. One night we discovered the games and had a family game night with a fire. It was the perfect place for our family. We would highly recommend both Scenic Wonders and Bear Crossing. In fact, we already have!

María del Carmen .
September 12, 2018
The place was just perfect. Would have loved to stay longer.

Domenic D.
July 15, 2018
Nice Cabin and area. I thought the cabin was located in Yosemite West but later found it was in Wawona, that may be an Expedia error but it should be corrected for clients.

Cristian D.
July 21, 2018
Muy buena casa. Bien ubicada y equipada para disfrutar unas vacaciones en Yosemite

Alex B.
July 9, 2018
Overall we had a great time. The house combined comfort with character and was well situated for both local trails and those further afield. The only downside was the temperature as it got hot during the day. We found a nearby swimming spot (swing bridge) but it was too late to take advantage of it. It would be a good idea to make guests aware of this in the house information pack.

Steven R.
June 2, 2018
We stayed at Bear Crossing last year at Christmass it was great. So we wanted to try it in the summer it was great also.