Friends Lodge

2586 Van Campen Way, Wawona, CA 95389
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Accomodates 14
  • Bathrooms 3
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Welcome to Friends Lodge, located inside Yosemite National Park, in Wawona. This 3 bedroom, 3 bathrooms, the two-story lodge may accommodate up to 14 guests. Open year-round, you may experience all four seasons from this cozy lodge with wonderful amenities and views. It is a creekfront, pet-friendly $50 per day, outdoor Jacuzzi rental that has Wifi, Laundry facilities, Game room, and much much more to enjoy with your friends and family. This home also has Central Heating & Air Conditioning!
Friends Lodge has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a study room and a game room. The first bedroom has 2 queen beds, the second bedroom has one queen bed, the third bedroom has two twin beds and a queen bed and two cots in the closet. The study room has a futon and there is a sofa bed in the living room.
This 2303 Sq. Ft. home has a large wrap around deck which is 1325 Sq. Ft., that sits beside Chilnualna Falls Creek, which flows from the Lower Chilnualna Falls, which you can hike to from this cabin. An outdoor Jacuzzi and gas grill with patio furniture are also provided on the deck.
The first level has a fully equipped kitchen, dining room seating for 14 guests, laundry room and one of the bedrooms (with 2 queen beds) and bathroom. There is a spacious living room with a wood burning stove, which we provide you with free firewood. The living room has a 55" flat screen TV, DVD player, Direct TV service, including some premium channels. There is a sofa bed in the living room as well. The game room is also located on the first floor and has a Foosball table.
Each bedroom has a TV with Direct TV.
This property also has an EV charging station for you electrical vehicle charging needs
The second floor has the second bedroom, study room, and master suite. The master suite has its own private bathroom and balcony.
Air Conditioning, central heating, and a backup generator are also provided. You may use the landline for free local and USA phone calls.
This is a pet-friendly cabin. There is a $50 pet fee, per day. Maximum pets allowed are 2.
Three parking spots year-round.

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  • Bedrooms 3
  • People allowed 14
  • Bathrooms 3
  • Air conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Direct TV/ DVD Player
  • Wood stove Fireplace with Free Firewood
  • Wifi
  • Gas grill
  • Free calls in USA landline
  • Pet-friendly $50 per day
  • Foosballs Table
  • Games & Puzzles
  • 2 cots in the closet
  • EV Charging Station
Location: Wawona


Kenneth F.
June 3, 2024
Friends Lodge is excellent. Everything was very clean and orderly and exactly as described. The location is excellent right next to Chilnualna Creek and the furnishings are very unique and fit in with the surroundings. We loved it!

Robert S.
November 12, 2023
Save for 2020 (no thanks COVID19) weve done this every November since 2016. Always a great family get-together time. Lots of new things at Friends Lodge (flooring and area rugs, etc.), and lots of the same things weve enjoyed every year. Thanks!

Brenda V.
October 29, 2023
It was amazing, everything was good and we had a wonderful stay, definitely will use Yosemite wonders on future trips!!!

Ronald B.
September 12, 2023
Beautiful area, quiet, a nice cabin to escape the hectic valley

Lorenzo O.
June 25, 2023
It was a grate cabin by the river

Matthew R.
June 22, 2023
Excellent location with comfortable amenities. Easy and clear instructions for check in and check out.

Ann C.
February 24, 2023
We had a wonderful stay at Friends Lodge! The home was cozy, the views were gorgeous, and sitting in the hot tub with fresh snow falling around (and on!) us was magical.

Valerie A.
February 13, 2023
Thank you for a cozy winter stay! The location is ideal. The last cabin at the end of a quiet road with a creek running down behind and lots space for parking, to walk the dog & let kids play. The back deck is gated so we were able to enjoy with the dog off leash. The home was spacious, comfortable, clean, and extremely well stocked. We are a family of three and and only needed to use the first floor. We can’t wait wait to come back with extended family!

Juan G.
February 6, 2023
This was a family adventure full of beautiful memories and a great experience staying in the best house in the whole area. Weve noticed that the owners and managers take great pride keeping the place perfect for us the guests. We highly appreciate that. Tnx.

Eyal Y.
December 23, 2022
Amazing cabin, it has everything we needed! The Scenic Wonders crew definitely gave it another star, is they are close by in case of an emergency. Thank you both for making our holiday so wonderful!

Charlotte, S.
November 26, 2022
We found the house very warm and inviting and the forest setting beautiful. The location is convenient to the valley floor.

Robert S.
November 13, 2022
Have stayed here every November since 2015. A family tradition the grandkids, kids, and we look forward to. Friends Lodge works perfectly.

Hoffner P.
August 10, 2022
Good location and cabin is well maintained. I would stay in this cabin again.

Daniel D.
August 8, 2022
very nicely equipped and comfortable cabin. Rear door latch needs repair.

Larry P.
June 24, 2022
Was such a nice place we all loved it . Very good use of all your rooms. I just wish i had got the brand name of the mattress in the master bedroom so comfortable mattress

Sharon L R.
June 19, 2022
The home and location were perfect for what God had planned for us. The home was clean and nicely furnished at fit any needs we had. Having the river behind the house was very much enjoyed. Being able to walk to the falls, the swimming hole and the pioneer village was wonderful. Thank you and the owners for letting us share this home for a wonderful few days

Bruce Arlene K.
May 20, 2022
Our initial interaction with Sam was extremely positive. Sam was cordial and eager to answer our plethora of questions. We really enjoyed our stay at Friends Lodge and would definitely stay there again if we ever vacationed in the area at a future time. We found the house very comfortable in accommodating six adults. The home presented itself with a let down feel and fit the area very well. The drive to the Valley could be a little taxing day after day, but is more than doable and so worth it. Because the park itself had quite a number of trails closed, we chose to leave a day early and visit the northern coast of California. Loved our stay at Friends Lodge and as stated earlier, would use your company to rent that property or another. Thanks for a great vacation.

Justin S.
May 30, 2022
It was amazing! All of the instructions were clear and exactly as expected. Ideas for improvement: soap/shampoo available Recycling/compost instructions

Cornelia M.
May 27, 2022
Unfortunately 5 people in our party stayed home with Covid and the other 2 “rattled” a bit in the big house but they loved it.

Eileen, W.
May 23, 2022
This was a wonderful home in a wonderful location. I have never been to a vacation rental that was so well stocked and organized. Our entire party loved the home and the environment. It was such a wonderful place to celebrate a family event. We would definitely go back in a heartbeat.

Arturo, C.
April 25, 2022
Beautiful cavin, great place to stay in yosemite

Tim, H.
February 6, 2022
Great house with lots of space for a big family. Beautiful setting.

Karli E.
January 2, 2022
We really enjoyed our time up at the house! We were so grateful that it worked out!

Charles B.
January 17, 2022
Loved the property - massive cabin with plenty of room for everyone. Very clean, cozy and comfortable!

January 9, 2022
Small living room but large bedrooms

Robert M S.
November 8, 2021
This if the fifth time weve stayed in Friends Lodge, three generations of family (six adults, four children, one dog). The house is perfect for our group.

Gary Y.
October 18, 2021
location was great

Christopher .
October 11, 2021
Wonder house in an incredible place! Thank you! :)

Cindy T.
August 25, 2021
We enjoyed our stay at Friends Lodge the accommodations were clean, comfortable and well stocked. Thank you for the email confirmation for entry into to Yosemite National Park it was easy to get the pass and drive through the Park. We would definitely book a cabin again with Scenic Wonders if we decide to return to Yosemite.

Hyeon L.
August 11, 2021
We enjoyed our stay at friends lodge at Yosemite park with slightly less number of people than we have expected due to recent surge of Corona virus nationwide. House had everything we needed. Weather was unusually hot but was able to rest at this well air conditioned cool house at the end of the day.

Estrella S.
July 18, 2021
Place was clean, location was great!

Jamie S.
July 9, 2021
Amazing location. Easy check in and out.

Margaret M.
June 27, 2021
We really enjoyed this house. The hot tub was an incredible feature and it was great to have the entire family in one place inside the park! The house definitely could have used a few more basic necessities (shampoo, conditioner, body soap)

Chrissy L.
June 25, 2021
easy check in process, no keys to lose!! house was clean and basic cooking ingredients like salt and cooking spray were already there. loved our stsy

Kathryn, M.
June 17, 2021
We had a wonderful time - our first visit to Yosemite and the house was exactly what we needed! Highly recommend staying in the park as it allowed us to be on the trails early. The house was well stocked, had plenty of space and room for the kids to run around.

Leslie G.
May 14, 2021
We had a group of 6 adults. We loved the home, location, spacious accommodations, beautiful deck and jacuzzi. The kitchen was fully equipped and the home was very clean. We would definitely stay there again.

Steve W.
May 4, 2021
At first we were disappointed to have our stay at Buss switched to friends Lodge, but that turned out to be no problem at all! We all loved our stay, our location and all of the amenities. We would like to apologize for not taking out the garbage. We didnt see that were were supposed to until we got home. However, we did run the dishwasher and leave the place tidy. It was a great accommodation and we may ask for it by name next time!

Matthew B.
March 11, 2021
Shaela’s hospitality was top notch. Many changes were needed too make this trip possible, and Shayla was more than ready to accommodate.

Tara B.
November 16, 2020
The service placing my reservation was exceptional. The home exceeded my expectations and allowed for a tranquil vacation. I will book again soon.

Victoria S.
October 25, 2020
Great experience!

Zachary S.
October 20, 2020
The property is great and it is so convenient to stay inside the actual park!

Chris B.
July 30, 2020
Enjoyed everything

Khush G.
July 25, 2020
Comfortable home with thoughtful touches.

Sean C.
July 12, 2020
Amazing accommodations.

Cynthia D.
January 26, 2020
We loved the location of the house, being within the park gate made it much easier to get around. House was just as described and we were pleasantly surprised with the comfort of the beds and the functional space that easily accommodated 8 adults and 4 children.

Ricardo P.
January 7, 2020
Everything was clean, spacious, and cozy. There was a ton to do and my group and i surely enjoyed all the time we had here

Ygnacio C.
December 27, 2019
the place was clean and we enjoyed staying in this cabin all my family the kids loved to have a tournament in the soccer table and a walk by the creek next to the cabin thanks to the owner for sharing their cabin we appreciated a lot. thanks.

Evelyn M.
December 15, 2019
My family and I met up for a mini reunion and we stayed at Friends Lodge in Wawona. Everyone had a good time, the house was excellent and well stocked with everything we needed from pots and pans to blankets and board games. Everyone in our group was happy. And it was only about a 45 min drive up to Tunnel View and the village.

Anguiano R.
October 6, 2019
It was an awesome experience, loved the private location and all the amenities in the cabin. Sparkling clean, spa was great, the deck was perfect to enjoy the outdoors. Will definitely return

Eliana O.
September 27, 2019
We really enjoyed the house and the hot tub was enjoyed by all of us. My only recommendation is to replace the bed pillows. The current pillows seemed to be old and hard.

Yohanes N.
September 21, 2019
The house is big, clean, full of amenities. It's cozy, had a lot games so it won't be bored. There are parking lots for cars.

Steve .
August 13, 2019
Great location, very well designed space, fully stuffed kitchen

Janice Q.
July 3, 2019
Everyone was awesome! Our first registration was cancelled but Steve from friends lodge was very responsive and supportive. Thanks so much for the outstanding accommodations!

Paula C.
June 7, 2019
Cabin was beautiful, exceeded our expectations. The view of the river from the deck was beautiful. Cabin comfortably accommodated three families with room to spare. Very comfortable with much thought and consideration made towards making guests welcome.

Barbara M.
May 5, 2019
The cabin was well maintained and clean.

Sergio M.
April 22, 2019
First time renting out a cabin with family and it was fantastic...????

Gracielle Kay G.
April 13, 2019
We had a great time! ????

Marc B.
March 31, 2019
Thanks for a great stay!!

Kim S.
March 24, 2019
We loved the location! Sitting on the deck was a perfect setting for us to gather and have cocktails! The house was well stocked with all the essentials. The jacuzzi was a nice bonus.

Irving R.
January 21, 2019
Very good place

Phuc P.
January 13, 2019
The place was immaculate and had everything we needed for a great stay. I love the feel of the cabin. I felt like I was transported back in time. Living in a cabin in a simpler time. Our group loved loved this place. We plan to come back for a longer stay. Make no mistakes though, even though this place has a rustic vibe, it has all the accouterments of modern living. Washer, dryer, youtube, etc. etc. Thank you so much!