Retail, Internet and Cell Phone Information,
note: Yosemite West is a remote community set just outside
the boundary of Yosemite National Park in the Sierra National
Forest. There are no stores or restaurants in the immediate
area. The closest grocery store or restaurant is 30 minutes
away in either Yosemite Valley or Wawona to the south.
phone reception is very spotty and varies depending on which unit you
are occupying. The cell phone system in Yosemite was recently
upgraded to a 3G system; if your cell phone registers 2 or 3 bars
consistently then you will have success logging on to the internet as a personal hot
spot if you prefer (if you have that optional service with your cell
Secure WIFI Internet is available in the Four Seasons cabin.
This situation is the same at El Portal, Foresta,
and Wawona, although there is cell phone reception in Wawona, which is
located over an hour from Yosemite Valley.
Internet is available at the Wawona Hotel to the
south and at the Yosemite Lodge (see the front desk for access codes),
Ahwahnee Hotel main building, Curry Village at the
Pavilion and Degnan's Deli in Yosemite Village next to the Yosemite Post Office. The WIFI at Degnan's is very high speed and very reliable. Cell phone reception is strongest in Yosemite
Village at the east end of Yosemite Valley and at Glacier Point. There
is coverage at Tuolumne Meadows through Verizon. Specific coverage
varies, depending on carrier.
None of the rental units have air
conditioning. You will find that most accommodations in
Yosemite National Park do not offer air conditioning. There
is a ceiling and/or portable fan in every unit to help circulate air. Even on the hottest days the temperature drops considerably after the sun goes down. Simply open your windows and a cool breeze will soon fill your unit.
Yosemite Four Seasons?
It is hard to convince the traveler who has not been to Yosemite the
value of location! Others advertise that they are near the
park or three miles from the park gates. We are located inside
16 miles (30 minutes) north of the South
entrance of the Park,
10 miles (30 minutes) from the Valley floor,
6 miles (15 minutes) away from Badger Pass Ski Area,
16 miles (35 minutes) from Glacier Point,
16 miles (30 minutes) from the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees.
Please look at your map and you will see that Yosemite West is the best
location in the park.
Glacier Point is only a 30 minute drive
through cool, scenic, lush, high-country forest!