Our rental agreement, policies, and guidelines have been developed over time to describe best practices, clarify our core principles, and to resolve conflicts and mis-understandings before they start, and otherwise further our goal of offering a home away from home as an alternative to an impersonal hotel room.
Please let us know if you have any questions. We would be happy to discussed any of our policies with you. Additionally we are interested in how we can do things better. If you have any suggestions or recommendations that would improve your experience and enjoyment of our lodge, please let us know. It is our goal to listen and base our future guidelines and polices on both the needs of our guests and the ability to continue to offer some of the best Yosemite lodging available.
Owner contact phone number: 1-619-948-8560
By reserving a room either by phone or with our on-line reservation system, you are agreeing to our terms and policies as a renter.
The manager’s apartment is around the back of the lodge on the upper deck. Just follow the signs. The manager’s hours are 10 am-5 pm.
In order to book the Peregrine Lodge the guest making the reservation must be at least 25 years old.
Unless a prior written agreement was made, the maximum guest occupancy in the lodge is 8. Unless a prior written agreement was made, the maximum guest occupancy in the lodge is 8. Absolutely no large parties above the agreed guest size allowed. Guest limit includes both day visitors as well as guests who are staying the night.
NO STACKING/NO GUEST VISITS:
Due to the tendency for guests to rent more then one home in Yosemite West we must insist that only 8 people occupy the home at a time. Visitors are allowed as long as the total guest, and visitor count is not over 8 people. Having more then the max guest limit in the lodge may be regarded as a violation of the rental agreement and may result in the termination of the rental with no refund.
There is only one designated smoking area in the lodge. You may smoke outdoors in the entry port. There is a safety receptacle for cigarette buts and cigars for your use. Do not throw your buts on the ground as they are litter, unattractive, and a hazard to the environment. They are also a fire hazard that we take very seriously.
DRUG USE AND MARIJUANA:
NO ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES ARE ALLOWED IN THE LODGE OR ON THE PROPERTY. WE WILL NOTIFY THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT IF I OR MY STAFF SEE ANY ILLEGAL DRUGS BEING USED ON THE PROPERTY
Cannabis is a legal drug in California, but if it is used in smoke form it like any other form of smoking such as cigarettes or tobacco pipes will not be allowed in the lodge or on any of the decks or property.
If marijuana is ingested in smoke form it must be used only in the carport smoking area. Due to the contact nature of smoke inhalation, when ingesting cannabis in smoke form, only adults 18 and older may be present.
Our community of Yosemite West is in Mariposa county where marijuana is legal, but you must get to us by entering a national park.
DEPOSITS AND REFUNDS:
If your booking date is more than 30 days from your check in date there will be two payments. To make a reservation on-line a minimum deposit via credit card is required at time of booking to confirm your rental. The remaining balance will be charged within 30 days of your arrival.
The damage protection deposit will be charged on your last payment 30 days prior to checking in so it is not carried on your card too long. All deposits will be returned to your card after check out.
Keep in mind marijuana is a federally controlled substance and may not be brought into the park. When it comes to laws, entering a National Park is like leaving the state you are in and entering another country.
Fines for marijuana citations in California’s national parks depend on district courts but often end up being $200 or so. Arrests are rare, unless the case involves large amounts of concentrated cannabis, probation violations or another crime, like gun possession or drunken driving.
In my experience watching the rangers interact with campers, it may even depend on if you are guilty of “contempt of ranger”, i.e., giving the ranger a hard time, being difficult, combative, and being a big mouth cry baby. Remember rangers are people just doing their jobs, treat them respectfully.
And a fact you should be aware of is that most marijuana citations in California’s parks are issued at Yosemite, which is the state’s most visited national park and has a history of more pot busts than any other national park in the United States.
4 PM Check-in: No early check ins. Our lodge is very large and on days where we have guests leaving and arriving, we have just enough time to present a clean and ordered lodge for your enjoyment.
When you arrive, please contact David, the manager, and you will be given a code for the door while you are our guests and a tour of the lodge so that you can get settled in and oriented. If David is not available there will be a letter on the door for you containing your entry code and instructions.
Late check ins:
Our check in time is between 4 and 7 pm. If you will be arriving late, please call and let us know when you might be arriving. Due to the narrow roads and possible slow traffic, it is sometimes difficult to tell exactly when you will arrive. We understand and are flexible. If you are arriving after dark, we will turn the lights on for you, and if you’ve made arraignments before hand with David, he will check you in after hours.
Check out time is at 10 A.M. It is appreciated if your check out is punctual so that we can prepare the lodge for our next guests.
Late check outs:
On days with no guests checking in an extra day's rent will be charged for any check out after 12 noon.
Late check outs on days with guests checking in:
QUIET HOURS 10 PM TO 8 AM:
This is a residential community. Some of our neighbors do not rent. Most appreciate our guests and their desire to experience one of the most unique places on earth while others do not. Either way, we strive to be good neighbors and to respect the peace and quiet that all of us come here to enjoy. If you are outside on the deck after 10pm please be aware that sound is amplified and carries along way in our thin mountain air.
No fires are allowed outside the designated fire places on the premises. No candles or flame lanterns. L.E.D. flame-less candles are provided.
Fireplaces are restricted during fire season. Cal Fire will let us know when fire season starts. It may be different
each year. Fire season starts around June 1st, depending on conditions.
You are responsible to read and know the contents of our Fireplace instruction sheet sent to you when you make a booking.
Never cook in fireplaces. Cooking food such as meats, vegitibles, marshmallows, s’mores, etc., cause unsanitary conditions, and is very hard to clean up. If our cleaning staff has to clean up food residue from the fireplaces your cleaning deposit will be deducted.
Do not start a fire on the day you check out. We will have to charge your deposit to extinguish hot fires and clean the fire places.
No pets are permitted in the lodge. Finding a pet in the lodge will result in cancellation of your reservation with no refund. For more on pets and local kenels click here to go to our Fast Facts page. Click Lodge information and instructions tab, then the Pet Policy icon.
Note: If any guest at the Peregrine Lodge is seen feeding or encouraging the bears your rental will be terminated, you will be asked to leave with no refund.
Thank you for your cooperation in following these guidelines your actions may help to save a bear from being put down.
A damage deposit of $1,500 is required for travelers. The deposit is NOT applied toward rent; however, it is fully 100% refundable after check out, provided the following provisions are met:
REFUNDABLE CLEANING/SECURITY DEPOSIT:
As this is a private home, we will assume responsibility for normal wear and tear such as a broken dish or glass. However the home should be left in a similar clean and orderly condition as when you arrived.
There is a check out list to be followed in order to receive a refund of the cleaning/security deposit. Any excessive cleaning which may be required may be deducted from a $300.00 refundable cleaning deposit. The deposit may also be used to cover the expense of wifi data.
Each guest has a 1 GB complimentary allowance of data per three days of stay. Any data usage over is charged $15.00 per GB. These charges may be deducted from the deposit as well.
Payments and bookings are taken through a number of different online venues such as HomeAway.com, vrbo.com, and Trip Advisor. Payments are subject to the requirements of the online booking service you use.
There is a $100.00 cancellation fee for canceling at anytime after the booking is made. This is to cover the cost that vrbo/homeaway charges us.
Rental deposit returns are as follow:
Changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made prior to thirty (60) days of the arrival date are acceptable. Early departures do not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.
NOTE: vrbo.com and homeaway.com offer insurance for canceled trips which will cover the loss of your rental. Please note that this is a service offered by vrbo.com and homeaway.com and not the Peregrine Lodge. If you book through us directly we do not offer this service.
VRBO/HOMEAWAY TRAVELERS TRIP INSURANCE:
We have had guests who were concerned about losing their deposit due to health reasons, work related issues or other obligations which may involve canceling the trip.
VRBO/HOMEAWAY offer Vacation Rental Protection for those with these kinds of concerns. It is insurance which protects your non-refundable payments if you need to cancel your trip due to a covered reason. You can learn more here http://www.vacationprotection.com/?aff=vpharenter&tab=Cancellation-Protection. This is a third party option that you can choose at the time of booking. There are no refunds for early departure or no shows.
If you do not show up for your reservation we will hold the property until the end of your booking date. There are no refunds for no shows.
Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit, and or rent money, and the party will not be permitted to check in.
PAYMENTS AND REFUNDS:
PAYMENTS WITH VRBO/HOMEAWAY
PAYMENT WITH OWNERS:
The maximum occupancy is limited to eight (8) persons. Rental rates are based upon a 6 person group. Each guest above 6 is an additional $45.00 per person, per night.
Children 2 and under are not charged.
Maximum occupancy is firmly enforced. No stacking from other rental homes. Please we want our home to be a place to relax and unwind. We put a lot of effort into providing higher quality furnishings and art, a home away from home for those who enjoy quality and comfort. It is not an event or reception hall.
If your group has more then one home in Yosemite West keep in mind that the maximum guest limit at the Peregrine Lodge is 8 including visitors as well as guests who are staying the night. There are no guest privileges or visitors allowed over the mac occupancy of 8.
Any exceptions to any rules or polices must be approved in writing in advance of your check in date.
NO DAILY MAID SERVICE:
While linens and bath towels are included in the cabin for use by the guests, daily maid service is not included. Towels and linens are not permitted to be taken from the cabin, so be sure to bring your own travel towels for your days at our beautiful lakes and rivers.
Please enjoy our outdoor decks and the views, but keep in mind that our decks are very high above the ground. For your safety do not lean over the deck railings, lean on the railings, or sit on them.
Our lodge participates in a trash co-op in Yosemite West. We have access to a bear proof dumpster located off of Henness Circle on Azalea Lane.
METHOD ONE: SELF CARRY
If you wish to carry/drive your trash to the dumpster yourself, the pad lock number is available in the guest book at the lodge.
Directions to dumpster:
To find the dumpster walk/drive around the Henness Circle to Azalea. The shortest route is for you to go towards Henness Ridge Drive, the hill you came up coming to the lodge. Turn onto Azalea and go to the end just where the pavement turns to dirt. The dumpster is located at the end of the street.
Always make sure the lock is replaced and re-locked.
Never leave any trash by dumpster.
METHOD TWO: USE BEAR SAVER CAN AT LODGE
There is a bear saver can located at the lower entry port of the lodge. Please follow the following guidelines in using the bear saver can. Bears may still be attracted to the smell and we want to keep the can and area as clean as possible.
Knowingly attracting bears to the lodge with food for views, and photo ops will be seen as a violation of the rental agreement, and your reservation will be terminated with no refund.
Trash, and food left outside the lodge may be construed as a violation of your rental agreement, and may lead to
a termination of your booking as well.
Thank you for your kind understanding, we love our bears and want to protect them.
NO LAUNDRY SERVICES
No laundry services are provided. Laundry services can be found in the Yosemite West Condos 1 block down the street and in the Yosemite Valley at the housekeeping camp.
FURNITURE AND HOUSEHOLD DECOR
Please do not remove furniture or household decor and place outside the home. We provide chairs and seating on the decks. If there is not enough outdoor seating for your group please ask the manager and you will be provided additional outdoor furniture. We have worked very hard to provide quality furniture and decor and appreciate your assistance in maintaining it’s beauty and functionality.
Due to the possibility of late season snow storms and fluctuating weather patterns in the mountains our deck furniture and BBQ is not put out until June 1st. It is put away each year on November 1st.
All three bedrooms have a DVD player and monitor mounted on the wall for your entertainment. There is no satellite TV reception in the bedrooms.
A TV and DVD player is available in the main living room with basic satellite TV, feel free to bring your favorite movies along.
WIFI - INTERNET USAGE
Please feel free to use our wifi. However, we ask that you go easy. We are limited to 10 GB per 30 day period. Activities such as streaming video or music, playing on-line games and uploading and downloading large files uses up our allocation of Internet very quickly.
If you wish to exceed the one gigabit limit that is ok. You will simply be charged for any usage above our requested self limitation. Currently our cost for wifi usage is as follows: 1 GB@ $15.00, 2 GB@ $25.00
3 GB@ $35.00.
Due to lightning strikes, snow conditions and other acts of God, electrical Internet and TV may be temporarily suspended during your stay. We do not provide refunds do to loss of these services.
You assume full responsibility for any damages that occur from the use and operation of the fire places in the lodge and you are responsible to have read and understand the guidelines and operating procedures . There are instructions at each of the fireplaces.
NO CLIMBING AND NO COOKING IN FIREPLACES
Never climb on the fire places. They are custom built by a local artisan and are considered a work of art.
Cooking food such as meats, marshmallows, s’mores, etc., cause unsanitary conditions, and is very hard to clean up. If our cleaning staff has to clean up food residue from the fireplaces your cleaning deposit will be deducted.
The lodge has 2 dish washers. Tap on/off switch to turn dishwasher on. Then select cycle. The (normal cycle) runs for over 2 hours. For most dish cleanings, use the ‘quick wash’ cycle. However, on departure, please use the long ‘normal cycle’ as this sanitizes the dishes for our next guests. After cycle is complete, tap the on/off switch to turn dishwasher off. Please do not wash cutlery in the dishwashers.
We wish to keep the pool table and other furniture in good condition for use by future guests.
Please do not sit, stand, lay, hang, or lean on the pool table. Leaning or hanging on the pool table may offset the table’s position and require a pool table technician to re-level the table.
Do not place food or drinks on the pool table.
Please supervise young children for proper and safe use of the pool table and pool sticks
Parking is limited to three (3) vehicles. Vehicles are to be parked in the designated parking area only. Please do not park in the entry port as it is used for loading and unloading only. It is not a parking space, and it is not a drive through.
We have guest parking for 3 vehicles in our driveway. If you are traveling with an recreational vehicle Please let us know. We can park an RV on the street in front of the lodge depending on its length. Please do not park your RV in the driveway. You must notify us before you arrive with an RV in order for us to make sure it will fit.
We cannot accomodate RV parking during periods of snow. Parking on the street during snow removal is prohibited.
Per County regulations, parking on the road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing and applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. We are lucky to own an easement which allows us to have some parking on the road. Please speak with the manager before parking to ensure you are in the right place.
OIL AND OTHER VEHICLE LEAKS
You will be asked to remove your vehicle from the property if it leaks fluids such as oil, transmission fluid or radiator fluid. Your cleaning deposit will also be charged to clean up the spills.
Parking on the street in front of the lodge is not an options for vehicles that leak fluids.
We have an arborist come to the lodge twice a year and remove dead limbs, trim the trees and remove any possible threats they see in their professional opinion. Even so our lodge is surrounded by trees. From time to time limbs fall, large pine cones drop and acts of nature god occur. We cannot be responsible for such events. By visiting our lodge which is located in the back country in the middle of the forest there are inherit dangers and you assume full responsibility for any acts of god.
Please do not park your car in the covered entry port. That is for loading only. We need the area open for emergencies and to move equipment such as snow removal gear and firefighting gear. Park your vehicle in the driveway.
During fire season, normally between May 1 and Nov 1, the CDF fire chief has requested our guests to park all vehicles facing out toward the street in case of wild fire. This allows you to pack and leave faster.
Do not feed the wildlife or leave food outside unattended. Do not leave trash and garbage outside in the open or by the trash containers. This is bear habitat. We gladly will take your trash to the bear proof container located down the road. Just let the manager know when you have a full bag.
Please do not leave the doors to the lodge open unattended for long periods of time. You might find that you have unknowingly invited in a furry guest of just about any size and temperament.
If you are seen feeding bears your reservation will be immediately terminated and you will be asked to leave. Please review our be-bear-aware document.
Is is very dark in Yosemite West. There are no street lights here. This is by design and collaboration in our community to foster dark viewing skies at night. We have one of the darkest skies in the country. Star gazing, scoping, meteor hunting, constellation finding and milky way viewing is among the best anywhere on earth.
It is recommended that you bring flashlights so you can walk safely at night. Please use the lodge’s external lights when needed for safety but please turn off the outdoor lights when you are inside and when you turn in for the night.
STORM POLICY/ROAD CONDITIONS
No refunds will be given for storms. Mountain roads can be curvy, steep, and /or icy. Roads are maintained, however, snow chains are required and/or four-wheel drive during the snow months. During the winter season, snow chains are required to be carried in the vehicle whether it is snowing or not.
We do everything in our power to avoid hardships which may result from loss of power. Lightning strikes, snow conditions, area power outages planned or otherwise, and other acts of God, may cause electrical power to be temporarily suspended during your stay. Refunds will not be given for events such as this.
If the house generator come on during your stay please only use necessary electrical devices so that the Generator will not overload. Turning off any unused appliances and lights really helps.
ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES
The cabin is privately-owned; the homeowners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries, or illnesses that occur while on the premises or its facilities. The homeowner is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or the valuables of the tenants. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all tenants are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from the use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premises.
There is a house phone that can call anywhere inside the park. You can place an emergency 911 call from the house phone. Verizon is the only reliable cell phone service in the park. For area codes outside the park there is a calling card provided which may be used for emergencies.
Yosemite Peregrine Lodging is located inside the gates of Yosemite National Park in the Yosemite West development. You have to enter Yosemite to get to Yosemite West. Don't let other hotel operators fool you. Ask for a physical address and check them out on a map before you make your reservation. Some accommodations claim to be minutes from Yosemite and are actually outside the park gates and an hour or more from valley.
Proprietors: David Maynard & Vonnie Coombs
7509 Henness Circle, Yosemite CA, 95389
Yosemite Peregrine Lodging is located inside the gates of Yosemite National Park in the Yosemite West development. You have to enter Yosemite to get to Yosemite West. Don't let other hotel operators fool you. Ask for a physical address and check them out on a map before you make your reservation. Some accommodations claim to be minutes from Yosemite and are actually an hour or more.