Dear Redwoods Guests and Yosemite Travelers,

As of December 7th 2020 , The Redwoods In Yosemite Vacation Home Rentals are forced to close for the third time this year.
This closure will last at least three weeks. We are currently in the process of contacting guests and canceling reservations through Christmas.
Though we are not allowed to accommodate guests, we still have employees on property to take phone calls, make reservations, work on deep cleans of our cabins and preventative maintenance too.
Please read the following park and Mariposa county related information.
This is the news release message from Yosemite National Park:
In support of the California Regional Stay-at- Home order in the San Joaquin Valley region, beginning at noon on Monday, December 7, 2020, Yosemite National Park is open 8 am to 5 pm for day-use activities only. Lodging and campgrounds are currently closed. Some services and facilities are limited, and shuttles are not operating. Consistent with the state’s regional stay at home order, day use limits will be in place until local conditions change. Please refer to California’s regional Stay-at-Home order (https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/) for the current timeline of these restrictions.
Yosemite National Park will be closed daily to all visitors from 5 pm to 8 am and park gates will be locked overnight.
All in-park overnight lodging will be closed for incoming arrivals beginning on Monday, December 7, 2020 and will remain closed until further notice. All overnight camping within Yosemite National Park will be prohibited beginning on Monday, December 7, 2020 until further notice. This includes all park campgrounds, wilderness camping, and overnight use along climbing routes. Overnight backpacking trips into Yosemite’s wilderness will also be prohibited.
All visitors planning trips to Yosemite are asked to be our partner in recreating responsibly. Yosemite National Park conducts thousands of search and rescue missions each year, many of which could be avoided with visitors planning and making responsible decisions. During the ongoing health crisis, it’s critical that we make wise choices to keep our park rangers and volunteers who serve as emergency responders out of harm’s way.
Please follow these #RecreateResponsibly tips:
-Adopt social distancing practices and stay at least 6 feet from people
outside your household unit
-Wear a face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained.
-Stay on the trail, for your safety and the safety of others
-Stay within your limits. Yosemite is a great place to find outdoor adventure, but please don’t push yourself beyond your physical limits.
Visit https://go.nps.gov/covid for more information.
Here is information from Mariposa County about the Regional Stay Home Order:
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Your Travel Plans at The Redwoods 

We continue our commitment to provide all Redwoods guests with flexible booking options. Given these unique circumstances we are making additional adjustments to our individual booking policies:

  • New and Existing Reservations. All reservations affected by the international travel restrictions scheduled for arrival can be changed or cancelled at no charge. All reservations scheduled are subject to our company rental policy.
  • Flexible Cancellations. We offer to our guests a 48 hour period after booking, in which time each guest can cancel their reservation without fees or penalty.
  • As of December 1st 2020, you will have up to 14 days before your arrival date to cancel your reservation with a $75.00 processing fee.

If you need to adjust any reservations please contact the The Redwoods Reservations team at 888-225-6666. If you need to adjust reservations made through another travel site (ex. Airbnb, VRBO/Homeaway, Booking.com, Expedia, etc.) please contact them for assistance.

 

What to expect when entering Yosemite National Park?

  •  Yosemite National Park is OPEN for DAY USE ONLY (closed for overnight lodging) with limitations.
  • Yosemite Valley Shuttle will not be operating this year.  YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System) will be running with new schedule.
  • Mariposa Grove shuttle will not be operating.  The Grove will be open to walk-in (or bicycle) traffic only (2 mile walk from the parking area).  Visitors with ADA placards will be allowed to drive into the Grove’s entrance parking area.
  • Tioga Pass Road and The Glacier Point Road are closed for the season.
  • Popular iconic sites like Tunnel View may have vehicle/people limitations and other precautions such as one way signs.
  • Wawona Hotel and Golf Course are closed until 2021.
  • To read the latest Yosemite National Park news and frequently asked questions about park concessions please visit nps.gove/yose

 

Covid-19 WARNING!

Though The Redwoods In Yosemite has taken enhanced health and safety measures for our guests and employees an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists when staying in any vacation rental.

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By staying in one of our cabins you and all members of your party voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19

Please follow these important CDC guidelines:

How to Protect Yourself  & Others

Know how it spreads:

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
    • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
    • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

Everyone Should:

Wash your hands often!

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home. If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people outside of your home.
    • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
    • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
    • Do not gather in groups.
    • Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.
    • Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
    • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Do NOT use a face covering meant for a healthcare worker.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.

Monitor Your Health

  • Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
    • Especially important if you are running essential errands, going into the office or workplace, and in settings where it may be difficult to keep a physical distance of 6 feet.
  • Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
    • Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
  • Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

Let’s keep each other healthy and safe!

We will continue to update this page and our social media throughout these “new normal” times and as the situation develops. We believe that Yosemite National Park provides must continue to provide a safer way for visitors to enjoy the park and therefore we reserve our rights to amend our policies as required by the local park and county authorities, in order to ensure visitor & staff safety and coronavirus exposure risk minimization.

Don’t forget to reach out to us at 888-225-6666 or [email protected] if you have questions. We hope you and your family are safe and well! We will see you very soon!

Best regards,

Christian Mueller,  General Manager

 

Updated: 12.06.2020