The Redwoods In Yosemite

Yosemite Valley is 40 minutes away!
Our international students are the best!
For the hiking adventurer, there is always an award at the top!
Your deck with a meadow view.
Employee Housing
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Work and Play in Yosemite National Park

The Redwoods in Yosemite operates over 120 vacation home rentals inside Yosemite National Park, located in the town of Wawona. The homes are individually owned and range in size from studios to 6 bedrooms. Up to 50 staff are employed by Wawona Property Management, d.b.a. The Redwoods in Yosemite. The Redwoods is owned by 73 shareholders and homeowners.

Thriving and intimate, Wawona is a hidden gem. Though less famous than Yosemite Valley, Wawona boasts its own nearby travel-worthy destinations and is the closest community to the Mariposa Grove.

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About The Redwoods In Yosemite

Do you see yourself here?

Our organization operates over 120 vacation home rentals located inside of Yosemite National Park in the town of Wawona. The homes are individually owned and range in size from studios to 6 bedrooms. Up to 50 staff are employed by Wawona Property Management, d.b.a. The Redwoods in Yosemite. The Redwoods is owned by 73 shareholders and most are homeowners. 

Got history, magic, and the best backyard ever!

Over generations, countless visitors have driven down a meandering Chilnualna Falls Road for the first time in search of an answer to that question. To those that made that journey, we all were that person at one point in our lives, and the uniqueness of that initial memory, and those that ensued is as unique as the Redwoods. It is a constant appreciation of that dichotomy of commonality and difference that makes the Redwoods so special. Whether you can no longer count the number of visits that you’ve made to the Redwoods or you just discovered it, it should come as no surprise that places like the Redwoods are rare. In many ways, its timeless continuance is an improbable outcome for a small establishment nestled within one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Were it not for decades of enduring care from its early founders and every generation that followed, the fate of the Redwoods might read quite differently. Acknowledging all the individual contributions that helped deliver the Redwoods to where it is today would be a daunting task, to say the least. Then again, that debt of gratitude may already be paid in full. For anyone that has spent time at the Redwoods has already received something meaningful in return, memories. To the individual for which these memories belong, they are likely priceless. Generously, several individuals have shared herein some of their thoughts on the Redwoods for all of us to enjoy. Perhaps that will compel you to share your memories as well. It’s not difficult, you just have to ask yourself, what does the Redwoods mean to you?

By Jon Finney- WPMI Board of Directors President 2012-2016

We Care!

The Redwoods In Yosemite is active in our community. In fact, our Company Mission Statement includes “We will be a leading, respected and supportive member of the Wawona/Yosemite community” as part of our framework! Our team members contribute as volunteers for Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Facelift, Adopt a Highway, and fundraisers such as the annual community park fundraiser, Wawona Charter School fundraiser, and local fire department support events. We are active members of our gateway Chamber of Commerce, Yosemite Gateway Community Partners, High Sierra Visitor’s Council, and Yosemite Gateway Tourism Bureaus. We sponsor and give our support to Valley Children’s Hospital, Sierra Art Trails, our local Boys and Girls Clubs, and various community outreach events.

Our mission statement: 

Each of us at The Redwoods In Yosemite will strive to meet the following commitments by making a personal pledge to be guided by the highest standards of respect and integrity in the performance of our jobs.

Our primary commitment is to our GUESTS.  We will strive to provide outstanding hospitality through exceptional accommodations and service.  Each guest will enjoy a safe and memorable stay in Wawona and leave with a deeper appreciation for Yosemite.

Our secondary commitment is equal to our STAFFHOMEOWNERSCOMMUNITY and SHAREHOLDERS

…to our STAFF.  We will work in harmony as a team with effective communication, appreciative of the role each individual plays in our success.  We will strive for a safe work environment that is challenging, encourages growth and advancement, and is rewarding.

…to our HOMEOWNERS.  We will be a good steward for the homeowners, who will be proud that they have placed their unique homes in our care.  They will enjoy a fair return for their property investment through rental revenue.

…to our COMMUNITY.  We will be a leading, respected, and supportive member of the Wawona/Yosemite community.

…to our SHAREHOLDERS.  We believe in maintaining a strong financial position in order to prosper and grow and provide a fair return to our shareholders.

The Employee Experience

The experience of a lifetime!

How many people can say that they’ve had the opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful places on earth? Yosemite is one of the 7 natural wonders of North America!

The Redwoods has seasonal and year-round career opportunities in housekeeping, maintenance, front desk, reservations, and administration, and offers a competitive wage and benefit package. We are an equal opportunity employer. We now offer:

  • Good work environment.
  • Health insurance.
  • Competitive hourly pay.
  • Dental, vision, and life insurance plans.
  • Paid time off.
  • Profit sharing plan with annual employee payouts.
  • 401K with company match.
  • Incentive programs.
  • Shuttle from and to Oakhurst (40-minute commute)
  • Potential career advancement.

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for dependability, a positive attitude, team spirit and communication skills. 

Room and Board

We give our employees two options if they desire housing. You can share a room with one and sometimes two coworkers. We don’t charge rent if a room is shared. We also have a limited number of rooms for employees who would like to have their own. The rent for these rooms is $300 per month.

Kitchens and bathrooms are shared.

Our employee accommodations are only a ten-minute walk from our office.

Employees buy their own groceries and may use the kitchens in their cabin.

Employee Perks

  • Good work environment.
  • Health insurance.
  • Competitive hourly pay.
  • Housing opportunity for qualified candidates. (Employees only)
  • Dental, vision, and life insurance plans.
  • Paid time off.
  • Profit sharing plan with annual employee payouts.
  • 401K with company match.
  • Incentive programs.
  • Shuttle from and to Oakhurst (40-minute commute)
  • Potential career advancement.

Getting Here and Getting Around

We can arrange for an initial pick up at the Fresno airport, Greyhound or train station for employees without transportation. 

We suggest employees have their own transportation in Yosemite since public transportation is unreliable and seasonal. Though Wawona has two small grocery stores, the nearest supermarket is about a forty-minute drive away.

In the past, some of our employees without transportation made arrangements with coworkers with cars.

For Fun

Yosemite is all about the Great Outdoors. If you love nature, you will love Yosemite. Please visit our website at redwoodsinyosemite.com to find out more about all the activities that Yosemite has to offer.

How to Apply

If you would like to explore the possibility of joining The Redwoods as a team member in Wawona, Yosemite National Park, please complete the enclosed application and send it to HR@RedwoodsInYosemite.com.   We’ll keep your application on file for a minimum of 6 months and will contact you if a position opens that fits your experience and qualifications.


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