Real Estate Group

SilverTip Resort

Yosemite, California

SilverTip Resort is a fully entitled luxury hotel project located just two miles south of Yosemite National Park. The hotel program includes a 137 room main hotel building, 30 multi-key cabins, conference facilities, and a mixed-use commercial retail / apartment building. The project incorporates a number of advanced green technologies including a state of the art tertiary wastewater treatment plant.

The project includes 44.5 acres of pristine land, including forest, meadows, and a blue line creek. The project has direct access and visibility from Highway 41, which leads directly to Yosemite National Park. PacificUS obtained an EIR, zone change, conditional use permit, planned use permit, and both general and specific plan amendments.

PacificUS secured discretionary development permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Nationwide Permit), California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Streambed Alteration Agreement), California Regional Water Quality and Control Board (Clean Water Act Certification and Waste Discharge Requirements), Caltrans (encroachment permit), and Cal Fire (Timberland Conversion Permit and Timber Harvest Plan).

The project sits in the Town of Fish Camp just two miles from the Southern entrance to Yosemite National Park. The property has frontage along Highway 41, the major arterial from Fresno to Yosemite.

The property is approximately 200 miles west of San Francisco, 300 miles north of Los Angeles, and 60 miles north of Fresno Yosemite International Airport. Major highways provide year round automobile access.

The 44.5 acre site is surrounded by National Forest and single family vacation homes. Tenaya Lodge is a quarter mile the south along Highway 41.


Yosemite National Park Visitors 2007-2016

Graph of visitors to Yosemite National Park for years 2007-2016.

Yosemite National Park Posts Record Number of Visitors - The Fresno Bee, March 10, 2017

Yosemite National Park 2016 visitation hits new record with 21% increase in year over year visitors.

Tourism Continues to Increase in Difficult Times - Mariposa Gazette, December 29, 2011

Tourism in Mariposa continues to rise with 2011 TOT up 4% over the previous year.

Near the Madding Crowds - Time Magazine, April 25, 2011

National Park Officials expect 2011 to be Yosemite's busiest year ever. Attendance is expected to reach 4.2 million visitors, up 10% over last year.

Park Visitation Tops 4 Million - Mariposa Gazette, February 3, 2011

Yosemite National Park continues to drive tourism to Mariposa County with visitation and TOT increasing for the year ended 2010. Bucking the national trend, Mariposa's hospitality demand has grown over the past two years, and local officials are optimistic about future growth.

TOT Breaks All Records - Mariposa Gazette, August 12, 2010

While many hotels and resorts are struggling with a drop in tourism, just the opposite is occurring in the Yosemite Valley. Mariposa County Transient Occupancy Tax reached record highs in the 2009 2010 fiscal year (up 4.6%), and this trend follows closely with visitation to Yosemite, which has increased steadily since 2005 and also reached record highs in 2009. County officials credit direct investment in tourism.

Yosemite National Park's Historic Ahwahnee Hotel Seeking $137 Million to Overhaul the Hotel as Part of President Barack Obama's Stimulus Program - San Jose Mercury News, March 5, 2009

The famous Ahwahnee hotel is in need of an earthquake retrofit and interior and exterior renovations. Yosemite officials are looking into obtaining federal dollars to complete the multi-million dollar construction. The renovations may take years and would likely require closure of all or at least some of the hotel's rooms.

Rockfall Threat Closes Yosemite Cabins a Third of the Structures at Curry Village are Eliminated - San Jose Mercury News, November 22, 2008

Rockfalls within Yosemite National Park have forced the permanent closure of overnight guest accomodations at Curry Village. Floods, rockfalls, and planning decisions have reduced guest accomodations inside the park by 35% over the past 15 years.