The Kaweah Cottage and Shangrila Nature Preserve are most appreciated by visitors who want an exceptionally clean and comfortable home with very close access to the River and who enjoy truly getting away from it all. Surrounded by thousands of acres of oak woodlands, horse pastures and ancient river pools, this historic homestead offers a place of sanctuary, healing and celebration for the more adventurous lovers of Nature.
It is best suited for independent travelers who take pleasure in preparing their own meals in a gourmet kitchen; who prefer being away from the nearby town with it’s busy highways and tourist crowds; who love vacationing in a wilderness area while nestled in a luxurious, healthy, green-built home that they have all to themselves.
Whether you are a writer or an artist wanting to nurture your creativity, a couple seeking precious time together, or a family with children* looking to explore Nature and discover nearby Sequoia National Park -- Kaweah Cottage is an ideal place.
We’re located at the end of an unpaved country road on the upper South Fork of the Kaweah River -- far away from cities, suburbia, and the usual routines -- fifteen minutes from the town of Three Rivers and thirty minutes from the main entrance to Sequoia National Park. This is a memorable destination where one can really get away, slow down, and sink into the peace and beauty.
Although the Cottage is equipped with the essential technologies that many of us need to stay connected -- satellite wi-fi, cordless phone, dvd player, an audiophile sound system -- we encourage our guests to spend most of their time unplugged, listening to the sounds from the adjacent Creek, the symphony of wildlife, and the down canyon breezes wafting through the oaks. Being here will change the way you feel.
Here are a few of the favorite features and activities:
Summertime relaxing along the spectacular and secluded river and creek; exploring around the 62 acre Shangrila Nature Preserve; year-round birdwatching; full day excursions up to the Sequoias; the impeccably clean home with fine bedding, sheets, and towels; the fully equipped gourmet kitchen; amazingly comfortable bathtub and spacious shower; an 88 key roland digital piano; breathtaking night skies; watching horses graze from the bedroom view deck; exceptional privacy -- turn the music up as loud as you want... whenever you want; a clean, comfortable, natural place that becomes your home away from home.
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'Kaweah' pronounced 'caw-wee-uh' from the Wukchumni language meaning 'Cry of the Raven'.
*Please keep in mind that although children are welcome at the Kaweah Cottage, it is not a child proof home. There are antiques, oriental rugs, artworks, lamps, a piano, crafts, fragile furnishings and kitchenwares in the Cottage. Please consider whether the Cottage is appropriate for your entire family.
We are in a wilderness area and near running water. The River is wild and has currents and unknown objects beneath the surface. The flow and profile of the River changes throughout the year. We consider it hazardous for non-swimmers and beginning swimmers. Although there are some areas with calmer pools, it can still be quite stressful to supervise young children when near the River. The simple act of getting in and out of the River can be challenging due to uneven and very slippery surfaces. Children who are not yet able to swim or are beginners must be very carefully supervised by an adult swimmer at all times whenever they are near the River or the Creek.
**The swimming holes here have water in them year-round but due to the drought the levels are low and the flow is very gentle... more like a stream than a River. Please ask us about the current or predicted levels for the time of your stay and we will do our best to give you an accurate forecast. We can also recommend some great swimming holes in Sequoia National Park.
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I loved this place. My wife loved this place.
It was a beautiful house. Very peaceful and relaxing. The attention to even the smallest details were not overlooked.
But there is nothing that beats waking up in the morning and walking outside. This is a spectacular place! The natural beauty is unsurpassed.
I particularly enjoyed walking across the fields, passing the horses on the way and finding my way to the river. The river is magical. It is filled with enormous boulders that Native Americans had over the centuries used to grind grain and created smooth grinding holes in these huge stone boulders. You not only notice these archaeological relics from centuries past, but you can feel the spirit.... This place is a must visit. I have traveled the world, yet this place has a very special vibe that speaks to ones spirit.
I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough. It is a must for anyone seeking a peaceful yet majestic get away.
· · April 23, 2010 at 9:22pm
Kathleen & James reside in the Old Homestead, near the Kaweah Cottage. Also living on the land are Dalila the German Boxer; Lucky the Norwegian Forest Cat; Stymie the Mustang & Kachina - two grazing horses; and innumerable Wild Animals.
We have been visiting the area all of our lives and purchased the Old Homestead in 1987. We built the Kaweah Cottage in 2006 as a second home on our secluded 62 acre private Nature Preserve. It is designed for a lifetime of comfort and pleasure and as a sanctuary for family, friends and travelers.
Secluded swimming holes, smooth rocks, natural waterslides (seasonal), relaxation and fun. Stay here all day or visit the Big Trees and return home at the end of the day for a refreshing swim in the River or relaxation on the view deck overlooking the Creek and pastures.
In addition to being green-built the Kaweah Cottage is exceptionally comfortable. Although it is surrounded by wilderness it has all of the amenities that a discerning person would want. The Cottage is complemented by a fully equipped gourmet chef's kitchen, an elegant bathroom, and five star bedding and sheets. The surrounding property is bordered by 1800 feet of beautiful river frontage. Horse pastures, a seasonal creek and blue oak woodlands are just outside your bedroom doors. We invite you to make yourself at home. Be in Nature, Live in Comfort.
Excellent year-round birding; winter snow shoeing amongst the Big Trees;
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest|
|One-Time Cleaning Fee||125|
|Property Damage Protection||49|
|Notes||3 night minimum during Summer and Holidays
4:00 PM Check In, 11:00 AM Check Out
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