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KAWEAH COTTAGE *WINTER IN THE SIERRAS, EXQUISITE HOME, 62 ACRES, SECLUDED RIVER

Kathleen & James

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Kathleen & James

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 25, 2015
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KAWEAH COTTAGE *WINTER IN THE SIERRAS, EXQUISITE HOME, 62 ACRES, SECLUDED RIVER

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Three Rivers Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Queens, Futons, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-4)

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 secluded 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, LED video/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.

*The Sequoias are currently dusted in light snow -- a truly awesome sight to behold. Chains and appropriate attire are required for trips up to the Big Trees.

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; an impeccably clean home with fine bedding, sheets, and towels; a 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.

Please review our VRBO slideshow. ALL photos were taken here on the property at different times of the year. If you want to see a whole lot more photos and read additional reviews and comments please check out our facebook and web pages. See the links below.

**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.

FAQs

1. How far are you from the Park?

A lot of people will say they are 'only' 5 minutes or 20 minutes from the Park. What they usually do not tell you is that once you arrive at the Park entrance it is still another forty to sixty minutes drive to the Big Trees and several of the other great attractions. There are also wonderful things to see in the lower part of the Park but most people are wowwed out by the Big Trees and adjoining highlights. The Kaweah Cottage is twenty five minutes from the Park entrance.

2. How close are you to the River?

The entire 62 acre property is located along the South Fork of the Kaweah River. It is a three minute hike from the Cottage to the Big Smooth Rock. It is a beautiful spot year round, regardless of the water flows.

3. How is the swimming and the waterslides?

It totally depends on the time of the year, the weather, and the high country snowpack. 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.

Currently: due to the drought the river levels are low and the flow is very gentle... more like a stream than a River.

4. Where can we shop for food, dine out?

There are a few decent places to dine in the nearby town of Three Rivers. There is a small market for foods/beverages. We recommend you plan ahead and make use of the Kaweah Cottage kitchen.

5. Kaweah?

'Kaweah' pronounced 'caw-wee-uh' from the Wukchumni language meaning 'Cry of the Raven'.

Keywords: Sequoia National Park, Shangrila Nature Preserve, Three Rivers, Kaweah River, Mountains, Big Trees, Green Built, Bird-Watching, Secluded, Peaceful, Wild, Enjoyable, Comfortable, Enchanted

More Details
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathleen & James (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 25, 2015

About Kathleen & James

Kathleen & James reside in the Old Homestead, near the Kaweah Cottage. Also living on the land are 'Dalila' the friendly German Boxer; 'Lucky' the elusive Norwegian Forest Cat; 'Boddhi' the adventurous Orange Cat; 'Kachina' a grazing Quarter Horse; and innumerable Wild Animals.

Kathleen & James purchased this cottage in 1987

Why Kathleen & James chose Three Rivers

Kathleen’s family settled in the region in the 1870’s and she has been spending Summers on the South Fork since her early youth. James has been hiking in Sequoia National Park since the 1970’s and has a lifelong passion for the Sierras.

When it came time to relocate from Los Angeles to dwell and raise our daughter, the only place on Earth that we considered was along the Upper South Fork of the Kaweah River. We purchased the historic Old Homestead in 1987 and 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.

What makes this cottage unique

Off the beaten track: the big smooth rock, secluded swimming holes, natural waterslides (seasonal), private 62 acre Nature Preserve, seasonal Creek. Unparalleled seclusion and wildness.

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 and kept immaculately clean. 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 high quality 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

David G.

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
Apr 2010
  • 1 of 4
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Kaweah Cottage *Winter in the Sierras, Exquisite Home, 62 Acres, Secluded River
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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Kaweah Cottage *Winter in the Sierras, Exquisite Home, 62 Acres, Secluded River
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Three Rivers Gold Country / High Sierra
Los Angeles, CA
5

What a place!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I had to make a last second change of plans after the New Years holiday and we could not have gotten any luckier that we ended up at the Kaweah Cottage. What a spectacular place. The house is immaculately clean and beautifully decorated. The views from the deck are amazing. It also feels like you're in your own world at the end of a beautiful valley. Kathleen & James were wonderful hosts. James took our entire family (7 and 5 year old boys and a 11 month old girl) on an hour or so hike soon after we arrived to show us the beautiful (and immense!) property. It was a great way to start the trip. We also bonded with Delilah who accompanied us on a later hike we did on our own (in fact, we ended up buying a boxer Christmas ornament from Reimer's on our last day in her honor!). We cannot wait to come back in the summer so we can jump in the river!!
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Kaweah Cottage *Winter in the Sierras, Exquisite Home, 62 Acres, Secluded River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p115488vb
+1 -559-370-4073 (24 Hour Voice Mail)
Three Rivers Gold Country / High Sierra
Jackson, NJ
5

Amazing trip

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful location. The cottage was very comfortable and you felt at home. Very clean. Quiet and relaxing. Would definitely go back again. Owners were very welcoming and helpful.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Kaweah Cottage *Winter in the Sierras, Exquisite Home, 62 Acres, Secluded River
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+1 -559-370-4073 (24 Hour Voice Mail)
Three Rivers Gold Country / High Sierra
Carlsbad, CA
5

Fabulous getaway near the Sequoias

  • 5 of 5
We had a blissful week at Kaweah Cottage. Despite a huge drought and very hot weather the cottage was exceptionally comfortable and had air conditioning for those lazy, hot afternoons when we weren't off exploring the Sequoias. In any case the fabulous river front location meant an immediate means of cooling off, even with the river at record low levels. We all had a really fun time sliding down the natural slides into the cool bathing pools. Kathleen and James (and Delilah the dog!) made us feel like part of the family. What LOVELY people!! They fell over themselves to show us around and make sure we felt completely at home. Our son even had a lesson in hunting frogs! I would agree with another reviewer that the photos don't do the place justice and that the cottage is exceptionally well-equipped; beautifully furnished with some lovely quirky art work and the beds and pillows were possibly the comfiest I have ever slept on! I can't recommend this place highly enough for those wishing to retreat completely from the world for a while!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Kaweah Cottage *Winter in the Sierras, Exquisite Home, 62 Acres, Secluded River
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Three Rivers Gold Country / High Sierra
Long Island, NY
5

An Idyllic Escape in the Foothills of the Sierra Nevadas

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I, along with our two young children (both under 5), spent half a week at Kaweah Cottage this summer. It was not only the perfect location given our plans to hike Sequoia National Park but also a welcome respite from each days' adventures.

Kathleen and James are gracious hosts. Kathleen offered vegetables directly from her garden for our use, and we spent a long morning hiking their property with James. Our sons were delighted by sliding down the rock slopes through the cool river water (James was quite attentive to the boys, offering advice as needed, demonstrating how to slide safely, and sharing information about native flora and fauna and the history of the area). They also fell immediately and hopelessly in love with their sweet boxer, Delila, and enjoyed watching the horses graze.

We chatted with James for a long time, then simply sat on the rocks and soaked in the natural beauty surrounding us. Even the children quietly absorbed the atmosphere, sitting and tossing pebbles into a small pool of water to watch the ripples flow away. It was quite bucolic.

The cottage itself proffers lovely views of the hills and valley from its smartly positioned deck (a retractable screen keeps the hot afternoon sun at bay). The amenities were precisely what we needed; we wanted an outdoorsy experience without having to pitch a tent or fend off insects and critters. The beds were supremely comfortable, the gourmet kitchen enabled quick but delicious and hearty meals, the washer and dryer kept us from having to pack too many clothes, and the shower and bath were most welcome after miles of hiking--especially since we took turns carrying the little ones.

The cottage is just 15 minutes outside Three Rivers, which was perfect for us. We had no trouble finding it, even though we arrived for the first time in the dark. It seems perfectly poised between "near town" and "out of reach."

I had spent some time looking at hotels and motels within 25 miles of Sequoia National Park and rejected them all as too common/too pedestrian or too sketchy (more than a few motel reviews mentioned bed bugs, dirty water in the faucets, and the like). Then I came across Kaweah Cottage and knew I had to book it. I trusted James and Kathleen instinctively based on my email communications with them and highly recommend this little piece of paradise to all who seek quiet, clean, and environmentally responsible accommodations in the Three Rivers area.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Kaweah Cottage *Winter in the Sierras, Exquisite Home, 62 Acres, Secluded River
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Three Rivers Gold Country / High Sierra
Ojai CA
5

Sierra gem

  • 5 of 5
Some excellent driving directions led to a treasure at the end of the road. Kathleen and James found an incredible place to call home and their love of Three Rivers is contagious. The cottage is lovely, the property serene, and the river slides are crazy fun. Total treat, loved it :)
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Kaweah Cottage *Winter in the Sierras, Exquisite Home, 62 Acres, Secluded River
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Three Rivers Gold Country / High Sierra
Silver Lake, NH
5

Wonderful retreat off the beaten path. Everything we needed for a fabulous weekend.

  • 5 of 5
The photos do not do this place justice. The cottage itself was super clean and very-well equipped, with high-quality furniture, appliances, etc. The wraparound porch was awesome, with a serene view of the Sierra foothills, looking out on a small horse pasture, and beyond that a riparian corridor teeming with birds. Speaking of birds, it was a birders' paradise, with plentiful species, including tanagers, orioles, woodpeckers, flycatchers, hummingbirds, wrens, and hawks, to name a few --- all viewable from the back porch.

Inside, there was a really nice stereo system, and a great selection of CDs, as well as an auxiliary cable for your favorite mp3 player. The kitchen was especially nice with a gas range, large refrigerator, and all the pots/pans/utensils you might need.

The owner, James, was exceptionally accommodating and friendly, yet also respected our privacy. While giving us a tour of the property, he shared his knowledge of the sierras and his homestead, and even demonstrated how to slide down the natural waterslides in the mountain creek, which was exhilarating and refreshing on a hot afternoon.

We will definitely return to Kaweah Cottage, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful retreat in the Sierra foothills.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Kaweah Whitewater Adventures
Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Fresno, CA
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Three Rivers
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Three Rivers
Nearest Train
54 Miles
Amtrak, Hanford, CA
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
California Highway 198
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Three Rivers
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Cross Country and Snow Shoeing in Sequoia
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Big Rock & Creek Beach, Shangrila Nature Preserve
Car: necessary

Excellent year-round birding; winter snow shoeing amongst the Big Trees;

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Three Rivers Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$295
$1,770
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
One-Time Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes 3 night minimum during Summer and Holidays
4:00 PM Check In, 11:00 AM Check Out
Guests must accept Kaweah Cottage Policies and Notices to confirm a Reservation

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Amenities

Three Rivers Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 969 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Full Sized Tub; 2 Person Shower; Travertine; Granite
  • see Photos
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • South - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Memory Foam; Supreme Comfort
    North - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Exceptionally Comfortable; Fine Linens and Sheets
  • Queen size Beds (2) New and Extremely Comfortable. Fine Cotton Sheets. Futon Mats (2) for Living Room or Outside Deck
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Exceptionally healthy green built environment. Located on secluded 62 acre Nature Preserve with access to South Fork of the Kaweah River and remote Grouse Creek. 'Be in Nature, Live in Comfort'

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