|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Come hike up Half Dome or relax while staying at the Pine Canyon Retreat Home! It is conveniently located near Yosemite National Park along scenic Highway 140 and Historic Mariposa, approximately 9 miles east of downtown of Mariposa.
The Pine Canyon home is a beautiful custom home design with open beam construction and high ceilings. It sits at the 3300 foot elevation comfortably above the fog and below the snow line.
The Pine Canyon Retreat Home is just the place for families and friends looking for comfort, convenience and charm. The open floor plan is ideal for socializing and relaxing. Nestled in a hillside on 8 acres, the Pine Canyon Retreat Home offers privacy, quiet surroundings in the oaks with nature at your doorstep. Leave the crowds, traffic and noise behind. This house is fabulous and could easily be your ideal vacation home with all the modern amenities.
The Pine Canyon Retreat Home is conveniently located near Yosemite National Park and offers a variety of activities for all seasons. There is easy access to two nearby park entrances, Arch Rock Entrance Station along the Wild and Scenic Merced River Canyon, or the South Entrance Station along Highway 41 on the way to the majestic Giant Sequoias.
The Historic Gold Town of Mariposa with its quaint shops, restaurants, wine tasting from local Vineyards, History Museum and The California State Mining and Mineral Museum are all less than 15 minutes away.
Kathleen and Alex moved to Midpines 21 years ago to enjoy the natural beauty of the area and spend as much time in Yosemite as possible. Kathleen is an Architectural Designer and specializes in Straw Bale Home design. She is also very busy raising twin teenage boys. Alex is a trained Engineer and teaches mathematics at the local public High School.
Kathleen Pfeffer purchased this house in 2012
This property is designed so nicely nestled in the oaks with nature. Deer often roaming, relaxing and resting in the meadow below the deck.
Our secluded oak retreat is incredible for enjoying sunsets, star gazing, wild flowers and bird watching all from the comfort of the deck, hot tub, or large windows in the living-room.
This custom home was designed by a local designer with lots of special details. The open beam ceiling, gable windows and skylights allows the home to feel light and spacious.
My husband's sister and brother-in-law were visiting CA to escape the cold NY winter. We wanted to take them to see Yosemite and hoped to find a home to rent while we were there so we would all be together. We made several attempts to book other locations through other websites with no luck. We were down to the wire with plans to leave the next day and no confirmed reservations. Not only was the VRBO website easy to use and filter through choices, but the property that we found truly was like a home away from home. The property owners were super fast to respond and we quickly were confirmed for our reservation. The property was easy to find and the home located on a beautiful, peaceful piece of land. The home is open, spacious and modern. All the amenities were there and easy to find. One of the days our brother-in-law stayed behind at the house while the rest of us went adventuring in town and in Yosemite. When we came back he said he spent the day reading in a lounge chair on the sunny deck that over looks a grassy meadow. He was so relaxed and rejuvenated. To be honest, I was a little jealous of him being able to luxuriate in such a serene place. I would definitely go back.
This home was simply beautiful and very quiet. Everything we could need was provided and the views were lovely. Nights in the hot tub star gazing were divine. Yosemite was amazing and it was nice to be a bit out of the way near a lovely little town with a great olive oil shop. Resident deer never far away. Owners are kind and generous. Highly recommend this home for a Yosemite trip.
The location is great. The cabin is perfect. The sightseeing amazing.
This home was so beautiful and comfortable! We loved cooking in the beautiful kitchen, drinking our coffee and sipping wine on the large porch that overlooks the gorgeous property, and taking dips in the hot tub! The decor in the home is so charming and it really felt like our home away from home. We rented this place as we wanted to spend some time in Yosemite, but honestly, I could have just stayed there the whole weekend! The property was beautiful and we enjoyed morning walks down the gravel road. My husband and I are already trying to plan our next trip up there!
My family chose this vacation property for our first Christmas away from home, and we were not disappointed! All the positive reviews are accurate and the photos do not lie. My wife and our two children, ages 7 and 10, completely enjoyed this 8-acre country estate just 10 minutes' drive outside Mariposa. It's on the way to Yosemite's Arch Rock entrance, which was perfect for us. We wanted a white Christmas (something we'll never get in our warm Phoenix area), and while it did not snow at the house (that would have been lucky indeed!), we did not expect it to, as the home sits at just above 3,000 feet. No worries, we spent three of the days in Yosemite National Park and enjoyed a white Christmas Eve inside the park!
Back to the house, where we spent all of Christmas day -- the kitchen is well equipped (we made a delicious lasagna for the holiday) and the rooms were spacious and comfortable. We loved the skylight above the master bed, and the kids enjoyed having their own ensuite bathroom. We relaxed each evening with a nice hot fire in the wood stove, and the hot tub outside was to die for -- all set up and ready to use without a second thought! That was really special and, in our experience, somewhat unusual. A wonderful touch. We also appreciated the eight private wooded acres surrounding the home. No other houses within sight, which is something we value. The deer really do come around each morning and some afternoons, too.
One of the best things of the whole experience was dealing with the owners, who were a joy to communicate with. They were kind enough to acquire a beautiful Christmas tree for us and set it up in the living room in advance of our arrival, complete with lights and some ornaments! Really, this went above and beyond expectations and made our Christmas experience complete. In summation, we are very glad we chose this property for our holiday excursion and we recommend it without reservation.
This is a really wonderful home! We spent three days here as our home base for exploring Yosemite and celebrating Thanksgiving. We saw deer every afternoon on the property which was amazing. Also, our friends who are chefs could not stop raving about how surprised they were about the kitchen being so well-equipped for a rental (they rent homes regularly and declared this kitchen as the best for cooking and socializing that they've ever rented in Yosemite/Mariposa/Oakhurst area). It was so nice to be able to soak in the hot tub after hiking in Yosemite and check out the stars.
Everything was really easy in terms of accessing the home and how to use the hot tub and fireplace (very well documented!). We had a truly memorable trip--thank you so much for letting us stay!
Great for birders. The swimming in Bear Creek and the Merced River are fabulous in the summer!
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|Cleaning Fee||$100 + Tax|
Signed rental agreement due at time of reservation.
Rates are based on 4 guests. Additional guests are $20/night (6 guests maximum)
CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations that are made more than thirty (30) days prior to the arrival date will receive 50% of rental in return. Cancellations or changes that result after the 30-day date will receive no refund. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.