GREAT MOUNTAIN VIEWS, PEACEFUL RETREAT

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This house is located at a 4000 foot elevation in the mountains near Kings Canyon National Park and borders the Giant Sequoia National Monument. This is a ridgetop location on 10 acres with hiking, fishing, boating, and horseback riding close by. The uniqueness lies in the mountain views, many black oak and manzanita trees, and dark night skies. If you seek privacy and comfort in the midst of an oak woodland landscape, this is the place for you.

HOT TUB is currently out of order, but will be repaired when drought conditions subside.

Keywords: Sierra Nevada Mountain getaway

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Owner
Advertiser since 2010
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About The Owner

About us... Cindy and Dan Duriscoe, the owners of the property, want your stay to be as enjoyable as possible. We are former employees of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and we want to share our knowledge with you. We purchased the property in 1997 and lived here almost 10 years. We know the land, and we did most of the work on the property ourselves. We are constantly making improvements as time allows, and we welcome suggestions. Do not hesitate to inquire about the parks, the monument, and other attractions in the area. We know that this piece of land offers something special at all seasons (Dan's favorite is actually winter). We have watched the land and sky from here, and the peacefulness of the location is unmatched. Both of us enjoy hiking, backpacking, X-country skiing in the Sierra. Cindy loves horseback riding and snowshoeing on nearby trails.

The Owner purchased this house in 1997

Why The Owner chose Pinehurst

This part of California is known for its mild climate, calm winds and stable air most of the time (which makes for wonderful observations of the night sky through a telescope), fall colors of the black oaks (some seasons are more intense than others), and the elevational gradient that allows quick access to a variety of life zones. We think this location is ideally located for access to the high country and foothills, and gives a taste of both. The peace and quiet, walking among our own manzanita woodlands cannot be experienced elsewhere.

What makes this house unique

Taking walks on the property and neighboring monument lands. Watching the sunset while enjoying a glass of wine. Observing the night sky or a sunrise from the hot tub. Mountain biking or horseback riding on nearby trails. The community of people is very friendly and helpful when work needs to be done. Wintertime can be very peaceful and majestic walking roads and trails, making wildlife observations, just plain having fun in the snow!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great way to wrap up a three week California adventure. We had fun exploring the parts of the park that are still open (hiked the Redwood Canyon loop and braved some icy spots to get to the incredible views on Little Baldy), and loved coming "home" to this amazing house. There is nothing better than a hot tub under the stars after a day of hiking. We hope to be able to come back one day!
Dec 2011
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Great Mountain Views, Peaceful Retreat
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews
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Pinehurst Kings Canyon
Willaimstown Vermont
5

Centrally located, Wonderful views

  • 5 of 5
Thanks for allowing us to stay at the Redwood Mountain View Lodge. This was great. We were able to stay altogether comfortably as a family and do things on our own time. The property is remote yet not too far out. Clean and comfortable. The property manager Kim was a wealth of knowledge and very helpful. Thank you so much. We had deer bedded down on the front lawn one morning. just an all around peaceful place. I hope to get back here one day.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Pinehurst Kings Canyon
5

SEKI accommodation

  • 5 of 5
A nice property in a superb location, with excellent views of the Sierra Nevada. The property was well maintained and clean, and the janitor was extremely helpful, as was the owner in responding to questions about the house before we went. The photos and description were all accurate, but the hot tub was not working while we were there (we had been warned about this but it was of no concern to us since we were there for the sightseeing). The wifi was very useful, but the telephone connection for outgoing calls was intermittent. This was of little concern to us. The area was very quiet and peaceful, and the birdwatching was excellent! There are no really close 'activities, attractions, and restaurants' - that is the beauty of the place. However it is ideally placed for visiting Sequoia and Kings Canyon NPs. I would unreservedly recommend it to other travellers to the area.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Pinehurst Kings Canyon
Brooklyn, NY USA
3

Excellent home -- slow communications

  • 3 of 5
As far as the property is concerned, the location is scenic, peaceful and wonderful and the home is HUGE. Our family of four found it far more space than we needed - There were rooms we didn't even enter. The kitchen is also very well stocked with spices and other incidentals that are great to have, but that you might not otherwise want to buy for a short stay. The owners (and prior guests) were exceedingly generous with what they left behind (and we added to that when we left as well). Making and eating meals here was very enjoyable.

The place is a little hard to get to because it's so remotely located, but miles of scary switchbacks are normal here, so it's nothing different than the rest of the area driving. Just be prepared for very tight turns, drive slowly, during daytime only and you should be fine. (A 4WD would be comforting, especially for the steep driveway, but it's not essential.)

The only negative with this place is that the owners are VERY slow communicators. It took days to hear back from them whenever I sent a message, which was especially disconcerting when it came to checkout instructions and return of the mandatory deposit. Considering how fast most other VRBO owners reply back and how interested other owners are in ensuring that their guests have easy stays, this was rather irritating. (Also, be aware that the "spa features" -- aka hot tub -- may not be working (it was broken for our stay), and that there is no phone or internet service provided (despite the fact that it is advertised). You can get a signal from the home, but it will be on your data plan, with possibly hefty roaming fees, not the home's (non-existent) wifi. (The owners sent a message a fews days after I had checked out -- but not when I reported the problem -- saying that the caretaker didn't know how to reset the phone and wifi. I don't consider that much of an excuse, and certainly it's not an apology, as that's clearly a problem with their rental home that they aware of but haven't bothered to fix.)

All in all it was a good place to stay -- but it could have been SO much better if the owners had been more responsive to the email messages I sent.
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We apologize for the slow communications. The WIFI and phone issues have been resolved. We regret that a timely solution was not found during your visit. The Spa is still non-functional, and we have modified our advertising accordingly. We hope to repair or replace it in late May or June 2014.
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Pinehurst Kings Canyon
Doylestown, PA
4

Great Homebase for visiting Kings/Sequoia

  • 4 of 5
As a family of 5 this was a great house to stay in. There was plenty of room to relax, sleep, eat and even laundry facilities. Our one surprise was how windy the road is to and from the house. However, that did not detract from our stay. The house was clean, well maintain, and both the owner and manager checked with us several times to make sure we had all we needed. I would recommend this house to someone looking for a homebase near the park entrance. Keep in mind that this is not the Hilton, it is a mountain home. Go with a mind on that and you'll have a great time.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Pinehurst Kings Canyon
5

A peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5
We had a very relaxed week here and would recommend it for any similar visitors - families with children. The location is great and the service from the owners and their local contact could not be faulted. It is ideally located for visiting the national park. The relatively remote location means you should stock up on your way which we were advised to do.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Pinehurst Kings Canyon
Indianapolis, IN
5

Great getaway with a spectacular mountain view.

  • 5 of 5
It is quite the drive to this location from Fresno given the change in elevation, but well worth the white knuckles on the steering wheel. And, somehow, by the end of our stay, we got used to all the hairpin turns and steep side drop-offs on the roads in and around this area. The outside of the house is fairly nondescript as shown in the photos, but the inside was quite nice with a view of the Sierras south that is simply stunning and breathtaking. I think that was the biggest pleasant surprise from the listing ... the view is beautiful and hard to describe. Inside, the house was very clean and well maintained and there were several nice amenities including a hot tub, washer and dryer and very nice kitchen area. I can't think of anything we might have wanted for.

Would have appreciated having doors for privacy and noise control on the second and third bedrooms, but that wouldn't stop us from returning or recommending it to others.

And you couldn't ask for a more convenient location for staying close to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.

Great place to return to and relax at the end of the day.

Thanks go to Cindy, Dan and Kimberli.
  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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No local gas stations, limited local restaurants, no local grocery stores

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Pinehurst House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak season
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$180
$960
$3,440
 
 
Off season
Oct 1 2014 - May 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
$130
$710
$2,840
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Pinehurst House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • rock climbing
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • rafting
  • cycling
Notes:
campfire pit, borders Sequoia National Monument--plenty of walking/x-country skiing opportunities, massage therapy
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