|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
pool, granite waterfall, spa, pool table, game room, views, river, fishing, golf, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large stainless steel kitchen, 3 fireplaces, outdoor grill, fabulous views, pines, oaks, garden, Indian grinding stones, 5 acres to roam, outdoor living & dining, large great room, open dining room Kitchen, minutes to Yosemite, minutes to Bass Lake, panning for gold, hawks, red-wing blackbirds, blue-heron, swallows, etc. Enjoy the outdoors from inside or outside this one level, 3000 sq. ft. beautiful home, with 500+ feet or riverfront. The location is ideal. Along a river bend, with mountain views, graceful trees, spectacular waterfall swimming pool/spa and much, much more. The challenge with this property will be leaving it!
more photos at: http://www.ahwahnee.biz
At the entry way, and around the property, are enormous granite rock outcroppings. The home has accents inside and out of granite stones, a redwood paneled master bath, oak mantels, all harvested from the property. The polished concrete floors keep the home cool in the hot summer, and help maintain the warmth in the cold winter months. The ceilings are beamed and finished in pine. Located minutes from Yosemite, Bass Lake, and Oakhurst. Outside living areas include outdoor dining table and comfy chairs, lounges around the pool, and Adirondack chairs at the river. Cook outside on the outdoor grill or cook up a storm in the stainless steel kitchen. Appliances include Viking induction stove, Thermador convection ovens, and more. Sit under the granite rock waterfall in the built-in pool ledge, or jump off a 3' rock into the pool. Of course, you could swim a lap or float in the pool as you soak in the sun. Dip your toes in the river & watch the red-tail hawks glide between trees.
Hang-out in your chair until sunset & watch a deer, rabbit or possibly raccoon come to the river. After you’ve hiked Yosemite park, return home & soak your muscles in the ground level round jetted spa next to the swimming pool. Stroll to the end of the property, walk on the golf course, & shag a couple of lost golf balls on your way. Play a round of golf, or enjoy a sandwich at the rustic clubhouse, which is also adorned in granite & pine decor. Head on back to the river, grab a volleyball & couple of friends & hit the ball around the sandy beach volleyball court. Feel the cool sand between your toes. Maybe perch yourself on a granite rock & reflect on when Miwok Indians used the grinding stones to make meal, or give it a try yourself. Set up the croquet set & play a round with your mates. The river is more like a creek in August & September, so there is a lot more sandy area to explore.
Some say there’s gold in that river. So, try your luck at panning for some gold right out your door. Maybe a nice nugget for your jewelry box, or a couple flakes as a memento of your trip. Of course, we are not making any promises and do be careful of all the fools gold in the river! If the season's right, pick some fruit out of the trees, or berries. Cut a sprig of rosemary, an iris, rose, lavender, or wild-flower or two for the bud vase in the bathroom or kitchen. Before you head home, or on to your next destination, give the laundry room a work out and pack your bags with clean clothes. Of course, if you want to extend that vacation feeling, there is a local cleaner close by. If you have been able to resist the tire swing, take a spin or two before you leave. Maybe your last night could be spent sleeping in the hammock in the trees. Sign the guest book, and we’ll keep a light on for your next visit.
We have been visiting this area with our children, several times a year, for about 15 years. We enjoy the majesty of Yosemite, and have been Season's Pass holders at the Badger Pass Ski Area, located inside Yosemite Park, for many years. We have been fortunate to be able to explore the National Parks and natural beauty of the Western US and Canada over the years, but have always been drawn to Yosemite as our 'Home Base'.
During our many trips to this area, we have often sought out the Real Estate magazines and pondered ownership of a slice of paradise for our visits. In 2010, we finally took the plunge to buy, and envision many years of enjoying gatherings of family and friends at our home called 'Riverbend'.
We hope that our guests will also enjoy the peace, tranquility and beauty that beckons at Riverbend. It gives us great pleasure to share our home in this very special region.
Fred Lange purchased this house in 2010
[from the guest book]
On behalf of my entire family, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. You have truly thought of everything to insure your guests comfort and entertainment ... games, ping pong, fish in the river, the swing, playhouse ... the list is endless.
We had such a wonderful time and look forward to another visit in God's country!
Have you ever had your expectations exceeded? This slice of heaven cannot be beaten. Riverbend was more than the words and pictures on the website could describe. The owners are invested in your comfort and providing a stress free stay. We felt like we belonged there within a few minutes of arriving. And upon locking up at departure, knew we would be back.
Our entire experience was positive. This home is beautiful inside and out and the owner, Fred, was a unfailingly helpful and a pleasure to deal with. Our only regret is that we live too far away to make this an annual trip. We had 12 people in our group and the house was large enough to handle this amount with no problems. Barb Chue
A beautiful property and location, pastoral and serene. The house is spacious and comfortable with a huge deck and beautiful pool.
Our family enjoyed it all and longed to remain for the entire summer!!
OMG the most fabulous vacation ever. The most beautiful home with every amenity possible Tucked into a mountain 20 minutes from gate of Yosemite Something for everyone !! hiking. Pool hot tub or just relaxation . A blue pristine lake nearby. Absolute perfection and paradise
As we come around the bend in the road, the Riverbend house comes into view. Ahhh, such a relief we have arrived. It isn’t until the door knob clicks and you push open the front door to the cool air inside and the sparkling clean surrounds, that you allow yourself to believe you are really here. One can’t help but look around and wonder if there is anything new? what has changed? but we have just completed our third annual stay, and I can report, it is all still perfect. Fred and Lynn have maintained their property beautifully, even made improvements along the way, are those solar panels? new refrigerator? more umbrellas to shade the patio and pool area? is there more landscaping? Yes, Yes, Yes and wow! If you are on the fence about booking a stay at the Riverbend, hop off, but don’t take our week, we will be back!
“It is the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.” J.R.R. Tolkien
What a beautiful, immaculate home with all the amenities you'd ever want, plus the most beautiful grounds, swimming pool and spa. Our family of 11 had a wonderful time enjoying Fall colors and exporing the grounds. It was everything and more from what was advertised and the pictures of it. It was close to Yosemitie and the Gold Highway 49, which we visited. A great place I'd recommend to anyone, plus very friendly and helpful owners from which to rent who made us very welcome and comfortable.
Ahwahnee, Yosemite Area, Gold Country & High Sierra, California, USA -- Ideally located near Yosemite, one of the wonders of the planet that you must visit in your life-time. The home is minutes to Oakhurst, a small city with small town charm, but with many of the conveniences of a large city. You'll also find some great art, antiques and fun things to do there. With a river running through the property, this is a one-of-a-kind location. Yes, it's all about location, location, and location. This property also has a paved road all the way to the garage, which is often hard to find in the mountains around Yosemite. Within a couple of blocks from the home, you'll find an old school house that has been converted to an art school. Maybe there is some room in a class, or maybe you could drive about 10 minutes to pick up a cooking class at Chateau du Sureau. Check their calendar. http://www.chateausureau.com/school.html
Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, snowboarding, wildlife viewing, horseshoes, boating, cross country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, health/beauty spa
Golf: River Creek Golf Course at edge of the property. http://www.rivercreekgolfcourse.com/
Additional golf courses w/i a short drive!
Ski: Badger Pass Ski Resort: http://www.yosemitepark.com/badgerpass.aspx
In Ahwahnee, CA, we are at 2,250 ft. elevation, so our weather is a little milder than Yosemite Park. Weather history link: http://www.weather.com/outlook/health/fitness/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/USCA0790?from=month_bottomnav_undeclared
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rates
Jun 14 2014 - Dec 11 2015
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,500.00|
|Cleaning||$250.00 + Tax|
4 NIGHT MINIMUM APRIL - OCTOBER // 3 NIGHT MINIMUM OCTOBER - FEBRUARY
7 NIGHT MINIMUM HOLIDAY WEEKS OF JULY 4TH, LABOR, THANKSGIVING
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