|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The crowds are 4 hours away, people bumping into each other at Sequoia National Park. The savvy traveler finds the big trees, great hiking, and all the amenities of a resort at Ponderosa in the Sequoia National Monument.
Relax in a quiet mountain retreat for less than anyone else on the mountain. This home is on a cup-de-sac. Sit on the redwood deck and enjoy the fresh air, surrounded by hundreds of trees. Walk or bike to the local restaurant, Dome Rock, or Trail of 100 Giants. Fish at Peppermint Creek. Night time will find you gazing at millions of stars on Dome Rock. This developed area has one restaurant and store.
1 person = $100 a night, 2-3 people=$125 a night, 4-5 people=$150 a night, 6 people=$175 night. Two night minimum. 50% off after 3rd night.
I am a retired school teacher who enjoys being active. I also love traveling. I am so busy that I only spend several days out of the month at my lovely home. I have decided to share it with you. I love animals, fresh air, people, money, travel and my best friend. Please let me open my door to you and yours.
Mel Palmer purchased this house in 1982
I built this home 25 years ago when my children were young. They would stay dry in the snow for about a half hour. After the home was built the were warm and dry while I spent hours cross country skiing.
So quiet it makes your ears hurt. !00 trees on the 1/3rd acre property. Walk out the back yard and your in the Sequoia National Monument.
YOU MUST CANCEL 48 HOURS BEFORE YOUR 11 AM CHECK IN TIME OR YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR ONE NIGHT.
I will say that the pictures actually don't do this house justice. The neighborhood is great, secluded and private. The house is well stocked and makes you feel like you're right at home. Mel was really easy to work with and was more than accommodating. There was snow right in the yard, which made it so much fun for the kids. This is definitely somewhere you want to go when you want to get away from it all :). Its a beautiful area and we hope to go back for hunting season. Thanks Mel for a great family vacation!
We had a great time! It was alot of fun! I was worried that my daughters would not be into this sort of a vacation but I was pleasantly surprised to see how much fun they had. The house is located right down the road from some really amazing things! The trail of 100 giants was unbelievable you will travel almost 4 hours to get to the northern side of the sequoia forest and within 10 miles you have some spots that are way more amazing and much more interactive! The trees on the trail of 100 giants was very impressive and matched anything your would see on the Northern side and there wasn't a single person there.. Dome rock can't be missed, it has an amazing view of the valley below that is really beautiful! We had so much fun, I will most definitely be coming back. The owner and his associate were great people who really went out of their way to make our stay one that was unforgettable. And they succeeded. I really appreciated the feel of the cabin, we were very comfortable and very happy.
We are a family with 3 (almost 4) young children. We had a 2 week block in which we just wanted to relax and feel little pressure to see everything and go everywhere. This was the perfect place! Our kids have a small timeframe for activities so we didn't want a lot to do. Fishing in Peppermint Creek, the Trail of 100 Giants, Dome Rock and riding bikes up and down the street was perfect for us! Although, there were many more hikes which were more challenging which we would have loved to tackle...it wasn't the time for us this year.
The kids have been talking about returning to "Mel's House" ever since we drove away. :-) I don't know if we will or not, since we love to explore different places, but we know they loved it! As did we.
It was wonderful to have laundry, a full kitchen and space for all our kids. Direct TV was great too since our visit hit during the NBA finals.
Mel was very accomodating to all our requests and was a wonderful host. Thank you for giving us opportunity for a great vacation!
We spent over a week working in Freeman Creek Grove of Giant Sequoia while staying in the nearby community of Ponderosa. Mel's place was perfect: a cozy, quiet, and relaxing abode after rigorous activities in the forest. And, it's less than a 10 minute drive to the upper trailhead! Mel also provided great information about the home and its surroundings to ensure our stay was optimized. Thanks for a wonderful experience!
My wife and I had a wonderful and relaxing stay at Mel's Sequoia Cabin! The house is cozy, comfortable, and well equipped for cooking, entertainment, and outdoor adventures. The information surrounding forest is beautiful, and we hope to make it out again soon! Thanks Mel, for a great time!
My husband and I were looking for a place to go for Christmas. Mel has been more than helpful, answered all our questions and concerns. The place was quiet and clean. The price was affordable.The sequoias are in the back yard. I had a great time sipping my coffee on the porch, looking at trees, listening to the birds. It was one of the most relaxing holidays...away from shopping and traffic. The drive up was beautiful. We are definitely going back in the summertime. Thanks again, Mel.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200.00|
|Property Damage Protection||$99.00|
one person $100 per night.
two persons $125 per night.
three to four $150
five to six $175
50% off the third night!!!!!! YOU MUST CANCEL 48 HOURS BEFORE YOU 11 AM CHECK IN TIME OR YOU WILL BE CHARGED ONE NIGHT STAY
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.