Three Rivers House Rental Photos and Description
4 bedrooms, 4 baths + private decks & river views (sleeps 7-8 max)
As seen in Sunset magazine, Wall Street Journal and the New York Times!
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright student, Frank Robert, Kaweah Falls is a modern rustic retreat home tucked away at the base of the Sequoia National Park in the cozy Sierra Nevada mountain town of Three Rivers, CA—an easy 3.5 hrs. from LA, 4.5 hrs from SF, and 1+ hr from Fresno Yosemite International airport.
A finalist in Dwell magazine's 2010 'Houses We Love' competition, the home bridges a regulated water flume leading to a private sandy beach and a year-round active waterfall. While sipping wine at the bar you can watch rainbow trout swimming below through a glass-bottomed floor.
This one of-a-kind vacation home makes the ultimate escape from the city, the ideal writer's retreat (finally finish that novel or screenplay) or simply a place to recharge, far away from the hustle and bustle
Plan your escape to Sequoia!: Kaweah Falls is the ultimate base camp for your exploration of the Sequoia National Park.
(from Visit Sequoia website) 'California's Sequoia National Park is an unspoiled treasure of some of the most striking scenery in the world. From its towering giant sequoia trees and soaring mountain peaks to cascading creeks, flowering meadows, and star-studded evening skies, you'll be inspired by this breathtaking national forest vacation destination.
Established in 1890, and recently featured in the Ken Burns PBS documentary 'The National Parks: America's Best Idea', Sequoia National Park is California's first national park and America's second oldest. With more than 1 million annual visitors, Sequoia National Forest is a popular destination for guests from around the world.
At Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, you’ll find the five largest living giant sequoia trees in the world.'
Come see the largest living tree on Earth! : The General Sherman tree is estimated to be between 2300-2700 years old, and if you've never seen it, a day trip is a must. (Kaweah Falls is located 2 miles from the entrance to Sequoia Park.)
'Often referred to as one of California's best national forest family vacation destinations, Sequoia offers a myriad of year-round visitor attractions and recreational activities. Spring and summer offer sensational hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and cave tours. Winter boasts some of the finest cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snow play to be found in the Sierras. And throughout the year, Sequoia National Forest features ranger naturalist programs, nature walks, visitor centers, and interpretive museum exhibits to please all ages and interests.'
Experience the magic of Kaweah Falls: After you've enjoyed a memorable picnic amongst the towering Sequoias in the Giant Forest, climbed the steps to the soaring peak of Moro Rock (where you can see Russia!), and strolled through Crescent Meadow and likely spotted black bears grazing, then it's time to come down the mountain where your luxury compound awaits: cook out on the grill, enjoy a nice bottle of wine, and roast S'mores around he campfire.
After marveling at all the stars (more than you've likely seen before), retire to your cozy chambers and let the waterfall lull you into a restful sleep. For adventure seekers, white water rafting in Three Rivers is world-class (May-July); or if your idea of adventure involves a hammock and a good book, you'll be right at home. If you plan your visit in late summer, there's no better place to take a dip than Kaweah Falls. And if you're one that likes to get away, but just can't disconnect, not to worry: you can check email and surf the internet from your private river deck.
- pets considered
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
As I sit here on the deck, savoring my last evening at Kaweah Falls, trying to imprint my impressions of this beautiful place in my memory forever, I am filled with the sound of the rushing water flowing over the rocks, and warm with heat of the day still lingering despite the late hour.
When I was first introduced to this house on VRBO, it was just a dream - and now I am here and it is even more stunning in reality than any professional photographer could have made it out to be. The setting is a perfect blend of natural elements; foliage & sun, water and sand, sky & earth, tranquility and rushing water. There are succulents and bamboo, bullfrogs and lizards, campfires and stepping stones, simplicity yet complexity. This home is genius, beauty & balance.
There was no better place to have our first family reunion and thanks to the success of this one, I am sure we will continue to have many more. There was not a detail overlooked, or a convenience overlooked. This house was stocked as well, if not better, than my own home. It had a nook for every hour, for every age, for every mood. The design, the details, the modern comforts & luxuries from the air conditioning and pillows to the appliances and books & pottery, stones, views were so well thought out & planned. The homemade muffins, timed candles, and wine aerators and giant marshmellows just took it to the next level. As a former Bali honeymooner, design aficionado, and midcentury modernism fan, your aesthetics made me squeal with delight like my niece w/candy!
This trip was significant for many reasons. This has been a critical time for many of us - we all made sacrifices from our busy lives at home to come together to be with each other. Some of us here had important decisions to make, new ventures to start and nurture, or illnesses to overcome and heal from. And I cannot say that there could have been a more magical place to nourish us & to give us clarity and strength.
We thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to experience this little slice of heaven on earth. Your passions & talents will not go unrecognized.
Thank you so much!
The Lee Family Reunion (Guest #167)
(ages 6 mos, 3, 8, 11, 34, 35, 42,43, 70, & 73 years old)
Los Angeles & Oakland