|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
Glorious home! The light! The setting! The water! The architecture! The comfy rooms and tasteful decor! A pure delight! Many Many laughs, and smiles, joyful times and new family memories!
The rushing water soothes the spirit and the sun warms our hearts. What a wonderful family gathering here in the woods. The house is so comfortable and well supplied. Guests are made to feel right at home. Thank you for providing a spot in the world to retreat, ponder and renew.
The Hardin Family
Bay Area & Los Angeles
Thank you Chris for sharing your exceptional home with us and the Bow Wows. From the moment we arrived and Fred welcomed us, the transformation began. Before we descended the stairs we could hear the sound of rushing water and the anticipation of something wonderful waiting below did not disappoint. I had read the complimentary reviews before we arrived but no one could describe your retreat beffitingly. The setting on the river, the feng shui of the house, the perfect weather all combined to fulfill the soul.
We live at the ocean and that too has wonderful qualities, but we thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful oasis you have created in Three Rivers.
We thank you for sharing and our puppies thank you for the BEST vacation ever!
We don't want to leave but just the thought of returning makes it easier. We are hoping to do just that this coming fall AND next spring.
We loved the house and grounds! Our group utilized all it had to offer and cooked on the BBQ, had bonfires, fished the stream and played horseshoes on the sand!
There was something for everyone. We plan to return next year - thanks for a wonderful holiday!
Abate & Flores Family
April 10-15, 2015
Wow! The grounds are breathtaking. So many places to relax, read a a good book and enjoy the surroundings. The house is well-designed with views of the water from every room. We didn't want to leave,
So happy to be the 195th guests. Wow!
This is our 9th stay and we fall more in love with Kaweah Falls every time.
We were blessed with many animal sightings - ducks, hawks, heron, a flock of wild turkeys, a fox...and of course Rosa, the sweet dog next door. She and Brady have become pals! We are so sad to leave (as usual) especially since the rain has replenished the river. Such a beautiful place. It is truly our home away from home.
Until next time. Thanks and love to Maria, Fred, & Chris
Our first stay was in May 2014, and you may read our (Philip4) review below. Since there are only so many ways to say "fabulous", I'll let the newest member of our family complete this review:
Hi! My name is Charley, and they tell me I'm a 6-month-old Miniature American Shepherd. My parents came here the first time last May, right before I was born, but they took me along on this, their second visit.
All I can say is: WOW! Right next to the outdoor grill there was a whole closet full of stuff for ME! Blankets, cushions, dishes, poop bags (excuse me), and even some toys. It was like they knew I was coming! My parents brought a crate to keep me safe and my favorite food, but everything else I needed was right there!
Every day my parents and I walked the nearby roads and trails, where they talked to the neighbors out walking their own puppies. I saw horses and some mules, even a llama one day! What great smells! Except for the bear poop; I didn't like that. I saw three bears, a mama and two cubs, right next to the house one morning. They were cute, but scary!
Don't even ask about the river! I swam (well, jumped around) in the river right by the house every day! It was great! (Of course, my parents kept me on a leash the whole time even though I begged to be let loose, but still...)
Sometimes they took me into town, where there were some great places for them to eat and for me to sniff. The restaurants had outdoor seating, so I could be there too. In fact, almost everyone has a dog there and I made many great friends.
Before we left (I hated going back to boring old Los Angeles, where there are no bears), my parents told me they are already booked for their third visit in May 2015, so I left a lot of pee-mail for my new friends letting them know I'll see them soon! I can't wait!!!
Calling this a "vacation home" is at best an understatement, and at worst completely misleading. This is a magnificent home belonging to the best friends you wish you had, who have invited you to stay while they're away -- people of impeccable taste, able and willing to anticipate your every need.
Bring only your clothes (if you must) and whatever food you plan to cook (available in the nearby market). Everything else, from condiments to bandaids to....you name it...is there for you.
My wife and I stayed here for a week -- just the two of us -- and it was one of the most relaxing vacations we've ever had. From the morning, when we had our coffee on the waterfall deck; to the evening, when we grilled our dinner and ate at the outside dining table; to the nighttime, when we sat around a small fire outside soaking in the sounds of the river; every day was perfect from beginning to end.
One day we hiked in Sequoia NP, but the other days found us wandering the nearby hiking paths, meeting the wonderful neighbors (entirely invisible unless we ventured off the property), and absorbing the natural beauty surrounding the home.
Expensive? Compared to what? The mental peace provided by a few days' stay here is beyond price, and something we've rarely encountered elsewhere. That's why we've already booked our next week's stay, in the fall.
Oh, and if you do go, take Chris' advice on where to eat and what to do. He's spot on. And say hello to Fred and his lovely wife Maria, the home's welcoming caretakers.
Sequoia National Park: entrance 2 miles
Other Activities: white water rafting/kayaking (May-July)
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Cleaning Fee 1-4 guests||$250 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$50 + Tax|
RATES based on OCCUPANCY. Posted Base Rate(1-4 guests) +$50/night each additional guest.
Cleaning fee:$250 (1-4 guests);$275 (5-6 guests);$300 (7-8 guests)
Pets considered. $25.00/pet/night w/ one time $50 cleaning fee.
Holidays excluded from specials and special rates apply.
Kaweah Falls is a private residence and not suitable for weddings or special occasions.
BOOK a WEEK and 7th day free!
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.