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YOSEMITE RANCH COUNTRY COTTAGE/ ROUNDHAT HORSE RANCH

Stephen and/or Gayle Saunders

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Stephen and/or Gayle Saunders

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english
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YOSEMITE RANCH COUNTRY COTTAGE/ ROUNDHAT HORSE RANCH

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Mariposa Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

RoundHat Ranch has a full-time owner/manager living at the Ranch Headquarters and can answer any questions you might have when you arrive.

RoundHat Ranch has a no pets, no children, 1-2 ADULTS ONLY (21 and over) rental policy due to liability issues concerning the horses and other animals on the Ranch.

From RoundHat Ranch, it is 3.3 miles to restaurant, gas, and convenience store at the Catheys Valley crossroads, then it is 10 scenic miles to the historic mining town of Mariposa, another 12 scenic miles later, you enter the spectacular Merced River Gorge (this is the beginning of your Yosemite experience) traveling along the river (Hwy 140) straight into Yosemite Valley. The Arch, West Yosemite Park Entrance (beginning of the Valley), is 45 miles from the ranch, but be advised the scenic beauty may cause you to stop, observe, or linger along the way, so, time to Yosemite Valley varies.

RoundHat Ranch Cottage is 1 bedroom with queen-size bed, 1 bath with shower, and additional outside shower, and is for 1-2 ADULT guests only,(21 and over).

A RoundHat Ranch stay is a great addition to your Yosemite vacation experience. Located in the pastoral Catheys Valley, an area of large and small ranches, 2.7 miles off State Hwy 140 (the only all-weather route to Yosemite, and parallels the route of discovery of the Yosemite Valley along the Merced River Gorge by Indians, explorers, and miners).

The 'Cottage' is nestled within the ranch, having its own private fenced area. You can move about the ranch along the many tree-lined trails, seeing the animals, and taking in the sights, sounds, and feel of the ranch.

The Cottage has been designed, both inside and out, for an intimate and serene experience for its guests.

There is outside the cottage, within the private fenced area, shade-cloth covered arbor patios, a roof covered all weather patio with double chair swing, cement table with inlaid chess/checker board, fountain, outdoor shower with stall and dressing area, propane BBQ, Chaise lounges, patio furniture all shaded by large mature Oak trees.

Inside the Cottage the 1 bedroom is appointed with things related to the ranch and Yosemite, and a Queen size bed w/ linens, blankets, comforter, futon chair/bed and ceiling fans.

The Cottage has Satellite TV, WiFi internet access, full bath w/shower with large multi-setting shower head, soap, towels.

The kitchen has microwave, refrigerator, 2 burner electric stove top, large kitchen sink, peninsula island cabinet, coffeemaker, some seasonings, cookware, utensils, plates, bowls, cups, and dining table.

Living room has sofa, love seat, captains chair w/footstool in Mission-style furniture, and ceiling fan.

The heating and air conditioning is a Fujitsu split system that both heats or cools to the set temperature and is very quiet.

There is some reading material and games.

The utility room has a washer and dryer, extra bathroom and kitchen supplies, and an ironing board, iron, and hair dryer.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Stephen and/or Gayle Saunders (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014

About Stephen and/or Gayle Saunders

Owner/Managers - Stephen and Gayle Saunders are business owners, and Stephen was a building contractor, and together they built their dream ranch.

They have been owners, breeders, trainers, and show exhibiters of Peruvian Horses since 1989.

Stephen and/or Gayle Saunders purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Stephen and/or Gayle Saunders chose Mariposa

Catheys Valley has an almost pastoral quality with many large and small ranches. RoundHat Ranch is nestled at the foot of Guadalupe Mt. on gently sloping all-usable terrain, with several knolls giving 360 degree views. And the proximity to Yosemite Park made our decision to live here easy.

What makes this cottage unique

To move about the entire property easily, the many pastures have tree-lined trails between. This allows guests to observe all the area and animals up close and in an almost parklike experience.

For those who like photography, there is ample inspiration. Varied wildlife can be seen daily.

The 'Cottage' is set within and yet apart from the ranch by its own privately fenced area, encompassing large mature Oak trees, shade-cloth arbor covered patios, fountain, all-weather covered patio, double chair swing,

and outdoor shower. All with an intimate view of the ranch and distant mountain, valley and meadow views.

The seasons at RoundHat Ranch are distinct and each has its own attractive elements, there are no weather related access problems to the ranch or to Yosemite Valley along Highway 140.

From RoundHat Ranch, it is 3.3 miles to restaurant, gas, and convenience store at the Catheys Valley crossroads, then it is 10 scenic miles to the historic mining town of Mariposa, another 12 scenic miles later, you enter the spectacular Merced River Gorge (this is the beginning of your Yosemite experience) traveling along the river (Hwy 140) straight into Yosemite Valley. The Arch, West Yosemite Park Entrance (beginning of the Valley), is 45 miles from the ranch, but be advised the scenic beauty may cause you to stop, observe, or linger along the way, so, time to Yosemite Valley varies.

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 31 traveler reviews

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Yosemite Ranch Country Cottage/ Roundhat Horse Ranch
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
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Yosemite Ranch Country Cottage/ Roundhat Horse Ranch
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p497600vb
Mariposa Yosemite Area

Wonderful stay!

  • of 5
One of the nicest - overall - homeaway stays we've had. Property: beautifully kept horse farm with gorgeous views and friendly animals, 40+ acres, rental is very private - though owners are very accessible right on the property, quiet. Home: well decorated, immaculate, comfy bed, kitchen stocked with essentials, blankets and towels as needed, washer and dryer (perfect after hanging out with the animals or hiking through Yosemite), heat + air, outdoor shower;), games, magazines, publish-worthy hand-made guide book, cable, lovely outdoor area. Process: Gayle and Steve are great! Responsive to emails and appropriately (not overly) engaging. Just super nice and conscientious. No better place to stay if you are in the Yosemite area. (Picture: one of the welcoming residents!)
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Yosemite Ranch Country Cottage/ Roundhat Horse Ranch
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p497600vb
Mariposa Yosemite Area
Blaine, WA, USA
5

Peaceful Get-away

  • 5 of 5
We were here for just under a week, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay. The cabin is beautiful, neat, and has everything you might want. The covered porch with water fountain and swinging bench is particularly nice. We would eat breakfast outside every morning and usually had difficulty leaving the ranch because it's so quiet and peaceful. The owners were very friendly and helpful. They gave us as much privacy as we wanted, but were always ready to stop and talk if we approached them. The whole ranch is beautiful to walk around. My wife especially appreciated the miniature donkeys, which love to be petted. If you do feel like leaving the ranch, Mariposa is only 10 minutes down the road and Yosemite is about an hour's drive. All in all, we couldn't be happier with our choice to stay here and are hoping to come back soon.
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Yosemite Ranch Country Cottage/ Roundhat Horse Ranch
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Mariposa Yosemite Area
Collierville , TN
5

Yosemite Retreat

  • 5 of 5
This ranch cottage is lovely in every way. Stephen and Gayle have thought of everything you will need to make your stay perfect and relaxing. We loved returning to the cottage every evening after long days exploring the park and all it's wonders. The kitchen has anything you would need to eat in, and there is
also a large gas grill. Both outdoor areas are landscaped beautifully, and offer scenery one cannot put into words. This place is the perfect retreat for a couple.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Yosemite Ranch Country Cottage/ Roundhat Horse Ranch
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Mariposa Yosemite Area
Australia
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
Spectaular place to stay. They really have thought of everything possible to make your stay as comfortable as possible! Couldn't be happier with the place! Will be recommending it to our family and friends back home
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Yosemite Ranch Country Cottage/ Roundhat Horse Ranch
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p497600vb
Mariposa Yosemite Area
5

A Little Slice of (Horse) Heaven

  • 5 of 5
For months, my wife and I planned our California vacation. It was the first time as a couple we were going to the West Coast. We wanted the trip to Yosemite to be perfect. Because of the Roundhat Horse Ranch, it was.

After a few days near San Francisco and Napa Valley, we drove toward Catheys Valley and the Roundhat Ranch. Upon arriving to the ranch, we knew we made a great choice in choosing a place to stay. We were greeted when we arrived and given a tour of the house and surrounding property. We actually arrived early, but were able to drop off our luggage and freshen up before heading to Yosemite Park, which is about an hour away. The hosts even had a binder full of maps and brochures for area activities.

We spent most of our days at Yosemite, and our nights at the ranch. We made dinners in the well-stocked kitchen and ate our meals under the stars on the patio. The grill outside is perfect for cook outs. And if you don't want to cook, the town of Mariposa is less than 20 minutes away with lots of really good restaurants and a supermarket. If you get a chance, go to High County Health Foods.

The bed room is large and very comfortable. Each of the main rooms at the house are air-conditioned with a room unit, and they get cool very quickly. There's also a laundry room and TWO showers. The outdoor shower is a must.

Besides the hospitality of the hosts, the best part of the ranch is the isolation. It is quiet at night (except for maybe the donkeys braying) and the stars are big and bright out in the country. Also, if you want to wander around the ranch and see the horses, you are more the welcomed.

As I mentioned earlier, Yosemite is about an hour away. Yes, there are places closer, but none are as serene or as pretty. If you're looking for a California getaway that's different from a hotel or cabin, or perhaps need to hit the "reset" button in your busy life, this is THE place to book. You won't be disappointed. (the hosts are lovely people and you will feel right at home)
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Yosemite Ranch Country Cottage/ Roundhat Horse Ranch
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Mariposa Yosemite Area
Grand Haven, Michigan
5

Great Place to Stay!!

  • 5 of 5
If you are thinking about staying in Mariposa during your Yosemite visit, it's so worth driving the extra few miles to Roundhat Ranch! You won't regret it, what a wonderful place to stay! The pictures don't do it justice. The cottage is cozy, immaculate and welcoming. The covered patio was a great place to relax, watch the hummingbirds, and simply enjoy the peace and serenity of the surroundings. You won't find a better place to rest up after a busy day in Yosemite. Stephen was a great host and gave us helpful suggestions for our time in Yosemite. Roundhat Ranch is a place we would most definitely stay at again.
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Mariposa 11mi./Merced 29mi./Fresno-Yosemite Int'l
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Mariposa, Ca.
Nearest Golf
42 Miles
Sierra Meadows Golf
Nearest Train
27 Miles
AMTRAK - Merced Ca.
Nearest Motorway
2.7 Miles
California State Highway 140
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
The Oaks, Catheys Valley 3.3mi./ Town of Mariposa
Nearest Ski
68 Miles
China Peak/Badger Pass
Nearest Beach
28 Miles
Lake McClure/ Merced River
Car: necessary

Catheys Valley is in Mariposa County along State Highway 140 to Yosemite. It is an area of Oak Woodlands, Knolls, Hills, and Meadows, with the Sierra Mountains and Yosemite bordering to the east. Many old Chinese rock walls define old boundaries and are now historical preservation sites.

Catheys Valley has a rural ranching lifestyle of small and large ranches, the kind you see while traveling, and wonder how you can experience it for yourself.

RoundHat Ranch puts you into that experience, where you can get the sights, sounds, and feel of ranch living.

Nature is the attraction and the main activity with quiet,space, and privacy as amenities.

The sights can give inspiration to the photographer and nature lover, like it did to Ansel Adams and John Muir.

Less than one mile from RoundHat Ranch is 'The StoneHouse', where naturalist John Muir and President Theodore Roosevelt stayed while making Yosemite a National Park. During that time, a certain Hiram Walker was granted an original land patent for 40 acres, signed by then President, Theodore Roosevelt, and today, is RoundHat Ranch.

The seasons at RoundHat ranch are distinct, and each bring their own special experiences and views.

There are many boating and fishing lakes, streams, and rivers in the Yosemite foothills and mountains.

River rafting in the Merced River Gorge, a designated wild and scenic river, along Highway 140 into Yosemite, is popular late Spring to early Fall.

Of course, all things Yosemite are on the menu, and the Ranch affords a great respite after a day in the Park, away from the crowd.

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Mariposa Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall/Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
$875
 
 
Spring/Summer/Fall
Mar 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$145
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$145
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Mariposa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 684 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • Copper sink w/ granite top. Large shower head with varied settings.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen-size bed, exterior door to outside with 4 large windows brings the outside indoors, ceiling fan, futon chair/bed, tables, all appointed with ranch and Yosemite decor.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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