YOSEMITE RANCH COUNTRY COTTAGE/ ROUNDHAT HORSE RANCH

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Stephen and/or Gayle Saunders

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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YOSEMITE RANCH COUNTRY COTTAGE/ ROUNDHAT HORSE RANCH

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, ADULTS ONLY (21 and over) rental policy due to liability issues concerning the horses and other animals on the Ranch.

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

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Stephen and/or Gayle Saunders

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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

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.

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.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

Yosemite Ranch Country Cottage/ Roundhat Horse Ranch
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Yosemite Ranch Country Cottage/ Roundhat Horse Ranch
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p497600vb
12099666543
Mariposa Yosemite Area
North shore Oahu
5

Very relaxing, private and beautiful place to stay. WORTH THE DRIVE to Yosemite!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
I just want to start off by saying that my boyfriend and I stay at a lot of vacation rentals and I have to admit that this is one of best places we have stayed so far. We planned a last min trip for a couple days to the Yosemite area and decided to stay here. Our hosts were very prompt when responding to my request and was able to pay them online. It was really easy. It's about a 45 min drive to the park but its worth it and the drive is just as pretty. I really liked how secluded but also how close it was to Mariposa. A quick drive and you are back to a small reality with restaurants and small shops. The cabin had its own drive way, parking area, entrance, every thing. You are are on the same property as the owners but the property is so big that their house sits far away on a hill. You can't hear anything and at times got too quiet so we turned on the water fountain outside so a little background noise. You are able to explore the property and walk around and see all the horses, donkeys, chickens and dogs. Everything is fenced in an secure so you have no problems being there with all the animals. You have so much privacy you forget there are other people there. There is a separate fenced in area around the cabin but we left it open the whole time. There are so many cool outside seating options and features to look at. The outside space is really nice and its so big. I liked the seat swing and wished we had more time to BBQ while we were there. There were two ways into the cabin. The living room is big and it ties into the kitchen The kitchen is very nice and up to date. It had everything for us and it made our stay comfortable. There is a lot of space in the cabin and I love the large table in the living room. The way the place was decorated was really nice and fit the "ranch" theme. The Tv was awesome and easy to use. The bathroom was really cute and the shower worked well. I loved the sink! Also thank you for the toiletries that you provided in the bathroom. It was better than any hotel that I have ever stayed in :) The bedroom was in a separate room and has a gorgeous bed! it was made up so pretty and once again I loved the way the bedroom was decorated. There was so much space for us and our things. We had no problem relaxing there and it was really nice to get away. The photos are literally what you see at this place and they do a really good job talking about the property and cabin. Also feel free to communicate with your hosts, Very Nice people.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Yosemite Ranch Country Cottage/ Roundhat Horse Ranch
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p497600vb
12099666543
Mariposa Yosemite Area
5

Peace and Quiet in a Perfect Cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
You can get closer to Yosemite but you won't find a better 'home base' than this beautiful and meticulous one bedroom cottage. The owners have thought of everything for this cottage. Cozy, warm and comfortable on the inside with a full kitchen, dining area and living room. The separate bedroom has top notch furnishings and bedding. Lots of windows look out onto your own private patio and fenced yard with your own fountain and porch swing. Internet connection and television are also provided. And best of all...the cottage is spotless!
Mariposa and Yosemite are a short drive away, but staying here as a base for our day trips allowed us to see so much more of this beautiful area. It was so nice to come back to the quiet of the ranch after a day with the crowds.
We enjoyed sitting on the swing at night with a glass of wine and looking at the stars. So quiet and serene and private...our own little world!
We had our coffee in the morning and strolled along the paths throughout the property while looking at the horses and petting the donkeys.
A perfect place for a romantic get-away with my husband. We will definitely be back!!
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Yosemite Ranch Country Cottage/ Roundhat Horse Ranch
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p497600vb
12099666543
Mariposa Yosemite Area
Santa Cruz
5

The perfect romantic getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
I am so excited to have found your place. We'll be coming this spring to get away from the busyness of Bay Area life, and to enjoy the romantic beauty of your land and your adorable cottage. I especially love the horses! Can't wait to relax in the peace of the ranch, and to be so close to Yosemite as well. Just what we are looking for.
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Yosemite Ranch Country Cottage/ Roundhat Horse Ranch
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p497600vb
12099666543
Mariposa Yosemite Area
Merced, Ca
5

Location location location!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
I went to see the property to see if this a would be a place I would appreciate to escape the city(30) minutes from where I live and yes it is! Feels like your a million miles away with the beauty it possesses. Very quiet with awesome views! The cottage is very beautiful with all the amenities you would need for a weekend away! The owners are very friendly and filled with hospitality.. I will be booking for March!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Mariposa 11mi./Merced 29mi./Fresno-Yosemite Int'l
Nearest Train
27 Miles
AMTRAK - Merced Ca.
Nearest Motorway
2.7 Miles
California State Highway 140
Nearest Beach
28 Miles
Lake McClure/ Merced River
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Mariposa, Ca.
Nearest Ski
68 Miles
China Peak/Badger Pass
Nearest Golf
42 Miles
Sierra Meadows Golf
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
The Oaks, Catheys Valley 3.3mi./ Town of Mariposa
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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Availability & Rates

Mariposa Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Winter/ Spring
Mar 4 2014 - May 15 2014
$99
$650
$2,800
2 nights
 
 
Late Spring- Fall
May 16 2014 - Jan 5 2015
$125
$800
$3,200
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$125
$800
$3,200
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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:
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • 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:
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • hunting small game
  • mountaineering
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
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