YOSEMITE RANCH COUNTRY COTTAGE/ ROUNDHAT HORSE RANCH

Stephen and/or Gayle Saunders

Speaks english
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, 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.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Yosemite Ranch Country Cottage/ Roundhat Horse Ranch
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
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Yosemite Ranch Country Cottage/ Roundhat Horse Ranch
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Mariposa Yosemite Area
Garden Grove
5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5
Stephen and Gayle were very hospitable and the cottage was great! Clean and ample space to spread out inside and outdoors. Definitely stay if you are looking to spread out and be close to Yosemite.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Yosemite Ranch Country Cottage/ Roundhat Horse Ranch
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Mariposa Yosemite Area
San Francisco
5

Peaceful Cottage Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay at the cottage! Our favorite part was the patio area with the relaxing fountain and swinging chair. The property was clean and very well-maintained, and the owner was highly attentive and helpful. The online photos don't do this place justice! We will definitely be back.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yosemite Ranch Country Cottage/ Roundhat Horse Ranch
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Mariposa Yosemite Area
Sevilla, Spain
5

Relaxing Ranch

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I both loved our 3 night stay at the cottage at Roundhat Horse Ranch. The ranch is about an hour drive from the Yosemite National Park entrance, but it was the perfect place to start and finish our days. The cottage is really cute and comfy and was perfectly cleaned and equipped with everything we needed for cooking, laundry, and wifi. We found ourselves wanting to spend time at the cottage, and in the evenings we enjoyed sunset walks around the ranch to visit the animals before having dinner on our outdoor patio. The owners were really friendly and helpful with suggesting itineraries and giving us information about the area. We would definitely return and would definitely recommend this property to our friends and family. Favorite features: The bed was very comfortable and the outdoor shower was divine!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yosemite Ranch Country Cottage/ Roundhat Horse Ranch
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Mariposa Yosemite Area
5

Awesome Place, People and Park

  • 5 of 5
What a beautiful cottage. Easy to find, everything we needed (and more) and most importantly, immaculately maintained by the very hospitable owners, Stephen and Gayle. Stephen met us when we arrived and walked us through everything, including priceless local advice on the park and the surroundings. They gave us the privacy when needed and the opportunity for more if we wanted. Their cottage is extremely peaceful and in a romantic setting nested among the ranch with wildlife at the doorstep, including rabbits, woodpeckers and hummingbirds. The donkeys opposite the cottage are adorable. The road to the park is very scenic, extremely easy and almost the quickest few miles you will ever drive! No need to review the park - it speaks for itself!

Stop off in Mariposa for a walk around and groceries. Call in at the Gold Coin Pub for a steak sandwich and one of the many restaurants including traditional Mexican, Italian food.

Stay at the ranch if you want to just get away from it all or visit the park. You will not regret it. We originally booked booked four nights and were lucky enough to stay an extra night because we just did not want to leave. If you only have a week, you will not regret booking this beautiful place and I guarantee you will be begging your boss for more time to enjoy the scene....!

Stephen and Gayle have created a gem. I would prefer to keep their place quiet (!) but everyone should sample this piece of paradise at least once in their life.

Thanks Stephen and Gayle for our (too short) stay and we hope to see you again soon!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Yosemite Ranch Country Cottage/ Roundhat Horse Ranch
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Mariposa Yosemite Area
5

Perfect Romantic Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
This beautiful ranch is extremely quiet and private, surrounded by nature with beautiful views. There is a great backyard and patio with a nice fountain and a swinging love seat that are not shown on the photos. We spent a lot of time outside, enjoying the sounds of birds and water.
The place is new and very clean with everything you need for cooking and preparing food, including variety of teas and fresh organic coffee. There are wonderful views from every place in the cottage too!
We had a terrific time on a hot day in a nearby Merced river and enjoyed the outdoor shower afterwards. You will also enjoy the scenic route driving to Yosemite! Steve and Gayle were super friendly and helpful. We are looking forward to going back - it's a perfect place for a romantic getaway!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Yosemite Ranch Country Cottage/ Roundhat Horse Ranch
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Mariposa Yosemite Area
Alabama
5

Alabama traveler

  • 5 of 5
Great place to stay! Cottage was lovely and owners very friendly and went the extra mile to be helpful. Very peaceful retreat after long days at Yosemite. Bunny rabbits and humming birds a plenty. Cottage clean and lots of nice personal touches, also very economical! We would definitely return!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

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

Availability & Rates

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Mariposa Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring- Fall
Jun 19 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$135
$875
 
 
Fall/Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$110
$700
 
 
Spring/Summer/Fall
Mar 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$135
$875
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

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:
  • Telephone ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • 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:
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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:
  • hunting small game
  • mountaineering
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
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