The Kaweah Cottage and Shangrila Nature Preserve are most appreciated by visitors who want an exceptionally clean and comfortable home with very close access to the River and who enjoy truly getting away from it all. Surrounded by thousands of acres of oak woodlands, horse pastures and ancient river pools, this historic homestead offers a place of sanctuary, healing and celebration for the more adventurous lovers of Nature.
It is best suited for independent travelers who take pleasure in preparing their own meals in a gourmet kitchen; who prefer being away from the nearby town with it’s busy highways and tourist crowds; who love vacationing in a wilderness area while nestled in a luxurious, healthy, green-built home that they have all to themselves.
Whether you are a writer or an artist wanting to nurture your creativity, a couple seeking precious time together, or a family with children looking to explore Nature and discover nearby Sequoia National Park -- Kaweah Cottage is the perfect place.
We’re located at the end of an unpaved country road on the upper South Fork of the Kaweah River -- far away from cities, suburbia, and the usual routines -- fifteen minutes from the town of Three Rivers and thirty minutes from the main entrance to Sequoia National Park. This is a memorable destination where one can really get away, slow down, and sink into the peace and beauty.
Although the Cottage is equipped with the essential technologies that many of us need to stay connected -- satellite wi-fi, cordless phone, dvd player, an audiophile sound system -- we encourage our guests to spend most of their time unplugged, listening to the sounds from the adjacent Creek, the symphony of wildlife, and the down canyon breezes wafting through the oaks. Being here will change the way you feel.
*Now: Spring has peaked in the foothills and is now moving up into the higher elevations in Sequoia. After one of the driest winters in 50 years, the River flows are lower but still wild and beautiful. If you want to try the local waterslides, come now or before the middle of July.
Here are a few of the favorite features and activities:
Swimming and frolicking along the spectacular and secluded river and creek; hiking and exploring around the 62 acre Shangrila Nature Preserve; full day excursions up to the Sequoias; fine bedding, sheets, and towels; the fully equipped gourmet kitchen; amazingly comfortable bathtub and spacious shower; an 88 key roland digital piano; breathtaking night skies; watching horses graze from the bedroom view deck; exceptional privacy -- turn the music up as loud as you want... whenever you want; a clean, comfortable, natural place that becomes your home away from home.
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Kathleen & James reside in the Old Homestead, near the Kaweah Cottage. Also living on the land are Dalila the boxer; various barn cats; Stymie & Demi, grazing horses; and innumerable Wild Animals.
We have been visiting the area all of our lives and purchased the Old Homestead in 1987. We built the Kaweah Cottage in 2006 as a second home on our secluded 62 acre private Nature Preserve. It is designed for a lifetime of comfort and pleasure and as a sanctuary for family, friends and travelers.
Natural waterslides, secluded swimming holes, smooth rocks, relaxation and fun. Stay here all day or visit the Big Trees and return home at the end of the day for a refreshing swim in the River and an exhilarating time on the slides.
In addition to being green-built the Kaweah Cottage is exceptionally comfortable. Although it is surrounded by wilderness it has all of the amenities that a discerning person would want. The Cottage is complemented by a fully equipped gourmet chef's kitchen, an elegant bathroom, and five star bedding and sheets. The surrounding property is bordered by 1800 feet of spectacular and private river frontage. Horse pastures, a seasonal creek and blue oak woodlands are just outside your bedroom doors. We invite you to make yourself at home. Be in Nature, Live in Comfort.