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Mark and lynne Williams

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Beautiful Rock 1 to 4 BR W/Fp Guest Ranch Near Yosemite

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 20)

Located 30 minutes from the entrance to Yosemite South Gate. This lovely Sierra Nevada country guest ranch is at a crossroads to outdoor adventure in one of Central California's most beautiful vacation spots. located on the sierra scenic byway on 40 acres, and enjoy a continential breakfast served daily. (if requested) This is an ideal setting for a special vacation, romantic get away, off-site business retreat, small weddings or a family reunion. host and hostess Mark and Lynne

Keywords: Guest Ranch located on 40 acres in Sierra Nevada Mountains

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Mark and lynne Williams (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Mark and lynne Williams

My wife and myself came from San Francisco area so we could enjoy the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains

Mark and lynne Williams purchased this house in 2005

Why Mark and lynne Williams chose Yosemite Area

it met all our needs and our personality

What makes this house unique

Located on Sierra Vista Scenic Byway. Awesome mountain and sunset views. Use as base camp. 40 private acres surrounded by National forest. Historic 1920's ranch house. Stocked fishing pond


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)
Beautiful Rock 1 to 4 BR W/Fp Guest Ranch Near Yosemite
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews

Very unique and cozy place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay, if you want to be close to the South entrance of Yosemite, I plan to return again, if I have a large group. Mark and his dog Skyler made us welcome and we felt at home immediately. The property is mix of old and new, built in 1920's and renovated , the bedrooms have a rustic feel and the bathrooms are modern, all with showers. Kitchen is well stocked with cooking & serving utensils.

All bedrooms have a double bed and there are futons in the front/side patio and the lounge. So it can easily accommodate 16 or more.

It did get a bit hot in couple of the bedrooms during the hot days, but the lounge has powerful AC to keep you cool. Mark is very easy going, and his dog Skyler is very friendly!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jaspal thank you kindly for your great review of the lynmarpondguestranch and hope to see you folks again. Your host and hostess MARK and LYNNE and SKYLAR
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

I came with a group of 8 adults and 3 dogs and we had such a blast at the house. Mark and Lynn greeted us warmly and provided everything we needed for a fantastic stay during our weekend in Yosemite. The house is less than an hour from the south gate of the park and also very close to a beautiful lake called Bass Lake. I highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gloria thank you very much for your kind review and would love to have you back ffor another stay, you and your group was very pleasant to have on the ranch. Your host and hostess MARK and LYNNE and SKYLAR
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Definitely recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Mark and Lynne are very responsive and friendly. No problems whatsoever and we enjoyed our stay. Definitely recommended. The beds are full size, so it's something to keep in mind.

Just be sure to use GPS coordinates as Google maps is incorrect.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chatsworth, CA

Awesome Place to stay for

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 21 (Families with kids) stayed here for 3 days / 2 nights and we absolutely love this home away from home. The place is big enough to accommodate large groups. There are 2 fully equipped kitchens that we used. The bathrooms and all four rooms are clean and nicely decorated. The place is very cozy. The views are stunning. We have everything we need for a perfect weekend getaway. It's about an hour drive to Yosemite National Park and the views from the ranch to Yosemite Park is worth the drive. Our host Mark is very kind and accommodating. We also love Skylar the friendly dog :) I have to mention that this is by far has the best rental rate we found for large rental homes. I will definitely recommend Lynmar Pond Guest Ranch in a heartbeat to any group looking for a place to stay near Yosemite or just looking for a perfect weekend getaway. We will surely be back to this place.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose

Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Lynmar Pond Guest Ranch! We were in town for the weekend for a show at Bandit Town, and chose this spot for its rustic look and its close proximity to town and the venue. We LOVED staying in the single room suite-- airy yet secluded, overlooks some AMAZING views of the mountains from the bedroom window, and perfectly furnished and equipped with everything that we needed for the weekend. Added bonus: Mark's dog Skyler is the most well-tempered dog we've ever met! He accompanied us on walks around Mark's vast property which was perfect for tons of photo ops as well as some zen, quiet time. Mark's a professional-- attentive when it's necessary and gives you space to enjoy your weekend. We learned so much about the area not only by chatting with Mark but also with literature in our suite on local businesses and history.

We couldn't have asked for a better escape for the weekend-- a break from technology and a relaxing stay taking in all of the beauty of the ranch. Thanks again Mark! We'll be back next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nika thank you so very much for your wonderful review, it is reviews like yours that makes it so great to offer our little touch of heaven here in GODS beautiful works of Yosemite National Park and the great Sierra Nevada mountains. Lynne and myself (SKYLAR) too thank you very much for your stay at the LYNMARPONDGUESTRANCH
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Great place for a Leadership Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We took 16 students and 4 adult staff for our high school band leadership retreat. The house was able to hold all 20 of us with no problems. We had all beds filled with 2 people each and then used blow up mattresses and mattresses provided at the cabin to sleep the rest. The living room was the perfect place for meetings with the kids and then we used it to watch TV as a group at night. The boys liked using the room next to the kitchen as a "man cave." The kitchen was well stocked with plates, glasses and silverware. We had no problems cooking in there for our large group.

Bass Lake is very close and we were able to get there very fast. The store in North Fork was also good and suited our needs.

Mark was an excellent host and his dog Skyler was great! We had a lot of fun playing with him. We plan on taking our group back again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa thank you very much for your review and hope to see your group again next year. SKYLAR says hello and thank you. Have a good year. Mark
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Bass Lake
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
26 Miles
hwy 41
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
la cabana, buckhorn
Car: necessary

Old train rides, Indian museum, Not far to snow skiing


Rates & Availability

Bass Lake House Rental Rates

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Jun 10 2016 - Oct 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Bass Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3, one with claw foot tub, 2 full bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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