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Secluded getaway in the Oaks and Pines with meandering Deer

Mariposa, CA, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Come hike up Half Dome or relax while staying at the Pine Canyon Retreat Home! It is conveniently located near Yosemite National Park along scenic Highway 140 and Historic Mariposa, approximately 9 miles east of downtown of Mariposa.

The Pine Canyon home is a beautiful custom home design with open beam construction and high ceilings. It sits at the 3300 foot elevation comfortably above the fog and below the snow line.

The Pine Canyon Retreat Home is just the place for families and friends looking for comfort, convenience and charm. The open floor plan is ideal for socializing and relaxing. Nestled in a hillside on 8 acres, the Pine Canyon Retreat Home offers privacy, quiet surroundings in the oaks with nature at your doorstep. Leave the crowds, traffic and noise behind. This house is fabulous and could easily be your ideal vacation home with all the modern amenities.

The Pine Canyon Retreat Home is conveniently located near Yosemite National Park and offers a variety of activities for all seasons. There is easy access to two nearby park entrances, Arch Rock Entrance Station along the Wild and Scenic Merced River Canyon, or the South Entrance Station along Highway 41 on the way to the majestic Giant Sequoias.

The Historic Gold Town of Mariposa with its quaint shops, restaurants, wine tasting from local Vineyards, History Museum and The California State Mining and Mineral Museum are all less than 15 minutes away.

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Kathleen Pfeffer

Member Since 2007
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Kathleen Pfeffer

Kathleen and Alex moved to Midpines 21 years ago to enjoy the natural beauty of the area and spend as much time in Yosemite as possible. Kathleen is an Architectural Designer and specializes in Straw Bale Home design. She is also very busy raising twin teenage boys. Alex is a trained Engineer and teaches mathematics at the local public High School.

Kathleen Pfeffer purchased this House in 2012

Why Kathleen Pfeffer chose Mariposa

This property is designed so nicely nestled in the oaks with nature. Deer often roaming, relaxing and resting in the meadow below the deck.

What makes this House unique

Our secluded oak retreat is incredible for enjoying sunsets, star gazing, wild flowers and bird watching all from the comfort of the deck, hot tub, or large windows in the living-room. This custom home was designed by a local designer with lots of special details. The open beam ceiling, gable windows and skylights allows the home to feel light and spacious.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, Full size bed
      • Bedroom 3
        1 sleep sofa /futon, American Leather Sofa Sleeper (Queen) in the livingroom
      • Master Bedroom has an open beam cathedral ceiling. Living room has a Queen American Leather Comfort Sleeper - the most comfortable sofa bed on the market, no uncomfortable springs and no sagging!


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Beautiful custom tiled large shower!
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Sink in the bedroom with European feel
      • 2

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Located in a lovely pine and oak woodland with a large herd of deer that are frequently wandering on the property.
        • Rural


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Living Room
                      Lovely exposed beam high ceiling with lots of natural light from the adjacent sun room
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Telephone
                      For local calls or long distance with a calling card.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Bring your laptop and work in the peace and tranquility of this mountain oak retreat.
                    • Wood Stove


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Basics...Coffee filters, paper towels, salt and pepper, basic spices, canola oil, ketchup, mustard, and mayo.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Music Library
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Internet Streaming Amazon Fire TV- Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Pandora


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Outdoor Grill

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Hot Tub
                                          Lovely for evening soaks after a day of hiking! Stargazing is exceptional!


                                            • churches
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • whitewater rafting

                                                          42 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Fabulous, comfy cabin in beautiful location. Convenient for Yosemite

                                                          Roger S.

                                                          We have just enjoyed a fabulous 4 day break. The cabin is located in gorgeous countryside and feels really private (you can’t see or hear any neighbouring houses) and we loved seeing deer, foxes and turkeys in the land around the house. The house itself is really well equipped and we enjoyed lighting the wood burning stove most evenings!

                                                          Location is really convenient - about 90 mins drive from Fresno airport, an hour from Yosemite village and 10 mins to nearby Mariposa where there are lovely restaurants and coffee shops.

                                                          Kathleen and Alex (the owners) were really responsive.

                                                          We had a great stay and would definitely book again when coming to Yosemite.

                                                          Thanks for a great holiday!

                                                          Very secluded with lots of wildlife

                                                          Doug E.

                                                          We really enjoyed the home. Loved the seclusion and wildlife. The home has everything you need. Perfect for two couples. It is a nice one hour drive to Yosemite Village.

                                                          Great Home!

                                                          Rita B.

                                                          We totally enjoyed our stay in Mariposa. The house was very nice and in a private area. We had everything we needed and felt like we were at home. The park is about 45 min away, so you need to start out by 7 am at the latest. Mariposa is a small town, but after being in Yosemite for 5 days every night we crashed at the house. One of the most amazing places I have ever visited. Everywhere you look is breathtaking. Loved YOSEMITE, would definitely go again.

                                                          Great place to make our own meal

                                                          Ken H.

                                                          Not too far away to grocery store to make our own meals. Good family outing/gathering for a long weekend. Got full refund of deposit back in a week after stay! Only down side was .... Kids wished the TV had antenna reception / cable / internet content / HDMI input to kept them occupied in the evening.

                                                          Thanks for sharing your vacation home rental!

                                                          Perfect location

                                                          linda h.

                                                          The house was a perfect location for our visit to Yosemite. It was quiet and clean. The kitchen was furnished with all you could possibly need. I wish we could have stayed longer. The little town of Mariposa is close and had very good restaurants and a nice grocery. Kathleen brought another chair for the deck and a new propane tank while we were there.

                                                          Relaxing getaway, close to Yosemite

                                                          mike l.

                                                          We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We wanted to be close to El Portal entry. Unfortunately the rock slide forced us to take a long drive to other entrance so we stayed in the second day and visited Mariposa. I think that was better than if we had been able to do our original plan! Very spacious and comfortable. We enjoyed watching the flock of turkeys.


                                                          Mariposa, CA, USA

                                                          Great for birders. The swimming in Bear Creek and the Merced River are fabulous in the summer!


                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Tax Rate

                                                          Signed rental agreement due at time of reservation. Rates are based on 4 guests. Additional guests are $20/night (6 guests maximum) 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

                                                          42 Reviews
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