|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Located in the exact center of California. Minutes from Yosemite (see below for specifics) and John Muir Wilderness, surrounded by national forests for hiking, dirt biking, 4-W driving, etc. Yet, 3-4 hours to San Francisco, Los Angeles or the Pacific Ocean.
Private home in valley of former summer Indian camp, then cattle ranch, and then dude ranch. Spacious, sunny and light with landscaping including lush lawn for children to play safely while parents watch from the kitchen or deck. Piano, ukele, bongos as well. There areas for volley ball, baseball and basket ball in the community open space area at the Club House.
Surrounded by National Forest, the community is composed of custom homes varying from multiple acres to 1/3 acre lots located along narrow paved roads winding through beautiful cedars, black oaks and pines. Directly accros the lane, 40 acres has been designated open space, which has tree-lined all year Whiskey Creek sandwiched between 2 beautiful meadows. Abundant wildlife and wildflowers. Morning and evening walks to the cascades and the Indian grinding holes is a wonderful way to feel the Sierra.
Mariposa Grove (Giant Sequoias) at the South gate of Yosemite National Park is 45 minutes away. Hwy 41 carries you to the Valley floor, 60 miles from the house. Historic Sierra National Scenic Byway only 5 minutes away. Both offering history, hiking, mountain biking, off-road vehicle trails/roads, fishing, hunting in season and swimming in the community's Whiskey Creek, or at tranquil Manzanita Lake (15 minutes) or Bass Lake (also 15-20 minutes away). Manzanita Lake allows non-motorized boats and Bass Lake the full spectrum of jet skis, water skiing, sailing and family house patio boats for day use.
Events include dancing and eating at Bass Lake's outdoor Jazz on the Lake every Friday night. Not limited to age. Wawona Hotel has a pianist that plays requests and Saturday nights holds a BBQ and square dancing for all ages. Other festivals and art events are continually provided for tourists.
Horse back riding is available at Fish Camp (35 minutes), groups hikes and nature walks are also available as well as tours of the Sierra Visit National Scenic Byway or Yosemite Valley.
For those strenuous hikers, the Scenic Byway is the starting point for a trans-Sierra hike to Mammoth. One day each way if fit. For more casual hiking or biking, the Scenic Byway offers less than 5-mile hikes to lakes or peaks showing the beauty of our many granite domes. Oh yes, Yosemite is ready to show you its grandeur too. 45 minutes to Mariposa's splendid trees and history; 20 minutes to historic Wawona Hotel and another 45 minutes to either Glacier Point or the Valley.
Snow sports' enthusiasts can enjoy the family friendly slopes at Badger Pass or the challenge of Sierra Summit. Both 1 1/2 hours away. Ski rentals are reliable. Snow shoeing or cross country skiing up Peckinpaw Road (Yes, Sam Peckinpaw grew up here). Historical cabins, wildlife and sheer beauty will be experienced. Snow does cover the Cascadel Valley, but cannot be depended upon. When it is present, people ski along the road and in the 40-acre open space. There are two large LL Bean Snow Tubes for guests and a snow park is located just beforer the south entrance to the Park.
Relax or be as busy as you would like. Great Mexican restaurant in North Fork, more formal dining at Bass Lake. You will surely enjoy visiting the little mountain town of North Fork for movie rentals or groceries. It takes you back 30 years. The Sierra ambience is waiting for you. Everything I have ever wanted is here in Cascadel and I would really like to share it with you.
Keywords: Roomy Bright 2-story Mountain House sleeps 10 fully equipped. 20 miles from south gate to Yosemite, 8 miles from Bass Lake. All year running stream, 40-acre common area, middle of historic natn'l forest.
This is my retirement home, but family demands required I temporarily move to Lake Arrowhead. It wouldn't be good to leave it empty so I decided to rent it to families to let them enjoy the same environment that my family enjoy. I am a professional and my career was in corporate tax with large corporations. However, I always had time to visit Yosemite or its surrounding to hike and backpack. My goal was always to move near Yosemite.
Suzann purchased this house in 2005
Cascadel House is located in the most beautiful historic valley that has retained a secluded piece of the Sierra. Most Sierra foothills or historic area are overbuilt and very busy. We, in Cascadel Woods, have no commercial enterprises, traffic within the valley is only there for a purpose or is a resident. My first day after moving in, I walked across the bridge down to the cascades. Truly, I felt I was in a beautiful state park. Even the sounds of children playing brought me to that feeling.
Across the lane in front of my deck is a 40-acre open space area with a huge meadow, trails and an all-year creek. Across the meadow is a gravel/dirt road created well before 1880, but dedicated to the reigning county in that year. It is so peaceful to walk the community trails and the dirt road or hike the trail in the national forest that surround our valley. There is a two-volume trail guide just for horseback riders. Residents ride their mountain or dirt bikes up Autumn Road to explore the miles and miles of trails, Whiskey Falls, Shut-eye Peak and so on. As an avid hiker, there are unlimited places to explore. That makes me excited to begin my day.
In the winter, skiing at Badger is about an hour away; skiing at China Peak is about 1.5 hours away. There is ice skating in Yosemite Valley and at Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp. After a snow (which usually melts in a few weeks), residents make cross country ski trails and do some sledding. Cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and a snow park are available before entering the Yosemite south entrance as well. Imagine hiking through the snow in Mariposa Grove in the winter. The clear air and blue skies set off the big trees with striking definition.
And then the wildlife. Healthy in their natural environment not being fed by humans. We have a bear, lots of deer, a mountain lion, squirrels, quail, raccoon, and many birds.
Cascadelwoods.org logs the wildlife and the history of our special area. Please visit it. You will be impressed.
Although VRBO/HomeAway provided swift and superb service, some of us vacation homeowners were hacked. When we responded with "not available," the phishing people used that to inform prospective guest there had been a cancellation and then requested a wire transfer to rent our houses. I DO NOT REQUEST OR ACCEPT WIRE TRANSFERS! So, please never fall for that evil trick. Also, I believe most of us are covered for illegal schemes if we credit cards.
This is our 2nd time staying at the Cascadel Woods House and we will definitely be back! The house is perfectly situated between so many wonderful places to explore. The owners are very helpful and offer a wide array of information about where to go and what to do. The house itself it comfortable and is truly a home-away from home.
This wonderful, clean, and spacious home is ideal in location for those wanting to get away from it all, yet close to swimming at Manzanita Lake or boating at Bass Lake. Nice and quiet. Beds comfortable. Home filled with beautiful natural light. Home well-stocked with all the amenities, including small washer and dryer. Great AC kept us cool. Wonderful selection of books for bookworms! (Happy, happy!) enjoyed coffee on the terrace in the morning, cocktails while grilling in the evening. We all enjoyed the musical instruments and games. Master suite is luxurious! Didn't bathe in the large tub (I'd feel guilty in this drought) but so lovely, maybe next time. Would definitely stay again. The owner is so gracious and helpful with info and tips on fun things to do during your stay.
This house was perfect for our group of friends. There were 8 adults and 2 babies and we all fit comfortably. This house was clean, comfortable and beautiful. Couldn't have asked for more!
The owner was great to work with, and offered helpful suggestions relative to our vacation goals. The secluded house in the quiet neighborhood was fantastic, well appointed, and fit our crew of 9 very well. The beds were comfortable, and the A/C kept the house nice & cool during the hot summer days. The kids (teens to early 20's) were able to play cards & games downstairs late into the night without disturbing their parents upstairs... that was nice. The sort-of long and twisty drive to Yosemite was tough on us flatlanders, but very scenic. A thoroughly enjoyable vacation stay.
The home was perfect for our group of 8. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed (besides groceries) but the supermarket in town had everything we needed. The groceries were a little more expensive than a regular supermarket but considering the convenient location they were priced well. The sleeping accommodations were comfortable and the washer and dryer were a great amenity. The owner was quick to respond when we emailed her with our questions. We visited a couple of the eateries in town and found the North Fork community very welcoming and pleasant. We would definitely recommend this home to our friends and family and if we visit the Yosemite area again we will try to stay here again.
As a parent of 2, it is always a treat to getaway and unwind. Our rental was a perfect place to do both. Suzann had thought of everything, down to extra chairs to bring to the lake to ensure everyone could relax. Kitchen was spacious, and the redwood deck was decadent- great for having a drink at then end of the day or coffee at the beginning of the day.
Hundreds of trails and roads for hiking, mountain biking, off-road vehicles or dirt bikes. These are all in the neighborhood . I and my family avidly participate in all of these activities. Also, fantastic pianist at the Wawona Hotel five nights a week. BBQ and squaredancing for entire family (any age) on Saturday nights.
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Pets are welcome, but there is a limit of 2.