|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Swimming pool, granite waterfall, spa, pool table, game room, ping-pong, views, river, fishing, golf, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large stainless steel kitchen, 3 fireplaces, outdoor grill, fabulous views, pines, oaks, garden, Indian grinding stones, 5 acres to roam, outdoor living & dining, large great room, open dining room kitchen, minutes to Yosemite, minutes to Bass Lake, panning for gold, hawks, red-wing blackbirds, blue-heron, ducks, jays, swallows, etc. Enjoy the outdoors from inside or outside this one level, 3000 sq. ft. beautiful home, with 500+ feet or riverfront. The location is ideal. Along a river bend, with mountain views, graceful trees, spectacular waterfall swimming pool/spa and much, much more. The challenge with this property will be leaving it!
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At the entry way, and around the property, are enormous granite rock outcroppings. The home has accents inside and out of granite stones, a redwood paneled master bath, oak mantels, all harvested from the property. The polished concrete floors keep the home cool in the hot summer, and help maintain the warmth in the cold winter months. The ceilings are beamed and finished in pine. Located minutes from Yosemite, Bass Lake, and Oakhurst. Outside living areas include outdoor dining table and comfy chairs, lounges around the pool, and Adirondack chairs at the river. Cook outside on the outdoor grill or cook up a storm in the stainless steel kitchen. Appliances include Viking induction stove, Thermador convection ovens, and more. Sit under the granite rock waterfall in the built-in pool ledge, or jump off a 3' rock into the pool. Of course, you could swim a lap or float in the pool as you soak in the sun. Dip your toes in the river & watch the red-tail hawks glide between trees.
Hang-out in your chair until sunset & watch a deer, rabbit or possibly raccoon come to the river. After you’ve hiked Yosemite park, return home & soak your muscles in the ground level round jetted spa next to the swimming pool. Stroll to the end of the property, walk on the golf course, & shag a couple of lost golf balls on your way. Play a round of golf, or enjoy a sandwich at the rustic clubhouse, which is also adorned in granite & pine decor. Head on back to the river, grab a volleyball & couple of friends & hit the ball around the sandy beach volleyball court. Feel the cool sand between your toes. Maybe perch yourself on a granite rock & reflect on when Miwok Indians used the grinding stones to make meal, or give it a try yourself. Set up the croquet set & play a round with your mates. The river is more like a creek in August & September, so there is a lot more sandy area to explore.
Some say there’s gold in that river. So, try your luck at panning for some gold right out your door. Maybe a nice nugget for your jewelry box, or a couple flakes as a memento of your trip. Of course, we are not making any promises and do be careful of all the fools gold in the river! If the season's right, pick some fruit out of the trees, or berries. Cut a sprig of rosemary, an iris, rose, lavender, or wild-flower or two for the bud vase in the bathroom or kitchen. Before you head home, or on to your next destination, give the laundry room a work out and pack your bags with clean clothes. Of course, if you want to extend that vacation feeling, there is a local cleaner close by. If you have been able to resist the tire swing, take a spin or two before you leave. Maybe your last night could be spent sleeping in the hammock in the trees. Sign the guest book, and we’ll keep a light on for your next visit.
We have been visiting this area with our children, several times a year, for about 15 years. We enjoy the majesty of Yosemite, and have been Season's Pass holders at the Badger Pass Ski Area, located inside Yosemite Park, for many years. We have been fortunate to be able to explore the National Parks and natural beauty of the Western US and Canada over the years, but have always been drawn to Yosemite as our 'Home Base'.
During our many trips to this area, we have often sought out the Real Estate magazines and pondered ownership of a slice of paradise for our visits. In 2010, we finally took the plunge to buy, and envision many years of enjoying gatherings of family and friends at our home called 'Riverbend'.
We hope that our guests will also enjoy the peace, tranquility and beauty that beckons at Riverbend. It gives us great pleasure to share our home in this very special region.
Fred Lange purchased this house in 2010
It's truly one-of-a-kind!
[from the guest book]
On behalf of my entire family, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. You have truly thought of everything to insure your guests comfort and entertainment ... games, ping pong, fish in the river, the swing, playhouse ... the list is endless.
We had such a wonderful time and look forward to another visit in God's country!
Our family of 10, 7 adults and 3 children, were in awe of this property. Absolutely loved the Great Room!!! So warm and cozy!
The home exceeded our expectations. The game room, pool table, ping pong and numerous board games were a hit with everyone. Even pans for panning for gold. Which was a highlight for the little ones. Thank you Fred and Lynne for sharing your beautiful home with us. It was difficult for us to depart. We look forward to returning. Cheri G-Camarillo Ca
This house was absolutely perfect I have nothing to complain about everything was just as seen in pictures but 10xs better!! We had a group of 12 there is so much space nobody is ever in your way the grounds are to die for, it did say 5 bathrooms only 3 but that was fine, we didn't want to leave we were only there 4 days n want to return n do more days after we know it has rained so flowing water can be in the river. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful place, promise to be back😉
Huge estate, beautiful layout. Family had a good time at Yosemite and very relaxing once back at the house. Owner was very prompt to reply to all questions and quick to refund deposit after checking out. Highly recommended.
We had an anazing vacation here. 6 adults and 5 kids. Fred and Lynn were extremely easy to deal with and left clear instructions for the house. Amazing outdoor space and nearby to restaurants and shops.
The house was just a perfect place for relaxing and having fun at the same time It felt like being on a retreat The surroundings of the house were extraordinary and unforgettable We strongly recommend this property!
Wow, can't say enough about this wonderful vacation home & location. We spent a week at Riverbend for our family vacation with 9 adults and 6 children. The house and property is so beautiful and relaxing with plenty of activities for all ages. The house had everything we needed and more. The amazing pool & Jacuzzi was the highlight for everyone especially after a long day of hiking. The kids also loved the tire swing and exploring the river. We could have spent every day just staying at the house and been completely fulfilled but as hard as it was to leave the house we did manage to get out and explore the area. Spent two wonderful days enjoying the beauty of Yosemite National Park, Took a fun train ride at Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, checked out the gift shops and had a picnic lunch in their nice picnic area. They also have a moonlight train ride which includes dinner & entertainment. One day we took the kids to a small organic farm called Highland Downs Cottage Garden Farm. The owners are so friendly and love having visitors. We had a great time picking fresh berries, taking a tour of the farm, feeding the chickens & checking out the gift shop which has homemade cookies, pies, vinegars etc.
We also hiked a trail at the 400 acre Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park. It was very hot in July but would be great in the spring or fall. We had a delicious dinner at the Crab Cakes restaurant in Oakhurst. It is great for adults and children. Our 6 kiddo's, 7 years and under, were completely entertained with the etch a sketch children's menu's and the fishing game plus the food was wonderful. Had yummy homemade ice cream cones at Reimer's Candy, Gifts & Ice Cream. Our family will definitely be returning to Riverbend. Such a wonderful place to make great family memories ! Thank you Fred & Lynn for sharing your beautiful home with us !
Ahwahnee, Yosemite Area, Gold Country & High Sierra, California, USA -- Ideally located near Yosemite, one of the wonders of the planet that you must visit in your life-time. The home is minutes to Oakhurst, a small city with small town charm, but with many of the conveniences of a large city. You'll also find some great art, antiques and fun things to do there. With a river running through the property, this is a one-of-a-kind location. Yes, it's all about location, location, and location. This property also has a paved road all the way to the garage, which is often hard to find in the mountains around Yosemite. Within a couple of blocks from the home, you'll find an old school house that has been converted to an art school. Maybe there is some room in a class, or maybe you could drive about 10 minutes to pick up a cooking class at Chateau du Sureau.
Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, snowboarding, wildlife viewing, horseshoes, boating, cross country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, health/beauty spa
Golf: River Creek Golf Course at edge of the property.
Additional golf courses w/i a short drive!
Ski: Badger Pass Ski Resort
In Ahwahnee, CA, we are at 2,250 ft. elevation, so our weather is a little milder than Yosemite Park.
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,500|
|Cleaning||$250 + Tax|
4 NIGHT MINIMUM
7 NIGHT MINIMUM HOLIDAY WEEKS OF JULY 4TH, LABOR, THANKSGIVING
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.