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Vintage Farm House in Sierra Foothills

North Fork, CA, USA
  • Farmhouse800 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Remodeled Ranch Cabin Nestled In Sierra Foothills.

Our newly renovated 1890's vintage ranch cabin has all new modern appliances and comforts and is opening for the first time this Spring for visitors. From our location you can be swimming in Bass Lake in 10 minutes, get to the South Gate of Yosemite in 35 minutes, or drive the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway and have all the treasures of the Sierra National Forest at your feet. In the evening you can sit back and relax, barbecue, and enjoy the sweeping views from your own private garden. You are guaranteed great bird watching from our hummingbirds to Red Tail Hawks. After nightfall you might even enjoy being serenaded by the native coyotes!


Katie and Bob Kelly

Member Since 2014
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Katie and Bob Kelly

Katie and Bob are local teachers who love the outdoors and the great opportunities to enjoy nature in Yosemite, Bass Lake, and the Sierra National Forest. Our most recent adventure is creating a small heritage breed animal farm. We are currently refining the chicken run and will soon have donkeys and/or horses and of course, pigs! We also have four loving kittens who are quite happy to have you scratch their ears.

Katie and Bob Kelly purchased this Farmhouse in 2011

Why Katie and Bob Kelly chose Madera County

We chose North Fork as it's a great place to raise kids, flowers, fruits, and vegetables, and spend time outdoors. And, who wouldn't want Yosemite in their backyard? We are on 12 acres that are perfect for raising animals of all sorts, a large vegetable garden and the beginnings of an orchard.

What makes this Farmhouse unique

We are located on the faster, more scenic route to the South Gate of Yosemite National Park (35 minutes) and Bass Lake (10 minutes). We are 25 minutes from the town of Oakhurst. We are situated in an ideal resting spot after day trips to many local attractions and half hour to the Chukchansi Casino and resort. You can sit in your own private garden and look out over historic grazing pastures and watch the sun set over the hills behind you and if you hit it right, you can enjoy the produce from our vegetable garden.


    • Internet
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Master bedroom with one queen-size bed
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, Bedroom 2 has two twin-size beds
      • There are two bedrooms. One has a queen size bed, the second has two twins.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Newly renovated bathroom
      • There is one bathroom with tub/shower, toilet and sink.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
        • Rural


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Fireplace
                  There is a fireplace but due to a dry climate, it may not be used during the summer months.
                • Internet
                  Internet is provided
                • Linens Provided
                  Linens are provided.
                • Living Room
                  Lovely living room waiting for you to visit.
                • Parking
                  There is guest parking in front of the house.
                • Towels Provided
                  4 bathroom towels are provided.


                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      Pots, pans, basic cooking utensils and knives are provided.
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Kitchen
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Pantry Items
                      Basic condiments such as ketchup, mustard, olive oil, vinegar and some spices. There will be one morning's worth of coffee and tea, and a the makings for a simple breakfast.
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Child's Highchair
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 4 people


                            • Books
                              An assortment of birding books, maps and literature on the area are available.
                            • Games
                              Cards and board games
                            • Music Library
                            • Satellite / Cable
                              Satellite TV service is available
                            • Stereo
                            • Television
                              A television is provided.


                                • Boat
                                  May be rented at Bass Lake
                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Private patio
                                • Golf
                                  The Wawona Hotel, located just inside the Yosemite gate has a lovely golf course which is 45 minutes away.
                                • Kayak / Canoe
                                  May be rented at Bass Lake
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                  You will have your own private, fenced in garden.
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  A gas grill is provided
                                • Water Sports Gear
                                  Jet skis available for rental at Bass Lake


                                    • wheelchair inaccessible


                                        • autumn foliage
                                        • festivals
                                        • forests
                                        • museums
                                        • pond
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • bird watching
                                            • gambling casinos
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • paddle boating
                                            • photography
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • hiking
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • water tubing

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      52 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      We Ready to Move In!

                                                      Alicia D.

                                                      This is our first time ever trying Home Away or anything like it and it was the best experience we could have had. Bob and Katie are so hospitable and while the pics of this house are great, it is even better in person. Everything was clean and fresh and carefully thought out. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were so sad to have to leave. Even our five year old asked if we could move in. I was ready to move in too!

                                                      Some awesome perks:

                                                      * Chilled wine waiting for us in the fridge. We aren't wine drinkers but the sentiment was so sweet.

                                                      * Some great literature in the house. We especially liked the children's books about Yosemite.

                                                      * Beautiful surroundings

                                                      * A cozy place perfect for our family of four but just as suitable for friends or a romantic getaway.

                                                      * Not too far from Yosemite. About 35 minutes from the Yosemite South Entrance.

                                                      * Near Oakhurst which is a bigger town with restaurants and grocery stores.

                                                      * The Kellys provided very thorough directions to their place, tips for things to do in the area, and their favorite places to see in Yosemite. They are also very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and were able to help us out with a few questions we had.

                                                      If you are considering this place, just do it. You won't regret it!

                                                      Sweet Place !

                                                      chalida r.

                                                      Nice house and You don't have to prepare anything because they have everything for you! So comfortable I will come back again for sure.

                                                      Perfect quiet getaway

                                                      Jason T.

                                                      We arrived after 9pm and found the home all ready to go with the lights on and fans running. A binder in the living room explained everything about the property very clearly and gave some suggestions for things to do and places to eat in the area.

                                                      The home was very clean and well appointed, making it feel like a home away from home. It was so refreshing to be able to sleep with the windows open and fresh clean air providing natural cooling for the rooms. The bed was quite comfortable as well.

                                                      The home is conveniently located to give you a nice starting point to explore all over the area without making a long trip back.

                                                      We only wish we could have stayed longer to really enjoy the property as its very peaceful.

                                                      Katie is very responsive and makes herself available to answer questions or provide other assistance as needed.

                                                      A nice bottle of wine was waiting for us along with a welcome card which was a really nice touch.

                                                      If we get the chance we will definitely request to book again.

                                                      Quaint and Efficient

                                                      Keith S.Mill Creek, WA

                                                      Well stocked, good amenities, clean. We'd stay again.

                                                      Charming, clean and most of all memorable! Highly recommended.

                                                      Karen C.

                                                      We stayed two nights. A bit of a drive to Yosemeti but perfect for our family to kick back and relax between our hiking and driving adventures!

                                                      Precious farm getaway

                                                      Ivy M.

                                                      We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your renovated farm house! From the fresh eggs and wine waiting for us in the fridge to the modern upgrades in the kitchen and bathroom to the hummingbirds and kitties that greeted us outside...the whole experience was perfect!


                                                      North Fork, CA, USA

                                                      North Fork, a former logging community nestled in the middle of a vast pine and cedar forest is based at an elevation of 3,000 feet. North Fork has a large artist community, a farmers' market, and large Mono Indian population with several museums. The town itself is a quiet, quaint town that has one of the best Mexican restaurants you will ever enjoy. There is a grocery store, post office, coffee house, Pizza Factory and the authentic Buckhorn Saloon. Bass Lake is a 10 minute drive through the pines where you can lay on the beach, hike the trails, jet ski, dine at the local restaurants or rent a boat. Continue on another 25 miles and you will arrive at the South Gate of Yosemite National Park. You will be minutes away from the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoia trees and the Wawona Hotel and golf course and with another 45 minute drive you will be at Glacier Point. Continue on and Yosemite Valley will be at your feet. Another attraction in the area is the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway which has its starting point in the town of North Fork. It is a spectacular 100 mile loop through Sierra National Forrest with stunning views, picnic grounds, hiking trails and the gateway to Mono Hotsprings.

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                                                      52 Reviews
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