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Kris Rogers

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

LUXURY NATURE ESCAPE - Family Fun, Lasting Memories

69 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Your stay at Mariposa's Howling Wolf Lodge awaits. Recently built 2700 sq. ft. open-concept, spacious home with a mountain view on 25+acres. Has resort-like atmosphere with amenities that include a bocce ball court, small 9 hole putting green with creek-like pond, a badminton court, a Tuscan seating area with wine cave facade, and park-like lighting. A new relaxing fountain with colored lights was added to the Tuscan seating area and a swing bed was hung under the pergola earlier this year.

Lodge has high-end knotty pine interior with cathedral ceilings in the main living space and master bedroom as well as beautiful slate floors, and granite counter tops throughout. The gourmet kitchen has a large granite island great for entertaining.

Excellent for romantic getaway or group retreat. Enjoy friends and family in the comfortable family room. Play electronic darts, air hockey, or mini-foosball while watching sports in the game room. End your day with gorgeous sunsets, then BBQ on the beautiful covered patio. Enjoy the comfortable seating, play bocce ball, badminton, Frisbee, or have a putting contest.

Conveniently located between Mariposa and Oakhurst off Hwy 49. Enjoy a scenic drive through historic Mariposa. Grab and bite, walk around, and shop. Then continue along Hwy 140 to the Yosemite Valley entrance or take a gorgeous drive through the lush forest of the Hwy 41 entrance.

Our amenities include:

* 1 master suite w/ pillow top King bed and Queen beds

* 2 bedrooms w/ pillow top Queen beds

* Queen size airbed available for additional $30.00

* Living room has wood stove and nice leather furniture

* Large dining table great for eating, conversing, or playing games.

* Air conditioning with state-of-the-art thermostat

* Comfortable padded chairs on the patio for relaxing.

* All bedrooms have a mountain view

* Game room will full-size bar, has an electronic dart game, air hockey, foosball coffee table, and mini-fridge.

* Wireless internet

* Satellite cable tv

* Gourmet Kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances, large granite island, 6 burner gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, double oven, toaster, large crock pot, mini-donut maker, and coffee maker.

* 3 bathrooms (3 showers, 2 tubs), all with granite counter tops

* Jacuzzi bathtub in Master bath

* Indoor laundry room with new extra large washer and dryer with laundry detergent and fabric softener provided

* 55' Sony flat screen tv with streaming Netflix

* 39" flat screen tv in game room

* Wii game system with over 100 games

* Mini stereo system

* DVD player

*good selection of Board games for family fun

*Gas BBQ with propane provided

* Linens provided

* PortaCrib, booster seat, and high chair available

Sorry, but no pets allowed due to area wildlife, no fenced in yard, and poison oak in surrounding forest. Clouds Rest Pet Sitting in Lush Meadows is a facility that will board small to medium-sized dogs. Call (209) 966-6087 for more information. Another facility to check out is Animal Care Center (209) 742-7387.

No smoking, no pets, no firearms, and no fireworks on premises. No parties without prior approval.

Complimentary bottle of champagne, and 1/2 pound of fresh roasted Mariposa coffee are provided. Complimentary tour of Mariposa Coffee given by its owner on request (located just down the road).

We have sleeping in beds for 10. A queen-size air bed can be set up for an additional $30.00. Book now or e-mail for more information.

Keywords: home, house, lodge, cabin, retreat, acreage, secluded, private, mountain, forest, vacation rental, resort

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kris Rogers (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Kris Rogers

We are recently retired professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kris was a Radiologic Technologist and Don was an Engineering Project Manager. We were attracted to the beauty and tranquility of the area.

Kris Rogers purchased this house in 2010

Why Kris Rogers chose Yosemite Area

Our honeymoon was in Yosemite and we have shared a love of this area. We loved the open concept, exposed wood beam ceiling in the living room, the slate floors, and granite counter tops. We saw the potential in this property from the immediate yard area to the more remote areas that are picturesque and great for future trail development.

What makes this house unique

We love looking at our mountain view, the beautiful sunsets, and the visiting wildlife. While drinking coffee on our covered patio we enjoy watching the hummingbirds. Evenings are enjoyed with a glass of wine while relaxing on the swing bed under the covered pergola. Other activities include working on the property, hiking, riding bicycles and motorcycles.


based on 69 traveler reviews

LUXURY NATURE ESCAPE - Family Fun, Lasting Memories
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 69 reviews

Great house, great activities!

  • 4 of 5

If there was a pool, this house would get 5 stars no question! But we loved it none the less, and would return with family and friends again. If you are looking to stay near Yosemite, there isn't a better option than the howling wolf lodge!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased your enjoyed your stay. We take extra care to provide amenities and all the supplies you would need to enjoy your stay in our custom built luxury home. Although I understand that a pool would be nice, there are numerous reasons that we do not have one, the severe drought being one. It is unreasonable to dock us a star for that, as we do not advertise having a pool and if that is important, then another property would be a better option. We focus instead on providing upscale wholesome entertainment for families and friends on a secluded property surrounded by nature. We wish you well in future travels. Sincerely, Kris
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Breathtaking home

  • 5 of 5

My family of three generations all loved this home for many reasons. The most common one being the backyard and fun activities. The backyard was surreal. Bocce ball was popular with the younger guests and the exceptional pergola sitting area was where the adults lounged most of the time. We did make use of the putting green as well. The hummingbirds were a constant source of entertainment. The actual house was just as amazing and perfect for us in every way. The house was immaculate and had everything that we needed for preparing food. We appreciated the spices and things left for guests to aid in cooking. The bedrooms were all very nicely appointed with comfortable beds and plenty of space. The location was very convenient to visit Yosemite National Park and local towns. My dad said he would travel from Portland Oregon just to stay in this house again even if he were not visiting any of the local sites. I would recommend this home to anyone looking for an exceptional vacation home oasis. Kris is very easy to work with and responds quickly to questions.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun... Fun... Fun...

  • 5 of 5

The Howling Wolf Lodge is perfect for anyone looking to go to Yosemite! It's a great getaway from all the hustle and bustle... with PLENTY of fun in mind!

This place was super clean, super organized, and very welcoming!

Thanks again for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had such a great family time at Howling Wolf!

  • 4 of 5

We had such a great time enjoying Howling Wolf. We were all able to spread out and relax after a hot day of hiking. when the evenings cooled down we enjoyed family competitions on the badminton, putting green and bocce ball courts. The kids loved chasing the baby frogs and then letting them go back in to the little stream on the putting green.

The home was very well equipped and we enjoyed cooking in the wonderful, well-provisioned kitchen!

Because of the very hot 100 degree weather, we wished there had been some kind of water feature to cool off in after all the hiking during the day.

All in all a great visit! Would stay here again when the weather is more kind.

Kris was wonderful and so responsive to all of our questions.

Thanks again! The Gennaros and the Eichenbergers!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly enjoyed having this great group stay with us. We love hearing that your group enjoyed your stay. We take extra care and pride in providing supplies and amenities for relaxation and entertainment. Our home was not built with renting in mind. It was designed and built by a general contractor as his retirement home. No expense was spared on the materials used for construction. We are not finished with the landscaping, but a pool at this time is not an option. This is a luxury accommodation that we are choosing to share with nature lovers. It is unfair to dock us a star for not having a pool. We have excellent air conditioning, a covered patio, and a covered pergola both with fans. If a pool is a priority then another property may be a better fit. We wish you group safe travels in the future. Sincerely, Kris
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Wonderful stay in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

Last weekend was our family's second trip to the lodge. It is a beautiful place to gather together play and have a conversation. The house is clean and well appointed. We all played both in the yard and inside in the bar playroom. We also thoroughly enjoyed the Netflix since my family hates commercials. I hope we can come to the mountains again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything you want in a vacation home, and so much more. The house is super comfortable, with a glorious main room kitchen/great room area that's perfect for hanging out and cooking in. The backyard is almost indescribable. Honestly at first we thought it was over the top, but that was before we learned how to play bocce ball. The 9 hole putting green was awesome. So many perfect areas just to hang out in and read a book or enjoy a family dinner. Beds and linens were notably wonderful, and I'm not one to note that sort of thing. Owners were super responsive, we had one extremely minor issue and they were beyond helpful. Deposit was returned promptly. Oh, and Yosemite was unbelievably wonderful too. We've stayed in over 30 VRBO homes, and this is at the very top.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Historic downtown with restaurants, wine and beer tasting, and unique gift shops."
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Fresno Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
1) South Gate Brewery & 2) Prospector's Brewery
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
River Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Sugar Pine Railroad
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Steve's Sports Cafe
Car: necessary

We are located between the Hwy 140 and Hwy 41 Yosemite park entrances. The scenic drive through historic Mariposa to the Hwy 140 entrance is 42 miles. Once inside the gate it is another 10 - 15 minutes to the valley floor. The drive to the Hwy 41 gate takes 45 minutes. It is another 20-45 minutes once inside the gate depending on what trail or area you visit. Our favorite hikes are The Mist Trail, Sentinel Dome, and Glacier Point trails.


Rates & Availability

Mariposa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2016
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
Mar 31 2017 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
May 19 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Housekeeping to 12 guest $150 + Tax
Payment Non-Cash $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Holidays $275.00 night and $400.00 deposit.

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Mariposa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Back Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Jacuzzi tub in master bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen , Dream Weaver Suite (Master Bedroom)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Call of the Wild Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Mariposa Fantasy Room
  • Master suite with romantic oak four poster Cal. King size canopy bed and an additional Queen sized bed, 2 more Queen sized beds, Quality mattresses throughout with foam mattress toppers offer a restful nights sleep. Master Suite and Call of the Wild rooms both have walk-in closets. Graco portable crib, portable high chair, and 2 booster seats are available for use. Comfy queen sized air bed for additional guests is available for order ($30.00 extra) that can easily fit in spacious master suite. A set of twin beds is available on request.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 14 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Secluded mountain property with a view on 25 acres to get away from it. Landscaping includes a bocce ball court, small putting green, large turf area for kids to play, and Tuscan wine themed seating enclosure to set the mood for the evening.

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