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Ready to escape the city? Waterfall retreat home w/ river running through it!

Three Rivers, CA, USA
  • House3200 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

4 bedrooms, 4 baths + private decks & river views (sleeps 7-8 max)

CLOSED. Please check out our new property: SEQUOIA FALLS #4576891

As seen in Sunset magazine, Wall Street Journal and the New York Times!

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright student, Frank Robert, Kaweah Falls is a modern rustic retreat home tucked away at the base of the Sequoia National Park in the cozy Sierra Nevada mountain town of Three Rivers, CA—an easy 3.5 hrs. from LA, 4.5 hrs from SF, and 1+ hr from Fresno Yosemite International airport.

A finalist in Dwell magazine's 2010 'Houses We Love' competition, the home bridges a regulated water flume leading to a private sandy beach and a year-round active waterfall. While sipping wine at the bar you can watch rainbow trout swimming below through a glass-bottomed floor.

This one of-a-kind vacation home makes the ultimate escape from the city, the ideal writer's retreat (finally finish that novel or screenplay) or simply a place to recharge, far away from the hustle and bustle

Plan your escape to Sequoia!: Kaweah Falls is the ultimate base camp for your exploration of the Sequoia National Park.

(from Visit Sequoia website) 'California's Sequoia National Park is an unspoiled treasure of some of the most striking scenery in the world. From its towering giant sequoia trees and soaring mountain peaks to cascading creeks, flowering meadows, and star-studded evening skies, you'll be inspired by this breathtaking national forest vacation destination.

Established in 1890, and recently featured in the Ken Burns PBS documentary 'The National Parks: America's Best Idea', Sequoia National Park is California's first national park and America's second oldest. With more than 1 million annual visitors, Sequoia National Forest is a popular destination for guests from around the world.

At Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, you’ll find the five largest living giant sequoia trees in the world.'

Come see the largest living tree on Earth! : The General Sherman tree is estimated to be between 2300-2700 years old, and if you've never seen it, a day trip is a must. (Kaweah Falls is located 2 miles from the entrance to Sequoia Park.)

'Often referred to as one of California's best national forest family vacation destinations, Sequoia offers a myriad of year-round visitor attractions and recreational activities. Spring and summer offer sensational hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and cave tours. Winter boasts some of the finest cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snow play to be found in the Sierras. And throughout the year, Sequoia National Forest features ranger naturalist programs, nature walks, visitor centers, and interpretive museum exhibits to please all ages and interests.'

Experience the magic of Kaweah Falls: After you've enjoyed a memorable picnic amongst the towering Sequoias in the Giant Forest, climbed the steps to the soaring peak of Moro Rock (where you can see Russia!), and strolled through Crescent Meadow and likely spotted black bears grazing, then it's time to come down the mountain where your luxury compound awaits: cook out on the grill, enjoy a nice bottle of wine, and roast S'mores around he campfire.

After marveling at all the stars (more than you've likely seen before), retire to your cozy chambers and let the waterfall lull you into a restful sleep. For adventure seekers, white water rafting in Three Rivers is world-class (May-July); or if your idea of adventure involves a hammock and a good book, you'll be right at home. If you plan your visit in late summer, there's no better place to take a dip than Kaweah Falls. And if you're one that likes to get away, but just can't disconnect, not to worry: you can check email and surf the internet from your private river deck.


Chris Keller

Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Nov 19, 2017


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


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Main House
        Master Suite: 1 king, Tempurpedic mattress
      • Main House
        Guest room: 1 queen
      • Apartment Suite
        1 queen
      • Hobbit Room
        1 queen, Cozy room near waterfall ideal for 1 adult or 2 kids.
      • There are 4 separate bedroom suites on the property with a MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY of 7-8 guests.


      • 4 Bathrooms
      • Main House
        Master bathroom: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub, Mr. Steam sauna + Jacuzzi tub w/ river views
      • Main House
        Guest: toilet, shower
      • Apartment Suite
        toilet, shower
      • Hobbit Room
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • River
          • Beach
            Prime river frontage on the main fork of the Kaweah River.
          • Beachfront
            private sandy beach along Kaweah river
          • Lake
            Lake Kaweah located 5 miles downstream for summer boating, fishing, swimming, etc.
          • Mountain
            Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
          • Mountain View
            Mountain views from every room
          • Beach View
          • Town
            Visalia (30 miles) Fresno (75 miles)
          • Village
            Three Rivers
          • Water View
            River views from every room
          • Waterfront
          • Waterfront
            Prime river frontage on main fork of Kaweah River


              • Away From It All


                  • Catering available


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Computer Available
                        A new Mac computer for guest use.
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Fireplace
                      • Firewood
                      • Free Local Calls
                      • Free Long Distance
                        Free long distance for all calls within United States.
                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Macintosh Computer
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Shampoo
                      • Telephone
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Water Cooler
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Ice Maker
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Catering Available
                            Several catering options. Please Inquire
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Coffee Makers in the main kitchen and the apartment kitchenette, including French Press.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Gourmet Kitchen
                          • Grill
                          • Blender
                          • Kitchen
                            Main house has full kitchen; apartment has a kitchenette with microwave, small fridge, oven, stovetop, coffee maker, filtered water.
                          • Kitchenette
                          • Microwave
                          • Mini Refrigerator
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Dining table seats 6. Bar area seats 5.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 11 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • DVR
                                  • Games
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Premium cable channels with DVR.
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television


                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Balcony
                                        (2) Master bedroom has private balcony and guest bedroom in main house has private balcony. The apartment has private porch.
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Golf
                                        Local 9-hole golf course in Three Rivers. Several public courses in Visalia.
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        The apartment has a screened-in lanai
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Patio
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                      • Walkway to Water
                                      • Yard


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                Whirlpool tub in Master Bathroom.
                                              • Jacuzzi
                                              • Sauna
                                                Mr. Steam shower in Master Bathroom.
                                              • Spa Whirlpool
                                              • Steam Shower
                                              • Whirlpool
                                              • jetted tub
                                                Jacuzzi tub in master bathroom.


                                                  • autumn foliage
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • caves
                                                  • churches
                                                  • forests
                                                  • library
                                                  • museums
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • waterfalls

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • photography
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • massage therapist

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • whitewater rafting


                                                                  • STAIRS: The property may be unsuitable for those that have difficulty with stairs (there are 2 flights down to main level of house (master bedroom, guest bedroom, living and dining rooms and main kitchen); and an additional flight of stairs to the river level (Hobbit Room and Guest Apartment, beach and waterfall.)

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    41 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Over the River and In the Woods

                                                                    Sharon S.

                                                                    We were a Thanksgiving gathering of eight with our ages ranging from 6 to 90. I know I speak for all when I say there was

                                                                    nothing to suggest for improvement. Reservations and advance information complete and responsive to requests. The

                                                                    photography raised our level of expectation but it was exceeded by the actual experience. Nothing had been overlooked

                                                                    in providing for our comfort and anticipating our needs. Thank you Chris, Charles, Maria, Fred, and Kaweah Falls for our

                                                                    memorable Thanksgiving.

                                                                    The Dawson Family from Palo Cedro, Huntington Beach, Stockton, Sacramento, Crescent City

                                                                    Beautiful and Relaxing Retreat

                                                                    Felicia W.Irvine, California

                                                                    October 22-25, 2015 Guests #243

                                                                    Chris was super responsive as we were booking our stay, and provided us with a comprehensive guide to the local area. From the moment we stepped onto the property, we greatly enjoyed the beautiful home and incredible setting. Everyone had a fabulous time—3 families including 3 toddlers and two 5 month old babies! We arranged for Maria to prepare dinner on two nights and they were so delicious. Both her and Fred were so wonderful and helpful!

                                                                    We enjoyed sitting by the river during the day, and relaxing around the campfire in the evening. We roasted marshmallows and made s'mores! The children loved running around the sandy beach and dipping their toes in the river. We saw several black bears during our stay. We didn't want to leave!!!

                                                                    The Wongs, The Richardsons & The McCormick's

                                                                    Incredible Journey in Nature!

                                                                    Gina R.

                                                                    What an incredible home! Thank you so much for allowing our family to share in the wonder and beauty of Kaweah Falls! The pictures, truly, do not do it justice. Our family will cherish the time we spent here. We saw at least 4 bears - different bears! - during our stay! That was the icing on the cake for us - our kids were fascinated! We are only sad we had to leave and sad to learn we are among the last who may stay in this beautiful home. But we will treasure the memories!

                                                                    Thank you!

                                                                    The Rodriguez Family

                                                                    A magical place!

                                                                    Karen K.

                                                                    Sept. 11, 2015

                                                                    Guest# 233

                                                                    What a magical place! Everything was so perfect, relaxing and breathtaking!

                                                                    We saw every creature great and small at this house. There were times it was too unbelievable at how truly beautiful everything was. I kept pinching myself to wake up.

                                                                    Chris, Maria, and Fred — you are all amazing and truly wonderful people. Thank you for allowing us to pester you all and make us feel at home.

                                                                    We will never forget our experiences and are so grateful we found you. We hope our paths cross again soon.


                                                                    The Kaliski’s and the Gunderman’s

                                                                    Beautiful and relaxing

                                                                    Corre C.

                                                                    We had a wonderful time. Such a beautiful relaxing place. My kids had so much fun exploring here and at Sequoia National Park. We loved every minute. Great attention to details and the clients needs. Maria the muffins were delicious!

                                                                    Thank you,

                                                                    The Chiala Family

                                                                    Guests #232

                                                                    Beautiful home

                                                                    wendy k.brookfield il

                                                                    Beautiful home. Welcomed with fresh baked muffins by Maria. Loved the location-so close to Sequoia National Park. Enjoyed the beauty of the backyard and the peacefulness of the home. Would definitely recommend to family/friends. Chris was very helpful and so easy to work with. We had a question and he responded immediately. Here is what our daughter wrote in the guest book


                                                                    I don’t know where to start - This beautiful house was amazing! Me and my family were so grateful we had 3 days to enjoy this house. The backyard was so cool!! I put my feet in the river it felt so good! Me and my dad saw baby trout. They were so cute!! Anyway, if I had to pick my favorite part of the house it was….ALL OF IT!!!!

                                                                    I wish I could stay longer.

                                                                    Thank you Chris for everything ❤️

                                                                    -Elle Age 10


                                                                    Three Rivers, CA, USA

                                                                    Sequoia National Park: entrance 2 miles Other Activities: white water rafting/kayaking (May-July)

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Cleaning Fee
                                                                    Pet Fee
                                                                    Additional Guest Fee
                                                                    Damage Insurance
                                                                    Tax Rate

                                                                    RATES based on OCCUPANCY. Posted Base Rate(1-4 guests) +$50/night each additional guest. Cleaning fee:$250 (1-4 guests);$275 (5-6 guests);$300 (7-8 guests) Pets considered. $25.00/pet/night w/ one time $50 cleaning fee. Holidays excluded from specials and special rates apply. Kaweah Falls is a private residence and not suitable for weddings or special occasions. BOOK a WEEK and 7th day free!

                                                                    41 Reviews
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