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

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Chris Keller
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Glorious home! The light! The setting! The water! The architecture! The comfy rooms and tasteful decor! A pure delight! Many Many laughs, and smiles, joyful times and new family memories!

The Jacksons

The rushing water soothes the spirit and the sun warms our hearts. What a wonderful family gathering here in the woods. The house is so comfortable and well supplied. Guests are made to feel right at home. Thank you for providing a spot in the world to retreat, ponder and renew.

The Hardin Family


Bay Area & Los Angeles
Nov 2014
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Three Rivers House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 11 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • 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.)


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Ready to escape the city? Waterfall retreat home w/ river running through it!
average rating of 5.0 based on 157 reviews

Over the River and In the Woods

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
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Irvine, California

Beautiful and Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
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Incredible Journey in Nature!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
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A magical place!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
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Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
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brookfield il

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Nearest Airport
78 Miles
Fresno Yosemite International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
River View
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
9 hole course
Nearest Beach
on property
Car: necessary

Sequoia National Park: entrance 2 miles

Other Activities: white water rafting/kayaking (May-July)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee 1-4 guests $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

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!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.