|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Spacious 840 sq. ft. log cabin with large bedroom loft near Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. The forest belt of the western Sierra Nevada begins here and extends upward into the mature giant Sequoia groves and the cool realms of red fir and lodgepole pine. In the mild climate of the Pinehurst area. This location provides seclusion and privacy with a feel of living in the forest, and the property includes a seasonal creek. The mountain environment is extended indoors with furnishing of wood and stone themes. The log walls and steeply pitched roof of this cabin blend perfectly with the surroundings.
While sitting on the outdoor deck, you will be surrounded by mature ceder and oak trees and have a view toward the creek bottom, habitat for numerous wild birds including Steller jays and acorn woodpecker. A short walk on the creekside trail provides blackberry picking opportunities, or sit under the sprawling canopy of the mature Valley Oaks and listen to the wind.
This cabin us built in 1956 by William Bell were he lived till he passed away, I am now the property owner and would love to see it enjoyed by those that are looking to escape the city and get back to nature, a place to unplug and reconnect with your spirit, kids and heart.
Kimberli Taylor purchased this cabin in 1956
I am most at home in the mountains and have lived here 33 years. The Pinehurst area provides the mountain environment while being reasonably close to the cities of Visalia and Fresno. This particular property is nestled amongst the, cedars, and oaks and is right off the main road to Kings Canyon. Wildlife are attracted to the creek which flows seasonally through the property.
Peace, quiet, and seclusion, opportunities for walking, birding, horseback riding, and nature study. Artists (writers, painters, musician and composers) will enjoy the opportunity for introspection. Close to Dunlap (archery center) parasailing and hang gliding (Dunlap flight park) General Grant Grove of Giant Sequoias, and Giant Sequoia National Monument.
I also will take well behaved pet's $15.00 dollars per pet per night pet need to be house broken and well behaved, pets are not to be lift in the cabin when guest leave, if you don't want to take your pet on your outing, you can leave them in the kennel that I have provided for them.
My family had a lovely stay at Shady Glen. The cabin is as charming as it looks in the pictures. When we arrived, the place was spotless and ready for us. It was perfect for four of us - two in the loft, one in the bed in the living room, another in the bed in the entry area. The kitchen was well stocked and had what we needed. We had some very hot days while we were there, and the swamp cooler and fans cooled things down in no time, so we were always comfortable. The nights were cool so we were able to open windows and sleep very comfortably. Kimberli was a gracious host and responded right away when we needed more propane for the gas grill but otherwise we had the place to ourselves for a quiet family getaway.
The location was perfect for our itinerary of spending a couple of days in Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park. We did not have reservations in the park and didn't want to stay in a hotel, so this was just what we were looking for. It is about 15 minutes to the entrance of Kings Canyon. When planning your driving distances, remember that the roads are curvy and it takes some time to get places within the parks. We used Google Maps to help us find Shady Glen and had no trouble finding it, but the roads are very windy and you would not want to make the drive in the dark.
One bonus: the food at Pinehurst Lodge just down the road was fantastic! The woman at the horse rental place in King's Canyon recommended it to us so we had dinner there one night. The place may not look like a five star restaurant, but the woman who cooks knows what she is doing. What had prime rib, a cheeseburger, and fettucini alfredo, all of which were better than the fare we had an expense San Francisco restaurant.
Another bonus: the wildife! Kimberli has bird feeders and we saw the most beautiful birds and there were deer grazing when we arrived. We saw a black bear cub a ways off and spent the better part of an hour watching him eat from inside the cabin. What a treat. All in all, we had a great stay.
Great cabin. About 20 min curvy drive to Grant grove. Cabin was very clean and equipped with everything you need. Very nice balcony with lots of birds singing. Saw some deers too.
We loved our stay at Kimberli's! Cozy, quiet, well stocked, clean, beautiful home! Close to the national parks...it was a perfect weekend!
We were quite comfortable at Shady Glen. Plenty of space for the 4 of us. It was great to come back after hiking and get our showers and cook dinner in the well-equipped kitchen. There were plenty of towels, linens and condiments to make us feel at home.
The only couple of things we needed but didn't contact Kimberli to get were better lighting for the dining table and easier controls for upper fan.
It took a half hour to get to Kings Canyon, and an hour to get to many of our hiking trailheads, even an hour and a half to get to Road's End, but the views and hikes were worth it. Same for Sequoia.
We spent three great nights at Kimberli's cabin. It was a warm, cozy cabin that had all the things you look for from a cabin. It can be hard to find so pay attention to Kimberli's excellent directions.
Kimberli's cabin was beautiful and lived up to all our expectations. All the amenities you need are there, so you don't need to bring any more than you want. the cabin is very well maintained, clean, and decorated with several appropriate knick knacks for the setting. Kimberli was very easy to work with and came by for a visit. We spent a couple hours on the deck sharing stories and learning about the cabin and the area we were staying in. I greatly recommend her cabin to anyone who is looking for a warm comfortable getaway close to nature. We went to both the General Sherman and Grant Groves, but our favorite was the walk up the backside of Moro Rock. Next time we plan on visiting King's Canyon and Crystal caverns.
Spring is putting on a show early this year, and I don't think it will disappoint! the wildflowers are everywhere! Don't miss out it doesn't last to long.
Just remember snow is still possible from now till May or June
The Kings Canyon and Sequoia Parks have cross county-skiing and snow shoeing, It is required to carry chains if visiting the parks and always a good idea.
The Shady Glen Cabin sits about at 4000 ft, and visitors have had to park at the gate and walk a short distance to the cabin, (only if it snows ) Please visit the Kings canyon park web sit, for park closer and winter conditions.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$70|
The rental is based on a two person occupancy, should you wish to have more, a $15.00 fee will be charged per person per day, if you fail to disclose additional occupants, you will be charged $25.00 per person extra per night, OR asked to leave the property. PLEASE BE HONEST ABOUT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN YOUR PARTY.
Children 12 and under are no charge.
If it snows guest will need to walk a short distinct to the cabin, and park at the top of the driveway, guest should be prepared for snow, and winter conditions. Fire wood is not provided, if I can I will leave some wood for my guest.