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Wonderfully Renovated Jewel of a Cabin - Private on 5 Acres

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,112 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Rustic, Yet Recently Renovated. Just What You Were Looking For!

When you arrive at this recently renovated, very private cedar cabin hideaway, you will find yourself away in the woodlands, but perfectly located halfway between both Yosemite entrances – so you can experience the unique beauty of each! Easy access summer and winter.

So very cozy for a much needed retreat from stresses of daily life and the city.

This rustic and very comfortable cabin has all the modern comforts of home plus more!

You don’t have to settle for a musty older cabin. Valerian Retreat is a two bedroom retreat that features updated everything!

Valerian Retreat is newly furnished. The new kitchen has granite counter tops and new appliances with all you will need to prepare meals … or not. We have installed 2 flat screen TV's with satellite for your enjoyment after you return from the park. There is also free Wi-Fi for Internet or a 'working' holiday.

Cozy bedrooms and open floor plan with woodland view everywhere you look.

You can sit outdoors on the patios and enjoy great sunset evenings most seasons. Dine indoors or outdoors and take walks around the grounds to enjoy nature.

This location is a great place to retreat to after a busy day with the crowds of summer in Yosemite. The cabin is set back along a charming winding driveway on five quiet acres with nothing to hear but the birds and the breeze through the large oak trees that make for special shade. (Yet, you have the best of both worlds, because a convenience store, small restaurant and gas station are just a mile away. You might want to ask how far other rustic cabins are from picking up that quart of milk. :-)

The cabin is also the perfect hideaway in the fall, winter and spring. When it snows, the property, with its special setting, is usually covered with only a lighter layer of snow allowing easier access, while still providing our guests with that inviting and beautiful snowscape.

If you need more space for a family reunion or get together of friends, we have a 40 acre property with the 3 bedroom newly redone Cottage Retreat - vrbo 754978 - winner of over 40 Five Star Reviews and the remarkable 2 bedroom Log House Retreat - vrbo # 2519215 - completed in September of 2017.

Peace and quiet are the best things you’ll notice when you stay at Valerian Retreat. It is set back just one mile off the main route 49, near the historic town of Mariposa and is half way between two entrances to Yosemite Park. You’ll want to sample both easy but different drives into Yosemite - either via the west entrance with HWY 140 along the valley floor beside the Merced River or via the south entrance with HWY 41 through the Sierra mountains.

Come and visit! You won’t want to leave.

Valerian Retreat is a great starting location for day trips to many points of interest:

1. To Yosemite west entrance –

Go north on route 49 to reach the arch rock highway 140 entrance that takes you through the historic town of Mariposa and along the valley floor of the scenic Merced River canyon. It is a beautiful drive which will take you about 45 minutes to an hour to reach the park. There are many places along the road to stop and enjoy the wild and scenic river. This area is known for spectacular wild flower viewing.

2. To Yosemite south entrance –

Go south on route 49 to reach Oakhurst - a larger town with many services, dining and shopping options. In Oakhurst, you will turn left onto highway 41 east to wind your way up the mountain into Yosemite Park through the quaint little villages of Fish Camp and Wawona – both places of many interests. Near Wawona is the must see Mariposa Grove of giant redwoods. As you drive further toward Yosemite just after the tunnel, be sure to pull off to see the spectacular view of the Yosemite valley from above.

3. Bass Lake is located fifteen minutes from Oakhurst. It is a hopping place during warm weather for water sports and just catching some sun and a picnic for the day. Bass Lake offers water sports rentals, shops, casual as well as fine dining options. 'Ducey's on the Lake' is a favorite restaurant.

4. There are 3 local golf courses just minutes away: Sierra Meadows, River Creek and Wawona; the latter is just inside Yosemite.

5. During the winter months you can travel to Badger Pass to enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

6. Many of the communities have many other activities throughout the year! On local websites you can find events like festivals, the arts and wineries to explore. Mariposa has a zip line and river rafting in the summer, as well as horseback riding on forested trails.

7. Mariposa has its own airport just 10 minutes from town and 20 minutes from the cabin. Car rentals are available at the airport with advance reservations.

8. Fresno international Airport is about 1 hour and 15 minute drive to the cabin.

Valerian Retreat is owned by Cottage Retreats LLC.

More Details

Property Manager
Michelle Oldson
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Michelle Oldson

I was brought up on the east coast with four seasons. Later moving to southern California, I had the good fortune to travel to Mariposa and Yosemite during the winter season to find a truly unique splendor. I decided that this was where I would get in touch with nature.

Michelle Oldson purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Michelle Oldson chose Mariposa

This property is unique as it sits so quietly and privately surrounded by 13 acre and 60 acre parcels on each side. Yet the main north-south road and a convenience store are only a mile away.

What makes this cabin unique

This unique glass fronted home was professionally renovated, decorated and furnished to perfectly suit the peaceful rustic setting.

Amenities

Mariposa Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1112 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with its own bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Wonderfully Renovated Jewel of a Cabin - Private on 5 Acres
average rating of 4.9634147 based on 82 reviews
5

beautiful property in a beautiful part of the country, quiet, peaceful and near national park

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend it for those seeking something remote yet near the parks as well as easy access to a nearby town.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Mariposa Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house near Mariposa CA. My wife and I and our eldest daughter decided to add a couple days to a Sonoma county wine trip to experience Yosemite NP. This property is 2 bedrooms and 2 baths which was perfect. Modern appliances throughout and a beautiful common area/tv viewing/eating area. We stayed during their Indian summer, so the a/c was handy during the 80 degree days and the heating welcomed during the 50 degree nights. Convenient patio in back for enjoying happy hour!

Keep in mind though that Yosemite is a really big park - so you're still a little over an hour away when you stay here. But it's well worth it. Mariposa is also a nice, quaint little town with some good restaurants and a handy grocery store. I would love to stay there longer next time.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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libertyvlle,IL; Chicago suburb
5

Mariposa cottage - September 2017

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was just as described on the website. The trip directly from the San Francisco airport took between 3 to 3 and half hours.

The location is about 8 miles south of Mariposa and 15 miles north of Oakhurst. The property is very private and we called it our mini-ranch. The cottage was comfortable for 2 couples. The window air condioners were able to keep up with the 90 plus degree weather.

We found the cottage to be well equipped. We did cook a few meals both inside and on the grill as well. No issues with any of the necessary utensils, plates, tableware etc. The decor is what one should expect for a cottage. Some throwback items, Furniture was comfortable and the cable/ wi-fi worked just fine.

Michelle was helpful in resolving a billing issue. Overall, we enjoyed the cottage and would recommend it to others. It is close enough to Yosemite as well as some lakes for boating and recreation.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

we loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

We just left this lovely home this morning after a 3 night stay and wish we had stayed longer. The home is cozy and welcoming with all the amenities you need. The peacefulness of the property was just perfect. We were 2 couples and we spent quite a bit of time just hanging out on the back deck, drinking wine and bird watching. We also did see a coyote early one morning.

We spent 2 full days in Yosemite but were still back "home" early enough to enjoy it. We found a local restaurant right across the road but had fabulous burgers and very friendly people - Steve's Sportsman's Grill - check it out! (Bring your own beer/wine).

We highly recommend a stay in this lovely home if you are looking to stay in Mariposa.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Slaton,Tx 79364
4

Location was great and property was nice and clean. Loved the seclufed location!

  • 4 of 5

Nice location to get away from the hustle and bustle ....wished it had a hot tub but overall it was awesome.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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San Jose
5

Very clean and has everything you voukd possibly need.

  • 5 of 5

Easy drive to Yosemite and other daily activities.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Mariposa Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
River Creek Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
49
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sportsman Cafe
Nearest Ski
57 Miles
Badger Pass
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager'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.

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