About the property
- Cabin1112 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
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 Roku 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 November 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.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Ted B.
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.
Ted B. purchased this Cabin in 2012
Why Ted B. 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.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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.
Beautiful and Serene
My family really enjoyed our stay here. It was private, quiet, and beautiful. The inside of the house was sparkling clean, and gave off such a warm and inviting atmosphere. We will definitely stay here again when we plan our next Yosemite trip!
Thank you for the nice review. We are very pleased to have been able to host your family and that you had such a nice visit.
Well look forward to seeing you back.
Cosy, Charming and Quirky
The house is located in a rural area about 10-15 minutes outside of Mariposa. It is deliciously quiet, which is just what we desired, not a neighbor in sight. The house is cosy with a wood burning stove, a nice size kitchen with everything you need except a toaster. Each of the bedrooms has a memory foam mattress and very nice bedding. The description of the house and it's comfort is not exaggerated.
We chose this home for all of the above reasons and because it is located between the west and south entrances to Yosemite. It was farther than we anticipated, but there was little traffic on Highway 140 (the west entrance) and it took about 40 minutes. Not a deal breaker.
Awesome Private Home!
I can't say enough good things about this house. This is probably one of the cleanest rentals we have rented and it had everything we needed. The bed was comfortable, the patio was a great place to relax, and the property is very quiet and private. We saw quail, turkeys, bunnies, chipmunks, hummingbirds, etc. on a daily basis. We would come back and stay again.
From the moment we walked in we were impressed with this home. The quality is outstanding. We recommend breakfast on the patio with the sun streaming in! The beds were comfortable and we had everything we needed, and more. It was our base for day trips to Yosemite (allow an hour and a half for roadworks or congestion) Good directions from Ted on local amenities. We enjoyed the town of Mariposa, and wished we had more time to look around.
Loved this place!!
Valerian retreat was an absolutely perfect place to stay while we were exploring Yosemite National Park! Clean , well equipped and very private and comfortable. Easy drive into to Mariposa to get anything you need, groceries etc. About a 35 minute drive to the park . We would definitely stay here again!
Despite Yosemite being closed due to the extreme flooding last week, we enjoyed staying in and relaxing at this nice quiet home. Everything was there for us to enjoy. We’ll definitely visit again!