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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 Newly 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 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! (If you need a 3 bedroom, take a look at our newly redone Cottage Retreat - vrbo 754978 - winner of over 25 Five Star Reviews and 2 bedroom Log House - vrbo # 2519215. In fact, together any combination of the three cabins located near each other are perfect for a special family reunion.)

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.

You can’t get much closer to both picturesque Yosemite entrances than with this private hideaway (hidden from other homes) that is just off the main north-south Route 49. It's a great starting location for day trips to many points of interest:

1. To Yosemite North 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 off to Highway 41 East to wind your way UP THE MOUNTAIN into Yosemite Park through the quaint little village of Fish Camp and Wawona – both places of many interests. Near Wawona is the must see of the 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 the 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 Yosemite International Airport is about 1 hour and 15 minutes drive to the cabin.

Valerian Retreat is owned by Cottage Retreats LLC.

More Details

Property Manager
Michelle Oldson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 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 Yosemite Area

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
  • 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 4.9864864 based on 74 reviews
5

Beautiful home, close to World Wonders!

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful, the luxuries of a hotel but comfy like your own home. My kids loved the frogs and deers that you can see from the comfort of the patio! It's also close enough to do a nice day trip to Yosemite too.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful House and Property

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house! It was super clean and was very cozy! We drove to Yosemite a few days while we stayed there and it was around an hour drive. It was a very pretty drive following the Merced into the park. I highly recommend staying at this house!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

The cabin and our stay were very lovely.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin and our stay were very lovely. We had the perfect amount of space for two couples. The cabin was easy to find and very tidy and cozy. It was nicely stocked with towels, kitchen tools, etc. The grill outside was also very nice, seemed brand new and next to a cute lounge area. Yosemite was about a 1.5 hour drive but totally worth it. Michelle had a cute book for people to share their experiences and where they visited from which was neat to see. Next time I visit Yosemite I'll definitely look so see if this cabin is available. There was also a washer and dryer if you happen to get a little dirty while roaming the trails. That came in handy.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming place to come back to after spending the day at Yosemite !

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and clean .. had everything we needed !

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Beautiful house away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here. It was a cozy, comfortable place to relax after the end of long days of hiking in Yosemite. The house is immaculate and the outside area is so relaxing and quiet. During our short stay, we saw wild turkey and deer right in the front yard! Lovely stay and would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Awesome Experience in this Lovely Home!

  • 5 of 5

Michelle thought of all the little comforting details. The place was immaculate and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. I highly recommend this lovely Cabin. Thanks for all of the special touches, Michelle ... it really made a difference.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 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

Mariposa Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season - 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$247
$1,519
 
 
Mid Season - Sept 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$205
 
 
Fall - Oct 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$247
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
$247
 
 
Mid Season May 2018
Apr 28 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
$215
 
 
High Season 2018
May 25 2018 - Sep 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
$259
$1,632
 
 
Mid Season Sept 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$215
 
 
Fall 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Nov 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
$205
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 22 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
$259
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$179
$1,030
$3,780
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
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.
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