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Mariposa Ridge Retreat / Heavenly Hideaway

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,425 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Mountain Views 3 bed 2 bath (sleeps max. 8 people)

Mariposa Ridge Retreat is a ten-acre hilltop home with panoramic views of the seasonal snow capped peaks in Yosemite and the quaint village below. Located just 1.5 miles outside of the historic Gold mining County seat of Mariposa, the 'Mother of California's Counties.' We are 38 miles from Yosemite National Park, and just ten minutes from the Merced River which winds along Highway 140 for 23 miles into the Park. One of the most scenic drives on the planet. Don't miss the river drive into YOSEMITE!

The home was built in 2005 and features a King Suite, a Queen bedroom and two full-size double beds in the third bedroom. There are extra twin futons & bedding for a small upcharge. There are two full baths. The master has a larger soaking tub. There is a 500 square foot deck with six foot circular HOT SPRINGS Spa overlooking the Mariposa Valley along with picnic table, umbrella and a charcoal barbecue. The water comes from a deep mountain well fed by year-round Sierra snowpack. Roam the ten hilltop acres along with deer and wild Sierra birds.

Bring your clothes and food (linens and towels are provided) and come home to peaceful mountain air and escape the rat race below. (Mariposa is the ONLY California County without a single Traffic Light!). PLEASE NOTE: Check-in at 3pm day of arrival and Check-out at 11 am. Be sure to visit our website for complete info.

Driving directions, parking instruction, home access information are given after full payment and picture ID is received. Our property information can be found at vrbo #90993. Call our business contact phone at (805)438-4444.

Big holidays are 3 night minimums to accommodate our cleaning service.

(We reserve the right to refuse a booking for any reason; we have patrol service for security)

Keywords: Hilltop Home

More Details

Steve & Susan Lach
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Steve & Susan Lach

We built Mariposa Ridge Retreat as our vacation home and have had a wonderful 9 years meeting and greeting folks from all over the world...we spend a few days each month 'getting away from' our everyday work schedule...our main home is in Santa Margarita, Ca. a few miles north of San Luis Obispo.

Steve & Susan Lach purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why Steve & Susan Lach chose Yosemite Area

We fell in love with is so beautiful and peaceful.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Decompress from stress, rest, peacefulness, fresh air, serenity.


Mariposa Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1425 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1-2) Twin foldout floor futon & couch with extra linens
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
WIFI is available for free at some of the local establishments in town. Verizon works well with cell phones. The higher tech phones can fetch emails. There is no on site computer at this time.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Mariposa Ridge Retreat / Heavenly Hideaway
average rating of 4.7027025 based on 37 reviews
Dickinson, TX

Wonderful place, great view.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time using the comforts of Mariposa Ridge Retreat as a base for our visit to Yosemite. The drive to Yosemite is about 45 minutes but enjoyable. The home has everything you will need and is quite secluded. The deck has a great view from the top of the ridge and hot tub was very welcome after hiking all day. So many stars at night! The owners are great people.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flint, Texas

Beautiful views, homey property

  • 5 of 5

While the property is out in the country, it was easy to find and a close drive to Mariposa. We were impressed with the tourist information center and the staff's knowledge of Yosemite Park. The town of Mariposa is charming with a great grocery store with good steaks and seafood in the butcher shop. The house was comfortable and spacious. While it was only my husband and me this time, there were two additional bedrooms with 3 queen beds. 8 people would be very comfortable. We enjoyed cooking out on the deck. It was too cold to use the hot tub, but it was certainly inviting. Glad there was a big soaker tub in the master bath! A large picture window in the living room looked over the valley and up the snow capped mountains in the distance. Red tail hawks sailed the updrafts and a chipmunk played on the deck. We will definitely stay again when we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with all the amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great time at Mariposa Ridge Retreat. The house was clean and spacious. The hot tub was great and got very hot! If you are looking for a nice, quiet getaway, this could be your place. The owners were very quick to respond if you had a question. However, my one complaint is that I emailed about 2 weeks after our visit to inquire about how we were to get our $100 refundable deposit, and I was told to keep an eye out in the mail as they send a check. It is not one month after our stay, and I have not received the refund. I emailed one more time to ask if it had been mailed or when to expect it to be mailed, and the only response I got was the same as before "keep an eye out for a check in the mail". They did not answer my question on WHEN it was/will be sent. I would have thought that a refundable deposit would have been returned well before an entire month of your visit. So, we're still "keeping our eye out" and hope it comes soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay with plenty of room, convenient location and awesome view!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I took our family of four boys and a girlfriend to stay for two nights so we could be close to Yosemite. We found the home warm and inviting, with plenty of room, a well stocked kitchen with all the right utensils and cookware. It was very clean and had plenty of pillows and blankets for everyone. The hot tub was amazing, and the view from the deck at night under the stars was breathtaking. Mariposa is just a short drive away with great restaurants and a grocery store to meet our needs. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you had a very satisfying visit. We hope you visit us again in the future.
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A lovely home with an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for four nights with two other couples and had a wonderful time! The home was clean, well stocked, beds comfortable and the view from the back deck was amazing. Mariposa Ridge is very private and the nights were very quiet and restful. The drive to Yosemite was about 45 minutes but the scenery along the way was well worth seeing. The town of Mariposa was charming and there are several wonderful restaurants and shops. All in all we had a great time staying here and I would recommend this rental to anyone!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Gold Coin
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: recommended

There is a zip line at the edge of town and it has 7 runs and is an absolute blast for the entire family...209 742 3493...ask for Brian or Vicki and tell them Steve & Sue sent you...!!!


Rates & Availability

Mariposa Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $15
cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change.

Payment thru VRBO secure website or contact the owner direct @ 805 438 4444 if you wish to pay by check

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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