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Kaweah Cottage - Secluded River, Extraordinary Home, ***Winter in the Sierras

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Last updated: 12/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Three Rivers cottage description

The Kaweah Cottage and Shangrila Nature Preserve are most appreciated by visitors who want an exceptionally clean and comfortable home with very close access to the River and who enjoy truly getting away from it all. Surrounded by thousands of acres of oak woodlands, horse pastures and ancient river pools, this historic homestead offers a place of sanctuary, healing and celebration for the more adventurous lovers of Nature.

It is best suited for independent travelers who take pleasure in preparing their own meals in a gourmet kitchen; who prefer being away from the nearby town with it’s busy highways and tourist crowds; who love vacationing in a wilderness area while nestled in a luxurious, healthy, green-built home that they have all to themselves.

Whether you are a writer or an artist wanting to nurture your creativity, a couple seeking precious time together, or a family with children* looking to explore Nature and discover nearby Sequoia National Park -- Kaweah Cottage is an ideal place.

We’re located at the end of an unpaved country road on the upper South Fork of the Kaweah River -- far away from cities, suburbia, and the usual routines -- fifteen minutes from the town of Three Rivers and thirty minutes from the main entrance to Sequoia National Park. This is a memorable destination where one can really get away, slow down, and sink into the peace and beauty.

Although the Cottage is equipped with the essential technologies that many of us need to stay connected -- satellite wi-fi, cordless phone, LED video/DVD player, an audiophile sound system -- we encourage our guests to spend most of their time unplugged, listening to the sounds from the adjacent Creek, the symphony of wildlife, and the down canyon breezes wafting through the oaks. Being here will change the way you feel.

***The Sequoias are now shrouded in snow -- a truly awesome sight to behold. Chains are required for trips up to the Big Trees.

Here are a few of the favorite features and activities:
Summertime relaxing along the spectacular and secluded river and creek; exploring around the 62 acre Shangrila Nature Preserve; year-round birdwatching; full day excursions up to the Sequoias; an impeccably clean home with fine bedding, sheets, and towels; a fully equipped gourmet kitchen; amazingly comfortable bathtub and spacious shower; an 88 key roland digital piano; breathtaking night skies; watching horses graze from the bedroom view deck; exceptional privacy -- turn the music up as loud as you want... whenever you want; a clean, comfortable, natural place that becomes your home away from home.

Please review our VRBO slideshow. ALL photos were taken here on the property at different times of the year. If you want to see a whole lot more photos and read additional reviews and comments please check out our facebook and web pages. See the links below.

'Kaweah' pronounced 'caw-wee-uh' from the Wukchumni language meaning 'Cry of the Raven'.

*Please keep in mind that although children are welcome at the Kaweah Cottage, it is not a child proof home. There are antiques, oriental rugs, artworks, lamps, a piano, crafts, fragile furnishings and kitchenwares in the Cottage. Please consider whether the Cottage is appropriate for your entire family.
We are in a wilderness area and near running water. The River is wild and has currents and unknown objects beneath the surface. The flow and profile of the River changes throughout the year. We consider it hazardous for non-swimmers and beginning swimmers. Although there are some areas with calmer pools, it can still be quite stressful to supervise young children when near the River. The simple act of getting in and out of the River can be challenging due to uneven and very slippery surfaces. Children who are not yet able to swim or are beginners must be very carefully supervised by an adult swimmer at all times whenever they are near the River or the Creek.

FAQs
1. How far are you from the Park?
A lot of people will say they are 'only' 5 minutes or 20 minutes from the Park. What they usually do not tell you is that once you arrive at the Park entrance it is still another forty to sixty minutes drive to the Big Trees and several of the other great attractions. There are also wonderful things to see in the lower part of the Park but most people are wowwed out by the Big Trees and adjoining highlights. The Kaweah Cottage is twenty five minutes from the Park entrance.
2. How close are you to the River?
The entire 62 acre property is located along the South Fork of the Kaweah River. It is a three minute hike from the Cottage to the Big Smooth Rock. It is a beautiful spot year round, regardless of the water flows.
3. How is the swimming and the waterslides?
It totally depends on the time of the year, the weather, and the high country snowpack. Please ask us about the current or predicted levels for the time of your stay and we will do our best to give you an accurate forecast. We can also recommend some great swimming holes in Sequoia National Park.
Currently: due to the drought the river levels are low and the flow is very gentle... more like a stream than a River.
4. Where can we shop for food, dine out?
There are a few decent places to dine in the nearby town of Three Rivers. There is a small market for foods/beverages. We recommend you plan ahead and make use of the Kaweah Cottage kitchen.

Keywords: Sequoia National Park, Shangrila Nature Preserve, Three Rivers, Kaweah River, Mountains, Big Trees, Green Built, Bird-Watching, Secluded, Peaceful, Wild, Enjoyable, Comfortable, Enchanted

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 969 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Children Welcome:

            Great Family Adventure BUT please keep in mind that although children are very welcome at the Kaweah Cottage, it is not a child proof home. There are antiques, oriental rugs, artworks, lamps, a piano, crafts and fragile furnishings and kitchenwares in the Cottage. Please consider whether the Cottage is appropriate for your entire family. MOST IMPORTANT: We are in a wilderness area and near running water. The River is wild and has currents and unknown objects beneath the surface. The flow and profile of the River changes throughout the year. We consider it hazardous for non-swimmers and beginning swimmers. Although there are some areas with calmer pools, it can still be quite stressful to supervise young children when near the River. The simple act of getting in and out of the River can be challenging due to uneven and very slippery surfaces. Children who are not yet able to swim or are beginners require full-time one-on-one supervision at all times....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No tobacco smoking allowed in or around the Cottage. Extra Caution required due to seasonal Fire Hazards. Outdoor smoking is restricted as well during the Fire Season....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Local boarding may be available. Please inquire....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Memory Foam; Supreme Comfort...moreless

          • Other: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Inflatable Futon for Living Room or outside deck....moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Exceptionally Comfortable; Fine Linens and Sheets...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (2) New and Extremely Comfortable. Fine Cotton Sheets. Futon Mats (2) for Living Room or Outside Deck...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            ...moreless

          • see Photos

          Other Amenities

              • Exceptionally healthy green built environment. Located on secluded 62 acre Nature Preserve with access to South Fork of the Kaweah River and remote Grouse Creek. 'Be in Nature, Live in Comfort'...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Library of books on local hiking, geography, nature, wildlife, geology ecology, and history. Great library of Children's Books!...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                Scrabble, Checkers, Chess, Baccarat, Jigsaw, Moncala, Dominoes, Cards...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Wide selection of CDs. Also bring your favorites or your iPod. Audiophile Speaker System. Enjoy the music to it's fullest....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                No Cable or Satellite...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                40' LED, attached to DVD Player. No Broadcast Reception in the Area...moreless

              • Video Library:

                DVDs: Classics, Indy, Foreign, Documentary, Childrens...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Library
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                Views of the Sierras as well as grazing horses on adjacent pastures. ...moreless

              • Water View:

                Seasonal Grouse Creek and sublime view of wild riparian habitat....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                3 minute walk to the Big Smooth Rock, a spectacular formation and swimming hole on the South Fork of the Kaweah River. Swimming is seasonal....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling
              • Swimming
              • Whitewater Rafting

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 5 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Available during hot weather. Very efficient....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Energy Star....moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                U.S. Only. No access to international without your calling card....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Propane Wall Heater. Very Efficient....moreless

              • Internet:

                Satellite Broadband Wi-Fi. Bring your own computer. Surf the web, check email, stay in touch. ...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Fine Cotton Sheets and Bedding....moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                AT&T is the ONLY mobile service in the area....moreless

              • Parking:

                Outdoor. One minute walk from Cottage...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Outdoor Parking, Adjacent to Cottage...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Horse Trailers and Small RVs Okay. No Boats....moreless

              • Telephone:

                ATT Mobile service is spotty. Verizon does not work at all. Land line is available....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Bath and Beach Towels....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                High Efficiency Front Loading....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Satellite Internet service. Bring your laptop. Ask for password. ...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                Grinder, Pour Over and French Press...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Chef's Quality Utensils and Cookware. Everything You Need....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Complete Service...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Fully Equipped Gourmet Kitchen with Propane Gas/Convection Oven...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Spacious, with Freezer...moreless

              • Stove:

                Propane Gas Stove with Convection Oven...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                Spacious hardwood view deck of wild creek area and horse pastures...moreless

              • Bicycles:

                Bring Your Own. Inquire about local mountain biking opportunities...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Beautiful View with Tables, Chairs, Recliner. Adjacent to bedrooms....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                The Cottage is surrounded by native gardens, grasses and trees....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Small but efficient Propane Grill. We provide the Propane....moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Inner Tubes for Summer Waterslides...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                (3) Extraordinary swimming holes along the river and creek. Summertime only. Can be Hazardous....moreless

              • Private Pool:

                Remote Swimming Holes along the River....moreless

               

              Reviews

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              2 night min stay
              $275
              $1,650

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


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              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • One-Time Cleaning Fee $125
              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Tax Rate 10%

              Notes:

              3 night minimum during Summer and Holidays

              4:00 PM Check In, 11:00 AM Check Out

              Guests must accept Kaweah Cottage Policies and Notices to confirm a Reservation


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 12/24/2014
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              Location

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              95 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Fresno, CA
              9 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Three Rivers
              7 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Three Rivers
              54 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Amtrak, Hanford, CA
              7 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              California Highway 198
              7 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Three Rivers
              20 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Cross Country and Snow Shoeing in Sequoia
              0.1 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Big Rock & Creek Beach, Shangrila Nature Preserve

              Car: Necessary

              Excellent year-round birding; winter snow shoeing amongst the Big Trees;

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1987

              About the owner: Kathleen & James reside in the Old Homestead, near the Kaweah Cottage. Also living on the land are Dalila the German Boxer; Lucky the Norwegian Forest Cat; Boddhi the orange cat; Kachina - a grazing horse; and innumerable Wild Animals.

              Why the Owner Chose Three Rivers:
              We have been visiting the area all of our lives and purchased the Old Homestead in 1987. We built the Kaweah Cottage in 2006 as a second home on our secluded 62 acre private Nature Preserve. It is designed for a lifetime of comfort and pleasure and as a sanctuary for family, friends and travelers.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              Secluded swimming holes, smooth rocks, natural waterslides (seasonal), relaxation and fun. Stay here all day or visit the Big Trees and return home at the end of the day for a refreshing swim in the River or relaxation on the view deck overlooking the Creek and pastures. In addition to being green-built the Kaweah Cottage is exceptionally comfortable. Although it is surrounded by wilderness it has all of the amenities that a discerning person would want. The Cottage is complemented by a fully equipped gourmet chef's kitchen, an elegant bathroom, and five star bedding and sheets. The surrounding property is bordered by 1800 feet of beautiful river frontage. Horse pastures, a seasonal creek and blue oak woodlands are just outside your bedroom doors. We invite you to make yourself at home. Be in Nature, Live in Comfort.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Links to more information:

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              Photos

              • Cottage. Secluded and Peaceful.

                Cottage. Secluded and Peaceful.

              • Dining Area

                Dining Area

              • Gourmet Kitchen. Fully equipped, spacious

                Gourmet Kitchen. Fully equipped, spacious

              • South Bedroom. Sumptuous bedding, views, secluded

                South Bedroom. Sumptuous bedding, views, secluded

              • Luxurious Bathroom. Travertine stonework, spacious tub and two person shower

                Luxurious Bathroom. Travertine stonework, spacious tub and two person shower

              • Your Vacation Home. Wintertime

                Your Vacation Home. Wintertime

              • Shangrila Nature Preserve. Your Backyard. Springtime

                Shangrila Nature Preserve. Your Backyard. Springtime

              • Seasonal waterslides. Fun for all ages

                Seasonal waterslides. Fun for all ages

              • The Big Swimming Hole. Fifteen minute hike from the Cottage

                The Big Swimming Hole. Fifteen minute hike from the Cottage

              • Grouse Creek. Turtles, Frogs, Hawks, Herons, Owls, Snakes, Coyotes, Deer.....

                Grouse Creek. Turtles, Frogs, Hawks, Herons, Owls, Snakes, Coyotes, Deer.....

              • Many Places to Explore...

                Many Places to Explore...

              • Be in Nature...

                Be in Nature...

              • River Pools. Seasonal swimming and year round enjoyment

                River Pools. Seasonal swimming and year round enjoyment

              • Sitting Area

                Sitting Area

              • View Deck. Overlooking pastures & Grouse Creek. Direct access from both bedrooms

                View Deck. Overlooking pastures & Grouse Creek. Direct access from both bedrooms

              • North Bedroom. Comfy, quiet, fine art

                North Bedroom. Comfy, quiet, fine art

              • Bathroom. Granite countertops, handmade cabinetry

                Bathroom. Granite countertops, handmade cabinetry

              • Swimming Hole. Three minute hike from Kaweah Cottage

                Swimming Hole. Three minute hike from Kaweah Cottage

              • Grazing horses below Kaweah Cottage

                Grazing horses below Kaweah Cottage

              • Grouse Creek. Seasonal, Wild. Spring

                Grouse Creek. Seasonal, Wild. Spring

              • Your Vacation Home. Late Spring

                Your Vacation Home. Late Spring

              • Rocks. Everywhere

                Rocks. Everywhere

              • ... and Discover. Up River from Slippery Rock

                ... and Discover. Up River from Slippery Rock

              • ... Live in Comfort

                ... Live in Comfort

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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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