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Secluded Cabin on Large Ranch Near Sequoia, Kings Canyon Parks

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Last updated: 11/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Dunlap cabin description


When visiting Sequoia National Park or King’s Canyon National Park, enjoy your lodging in a fully furnished, two bedroom house located in Squaw Valley near Dunlap. The unique bungalow is located just 18 miles from the north entrance of Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park and 38 miles east of the Fresno Yosemite International Airport. Set in the foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains on a 160-acre private ranch in a secluded location, these comfortable accommodations are perfect for a relaxing retreat near the parks. The lodgings are in close proximity to all the activities offered by the diverse landscape of the Sierra Nevada Mountains including sightseeing, cross-country skiing, hiking, horseback riding, paragliding, hang gliding, rock climbing, biking, fishing and white water rafting. The ranch borders the Holy Monastery of the Theotokos at St. Nicholas Ranch. The cabin is located one mile from the Fresno Field Archers and only a few miles to the Dunlap Flight Park for paragliding and hang gliding. There is fishing and boating at nearby Pine Flat Lake where houseboat rentals are available. In late spring and early summer, enjoy exhilarating river rafting on the King’s river. Close by is the Endangered Cat Haven exhibiting a variety of rare wild cats. Three Indian casinos (Chukchansi, Table Mountain and Tachi Palace) are within a 1-1/2 hour drive and Yosemite National Park is a 2-1/2 hour drive. Nearby are the towns of Fresno, Visalia, Reedley and Sanger.

King's Canyon/Sequoia National Park and the adjoining National Forest has 4,000,000 acres of some of the most spectacular sights and scenes anywhere in the world. Both parks have soaring mountain peaks, lakes, waterfalls, cascading creeks and flowering meadows. The deepest gorge in North America (even deeper than the Grand Canyon) and giant Sequoia trees are both in these very diverse parks. They are truly a masterpiece of nature.

Although there are three local restaurants, the nearest grocery store is 25 miles so it is advisable to bring your groceries, not only for meals in the cabin but taking lunches to the parks is recommended. March and April are wildflower months at the ranch. Depending on the seasons you may see wild turkey, deer, bobcat, wild pig, birds of all species and other wildlife. Our small herd of seven longhorn/watusi cattle wander the ranch, however, the cabin is completely fenced from the cattle.

The cabin is fully furnished with dishes, pots & pans and linens; you need only bring your groceries. Escape the hectic pace of the city and relax in a rustic mountain getaway located at 2000 ft. elevation - above the valley fog and below the winter snow.

Although we occasionally have record high and record low temperatures outside the normal range, the average low and high temperatures are January, low 38, high 54; February, low 41, high 61; March, low 45, high 66; April, low 48, high 74; May, low 55, high 83; June, low 61, high 91; July, low 66, high 97; August, low 65, high 95; September, low 60, high 89; October, low 52, high 78; November, low 42, high 63; December, low 37, high 53.

Rates are not seasonal and are not subject to change. Refunds are not given for cancellations due to changes in the weather or adverse conditions.

(Copyright 2014 Boswell)

Keywords: House

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


          • Books:

            A small selection of books are available....moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television
          • Video Library:

            We have a diverse, but limited DVD collection so please feel free to bring your favorites!...moreless


          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Churches
          • Library
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people


                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Plus ceiling fans in three rooms....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    CENTRAL HEATING...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    THE CABIN HAS NO INTERNET, however, there is a WiFi connection at the Valero gas station/mini-mart 3 miles from the cabin....moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    A separate fenced area is provided for your RV, boat or horse trailer....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    There is a land line telephone so that you may give the number to friends and relatives. Outgoing calls are limited to a small local area.....moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Complete with all the dishes and glassware you will need including a blender, coffee maker and toaster....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    All appliances....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Coffee, tea and a few spices are available....moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill


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                  from 39 traveler reviews
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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $1,043 $3,600
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                  • Taxes Not included


                  After 4 nights, rates based on sliding scale, 5 night stay is $169/per night; 6 night stay is $159/per night, etc. Since VRBO calculates rate of $189/night, owner will make adjustment to credit guest if staying 5 nights or more. You may pay by credit card using HOME AWAY PAYMENT badge on website. THREE NIGHT MINIMUM ON THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS HOLIDAYS.

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                  Last updated: 11/16/2014
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                  38 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Fresno Yosemite Airport, Fresno, California

                  Car: Necessary

                  ATTENTION: Please note: we are NOT located in Squaw Valley, Olympic Village near Lake Tahoe.

                  We are located in eastern Fresno County, California, 36 miles from the Fresno Yosemite International Airport and 18 miles from the northern entrance to Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: Your hosts, Sandy and Herb, hiking to the top of 'LITTLE BALDY' in Sequoia National Park, on Sandy's 66th birthday!

                  Why the Owner Chose Dunlap:
                  WE WERE CLOSED 2011, 2012 AND 2013 WHILE WE WERE ENJOYING OUR OWN ADVENTURES. BY POPULAR DEMAND, WE ARE ONCE AGAIN ACCEPTING GUESTS! We love our home in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and hope that by sharing our wide-open spaces with you, you will get a glimpse of why Rocky Ridge Ranch is so special to us. On our 160 acres many animals make their home. We have birds of all kinds as well as wild turkeys. The other animals include badger, weasel, fox, wild pig, bobcat, deer, mountain lion and bear. Our very warm summers leave the foothills dry and gold but still having a unique beauty. Early rains will sometimes bring the start of green grass in late October or early November as the acorns are falling from the oak trees. While the valley below can experience dense fog, our 2000-foot elevation has mostly bright sunny days. Occasionally, the winter months may bring a few inches of snow, however, only a short drive on Highway 180 to the higher elevations in the parks will find lots more snow for your enjoyment.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                  Staying at the ranch cabin is the best of both worlds You can visit the parks by day and have a terrific home base at night. What could be better at the end of a vacation day than a tastefully decorated, clean, comfortable and cozy cabin? After a money saving meal you prepared in a thoroughly equipped kitchen, you can linger around the dining table to plan the next day's activities from the numerous guide and hiking books. Lounge in the family room to browse through the DVD library, books, puzzles and games. Before you call it a day, just think how much money you saved by not booking expensive and uninviting rooms at a tourist lodge. After a great vacation day, lay your head on a comfortable queen size bed. . . . sweet dreams.

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                  Speaks: english



                  • Secluded ranch cabin

                    Secluded ranch cabin

                  • Driving toward the cabin.

                    Driving toward the cabin.

                  • Interior view from kitchen.

                    Interior view from kitchen.

                  • East side bedroom.

                    East side bedroom.

                  • Taking a trail ride in the spring.

                    Taking a trail ride in the spring.

                  • Local residents enjoying the spring sun!

                    Local residents enjoying the spring sun!

                  • Owner's horses on the ranch

                    Owner's horses on the ranch

                  • Sunset on the ranch.

                    Sunset on the ranch.

                  • Nearby hang gliding.

                    Nearby hang gliding.

                  • Buck rock lookout in the park.

                    Buck rock lookout in the park.

                  • Blue heron at the pond

                    Blue heron at the pond

                  • Close up of the cabin.

                    Close up of the cabin.

                  • Cozy comfortable southwest interior

                    Cozy comfortable southwest interior

                  • West side bedroom

                    West side bedroom

                  • Deer but no hunting!

                    Deer but no hunting!

                  • Owner's cows on the ranch.

                    Owner's cows on the ranch.

                  • Owner's home on the hill

                    Owner's home on the hill

                  • California poppies on the ranch in the spring.

                    California poppies on the ranch in the spring.

                  • Wild turkeys struting on the ranch.

                    Wild turkeys struting on the ranch.

                  • Massive Sequoia trees in Sequoia Park!

                    Massive Sequoia trees in Sequoia Park!

                  • Waterfall in the park.

                    Waterfall in the park.

                  • Entrance to the ranch.

                    Entrance to the ranch.

                  VRBO #152043

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                  This listing was first published here in 2007.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, November 16, 2014

                  $189 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 11/16/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Member since: 2007
                  Speaks: english
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