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Art and Nature Lover's Retreat, 15 Min to Sequoia-Kings Canyon

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Last updated: 10/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pinehurst cabin description

Quiet, cozy, inspiring, art-filled: Fivespot is a relaxing destination for a week or weekend. Perfect for couples or small families, enjoy the books, the sauna and outdoor shower, the claw-foot bathtub, the fireplace, and lots of cozy pillows and throws.

Feeling creative? Add something to the chalkboard wall, or stroll to the hilltop behind the cabin and sketch the surrounding foothills. Several painters and writers have already used Fivespot as a personal artistic retreat - you can too!

There's comfort and convenience: a covered stone patio, gas bbq, kitchen with all the trimmings, and lots of outdoor space means you can cook and dine inside or out.

Year-round comfort and fun at Fivespot:
Summer is the high season in the Sierras, for good reason: the sun shines from June through October. Hiking trails are open, wildlife and wildflowers abound. But we locals enjoy the fall, winter, and spring even more: sun gives way to rain and snow, life quiets down, time to rest and renew. Fivespot is perfect for an off-season retreat. The road to the cabin is kept cleared of snow, and the road into the Parks is accessible if you have 4-wheel drive or chains (we can help you with that). The fireplace and sauna keep you cozy; you've got time to think, write, read, or just relax. It's a delightful time of year - please consider a visit!

Winter activities at and around Fivespot:
Winter is never far from Fivespot: at 4000' elevation, we get at least one substantial storm each year. If you are lucky enough to be here at the perfect moment, you can snowshoe right out the back door. But the cabin is also perfectly situated for near-certain winter adventures - it's just a 15 minute drive to the entrance of Kings Canyon National Park, where sequoias are blanketed in deep snow all winter. And Fivespot is located on a well-maintained state road, so getting here is easy. Snow play, snow shoeing, and cross-country skiing are these Parks' best winter activities.

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Renters must be 25 years of age or older....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            large, fenced, flat play area next to cabin...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

            loft bed: twin mattress on top, twin futon on floor below...moreless

          • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            comfortable sofabed...moreless

          • The bedroom has a queen sized bed as well as a single loft bed - kids love it! Supported by a tree pole with a safety railing all around, it also has its very own arts and crafts window looking out to the mountain beyond. Below the loft is a single futon on the floor, which can be moved to another room if desired. The bedroom library is eclectic, with an emphasis on classic books. The art on the walls ranges from traditional landscapes to playful minimalism. There's plenty of storage too. The sofabed in the living room is comfortable firm foam - no uncomfortable bar to disturb your sleep....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • outdoor shower: outdoor shower

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            ...moreless

          • The bathroom features a custom designed shower, a vintage clawfoot bathtub, and a separate toilet stall with its own hand-washing sink. The outdoor shower is next to the cedar sauna....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The cabin is cozy, but the outdoor lounging areas are spacious, so there's plenty of room for everyone. We use only natural, non-toxic cleaners, and all linens are 100% cotton. Although owners Bachrun and Mahalia LoMele live next door to the property and share a driveway, the cabins are on different elevations and retain their privacy. The LoMele's are happy to advise or assist, if necessary....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books:

                a lovely collection of old and classic books...moreless

              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Radio
              • Stereo:

                Bose ipod dock as well as a CD player...moreless

              • Toys:

                little tchotchkes galore...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Caves
              • Forests
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Restaurants
              • Waterfalls
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Mountain View
              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Paragliding
              • Rock Climbing
              • Skiing
              • Snowmobiling
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Water Tubing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Air Conditioning:

                We don't provide air conditioning, but we do have a swamp cooler that keeps the temperature down nicely....moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Backpack
              • Basic Soaps
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Filtered Water
              • Fireplace
              • Firewood
              • Free Long Distance:

                free local, US, Canada, and Puerto Rico calls...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Electric wall heaters keep you nice and cozy....moreless

              • Internet:

                Wi-fi is offered at no charge; it is, however, a relatively slow connection and not suitable for Skype or high-bandwidth usage....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided:

                100% cotton bed linens and bath towels; feather and poly pillows - your choice...moreless

              • Living Room
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                circle-type driveway for pull-throughs...moreless

              • Shampoo
              • Sofa Bed
              • Telephone:

                Complimentary local and long distance calls....moreless

              • Thermos Bottle
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace:

                complimentary logs and kindling provided; use may be restricted due to seasonal fire regulations...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Blender
              • Catering Available:

                a wonderful local chef offers a complete menu with advance notice...moreless

              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Coffee, teas, oil, vinegars, popcorn, hot chocolate mix, etc. Email us for a complete list....moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                overlooks the sunset!...moreless

              • Beach Towels
              • Binoculars
              • Deck / Patio:

                covered stone patio supported by natural tree poles looks out to view of a wooded mountain peak...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill:

                propane is provided...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Patio
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Screen Porch / Veranda
              • Ski & Snowboard:

                cross-country skis and snowshoes are available for rental at Grant Grove Visitor Center in the Park...moreless

              • Small Cooler

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Fall 2014
                          Sep 8 - Nov 20, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $159
                          $875 $3,300

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                          Thanksgiving 2014
                          Nov 21 - Dec 1, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $179
                          $980

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                          December 2014
                          Dec 2 - Dec 18, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $139
                          $770

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                          Winter Holidays 2014-15
                          Dec 19 - Jan 5, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $179
                          $980

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                          Winter 2015
                          Jan 6 - Apr 5, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $139
                          $770 $2,700

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                          Spring 2015
                          Apr 6 - May 21, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $159
                          $875 $3,300

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                          Early summer 2015
                          May 22 - Jul 31, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $179
                          $980 $3,750

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                          Late summer 2015
                          Aug 1 - Sep 7, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $189
                          $1,085 $4,200

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                          September 2015
                          Sep 8 - Sep 30, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $169
                          $910 $3,525

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                          Fall 2015
                          Oct 1 - Nov 19, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $159
                          $875 $3,300

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                          Thanksgiving 2015
                          Nov 20 - Nov 30, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $179
                          $980

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                          December 2015
                          Dec 1 - Dec 17, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $139
                          $770 $2,700

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                          Winter holidays 2015-16
                          Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2016
                          2 night min stay
                          $179
                          $980 $3,750

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $179
                          $980 $3,750

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Rates are for double occupancy. Children under the age of 13 are free; $15 per night for each additional older child or adult. For your comfort, total occupancy is recommended to be no more than 4 adults or no more than 6 adults/children.


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                          Location

                          • Kings River

                            "The powerful Kings River tumbles out of the back country through one of America's deepest ca..."

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                          45 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Fresno Yosemite International Airport
                          0.2 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Pinehurst Lodge
                          36 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Sherwood Forest Golf Club
                          50 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Fresno
                          0.2 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Pinehurst Lodge
                          7 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park
                          20 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Hume Lake

                          Car: Necessary

                          Few vacation cabins are as close to Kings Canyon National Park as Fivespot Cabin. A 15-minute drive to its entrance will bring you to the feet of giant sequoias, and an hour more will take you to the bottom of the breathtaking canyon itself. From there discover prime hiking trails, waterfalls, caves and meadows - all without the crowds of Yosemite.

                          Sequoia National Park might be at the top of your must-see list too. The entrance is the same as Kings Canyons - 15 minutes from fivespot. Then travel down Generals Highway to trailheads and memorable places such as Redwood Canyon, Lodgepole, Giant Forest, and Moro Rock.

                          Other Activities: Giant Sequoia Tree Viewing, Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2007

                          About the owner: We are former New Yorkers (Brooklyn, to be precise) and artists. We moved to Pinehurst in 2003, bought the 1940's cabin next to our home in 2007, renovated it, and opened it as 'fivespot cabin' in 2008. Here's hoping you'll stay at our place next time you come to the Sierras!


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                          Speaks: english, spanish

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                          • Living room seating and coffee table

                            Living room seating and coffee table

                          • Casual, colorful kitchen and dining

                            Casual, colorful kitchen and dining

                          • Queen bed in bedroom

                            Queen bed in bedroom

                          • Enjoy the clawfoot bathtub, custom tiled shower

                            Enjoy the clawfoot bathtub, custom tiled shower

                          • Sauna and outdoor shower

                            Sauna and outdoor shower

                          • Relax in the shade under the covered stone patio

                            Relax in the shade under the covered stone patio

                          • The cottonwood tree in brilliant fall color, as seen from the front porch.

                            The cottonwood tree in brilliant fall color, as seen from the front porch.

                          • The covered back porch protects you from winter weather and wind.

                            The covered back porch protects you from winter weather and wind.

                          • Steps lead from the back side of the cabin to a 3-acre hilltop.

                            Steps lead from the back side of the cabin to a 3-acre hilltop.

                          • A view of fivespot from the hilltop behind the cabin.

                            A view of fivespot from the hilltop behind the cabin.

                          • Inside Pinehurst Lodge, a 3-minute walk from the cabin.

                            Inside Pinehurst Lodge, a 3-minute walk from the cabin.

                          • Foothill poppy fields escort you to fivespot in the spring.

                            Foothill poppy fields escort you to fivespot in the spring.

                          • Fireplace and art on the mantel

                            Fireplace and art on the mantel

                          • The chalkboard wall is ever-changing, thanks to our artistic guests!

                            The chalkboard wall is ever-changing, thanks to our artistic guests!

                          • Twin loft bed in bedroom - kids love it!

                            Twin loft bed in bedroom - kids love it!

                          • Have a dry or wet sauna: drizzle water over the hot rocks for steam.

                            Have a dry or wet sauna: drizzle water over the hot rocks for steam.

                          • Fivespot cabin - your homebase for visiting Sequoia Kings Canyon park

                            Fivespot cabin - your homebase for visiting Sequoia Kings Canyon park

                          • Shady front porch

                            Shady front porch

                          • Clear, cool, sunny days, and vibrant fall color at the cabin.

                            Clear, cool, sunny days, and vibrant fall color at the cabin.

                          • Fivespot cabin in the snow.

                            Fivespot cabin in the snow.

                          • The view from behind fivespot. The mountain peak is called Logger's Point.

                            The view from behind fivespot. The mountain peak is called Logger's Point.

                          • Pinehurst Lodge is a restaurant favored by locals, a short walk from fivespot.

                            Pinehurst Lodge is a restaurant favored by locals, a short walk from fivespot.

                          • Cedarbrook picnic area (and swimming hole) is 1 mile from fivespot.

                            Cedarbrook picnic area (and swimming hole) is 1 mile from fivespot.

                          • The foothills are painted with wildflowers from February to May.

                            The foothills are painted with wildflowers from February to May.

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                          Date last modified - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

                          $139 - $189 per night (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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                          Speaks: english, spanish
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