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

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Last updated: 06/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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.

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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

  • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    comfortable sofabed...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

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

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • outdoor shower: outdoor 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

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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 29, 2015
2 night min stay
$179
$980

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

December 2015
Nov 30 - 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 3, 2016
2 night min stay
$179
$980 $3,750

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

Winter 2016
Jan 4 - Apr 3, 2016
2 night min stay
$139
$770 $2,700

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

Spring 2016
Apr 4 - May 26, 2016
2 night min stay
$159
$875 $3,300

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

Summer 2016
May 27 - Jul 31, 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!


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • 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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Speaks: english, spanish
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