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

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Last updated: 08/27/2014
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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

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

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

          • Events Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

          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

              • Stereo:

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

              • Radio
              • CD Player
              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books:

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

              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Toys:

                little tchotchkes galore...moreless

              Theme

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

              Attractions

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Rural

              sports and adventure activities

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

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

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

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

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

                      • Wood Fireplace:

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

                      • Free Long Distance:

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

                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Backpack
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Thermos Bottle
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • 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

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Telephone:

                        Complimentary local and long distance calls....moreless

                      • Air Conditioning:

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

                      • Heating:

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

                      • Linens Provided:

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

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Kitchen

                          • Catering Available:

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

                          • Kitchen:

                            (6)...moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Pantry Items:

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

                          • Stove
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer:

                            above the refrigerator....moreless

                          • Stove
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Grill

                          Outside

                          • Ski & Snowboard:

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

                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Deck / Patio:

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

                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            propane is provided...moreless

                          • Patio
                          • Porch / Veranda
                          • Screen Porch / Veranda
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Binoculars
                          • Small Cooler
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Balcony:

                            overlooks the sunset!...moreless

                          Payment Type

                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard
                          • Discover

                          Pool / Spa

                               

                              Reviews

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Late Summer 2014
                              Aug 1 - Sep 7, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              $189
                              $1,085 $4,200

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

                              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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                              Last updated: 08/27/2014
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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
                              50 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              Fresno
                              Pinehurst
                              Nearest Motorway
                              CA State Highway 245
                              20 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              Hume Lake
                              0.2 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Pinehurst Lodge
                              7 Miles
                              Nearest Ski
                              Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park
                              36 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              Sherwood Forest Golf Club
                              0.2 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Pinehurst Lodge

                              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.

                              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 - Saturday, August 09, 2014

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

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