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Note: Unlike many other area rentals WE CHARGE THE SAME LOW PRICE FOR UP TO 8 PEOPLE. Many rentals charge more for each additional person beyond a base of 2-4 people. We do not. This home is very affordable for a family. However, DISCOUNTS OFF THE RATES SHOWN CAN APPLY TO SMALL GROUPS September through April. (Call or email an inquiry to request the additional discount.)
Enjoy breathtaking views of the Sierra foothills from BUTTERFLY RIDGE VACATION HOME at 3200 ft. above sea level! This comfortable well-maintained 1800 sq. ft. home with brand-new flooring throughout since March 2015 has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and a well equipped kitchen. We can accommodate a party of 8 people comfortably with one queen size bed, 2 double beds, a queen-size sleeper couch and even an optional queen-size inflatable mattress. Central forced-air heating and air conditioning throughout. A paved road and driveway lead to this quiet, private and nicely landscaped 5 acre lot. You'll have easy access to Hwy. 140, only 2.5 miles away. From there you can choose to go northeast to Yosemite National Park (only 29 miles from the home) or go southwest to historic Mariposa (7 miles from the home) for shopping, dining, groceries, interesting museums and the picturesque 160 year old Mariposa County courthouse, the oldest continually operated court house west of Missouri (tours available).
For things to see and do in the different seasons please scroll down to the bottom of this page.
Your family will never be bored here. We have a professional-grade 9 foot pool table in the game room. The living room has a designated game table supplied with lots of board games, playing cards and poker chips. We have a collection of children's books and books about Yosemite Park and local hiking trails. You can enjoy Playstation 2 video gaming on our 52 inch LCD TV, or watch satellite TV and crystal clear blu-ray movies in high definition. Included among the blu-rays are three acclaimed BBC Earth sets: Planet Earth (4 discs), Human Planet (3 discs) and Life (4 discs). These are magnificent and informative documentaries depicting the wonders of our planet and are great for family viewing. Brochures, maps and books about the area provide a way to plan your stay. Things to see and do in the area include dozens of scenic places and hikes in Yosemite Park, rafting on the Merced River, swimming, fishing, mountain biking or walking along the Merced River at Briceberg, swimming and boating at Bass Lake or Lake McSwain, and interesting walks and hikes in the Mariposa area. Mariposa also hosts concerts in the Art Park every summer weekend and has several art galleries. The county park is a great place for families to visit, providing a large swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball court, picnic areas, a skateboard park and a concert venue.
This quiet property is far away from city lights and secluded from neighbors. On moonless nights, you can clearly see the Milky Way spanning the sky - something you will never see under the bright city lights. It is a mesmerizing moment that your family will never forget. There are also mature grape vines and fruit trees in the backyard. Feel free to pick and eat from them when you visit in the right seasons! (The grapes are ripe in August.)
Natural foliage on this hillside property creates habitat for deer families, squirrels, rabbits and dozens of bird species including humming birds. The back yard is chain link fenced to keep the deer away from the grape vines.
Linens, bedding, towels, paper goods, trash bags, dish washing and dishwasher soap and hand soap are all provided. The kitchen is fully equipped, with attention to detail, and has everything you'll need to prepare and serve your meals. The brand new dining table seats 8 in comfortable ergonomic padded chairs.
Guests are welcome to park in the attached garage. There are parking spaces for a total of 3 vehicles at the house, including the garage. A brand new crib and high chair are stored in a closet and are put out for guest use upon request. There are 2 mountain bikes in the garage that guests are welcome to use.
SPRING is the best time to see waterfalls at their peak in Yosemite Park. The snow remaining in the highest elevations melts and flows into streams that feed the waterfalls. Other than an occasional rain, you'll find very pleasant weather and smaller crowds for hiking. Some higher elevation hikes may be closed until late spring. This is a great time to raft the Wild and Scenic Merced River, or take amazing wildflower hikes in the Merced River Canyon or Hite's Cove, outside the park (March-May). Family fun at the Butterfly Festival in Mariposa (first weekend in May) or try to win the $10,000 prize at the Annual Fishing Derby at Bass Lake (first weekend in May).
SUMMER offers months of dry, warm, sunny weather. All hiking trails are open throughout the park. The high elevation roads to Glacier Point and Tioga Pass are open. This is a good time for horseback riding, morning hiking, bicycling, and even Merced River swimming in Yosemite and Briceberg Canyon. Bass Lake is another great place for swimming, boating and hiking. (Boat rentals available). The Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad is a fun family experience. Ride in open railroad cars, pulled along historic tracks through a beautiful forest, by a steam locomotive. Enjoy musical events on weekend evenings in the Art Park in Mariposa.
AUTUMN is a wonderful time to hike in Yosemite! The gorgeous fall colors last for months. Cooler but comfortable weather and smaller crowds make this time of year special and invigorating! Some waterfalls have diminished flows, but Vernal and Nevada Falls are still spectacular! Plenty of sunshine despite an occasional rain. Enjoy the beautiful greening foothills at one of the local ziplines. Family fun at the 4-day County Fair at the Mariposa Co. Fair Grounds over Labor Day weekend. Amazing natural wonders at the CA State Mining and Mineral Museum.
WINTER When snow begins to fall in Yosemite ice-skating, downhill skiing, and snowshoeing (especially in the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias) are special treats. (Rentals available.) The mountains glisten in the sun. Hiking paths in Yosemite Valley are plowed and often free of snow. Make a snowman or go sledding. Horse-drawn sleigh rides or hayrides available at Christmas just outside the park. You’ll enjoy the brisk but varying weather if you dress in layers. Days are often clear, even in winter. In Mariposa, at 2,000 ft. elevation, snow is infrequent and melts, but if you want snow you can always find it at some elevation in Yosemite Park. Bring tire chains or 4WD, but chains aren't often needed unless driving higher than Yosemite Valley.
We provide a play pen and a high chair upon request. 9 ft. professional-grade pool table, toys, children's books, board games, video games, Playstation 2, DVD/Blurays, some play items for children of all ages!...moreless
9 ft. professional grade pool table with all accessories. Plenty of space around the well-lit table. The game room also includes comfortable seating and a special low playing table for small children....moreless
We have a designated game table with a removable lazy susan in living room. A wide selection of board games is provided, including some games for small children. Playing cards & poker chips provided....moreless
During the cooler months (only) you're welcome to use the wood burning stove with glass doors. It isn't needed for heat (central heating). Fire wood not provided. Available at supermarket in town....moreless
Cell phone reception for Verizon customers. The house is located in a rural area. The cell phone signal may be weak if you use another provider. You can use the land line phone (free service in USA)....moreless
Ample dishes and glasses. Lots of utensils, kitchen knives, pots and pans, silverware, pot holders, kitchen towels, Garbage bags, paper towels, spices, cooking oil and kitchen sponge provided....moreless
Fully equipped modern kitchen with everything you need to prepare and serve your meals, including spices. Furnished with great attention to detail. Lots of knives. Even garlic press & pizza cutter!...moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
2 night min stay
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
Late Autumn/ Early Winter
Nov 1 - Jan 2, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Seasonal range: $150/nt - $220/nt
(Same price for 1-8 people)
$125 cleaning fee applied (Sometimes reduced if small group.)
$250 damage deposit required before confirmation.
VISA/Master Card/Discover/Paypal/Personal checks accepted
Check In 3:30 pm, Check Out 10 am - We will accommodate early check-in or late check-out when the schedule allows.
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Enjoy the amazing panoramic view from the front patio! Layer upon layer of mountains and foothills as far as the eye can see! We are situated on a very private 5 acre lot and away from city lights. It's perfect for bird watchers and stargazers. We have mature grapes and fruit trees in the backyard. Feel free the pick them when you visit us in the right seasons.
Year Purchased: 2012
About: On behalf of the owner, Yosemite Vacation Rental Management takes loving care of this vacation home and it's guests. Headquartered in Mariposa, we make sure that the home is clean and ready for you upon arrival. We are on call to promptly answer any questions or needs you may have during your stay. We manage this beautiful property for the owner who lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
We love outdoor activities and stargazing. This property is far away from city lights. It's seven miles from the historic and charming town of Mariposa and only 29 miles from the west entrance of Yosemite Park along Hwy. 140. We love the natural peace and quiet shared with the deer and singing birds. Partake of the fruit of the grape vines and fruit trees in season. This is a wonderful family friendly home.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Magnificent views of the Sierra foothills and the setting sun. Star gazing is amazing in this rural setting without bright lights to interfere. Easy access with well paved roads. Quiet and private country setting with all modern conveniences. Located on 5 acre property. There are neighbors but you won't hear them or see their homes in these wooded hills. Lots of privacy and nature.
Our spacious Butterfly Ridge Vacation Home has 1800 sq.ft. and a 2 car garage
The view shown from another angle.
Beautiful sunsets can be enjoyed on many a night
There is also a wood burning fireplace to keep you warm on a chilly night.
The dining room seats up to 8 people.
Play table has little cars, roads, castles, a teddy bear and games for the kids
Overview of kitchen and dining area. Kitchen furnished with attention to details
The main bathroom off of the game room has two sinks & separate shower/toilet.
There is a book shelf with children's books and two easy chairs.
Grape vines and fruit trees in backyard. Feel free to eat them, in Aug./Sept.!
Additional seating in the back yard
Moonrise over the Sierra taken from the front patio.
Magnificent views of the Sierra foothills from the patio
It takes several photos to show the panoramic view.
Living room with queen sleeper couch, leather swivel recliners and 52 in. LCD TV
Play a game at the designated area - games, playing cards & poker chips provided
9 ft professional grade pool table and a loveseat for reading in the bay window
Well equipped kitchen with all major/minor appliances. Everything you need!
The master bedroom has a queen size bed and a large dresser plus rocking chair.
The second bedroom has 2 full size beds
Second bathroom has a tub/shower combination.
People love our back yard 'gazebo' covered with live grapevines
A family of deer are frequent visitors to our 5 acre wooded property.
Milky Way viewed from the front patio. Clear night skies on many a night.
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