Lovely Equestrian Estate, Ahwahnee Riverbend, Gateway to Yosemite National Park
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- Minimum stay:4-6 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
This is a luxury estate (with private suites, large natural rock jacuzzi, pool, meadows, and pet friendly) available for advanced booking.
Thanksgiving is gone but Christmas is available.
Yes, we will be doing our 'early booking'' special again this year. The first 10 bookings for 2016 will be at the $400 per night, 7th night at no charge. The waterfalls in the park should flow all Summer. Of course, the pool has a one story waterfall you can switch on, anytime.
(YES, THIS DOES INCLUDE CHRISTMAS WITH EARLY BOOKING!) Our normal minimum is 6 nights and that is because we always include the 7th night at no charge. You can leave anytime on the 7th day or the morning of the 8th day. More details are further down in the description and amenities for our beautiful estate. Check our reviews which are all 5 star and warmly presented.
People call the Ahwahnee Riverbend Area (one of the Gateways to Yosemite) spectacular, we call it Shangri-La. Ross and I chose these beautiful mountain meadows for the weather and location. Our meadow is warm in the winter and cool in the summer at 2000 elevation, we are rumored to have the best year round weather in this area. It really is amazing and truly Warm and Wonderful.
Wait ‘til you see the house, check out the photos! There are private gates and a Redwood lined driveway entrance and separate exit for trucks, boats, and horse trailers.
We can accomodate 8 adults and the rental is $500 per night ( fee for cleaning $300- Vat/Tot tax 11%), minimum 4 nights but with 6 nights the 7th night is included at no charge. We do run 'specials' so always check the 'special rates'. There is no charge for your pets. Dogs must be accepted prior to your arrival. Particulars are available within this listing under Rates.
The house is 4800 sq ft (7 1/2 acres, fully fenced) of beautiful. The kitchen is really big with lovely grey quartzite counter tops and easy to use appliances, ample counter space to cook, walk-in pantry and complete laundry room.
The house has four bedrooms. Two are full suites (one Cal King, one Queen) with private bathrooms (one suite can have TWO private bathrooms) and both have private entrance/exit from the house. The Master has a fireplace (usable in winter). The 3rd + 4th have Kings and a lovely view of the meadows (1 has private entrance/exit). Our capacity at this time is eight adults, children are welcome. We have four bedrooms and 3 ½ bathrooms.
There are three flat screen TV’s. One in the Master Suite (45”) has Netflix, really big one in the den (52”), and the third (36”) is in front of the fireplace in the living room. You have satellite, movies and can start a show in one room and finish in another. Our dvd library of movies and shows is fairly large. If you need high speed Internet there is wireless and wifi almost everywhere on the estate.
The pool is quite large with easy access and open entrances from two rock stairways. It's about 40,000 gal and Jacuzzi (heats up fast) is over 500 gal. The natural rock waterfall is almost one story high and the deck around the pool has plenty of room for our four umbrellas and seating for 20 people to sit and talk. Our motto is ‘Sit Long, Talk Much’.
We are less than five miles from a rockin’ mountain village (Oakhurst) with 20 great restaurants, a full multi screen cinema, microbrewery, and Raley’s grocery; famous for quality markets in Bel Aire and Knob Hill. There are numerous art galleries, retail stores, and farmer’s markets. We are ½ mile from Hwy 49 and very accessible. Yosemite is too beautiful for words. You can ride a narrow gage logging train, see Glacier Point, Bridleveil Falls, or just wander the glories of nature. Now THAT is truly spectacular.
If you like water sports, 12 miles away you can play at Bass Lake in season water skiing, boating, fishing (rod + fly) and a classy restaurant and bar with patio overlooking the lake and boat dock. The lake is beautiful because spring rain makes it clean, crisp, and clear.
A little over one mile north on Hwy 49 is the hottest Cowboy bar in two counties with bands, dancing, big screen TV for sports, great food and tons of local ‘color’.
We are less than a mile from ‘Open Range’ where cattle and their calves graze along the road and we have a working cattle ranch two miles away where you can watch real cowboys (and cowgirls) sort and rope cattle during the season.
You can pan for gold (good luck) a half mile away at a secluded riverside park. We’re walking distance from a darling nine hole golf course with restaurant, and bar. The meadows in this area are lovely and perfect for all season activities as you see from the photos of the estate.
SO MUCH TO DO, YOU WILL LOVE IT!!
If you are road weary travelers, couples wishing an exclusive get-away (rarely see neighbors, they are some distance away), best friends that just want to ‘chill’, or crave to wander the mountains with your pets (we have maps)—This is the place for you. You can 4-wheel drive, Yosemite Zip, horseback ride, golf, hike, bike, ride the railroad, work cattle, ski (both kinds), swim, sight-see, shop, browse art galleries, eat, play, and love.
Give a call, the phone rings right into our house and it is an 800 number, too.
800-459-8429 or you can call my cell number 310-874-2552 Can't wait to hear from YOU.
Louisa and Ross Weddle
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- 4000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
The pool is all natural rock that cannot be fenced, very large, and out of site of the house. Children would need to swim and be 10yrs or older with their own pool or advanced swimming lessons. We have a pool alarm available for people with younger children. Minors are not to be left alone on the estate....moreless
- Pets Considered:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Master Bedroom (#1) is a full suite with seating area, large bathroom, walk-in and big tub. There is also a private exit/entrance to the outside. Queen (#2) has seating, walk-in, entrance/exit to backyard and up to pool and access to TWO bathrooms, one in each direction. Bedroom #3 and #4 are both king, one has exit to porch with swing and a view of the meadow and the mountains toward Yosemite. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- All have private toilets within the bathrooms and all have double sinks except the one off the laundry room. The private exit outside for the guest bedroom (#2) is easy access to the backyard and the pool. The Master has private exit to back yard and toward back pasture and woods. The Guest Room Suite has bathrooms available (#2 + #3) which is convenient and also nice if a couple wants private accommodations . The Master Bath can also access bathroom #3 thru the walk-in and use just the private privy or the whole bathroom, same reason. Sometimes it is nice to have privacy....moreless
- The golf course is very close by and has a Chef available, as well as the beautiful location for parties and events. The working cattle ranch near by is available when they are having activities and we can usually get you an invitation to watch. It is a private ranch and wonderfully exclusive. There are several excellent caterers locally with meeting places and buildings. ...moreless
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker:
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- Heated Pool
- Hot Tub:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 22 - Nov 30, 2015
6 night min stay
Christmas + New Year's
Dec 16 - Dec 31, 2015
6 night min stay
Jan 13 - Mar 31, 2016
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $300
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Tax Rate 11%
Special Events are prior approval and overnight maximum of 8 remains firm. Your guests (with approval) are a five hour day rate of $25 or less depending on the occasion and number of people. We love weddings!
I will try to charge a flat fee of $1,000 for weddings and no additional charge 'per guest'. I think a wedding with 100 guests is just about maximum for this estate and of course, only the overnight guests will use the house.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Visit Yosemite, pan for gold, browse art galleries, 4-wheel drive, zip line, river rafting, ride narrow-gage railroad and enjoy a working cattle ranch
hike, bike, ride, swim, jacuzzi
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: We are happy, healthy couple. We hail from the midwest but in Calif for almost 40 years. We both lived in Germany in the 70's and love to visit there. We ride our quiet mares, Fritzie and Kelly all over the mountains as the trails are well groomed fire trails that are incredible. They wander in the mountains, around lakes and past historic views that cannot be reached by car. We have ridden most our lives and are still amazed at the diversity of this area. When we aren't riding we are total tourists in our beautiful backyard, Yosemite National Park.
Why the Owner Chose Ahwahnee:
The house is unique, spacious, and beautifully laid out. The suites make privacy easy and the size of the kitchen/den/pub room make it easy for several groups to float back and forth to friends and family. The grounds have ample room for our horses and the meadows circle the house so the horses can watch you all day long; and they do. Their TV is their humans playing in the pool. They just can't get enough of it. Little odd to look out the high round window in the master bath and they're watching you..strange but you'll get used to it. They are curious children. Even without horses this estate is very calm, easy and comfortable. The first year we were treated to a white Christmas. It was the icing on the cake. Ross and I will be here for the rest of our lives.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
If you want to stay home the kitchen is perfectly set up with just about everything a cook/baker would want. There is a large front meadow and porches everywhere. You can swing and watch horses graze out the front, enjoy the view from the tables at the pool, or sit at the table and chairs outside the kitchen where there are lights, a fan and a pass-through window for food and drinks. Talk about lazy?
- Primary: 800-459-8429
- Secondary: +1 3108742552 Cell phone
- Tertiary: +1 5596424748
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House and front lawn from pasture #5
Main Estate House from our private road 'Riverbend Lane'
Meadow w/Golf Course in distance
Christmas 2010, big tree behind house is Ponderosa Pine named, 'Greta'.
Bedroom #2 w/private entrance to bathroom #2 + the back yard toward the pool.
Master Bedroom into Master Bath, walk-in on left is entrance to bathroom #3.
Master Bath Shower and Tub
newly remodeled granite bathroom off main+guest with access to both bedrooms.
Waterfall starts upper left @ Jacuz, flows down to big pool. See step in water?
Quartz counters, laundry room to left, Pantry, and Breakfast room to right.
Great room has Italian couches, custom fireplace, dining room + beam ceiling.
That's us, The Happy Couple
Tree Lined Driveway Winter
Bedroom #2, door to walk-in and thru to bathroom #3.
Master Bedroom is full suite w/fireplace and several exits
Master Bath w/private exit
Little place, not too far away
Pool is deep well H2O, little chlorine, super clear and warms up w/the sun.
Front porch swing with panorama of estate.
Big kitchen w/sub zero refer, two ovens, gas stove top and view into Den.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015
- Property typeEstate
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