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Big Sky, Mountains, Trails, Rock Climbing, Horses, Sequoia Redwoods, Fishing

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Last updated: 08/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Ponderosa house description

7,200 ft elevation mountain house
Best air, best star gazing!
A great piece in California’s Sierra Nevada's western slopes above Springville, CA at the 'Ponderosa'
Relax, hibernate or be active blazing trails on foot, cross-country skiing, snowshoes, sleds, trail bikes and more.
Trek to Slate Mtn to rare wildflowers; fish local streams; visit nearby 'Trail of 100 Giants' of 2000 yr-old Sequoia trees only 10 miles drive, easy gentle path for all ages to enjoy.
Dome Rock is a must-see for all; a rock climber’s paradise and star gazer's too.
Pack Station horseback rides nearby.
The cabin faces National Forest and Slate Mtn. The loft level has a master bedroom, full bathroom, extra 'side pocket' beds for additional sleeping off of master bedroom. Loft also has generous space for fun activities, cards, reading, kids play, etc. Main floor has another full bathroom, 2nd master, and two single beds in 'Duck Room'. Stone fireplace and forced air furnace, new stove/cooktop/oven and dishwasher in open kitchen layout. Additional/separate ground floor apartment also available with queen bed, full bathroom, eating/sitting area. BBQ on the 30ft screened in porch.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Ground-level apartment is wheelchair accessible, queen bed, full bathroom. ...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            'Duck room'...moreless

          • Bedroom 6: 2 sleep sofa /futon

            Loft open area, sleeping sofas...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Master queen on main level...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Studio unit on ground level...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

            Master on loft level, queen bed + 2 singles in side room...moreless

          • Ground level studio has queen bed and full bathroom

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Ground level full bathroom in separate apt unit...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Mail level full bathroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Full bathroom in loft level...moreless

          • Full bathroom on ground level apartment unti

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Dining
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Fireplace
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking
          • Garage
          • Living Room

          Other Amenities

              • Hiking, rock climbing, mountain trails, trail biking, sight seeing, fishing, horse back riding, snowmobiling, cross country Nordic skiing, Giant Sequoia trees, beautiful mountain scenes, rare & beautiful wildflowers...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • Books

              Communications

                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    Cross country Nordic skiing...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        Slate Mountain, 9,100 ft, hike up to peak on trail directly from house...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Groceries
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Cycling
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Hiking
                      • Fishing
                      • Hunting
                      • Rock Climbing
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.5
                      from 6 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Labor Weekend
                      Aug 29 - Aug 31, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $225
                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 24 - Nov 29, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $225
                      Year End Holidays
                      Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2015
                      5 night min stay
                      $225
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $225

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Pet Fee $35
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $175
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Cleaning deposit will be returned based on level of effort needed to completely clean property after departure. There is NO trash pick-up service on the mountain, so all trash must be removed when leaving the property. Owner's firewood is not including in standard rental. Please be mindful to avoid over-use of septic system, and do not flush diapers or feminine products.


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                      Last updated: 08/17/2014
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                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
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                      Location

                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Western Divide Highway
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Brewer's Ponderosa Family Lodge
                      Ponderosa
                      Nearest Ski
                      Cross country (Nordic) from cabin door
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Brewer's Ponderosa Family Lodge

                      Car: Necessary

                      This property is in the Giant Sequoia National Monument within Sequoia Forest. It offers most of the natural beauty found in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, but without the cars and crowds. The Parks are not a reasonable day-visitation distance away since it requires accessing the Sierra mountains on a different access highway north/east of Visalia, CA. Just 2.5 miles from the cabin, is the trailhead for Freeman Creek/Grove, where visitors encounter the first of 800+ Sequoia trees within the first mile of downhill hiking. Other groves are also nearby, along with a climber's and star gazer's paradise Dome Rock, and a climb up nearby Slate Mountain to see rare local wildflowers.

                       

                      Owner info

                      About the owner: Former Sierra Club Mountaineering and Rock climbing instructor; frequent visitor and admirer of National Parks and Recreation Areas, drawn to this 'Ponderosa' region in 1980 for its natural beauty and diversity of natural attractions.

                      Why the Owner Chose Ponderosa:
                      See nearby Giant Sequoia trees that are more than 2000 years old and of breath-taking dimension. Visit nearby streams, mountain rivers for fishing, hiking and/or pure scenic pleasure. Visit nearby Vistas of Dome Rock and The Needles, which offer views that are second-to-none. Slate Mtn is immediately accessible and has some of the most beautiful and rare wildflowers for those venturing up this 9,000ft summit. The cabin is top-notch for special Visitors.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Fill your day with natural beauty and activities if you like, and come back to peacefully rest and soak in the quiet retreat-like property, perched on a high point facing south into forest and Slate Mountain. Soak up the comfort of the property and immediate surroundings, and/or venture out to nature's nearby attractions.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Front view, driveway from Ridge Drive

                        Front view, driveway from Ridge Drive

                      • View from living and dining room of front deck, forest, and Slate Mtn

                        View from living and dining room of front deck, forest, and Slate Mtn

                      • Kitchen is fully stocked for preparing meals

                        Kitchen is fully stocked for preparing meals

                      • Living area

                        Living area

                      • Main floor 'Duck Room' set of single beds

                        Main floor 'Duck Room' set of single beds

                      • Loft level master bedroom

                        Loft level master bedroom

                      • Loft has additional sleeping areas, books, card table

                        Loft has additional sleeping areas, books, card table

                      • Ground floor separate studio and entry

                        Ground floor separate studio and entry

                      • One of many nearby recreational camping, picnic, trailheads

                        One of many nearby recreational camping, picnic, trailheads

                      • Brewer's Ponderosa Family Lodge, restaurant, groceries, bar

                        Brewer's Ponderosa Family Lodge, restaurant, groceries, bar

                      • Trail of 100 Giants during an autumn snowfall

                        Trail of 100 Giants during an autumn snowfall

                      • View facing south into Upper Kern River Valley from Dome Rock

                        View facing south into Upper Kern River Valley from Dome Rock

                      • Winter wonderland, can reach 6-8 ft deep of powder

                        Winter wonderland, can reach 6-8 ft deep of powder

                      • Kitchen with new (2013) stove, oven, and dishwasher

                        Kitchen with new (2013) stove, oven, and dishwasher

                      • Main floor. Stone fireplace, expansive loft above

                        Main floor. Stone fireplace, expansive loft above

                      • Main floor queen bedroom

                        Main floor queen bedroom

                      • Main floor full bathroom

                        Main floor full bathroom

                      • Loft with views of Slate Mtn and forest

                        Loft with views of Slate Mtn and forest

                      • 30ft long screened in porch and outside dining area

                        30ft long screened in porch and outside dining area

                      • Studio queen bed, full bathroom, microwave, toaster

                        Studio queen bed, full bathroom, microwave, toaster

                      • Nearby 'Avenue of 100 Giants' Sequoia trees older than 2000 years

                        Nearby 'Avenue of 100 Giants' Sequoia trees older than 2000 years

                      • Hoby Meadow across the road from the Ponderosa

                        Hoby Meadow across the road from the Ponderosa

                      • Facing north to 'The Needles' from Dome Rock

                        Facing north to 'The Needles' from Dome Rock

                      VRBO #495891

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                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Monday, April 28, 2014

                      $225 per night (USD)
                      6

                      4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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