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

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Winter wonderland where snow can reach over 6 ft deep of powder

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Last updated: 04/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking on premises, indoor (smell) or outdoor (fire hazard and unsightliness of butts)...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

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

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

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

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Loft area...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games, tables games, card games, puzzles, books, magazines...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Direct TV with over 144 channels...moreless

Theme

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    CareFree bundled services available...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning stone fireplace. Firewood available via CareFree bundled services...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Take a hike at 7,200 ft elevation, feel the rush!...moreless

  • Garage
  • Heating:

    Forced Air Furnace plus wood burning fireplace...moreless

  • Internet:

    Available. Ask for details if interested....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    CareFree bundled services available...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Incoming free calls. Ongoing free to localities Porterville and Springville but toll calls beyond...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    CareFree bundled services available...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    CareFree bundled services available...moreless

Kitchen

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Many great mountain bike trails for BYOB'ers...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane BBQ available in huge screened in porch...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Cross country Nordic skiing, rentals available at lodge...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Wkend
Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015
3 night min stay
$245
Columbus
Oct 9 - Oct 11, 2015
3 night min stay
$245
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2015
4 night min stay
$245
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$245

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $175
  • Pet Fee $35
  • 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: 04/17/2015
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Location

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

Car: Necessary

This property is in the Giant Sequoia National Monument within Sequoia Forest. It offers the natural beauty as is found in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, but without the cars and crowds. The Parks are not a reasonable day-visitation distance away since they are approximate 50 miles further north than Springville, the entry into Sequoia National Monument. 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

  • Winter wonderland where snow can reach over 6 ft deep of powder

    Winter wonderland where snow can reach over 6 ft deep of powder

  • View from living  room & front deck, forest across street, Slate Mtn in backgrd

    View from living room & front deck, forest across street, Slate Mtn in backgrd

  • Kitchen is fully stocked and continuous upgrades for preparing meals

    Kitchen is fully stocked and continuous upgrades for preparing meals

  • Living area, satellite TV, DVD/CD player, sound system, available internet

    Living area, satellite TV, DVD/CD player, sound system, available internet

  • Main floor 'Duck Room' set of single beds

    Main floor 'Duck Room' set of single beds

  • Loft level master bedroom + 2 twin beds in adjacent super-sized closet

    Loft level master bedroom + 2 twin beds in adjacent super-sized closet

  • 30ft long screened in porch and outside dining area with propane PPQ

    30ft long screened in porch and outside dining area with propane PPQ

  • Studio queen bed, full bathroom, 'frig, microwave, toaster

    Studio queen bed, full bathroom, 'frig, microwave, toaster

  • Family Fun - nearby recreation, camping, picnic, fishing, trailheads

    Family Fun - nearby recreation, camping, picnic, fishing, trailheads

  • Brewer's Ponderosa Family Lodge, restaurant, groceries, bar, xc ski rentals +

    Brewer's Ponderosa Family Lodge, restaurant, groceries, bar, xc ski rentals +

  • Stunning red Sequoias & snow against newly fallen snow, brilliant blue sky above

    Stunning red Sequoias & snow against newly fallen snow, brilliant blue sky above

  • Rock climbers' paradise, view facing south into Upper Kern River Valley

    Rock climbers' paradise, view facing south into Upper Kern River Valley

  • Front view from Ridge Drive, a great place to sit on deck and watch sunset

    Front view from Ridge Drive, a great place to sit on deck and watch sunset

  • Modern kitchen conveniences, appliances, cooktop, oven, micro, dishwshr, cookt

    Modern kitchen conveniences, appliances, cooktop, oven, micro, dishwshr, cookt

  • Main floor. Stone fireplace, expansive loft above where kids spy on adults below

    Main floor. Stone fireplace, expansive loft above where kids spy on adults below

  • Main floor queen bedroom

    Main floor queen bedroom

  • Main floor full bathroom

    Main floor full bathroom

  • Loft with table games, lounging & views of Slate Mtn and forest

    Loft with table games, lounging & views of Slate Mtn and forest

  • Ground floor separate studio and entry (available separately)

    Ground floor separate studio and entry (available separately)

  • Enter National Monument near Springville, 50mi south of National Park

    Enter National Monument near Springville, 50mi south of National Park

  • Nearby 'Trail of 100 Giants' with Sequoia trees more than 2000 years old

    Nearby 'Trail of 100 Giants' with Sequoia trees more than 2000 years old

  • Absorb tranquility and silence all around, such as nearby Hoby Meadow

    Absorb tranquility and silence all around, such as nearby Hoby Meadow

  • Brace yourself for vistas! Here, facing north to 'The Needles' from Dome Rock

    Brace yourself for vistas! Here, facing north to 'The Needles' from Dome Rock

  • Trail head to Tule River and Sequoia trees in quiet canyon, take a picnic lunch

    Trail head to Tule River and Sequoia trees in quiet canyon, take a picnic lunch

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within a few hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 04/17/2015
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