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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.
Thanksgiving Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2015 4 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$175
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.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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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.
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.