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Yosemite Mountain Escapes is the place go when it comes to needing a place to stay while visiting Yosemite, featuring The Whispering pines house and coming in June 2015 our beautiful and very unique Live Oak Lodge. Whispering Pines House sits on a beautiful 10 acre parcel surrounded by Ponderosa Pines and provides easy access to Yosemite National Park. The quiet seclusion of this mountain home is just what you are seeking. This gorgeous 1800 sq. ft. country style custom mountain home built in 2001 features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and sleeps 11. Its open floor plan has the kitchen, living room and dining room opening into one large room with a cathedral ceiling and ceiling fans. This setup is ideal for preparing a meal, watching TV, or just visiting. The beautiful modern kitchen is equipped with all of the amenities of home such as oven, microwave, toaster oven, crock pot, toaster, ninja juicer, waffle maker, 12 cup coffee pot, fresh coffee beans from Mariposa Coffee Factory, complimentary bottle of wine, candy bowl, hand mixer, dishes, pots, pans, spices, foil, plastic wrap, cooking oil and much more. For your convenience a walk in pantry provides plenty of storage space. The living room features two queen leather sofa sleepers, a 46 “ HDTV with surround sound, satellite TV and a complimentary WIFI connection. The master suite includes a cathedral ceiling with fan, and a brand new king size bed with a I serta comfort mattress. The unique walk in shower is made for two and includes two separate shower heads. There is also a cedar lined walk in closet, as well as private access to a back yard seating area. The second bedroom features a new queen bed, dresser, night stand, alarm clock, bedside lamp, and closet. The third bedroom features a new queen size bed with a nice size closet, nightstands and a alarm clock. The second bathroom has a shower and tub combination that is perfect for soaking those sore muscles after a long day spent hiking in Yosemite National Park. The laundry room contains a new washer and dryer, with laundry soap and dryer sheets conveniently provided for your use. The spacious 700 sq. ft. game room provides a ton of storage space for all your gear, and includes a number of board games, dice, playing cards, horseshoes, air hockey, and a ping pong table for those relaxing nights when you just want to hang out with family and friends and have fun. Concrete stamped sidewalks, patio, and driveway, along with outdoor lighting, beautiful 8 person hot tub and open fire pit complement the natural landscaping. This is the perfect place to enjoy a backyard barbecue and a game of horseshoes. Barbecue and seating for 10 is provided for your convenience under a covered back porch. Whispering Pines House is in a very quiet and private rural setting. Come relax and listen to the birds and gentle sounds of the outdoors. Deer can often be seen along with squirrels and several different species of birds. The property has a vast variety of plants and trees, many of which flower in season. This is your ideal getaway location for enjoying the beauty of the outdoors, a day trip to Yosemite National Park, local historic museums, a zipline adventure, and many other local festivities.
This is wheel chair friendly, all one level with access to the front and back and all the rooms inside....moreless
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11
Bedroom 1: 1 king
We have added a new King Bed with I SERTA Comfort Mattress...moreless
Bedroom 2: 1 queen
We can change the queen to bunk beds to upon request ...moreless
Bedroom 3: 1 queen
Bedroom has queen bed night stands, dresser and closet...moreless
This master suite comes with TV King size bed just puchased Febuary 1, 2015, sitting chair, walk in cedar closet, private bathroom with custom shower for two, and two sinks, private sliding door to back yard seating area, big windows for seeing outdoors, all new bedding and towels just purchased....moreless
Bathroom 1 is the master bath featuring 2 sinks and a walk in shower with 2 separate shower heads and a bench to relax on. Bath 2 is the main bathroom with a huge tub and shower combo to soak in after those long hikes....moreless
We can accommodate most special need's you might have. Just let us know what you need and we will see if we can help. We usually just clean after your stay unless it is longer than a week, then we will come in and clean for you....moreless
Lots of information on Yosemite and the trails you might want to take. We also have a lot of information on our local attractions and stores in Mariposa....moreless
A sofa with a recliner at both ends and a loveseat with two recliners are available for seating. Full size air hockey table and ping pong table for tons of fun. ...moreless
Chess, Monopoly, Texas Hold'em Poker Set, Cards, Dice, X Box, Sony Playstation, air hockey, horse shoes and ping pong...moreless
Huge wood stove for the winter time.There is nothing like relaxing by the fire on those cold winter nights. Wood is provided....moreless
12 cup coffee maker, with fresh local coffee beans of different flavors from the mariposa coffee factory....moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
Plenty of dishes, and utensils to accommodate more than one meal....moreless
Full Service Kitchen, All of the things you need to prepare a nice meal. We also have a juicer for those who like to juice. A bottled water dispenser for hot or cold water. Fresh local coffee beans....moreless
We always have a supply of paper plates, ziploc bags, foil, plastic wrap, first aid kit, sponges, paper towels, flash lights, spices and food storage containers with lids....moreless
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Fall Season/Early Winter Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2015 2 night min stay
My Standard Rate 1 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$250
Cleaning Fee$150 + tax
We offer a 15% discount to all Senior Citizens 65 and older, Veterans and Active Service Members of our military. Rental rates are based upon season.
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We are located in the Sierra Nevada's, Just below Yosemite National Park. Their is an abundance of outdoor activities available to do within 10-60 minutes from your location year round such as boating, water skiing, jet skiing, swimming, day use and camping areas available, snow boarding, snow skiing, cross country skiing, ice skating, rock climbing, fly fishing, white water rafting, horseback riding available in French Camp and in Yosemite. Local summertime entertainment 'Music on the Green' every Friday and Saturday evenings from 7pm-10 pm Live music with various types including folk, bluegrass, rock, jazz, reggae, etc. Springtime visits to enjoy the beautiful spring blossoms through the river canyon to the Park. All the waterfalls in the Park are in peak flow and wildlife roaming the meadows in Yosemite Valley. Winter to enjoy the ski resorts in the Park and surrounding areas, along with cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, fishing. We also offer guided fishing trips within 2 hrs from the home for Salmon, Stripper, Sturgeon Steelhead upon request and time of the year. Wine tasting available though the Year with multiple locations. In the outskirts of the town of Mariposa their is the adventures of Ziplining, one of the new attractions in town, check it out, get venturous, have fun and enjoy your vacation.
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: Cheryl grew up and raised her family in Mariposa, and is the proud mother of two and grandmother of 13 grandchildren. Most of her family resides in the Mariposa area. Cheryl is well known in the community and has worked for CAL FIRE for 20+ years. Chris has always had a knack for entertaining people and was a guide for Salmon and Steelhead fishing on California's most pristine rivers. As a guide his sole mission was to give his customers a once in a lifetime experience that they would remember forever. We are approaching the vacation rental business with the same goals. We want you to have everything you need, so you don't have to worry about the little things and can focus on your vacation itself. We will be here to help you with anything you need.
Why the Owner Chose Mariposa: This beautiful property has been in our family for many years. We built The Whispering Pines House in 2001 so that we could be close to my Grandmother. We took care of her for 11 years before her Alzheimer’s got so severe that she needed more care than we could give her. She is now in a beautiful, quiet, private home with 6 other ladies that she has fun with and is able to receive the medical attention she requires. She is still a huge part of our family and we love her dearly. Now we are choosing to share our scenic home with others and provide them with a wonderful vacation spot in our beautiful country we are proud to call home.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Our property provides the peace and serenity of the mountains and we are thankful to call this our home. If you sit outside and just listen or look you will hear the birds singing and you might even see a deer, fox, turkey, or possibly a bear. Over the years we have seen them all. The town of Mariposa offers small town quaintness with its unique shops and local history. The surrounding areas, including Yosemite, offer many outdoor adventures and you will never get bored here if you enjoy the outdoors.