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Recently listed and located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, just a short drive from the south entrance to Sequoia National Park, Cinnamon Creek Cottage is ideally located for your weekend or week-long getaway! This 14 year old home is newly refurbished with the vacation traveler in mind. It will comfortably sleep six with a new master bedroom king bed, a new guest bedroom queen and a new pull-out sofa. The kitchen cookware and serving-ware are also all new, as are linens and towels and great-room furniture. The house has been updated from top to bottom including a fresh coat of paint. Landscaping is ongoing.
Our cottage is located in the heart of Three Rivers ranch country. You'll be bordered on several sides by by a neighboring cattle ranch, and have the relaxing sound of the south fork of the Kaweah river drifting in from several hundred yards to the south. Ranch animals and wildlife are abundant. Don't be surprised to see deer feeding on the back lawn, hear the call of coyotes after dusk or see cattle grazing just a few feet from the east fence. Wild turkey and quail frequent the area. A small stream winds through the backyard, varying from no more than a trickle to a steady flow depending on rain or irrigation from the ranch next door. You may even have a visit from the neighbors labrador retrievers or free-range chickens!
The house is fully furnished with everything you need. Just bring yourselves and food for meals if you plan to cook.
Cinnamon Creek Cottage is owned by a multi-generational family of Sequoia National Park employees and their extended family, and is decorated to reflect this heritage. Several of the owners are nearby should you have need. If available they may meet you upon arrival. If not, a key lockbox is used and you will have the combination, and a Welcome Book will guide you as you set up house.
Landscaping includes citrus and fruit trees, plums and peaches, and a beautiful rose lined fence. Work is ongoing with plans for a fire-pit and seating area with a picnic table and lighting. The driveway will be extended for a loop in and out, and stairs will be added to the deck for closer access to the front entrance. However, house and yard are fully functional now! There are also plans to make the property more handicap friendly by including a ramp at one end of the entry deck. Doors leading in are already 36" in width.
The neighborhood is quiet. Typically the only traffic on South Fork Drive is local residents, as the road dead-ends at Sequoia Park's Lady Bug Trail. Our cottage is at the base of Cinnamon Creek Canyon, a small mountain valley where many owners raise cattle and horses. Unlike in Three Rivers there is very little tourist activity. At most you may see a few neighbors out for a morning walk, or a cattle trailer or two moving livestock through the valley.
Highway 198 and Three Rivers proper is some 5 miles back down the hill. This pleasant 10 minute drive takes you to a small town that caters to both locals and park visitors. There are several restaurants, a number of shops and a nice grocery store with all the basics. The south entrance to Sequoia National Park is just north of Three Rivers.
Should you choose to continue your way up South Fork Drive you'll find you are only a few miles from the little-used Lady Bug trail-head at Sequoia National Park. This is an excellent destination for a day hike, and is often used as a starting point for back-country campers.
Another great day trip is Kings Canyon and Mineral King, a part of the Sequoia National Park proper. The turnoff is on the way to the south gate, and is a winding, very scenic back-road up to an area less frequented by tourists. Take your time, and take a full day's supply of food and drink. There is only one place to stop for supplies on the way up if you've left anything. It would be a good idea to research a little online so you know what to expect. It is very much worth the trip.
You will pass Lake Kaweah on the way up the hill from Visalia. This is a large man-made reservoir and a favorite destination for boating, swimming and fishing.
Attending a destination wedding at Redwood Ranch? We are one of the closest vacation rentals in the area. Just 2.6 miles from driveway to driveway.
Please contact us with questions. We'd love to have you visit!