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Beautiful Custom Cabin on 20 Acres

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

Peaceful traqnquil Retreat for up to 4 guests

The tranquil beauty of this area is the perfect recipe for relaxation and rejuvenation. Come enjoy the spectacular wonders of Yosemite National Park, Bass Lake and the Ansel Adams wilderness. Thousands of acres of hiking trails, clear mountain streams and lakes within a short driving distance from the property welcome you all year. The peace of this area is a perfect setting for family gatherings, personal retreats and leisurely exploration. At all seasons of the year it provides a lovely home to return to after a day of skiing, snow boarding, snow mobile riding or sledding in the nearby snow parks, wilderness areas and ski resorts at Sierra Summit and Badger Pass.

This lovely mountain retreat is a perfect nesting place to stay and recharge after a glorious day in the mountains. Many people choose to just stay here during the day and relax on the deck or in the spacious great room and enjoy the natural setting away from the busyness of the city.

It is a beautiful custom 1200 square foot house located adjacent to the Sierra National Forest. It is 3 miles from Bass Lake and 23 miles from Yosemite National Park. The land is a wildlife sanctuary for deer, silver foxes and other wonderful creatures. There are no hiking trails on the property itself. There are many trails within short driving distance. There is a book at the house that gives information on recreational activities in the area.

There is custom stonework behind the wood stove depicting a mountain sunrise with trees and clouds made by a world class stone mason.

There is a flat screen Samsung television in the great room.

The kitchen has granite counter tops. The bathrooms both have dual shower heads.There are 2 bedrooms. Each Bedroom has a queen sized bed.

The kind of air conditioning in the cabin is a water evaporation cooler commonly called a 'swamp cooler'. It works well and is very refreshing unless it is humid and very hot outside. Then, it cools the house down but not as well as a regular 'air conditioner'. It will typically cool the house to about 15 degrees cooler than the outside temperature during these hot (80 to 100 and over) summer days. The nights are cool even in the hottest weather so it's lovely to sleep with the windows open and breathe in the pines and healing mountain air.

The house is nestled among pines, oaks and manzanitas with cedar log pillars at the front entry and forming the landscaped gardens.

It is a sacred site perfect for personal creative retreats, solitude and recreation.

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More Details

Owner
Mary Sullivan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Yosemite was stunning with its colors amidst the beautiful Sierras and Bass Lake gave us a gentle day to fish and explore in our kayaks. The animal came to visit at your home which was such a treat. I must tell you that the design of your vacation home is impressive. The use of space, for the practical reasons as well as the feeling created, was so well thought out, planned and enjoyed. I spent alot of time marveling at the unique detail throughout. Wisdom House will certainly be on our list for a return to your area.
Oct 2013
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Amenities

North Fork House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(68 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Custom Cabin on 20 Acres
average rating of 4.9264708 based on 82 reviews
Austin, Texas
5

Yosemite Trip

  • 5 of 5

Excellent rental property. We have stayed in a number of VRBO rentals and while all the others were satisfactory, this one was the best. The cabin is pristine, the location is very good and the facilities meet all your needs. This rental is especially good for seniors and couples who travel together. Seeing a coyote was the highlight of the trip. Even though we were there during an exceptional heat wave, the cabin was very comfortable due to an efficient cooling system. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This is a well-appointed home in the perfect location for exploring Yosemite and Kings Canyon / Sequoia. We had a great visit staying in this clean, comfortable home. Kitchen was well outfitted for everything we wanted to cook.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting, loved the wrap around porch going ALL the way around the cabin. Very homey and convenient. Bass Lake is nearby with rentals for paddle boards and other water equipment. My only complaint was that we did not stay longer!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enchanting!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a night at Wisdom house. The directions sent by the owner was very clear. We had no trouble finding the place. When we arrived, I just gasped at how beautiful the surroundings were. The cottage was BEAUTIFUL. It is quite large and can easily accommodate two small families. The facilities were modern and easy to use. The entire ambiance of the place was tranquil. The owner was very responsive to our queries. Mary came by at the very outset to check on us and made sure that we were comfortable. We would love to come back to the place!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. We love it here. To clarify, the cabin is limited to 4 guests. There were only 4 people in this group. Some folks may think that " 2 small families" means more than 4 people. I usually have 2 couples or a family of 4 and not more than 4 guests.
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Always and great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at the Wisdom House several times when visiting Yosemite and it's always been a wonderful experience. The place is always meticulous and comfortable. The setting is quiet and contemplative. It's about an hour away from Yosemite Valley and the drive up there is beautiful. I highly recommend Wisdom House.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a pleasure to have you stay here!
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5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a relaxing stay at this beautiful cabin located on the edge of the Sierra National Forest. We were able to drive to Kings Canyon National Park one day and then Yosemite National Park the next. It was great to come back to the cabin each night and have a fire in the wood burning stove and watch a movie. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Fresno/Yosemite airport
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
La Cabana Mexican restaurant
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Badger Pass Ski resort

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Rates & Availability

North Fork House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 10 2017 - Sep 18 2017
1 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$195
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

There is a $50 cancellation fee if the reservation is cancelled more than 30 days before the arrival date.If you cancel within 30 days of your arrival you will forfeit a portion of your payment as is explained in the Terms and Conditions document. The rates are based on 4 person occupancy.
Children are included in the "4 guests" limit. When you make the reservation, please note .
Each additional guest over the 4 limit will be charged $25 per night per guest.
Children are charged the same as adults.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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