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Trabucco Gardens *Yosemite Gold Country Stargazing Retreat*

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Conveniently located off Highway 49 in California's Gold Country, on a historic parcel known as Trabucco Gardens.

During the Gold Rush days, Trabucco Gardens was a parcel of land cultivated as a vegetable garden, while Forty-Niners discovered gold in the area. The historic rock walls on property mark the perimeter where the garden once grew.

The joy of discovery continues here today. Now you can discover the vast riches our universe has to offer. Trabucco Gardens, located on 17 private acres, provides you with a grand opportunity to stargaze in privacy using high-end, easy-to-use instruments. The robotic GO-TO telescopes are provided during your stay, and are included in the rental cost. This open, rural stretch of Highway 49, which is considered 'above the fog and below the snow', provides you with many clear night opportunities, even in winter.

The Trabucco Gardens House, newly constructed in 2007, is well appointed and available year round. Mariposa, the county seat, which is 10 miles south, has many essential services, along with many wonderful dining, shopping, and historic sight-seeing experiences. Yosemite National Park's West entrance is located about 45 minutes away up Highway 140 from Mariposa.

We provide housekeeping service (not daily maid service), before and after your stay. Courtesy towels, coffee, tea, cocoa, popcorn, and guest soap are provided to welcome you on the day you arrive. Personal key code access provides you with convenience and security. Along with a fold-away sofa bed in the living room, a queen-sized inflatable Aero-Bed is provided for extra sleeping accommodations.

Because of the rural nature of the area, there is abundant opportunity for wildlife sightings, such as deer, wild turkey, coyote, bobcat, birds of prey, and perhaps an occasional bear. Seasonal creeks at the North and South ends of the property flow during winter and spring. Make sure to leave some time in your schedule during your stay for stargazing too.

Using the telescopes, beautiful views of the Orion Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy, Hercules Cluster, and many other deep sky objects are yours to behold. The telescopes offer a TOUR mode, which takes you to the best and brightest objects in the sky during your stay. Stargazing doesn't get any easier than this.

What on EARTH are you waiting for? Go mining in the INFINITE FRONTIER above! An inspiring adventure of discovery for the young and the young-at-heart is here at Trabucco Gardens.

NOTE: Please include a phone number with your inquiry in case our E-mail reply fails to reach you due to technical reasons. WE ALWAYS REPLY WITHIN A FEW HOURS.

Keywords: Cabin Home, Cottage, Yosemite Stargazing

More Details

Owner
Mike
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

Amenities

Mariposa Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Half bathroom upstairs in master bedroom
  • 1.5 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 baby crib , 1 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Bed, inflatable mattress bed, and (1) twin roll away
  • Queen size beds (1), baby cribs (1), sleep sofa or futons (1) located in living room, bunk beds (1) in kids room, queen inflatable mattress bed and (1) twin roll away bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Tripod-mounted robotic GO-TO telescopes provided for your stargazing pleasure. Includes eyepieces, accessories and written instructions.

Reviews

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My Experience was Magical

  • 5 of 5

From the time I booked the property until the time we arrived, the owner Mike was so accommodating and great at responding to any questions or concerns I had. You can tell from the time you book that he takes great pride in his property(and what a beautiful property it is!). The Cabin had absolutely everything we needed the whole weekend. even some toys,books, and games for the kids.The grounds keeper Alan came riding up on his horse one day to see if we needed anything (which was a treat for my 10 year old and 6 year old nephew) and they made it clear if we needed anything we could contact them. The only bad thing I can say is that I didn't have enough time to really explore the property and use the telescopes. We plan on making many trips in the future to Mariposa and Yosemite and staying at Trabucco Gardens. Thank you so much Mike, everything you did for me was out of this world and it made my trip everything I had hoped for! -Desiree

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!!!

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy and charming place. You can tell they care very much for the property and the guests. I can't think of anything we needed that wasn't provided. Lots of attention to detail. Amazing! !! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Fantastic Time

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family stay in this home in June. The comfortable cabin was well stocked with plenty of bedding, linens, and a well-equipped kitchen. We spent our days in Yosemite National Park, which was about an hour's drive. Yosemite is truly breath'-taking and we are so glad that we experienced it together. We spent our evenings playing games and then going out to the observatory to see stunning views of Jupiter with three of its moon's as well as Saturn and its rings. The moon was beautiful through the telescope too. All of the directions for using the telescope were sent ahead of time, and our son got it working very well. It was very peaceful there, but not "restful" for us because we stayed up far too late each night gazing at the magnificence of the heavens. This was truly an unforgettable time together near one of the must-see national parks in our country. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very clean and exactly as described in the listing. Just a few minutes from the town of Mariposa and about 40 minutes from Yosemite. Definitely recommend staying here if available.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Trabucco Gardens home for a few days while we explored Yosemite National Park. The house was comfortable, well-stocked, and a perfect place to rest after long days and hikes in Yosemite. My son absolutely loved the telescope and spent every night looking for planets and anything else he could find in the night sky. This was such a big treat for all of us. Thank you for sharing this equipment and your lovely home!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Clean and comfy. Away from the crowds.

  • 5 of 5

This was a worthwhile place to stay while visiting Yosemite. It's neither luxurious nor fancy; however, it's most important trait is it's cleanliness. You feel comfortable sleeping and don't feel like the sheets are infected with bugs. There is air conditioning which is a relief during the hot summer days. Also, it feels like it's in the middle of nowhere. No crowds of tourists to be seen. A great escape if you don't mind the 90 minute drive to Yosemite Valley.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Fresno Yosemite International
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

• $99 WINTER RATES VALID DURING WINTER MONTHS - Includes holidays within those dates
• PET POLICY: A $25.00 Pet Cleaning Fee Applies / Maximum Pet Weight 40 lbs

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.