The River House: Get Away from it All & Find Your Adventure

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Last updated: 07/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Visit our website to see our complete property including 4 other houses (all listed on VRBO): Hetch Hetchy House-#243066, Chaw'se House-#312025, Sun House-#178031, and the Crescent Cottage-#243093 - www?

Spinning Wheel's backyard is the Stanislaus National Forest making it hard to believe you are only 1.6 minutes from Highway 120. This private, secluded getaway is an oasis of relaxation where the constant buzz of technology is absent. Spinning Wheel was built with the creative spirit at it's core.

Find your creativity, find your inspiration, find your voice, find your adventure

The basics:
* 2 bedroom with 2 queen sized beds located at opposite sides of the house
* 1 Bathroom with a tub/shower
* Washer and dryer in the house
* Full service kitchen
* 1 queen sofa bed
* 1 murphy credenza queen bed
* Wood burning stove in master bedroom
* Access to pool and hot tub with limited hours

There is a shared outdoor garden with a camp fire area, picnic tables, pool, and hot tub.

Keywords: House, vacation, Yosemite, Get Away, retreat, river ,scenic, rural, secluded, beautiful

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Wood burning stove & French doors open to a covered balcony....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Convertible bed(s): 2 queen

    1 super comfy sofa bed, 1 super comfy murphy credenza...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • not only does the bathroom have all the typical amenities but it also has a washer and dryer as well!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We have a swamp cooler in the River House (a natural air cooling system). In the summer it almost never needs cooling off because of the way the house is insulated. It has a naturally cool interior....moreless


  • Books:

    we have a good selection of books to choose from an if you'd like to see more please ask us and we'd be glad to bring some others to choose from...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    all the homes here have flat screen tvs and dvd players...moreless

  • Video Library:

    we have a pretty good selection, but if you want more selection please ask us and we can give you more to choose from...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    We are located in an 800 acre valley surrounded by the sierra mountains ...moreless

  • Rural:

    We are located in the middle of the Stanislaus National Forest in an 800 acre valley once inhabited by the Miwok Indians...moreless

  • Water View:

    From the Deck of the River House you can watch and hear the Tuolomne River roll by...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The Tuolumne River runs through the property and is just yards from the River House...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    we have a dining table that seats 6 and a bar right next to it that seats another 4...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Cooled by a swamp cooler...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wall heaters, wood burning stove, and portable electric heaters....moreless

  • Internet:

    we only have wired internet available in our streamline office center. It's satellite so it's very slow and is unfortunately for email only ;(...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    has a couch, love seat, flat screen tv, dvd player and dvd library. Plus the credenza and the sofa both fold out to queen beds...moreless

  • Parking:

    The River House has it's own parking for 2 vehicles and there is more just a short walk away if needed ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    all parking at Spinning Wheel Yosemite's off street parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    we have everything you may need and if something is missing please ask us and we'll be glad to get it....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    we have everything you'll need to set up dinner for 8!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    a fully equipped kitchen with everything you'll need to make wonderful meals. But if anything is missing please let our caretakers know and they will be glad to get you anything they can....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    we provide coffee, coffee filters, sugar, salt and pepper...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    the river house look out onto our 2 acre lawn...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    bear valley and badger pass are both within driving diatance...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Hours are noon - 5pm. October through Memorial day the pool might be closed (depending on weather for the season)....moreless

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Hours are 6pm-9pm - October through Memorial day the hot tub might be closed (depending on weather for the season)....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 1 - Sep 30, 2016
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Off Season
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $95 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%



2 Nights Minimum

3 Nights Minimum during Holidays

**Winter weather you will need chains for your vehicle or 4 Wheel Drive

50% of Total Due at Booking, Remaining 50% due by 14 days prior to check-in

$250 damage/booking deposit

Cancellation charge:

prior to 60-days: $250

After 60-days, forfeits full deposit

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 07/20/2016
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140 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oakland, CA International Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Iron Door Saloon
17 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course
1.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 120
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Iron Door Saloon
48 Miles
Nearest Ski
Badger Pass

Car: Necessary

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* View our complete property.

We have 5 houses total (all listed on VRBO): The Sun House, The River House, The Crescent Cottage, The Chaw'se House, and The Hetch Hetchy House.


Iron Door Saloon - one of the oldest in California

Rainbow Falls

Cherry Lake

Hetch Hetchy Resevoir

O'Shannnessey Dam

Lake Eleanor

Yosemite National Park

Many Many Hiking Trails (see our website for more information)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1982

About the owner: The Barsotti family begin vacationing at Spinning Wheel well before 1982. In 1982 when presented with the opportunity to purchase Spinning Wheel, there was no hesitation. Because of their love for the area they crafted a place where others could come and vacation as well. In 2013 Dharma and Eliote took over the property and are now the owners of Spinning Wheel Yosemite. Spinning Wheel Yosemite experienced a big forest fire in 2013 and as a result we had to rebuild this home. It's now a brand new vacation home with all the amenities of modern living while still in a beautiful forest environment.

Why the Owner Chose Groveland, CA, USA:
Unlike many other vacation properties in the area Spinning Wheel Yosemite offers a very private experience, being in the middle of national forest with no other neighbors for several miles. Each Home (there are 5 in total) is located far enough away from the other where you can feel both connected (if you are renting multiple properties) or private (if you are using one house). Many people come and enjoy staying on the property so much (hiking, BBQing, swimming, lounging by the river and pool, etc...) that they are happy to stay right here. And yes Spinning Wheel Yosemite is just a short drive to the Western entrance to Yosemite making it the perfect getaway just outside of the park.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The middle fork of the Tuolumne River runs through the property and holds a special place in our hearts. In the summer it provides a wonderful place to lounge and beat the summer heat. Not to mention the great fishing! And we are very secluded so no crowds or noise from the outside world The homes have been individually crafted up to the last detail. Stones were hand selected and placed on many of the cabins and each one has a story. Much of the art within the cabins and on the property is made by one of the Barsotti's. Which helps to make Spinning Wheel Yosemite feel like a comfortable "home away from home" get away.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:



  • River House

    River House

  • the credenza and sofa fold out to queen beds

    the credenza and sofa fold out to queen beds

  • Bathroom with Tub shower - washer/dryer

    Bathroom with Tub shower - washer/dryer

  • The swimming hole at the river.

    The swimming hole at the river.

  • the credenza and sofa fold out to queen beds

    the credenza and sofa fold out to queen beds

  • SWY Location: For an interactive map use this link

    SWY Location: For an interactive map use this link

VRBO #177137

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Saturday, July 23, 2016

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