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Redwood Mountain View Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House (nightly rate based on 2 adults), 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths

This house is located at a 4000 foot elevation in the mountains near Kings Canyon National Park and borders the Giant Sequoia National Monument. This is a ridgetop location on 10 acres with hiking, fishing, boating, and horseback riding close by. The uniqueness lies in the mountain views, dark night skies, mild climate and still air. This rental is set aside as an astronomers get away and place to observe the night sky during all seasons--winter is the best! When you get cold you can go inside and warm yourself by the wood stove before another viewing session.

Keywords: Sierra Nevada Mountain getaway

More Details

Cindy Duriscoe
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Cindy Duriscoe

About us... Cindy and Dan Duriscoe, the owners of the property, want your stay to be as enjoyable as possible. We are former employees of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and we want to share our knowledge with you. We purchased the property in 1997 and lived here almost 10 years. We know the land, and we did most of the work on the property ourselves. We are constantly making improvements as time allows, and we welcome suggestions. Do not hesitate to inquire about the parks, the monument, and other attractions in the area. We know that this piece of land offers something special at all seasons (Dan's favorite is actually winter). We have watched the land and sky from here, and the peacefulness of the location is unmatched. Both of us enjoy hiking, backpacking, X-country skiing in the Sierra. Cindy loves horseback riding and snowshoeing on nearby trails.

Cindy Duriscoe purchased this house in 1997

Why Cindy Duriscoe chose Sequoia, Kings Canyon

This part of California is known for its mild climate, calm winds and stable air most of the time (which makes for wonderful observations of the night sky through a telescope), fall colors of the black oaks (some seasons are more intense than others), and the elevational gradient that allows quick access to a variety of life zones. We think this location is ideally located for access to the high country and foothills, and gives a taste of both. The peace and quiet, walking among our own manzanita woodlands cannot be experienced elsewhere.

What makes this house unique

Taking walks on the property and neighboring monument lands. Watching the sunset while enjoying a glass of wine. Observing the night sky or a sunrise from the hot tub. Mountain biking or horseback riding on nearby trails. The community of people is very friendly and helpful when work needs to be done. Wintertime can be very peaceful and majestic walking roads and trails, making wildlife observations, just plain having fun in the snow!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great way to wrap up a three week California adventure. We had fun exploring the parts of the park that are still open (hiked the Redwood Canyon loop and braved some icy spots to get to the incredible views on Little Baldy), and loved coming "home" to this amazing house. There is nothing better than a hot tub under the stars after a day of hiking. We hope to be able to come back one day!
Nov 2011
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Miramonte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
campfire pit, borders Sequoia National Monument--plenty of walking/x-country skiing opportunities, massage therapy


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Redwood Mountain View Retreat
average rating of 4.837209 based on 55 reviews

Beautiful, quiet, and right outside Kings Canyon

  • 5 of 5

Dan and Cindy were great hosts! Perfect place if you’re looking to explore the park and have a quite, comfortable place to come back to at night

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We love this place, Great view really close to the park, so quiet my family wants to came back probably next year, only one thing no Wi-Fi and because of my job I really need it but personally I really enjoyed, God bless you.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Is a place to relax and unplug! Peaceful and you feel closer to God:)
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this 'rustic' cabin that was super close to the Kings Canyon park entrance. The owner was attentive and called us to make sure that we had made it okay and if we needed anything. The view was gorgeous and super relaxing. The beds were all very comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with cookware and utensils. However, some of the forks and knives need to be replaced due to age. It was nice to have a washer and dryer handy to wash up some laundry while we stayed there. I would recommend bringing some extra laundry soap if you need to do more than a few loads. There is no Wifi which we preferred since we were on vacation. However, if you needed to use your cell phone, we found that we had limited service on Verizon. If one person was using their phone and another person tried to use theirs, there was no service for the 2nd person. Also, make sure that you get groceries in Fresno before you arrive since there are not any nearby grocery stores. On a side note, if you are planning to also see Yosemite National Park, I would recommend doing Kings Canyon and Sequoia first then go north to Yosemite. I say this because we did Yosemite first and were really wowed by the scenery and water falls and then came to Kings Canyon and it didn't really have as much of a 'wow' factor. Although we did get to see a black bear and her cub in Kings Canyon that were crossing the road and then while we were hiking we saw a black bear and 2 cubs in Sequoia National Forest near the Beetle Rock Trail that was close to the parking lot for the trail head.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to Relax and close to NP

  • 5 of 5

The property was a great escape from the fast paced lives we live. I really enjoyed the view from the front sitting in front of a fire and drinking my coffee. The 3 bed/2bath came in nice for our family. Full kitchen was a plus. Will def stay again if ever in this area. Owners are great to work with. The drive to the property is a fantastic journey in itself. Book and think about how peaceful it was when you leave.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our favorite

  • 5 of 5

We stay at this location regularly. It is our favorite place to stay near Kings Canyon!

(Minor wish: The hot tub was available)

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best!

  • 5 of 5

Cindy and Dan

Thank u so much for sharing you lovely cabin.

We we very comfortable and had everything we needed Great trip overall.

Tom. Carolyn, Jeff.. and Tien

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Glad you had a good time!
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No local gas stations, limited local restaurants, no local grocery stores


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

key deposit refundable $25
Cleaning fee refundable $75

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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