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Great Mountain Views, Peaceful Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 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, many black oak and manzanita trees, and dark night skies. If you seek privacy and comfort in the midst of an oak woodland landscape, this is the place for you.

Keywords: Sierra Nevada Mountain getaway

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About The Owner

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.

The Owner purchased this house in 1997

Why The Owner 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:
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Great Mountain Views, Peaceful Retreat
average rating of 4.85 based on 52 reviews

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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Peace and Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

This place is very secluded and peaceful, with a great view of the mountains. The owners were great and called to check in to make sure we made it and everything was ok. It's conveniently located just outside of the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, which are basically the same if you didn't know. They use the same entrance and require one $30 fee for both. Once in you go north for KCNP and south for SNP.

COME PERPARED. We entered off 180 from the north and drove down a windy road to the cabin and from that direction we saw no grocery store / gas stations in the area. Fortunately we brought food for the grill and had other supplies from a previous stay. Also don't trust your GPS. Our Garmin told us we had arrived at our destination which in fact the house was still a half mile south on the left side coming from the north.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location and views were fantastic!

  • 4 of 5

Property could use some updating; however, it was clean, well priced and located close to Kings Canyon Seqouia Park.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time on the hill!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Peaceful Retreat! The home is good size and the location is very quiet . Kitchen is stocked well, had just what we needed. The deck is a great place to sit and watch the sunset! And the view of the night sky was incredible. If we go back again, we would definitely stay here again.

Mary Lou from Texas

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No local gas stations, limited local restaurants, no local grocery stores


Rates & Availability

Miramonte House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak season
May 25 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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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