Ready to Escape the City? Waterfall Retreat Home W/ River Running Through it!(40 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
4 bedrooms, 4 baths + private decks & river views (sleeps 7-8 max)
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright student, Frank Robert, Kaweah Falls is a modern rustic retreat home tucked away at the base of the Sequoia National Park in the cozy Sierra Nevada mountain town of Three Rivers, CA—an easy 3.5 hrs. from LA, 4.5 hrs from SF, and 1+ hr from Fresno Yosemite International airport.
A finalist in Dwell magazine's 2010 'Houses We Love' competition, the home bridges a regulated water flume leading to a private sandy beach and a year-round active waterfall. While sipping wine at the bar you can watch rainbow trout swimming below through a glass-bottomed floor.
This one of-a-kind vacation home makes the ultimate escape from the city, the ideal writer's retreat (finally finish that novel or screenplay) or simply a place to recharge, far away from the hustle and bustle
Plan your escape to Sequoia!: Kaweah Falls is the ultimate base camp for your exploration of the Sequoia National Park.
(from Visit Sequoia website) 'California's Sequoia National Park is an unspoiled treasure of some of the most striking scenery in the world. From its towering giant sequoia trees and soaring mountain peaks to cascading creeks, flowering meadows, and star-studded evening skies, you'll be inspired by this breathtaking national forest vacation destination.
Established in 1890, and recently featured in the Ken Burns PBS documentary 'The National Parks: America's Best Idea', Sequoia National Park is California's first national park and America's second oldest. With more than 1 million annual visitors, Sequoia National Forest is a popular destination for guests from around the world.
At Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, you’ll find the five largest living giant sequoia trees in the world.'
Come see the largest living tree on Earth! : The General Sherman tree is estimated to be between 2300-2700 years old, and if you've never seen it, a day trip is a must. (Kaweah Falls is located 2 miles from the entrance to Sequoia Park.)
'Often referred to as one of California's best national forest family vacation destinations, Sequoia offers a myriad of year-round visitor attractions and recreational activities. Spring and summer offer sensational hiking, horseback riding, fishing, and cave tours. Winter boasts some of the finest cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snow play to be found in the Sierras. And throughout the year, Sequoia National Forest features ranger naturalist programs, nature walks, visitor centers, and interpretive museum exhibits to please all ages and interests.'
Experience the magic of Kaweah Falls: After you've enjoyed a memorable picnic amongst the towering Sequoias in the Giant Forest, climbed the steps to the soaring peak of Moro Rock (where you can see Russia!), and strolled through Crescent Meadow and likely spotted black bears grazing, then it's time to come down the mountain where your luxury compound awaits: cook out on the grill, enjoy a nice bottle of wine, and roast S'mores around he campfire.
After marveling at all the stars (more than you've likely seen before), retire to your cozy chambers and let the waterfall lull you into a restful sleep. For adventure seekers, white water rafting in Three Rivers is world-class (May-July); or if your idea of adventure involves a hammock and a good book, you'll be right at home. If you plan your visit in late summer, there's no better place to take a dip than Kaweah Falls. And if you're one that likes to get away, but just can't disconnect, not to worry: you can check email and surf the internet from your private river deck.
Member since: 2011
- 3200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- STAIRS: The property may be unsuitable for those that have difficulty with stairs (there are 2 flights down to main level of house (master bedroom, guest bedroom, living and dining rooms and main kitchen); and an additional flight of stairs to the river level (Hobbit Room and Guest Apartment, beach and waterfall.)...moreless
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Computer Available:
- Filtered Water
- Free Local Calls
- Free Long Distance:
- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- 4 Ring Stove
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Gourmet Kitchen
- Ice Maker
- Mini Refrigerator
- Pantry Items
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda
- Screen Porch / Veranda
- Walkway To Water
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Cleaning Fee 1-4 guests $250 + tax
- Pet Fee $50 + tax
- Tax Rate 10%
RATES based on OCCUPANCY. Posted Base Rate(1-4 guests) +$50/night each additional guest.
Cleaning fee:$250 (1-4 guests);$275 (5-6 guests);$300 (7-8 guests)
Pets considered. $25.00/pet/night w/ one time $50 cleaning fee.
Holidays excluded from specials and special rates apply.
Kaweah Falls is a private residence and not suitable for weddings or special occasions.
BOOK a WEEK and 7th day free!
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Sequoia National Park: entrance 2 miles
Other Activities: white water rafting/kayaking (May-July)
A River runs through it... Literally.
View from waterfall deck.
BarBQ with a view.
Living Room with river views...
Sip wine and cook while watching trout swim below...
Master Bedroom suite.
Private balcony for Master bedroom suite.
Bridge connecting to rest of property...
Apartment Lanai with daybed and Saarinen table.
Apartment suite has private porch, yard and fire pit.
Sequoia National Park
Waterfall deck at night.
Private waterfall deck.
Living Room (and no, it's not a real rock.) ;)
Guest Bedroom w/ en suite bathroom and private balcony.
Dining room table seats 6; glass-bottomed bar seats 5.
Master bedroom w/ Tempurpedic mattress.
The view from Master suite balcony.
Hobbit Room: Located under the stairs w/ large tub.
Apartment w/ kitchenette (fridge, oven, stove, microwave).
Valley from Moro Rock, Sequoia National Park.
Can you believe this is only 3.5 hours from LA?
Private sandy beach at night.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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