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Luxury Nature Escape - Family Fun, Lasting Memories

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Family Fun! Play Bocce Ball, Practice Putting, or relax in our outdoor patio.


Last updated: 01/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Your stay at Mariposa's Howling Wolf Lodge awaits. Recently built 2700 sq. ft. open-concept, spacious home with a mountain view on 25+acres. Has resort-like atmosphere with amenities that include a bocce ball court, small 9 hole putting green with creek-like pond, a badminton court, a Tuscan seating area with wine cave facade, and park-like lighting. A new relaxing fountain with colored lights was added to the Tuscan seating area and a swing bed was hung under the pergola earlier this year.

Lodge has high-end knotty pine interior with cathedral ceilings in the main living space and master bedroom as well as beautiful slate floors, and granite counter tops throughout. The gourmet kitchen has a large granite island great for entertaining.

Excellent for romantic getaway or group retreat. Enjoy friends and family in the comfortable family room. Play electronic darts, air hockey, or mini-foosball while watching sports in the game room. End your day with gorgeous sunsets, then BBQ on the beautiful covered patio. Enjoy the comfortable seating, play bocce ball, badminton, Frisbee, or have a putting contest.

Conveniently located between Mariposa and Oakhurst off Hwy 49. Enjoy a scenic drive through historic Mariposa. Grab and bite, walk around, and shop. Then continue along Hwy 140 to the Yosemite Valley entrance or take a gorgeous drive through the lush forest of the Hwy 41 entrance.

Our amenities include:

* 1 master suite w/ pillow top King bed and Queen beds
* 2 bedrooms w/ pillow top Queen beds
* Queen size airbed available for additional $30.00
* Living room has wood stove and nice leather furniture
* Large dining table great for eating, conversing, or playing games.
* Air conditioning with state-of-the-art thermostat
* Comfortable padded chairs on the patio for relaxing.
* All bedrooms have a mountain view
* Game room will full-size bar, has an electronic dart game, air hockey, foosball coffee table, and mini-fridge.
* Wireless internet
* Satellite cable tv
* Gourmet Kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances, large granite island, 6 burner gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, double oven, toaster, large crock pot, mini-donut maker, and coffee maker.
* 3 bathrooms (3 showers, 2 tubs), all with granite counter tops
* Jacuzzi bathtub in Master bath
* Indoor laundry room with new extra large washer and dryer with laundry detergent and fabric softener provided
* 55' Sony flat screen tv with streaming Netflix
* 39" flat screen tv in game room
* Wii game system with over 100 games
* Mini stereo system
* DVD player
*good selection of Board games for family fun
*Gas BBQ with propane provided
* Linens provided
* PortaCrib, booster seat, and high chair available

Sorry, but no pets allowed due to area wildlife, no fenced in yard, and poison oak in surrounding forest. Clouds Rest Pet Sitting in Lush Meadows is a facility that will board small to medium-sized dogs. Call (209) 966-6087 for more information. Another facility to check out is Animal Care Center (209) 742-7387.

No smoking, no pets, no firearms, and no fireworks on premises. No parties without prior approval.

Complimentary bottle of champagne, and 1/2 pound of fresh roasted Mariposa coffee are provided. Complimentary tour of Mariposa Coffee given by its owner on request (located just down the road).

Rates are based on a party of 8. Additional guests are $20.00 per person per night. We have sleeping in beds for 10. A queen-size air bed can be set up for an additional $30.00. Book now or e-mail for more information.

Keywords: home, house, lodge, cabin, retreat, acreage, secluded, private, mountain, forest, vacation rental, resort
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/19/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The responsible party must be at least 30 and present during stay....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Porta crib and high chair for your convenience. Video games, Netflix movies, board games, kid's books, toys and balls, electronic dart board, air hockey, and foosball....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 queen

    Dream Weaver Suite (Master Bedroom)...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Call of the Wild Room...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Mariposa Fantasy Room...moreless

  • Master suite with romantic oak four poster Cal. King size canopy bed and an additional Queen sized bed, 2 more Queen sized beds, Quality mattresses throughout with foam mattress toppers offer a restful nights sleep. Master Suite and Call of the Wild rooms both have walk-in closets. Graco portable crib, portable high chair, and 2 booster seats are available for use. Comfy queen sized air bed for additional guests is available for order ($30.00 extra) that can easily fit in spacious master suite. A set of twin beds is available on request. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • Back Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Main Bathroom : toilet, shower


  • Jacuzzi tub in master bath.

Other Amenities

  • Secluded mountain property with a view on 25 acres to get away from it. Landscaping includes a bocce ball court, small putting green, large turf area for kids to play, and Tuscan wine themed seating enclosure to set the mood for the evening....moreless


  • Air Hockey
  • Books:

    Mini-fiction library...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Air hockey, mini foosball, and electronic dart board....moreless

  • Games:

    A good selection of classic board games to choose from. Fun for the whole family....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Watch streaming Netflix or large selection of Cable stations on 55' Sony flat screen....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Boom box with cable for MP3 player or phone to listen to your personal music library....moreless

  • Television:

    55' Sony HD flat screen...moreless

  • Toys:

    Small assortment of balls, Frizbees, Lacrosse-like game, puzzles, and toddler toys, including Mr. Potato Head....moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    Nintendo Wii system with 2 Wii remote plus controllers...moreless

  • Video Games:

    100+ games to choose from....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Property overlooks beautiful pine forest and mountain range that weaves into a canyon....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 6 and eating bar next to it seats 4. There is a eating bar nearby in the game room that seats 4 more. We have a portable high chair and 2 booster seats also....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Wonderful air conditioning. Two separate units with state of the art thermostats that keep the lodge at a comfortable temperature....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New extra large top of the line dryer. Fabric sheets provided....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    State of the art thermostat to keep the lodge comfortable....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Soft sheets provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable leather upholstery with big screen tv and wood burning stove....moreless

  • Parking:

    Room for four cars ...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    There is room next to the driveway....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Telephone available for local calls or long distance calls charged to your calling card....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of plush towels available....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New extra large top of the line washer. Laundry detergent and fabric softener sheets are provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Surf the web while sitting in any room of the house (Wi-fi)....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood burning stove with free wood provided. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Has thermal carafe and 1/2 pound of fresh, locally roasted coffee from Mariposa Coffee Company....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything needed for food preparation: pots, fry pans, spatulas, thermometer, serving spoons, measuring cups, bowls, a mini donut maker, cake pans, cake plate, hors d oeuvres trays, Pyrex, and a wok....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes, drinking glasses, coffee mugs, wine and beer glasses. Utensils for 12 settings. Large parties may want to bring plastic eating utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Kitchen Aid, very quiet operation....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Stainless steel appliances with six burner gas stove with griddle. Plenty of pots, pans, plates, a wok, a stock pot, a large crock pot, silverware, cooking utensils, Belgium waffle maker, & more....moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven:

    Double oven to prepare large meals....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Small assortment of spices, tea assortment, hot cocoa mix, food chopper....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New extra large top of the line French Door model with dual ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas cook top with griddle...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered patio with glass table surrounded by comfortable padded chairs. Two patio heaters for enjoying the great outdoors with outdoor music. Seating for 19 in separate areas around the yard....moreless

  • Golf:

    Nine hole mini-putting green professionally installed for the golf enthusiast. Fun for the whole family. Putters and balls supplied....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Covered Pergola with fan/ light, and dreamy swing bed next to the bocce ball court....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Back yard has both a bocce ball court, 9 hole mini putting green, and outdoor bistro seating area. **New Badminton court coming for Summer 2015....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    Relax after a long day in the Master Jacuzzi with bubble bath, candles, and wine....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 3 - Mar 30, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Spring 2017
Mar 31 - May 18, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
May 19 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$273 $293
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

July 4th
Jul 1 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017
Jul 5 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$273 $293
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Fall 2017
Sep 4 - Nov 19, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Payment Non-Cash $30 + tax
  • Housekeeping to 12 guest $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 11%


Responsible party must be 30 years of age and present during stay. No parties without prior permission. No pets, no smoking, no firearms, and no fireworks- due to danger, results in total loss of deposit.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 01/19/2017
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fresno Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1) South Gate Brewery & 2) Prospector's Brewery
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Sugar Pine Railroad
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Steve's Sports Cafe
64 Miles
Nearest Ski
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area

Car: Necessary

We are located between the Hwy 140 and Hwy 41 Yosemite park entrances. The scenic drive through historic Mariposa to the Hwy 140 entrance is 42 miles. Once inside the gate it is another 10 minutes to the valley floor. The drive to the Hwy 41 Yosemite south gate takes 30 minutes. Our favorite hikes are The Mist Trail, Sentinel Dome, and Glacier Point trail down to the Valley Floor.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We are recently retired professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kris was a Radiologic Technologist and Don was an Engineering Project Manager. We were attracted to the beauty and tranquility of the area.

Why the Owner Chose Mariposa, CA, USA:
Our honeymoon was in Yosemite and we have shared a love of this area. We loved the open concept, exposed wood beam ceiling in the living room, the slate floors, and granite counter tops. We saw the potential in this property from the immediate yard area to the more remote areas that are picturesque and great for future trail development.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love looking at our mountain view, the beautiful sunsets, and the visiting wildlife. While drinking coffee on our covered patio we enjoy watching the hummingbirds. Evenings are enjoyed with a glass of wine while relaxing on the swing bed under the covered pergola. Other activities include working on the property, hiking, riding bicycles and motorcycles.

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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/19/2017

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  • Family Fun! Play Bocce Ball, Practice Putting, or relax in our outdoor patio.

    Family Fun! Play Bocce Ball, Practice Putting, or relax in our outdoor patio.

  • Birds eye view of part of the backyard

    Birds eye view of part of the backyard

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Game room with full-sized oak bar

    Game room with full-sized oak bar

  • Call of the Wild Room

    Call of the Wild Room

  • Covered patio with comfortable cushioned swivel chairs and gas bbq

    Covered patio with comfortable cushioned swivel chairs and gas bbq

  • Pergola and bocce ball court

    Pergola and bocce ball court

  • Badminton court with seating outside master suite

    Badminton court with seating outside master suite

  • Lower front yard area

    Lower front yard area

  • Night time tuscan seating area

    Night time tuscan seating area

  • Creek lighting

    Creek lighting

  • Lodge front

    Lodge front

  • Living Room section of open concept great room

    Living Room section of open concept great room

  • Kitchen Island

    Kitchen Island

  • Game room with air hockey, talking soft dart board, mini foosball table, and bar

    Game room with air hockey, talking soft dart board, mini foosball table, and bar

  • Master Suite-'Dreamweaver Suite'

    Master Suite-'Dreamweaver Suite'

  • Mariposa Fantasy Room

    Mariposa Fantasy Room

  • Entering the back yard

    Entering the back yard

  • Tuscan patio area

    Tuscan patio area

  • Putting green, pergola and Tuscan facade.

    Putting green, pergola and Tuscan facade.

  • Deer visiting

    Deer visiting

  • The fun never stops!

    The fun never stops!

  • Badminton fun at night!

    Badminton fun at night!

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017

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