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Beautiful Creekside Home in Mariposa Pines Close to Yosemite.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6). All inclusive-No cleaning fee.

All inclusive. No cleaning fee. Built in 1998 this modern 1600 sq. ft. ranch style home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Our home has a beautiful large kitchen completely stocked for cooking needs. The living room and dining area are large and open with lovely and comfortable furnishings. There is a large laundry room available for our guests. You step out the front door and are surrounded by trees over one hundred years old, huge granite rocks and a seasonal creek right in front of the house. Early risers can enjoy that first cup of morning coffee with a leisurely walk or sitting under the trees enjoying the quiet and fresh air. Yosemite is approx. a one hour drive (38 miles) along the Merced River which meanders through canyons into the park. For advanced hikers our home is two miles from one of the most beautiful hikes in Mariposa. Search: Hite Cove trail for details. Historical downtown Mariposa is 20 minutes away with gold mining and rock museums, shopping, restaurants and antique stores. You can pick up the YARTS bus into the park in several locations in town. Bus fare includes admission into the park. Yosemite zip line tours are just outside of the town of Mariposa. Chuckchansi Casino is 45 minutes away with live shows and several restaurants. Bass Lake is 45 minutes away with boating, jet skiing, fishing and swimming. Zephyr white water river rafting is 20 minutes away

Keywords: See our reviews by past guests who have loved our home away from home. A comment we constantly get from guests is how cool, lush and heavily wooded our area is compared to the lower elevations in Mariposa. One of our guests little girl described our property as being like 'Narnia'. Surrounded by oaks, pines and a seasonal creek. There are frequently deer and wild turkeys strolling around the property. Our home is also available for exchange in Europe and the U.S.

More Details

Eileen Blankenhorn
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Eileen Blankenhorn

We have loved our home in the mountains since 2003 with many family and friend gatherings. Living in a large city, it is nice to escape to an area where people do not even lock their doors.

Eileen Blankenhorn purchased this house in 2003

Why Eileen Blankenhorn chose Yosemite Area

Our home is located at a 4,000 ft. elevation rich in forest life, cool summers and beauty unlike the lower elevations in Mariposa. We bought in this area because of the extreme beauty of the surroundings and accessibility to hiking and bike trails. We have filled our home with art and decor from our wonderful travels.

What makes this house unique

Located in a serene, quiet neighborhood, beautiful wooded property and excellent roads!

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thank you so much for the wonderful stay! My kids and I think this is a five star! So clean, cute & well stocked.....a darling second home we'd love to come back to again.

Julie. March 2014
Mar 2014
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Mariposa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled hall bathroom with walk in river rock spa sh
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly remodeled private master bathroom
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two large adult single beds with Serta pillow top mattres.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with private bath. S & F pillow top mattres
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen bed with Serta pillow top mattress.
  • Queen size Beds (2) Quality Serta pillow top mattress on one queen, and Stearns & Foster pillow top on master bed queen, all with fine linens., (2) Two single beds. Serta pillow tops. Portable Baby Playland available.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Outside seating next to our creek with views of one hundred plus year old trees is incredibly relaxing. Views of the stars at night is unmatched. Our home is within the boundry of the Sierra National Forest at a 4,000 foot elevation, so the summer days are breezy with temperatures in the low 80's. We are located one minute to the trail head of the back country of Yosemite. You can ride ATV's or dirt bikes for hours and not run into another rider. You enter beautiful forest, creeks, abandoned gold mines and wildlife habitat. This area really is like no other.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Creekside Home in Mariposa Pines Close to Yosemite.
average rating of 4.836066 based on 62 reviews

We were very pleased with the flow, cleanliness and comfortable beds.

  • 4 of 5

All three couples arrived May 23, 2017 very tired not knowing what to expect but as soon as we walked in the door we felt at home. The house flowed well for living. The kitchen was well stocked with every utensil needed and space to eat comfortably. The living room was well laid out for all of us to have good conversations and the beds were comfortable! We grilled out often and sat outside a night and around every corner you found something cute to look at or heard the sounds of nature. Cleanliness of a home is important to us and this home exceeded our expectations. We were a little far out to the entrance of Yosemite, but the price and cleanliness and privacy made it worth staying here. I would recommend this property and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Raynham, MA

What a lovely, pristine, beautiful place with exceptional service and maintenance!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home-away-from-home during our visit to Yosemite! Although an hour away from the YV, this retreat was a relaxing place to return after a day of hiking. We appreciate every aspect and thank you for everything especially the restaurant recommendations! We would definitely love to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kelly, I'm so glad you had such a special trip to Yosemite and enjoyed the house so much. I hope you can come back again someday. Best wishes, Eileen
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Very nice home, equipped with all amenities

  • 4 of 5

We went in End of November 2016.We enjoyed our stay in mariposa.the house is little far from Yosemite, However the drive to national park is very scenic and beautiful . Eileen Blankenhorn is so helpful and appreciate her quick response to our queries. Saw lot of deers, on the last day of my stay,wish I could stay longer to see all these deers and others .

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice home in quiet neighborhood. Nicely decorated, clean, plenty of kitchen supplies

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay there. Wish it were closer to Yosemite, but in every other way it was perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SF Bay Area

Quiet, comfortable, perfect condition

  • 5 of 5

Two couples used this rental as home base for a Yosemite vacation. It is wonderful and exactly as described - just what we wanted. All the "excellent" reviews are right on target!

Waze directed us to the house with no problems. It was easy to find, even in the dark. But use the homeowner's instructions for navigating to Yosemite. And if you are looking for an alternative to the Mariposa giant Sequoia grove in Yosemite (which is closed for upgrading), try Nelder Grove, which is in the Sierra National Forest, convenient to this house, and not at all crowded.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ellen, That's awesome that you and your friends enjoyed the house and Mariposa so much! Also, thanks so much for the information on the alternate grove. For so many of our guests with just a weekend visit, it's nice to have a closer alternative which is just as beautiful. I always encourage our guests to read about all the wonderful uncrowded things to do in the area. Hope you can return again some day for a longer visit.
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

This house is wonderful and Eileen was an excellent host. She responded to all of my communications promptly, both before and during our stay. The house is beautiful and clean with comfy beds and plenty of space for the four of us. We cooked one night and had all of the equipment we needed. My husband also wants me to add that the CD selection was fantastic! The hosts left tons of information about Yosemite and the surrounding area, so getting around was very easy. There are neighbors around but it feels remote, with gorgeous views of the stars at night. Our only regret about this house is that we didn't stay longer!

A couple of notes for people looking at this house: It's one hour to the entrance to Yosemite, but to get to Yosemite Valley or most other locations within the park, plan for at least 1.5 hours. The road up to the house is narrow, full of deer, and very dark at night - so plan ahead if you don't like driving in the dark! As mentioned in the listing, there is no cell services so GPS to the park does not work -- however, there is a binder in the house with directions to the park that are very accurate and will get you where you need to go!

We LOVED our stay here -- thanks Eileen!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laura, Wonderful! We really take pride in making our home a special place for family memories. Hope you can return some day soon!
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Fresno International
Car: necessary

We have a variety of old fashion board games.


Rates & Availability

Mariposa House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are $205 per night for 1-4 people, plus $15 per night, per add'l person. Seven nights stay is $1,300.00. A $250 security deposit is due at booking which will be refunded within 3 days of your stay minus any damages.
Mariposa county licensed for building and safety codes

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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