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We'll pay your entrance fee to Yosemite! Elegant home with view of Half Dome

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Chateau / Country House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Merry Posy Ranch's nightly rate includes cleaning fees, sheets, towels for pool, bath and kitchen for up to 6 guests. "The Ranch" is a 10-acre rural property with a view of Half Dome and the Clark Range in Yosemite, swimming pool, labyrinth, and spacious deck. It is a quiet, private getaway with Direct TV, WiFi and incredible stargazing. Fully equipped kitchen and new appliances, one covered parking space. Three bedrooms each with a queen bed, one foldout sofa-bed plus a single futon.

Keywords: retreat, family vacation,

More Details

Owner
Mary Ripma
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Mary Ripma

We are a couple who enjoys sharing our well-located property with others.

Mary Ripma purchased this chateau / country house in 2011

Why Mary Ripma chose Yosemite Area

We chose Merry Posy Ranch because it is a wonderful getaway house.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Merry Posy Ranch is an ideal place to relax, reflect, and rejuvenate then visit Yosemite National Park and Mariposa!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mark and Mary Ripma's unique home is perfectly situated for its view - not many homes are within viewing distance of Half Dome and Clouds' Rest! Five years ago the house was a "fixer-upper", but today the Merry Posy Ranch is a secluded and quiet haven for family and guests.

The Ripmas have given the 80's-style three bedroom house new life with hardwood floors, an inviting kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and a Cretan meditation labyrinth reminiscent of Chartres Cathedral. With the spectacular views, porches designed for relaxation, a welcoming pool, and star gazing at its best, Merry Posy Ranch is a wonderful getaway for all.
Mar 2016
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Amenities

Mariposa Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Enjoy the view!
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Upstairs bathroom has shower, downstairs bathroom has shower-tub combination, outside shower behind garage
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds: 2 queen beds upstairs, 1 queen bed downstairs, Queen Sofabed in living room, single IKEA futon, Baby Cribs (1) Covered portable crib
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Labyrinth for meditative walking, fenced yard for dog and children, 2 porch swings, pool toys, regulation size horseshoe pit.

Reviews

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We'll pay your entrance fee to Yosemite! Elegant home with view of Half Dome
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this lovely ranch house just outside Yosemite. The property is wonderful, clean and very well appointed; and the pool was simply delicious in the August sun! The views are breathtaking. Mariposa is a very quaint little town with good supermarkets and restaurants and of course close to Yosemite. I would recommend this place very very much and we would love to return. Dealing with Mary was a pleasure and we really appreciated her e-mails keeping us up to date with any developments.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chula Vista
5

We loved the Merry Posy Ranch

  • 5 of 5

Great property, lovely views of the sunrise on the Sierras from the porch every morning. Our four boys loved coming back to the ranch to swim on the hot afternoons after hiking in Yosemite. We spotted deer and wild turkeys on the property. Visitors to Yosemite know that it is a 45 min drive to the park entrance, we left the ranch by 7:00 each morning and had very few issues with traffic or crowds at that time. We thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Merry Posy Ranch.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking such good care of "the ranch." You ran a couple of loads of laundry before check-out and our housekeeper so much appreciated that! Mark & Mary
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5

Wonderful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed everything about this place! Clean, quiet, comfortable, all the amenities you could ask for. The beds were comfortable, there were plenty of towels, the kitchen was well-stocked and we appreciated that since we like to cook. We loved sitting on the porch, looking over the pool toward Yosemite. The pool was clean and refreshing on warm days. We enjoyed being out in the country, but only a few minutes from the shopping and restaurants in Mariposa. What a wonderful home away from home!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mi casa es su casa! Thanks for your lovely review. Mark & Mary
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Fort Worth, TX
5

Wonderfully Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights at the Merry Posy Ranch and could not be more satisfied. Everything we needed was provided and the accommodations were excellent. The view of the mountains was beautiful and we spent many hours relaxing on the porch. Being from Texas, we needed a break from the heat and the weather did not disappoint. We enjoyed the cool early June weather and even had snow on one morning. The Ranch is perfectly situated to access both Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. We are so pleased that we chose Merry Posy Ranch.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words and for being super guests! Mark & Mary
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5

Total Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

The Merry Posy Ranch was perfect! We are a family traveling with 4 young children to Yosemite and were delighted to call Merry Posy Ranch our home during our trip. The owners truly delight in their property and communicate with us about every detail of the stay. For instance, the grass was not cut yet when we got there (for which we would have not even noticed), but the owner was very concerned and even scheduled the yard men to come when we were not there as to not interrupt our stay. The location is great, about 45 minute drive into the Yosemite entrance along the beautiful Merced River. The owners do pay your entrance fee. You are about 10 minutes from Mariposa, which has a great grocery store and lots of restaurants. The house itself is very remote with breathtaking views. It has EVERYTHING. We went swimming, BBQ'd, played horshoes, played games, enjoyed coffee on the extremely clean deck every morning. The house itself is also immaculate and has everything to meet your needs. The swamp cooler works as the AC and cools the house down fantastically on the warm summer days. Parking in the garage is also a big perk. I just can't say enough about this great property. Should we return to Yosemite, this is definitely where we would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark and I are so glad you enjoyed the ranch and we believe your review will help other travelers to understand the "Merry Posy Ranch experience." Thank you, Mary
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5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Perfect description. Everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear that! Thanks Kari. Sincerely, Mark and Mary
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Map

Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Savoury's Restaurant
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Wawona
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Merced
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
CA-140
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Sierra Sunrise Cafe
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Yosemite's Badger Pass
Car: necessary

Incredible stargazing, regulation horseshoe pit (horseshoes provided), classical labyrinth for meditative walking

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Rates & Availability

Mariposa Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$390
 

Additional information about rental rates

50% rent required to hold reservation, balance of payment including tax payable 60 days before check-in
Should you fail to utilize this confirmed reservation, Merry Posy Ranch retains all funds received as liquidated damages unless it is re-rented at the same rate for the same time period. If the latter occurs, we retain only a $100.00 administrative fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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