Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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

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


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 45 minutes from Yosemite, swimming pool, labyrinth, and spacious deck. It is a quiet, private getaway with robust WiFi and incredible stargazing. Fully equipped kitchen, one covered parking space and regulation size horseshoe pit. Three bedrooms each with a queen bed, one foldout sofa-bed plus a single futon.

Keywords: retreat, family vacation,

More Details

Mary Ripma
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

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 Mariposa

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
  • 1 of 2


Mariposa Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • 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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Enjoy the view!
  • Should you fail to utilize this confirmed reservation, if Merry Posy Ranch can re-rent to another traveler we keep only a $100 administrative fee.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Upstairs bathroom has shower, downstairs bathroom has shower-tub combination, outside shower behind garage
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
Labyrinth for meditative walking, fenced yard for dog and children, 2 porch swings, pool toys, regulation size horseshoe pit.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
We'll pay your entrance fee to Yosemite! Elegant home with pool, Half Dome view
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Beautiful, tranquil property

  • 5 of 5

This is an outstanding property. They have everything you need to relax and enjoy yourself. The drive along the Merced river to Yosemite is beautiful. I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments and for taking great care of Merry Posy Ranch.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Peaceful and in touch with Nature

  • 5 of 5

My family truly enjoyed staying in your home. My 4 yr old and 10 yr old baby's enjoyed the pool and exploring the ranch. We had a mommy and her raindeers visit the ranch everyday in the morning witch was nice to see. It does say the ranch pays for the Yosemite entrance but I did not see any info on that, witch was not a big deal I believe it was just 30$ Entrance fee and you enjoy the park for 1 week. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your ranch we look forward into visiting for snow season .

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Chula Vista

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: June 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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mi casa es su casa! Thanks for your lovely review. Mark & Mary
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Fort Worth, TX

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: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words and for being super guests! Mark & Mary
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Savoury's Restaurant
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Sugar Pine Cafe
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Yosemite's Badger Pass
Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

You might like these similar properties