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Perfect Family Retreat on 24 Acres with River and Enchanting Location

Three Rivers, CA, USA
  • Estate4800 sqft
  • Bedrooms7
  • Sleeps20
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

Luxury Residence, Guest Cottage, 7 bedrooms, Swimming Pool, Game Room +

LAST MINUTE DISCOUNT FOR EASTER HOLIDAY! Come enjoy the beautiful Spring wildflowers in Three Rivers and snow up in the park.

Please feel free to call Robin at 559-936-8666 for additional information, if you have any questions, or if you would like to make a last-minute booking.

Redbud Trail Retreat is nestled among the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, on the South Fork of the Kaweah River. This property offers the utmost in privacy and seclusion while being less than 10 min. from the quaint town of Three Rivers & 20 min. from Sequoia National Park.

The large 4800 sq ft residence is set on 24 magnificent wooded acres of blue oaks and redbuds overlooking its own unique piece of the South Fork of the Kaweah River. Keep an eye out for the local deer, stroll our olive grove or just marvel at the majestic mountain vistas.

The property is comprised of a two-story house with the utmost in luxury and comfort with an adjacent cozy cottage. Central heating/cooling and a flexible mix of rooms with private patios ensures privacy, comfort and accommodation for any combination of guests. The newly remodeled kitchen is well equipped with quality appliances ready for the heartiest of meals. Adjacent is a dining area seating up to 12, central to a generous and lofty living area with wood burning fireplace and veranda with breathtaking views of Blossom Peak. The outdoor living environment is equally enchanting with a fabulous lagoon pool, fireplace and rustic outdoor dining area with gas BBQ - all with a beautiful river view.

The ground floor also has a master suite with a king bed and a master bathroom with large jetted bathtub, generous shower, Swedish Sauna, separate toilet and bidet, walk-in closet and an extra vanity area. On the ground floor there is another bedroom with a Tempur-Pedic queen-size bed and outdoor seating area. The third ground floor bedroom includes two queen beds, sitting area and private patio. There is also a full bathroom, a full laundry room with state of the art appliances and a separate library room.

Upstairs there are two large bedrooms, one with a Tempur-Pedic Queen bed and one with a king bed. Both have walk-in closets and private balconies. There is a central bathroom with separate vanity area.

The adjacent cottage is completely private and only steps away from the main house. It offers rustic charm, knotty pine ceilings and walls, and a wood burning stove. It also has central heating and air conditioning. There is a queen bed in a nook area, a lounge dining area, living room with convertible sofa, a separate bedroom with two twin beds, a veranda and a bathroom.

Although the residence is superb, it is the outdoors that is the big attraction. Sip coffee on the huge veranda overlooking the lagoon style pool and watch the river running below, or enjoy meals on the rustic barbecue deck, marveling at the majestic mountains. In winter, huddle by the outdoor fireplace sipping wine while gazing at the incredible night sky. In summer, relax by the pool, dipping in to cool off now and then. Take nature walks on the property through the blue oaks, along the river frontage or through the olive grove, all the while being on the look-out for our friendly deer.

You will love vacationing at Redbud Trail Retreat so much it may be difficult to tear yourself away to see the Sequoia National Park and other attractions.

If you can leave your compound, the area offers an abundance of activities year round.


Robin Castro

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
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About Robin Castro

Originally from Australia and have been in the hotel business for many years, so you can count on us to have everything just right. We love the outdoors and discovered the Three Rivers area while looking for a private 'off the grid' property to retreat to periodically from our busy schedules - a place to be able to enjoy with family and friends with easy access to the great outdoors of the Sierra Nevada.

Robin Castro purchased this Estate in 2012

Why Robin Castro chose Three Rivers

Redbud Trail Retreat is one of those rare properties in the Three Rivers area that has vast views, river frontage , seclusion, and absolute peace and quiet.

What makes this Estate unique

Located near the base of dramatic Blossom Peak, the house enjoys seclusion, privacy and inspirational views of mountains and the river valley. A house offering extreme comfort, space and amenities. Your only neighbor is a family of deer that occasionally graze outside the kitchen window or the wild turkeys that wander by. The olive grove and the river are always enjoyable for a stroll. This property has a certain energy about it that you 'drop into' the minute you arrive. We Love It!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
      • Queen bed, Ground floor
        1 queen, Queen Tempur-pedic bed and private outdoor verandah
      • Double queen, Ground floor
        2 queen, With sitting area and private courtyard.
      • Bedroom 6, in cottage
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, In nook adjoining large living area with pot belly stove.
      • Bedroom 7, in cottage
        2 twin/ single, Located in cottage adjacent to house.
      • Master Suite, Ground floor
        1 king, King bed and adjoining masterbath
      • Bedroom 4
        1 king, Upstairs - King bed with large private verandah.
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen, Upstairs - Queen Temper-Pedic with private patio area.
      • Master Suite: With a king size bed, and a master bathroom with large jetted bathtub, generous shower and Swedish Sauna Bedrooms 4 and 5: One with a Temper-Pedic queen and one with a king bed, each with private balconies and a shared bathroom. Bedrooms 6 and 7: Located in cottage adjacent to main house. It has two twin beds and a queen bed, pot belly stove and full bathroom.


      • 4 Bathrooms
      • Master Suite Bathroom
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, bidet, Swedish Sauna
      • Family Bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Cottage Bathroom
        toilet, shower, Part of cottage adjacent to main home.
      • Upstairs Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Separate large vanity, shared by two bedrooms.

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
            Nestled at the foothills of Blossom Peak in utmost privacy and seclusion with dramatic and sweeping western views of the Sierra Nevada.
          • Water View
            The residence overlooks woodlands of blue oaks and redbuds, with rolling grass to the river.
          • Waterfront
            South Fork of the Kaweah River winds through the 24 acre property.


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


                  • Catering available


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Three A/C units assure complete comfort during the hottest of days.
                      • Fireplace
                        Firewood provided seasonally
                      • Garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        Limited internet usage because of location
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                        House phone offers free calls within the continental U.S.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Including beach towels for use at the river or pool
                      • Washing Machine
                        Laundry detergent provided


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Spacious kitchen bathed in natural light, complete with all cookware, serving ware & everything you need to cook up a storm!
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            Includes separate warming oven.
                          • Pantry Items
                            A generous supply of spices and condiments are provided.
                          • Refrigerator
                            A second refrigerator and separate chest freezer are located in garage.
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Main table can comfortably seat 12. Additional table nearby seats 4.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 16 people


                                  • Books
                                    Excellent selection of books in both the main library and in the cottage
                                  • DVD Player
                                    With large plasma screen
                                  • Game Room
                                    Adjacent to house, the game room has pool, ping pong & darts
                                  • Games
                                    In addition to a magnificent chess board, there are several board games to enjoy together.
                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • Pool Table
                                    In game room.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    DirecTV "Select" package for living room TV only
                                  • Television
                                    Large screen TV in living room. Flat screen TV in double queen room with DVD player. There is also a large flat screen TV in the cottage for use with DVD's only (no cable or satellite)
                                  • Video Library
                                    Expansive library includes movies for all ages.


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Bicycles
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Fabulous dining deck with rustic mesquite furniture overlooking the lagoon pool, BBQ and cozy fireplace. A great place to hang out!!
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Propane is provided


                                          • limited accessibility

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Private Pool
                                                Pool is not heated
                                              • Sauna

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Massage


                                                      • churches
                                                      • festivals
                                                      • library
                                                      • marina
                                                      • museums
                                                      • playground
                                                      • restaurants

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • photography
                                                          • antiquing
                                                          • boating
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • mountain climbing
                                                                  • basketball court
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • equestrian events
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • fly fishing
                                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • jet skiing
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • cross country skiing
                                                                  • mountaineering
                                                                  • racquetball
                                                                  • rafting
                                                                  • rock climbing
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • spelunking
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • water skiing
                                                                  • water tubing
                                                                  • whitewater rafting
                                                                  • wind-surfing


                                                                      • Be sure to keep an eye out for the deer early morning or at dusk. We can't guarantee they will visit every day, but they do frequent the estate.

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                        74 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Beautiful property, wonderful location & amenities

                                                                        Noah S.

                                                                        We absolutely loved our stay at Redbud Trail Retreat. The house is wonderful, clean, well stocked and beautifully maintained. The beds are comfortable, the yard is stunning and the kitchen is beautiful! The kids caught frogs and played outside, we enjoyed the pool and the outdoor fireplace. All in all, we enjoyed every moment and I would highly recommend this property! We look forward to visiting again!

                                                                        Perfect for a group getaway.

                                                                        Narine E.

                                                                        This property is amazing. We stayed there for three nights and enjoyed every minute of it. All the corners of the property are well thought and arranged for different activities. The views are stunning. I will definitely go back and recommend to a friend. Thanks to Robin for keeping up with all the details in the kitchen and in the house.

                                                                        Owner's Response:


                                                                        It was an absolute pleasure hosting your group at Redbud Trail. Since your stay, we have completely renovated the kitchen. It is stunning! I look forward to your return to check it out. ~Robin~

                                                                        Amazing, secluded property


                                                                        My family had an amazing time at this wonderful house that is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra's. It is clean, spacious, and the views in the back are fantastic. It is the perfect quiet getaway where you can really enjoy nature. And, it is only a short drive from King's Canyon which is a must see if you end up going. Three Rivers has everything a family would need.

                                                                        Owner's Response:


                                                                        It was a joy hosting your family. Thank you for taking great care of the house and also for taking the time to leave a review for us.


                                                                        Perfect Weekend!

                                                                        Natalie R.

                                                                        Beautiful House! Well furnished with a spectacular view.The house was so spacious and beautiful that we didn’t want to leave. The pool was great and we spent a ton of time swimming and just hanging out by the poolside. We were about 20 min away from the Sequoia National Park and hiked to see the General Sherman tree. Only issue was the limited wi-fi but there's a cafe with free wi-fi 5 minutes away. We would love to visit again.

                                                                        Owner's Response:


                                                                        It's hard to believe that it was in the 90's and swimming weather at the end of October! Pretty unusual. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, thanks for taking wonderful care of the house, and please do come and stay again when you can stay longer. ~Robin~

                                                                        Quiet, remote, secure and luxurious.

                                                                        Wm K.

                                                                        The driveway is about 1/2 mile long and by the time you get to the house proper you know you're in for a secluded treat with all the comforts of home.

                                                                        Owner's Response:


                                                                        It was nice meeting at least part of your group of anglers. I very much appreciate the great care you took in cleaning up before you departed. Please pass on my thanks to the guys, and you are all welcome back anytime.


                                                                        Great time with friends

                                                                        Sheryl B.Dallas

                                                                        Robin was very responsive before and during our stay. We very comfortably housed our group of 11. Comfy beds and plenty of seating. Our only problem was the stovetop which has only 1 of the 4 burners very functional. Robin was quick to come look at it and be sure we knew how to get the most from the stovetop but unfortunately it had been waiting for a replacement part for several weeks without success yet. Not a tragedy, just had to adjust since we had bought all our meal supplies prior to arrival. Hopefully the stovetop or the broken part will be replaced before the next guest. It is a very nice property. Our group thoroughly enjoyed our time there!

                                                                        Owner's Response:


                                                                        I'm glad that you enjoyed your birthday gathering. It was nice meeting several of your group (in spite of the darn stove!) It is supposed to be fixed next week, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Again, I'm so sorry about the inconvenience but glad that overall you had a great time. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. ~Robin~


                                                                        Three Rivers, CA, USA

                                                                        Established in 1890, Sequoia National Park is California's first national park and America's second oldest. With more than 1 million annual visitors, Sequoia National Park is a popular destination for guests from around the world. Filled with pristine wilderness, giant trees, and terrain that invite engagement with adventure, it's a place where friends and family can enjoy the great outdoors together. Sequoia Sightseeing Tours introduce visitors to this awe-inspiring park with expert local guides who know it well. There are more than 800 miles of Sequoia hiking trails for people of every ability and inclination, from gentle ambles among giant sequoias to moderate day hikes and full-throttle ascents. Fly fishing, stargazing, and spelunking are on the itinerary. And when winter makes its magical arrival at the park's higher elevations, Sequoia recreation expands to include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and sledding. Take a leisurely drive after breakfast (hopefully with our local deer family) and climb the 300 foot stairway to the summit of Moro Rock where you will enjoy sweeping views of the western half of Sequoia National Park. Or, visit Crystal Cave, a treasure-cavern of ornate marble polished by subterranean streams and decorated with curtains of icicle-like stalactites and mounds of stalagmites. After your daily adventures return home to Red Bud Trail Retreat and enjoy our beautiful swimming pool with the uninterrupted serenity of the river and mountain views. At dusk, enjoy your BBQ on the outdoor deck and dine watching the sun set over the Sierras.

                                                                        Rates & Availability

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                                                                        Lodging Rates are based on up to 8 people. Add $35 per night per additional person. Replacement or substitute guests are not allowed. Cleaning Fee is based on an occupancy of 8 guests; $20/person over eight. Property Damage Protection required. In some instances a fully-refundable damage deposit may be required in addition to or instead of damage protection.

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