Recently Renovated Jewel of a Cabin - Private on 5 Acres
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
When you arrive at this recently (April 2013) renovated, very private cedar cabin hideaway, you will find yourself away in the woodlands, but perfectly located halfway between both Yosemite entrances – so you can experience the unique beauty of each! Easy access summer and winter.
So very cozy for a much needed retreat from stresses of daily life and the city.
This rustic and very comfortable cabin has all the comforts of home plus more!
You don’t have to settle for a musty older cabin. Valerian Retreat is a two bedroom, two bathroom retreat that features updated everything! (If you need a three bedroom, take a look at my newly redone Cottage Retreat - vrbo 754978. In fact, together the two cabins located near each other are perfect for a large family reunion.)
Valerian Retreat is newly furnished. The new kitchen has granite counter tops and new appliances with all you will need to prepare meals … or not. We have installed 2 flat screen TV's with satellite for your enjoyment after you return from the park. There is also WiFi for Internet or a 'working' holiday.
Cozy bedrooms and open floor plan with woodland view everywhere you look.
You can sit outdoors on the patios and enjoy great sunset evenings most seasons. Dine indoors or outdoors and take walks around the grounds to enjoy nature.
This location is a great place to retreat to after a busy day with the crowds of summer in Yosemite. The cabin is set back along a charming winding driveway on five quiet acres with nothing to hear but the birds and the breeze through the large oak trees that make for special shade. (Yet, you have the best of both worlds, because a convenience store, small restaurant and gas station are just a mile away. You might want to ask how far other rustic cabins are from picking up that quart of milk. :-)
The cabin is also the perfect hideaway in the fall, winter and spring. When it snows, the property, with its special setting, is usually covered with only a lighter layer of snow allowing easier access, while still providing our guests with that inviting and beautiful snowscape.
Valerian Retreat is the sister property of 3 Bedroom Cottage Retreat (vrbo 754978 - less than 4 miles away)
You can’t get much closer to both picturesque Yosemite entrances than with this private hideaway (hidden from other homes) that is just off the main north-south Route 49. It's a great starting location for day trips to many points of interest:
1. To Yosemite North Entrance –
Go North on Route 49 to reach The Arch Rock Highway 140 entrance that takes you through the historic town of Mariposa and ALONG THE VALLEY FLOOR of the scenic Merced River Canyon. It is a beautiful drive which will take you about 45 minutes to an hour to reach the park. There are many places along the road to stop and enjoy the wild and scenic river. This area is known for spectacular wild flower viewing.
2. To Yosemite South Entrance –
Go South on Route 49 to reach Oakhurst - a larger town with many services, dining and shopping options. In Oakhurst, you will turn off to Highway 41 East to wind your way UP THE MOUNTAIN into Yosemite Park through the quaint little village of Fish Camp and Wawona – both places of many interests. Near Wawona is the must see of the Mariposa Grove of giant redwoods. As you drive further toward Yosemite just after the tunnel, be sure to pull off to see the spectacular view of the Yosemite Valley from above.
3. Bass Lake is located fifteen minutes from Oakhurst. It is a hopping place during the warm weather for water sports and just catching some sun and a picnic for the day. Bass Lake offers water sports rentals, shops, casual as well as fine dining options. 'Ducey's on the Lake' is a favorite restaurant.
4. There are 3 local golf courses just minutes away: Sierra Meadows, River Creek and Wawona, the latter is just inside Yosemite.
5. During the winter months you can travel to Badger Pass to enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
6. Many of the communities have many other activities throughout the year! On local websites you can find events like festivals, the Arts and wineries to explore. Mariposa has a Zip Line and river rafting in the summer, as well as horseback riding on forested trails.
7. Mariposa has its own airport just 10 minutes from town and 20 minutes from the cabin. Car rentals are available at the airport with advance reservations.
8. Fresno Yosemite International Airport is about 1 hour and 15 minutes drive to the cabin.
Valerian Retreat is owned by Cottage Retreats LLC.
Member since: 2013
- 1112 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Fall - Oct 2016
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
Thanksgiving - 2016
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2016
3 night min stay
Holiday Season - 2016
Dec 18 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $100 + tax
- Pet Fee $15 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Tax Rate 11%
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2012
About: I was brought up on the east coast with four seasons. Later moving to southern California, I had the good fortune to travel to Mariposa and Yosemite during the winter season to find a truly unique splendor. I decided that this was where I would get in touch with nature.
Why Bootjack, CA, USA:
This property is unique as it sits so quietly and privately surrounded by 13 acre and 60 acre parcels on each side. Yet the main north-south road and a convenience store are only a mile away.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This unique glass fronted home was professionally renovated, decorated and furnished to perfectly suit the peaceful rustic setting.
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New Kitchen and dining room which opens to living room
Second bedroom with patio access
wonderful view from living room. enjoying the rain
Another pretty sunset
View from living room. The cabin is usually easily accessible, as snow is relatively light in the winter.
View from front facing east. Nature is everywhere you look.
Our driveway. You'll be sorry to go.
Glacier point overlooking Yosemite Valley.
A couple of our kiddie guests enjoying the view down from Glacier Point.
Winter in Yosemite Valley - a great time to see the park by the all season hiway
On a knoll
The Master Bedroom has its own bath and a wonderful view of the woodlands.
Field among the oaks.
Inviting back patio
Winter view as you arrive at Valerian Retreat
Walking around the property, you will enjoy many nature scenes.
Walking out of Valerian Retreat...
Gateway to Yosemite
Famous Half Dome
Mariposa Giant Sequoia Grove. You won't believe how really big these trees are.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Thursday, October 27, 2016
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