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Last updated: 07/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

If you want to detach from your everyday life and/or the crowds in Yosemite, a respite, a retreat to recharge at RoundHat Ranch is a natural remedy for you.
A RoundHat Ranch stay is a great addition to your Yosemite vacation experience. Located in the pastoral Catheys Valley, an area of large and small ranches, 2.7 miles off State Hwy 140 (the only all-weather route to Yosemite, and parallels the route of discovery of the Yosemite Valley along the Merced River Gorge by Indians, explorers, and miners).
The 'Cottage' is nestled within the ranch, having its own private fenced area. You can move about the ranch along the many tree-lined trails, seeing the animals, and taking in the sights, sounds, and feel of the ranch.
The Cottage has been designed, both inside and out, for an intimate and serene experience for its guests
The Ranch has a full-time owner/manager living at the Ranch Headquarters and can answer any questions you might have during your stay.
RoundHat Ranch has a no pets, no children, 1-2 ADULTS ONLY (21 and over) rental policy due to liability issues concerning the horses and other animals on the Ranch. The policy does allow us to not charge a Security Deposit.

From RoundHat Ranch, it is 3.3 miles to restaurant, gas, and convenience store at the Catheys Valley crossroads at Highway 140 and Hornitos Rd., then it is 10 scenic miles to the historic mining town of Mariposa, another 12 scenic miles later, you enter the spectacular Merced River Gorge (this is the beginning of your Yosemite experience) traveling along the river (Hwy 140) straight into Yosemite Valley. The Arch, West Yosemite Park Entrance (beginning of the Valley), is 45 miles from the ranch, but be advised the scenic beauty may cause you to stop, observe, or linger along the way, so, time to Yosemite Valley varies.

RoundHat Ranch Cottage is 1 bedroom with queen-size bed, 1 bath with shower, and additional outside shower.
There is outside the cottage, within the private fenced area, shade-cloth covered arbor patios, a roof covered all weather patio with double chair swing, cement table with inlaid chess/checker board, fountain, outdoor shower with stall and dressing area, propane BBQ, Chaise lounges, patio furniture all shaded by large mature Oak trees.

Inside the Cottage the 1 bedroom is appointed with things related to the ranch and Yosemite, and a Queen size bed w/ linens, blankets, comforter, futon chair/bed and ceiling fans.
The Cottage has Satellite TV, WiFi internet access, full bath w/shower with large multi-setting shower head, soap, towels.
The kitchen has microwave, refrigerator, 2 burner electric stove top, large kitchen sink, peninsula island cabinet, coffeemaker, some seasonings, cookware, utensils, plates, bowls, cups, and dining table.
Living room has sofa, love seat, captains chair w/footstool in Mission-style furniture, and ceiling fan.
The heating and air conditioning is a Fujitsu split system that both heats or cools to the set temperature and is very quiet.
There is some reading material and games.
The utility room has a washer and dryer, extra bathroom and kitchen supplies, and an ironing board, iron, and hair dryer.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 684 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 and above...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    NO SMOKING INDOORS, anytime. Smoking is allowed outside on concrete areas around Cottage....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    RoundHat Ranch breeds, raises, and trains horses and miniature donkeys. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Queen-size bed, exterior door to outside with 4 large windows brings the outside indoors, ceiling fan, futon chair/bed, tables, all appointed with ranch and Yosemite decor. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

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  • Copper sink w/ granite top. Large shower head with varied settings.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Magazines...moreless

  • Games:

    Chess and checkers on outdoor table board, cards, some indoor games and reading material....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The Knolls at RoundHat offer views of surrounding Hills and Mountains, Valley and Meadows....moreless

  • Rural:

    RoundHat Ranch sets on several knolls overlooking Valley and Meadow views at the foot of Guadalupe Mt. in the pastoral Catheys Valley along State Highway 140, the Western entrance to Yosemite....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Fujitsu split heating and air. Set temperature and it both heats and cools to desired setting and is very quiet....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Fujitsu split heating and air. Set temperature and it both heats and cools to desired setting and is very quiet...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi connection...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Sat Dish TV, w/ 200+ channels, including music/stereo stations, couch, sofa and captains chair, dining area, tables and chairs....moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Your Cellphone/ Verizon in the Mtns. works best....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave:

    Large w/ microwave dishes provided...moreless

  • Oven:

    Small Counter Top Oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    2 shade cloth covered patios and covered patio, with fountain and double chair swing, chairs, tables, and chaise lounges....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Private fenced area around Cottage with large pot plantings, arbors, rocks and roses, all shaded by large Oak trees....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Summer/Fall
Mar 30 - Nov 30, 2016
1 night min stay
$155
$1,085
Fall/Winter
Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2017
1 night min stay
$135
$945
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$155
$1,085

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • No Security Deposit $0
  • Cleaning Fee $65 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 07/28/2016
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Location

75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Mariposa 11mi./Merced 29mi./Fresno-Yosemite Int'l
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mariposa, Ca.
42 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sierra Meadows Golf
27 Miles
Nearest Train
AMTRAK - Merced Ca.
2.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
California State Highway 140
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Oaks, Catheys Valley 3.3mi./ Town of Mariposa
68 Miles
Nearest Ski
China Peak/Badger Pass
28 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake McClure/ Merced River

Car: Necessary

Catheys Valley is in Mariposa County along State Highway 140 to Yosemite. It is an area of Oak Woodlands, Knolls, Hills, and Meadows, with the Sierra Mountains and Yosemite bordering to the east. Many old Chinese rock walls define old boundaries and are now historical preservation sites.

Catheys Valley has a rural ranching lifestyle of small and large ranches, the kind you see while traveling, and wonder how you can experience it for yourself.

RoundHat Ranch puts you into that experience, where you can get the sights, sounds, and feel of ranch living.

Nature is the attraction and the main activity with quiet,space, and privacy as amenities.

The sights can give inspiration to the photographer and nature lover, like it did to Ansel Adams and John Muir.

Less than one mile from RoundHat Ranch is 'The StoneHouse', where naturalist John Muir and President Theodore Roosevelt stayed while making Yosemite a National Park. During that time, a certain Hiram Walker was granted an original land patent for 40 acres, signed by then President, Theodore Roosevelt, and today, is RoundHat Ranch.

The seasons at RoundHat ranch are distinct, and each bring their own special experiences and views.

There are many boating and fishing lakes, streams, and rivers in the Yosemite foothills and mountains.

River rafting in the Merced River Gorge, a designated wild and scenic river, along Highway 140 into Yosemite, is popular late Spring to early Fall.

Of course, all things Yosemite are on the menu, and the Ranch affords a great respite after a day in the Park, away from the crowd.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: Owner/Managers - Stephen and Gayle Saunders are business owners, and Stephen was a building contractor, and together they built their dream ranch. They have been owners, breeders, trainers, and show exhibiters of Peruvian Horses since 1989.

Why the Owner Chose Catheys Valley, CA, USA:
Catheys Valley has an almost pastoral quality with many large and small ranches. RoundHat Ranch is nestled at the foot of Guadalupe Mt. on gently sloping all-usable terrain, with several knolls giving 360 degree views. And the proximity to Yosemite Park made our decision to live here easy.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
To move about the entire property easily, the many pastures have tree-lined trails between. This allows guests to observe all the area and animals up close and in an almost parklike experience. For those who like photography, there is ample inspiration. Varied wildlife can be seen daily. The 'Cottage' is set within and yet apart from the ranch by its own privately fenced area, encompassing large mature Oak trees, shade-cloth arbor covered patios, fountain, all-weather covered patio, double chair swing, and outdoor shower. All with an intimate view of the ranch and distant mountain, valley and meadow views. The seasons at RoundHat Ranch are distinct and each has its own attractive elements, there are no weather related access problems to the ranch or to Yosemite Valley along Highway 140. From RoundHat Ranch, it is 3.3 miles to restaurant, gas, and convenience store at the Catheys Valley crossroads, then it is 10 scenic miles to the historic mining town of Mariposa, another 12 scenic miles later, you enter the spectacular Merced River Gorge (this is the beginning of your Yosemite experience) traveling along the river (Hwy 140) straight into Yosemite Valley. The Arch, West Yosemite Park Entrance (beginning of the Valley), is 45 miles from the ranch, but be advised the scenic beauty may cause you to stop, observe, or linger along the way, so, time to Yosemite Valley varies.


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Photos

  • View of RoundHat Ranch from Ranch Headquarters

    View of RoundHat Ranch from Ranch Headquarters

  • Ahwahnee Hotel looking toward Yosemite Falls

    Ahwahnee Hotel looking toward Yosemite Falls

  • Cottage

    Cottage

  • Cottage

    Cottage

  • Cottage

    Cottage

  • View out Bedroom

    View out Bedroom

  • View out Front Door - Can you see the Horse?

    View out Front Door - Can you see the Horse?

  •  Gates into Cottage fenced area

    Gates into Cottage fenced area

  • Ranch Road at Old Highway w/ Sign

    Ranch Road at Old Highway w/ Sign

  • Entrance to RoundHat Ranch and Cottage

    Entrance to RoundHat Ranch and Cottage

  • Ranch Cottage Setting

    Ranch Cottage Setting

  • Ranch Road to Barns

    Ranch Road to Barns

  • Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls

    Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls

  • Cottage at Night

    Cottage at Night

  • Cottage

    Cottage

  • Cottage

    Cottage

  • Cottage

    Cottage

  • Cottage private yard w/ Arbor

    Cottage private yard w/ Arbor

  • Cottage - Arbor Patio off Living Room

    Cottage - Arbor Patio off Living Room

  • Ranch Views form Ranch Road Entrance

    Ranch Views form Ranch Road Entrance

  • Ranch Road to Cottage -
Cottage Sign

    Ranch Road to Cottage - Cottage Sign

  • Riding Arena at RoundHat

    Riding Arena at RoundHat

  • Mini Donkeys with Gayle

    Mini Donkeys with Gayle

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, July 31, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Calendar last updated 07/28/2016
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