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Take a break from the hectic life and discovery the tranquility of the country.

Mariposa, CA, USA
  • House1650 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

For a wonderful Yosemite experience, stay in this western-furnished log home. Feel at home and enjoy all the amenities of this rustic getaway.  The gourmet kitchen is equipped for all your cooking needs.  There are two bathrooms, one of which is full-sized - you’ll feel like you’re at a spa with 3 shower heads and slate tiling.  After a long day of fun-filled activities, drift to sleep in one of the two cozy bedrooms with freshly-cleaned comfortable bedding.  An additional small sleeping loft is perfect for kids.  

During the winter months, warm up with the wood burning stove and standard gas heating.  During the summer months, cool off with air conditioned rooms and ceiling fans. 

Relax on the deck, which has a barbecue grill and seating to enjoy nature at its finest.  

For entertainment, we have a large flat screen TV with Apple TV, Netflix and Direct TV with all the premium channels. In addition, there is a Blueray DVD player with a vast collection of DVDs. High speed Wifi is available so you can stay connected to the outside world if you want.  Otherwise, turn off those devices and listen to sound of the wind in the trees.

Guest Access:

The guests will have access to the entire house and 11 acres of property. 

Guest interaction:

You will be greeted at the log home by your host at check-in and shown around the property. At that time, we will be happy to recommend local activities and attractions. We will leave you with our contact information in case you have any questions or concerns.  Otherwise, you may enjoy the house to yourselves the rest of the time!

The Neighborhood:

Mariposa is a quaint historic town located 20 minutes away from the property. The town has wonderful restaurants and bars.  You'll find interesting shopping, including antiques and western/cowboy themed memorabilia.  

Getting Around

Located mid way between the towns of Oakhurst and Mariposa off Hwy 49.

In either town there are large grocery stores and restaurants.  

45 minutes away from with the El Portal or Mariposa Grove entrances to the magnificent Yosemite National Park.

30 minutes to Bass Lake, which is renowned for excellent fishing, hiking trails and warm waters.  Wake borders flock to Bass Lake throughout the spring and summer as do boater, water skiers, paddle boarders, wave runner enthusiasts and more. 

Property Manager

Tchukon Shanks

Member Since 2013
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Tchukon Shanks

Originally from upstate New York, I moved to San Francisco in my 20's and lived there for 18 years. I had quite an exciting life in the city but in my 40's realized I needed a change from big-city living, which brought me to the beautiful mountains of Mariposa. I was trained as a french chef and love to talk about anything food related. Some of my other interests include photography, horseback riding, white water rafting, hiking, off-roading and most importantly...spending time with my family :)

Tchukon Shanks purchased this House in 2001

Why Tchukon Shanks chose Mariposa

My father was traveling to Yosemite and made a wrong turn ... or should we say right turn. He found the area so charming that he called a real estate company and returned the following month to check out properties. He fell in love with this log cabin and the rest is history.

What makes this House unique

Located on eleven acres this cabin gives you plenty of privacy with all the comforts and style you would expect from a modern lifestyle.


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


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king
      • Second Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Sleeping Loft
        1 twin/ single, In order to access the loft you need to climb a ladder.


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Main Bathroom
          toilet, shower, Beautiful Tile Multihead shower and shower bench
        • Second Bathroom


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      New sheets for each of the beds
                    • Air Conditioning
                      The main room and each of the bedrooms has it's own air conditioner.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      There is an addtional wall gas heater asides for the wood stove. Each bedroom has a small heater as well.
                    • Internet
                      High Speed DSL
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Living Room
                      Comfotable down sofa and large lounge chairs.
                    • Parking
                      Plenty of parking available for at least five cars & turcks or small bus.
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                      Plenty of plush towels.
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove
                      Beautiful wood stove with a glass front. Creates a very romantic mood.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Coffee maker and grinder.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Full set of dishes and all the basic cookwear.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Super Quite Samsung
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchen has just about everything you'll need for making all your meals in the cabin. Samsung fridge with freezer. Gas stove, oven, microwave, coffee maker and grinder, toaster, blender.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          Samsung French Door refrigeratorhttp://www.samsung.com/us/appliances/refrigerators/RF31FMESBSR/AA
                        • Stove
                          Kenmore Elite 30' Downdraft Gas
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Cowboy themed dining area to help create that old west feeling!
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  My fathers personal library which includes many on Yoesmite.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Many of the classic board games .... Monopoly, Stratego, Risk
                                • Music Library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  All the channels on Direct TV
                                • Stereo
                                  You will be immersed in sound with a Bose surround sound system and flat screen high def TV. Play your favorite music from your phone or IPOD. There is a Blue Ray DVD
                                • Television
                                  HDTV Large Flat Screen
                                • Toys
                                  Lincon Logs
                                • Video Library
                                  about 50 DVDs


                                    • Boat
                                      Bass Lake is about 30 minutes away and offers lots of awesome restaurants and fun water activities. Lake McClure is the second largest lake in California but it's not very developed.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      There are several golf courses in the area, including one that will bring you back to a bye gone area. Yosemite's Wawona Golf Course was the first regulation course in the Sierra Nevada
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Two Kayaks for a 100 dollars
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      11 acres of beautiful grounds for you to explore.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Brand new Kenmore Gas Grill
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      As the original Northern California ski area, Badger Pass has been a favorite for generations of families. Unpretentious, friendly and affordable, Badger Pass ski area offers a unique and stress-free


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • whitewater rafting

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          31 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          It was a beautifully maintained cabin.

                                                          Jeremie T.

                                                          This cabin was a beautifully maintained, well outfitted jumping off point for our trip to Yosemite. The host was responsive and helpful. Thanks again!

                                                          Log home in the country side

                                                          Desiree K.San Jose/California

                                                          You will be staying in a wonderfully remodeled and nicely furnished log cabin home with lots of character and attention to detail. The house and its layout worked well for our family of 5 with 3 teenage boys. There is a lot of space, the beds are new and the loft, which sleeps one or 2 people and needs to be climbed with a ladder, is a fun place to hang out. The kitchen has pretty much everything and there is enough silverware/stoneware to not run the dishwasher after every meal. We also felt taken good care of by the owners, Tchukon and Carolyn, who live close by and were very responsive for questions/needs.

                                                          The log cabin is situated off highway 49 - it is super quiet up here and we had some "visitors" in form of turkeys, deer, quails and bats - and about a one hour drive to both Yosemite entrances. We did beat the 4th-of-July crowd by simply showing up early at the gates (around 7 am). It is a great location and a true alternative to staying inside Yosemite Park. Mariposa town is close with lots of restaurants and cute shops, we hiked near Bass Lake and did zip-lining. We will be back for sure!

                                                          As the villa of your dreams

                                                          Daniel H.Los Masos, none

                                                          Secluded,but not remote,a chalet where you feel as in your own villa,and where you sleep deeply.Even the fridge is noiseless.

                                                          If you do not wish to cook,without having to drive to Mariposa,Steve's Cafe is only 4 miles away,with good food and good service.

                                                          If we did not live so far (France),we would like to spend the weekends there.

                                                          Wonderful retreat!

                                                          Priya A.

                                                          We had a wonderful time in this cabin. The kitchen is gorgous which made it fun to cook with friends, and the open, warm layout was great. The property is beautifu with lots of places to wander. It is a wonderful escape, and not too far from Yosemite! Owners are very nice and responsive.

                                                          Great location

                                                          CrystalSmithsburg, MD

                                                          Just returned home from a wonderful vacation. Loved the location. Mariposa is a wonderful small town. Lots of driving to get around, but able to disconnect from the craziness of "tourists" at Yosemite, and relax each night in our own little piece of paradise. Greeted by hummingbirds, quail, turkey, deer and the occasional bobcat. We used your recommendations on some of the trails within each park.

                                                          Peaceful "Off The Beaten Path" home

                                                          Rachel I.western WI

                                                          Our family (four adults) had a beautiful September week here. We enjoyed warm days and cool nights. The home is very well equipped and in a lovely location. We shared the land with quail, turkeys and other birds. One day a bobcat walked by and we heard coyotes at night. Incredible!

                                                          Three of our party hiked Half Dome in Yosemite. We also drove the beautiful Glacier Drive. Sequoia National Park is in driving distance where the awesome Congress Walk is near General Sherman tree. Shopping/eating favorites: Costa Livos Mountain Gold Olive Oil store and Savoury Restaurant in Mariposa, thrift stores in Oakhurst. Especially nice is just sitting at home reading and watching wildlife... We definitely recommend this home!


                                                          Mariposa, CA, USA

                                                          Yosemite is one of the most beautiful places on this planet and a visit there will be a life changing experience. Besides the Valley floor where most visitors go first, there are so many spots away from the crowds to explore.


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