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Take a Break from the Hectic Life and Discovery the Tranquility of the Country.

(28 Reviews)

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Front view of Shanks' Log Home in the Woods


Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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. 
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1650 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    You can smoke outside...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We charge an extra $25 for the first pet, then $15 per additional pet. This charge is due to additional cleanup that may be required.If you go for walks, take a bag to remove droppings. Do not allow pets on beds as fur is difficult to clean. In Yosemite, pets must be on leash and only taken on paved Valley floor trails. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

  • 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Main Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Beautiful Tile Multihead shower and shower bench...moreless

  • Second Bathroom: toilet



  • Books:

    My fathers personal library which includes many on Yoesmite....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Many of the classic board games .... Monopoly, Stratego, Risk...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    All the channels on Direct TV...moreless

  • 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 ...moreless


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


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

    Cowboy themed dining area to help create that old west feeling!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    The main room and each of the bedrooms has it's own air conditioner....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    There is an addtional wall gas heater asides for the wood stove. Each bedroom has a small heater as well....moreless

  • Internet:

    High Speed DSL ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    New sheets for each of the beds...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfotable down sofa and large lounge chairs....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking available for at least five cars & turcks or small bus....moreless

  • Telephone:


  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of plush towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Beautiful wood stove with a glass front. Creates a very romantic mood....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker and grinder. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full set of dishes and all the basic cookwear....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Super Quite Samsung...moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Refrigerator:

    Samsung French Door refrigerator

  • Stove:

    Kenmore Elite 30' Downdraft Gas ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • 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. ...moreless

  • 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 ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two Kayaks for a 100 dollars...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    11 acres of beautiful grounds for you to explore....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Brand new Kenmore Gas Grill...moreless

  • 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 ...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 28 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 4Th
Jul 1 - Jul 5, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$279 $299
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Cleaning $100
  • Tax Rate 11%

Manager's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Alley
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
Wawona Gold Course
42 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 49
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Hitching Post
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bagger Pass

Car: Necessary

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.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2001

About: 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 :)

Why Mariposa, CA, USA:
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.

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

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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  • Front view of Shanks' Log Home in the Woods

    Front view of Shanks' Log Home in the Woods

  • Back porch with BBQ grill.

    Back porch with BBQ grill.

  • Great room with flat screen TV

    Great room with flat screen TV

  • Fully equipped gourmet kitchen

    Fully equipped gourmet kitchen

  • Bedroom 2 with queen size bed

    Bedroom 2 with queen size bed

  • Living room with wood fire stove.

    Living room with wood fire stove.

  • Bathroom 1 with shower bench and slate tiling

    Bathroom 1 with shower bench and slate tiling

  • Bathroom 2 with no shower

    Bathroom 2 with no shower

  • Backyard with 2 seated wooden swing

    Backyard with 2 seated wooden swing

  • Towering trees throughout the property

    Towering trees throughout the property

  • Front porch with custom hand-carved wooden rocking chairs.

    Front porch with custom hand-carved wooden rocking chairs.

  • Entryway


  • Dining area with custom hand-carved wooden furniture.

    Dining area with custom hand-carved wooden furniture.

  • Bedroom 1 with king size bed

    Bedroom 1 with king size bed

  • Small loft with full size mattress

    Small loft with full size mattress

  • Bathroom 1 with shower

    Bathroom 1 with shower

  • Bathroom 1 with 2 shower heads

    Bathroom 1 with 2 shower heads

  • Laundry room

    Laundry room

  • Bridge on the property

    Bridge on the property

  • Enchanting nature

    Enchanting nature

VRBO #501924

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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