About the property
- House1650 sqft
- 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.
The guests will have access to the entire house and 11 acres of property.
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!
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.
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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- 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.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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.
It was a beautifully maintained cabin.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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!
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.