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Cozy 2BR, 1BA house on the Northfork River.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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About the property

Perfect for a romantic getaway or family vacation

Come escape to our urban outdoor house, completely renovated in 2014, on the North Fork River in Three Rivers, CA. It is perfect for a weekend getaway or a week long family vacation. Picture yourself relaxing on the spacious back porch overlooking the river with a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. Alternate relaxing days at home with fun filled days enjoying all the local activities at your fingertips.

Kim Shaffer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Kim Shaffer

We are Greg & Kim and Bryan & Shanna. Greg and Kim currently live in Little Rock, AR, and Bryan and Shanna are locals. Most of us grew up in the Los Angeles area, but Bryan and Kim's parents fell in love with the Sequoias and bought property in Three Rivers in the early 1990's. We have either lived here or visited frequently since that time, soaking up the beauty and peace this area has to offer as often as possible.

Kim Shaffer purchased this house in 2013

Why Kim Shaffer chose Sequoia, Kings Canyon

The rivers are one of nature's highlights here, so we were excited to be able to own a house with such a beautiful, natural landscape right in our backyard. We bought the house in August, 2013, and have completely renovated it inside and out. Every where you look, there is attention to detail and uniqueness. From the tree in the living room to the horse trough tub, it is obvious we had a lot of fun with this project. Being from a big city, we understand the need for a stress-free, relaxing vacation that allows you to experience nature with all the comforts of home. We hope you love this house and the area as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

Our house is conveniently located on a peaceful, quiet lot close to Sequoia National Park, Lake Kaweah, Mineral Kings National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, and downtown Three Rivers. Nearby activities include hiking, boating, fishing, mountain biking, golfing, rafting, wine tasting, antiquing, and swimming. We are also walking distance from the Lion's Arena, where several fun, local festivals are held.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Cozy 2BR, 1BA house on the Northfork River.
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful, serene oasis in amazing country!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to this part of California... And WOW!! It was gorgeous!!! The River House did not disappoint either!! The home is so cozy and well-appointed. We had everything we needed and then some. The patio and hammock were our favorites. We hung out on both and literally felt our stress melt away!

The house is located in the quaint town of Three Rivers, which was so convenient to the Sequoia National Park. We had such an amazing time in the park.

We highly recommend staying at this home! It was so comfortable and serene!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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They've Remebered to include everything you'll need!

  • 5 of 5

The River House was clean, well equipped and really nice! From the complementary delicious bakery treats, board games for use, books, and s'mores squewers, to the crisp clean white towels, and complementary soaps and shapoo, we couldn't have asked for anything more! It is located right on the river, and in a peaceful, serene location. One tip I'd give to future guests is that GPS takes you to South Kaweah Rd, and this home is located off of North (Kaweah Rd; the road sign for the turn off simply says "North"). We visited the Sequoia Park and ate on the river at the Riverview Restarant, which had great atmosphere and sweet servers. There is a market and gas station within 2 miles and The Pizza Factory was quite yummy! We would definitely visit and stay here again. It felt like home away from home!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place. It's perfect. It has the feel of a river house/ cabin and feels and looks crisp and light. It is really smartly decorated. With the tree stump in the living room, the metal bath tub, wood living room table etc. They were great about supplying: toilet paper, paper towels, soap, hair dryer etc. Having the washer and dryer were great too. The air conditioner is super important. It gets hot and we were able to cool down in the house. The way the made the fire pit and the sticks sticking out of the rock to cook with was way too cute. The boys made smores every day. It's great that they have wifi. As you don't get good cell reception in the mountains. We watched tv on the ipads and netflix on their tv. They had plenty of towels for us and even beach towels for when we went to the public swimming hole.

They have a cute book with recommendations on restaurants etc.

I do recommend the following:

Bring your laundry detergent -Its the newer "HE" style so bring the right kind of detergent. They do leave you some but not enough for me.

Bring some groceries from down the mountain or home. The groceries at the market are way expensive.

Plan to eat at home on Monday nights the better higher yelped restaurants are closed on Monday.

Go to Sierra Subs, Riemmers homemade ice cream and candy there is also a yummy shaved ice place there.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Remote, in nature, very nice, clean, quiet, modern 2br 1ba house

  • 4 of 5

We stayed with two teenagers as a family and had a wonderful time. It's about a 1 hour drive away from general Sherman tree. There is a small river behind the backyard, kayaks are available as is a barbecue which we put to great use.Air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and everything else you need is available. We had an excellent time.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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A relaxing stay along the Northfork River

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful vacation rental that has its own access to the Northfork River with a large boulder in it for those lounge lizards that like to soak in the sun. It has everything that you need when getting away from it all. The outdoor space of the property is very inviting with plenty of chairs on the patio, a cozy hammock, a fire pit for that starlit get together, and a hot tub that is ready the moment you arrive. The inside is warm and cozy with plenty of seating for groups. The space has a modern feel. I vacationed in June, and there was plenty of water in the rivers. If you venture out to eat, you can't help but get a river front table at almost anywhere you go. The owner does a great job of recommending the best places to visit during your stay. Overall, this is a great place to stay. There are many things to do in the area, or if you want, so many ways to relax without leaving the property. The pictures do not do this place justice. I will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Little Rock, AR

Great House in Three Rivers

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at the River House recently. The moment we arrived, we knew this would be a place to relax and unwind. The house is on the bank of a river and has a beautiful view of a mountain.

The house is very clean and welcoming. The kitchen has all the essentials (pots and pans, appliances, etc.). It is nicely decorated and one can tell the owners have paid a lot of attention to the details. Especially nice touches were the muffins and fresh flowers.

Outside, there is a wonderful covered patio with a view of the river. There are also a fire pit, a huge grill and a hot tub. Additionally, there are two RV hook ups which would make it a great location to share with family and friends. A majority of our time there was spent on the patio and by the river visiting with friends. In the mornings, we spent time listening to the birds chirping and water flowing; this was incredibly relaxing.

Three Rivers is a quaint little town close to the entrance of Sequoia National Park. There are a number of small shops, including an antique shop and ice cream store, within a couple of miles of house. The proximity to the National Park make it an ideal location: visit the park during the day and relax at the house in the evening.

The house is a great little hideaway and we are already planning a return visit next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
78.3 Miles
Fresno International Airport, Fresno, CA
Nearest Golf
2.4 Miles
Three Rivers Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Miles
CA 198
Nearest Ski
103 Miles
Alta Sierra Ski Resort
Car: recommended

We are 7.6 miles from the entrance to the Sequoia National Park, Mineral Kings National Park, Kings Canyon National Park. We are also close to Lake Kaweah and downtown Three Rivers and walking distance from the Lion's Arena, where several fun, local festivals are held.


Rates & Availability

Three Rivers House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 29 2016 - May 17 2017
1 night minimum stay
peak season 2017
May 18 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

one time cleaning fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

3 night minimum stay over holidays. Check in 4pm. Check out 11am. Fully refundable up to 30 days prior to arrival. Rates Subject to change until booking confirmed.

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Three Rivers House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has an eclectic shower/tub combo, vanity with drawers, cupboard for storage, and toilet. Soft, fluffy bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths are also provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Comfortable queen size beds with bedding.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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