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Romantic Rustic Cabin On Main Fork Of The Kaweah River ~ Private River Retreat

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A Rustic Riverfront Cabin with 1Br, 1 Ba ~ Perfect for a romantic getaway ~

The Sequoia River Cabin is nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills, in a quaint hamlet known as Three Rivers, Gateway to the Sequoias. We are just 5 minutes to the Ash Mountain entrance of Sequoia National Park.

Our cute and cozy cabin has a well-equipped kitchen and a propane BBQ off the back deck. There is a queen-size bed in the step-up (2 steps) sleeping area, a queen-size sofa bed and a 7-foot window seat / reading nook. The cabin is ideal for a couple. The rear deck is just steps away from the Main Fork of the Kaweah River. Please check out for more pictures.

We are conveniently located on Sierra Drive, the main road through town, with the main fork of the Kaweah River just steps from your back door. The private river setting allows for a true romantic getaway. There is a fire pit by the river to enjoy an evening fire and we do supply firewood.

***If the dates you want are not available, ask us about our new luxury yurt / roundhouse. It sleeps two and is located in Three Rivers with spectacular mountain views***

While we do welcome your pet, please note that dogs are not allowed on any trails in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and our property is not completely fenced.

Relax in the Jacuzzi tub, listen to the sounds of the river and marvel at the Blue Heron and various duck species that call the river home. You just might see some deer at the river's edge.

If you enjoy fishing, you can fish in the river just steps from the back deck.

In the evening, relax in the lounge chairs by the river and be mesmerized by the spectacular star-studded night sky.

In the springtime, you can sit on the deck and catch a glimpse of the whitewater rafters and kayakers as they make their way down the river.

We offer plush towels, quality linens and a down comforter inside an organic cotton duvet. We also provide spa-quality eco-friendly bath amenities for our guests. Satellite TV, Netflix and WiFi are available as well.

This historic cabin was originally built as a fishing retreat decades ago and has evolved a number of times since then. In the '70s it was Little Rainbow, the workshop of our local silversmith. After that it became a private residence, and later a trendy coffee house named The Cabin. The Cabin later became The Buckaroo, also a coffee house/burger joint.

Single Night Bookings:

We have a two-night minimum, but when there is a single night gap in the schedule we are happy to accept a single-night booking. Just send us a message with your date and we'll go from there.

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Three Rivers Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please be respectful of our cabin and the grounds.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi tub is outdoors overlooking the river.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Step-up bedroom loft
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Romantic Rustic Cabin On Main Fork Of The Kaweah River ~ Private River Retreat
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 82 reviews

Amazing cabin, ideal for two people

  • 5 of 5

Perfect size for 2 people. Such a cozy cabin. The living room and fireplace are perfect. Amazing jacuzzi! Fully set up for any kind of cooking and barbecuing. All amenities and utensils you could possibly need! Great easily accessible location. Huge yard with beautiful views. Will definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Bishop, CA

Great place for us and our dogs!

  • 5 of 5

A very well kept cabin with a wonderfully private backyard fronting the river. We went looking for adventure in the area and returned to the cabin finding it better to play right at home. The cabin was well stocked and comfortable even with our three dogs. Looking forward to booking in the summer when we can play in the water ourselves.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Absolute gem

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the cabin. Richard and Jeanie provided an ample amount of amenities and supplies; anything you can practically need is there for you. And nothing beats relaxing in the jacuzzi after a long day of hiking the parks. This place is truly a gem! We can't wait to stay again the next time we visit Sequoia/Kings Canyon.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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My recent stay was wonderful! The setting and location perfect for a relaxing getaway.

  • 5 of 5

What a great retreat! The cozy cabin on the river and attention to detail made this one of my favorite vacation spots. And so close to the magnificent Sequoias along with the great hiking, such a special experience! Thank you Richard and Jeanie!!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Richard & Jeanie's cabin is a jewel on the Kaweah river. Their amenities left us without want.

They recommended a walk at the end of Skyline Drive which we enjoyed early one morning.

Lovely, lovely time spent here.

Thank You.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Amazing cabin and owners

  • 5 of 5

Very hospitable owners of the cabin. The cabin has an awesome river in the backyard where you might catch some deer drinking from the river. Very recommended, only cabin we will ever stay at when ever we are in sequoia.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Richard and Jeanie Smith
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Richard and Jeanie Smith

After coming to beautiful Three Rivers for years whitewater rafting, we decided it was time to leave the hectic life of the big city and enjoy a more relaxed and peaceful way of life surrounded by the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Richard and Jeanie Smith purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Richard and Jeanie Smith chose Three Rivers

After moving from the Los Angeles area in 2013, we had the opportunity to purchase this rustic cabin on the river and offer its charm and beautiful natural surroundings to visitors from all over the world while they visit the Giant Forest, Moro Rock or explore Crystal Caves in Sequoia National Park.

What makes this cabin unique

It's a very charming, rustic cabin located right on the Main Fork of the Kaweah River. The sights and sounds of the river are both soothing and exciting. The charming little town of Three Rivers has a wonderful sense of community and hosts an amazing array of art, music and Western-themed events.


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
The Riverview Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Route 198
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
The River View Restaurant and Bar
Car: necessary

Just minutes away from the Ash Mountain entrance to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks located on the Main Fork of the Kaweah River in the quaint little town of Three Rivers. A mere 35 minutes from Visalia and Highway 99 in California's San Joaquin Valley. The pleasant scenic drive from Visalia to Three Rivers includes beautiful views of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, farms and ranches and the intoxicating fragrance of Orange and Lemon Groves just before arriving at Lake Kaweah on the way to Three Rivers.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $60
Tax Rate 10.0%

No smoking is allowed inside the cabin.

We ask that you leave the cabin in the same general condition as you found it. We don't expect you to sweep, strip the beds. We do ask that you wash and put away any dishes/cookware/utensils you use and clean up any spills on the stove and counters as they happen.

Refunds will not be made due to circumstances that are not in control of the owners such as, but not limited to, late check-in due to condition of house left by previous guest, National Park closures, road closures to the National Park, weather conditions & power outages, provided that these circumstances do not make the cabin uninhabitable.

Single-Night Bookings:
We have a two-night minimum, but when there is a single night gap in the schedule we are happy to accept a single-night booking. Just send us a message with your date and we'll go from there.

There is an additional charge of $20 per person per night for more than 2 people.

There is an additional pet fee of $60 per pet per stay with a maximum of 1 pet allowed. Dogs must be over 1 year old, with up-to-date flea & tick protection and housebroken. You will be charged for the rug(s) if there is an accident. Dogs CANNOT be on the furniture or beds. If there is excessive cleaning due to your dog, you will be charged, and we are referring to dog hair on the furniture.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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