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Pine Hill Guest House - Midpines / Yosemite : Privacy with a View

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6 - Near Yosemite

Going to Yosemite?

Enjoy a delightful 2 bedroom house amidst a private forest of pine, manzanita and oak trees. Beautiful views of the sunrise / sunset from the outdoor seating areas.

Traveling with your pet? PLEASE contact me before you book!!

Stuart K:

This property was a real gem to find - and our experience was simply fantastic! Our little family couldn't have been happier with the remote location and privacy and serenity this little casita provided us.

The house has:

• Two Bedrooms, Queen-size beds

- New mattresses and pillows

- New sheets, comforters, etc.

• One Full Bathroom (Shower only)

- New rugs and towels

• Dining and Living rooms

- Dining seating for 6 people.

- Flat screen TV, DVD player

• Rec room with Ping-Pong Table, Washer / Dryer & Pantry for food storage.

• Full-sized Futon bed (54 in × 75 in 137 cm × 191 cm) for additional guests in the Rec Room

• New Kitchen towels, pans, and appliances

• FREE WiFi Access

The Convenience and Safety of nearby highway access, with the Peace and Quiet — and Privacy — of no city, no town next door.

Near Yosemite: 38 miles drive to Yosemite Village on the valley floor.

15 minutes from Mariposa.

Intended for one or two active couples or perhaps a small family.

This house is not for those with accessibility concerns. Both of the bedrooms & the bathroom are up a steep set of stairs.

Juliana E.:

The house was just as it was described and shown in pictures. Very quiet, cozy, and with plenty of space for a family. Everything was very clean and organized. Having a kitchen to use is always a huge plus as well. We would definitely look to stay here again on our next trip to Yosemite!

More Details

Shanna Calmes
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Shanna Calmes

John and Wendy have explored, worked and lived in the Yosemite area since 1991. The peaceful beauty, accessibility to outdoor activities, and variety of local wildlife were a big part of our decision to settle in the Sierra foothills. We bought the Midpines property in 1992 and first built on property in 1997.

Our cousins and in-laws Jon and Shanna grew up in California. Both have memories of time spent with their respective families camping, rafting and enjoying Yosemite and the Sierra. They currently live in the Bay Area traveling to the Mariposa area several times a year to visit family, friends and the park.

Both couples have traveled using vacation rentals and know the value of a comfortable home to plan activities from. Together we would like to welcome you to our guest house. Mariposa County is great place to unwind, and the boundary to Yosemite National Park is 25 miles away. Shanna is available by phone or internet to book reservations and to answer questions. Wendy and John are located in the Mariposa area to assist you on-site, offer local recommendations or allow you to enjoy complete, uninterrupted privacy at Pine Hill Guest House.

Shanna Calmes purchased this cabin in 1992

Why Shanna Calmes chose Midpines

The Pine Hill Guest House was constructed, by us, in 1999. The cabin is located on a knoll offering forested, mountain views in every direction. The outdoor living area has several seating areas to put your feet up, a BBQ to prepare meals and an outdoor dining area to enjoy complete privacy.

What makes this cabin unique

On the ground floor, the saltbox style cabin has two living areas. The first kitchen/dining/living area is a comfortable space to prepare meals, relax or watch TV. The other half of the downstairs is the recreation room with additional living space to unwind. The recreation room has a book exchange, ping-pong table, dart board, some board games and puzzles. The area also offers pantry storage for the kitchen, laundry facilities and room for outdoor gear. All bedding, linens & paper goods provided

Guestbook comments from the owner

This property was a real gem to find - and our experience was simply fantastic! Our little family couldn't have been happier with the remote location and privacy and serenity this little casita provided us. The simple accommodations were accurately described with two very good sized bedrooms upstairs and a simple bathroom that separates the two. Downstairs, the living room is the perfect size (a careful watch-out on the granite surface housing the stove, which managed to catch all of our toes!), with an adjoining small dining room cubby, complete with a large kitchenette that was perfectly outfitted with everything you would need (a great relief for us who often find that most accommodations don't have even the basic necessities). You'll find a folio that contains everything you need to explore the local area - from the parks and recreation to the nearby town of Mariposa. I'm sure the restaurant recommendations in Mariposa were great, but we loved the house so much, we couldn't be bothered to go into town. One quick hint: the little grocery/gas pump in Midpines is actually pretty good with very basic sundries and the best prices for gas (which you don't want to pay the hefty price that is charged in El Portal). Fantastic WiFi and we (OK, the kids) were surprised by the great selection of movies on Netflix. Cell coverage in these parts is horrendous - so unless you have Verizon, you won't need your cell (unless for photography). The entire abode is smartly outfitted with reminders of the rugged West and nearby Yosemite. All in all, the interior was perfect for our needs, smartly appointed with an impression of really good taste. But the real gem is what you'll find outside: a great working grill, which was perfect for all our BBQ and s'more making needs, well-manicured grounds and an absolutely amazing panoramic view of the Sierras. Due to its location atop the mount, you can see in every direction, but the fading amber to the sinking sun in the west is the real attraction. Relaxing here amidst the strategically located patio and lounge chairs with a nice warm glass of Cabernet was the absolute perfect ending to a day full of exploring Sequoias, hiking endless trails and reflecting upon the awe of the whole area that you are experiencing. This is one of those very few places I have visited in the world where I can definitely say, "I'll be back." Shanna, thank you so much for welcoming us to your house - it was a very easy, yet transformational experience.
Nov 2014
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Midpines Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom shared by the bedrooms. Towels, Shampoo, Soap, TP provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The second story of the guest house has two bedrooms and a bathroom. The bedrooms are named for their orientation. The Sunrise Room faces towards the east displaying beautiful moonrises and the glowing morning sun. The Sunset Room faces towards the west, countering with lovely moonsets and the colors of the setting sun. Both rooms feature new Queen sized mattresses & luxurious bedding. There is a futon couch/bed for two additional people; It is located downstairs in the Rec Room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing


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Pine Hill Guest House - Midpines / Yosemite : Privacy with a View
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 21 reviews

nice and secluded

  • 4 of 5

house is clean and there is lots of information for guests.

lots of lot space and amazing views

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt Like Home

  • 5 of 5

The house was a great location to Yosemite as well as Mariposa, which had several good restaurants. My husband and I loved how private the home was and how beautiful the views were. The house was very well stocked and had items we didn't even think to pack for our trip. Shanna was an excellent host; she provided a restaurant list with tips for each one, information about the different sites of Yosemite, and detailed instructions on how to get to the house from the airport. She made sure we checked in okay and that we had everything we needed. I would definitely stay here again if I ever get the chance to visit Yosemite again. It was a wonderful trip!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay and Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

The house is clean and cozy and equipped with all necessaries we need. The view is amazing and we enjoyed the sunset and quietness. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, clean and gorgeous view. Super happy with this spot. Would have never know we were in a guest house!!! And management is extremely helpful! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and location. So peaceful and relaxing! I would highly recommend. Incredibly well stocked, as well.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and convenient

  • 5 of 5

We loved our trip. The house was so easy to get to from Yosemite Valley and was perfectly stocked. What a lovely trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Nightly Rate is calculated by total number of guests including children over 4.

Base Rate is for 2-4 people. Additional guest (up to 6 total guests including children over 4) are charged at $25 per night

Peak Season rates apply to all holidays.

We have a child matress which can be set up in the parent's room.

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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