About the property
- Lodge3600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Secluded mountain lodge, sleeps up to 14, near Yosemite. A paradise in the woods
Nestled in the middle of 20 forested acres in Mariposa county, Shanks’ Lodge is private, quite and secluded. A rustic feel awaits you as you enter this 3600 square foot 3 bedroom home. An added sleeping loft allows this house to easily accommodate as many as 14 people. For your enjoyment, the house has both a private pool and an 8 person hot tub!
In the Great Room, you’ll find a large wrap-around couch where you can enjoy the look and warmth of the wood stove. The well-equipped kitchen has all the amenities to prepare even the most elaborate meals. After a long day of fun-filled activities, drift into dreamland in one of the beautifully constructed hand-made log beds. Four bathrooms, all with showers and tubs give even large groups enough privacy and convenience. The large outside deck, with a barbecue grill, tables and chairs, overlooks the private pond and front acreage. Hike throughout the property and appreciate the enchanting ‘old growth' oak trees, giant sequoias and ponderosa pines. During the summer months, take a dip in the fenced-in pool with a picture perfect waterfall. Unwind in the 8 person jetted hot tub all year long. For more entertainment, there is a basketball court, a horseshoe pit and a 60-inch flat screen HDTV with Apple TV, all the premium channels and a great music system.
The guests will have access to the entire house and 20 acres of property. This includes the laundry room, solar heated pool, horseshoe pit, children's playhouse, fire pit, gas barbecue grill, horse corrals (you are welcome to bring your horses), hiking trails and private pond. High speed Wifi 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.
You will be greeted at the lodge 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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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Tchukon Shanks
I am currently living in Mariposa near Yosemite. A breath taking area as many of you know. I was trained as a tradtional french chef. Some of my interests involve horseback riding, hiking, bee keeping and off roading.
Tchukon Shanks purchased this Lodge in 2014
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We loved it, very private - super fun for dogs and kids. Great kitchen and kitchen appliances. Pricey but worth it.
The lodge is beautify and nice decorations and peaceful surrounding. It has plenty extra room for a group of 11. We have a good time there.
Best vacation ever
The house is super complete, an oasis of tranquility . We did hikes, barbecues , rested a lot. Highly recomended .
Beautiful house! Spacious and immaculately clean!
Beautiful house! Spacious and immaculately clean! The pool was amazing. Owners were very responsive and instructions were clear. I would definitely stay here again.
I rented this home to host my daughter's wedding. Not only did we use the lodge as event headquarters, our core family of 9 +kids stayed at the lodge. It far exceeded our expectations! So many rooms for family to comfortable stay in. The wedding was held down by the pond and the backdrop was magical! The pool kept all happy throughout the weekend. We are from out of town, and along with this beautiful lodge, the Mariposa & Oakhurst area catering, bakery & florist did an amazing job helping with what we had imagined become a reality. It was the perfect place to celebrate life & love.
Shanks' lodge is an awesome place to stay near Yosemite
We stayed with a group of 10 people at Shanks lodge, and fit quite comfortably. The house is well designed with everything you need for a great vacation, spacious common area, large dining room table, large patio, basketball hoop, pool, and hot tub. Tchukon was very kind and immediately responsive when we told him about the dishwasher and hot tub issues we had. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again :)
Address for Shanks' cabin:
6080 Smithers Rd
Mariposa, CA 95338
From San Francisco: Come towards Mariposa, CA. Once you get to the town of Mariposa take CA-49 S for about 11 miles. Make a left onto Triangle Road. In 3 miles, make a right onto E Westfall Road. Make the next left onto Smithers Road.
Only 1/2 mile down the road you will see our driveway on the right, please do not go farther then a 1/2mile.
This is very important since it is easy to miss our driveway and the neighbors are getting a little upset.
Look for the Sign that says Smithers 6080 it will have a solar light on top of it. Then turn down the driveway and go to the first cabin on the left.
From Los Angeles/Fresno: Go towards Mariposa, CA. Once you get to the town of Oakhurst, take a left onto CA-49 North for about 15 miles . Turn right onto Triangle Rd. Then follow directions from above.