Shanks' Lodge is the Ultimate Home in the Woods for Large Groups.(13 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Lodge
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Secluded mountain lodge, sleeps up to 14, near Yosemite. A paradise in the woods
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. For those with children, there is an adorable playhouse on the property. During the summer months, take a dip in the fenced-in pool with a picture perfect waterfall. 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, 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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Member since: 2013
- 3600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub:
- Private Pool
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 2 - Mar 4, 2017
2 night min stay
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2017
2 night min stay
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Pet Fee $25
- Cleaning $250 + tax
- Tax Rate 11%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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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.
Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: 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.
- Primary: 415-412-6900
- Secondary: +1 2097426599 Home Number ... Richard
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You are going to love relaxing in this 8 person Marquis hot tub
Take in the gorgeous views of the pond while gathering with your loved ones.
Entryway bathroom with shower
Deck for outdoor eating and barbecue grill overlooking the pond
View of the lodge from across the pond.
Your family will really enjoy the vacation with this picturesque waterfall!
Master bathroom with jet tub over looking the pond .
Main Bathroom with a bath and shower
Kenmore Elite Washer and Dryer .. just in case you get a little dirty :)
You will have a very restful sleep in a massive hand craved log bed.
Sleeping loft with queen bed and trundle bed.
Long private entrance road.
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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