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This quaint cottage is the perfect home base for your Yosemite trip.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

This cottage is roughly 1100sq feet and nicely furnished with two bedrooms

This cozy cottage is roughly 1100 sq feet, nicely furnished and nestled on 11 acres of wooded land. After a long day of fun-filled activities, drift to sleep in one of the two cozy bedrooms with freshly-cleaned comfortable bedding. The modest kitchen is equipped with everything you need to prepare a fabulous meal. Relax on the deck, which has a barbecue grill and seating to enjoy nature at its finest.  

During the winter months, warm up with the wood burning stove and standard gas heating.  During the summer months, cool off with air conditioned rooms and ceiling fans. 

For entertainment, we have a large flat screen TV with Apple TV, Netflix and all the premium channels. In addition, there is a Blueray DVD player with a vast collection of DVDs. High speed Wifi is available 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.

Guest Access:

The guests will have access to the entire house and 11 acres of property. 

Guest interaction:

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!

The Neighborhood:

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.  

Getting Around

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. 

More Details

Property Manager
Tchukon Shanks
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 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, juicing, Scottish Highlander Cattle and off roading.

Tchukon Shanks purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Tchukon Shanks chose Mariposa

My father was traveling to Yosemite and made a wrong turn ... or should we say right turn. He found the area so charming that he called a real estate company and returned the following month to check out properties. He feel in love with this log cabin and the rest is history.

What makes this cottage unique

Located on eleven acres this cabin gives you plenty of privacy with all the comforts and style you would expect from a modern lifestyle.


Mariposa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing


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This quaint cottage is the perfect home base for your Yosemite trip.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
Encino, CA

Amazing, cozy, clean, isolated!

  • 5 of 5

I always travel and rent cabins all over the states. This one is so far my favorite near Yosemite area. It is very private, with lots of space for your furry friends to run around. Isolated (very important to me when I choose a cabin). Cozy, furniture is nice. Beds are very comfortable. Wood burning stove and gas grill always a big plus. Just perfect! About 30 min away from Mariposa and about an hour away from Yosemite entrance. Will definitely rent it again next time we are in Yosemite.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely lovely stay at Tchukon's place. It's spacious, quiet, surrounded by beautiful woods, and it has everything for a comfortable vacation. The dog had a great time as well :) If you're coming for more than a couple days, check out Mariposa, it's a very nice town. And of course the beauty of Yosemite completely blew our mind.

If you plan on having a movie night or listening to music, it might be a good idea to bring your own: the cabin's internet connection was quite slow during our stay, so Netflix and internet radio were unavailable.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice!!

  • 5 of 5

This is very nice place to stay. Very relaxing... Nature all around! I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Decent Cozy Cabin!

  • 3 of 5

The cabin is quite dark during the day however it is very cozy at night with the fireplace going. The beds are comfortable. The kitchen is adequate.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in this cabin. Lovely & quite location. Very well equipped property. Beautiful ,large bedrooms with such comfortable beds. Lounge & kitchen superb too. We particularly loved the decking area around the cabin & spent a couple of very happy evenings sitting just looking up at the stars from the comfortable seating provided. Mariposa is approximately eleven miles away & a great little town. Good eating places & general shops to be found there. Would definitely recommend this cabin & hope to stay again one day.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nice piece of property surrounded by flowers and golden fields.

  • 4 of 5

Shanks was kind enough to let us check in early.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning $90
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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