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A scenic drive to Yosemite, located between Lake Don Pedro & Lake McClure

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
studio
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

La Grange Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio apartment, Kitchenette, Sleeps 2-4, Fenced yard, Gas BBQ, boat parking.

Our cabin style, pet-friendly hideaway is nestled in the foothills between Don Pedro Lake and Lake McClure in the Sierra Foothills. It's forty five minutes from our guest house to the Big Oak Flat Entrance of Yosemite National Park. We love the panoramic views that can be seen from Hwy 132 and Hwy 120 on the way to Yosemite. Plan to visit Hetch Hetchy which John Muir described as more beautiful than Yosemite Valley. A short 5 to 10 minute drive from the Hide Away you can spend a relaxing day of fishing, swimming, skiing, and boating on two lakes. Or drive 15 to 35 minutes to tour the historic gold rush towns of Coulterville, Jamestown, Sonora, and Columbia.

The spacious studio features a queen size bed, kitchenette, dining table, comfy couch, satellite TV, WiFi and private patio with a gas BBQ. An additional queen size AeroBed or child size AeroBed can be set up by request. A fully fenced yard gives you the flexibility to safely leave your pet at the Hide Away, while you tour Yosemite and surrounding historic towns in Gold Country.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Dru Howenstine
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2016

About Dru Howenstine

We have lived at Lake Don Pedro since 1989. The promise of country living brought us here from the Los Angeles area. Our son grew up climbing trees, hiking to the lake and building forts. Friends who visit us call our life style "resort living." We enjoy coffee on our deck in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening watching the sunset. Our families thought we were crazy to move here….and then they all moved here too! I like to call it the wild west. Things are different here. The hills are rich in history and gold. Notorious bandits and criminals have passed through here or stayed to here to hide from the law. Whether you choose to put your feet up and take a break from a busy life style or explore our slice of heaven, we promise you a memorable vacation.

Dru Howenstine purchased this studio in 1995

Why Dru Howenstine chose Gold Country & High Sierra

Why stay in an impersonal hotel or camp in a tent when you can stay in a cozy guest cabin with most of the amenities of home. Our guest house is 5 minutes from the Fleming Meadows boat ramp at Lake Don Pedro. You can ski or fish all day and then come back to the Hide Away to BBQ and relax for the evening. And you can safely park your boat right outside the guest house.

Yosemite is an easy drive from here. Take a picnic, hiking boots and your camera to make your own special memories in Yosemite. Or take a day trip to the historic gold mining town of Columbia to experience life in the 1840's. Jamestown and Sonora boast historical downtowns filled with antique shops, restaurants and cultural displays. Lake Don Pedro is 2 hours from San Francisco and an hour and a half from Sacramento. Once your arrive we will share more points of interest that you may enjoy.

What makes this studio unique

We are hospitable hosts who live on the property. Your privacy and comfort is important to us. Our guest cabin is comfy and private. It is ideal for a couple, or we can comfortably accommodate a family of 4.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

A scenic drive to Yosemite, located between Lake Don Pedro & Lake McClure
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews
Ventura, CA
5

Lovely place, quiet setting, delightful stay!

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as pictured -a charming cabin. It was super clean and nicely decorated. Dru and Ron were great hosts. They were friendly and offered suggestions for our trip to Yosemite and made our stay very pleasant. We would not hesitate to choose them again when our travels take us this area. Sharron and Robb

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

the cabin was just what we had hoped for after a long day of driving and of hiking at yosemite

  • 5 of 5

wonderful place and ron and dru were great hosts!!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

A welcoming, cozy, and humane experience.

  • 5 of 5

I can not emphasize how glad I was to stay here. The property is quiet, a real hideaway from people! (Something we all need from time to time) Ron and Dru; a true blessing to have met you both. Real, genuine, and kind people. Without them my trip would not have been the great memory it is. The drive to Yosemite is Gorgeous to say the least; plenty of hiking trails, and lakes on the way. Would definitely stay here again.

Thank you Ron and Dru!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Time Had By All

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was very comfortable and enjoyed by all...have decided we'll have to do this again...three nights wasn't long enough to explore this part of California! Many thanks to Dru and Ron for their hospitality and help while we were visiting.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Great place, great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! They've thought of everything you could need and more. Ron and Dru had great tips on places to go and things to do to keep our two toddlers entertained. They are such gracious hosts. We would definitely recommend staying here and hope to be back again soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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OMG! What a great place!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyable room with everything you could want. Dru and Ron were great hosts with lots of locals tips to share. Annie and CJ (the dogs) were great entertainment, always happy to see us when we got back.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Map

Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Lumber Yard
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 132
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Lumber Yard
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Dodge Ridge
Car: necessary

Why camp when you can stay in a cozy guest cabin? Our guest house is 5 minutes from the Fleming Meadows boat ramp at Lake Don Pedro. You can ski or fish all day and then come back to the Hide Away to BBQ and relax for the evening. And you can safely park your boat right outside the guest house.

Yosemite is an easy day trip away. Take a picnic, hiking boots and your camera to make your own special memories in Yosemite. Or take a day trip to the historic gold mining town of Columbia to experience life in the 1840's. Jamestown and Sonora boast historical downtowns filled with antique shops, restaurants and cultural displays. Lake Don Pedro is 2 hours from San Francisco and an hour and a half from Sacramento. Once your arrive we will share more points of interest that you may enjoy.

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Rates & Availability

La Grange Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall, Winter & Spring
Sep 19 2016 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$85
$500
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$95
$625
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

La Grange Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 676 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The queen sized bed is separated from the living room by a partial wall. It is ideal for a couple but offers enough separation for a family. A queen sized sleeper sofa is in the livingroom space. A queen sized or twin sized Aerobed is also available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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