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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 676 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Dru Howenstine
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

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.

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.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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A scenic drive to Yosemite, located between Lake Don Pedro & Lake McClure
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 49 reviews
5

Excellent Stay at a Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay at the cabin by the lakes. The property was clean and the bed comfortable. The drive to Yosemite is about an hour but it is beautiful and fun. Dru and Ron are wonderful hosts. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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4

Cozy cabin super clean and very accommodating

  • 4 of 5

The owners were so very accommodating. The cabin is a studio and we were able to make it work with our toddler. Everything worked and was very clean.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

My siblings and I booked this trip for my parents and they are raving about how great it was! I look forward to going myself in the future 😊

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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We had a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

Hideaway had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and the location is very close to the lake and grocery store which with three kids came in very handy.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Incredible, clean, well furnished and stocked

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't be looked after by two more lovely people, and in a nicer setting.

Would give it 10 stars if I could, thanks so much Dru & Ron!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Dru and Ron searched high and low for a new AC unit before our arrival... appreciated very much...Drus welcome was warm and Ron gave us the heads up on more propane for the grill. It was nice to come back here after the crowds. Nice extra touches including toiletries... extra fridge space...washer/dryer...And they parked outside the garage in the evening I can only assume to be quiet! Top notch and my number one place we stayed! If you get lucky you may get puppy kisses at the gate :)

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

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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