Vineyard View - providing superior, Family-Friendly Yosemite area Lodging since 2005 ~ Personal service by highly experienced managing owners will make a BIG difference in the quality of your stay...;-) All content Copyright © 2005 - 2018, SVR, Mariposa, CA - All Rights Reserved
"A Mellow Mixture of Comfort and Class, LOVED it!"
~ Peacefully posed on a beautiful bluff and overlooking an incredible valley and beyond, this stunning home with a hot tub is set in the center of eight private acres and is ideally located just outside the town of Mariposa, very near Yosemite National Park. This central location makes for EASY access into the two most popular entrances to Yosemite, both just a short and scenic drive from the house. Convenient, clean and comfortable, The Vineyard House is a destination, not just another place to stay.
~~ THE LIVING, KITCHEN, AND DINING AREAS ~~
The living room here is long and spacious and includes a sofa, love seat and armchair as well as children’s furniture and more. This ensemble surrounds the stone fireplace and behind it is the Piano.
In the corner of the room you’ll find the entertainment center with a flatscreen TV, complete with satellite service & extensive channels to choose from. There's a DVD/VCR player, stereo system w/iPod port, puzzles, board games, a bookcase full of interesting books and novels as well as a varied selection of movies.
At the opposite end of this room is the front entry and casual seating at the counter where you’ll find the computer center and phone. Beyond this area is the big, open kitchen with all new appliances, gas stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, extensive cooking utensils and new tile counter tops. Across this room is the delightful dining area that comfortably seats up to six, the open floor plan here allows for comfortable, uncrowded companionship and the views from this room are amazing.
Vineyard View is one of the very few that is obligingly set up for the kids. We make a real effort here to cater to families traveling with children and offer the use many baby/child items. The fenced yard, playground & swing are an uncommon find in a vacation rental home.
~~ THE BEDROOMS AND BATHS ~~
The large, Master bedroom is located in the back of the house and has an Eastern King bed, Flat Screen TV with SEPARATE SATELLITE RECEIVER, a vanity/sink, private sitting area and large windows overlooking the magnificent views of the grounds and beyond.
The second bedroom is also at the back of the house, opposite the Master bedroom and has a King bed, reading area and large windows with beautiful views. These two rooms share the big, luxurious hall bath that is all new, complete with a claw foot tub below a picture window, a corner shower and mosaic tile floor. Conveniently, this bathroom sits between the bedrooms (so no shared wall between them) and is accessible from the hallway so no traipsing though someone’s bedroom to get there.
In addition, there is a Queen-size Wall Bed in the living room (standard Sealy mattress, very comfortable); guests staying here have a door between this room and the hallway that offers total privacy from the other two bedrooms when closed. There is also a quaintly done bedroom in the large utility room where guests using the Wall-Bed can enjoy a private place for their personal belongings as well as their own full bath and a single bed for quiet afternoon naps.
~~ AND the OUTSIDE… ~~
You’ll find yourself in a magical place that will take your breath away. The area surrounding the home is flat, open and dotted with giant Oaks, Cedars and Pines, and the View, …well,… it’s incredible. Just 30 feet from the back of the house are a bench and garden swing to sit in while you enjoy the vast panorama of the valley, vineyard and beyond.
Right out the back door is the small, fenced yard, to one side is the children’s playground and to the other is the redwood table, great for outdoor dining. The firepit (seasonal) is next to this table.
Pass through the garden gate on out to the open area, this is where you’ll find the tree-swing, the spa as well as yet another table and chair combination. Full-size, well-kept and in one of the most incredible locations you’ll ever find, this hot tub is an amazing treat, the night sky is completely unobstructed and the stars from here are insane. Distant city lights twinkle and the quiet is remarkable, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven and will never want to get out. ;-)
~~ LOCATION, DISTANCES TO TOWN & MAJOR ATTRACTIONS ~~
Why stay in Mariposa as opposed to 'IN' the park?? Check the LOCATION 'in Yosemite'! Fish Camp and Wawona require nearly the same travel time to Yosemite Valley as does Mariposa but Hwy 140 from Mariposa allows for faster travel year-round (it's 25-35 mph. 'inside' Yosemite, not so on Hwy 140), and FAR safer travel in the winter months (this Hwy being the ONLY 'All-Weather' highway, remaining open during all four seasons). PRIVACY is another reason, 'in Yosemite' also tends to mean 'in a development', check on NEIGHBOR PROXIMITY, expected NOISE levels and PARKING access, our Mariposa places are all PRIVATE, secluded, QUIET and have plenty of convenient parking. ACCESS TO TOWN, make sure you won't be wanting the convenience of being five to ten minutes from all that our quaint, historic town has to offer if you do decide to stay 'inside Yosemite', and be prepared to plan accordingly... access to town from Vineyard View is a snap! And finally, COST... We simply offer more, for less ;-).
**4 hours from Los Angeles
**2.5 hours from the Greater SF Bay Area/San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento and San Jose International Airports.
** 1 hour from Fresno International Airport
**35 minutes from Yosemite National Park (via Hwy 140, and the drive is magnificent)
**50 minutes to YOSEMITE VALLEY via the ARCH ROCK ENTRANCE, Hwy, 140
**1.25 hours to Badger Pass Ski Resort
**55 minutes from YOSEMITE'S south (Hwy 41) entrance, (GLACIER POINT, Wawona, GIANT SEQUOIAS etc.)
**10 minutes to town (Mariposa), 25 min. to Oakhurst, 35 min to Bass Lake
Just 8 miles from the town of Mariposa, Vineyard View is conveniently (and quietly!) located just five minutes off Highway 140, the beautiful “all weather highway” to Yosemite which winds through the scenic Merced River Canyon. While staying here you’re able to avoid both the crowds, and the traffic and yet Yosemite National Park is just 29 miles away. Located at 2900 ft in elevation, it's sure to get an occasional, yet manageable amount of snow without causing difficult access or travel.
The Merced River Recreation Area at Briceburg is just 11 miles away and has small, sandy beaches just perfect for picnics, wading, and summertime swimming. The river is also great for fishing, hiking,and for the even more adventurous, white-water rafting and kayaking.
You can easily enjoy Yosemite's south entrance from here too which is up Hwy. 41, outside of Oakhurst. Traveling that direction you’ll see things such as the world famous Mariposa Grove’s Giant Sequoias, Goat Meadow Winter Sports Area where you can let the kids play and sled in the snow, beautiful Bass Lake with it's water sports, beaches and restaurants and the historic Sugar Pine Railroad adventure, just to name a few.
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