45 Minutes to Yosemite Park Entry! 5.2 Miles to Mariposa
Yosemite Mountain Escapes offers three beautiful vacation homes that are the perfect vacation rental choices when visiting the Yosemite National Park area; Whispering Pines House, Live Oak Lodge and Oak Valley Retreat.
Please Note: To accommodate larger groups, Whispering Pines House and Live Oak Lodge can also be rented together as they are closely located within the same property.
Live Oak Lodge
Live Oak Lodge, our home # 2, sits on a beautiful 10 acre parcel surrounded by Ponderosa Pines and some amazing species of oak trees and is located within easy access to Yosemite National Park. If you are seeking quiet seclusion and serenity amid beautiful nature, then this home is the perfect choice.
This gorgeous 1800 sq. ft. country style custom mountain home can sleep up to 6 guests. Its is a unique vacation rental featuring a beautiful wood burning fireplace and lots of decorative items that will delight and surprise you.
The kitchen is fully equipped with all the necessary large appliances, ranging from a stove and full oven, refrigerator, a Bosch dishwasher, microwave and toaster oven, to small ones such as a crock pot, toaster, Ninja juicer, waffle maker, 12 cup coffee pot, dishes, pots and pans. In addition you will find handy items such as spices, foil, plastic wrap, cooking oil and much more. The pantry provides plenty of welcome storage space.
The Movie room features a huge 70" big screen HDTV with surround sound, satellite TV and a complimentary WiFi connection. The couch with two built in recliners plus two individual recliners easily seat up to five people. A beautiful 475 gallon fish tank full of African Cichlids, plus a 55 gallon tank with South American Cichlids provide a true sensation of relaxation.
This room is a large comfortable space where a Queen bed can be added, plus there are 2 single beds that can be customized into 2 bunk beds.
The master suite, the most private bedroom in the house, includes a vaulted ceiling with ceiling fan and Queen bed.
The master bathroom is the main bath in the house. It is conveniently accessible by two entry doors.
The laundry room contains a Samsung washer and dryer with complimentary laundry soap and dryer sheets. It is so convenient for those longer stays.
Live Oak Lodge is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains just below Yosemite National Park in a very quiet and private rural setting. It is the ideal location for enjoying the beauty of the outdoors.
About the Area
The quaint little town of Mariposa is a mere 10 minute drive from the Live Oak Lodge and a beautiful scenic 29.9 mile drive will bring you to Yosemite National Park’s West Gate.
There are an abundance of year-round outdoor activities available, both nearby and in the Park itself.
Choices include hiking, boating, water skiing, jet skiing, snow boarding, snow skiing, cross country skiing, ice skating, rock climbing, mountain biking, fly fishing and white water rafting and many more. Horseback riding is available in French Camp and in Yosemite National Park. There are also several nearby golf courses. Exciting zip lining is one of the new attractions in the area just outside the town of Mariposa, so check it out!
Our local mining and mineral historical museums are not to be missed. Nearby terrific area dining is also available, as is wine tasting throughout the year in multiple locations.
Each season throughout the year offers it’s own delights, events and festivities.
Springtime amazes visitors with beautiful spring blossoms along the river canyon and in Yosemite National Park when all the waterfalls in the Park are at peak flow and wildlife roam the meadows in Yosemite Valley.
Summer warms the mountain region making this season ideal for hiking, biking, golfing and exploring. Summertime entertainment includes 'Music on the Green' in nearby Mariposa every Friday and Saturday evenings from 7pm-10 pm, featuring live music of various types, including folk, bluegrass, rock, jazz, reggae, etc. A lovely park with a swimming area for the kids is situated along the nearby Merced River.
The fall months are beautiful and bring the breathtaking changing colors of foliage and trees in and around Yosemite.
Winter is the time to enjoy the ski resorts in Yosemite National Park and surrounding areas along with cross country skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling.
We offer exciting guided fishing trips within a 2-hour drive upon request. Depending on the time of year, salmon, striped bass, sturgeon and steelhead await your pleasure.
Be adventurous, have fun and enjoy your vacation!
Introducing the Owners
We are Chris and Cheryl Jennings, long time residents of Mariposa. This beautiful acreage has been in our family for many years.
Live Oak Lodge and the surrounding property provide the peace and serenity of the mountains. This home has a vast variety of plants and trees, many of which flower in season. If you sit outside and just listen or look you will hear the birds singing and you might see deer, fox, wild turkey, or other native animals.
The nearby town of Mariposa is fun to explore. It offers small town quaintness with its unique shops and local history. The surrounding areas, including beautiful Yosemite National Park, offer many adventures. We will be standing by to ensure that your stay at Live Oak Lodge or any one of our other homes provides you with the most enjoyable vacation experience!
You are invited to read the comments and reviews from our guests to see how they enjoyed their stays at Live Oak Lodge at VRBO Listing #723082. Also check out our additional Yosemite Mountain Escapes rental properties; Whispering Pines House at VRBO Listing #608909 and Oak Valley Retreat at VRBO Listing #755518 .