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Off the Beaten Path, Pet friendly, Views, Waterfalls

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

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Waterfall cabin is a romantic cedar shake cabin with lodge decor, leather sleeper sofa, Franklin wood stove, and open beamed ceilings. Large picture windows on the south and east sides provide natural light and views that distinguish it from other mountain cabins.

The Waterfall cabin is in a private location on 1 1/2 acres surrounded by woodland and not within a mountain community or resort development. It is within the Giant Sequoia National Monument at 3800 feet elevation and only an eight mile drive from Giant Sequoia Groves in Balch Park and Mountain Home State Forest.

There are breathtaking view of the mountains to the east and an expansive view of the valley (sometimes to the Coast Ranges) to the west. It has a spacious 'tree house' deck with gas barbecue for outdoor relaxation. Luxury towels, Egyptian cotton linens, Turkish bath robes, and down comforters are provided for a special romantic experience. The cabin is now equipped with high speed internet and Wifi!

A stunning series of waterfalls and pools carved out of solid granite bedrock are on the property just behind the cabin on Bear Creek for swimming or relaxing by. It is a perfect 'out there' couple's retreat for those who want to lose the touristy scene and find some serenity. The cabin is situated above the level of the waterfalls and access is by a short but steep switchback trail down to Bear Creek. General terrain and trail down to creek may be difficult for some children and adults. Ask owner.

A comprehensive hiking and recreation binder is provided at the house with maps and descriptions of local hikes, Big Trees, swimming and fishing holes, waterfalls, and scenic drives and horseback rides to help you plan your time.

Dog owners can take their dogs on the leash onto the Giant Sequoia National Monument trails in this area as opposed to the National Park where dogs are not allowed on trails.

The cabin is surrounded by pines, oaks, and manzanitas and serenaded by the sound of the waterfall. The site was a long-time camp for local Native Americans. Artifacts have been discovered here and mortar stones for grinding acorns surround the cabin. Naturalists and Bird watchers have wildlife viewing galore in our untouched part of the Sierra. Roadsides, pastures and woodlands come alive in the Spring with native wildflowers and blossoming Redbuds and Dogwoods.

Take the scenic drive up Yokohl Valley road to the nearby towns of Exeter or Visalia and enjoy antiquing and art hunting in their historic downtowns. We are nearby the quaint untouched village of Springville with lovely gift shops and diverse eateries from down-home to upscale.

Come to the Springville area for our Springville Sierra PRCA Rodeo in late April or our popular Apple Festival craft and food fair in mid-October. Our spectacular wildflower season is March through May.

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Shelly McKnight
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Shelly McKnight

I, my husband Matt and son Sam live at Three Springs Ranch near Sequoia in the Sierra foothills. We have an ongoing experiment with sustainable farming and hike, camp and travel when we can get away. We live here with our goat herd, chicken flock, 2 dogs, large veggie garden and 2 orchards.

Shelly McKnight purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Shelly McKnight chose Sequoia, Kings Canyon

We loved this beautiful area of the Sequoia/ Sierra that is closest to the LA area but largely undiscovered by tourists. After we committed to the 'simple life' and moved from LA, we thought it would be great to use our skills from building sets in the film industry to recreate some neglected cabins that had great locations and lots of potential so that others might be able to enjoy this rich area comfortably.

The Waterfall Cabin was a neglected 70's cabin with purple shag carpet and beaded curtains that had been taken over by mice. We spent a year giving it a complete interior redo and a new deck. We love it's western character and treehouse feel and the waterfalls are truly special and amazing.

The cabin sits just behind trees off a quiet road and is a short drive to the Giant Sequoia groves and the charming town of Springville.

What makes this cabin unique

The private waterfalls and creek are a short downhill trail from the cabin which sits on a wooded bluff above. The sound is so soothing and the views make you feel like you're the only person on the mountain.


Springville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) New pillow top mattress., Baby Cribs (1) Please request portable crib prior to your arrival., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen leather sleeper sofa in living room. Foam topper provided for extra comfort.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Creek/Waterfall Access, Firewood, Gas Furnace, Ceiling Fan, Games, DVD Collection, Book Collection, Coffee Grinder, French Press, Coffee Maker, Luxury Linens provided, Bath Robes, Dial-up internet, hair dryer, down comforters, local hiking and recreation guide, DVD library, books and games


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Off the Beaten Path, Pet friendly, Views, Waterfalls
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews

Comfortable and well-stocked cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is stocked with everything you could need for a relaxing mountain stay. It's the perfect size for a couple and has plenty of equipment for small children (pack and play, high chair, toys, etc). The bedding is comfortable and the kitchen is lovely to cook in. There is plenty of firewood and every detail of the cabin is setup to be efficient and easy. We loved all the lush green grass and trees! The living room has fantastic views of the valley and we could see snow covered trees (farther up the mountain) from the bedroom. We stayed at this cabin over the Christmas holiday and the owner had a darling tree setup for us upon arrival. This property seems to be just below the snow line but we were very lucky and had a storm drop low enough to give us a White Christmas! We would definitely return to this unit and recommend it to anyone looking to relax in a beautiful setting.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntington Beach, Ca

waterfall cabin - revising my rating

  • 5 of 5

I wrote a previous review in which I noted that the 4 stars (vs. 5) was solely the result of barking dogs. I must now add that, subsequently, I was contacted by the owner. She not only tracked down the source of the problem, she also refunded one night's rental for the inconvenience. It was clear that this incident was an aberration, not the norm, for the property. This is truly an owner who cares about the experience of her renters.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntington Beach, Ca

Waterfall Cabin

  • 4 of 5

This is a little gem of a cabin nestled in the woods where you can hear the falls virtually anytime day or night. We loved the Balch Park, the Hidden Falls and Upper Grouse -- all great for day hikes. The owners have left a most thoughtful binder with activities of all sorts to enjoy. The only reason we gave the property 4 stars, vs. 5, is because we heard a number of dogs barking, at all hours, on the property just down the road from us.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sandi. We are sorry about the neighbor incident. It seems they were out of town and left their dogs outside for a neighbor to look in on daily. We have not had reports of this in the past. We hosts find it painful when we cannot control everything that might affect a guest's experience. Of course, we want everything to be perfect :-).
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Honeymoon Dream

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful hidden gem! We spent hald our honeymoon here and couldnt have asked for a more serene place. Be prepared for a long drive to Sequoia Park , but Blach park is right up the road and worth the day trip too. The falls behind the cabin are amazing and you feel like you are in your own little world not burdened by outside worries. The wildlife at night is cool too, we saw racoons and a bobcat! Not to mention the roaming cows that love to stare. If you are looking for a mountain getaway, but close enough to town, this is the spot for you! Thank you for such a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An enchanting getaway

  • 5 of 5

Waterfall Cabin is a magical and idyllic place. Sitting on the deck listening to the waterfall and enjoying the marvelous views, we completely relaxed. The cabin was very clean and comfortable and the nearby hiking was amazing, and amazingly uncrowded. We appreciated the owners having taken the time to describe the cabin and the surrounding Sequoia National Forest accurately and in detail. We also appreciated their efforts to ensure guests enjoy their stay, with loads of information and alternatives depending on weather and guests' interests. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cabin for Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at your adorable cabin. It was the perfect size and location for a little getaway for my husband and I. We loved sitting out on the deck and hearing the waterfall down below. The mossy rocks and oak trees all around are so peaceful and beautiful. We also loved sitting out on the rocks by the waterfall and just watching the water flow by. We drove up to Nelson Camp and hiked out in the snow to some Sequoias. We really wished we could have stayed a few days more. We definitely want to go back again. Thank you very much for sharing this little bit of heaven with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Meadows Field Airport, Bakersfield
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Springville, CA
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
River Island Country Club
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Amtrak Hanford, CA
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
CA Hwy 190
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Ponderosa, CA
Car: necessary

Drive just a few miles up the mountain and hike or ski to ancient Giant Sequoia groves and idyllic mountain lakes, then have a massage at our local wellness spa, Rent horses from our local Pack Stations, Our mountain region is a mecca for rock climbers, snow mobilers, back country horseman, and hang gliders, There are many opportunities for fishing on Success Lake, the roaring Tule River and beautiful mountain lakes, Water sport enthusiasts will enjoy local Lake Success for jet skiing, boating and water skiing, Our area also has Eagle Mountain Casino for gaming, and River Island Country Club for golfing


Rates & Availability

Springville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2016
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

4 Guests maximum (2 adults, 2 children)
2 pets maximum

4 night minimum Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year
3 night minimum holiday weekends, May and October

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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