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Yosemite Country Cottage Clean~ Private~ Quiet~ Spa

Midpines, CA, USA
  • House1300 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 4-5, private, quiet, star gazing.

The Yosemite Country Cottage is a charming, custom built home, designed with the traveler in mind. It is conveniently located near Yosemite National Park along scenic Highway 140, approximately 9 miles east of the town of Mariposa. The Country Cottage was completed in Spring 2006.

The managing owners have lived and worked in the Yosemite area for 39+ years. Charles, a professional guide in Yosemite will be happy to provide you with a special 'Place's to Go' Trip Planning Guide to get the most out of your visit upon booking a reservation.

Beautifully decorated and exceptionally clean, the Country Cottage has three comfortable bedrooms that sleeps 4-5 all with country quilts, Berber carpeting and adjacent tiled bathrooms.

The large full amenity Kitchen is fully equipped for the gourmet cook and includes all the conveniences for the vacationing cook.

The highlight of the Living room is a large rock wall with a gas fireplace for cozy evenings. The Living room furnishings including an entertainment center with satellite TV, a surround sound home theater system, and front USB and A/V jacks for easy access. The fully furnished Dining room next to the Living room affords easy access to the Kitchen.

Outside amenities include a barbecue and private hot tub.There is also a covered porch with a picnic table for outside meals and enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding Sierra Nevada Foothills.

The Yosemite Country Cottage is just the place for families and friends looking for comfort, convenience and charm. The open floor plan is ideal for socializing and relaxing. Sitting atop a hillside on 13 acres, the Country Cottage offers privacy, quiet surroundings and fantastic views. Leave the crowds, traffic and noise behind. The Country Cottage is your ideal vacation home. Baby items (crib, highchair, etc..) are available on request.

The Country Cottage is conveniently located near Yosemite National Park and offers a variety of activities for all seasons. There is easy access to two nearby park entrances, Arch Rock Entrance Station (about 23 mi.) along the Wild and Scenic Merced River Canyon, or the South Entrance Station along Highway 41 on the way to the majestic Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

The Historic Gold Town of Mariposa (9 miles away) with the California State Mineral Exhibit and surrounding Gold Country with its quaint shops, restaurants, Wine Tasting from local Vineyards and History Museum are great to explore.



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About Charles

Lived and worked in Yosemite/Midpines area for 39+ years. Love to share my knowledge about Yosemite so you can make the most out of you time here!

Charles purchased this House in 2006

Why Charles chose Midpines

Great place to live while working in Yosemite NP.

What makes this House unique

The best dark skies for incredible star gazing! Our Trip planning guide provided to help make the most out your vacation! Private, quiet and secure location away from highway.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 1 baby crib, if needed
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • The Master bedroom features a California King size solid oak sleigh bed. The Master bathroom has a separate vanity area and is wheelchair accessible, equipped with assist bars and a tiled roll-in shower with a built-in tiled bench. The other 2 bedrooms are also tastefully decorated in a Cottage theme, each with Queen beds. The second full bathroom, located between these bedrooms has a tub/shower combo.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Wheelchair Accessible from Master Bedroom
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Master bath is a non- barrier wheelchair accessible shower, toilet and pedestal sink. Fully tiled with a tiled bench and adjustable hand held shower head.

      Location Type

        • Mountain
          Mountain views from the Cottage
        • Mountain View
          Very private, the Cottage faces east towards Sierra National Forest
        • River
          3.5 miles to the Merced River at Briceburg. Swimming, Floating, Rafting( in season), Hiking along old railroad grade of the Yosemite Valley RR.


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Spa


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Fireplace
                      Gas fireplace (no wood) in living room with thermostat controlled blower.
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      With thermostatically controlled blower.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      High efficiency central heat
                    • Internet
                      "Hot Spot" for internet access from you Verizon cell phone. No WiFi available.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      High efficiency central A/C
                    • Linens Provided
                      All bedding linens provided
                    • Living Room
                      2 couch's to sit on in Living room.
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      Plenty and easy
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Plenty of easy level parking up close to the Cottage.
                    • Telephone
                      Answering machine available, local calls only on house phone. Verizon is the best cellular provider. "Hot Spot" for internet access from you cell phone.
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      Full Bath towel sets, and plenty of Spa towels provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                      For emergencies only, ask owner before using.


                        • Ice Maker
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Grinder
                        • Coffee Maker
                          12 cup Drip style ; filters and coffee grinder provided.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Plenty of pots/pans, baking dishes, full cutlery set, and all the items for the gourmet cook.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Full China set and flatware service for 12. Infant and child cups, bowls, and spoons.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Soap packets provided.
                        • Freezer
                        • Blender
                        • Kitchen
                          Espresso Maker, French Coffee Press, Drip Coffee Maker, Coffee Grinder, Toaster, Blender.
                        • Microwave
                          Built-in above Stove
                        • Oven
                          Electric Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Hot water kettle, food processor, Tea brewing pot, exppresso maker, blender for smoothies.
                        • Refrigerator
                          18 cu.ft. with separate freezer.
                        • Stove
                          Electric Stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster
                          4 slot toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Large dining table to easily seat everyone and accommodate wheelchairs.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Games
                                  Yahtzee, Balderdash, puzzle, playing cards.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  34' color TV
                                • Toys
                                  Toys for young kids.


                                    • Binoculars
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Propane gas with electric start
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Patio
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      Enjoy your favorite beverage on the bench or a meal at circular picnic table. Front porch has 2 person rocker glider, 3 person bench with back, and round picnic table for 4-5 for morning coffee.


                                        • Low Allergen Environment
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          Full access / no barrier Master Bath / Bedroom with large California King bed. Large dining table for wheelchairs to roll up to.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Please wait for instructions from owner before using. Shower before using Hot Tub. Hot Tub is private, heated and outdoors
                                            • Outdoor Hot Tub


                                                • live theater
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • coin laundry
                                                • festivals
                                                • forests
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • churches
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • waterfalls
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • 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

                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • spelunking
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • whitewater rafting
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Appliances include drip coffee maker, toaster, coffee grinder, Tea kettle, blender, tea brewing pot. All paper products provided including paper towels, dining paper napkins, coffee filters, facial tissue, toilet paper.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  64 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Immaculate, comfortable, and peaceful.

                                                                  Gonzalo F.Escondido, CA

                                                                  It is made abundantly clear, as soon as you arrive, that Charles and Lisa take exceptional pride in their property. They go above and beyond to make the stay of their guests as comfortable as possible, too. The cottage is immaculate, it is comfortable, so many things are labeled, expectations are clear, and above all else, peaceful. Charles is professional, helpful to a fault, and prompt. We received the return of our security deposit much faster than expected. Great vacation.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for your review - it was great to have you stay at the Cottage!

                                                                  Wonderful cottage.

                                                                  Dale G.-

                                                                  A wonderful cottage close to Mariposa and Yosemite National Park. I'll be back!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for your review - it was great to have you stay at the Cottage!

                                                                  It was just as described:Clean, Private and Quiet!

                                                                  Bill L.

                                                                  My overall impression was wonderful. The owner greeted me at the front door and showed me around the home and property. He explained where everything was and answered all my questions. The property was clean and well equipped, especially the kitchen. The home was also tastefully furnished. This is a great home to come to and just show up with your food and clothing, the rest is there for you. Thank you!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for your review - it was great to have you stay at the Cottage!

                                                                  Home was very clean and comfortable

                                                                  Rebecca B.

                                                                  Highly recommended! All amenities of home and close to local eatery and Yosemite.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for your review - it was great to have you stay at the Cottage!

                                                                  Great place for a Yosemite visit

                                                                  This is a comfy, clean, well maintained place to stay while visiting Mariposa & Yosemite. The hosts have lived in the area for over 30 years & have a wealth of knowledge for places to see.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for your review - it was great to have you stay at the Cottage!

                                                                  Absolutely Perfect!

                                                                  Darcy & Marty S.

                                                                  Yosemite Country Cottage was perfect! The cottage was very clean, cozy, quiet and well maintained. It was in a great location. Out of town, but yet close to a fabulous restaurant and close to Yosemite National Park. The spa was wonderful. We would highly recommend Yosemite Country Cottage!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for your review - it was great to have you stay at the Cottage!


                                                                  Midpines, CA, USA

                                                                  Other activities and information: Yosemite National park info: www.nps.gov/yose Yosemite Concessions: www.travelyosemite.com For excellent guided hikes in and around Yosemite go to: http://yosemitenaturalist.com/ For guided Flyfishing go to: http://yosemiteflyfishing.net/

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Additional Guest Fee
                                                                  $25 - $60
                                                                  Damage Deposit
                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  Summer Rates apply during all Winter Holidays with a 2-4 night minimum. Rates based on 2 or 4 persons which includes counting infants and children. You can pay with personal Check or if paying total with Visa, MasterCard, or PayPal add 2.5% ~ 3.95% Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

                                                                  64 Reviews
                                                                  Exceptional 5/5
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                                                                  For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                                  Property # 173944ha