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Yosemite Country Cottage Clean~ Private~ Quiet~ Spa

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 4-5, private~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.

More Details

Charles or Lisa
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Charles or Lisa

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 or Lisa purchased this house in 2006

Why Charles or Lisa chose Midpines

Great place to live while working in Yosemite NP.

What makes this house unique

The best dark skies for incredible star gazing!

Trip planning guide provided to help make the most out your vacation!

Private and secure location.


Midpines House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please wait for instructions on how to use the Hot Tub and it's cover first before using!
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Wheelchair Accessible from Master Bedroom
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books for Kids
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • 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.


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Yosemite Country Cottage Clean~ Private~ Quiet~ Spa
average rating of 4.9491525 based on 59 reviews

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - it was great to have you stay at the Cottage!
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Secluded, quiet hidden treasure.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, pristine home with everything you could ask for in amenities. Even ice chests you can use during your stay.

Located in a small community outside of Yosemite National Park, the owners gave wonderful tips to maximize our short visit to the park and we saw everything (and more) that we came to see.

Great communication with the owners. I highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Yosemite Country Cottage on our trip to Yosemite. The home was immaculate and very well provisioned. Charles and Lisa are very easy to deal with and Charles, being a ranger in Yosemite for many years, provided a wealth on information regarding things to do in the park. I would have rated the Cottage a 5 based on the house and the owners but the signage on the maim road leading up the driveway and the driveway itself could be improved

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kent, UK

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

I had wanted to visit Yosemite for many years and was not disappointed. It is absolutely breathtaking and staying in this cottage made the trip even more perfect.

It is spotlessly clean and very well fitted out with everything you need. It is an easy 40 minute drive to the park entrance (although this took longer on our first day as we kept stopping to take in the amazing views along the way). The town of Mariposa is also an easy drive and has a well stocked supermarket, along with shops and restaurants. It was a beautiful and peaceful spot to return to at the end of a long day exploring.

The owner has such enthusiasm and knowledge about the area, his advice on where to go and tips on avoiding the crowds were invaluable. It helped us to make the most of our all too short visit.

I would not hesitate in recommending this property and very much hope to get the opportunity of staying there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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gorgeous ,immaculate property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home just as the listing described. Host Charles met us at check in and gave great advice on navigating Yosemite. Cottage was full stocked with modern appliances and so clean! Close to town for shopping and great food less than a mile away the the Yosemite Bug. You do need to be prepared for a 45 -55 min ride to Yosemite National Park each day but the ride is so scenic it is worth it as is the quiet seclusion of the cottage.Since it sits on a hill star gazing is wondrous!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, spacious & helpful, knowledgeable owners

  • 5 of 5

“Peaceful, spacious and comes with helpful, knowledgeable owners”

The cottage itself is somewhere you'd be very happy to live - away from the road, lovely view of the hills from the hot tub :-) We appreciated the aircon after hot days of walking, and the super-nice accommodation, comfy beds and excellent bathrooms. Huge value-add from the friendy, knowledgeable and enthusiastic owners, who were happy to share great insider tips from park ranger experience. Around 40 minutes from the entrance to Yosemite - we were there over the 4th July weekend, so the park was somewhat busy, which meant leaving early in the morning to avoid huge queues, presumably not such a big issue out of season. Booked based on reviews and would happily chose this again based on experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Yosemite Fresno International Fresno,CA
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Yosemite Bug Cafe
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Merced, CA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
California State Hwy 140
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Yosemite Bug Cafe
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Badger Pass in Yosemite
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Wild & Scenic Merced River~Rafting/Tubing/Swimming
Car: recommended

Other Activities:

For excellent guided hikes in and around Yosemite go to:

For guided Flyfishing go to:


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Taxable Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.
Payment with Personal Check, Add 2.5% ~ 3.95% if paying total with Visa, MasterCard, or PayPal.
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.