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Mariposa Ridge Retreat / Heavenly Hideaway

Mariposa, CA, USA
  • Chateau / Country House1425 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum StayNone

Mountain Views 3 bed 2 bath (sleeps max. 8 people)

Mariposa Ridge Retreat is a ten-acre hilltop home with panoramic views of the seasonal snow capped peaks in Yosemite and the quaint village below. Located just 1.5 miles outside of the historic Gold mining County seat of Mariposa, the 'Mother of California's Counties.' We are 38 miles from Yosemite National Park, and just ten minutes from the Merced River which winds along Highway 140 for 23 miles into the Park. One of the most scenic drives on the planet. Don't miss the river drive into YOSEMITE!

The home was built in 2005 and features a King Suite, a Queen bedroom and two full-size double beds in the third bedroom. There are extra twin futons & bedding for a small upcharge. There are two full baths. The master has a larger soaking tub. There is a 500 square foot deck with six foot circular HOT SPRINGS Spa overlooking the Mariposa Valley along with picnic table, umbrella and a charcoal barbecue. The water comes from a deep mountain well fed by year-round Sierra snowpack. Roam the ten hilltop acres along with deer and wild Sierra birds.

Bring your clothes and food (linens and towels are provided) and come home to peaceful mountain air and escape the rat race below. (Mariposa is the ONLY California County without a single Traffic Light!). PLEASE NOTE: Check-in at 3pm day of arrival and Check-out at 11 am. Be sure to visit our website for complete info.

Driving directions, parking instruction, home access information are given after full payment and picture ID is received. Our property information can be found at vrbo #90993. Call our business contact phone at (805)438-4444.

Big holidays are 3 night minimums to accommodate our cleaning service.

Please note we collect an 11% sales tax on the rental nights only to cover this fee that we pay to the county of Mariposa separately. See our web site at Mariposa Ridge Retreat.

(We reserve the right to refuse a booking for any reason; we have patrol service for security)

Keywords: Hilltop Home


Steve & Susan Lach

Member Since 2006
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Nov 25, 2017
About Steve & Susan Lach

We built Mariposa Ridge Retreat as our vacation home and have had a wonderful 9 years meeting and greeting folks from all over the world...we spend a few days each month 'getting away from' our everyday work schedule...our main home is in Santa Margarita, Ca. a few miles north of San Luis Obispo.

Steve & Susan Lach purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2005

Why Steve & Susan Lach chose Mariposa

We fell in love with area...it is so beautiful and peaceful.

What makes this Chateau / Country House unique

Decompress from stress, rest, peacefulness, fresh air, serenity.


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


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1-2) Twin foldout floor futon & couch with extra linens


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • 2

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              The Sierra Mountains are visible from our deck.
            • Rural
              This is a ten acre rural mountain property.


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Covered Parking
                        • Fireplace
                          Electric plug-in...safe for children.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                          We have a cleanout and plugin and water for RV
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Kitchen
                            • Catering Available
                              Savourys can cater small receptions at our home...209 966 7677
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              iron & board, crock pot
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  dining table & wet bar with seats
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                      Small boom box.
                                    • Television
                                    • Toys
                                    • VCR
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Outdoor Grill

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub


                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • spelunking
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • WIFI is available for free at some of the local establishments in town. Verizon works well with cell phones. The higher tech phones can fetch emails. There is no on site computer at this time.

                                                                  42 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great property

                                                                  MARIE HELENE B.

                                                                  We most enjoyed staying at Mariposa Ridge Retreat. The house is very clean, spacious and cosy. We most recommend it to any family wanting to discover Yosemite National Park. Thank you !

                                                                  Had everything we needed

                                                                  Kimberly G.

                                                                  Clean and quiet. Nice view from the living room.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are happy that your stay was pleasant. Come visit again.

                                                                  Perfect for our 3 generation family time at Yosemite

                                                                  Mariposa Ridge Retreat was the perfect setting for our family. Very convenient to glorious Yosemite and wonderful to come back to at the end of the day. We loved the view, the deck and the hot tub. We grilled out and ate breakfast in and the kitchen met all our needs. The 13 and 9 yr. old explored the property and looked for wild animals. One family member did see a fox early one morning. House was very clean and master bath is amazing. We highly recommend this property. I should also mention it was very quiet. No trucks were heard!

                                                                  deck was nice with a nice view. hot tub was great.

                                                                  Tim W.

                                                                  home was neat and bedding comfortable, would stay again

                                                                  Heavenly, for sure!

                                                                  James M.

                                                                  Mariposa Ridge Retreat was wonderful. Quiet, clean, very nicely set up and the hot tub was my husband's favorite part! He was in it 3 times a day at least. We made day trips into Yosemite National Park everyday, so the location was perfect. An excellent retreat for sure.

                                                                  James & Rachel McComiskey

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope you had a chance to "UNPLUG" at the "Ridge Retreat". Come on back anytime and tell a friend or two!

                                                                  Steve & Susan Lach

                                                                  Beautiful views, homey property

                                                                  Karen R.Flint, Texas

                                                                  While the property is out in the country, it was easy to find and a close drive to Mariposa. We were impressed with the tourist information center and the staff's knowledge of Yosemite Park. The town of Mariposa is charming with a great grocery store with good steaks and seafood in the butcher shop. The house was comfortable and spacious. While it was only my husband and me this time, there were two additional bedrooms with 3 queen beds. 8 people would be very comfortable. We enjoyed cooking out on the deck. It was too cold to use the hot tub, but it was certainly inviting. Glad there was a big soaker tub in the master bath! A large picture window in the living room looked over the valley and up the snow capped mountains in the distance. Red tail hawks sailed the updrafts and a chipmunk played on the deck. We will definitely stay again when we are in the area.


                                                                  Mariposa, CA, USA

                                                                  There is a zip line at the edge of town and it has 7 runs and is an absolute blast for the entire family...209 742 3493...ask for Brian or Vicki and tell them Steve & Sue sent you...!!!

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  Rates are subject to change.

                                                                  Payment thru VRBO secure website or contact the owner direct @ 805 438 4444 if you wish to pay by check

                                                                  42 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.7/5
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                                                                  Property # 90993