Stay in a Park Ranger’s house! If you are looking for peace and quiet in a comfortable and spacious one-level home with a lot of natural light, brilliant starry night skies, and an abundance of wildlife in the Sierra foothills, then Black Oak Hill is the place for you. The house is at the top of a gated 12-acre (5-ha) property at 3100 feet (945 meters) with views of mountains, Black Oak and pine forests, and a big sky. It's only 31 miles (50 km) from the west (Arch Rock) entrance to Yosemite National Park and 6 miles (9 km) from the historic and scenic gold mining town of Mariposa. This home was remodeled by the owners while working as park rangers in Yosemite. With two decks, there is plenty of outdoor space to enjoy the tranquil setting and varied wildlife. The owners are happy to share their house as you explore Yosemite and Mariposa County!
- House1600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 4 nights
2bd/2ba - 1600 sq ft - sleeps 6 - 31 miles to Yosemite
Charlie and Margaret Repath
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 15, 2018
About Charlie and Margaret Repath
We are native San Franciscans who have lived in many beautiful places across the country while working for the National Park Service, such as Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Rocky Mountains.
Charlie and Margaret Repath purchased this House in 2009
Why Charlie and Margaret Repath chose Mariposa
While working in Yosemite, we decided to buy property closer to Mariposa and make it our own. We love the mountains and the variety of activities the local community offers. Since 2015, we have successfully rented the house as a vacation home.While working in Yosemite, we decided to buy property closer to Mariposa and make it our own. We love the mountains and the variety of activities the local community offers. Since 2015, we successfully rented this house as a vacation home. In 2018, we incorporated a homestay operation when we live in the house and guests stay in our two extra bedrooms. Occasionally, we rent the entire house as a vacation rental.
What makes this House unique
The property is very private. We love working on the 12-acres to manage the natural landscape. Our favorite feature is the clear starry night sky, which is rare to see in California.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely vacation home
We spent a weekend at black oak hill and liked it a lot. There is a lot of greenery. The house is spacious, very clean and relatively new. Beds were very comfortable. Hosts were very friendly. Lots of spices to help us cooking. Would come back in near future.
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. It may seem that cooking spices are a small thing, but we want to make sure our guests have this amenity to cook meals with their family and friends.
Great space in a great setting!
We enjoyed our stay at Black Oak Hill. The house was nicely finished, comfortable, with a nice personal touch. Only an hour from Yosemite's entrance it was perfect for a few day trips in to experience the park. The owners left many tips to enjoy their space and the park itself which enhanced our stay. We would definitely stay again next time we visit the area. Thanks for everything Charlie and Margaret. We look forward to checking out the new cabin next time we're in town.
Thank you for noticing. The personal touches are intentional to make our place feel more like home for our guests. And our tips are to help guests enjoy their stay hassle free. We look forward to your return.
Thank you for sharing this piece of paradise with us! We loved the house, the location, the views, and the peace and quiet! The house was well stocked and the beds very comfortable. We did not want to leave!
It is paradise and we enjoy sharing it. The peace and quiet is one of the highlights for our guests. We look forward to your next stay.
Quiet - Great Location!
We stayed at this home 9/26/17 thru 9/30/17. We loved it! It was in a great location. The house was well equipped with everything you need and super clean. Margaret was awesome to work with. She got back to me right away with the questions I had. She is a wealth of information when it comes to Yosemite National Park and Mariposa. The drive to Yosemite was about 45 - 55 minutes from the house. We didn't mind the drive at all. We plan to visit Yosemite again and we would definitely stay at this property.
It was a pleasure working with you to make sure you got the most out of your trip. We are happy to share our knowledge with guests and cater the information to their interests. Thank you for taking good care of our home during your stay. Your thoughtfulness makes it possible for future guests to enjoy the property, as you did. We look forward to hosting you, again.
I stayed with 2 of my daughters (23 and 25), a niece (21), and a nephew(24). We drove in and out of Yosemite every day. Highway 140 is my favorite entrance into the park and the drive was quick. I grew up camping in Yosemite and we have camped with our children there many times, as well. It was such a pleasant experience to come home to a shower and bed every night! I still love "roughing it", but this was great. The house was CLEAN, QUIET, and COMFORTABLE! I felt bad at how little we used the wonderful family room. Such a great selection of games! I'm hoping we will be able to stay again sometime with our younger children. I know they would love it! It was a great mini-vacation! Thank you!
We are pleased our home was a great addition to your Yosemite trip and a comfortable place to rest. Our cleaning service will be proud that you noticed their dedication to making your stay a perfect experience. Your family is welcome to stay on your next adventure to the Mariposa area.
Beautiful home with gorgeous views! House was wonderfully equipped and was absolutely immaculate. The night sky was amazing and the tranquility of this spot extends the Yosemite experience. Even the drive to Yosemite is scenic and Margaret was fabulous to work with! We loved the town of Mariposa and especially enjoyed the courtyard dining with server Rosie at fabulous Mexican restaurant Castillos! Carrol at the tourist office in Mariposa has maps and great tips so you can plan ahead. We highly recommend this home!
We are pleased you enjoyed the comfort of our property and meeting locals in town. We strive to work with our guests to make sure they get the most of their visit to the Yosemite area. We passed along this review to Rosie and Carrol. May you have stories to tell for years to come.
Additional information about rental rates
- Guests under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or spouse over 18 years old - Anyone over 1 year old is a paying guest - Mariposa County Transient Occupancy Certificate 2015011