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Trabucco Gardens *Yosemite Gold Country Stargazing Retreat*

80 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cabin in Mariposa - Trabucco Gardens

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Conveniently located off Highway 49 in California's Gold Country, on a historic parcel known as Trabucco Gardens.

During the Gold Rush days, Trabucco Gardens was a parcel of land cultivated as a vegetable garden, while Forty-Niners discovered gold in the area. The historic rock walls on property mark the perimeter where the garden once grew.

The joy of discovery continues here today. Now you can discover the vast riches our universe has to offer. Trabucco Gardens, located on 17 private acres, provides you with a grand opportunity to stargaze in privacy using high-end, easy-to-use instruments. The robotic GO-TO telescopes are provided during your stay, and are included in the rental cost. This open, rural stretch of Highway 49, which is considered 'above the fog and below the snow', provides you with many clear night opportunities, even in winter.

The Trabucco Gardens House, newly constructed in 2007, is well appointed and available year round. Mariposa, the county seat, which is 10 miles south, has many essential services, along with many wonderful dining, shopping, and historic sight-seeing experiences. Yosemite National Park's West entrance is located about 45 minutes away up Highway 140 from Mariposa.

We provide housekeeping service (not daily maid service), before and after your stay. Courtesy towels, coffee, tea, cocoa, popcorn, and guest soap are provided to welcome you on the day you arrive. Personal key code access provides you with convenience and security. Along with a fold-away sofa bed in the living room, a queen-sized inflatable Aero-Bed is provided for extra sleeping accommodations.

Because of the rural nature of the area, there is abundant opportunity for wildlife sightings, such as deer, wild turkey, coyote, bobcat, birds of prey, and perhaps an occasional bear. Seasonal creeks at the North and South ends of the property flow during winter and spring. Make sure to leave some time in your schedule during your stay for stargazing too.

Using the telescopes, beautiful views of the Orion Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy, Hercules Cluster, and many other deep sky objects are yours to behold. The telescopes offer a TOUR mode, which takes you to the best and brightest objects in the sky during your stay. Stargazing doesn't get any easier than this.

What on EARTH are you waiting for? Go mining in the INFINITE FRONTIER above! An inspiring adventure of discovery for the young and the young-at-heart is here at Trabucco Gardens.

NOTE: Please include a phone number with your inquiry in case our E-mail reply fails to reach you due to technical reasons. WE ALWAYS REPLY WITHIN A FEW HOURS.

Keywords: Cabin Home, Cottage, Yosemite Stargazing

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered

Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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based on 80 holidaymaker reviews

Trabucco Gardens *Yosemite Gold Country Stargazing Retreat*
average rating of 4.925 based on 80 reviews

A wonderful place to stay, the cabin has everything needed for a welcoming stay.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in the cabin, everything has been well prepared to ensure a nice stay. We really liked the way all instructions are well unscripted on very equipment for a good use. We are surprised by everything we found in the cabin, some in the finest details. You won't regret your stay. As for us we are already planing our next stay in this lovely place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved it. It very easy for us to feel right at home. We didnt have to contact the owner for anything everything was given prior to our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Amazing stay as part of our honeymoon trip!

  • 5 of 5

Spent two nights at Trabucco Gardens as part of our week long honeymoon trip in the San Francisco area. It was absolutely perfect! Very nice and clean and felt like home. Loved that it was quiet and a quick drive to Yosemite. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Joplin, MO

Great place outside Yosemite

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this cabin! The cabin is well kept and very clean. There are many great features including the observatory and telescopes available for use. We enjoyed the quiet setting and amazing night time skies. We also appreciated the fully stocked kitchen and laundry available in the cabin. Great memories were made as a family during our stay in Mariposa!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Poughkeepsie, New York


  • 5 of 5

What a great place! Everything was clean, working properly and so comfortable. Mike was great with his email and attachments giving any all instructions needed to work the telescopes/observatory. We had two crystal clear nights and were able to see many sights including Jupiter! All in all, great home, great host and we would highly recommend it to anyone. THANKS!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, peaceful stay

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed for two nights, and had a wonderful experience. The cabin is charming and comfortable, beautiful inside and out. Several of us commented on how clean it was. It sits far enough from the highway that the traffic noise-such as it was-was muted. I enjoyed sitting on the porch with my coffee, enjoying the view of the cows and hills across the road. We heard owls, coyote, and turkey during our stay. It does take a bit to get to Yosemite (about 2 hours to the Valley floor or Glacier Point), but it's a very scenic drive. Be warned, if you're coming from Groveland, Highway 49 to the cabin is extremely windy, with steep drop-offs on one side. We drove it in the dark and it was a little hairy. Much easier coming from Mariposa.

I highly recommend Trabucco Gardens if you want an isolated retreat. We enjoyed the stars without trying out the observatory or telescopes; after hiking much of the day, we just didn't have the gumption to follow all the directions to work them!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Fresno Yosemite International
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Mariposa, Yosemite

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall Rate
1 Oct 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter Rate
28 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring Rate
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer Rate
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £21 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

• $99 WINTER RATES VALID DURING WINTER MONTHS - Includes holidays within those dates
• PET POLICY: A $25.00 Pet Cleaning Fee Applies / Maximum Pet Weight 40 Pounds

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Mariposa in Gold Country / High Sierra

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Half bathroom upstairs in master bedroom
  • 1.5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Cot , 1 Bunk Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa Bed, inflatable mattress bed, and (1) twin roll away
  • Queen size beds (1), baby cribs (1), sleep sofa or futons (1) located in living room, bunk beds (1) in kids room, queen inflatable mattress bed and (1) twin roll away bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Tripod-mounted robotic GO-TO telescopes provided for your stargazing pleasure. Includes eyepieces, accessories and written instructions.

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