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Rustic luxury hideaway on 40 private acres - renovated and listed Nov 2017

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


About the property

Secluded 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath - with easy access to the main roads and Yosemite

The Log House Retreat is charming with a century old history based on its original log Great Room. While fully maintaining the charm of its history, the Log House has been brought into current times with all the modern conveniences.

Log House Retreat is the new sister property of 2 Bedroom Valerian Retreat - winner of over 80 five star reviews (vrbo # 462086) and 3 Bedroom Cottage retreat - winner of over 40 Five Star Reviews (vrbo # 754978). Rent one alone or, as others have discovered, rent some combination of these cabins located near each other for a perfect family reunion or get together of friends.

In the cabin you’ll find all the amenities you will need in this newly renovated (September 2017) 2 bedroom cozy cabin with 2 baths. When you walk into the Log House, you won't find the musty stuffiness, typical of many vacation rentals. It is fresh and clean with a pleasing blend of new vintage and contemporary furnishings. The modern kitchen has all new solid stone surface counters and is decorated to look and feel like an old style farm house. The cabin decor is professionally done to feel comfy with great function. There are 3 flat screen TV's, free Wi-Fi and some cell services that work well (Verizon has been two or more bars). The cabin can sleep 6 comfortably with central air conditioning and heating. The outside area is large and level, making it a great place for kids to play, ride bikes and explore nearby.

The living room, dining area and kitchen are all open, allowing you to enjoy watching your favorite movies or shows and to stay warm with the original stone hearth fireplace in those cooler months. We also have central air-conditioning and heat for your comfort any time of the year and an all new interior laundry area. Natural materials were used to accent the home’s history lending to its warmth and the charm of times gone by. Look and you’ll see features in the home that are nearly 100 years old.

Set on 40 acres, the property will invite you to take leisurely hikes and enjoy the forested and scenic views. You can see the Sierras from locations on the property. Peace and quiet are the best things you’ll notice when you stay at the Log House Retreat. It is set back just off the main route 49, near the historic town of Mariposa and is half way between two entrances to Yosemite Park. You’ll want to sample both easy but different drives into Yosemite - either via the west entrance with HWY 140 along the valley floor beside the Merced River or via the south entrance with HWY 41 through the Sierra mountains.

This location is a great place to retreat to after a busy day with the crowds of summer in Yosemite. The cabin is also a great hideaway in the fall, winter and spring. As the temperature drops, the property, with its special setting, may welcome you with a beautiful snowscape.

Come and visit! You won’t want to leave.

The Log House Retreat is a great starting location for day trips to many points of interest:

1. To Yosemite west entrance –

Go north on route 49 to reach the arch rock highway 140 entrance that takes you through the historic town of Mariposa and along the valley floor of the scenic Merced River canyon. It is a beautiful drive which will take you about 45 minutes to an hour to reach the park. There are many places along the road to stop and enjoy the wild and scenic river. This area is known for spectacular wild flower viewing.

2. To Yosemite south entrance –

Go south on route 49 to reach Oakhurst - a larger town with many services, dining and shopping options. In Oakhurst, you will turn left onto highway 41 east to wind your way up the mountain into Yosemite Park through the quaint little villages of Fish Camp and Wawona – both places of many interests. Near Wawona is the must see Mariposa Grove of giant redwoods. As you drive further toward Yosemite just after the tunnel, be sure to pull off to see the spectacular view of the Yosemite valley from above.

3. Bass lake is located fifteen minutes from Oakhurst. It is a hopping place during warm weather for water sports and just catching some sun and a picnic for the day. Bass lake offers water sports rentals, shops, casual as well as fine dining options. 'Ducey's on the Lake' is a favorite restaurant.

4. There are 3 local golf courses just minutes away: Sierra Meadows, River Creek and Wawona; the latter is just inside Yosemite.

5. During the winter months you can travel to Badger Pass to enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

6. Many of the communities have many other activities throughout the year! On local websites you can find events like festivals, the arts and wineries to explore. Mariposa has a zip line and river rafting in the summer, as well as horseback riding on forested trails.

7. Mariposa has its own airport just 10 minutes from town and 20 minutes from the cabin. Car rentals are available at the airport with advance reservations.

8. Fresno international Airport is about 1 hour and 15 minute drive to the cabin.

Log House Retreat is owned by Cottage Retreats LLC.

More Details

Property Manager
Ted B
Member since: 2018
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Ted B

I was brought up on the east coast with four seasons. Later moving to California to work as a physician, I had the good fortune to travel to Mariposa and Yosemite during the winter season to find a truly unique splendor. I decided that this was the ideal place to go for rest and to get back in touch with nature.

Ted B purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Ted B chose Mariposa

This property is unique as it sits so quietly and privately surrounded by 40 acres of forest and fields at 3200 feet. Yet easily accessible from Route 49 only a mile away.

What makes this cabin unique

Bring a book and get ready to enjoy the peace and rustic beauty of your surroundings. Ready to take a walk? No need to go looking elsewhere, when you are ready to explore nature. You'll find carved paths traversing the property's 40 acres.

This home will take you back a century with the original log house design elements and redone materials, while maintaining up-to-date conveniences.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Mariposa in Mariposa County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • There is a standard initial supply of kindling & logs to supply your fireplace & firepit for your stay. You can can order more wood delivered for $45.
  • If you should bring your pet(s), he or she is welcome, but please keep pets off furniture & beds. Our other guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Baths are privately connected to each bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
Horse shoe game pit Fire pit outside


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Rustic luxury hideaway on 40 private acres - renovated and listed Nov 2017
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Beautiful cabin and property

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at the cabin for 6 days. We had a great time. The cabin and property is beautiful. The cabin is well appointed, great communication from the owner and on site manager.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Doesn't get any better than this!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is PERFECT! If you're looking for a rustic yet sophisticated and cozy home base for your Yosemite adventures, look no further. Besides being immaculately clean, this log cabin has been stylishly renovated, with high-end trimmings and fixtures throughout. It was a wonderful place to relax after a long day exploring the park -- we so enjoyed sinking into the comfy couches and relaxing with a Netflix movie in front of a roaring fire each night. The beds are amazingly comfortable and on the softer side - like sleeping in a cloud! In the mornings, we loved sipping our coffee in the spacious kitchen while gazing out at the lovely views in all directions. The cabin is situated on a large parcel of land so while there are neighbors in the area, you won't see or hear them. Pure serenity and total silence, except for the wind rustling through the trees! The owner has thought of absolutely *everything* to make your stay perfect, from the plushest towels you've EVER used to chamomile tea bags and microwave popcorn in the cabinets. Being in the cabin reminds me of "hygge," the Danish concept of coziness and enjoyment of life's simple pleasures. We just felt so content there. And Ted and Raghyn were always available whenever we had a question - we truly appreciated their kindness and helpfulness. Thanks for everything, Ted and Raghyn! My family and I can't wait to come back, maybe this summer!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Rivercreek Golf Course
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 49
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Sportsman Cafe
Nearest Ski
52 Miles
Badger Pass
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £175.98
Pet Fee £31.68 + Tax
Cleaning fee £70.39 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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