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LUXURY NATURE ESCAPE - Family Fun, Lasting Memories

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Your stay at Mariposa's Howling Wolf Lodge awaits. Recently built 2700 sq. ft. open-concept, spacious home with a mountain view on 25+acres. Has resort-like atmosphere with amenities that include a bocce ball court, small 9 hole putting green with creek-like pond, a badminton court, a Tuscan seating area with wine cave facade, and park-like lighting. A covered patio with fan and comfortable seating is great for meals, conversation, or evening board games. There is a fountain with colored lights for evening ambience. A swing bed is under the pergola for relaxation.

Lodge has high-end knotty pine interior with cathedral ceilings in the main living space and master bedroom as well as beautiful slate floors, and granite counter tops throughout. The gourmet kitchen has a large granite island great for entertaining.

Excellent for romantic getaway or group retreat. Enjoy friends and family in the comfortable family room. Play electronic darts, air hockey, or mini-foosball while watching sports in the game room. End your day with gorgeous sunsets, then BBQ on the beautiful covered patio. Enjoy the comfortable seating, play bocce ball, badminton, Frisbee, or have a putting contest.

Conveniently located between Mariposa and Oakhurst off Hwy 49. Enjoy a scenic drive through historic Mariposa. Grab and bite, walk around, and shop. Then continue along Hwy 140 to the Yosemite Valley entrance or take a gorgeous drive through the lush forest of the Hwy 41 entrance.

Our amenities include:

* 1 master suite w/ pillow top King bed and Queen beds

* 2 bedrooms w/ pillow top Queen beds

* Living room has wood stove and nice leather furniture

* Large dining table great for eating, conversing, or playing games.

* Air conditioning with state-of-the-art thermostat

* Comfortable padded chairs on the patio for relaxing.

* All bedrooms have a mountain view

* Game room with full-size bar, has an electronic dart game, air hockey, foosball coffee table, and mini-fridge.

* Wireless internet

* Satellite cable tv

* Gourmet Kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances, large granite island, 6 burner gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, double oven, toaster, large crock pot, mini-donut maker, and coffee maker.

* 3 bathrooms (3 showers, 2 tubs), all with granite counter tops

* Jacuzzi bathtub in Master bath

* Indoor laundry room with new extra large washer and dryer with laundry detergent and fabric softener provided

* 55' Sony flat screen tv with streaming Netflix

* 39" flat screen tv in game room

* Wii game system with over 100 games

* Mini stereo system

* DVD player

*Great selection of Board games and toys for family fun

*Gas BBQ with propane provided

* Linens provided

* PortaCrib, booster seat, and high chair available

Sorry, but no pets allowed due to area wildlife, no fenced in yard, and poison oak in surrounding forest. Clouds Rest Pet Sitting in Lush Meadows is a facility that will board small to medium-sized dogs. Call (209) 966-6087 for more information. Another facility to check out is Animal Care Center (209) 742-7387.

Minimum age of 30 required for the responsible party and that individual must be present during the stay. No smoking, no pets, no firearms, and no fireworks on premises. No parties of any kind without prior approval.

Complimentary bottle of champagne, and 1/2 pound of fresh roasted Mariposa coffee are provided. Complimentary tour of Mariposa Coffee given by its owner on request (located just down the road).

**Rates are based on a party of 8.** Additional guests are $20.00 per person per night with a maximum of 12. We have sleeping in regular beds for 10. A queen-size air bed can be set up for an additional $40.00. Book now or e-mail for more information.

Keywords: home, house, lodge, cabin, retreat, acreage, secluded, private, mountain, forest, vacation rental, resort

More Details

Kris Rogers
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Kris Rogers

We are semi-retired professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kris was a Radiologic Technologist and Don was an Engineering Project Manager. We were attracted to the beauty and tranquility of the area.

Kris Rogers purchased this house in 2010

Why Kris Rogers chose Mariposa

Our honeymoon was in Yosemite and we have shared a love of this area. We loved the open concept, exposed wood beam ceiling in the living room, the slate floors, and granite counter tops. We saw the potential in this property from the immediate yard area to the more remote areas that are picturesque and great for future development.

What makes this house unique

We love looking at our mountain view, the beautiful sunsets, and the visiting wildlife. While drinking coffee on our covered patio we enjoy watching the hummingbirds. Evenings are enjoyed with a glass of wine while relaxing on the swing bed under the covered pergola. Other activities include working on the property, hiking, riding bicycles, ATVs, and motorcycles.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Back Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Main Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Jacuzzi tub in master bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , Dream Weaver Suite (Master Bedroom)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Call of the Wild Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Mariposa Fantasy Room
  • Master suite with romantic oak four poster Cal. King size canopy bed and an additional Queen sized bed, 2 more Queen sized beds, Quality mattresses throughout with foam mattress toppers offer a restful nights sleep. Master Suite and Call of the Wild rooms both have walk-in closets. Graco portable crib, portable high chair, and 2 booster seats are available for use. Comfy queen sized air bed for additional guests is available for order ($30.00 extra) that can easily fit in spacious master suite. A set of twin beds is available on request.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 14 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Secluded mountain property with a great view on 25 acres to get away from it all. Landscaping includes a bocce ball court, small putting green, badminton court, basketball court, large turf area for kids to play, and Tuscan wine themed seating enclosure to set the mood for the evening.


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average rating of 4.969697 based on 99 reviews

Wonderful sprawling rancher, especially great keeping the kids happy and occupied inside & out!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this beautiful home--both inside and out. 7 family members from different states met here for 6 days in March. The weather was fairly awful, but there are so many unique things to do inside--foosball, darts, air hockey, our 3 teens always had things to keep them busy indoors. They didn't try the electronic games, but the internet was decent. It was great to have the game room for them to congregate in while the adults were very comfortable in the huge kitchen/dining/family room. The outside area is terrific and we had a couple of days where we were able to play bocce, golf and just enjoy the gorgeous patio area while the kids played badminton, volleyball and chased after frogs. We were able to squeeze in a trip to Yosemite before the weather got too miserable and spent some time with family in the area, but Howling Wolf Ranch itself was a very special place--you could easily spend days here with family and friends even without all the area's splendor and still have a great time. Kris was very prompt and cordial with replies to my questions, very nice to deal with, and returned our deposit in a timely manner. If you are planning a trip to this area, I hope you are lucky enough to book this lovely home. Be aware cell phone reception was splotchy for our ATT and Tmobile users (there were a few spots around the property that worked better than others, esp for texts), but Verizon worked fine. I'm sure the bad weather contributed to the problem.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place for relaxation and having fun!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing experience while staying at the howling wolf lodge .. it was way above our expectations. The place is very clean, very well maintained, very luxurious and cosy. We got the feeling that we want to stay there forever :) Not only we enjoyed the relaxation of staying in such a quiet place with beautiful nature around it .. but our kids had lots and lots of fun with all the amenities and activities provided in the house.

I’d definitely love to repeat my experience there!

Thanks Kris for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a wonderful place to stay with the family for Christmas!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a full week at the Howling Wolf Lodge during Christmas and enjoyed every part of it. The house is fantastic, all the small details makes it so nice and enjoyable.

Plenty space for everyone and the entertainment both inside the Lodge and outside in the garden was a big hit. Both kids and adults enjoyed playing badminton, boccia and golf during the day and we had a good competition going! Inside we enjoyed the sound system, the Air Hocky, the television and the wood stove was great for chill out evenings.

This house has everything you need and then a bit more.

The location is great, kind of in the middle of nowhere with no other houses in sight but still so close to lovely Mariposa and Oakhurst. We drove to Yosemite, roughly 60 minute drive, and enjoyed the fantastic view of El Capitan and hiked the Mist Trail, the signature hike in Yosemite. Another day we drove to Nelder Grove and took a nice hike to see the Giant Sequoias. The big trees are up to 2700 years old and the size is almost unrealistic!

A great place to stay and we would love to come here again sometime in the future!

Thank you Kris and Don for opening up your house for us.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Howling Wolf Lodge is better than even the amazing pictures and video!

  • 5 of 5

We visited Oakhurst area to meet our son's girlfriends family and we so enjoyed staying at the Howling Wolf Lodge! Privacy, great views, off road parking was just the beginning of our amazing experience at the lodge. Perfect set-up with bedrooms and baths in 2 different ends of the home and the game room, open kitchen and living room concept were fantastic! The home was clean and ready for us and the extra supplies and kitchen items were so helpful! Laundry available in the home was handy for those that had been traveling. The complimentary coffee and champaign were an extra special touch! All the outdoor activities in the back yard and areas to relax and get to know each other were perfect! We had a stress free Thanksgiving celebration due to the great Howling Wolf Lodge! Proprietors, Kris and Don Rogers who obviously have a passion to share their home were available via email to answer any questions and their activity book provides additional information! Enjoyed hiking in Yosemite and shopping in Mariposa and visiting family in Oakhurst. Thank you so much Kris and Don, we look forward to our next visit! Dean and Annette from Michigan

  • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time staying here and it's always a great time!! Beautiful home, yard and surrounding area peaceful, relaxing yet so many things to do for everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Howling Wolf Lodge is more spectacular than photos reveal!

  • 5 of 5

Howling Wolf was even nicer than the photos showed.The lodge was well planned and great layout. The kitchen was a focus point and everyone loved the setting on the hill with no other houses in site. The bed swing gazebo was a great hit as well. We happened to be there during the harvest moon which added to the experience. The drive was not bad going to Yosemite two days and even drove to Kings Canyon to see the General Sherman Tree and the other amazing Sequoia trees on another day. Our son and girlfriend thought they were at the wrong place when they drove up with all the lights in the courtyard. The owners have gone over the top to assure a great stay with a great guest book with detailed dinning tips that were very helpful. It was very nice to find notes to help ourselves to spices etc that was a nice gesture. The complimentary champagne was a very nice gesture as well. It was perfect and we made great family memories with our adult son and his girlfriend. We felt comfortable enough to stand outside and Howl at the moon every night. Try that in your stuffy cities!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic downtown with restaurants, wine and beer tasting, and unique gift shops.
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Fresno Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
1) South Gate Brewery & 2) Prospector's Brewery
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Sugar Pine Railroad
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Steve's Sports Cafe
Nearest Ski
64 Miles
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Car: necessary

We are located between the Hwy 140 and Hwy 41 Yosemite park entrances. The scenic drive through historic Mariposa to the Hwy 140 entrance is 42 miles. Once inside the gate it is another 10 minutes to the valley floor. The drive to the Hwy 41 Yosemite south gate takes 30 minutes. Our favorite hikes are The Mist Trail, Sentinel Dome, and Glacier Point trail down to the Valley Floor.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mariposa, Gold Country / High Sierra

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 17 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2018
3 Sep 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2018
20 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
25 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Week
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Housekeeping to 12 guest £128.57 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £214.29
Payment Non-Cash £21.43 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Responsible party must be 30 years of age and present during stay. No parties without prior permission. No pets, no smoking, no firearms, and no fireworks- due to danger, results in total loss of deposit and possible loss of remainder of stay. **International credit card charges will be deducted from deposit at end of stay**. Rates are based on party of 8, unlike competitors rates based on parties of 4.

Owner'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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