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Gracious mountain living! Southern Sequoias

People12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Three bedroom, two bath luxury chalet. Studio cottage sleeps 2 ( request only)

Nature's Cathedral is nestled in the beautiful mountain community of Ponderosa in the great Southern Sequoia National Monument/Forest. (WE ARE NOT IN THE NATIONAL PARK) Accommodations for 12 in the main house, (separate studio cottage 2 person by reservation only)

Amenities can include breakfast (By request at an additional charge), massage therapy on-site from Sandra (CMT by appointment), Finlandia Sauna, outdoor Jacuzzi, TV/DVD in all rooms, magnificent deck with built in fire pit, fireplace, indoor/outdoor BBQ grills, huge library of videos/DVDs and family games.

Full kitchen should guests prefer to cook meals themselves.

Located on 5 secluded acres and private deck and clothing optional friendly!

(SIDE NOTE ABOUT THE MONUMENT: The Sequoia National Park is NOT adjacent.)

Many prefer the monument as it is similar in topography as the Park without the traffic and crowds, this cabin is not ideal for commuting to the National Park.

Nearby are groves of Giant Sequoia Trees, (Freeman Creek trail head 1.5 miles from cabin) stocked fishing at Peppermint Creek, waterfalls, world-class rock climbing and hiking at The Needles (trail head is 2 miles away), Dome Rock (10 minutes away), and Trail of 100 Giants is a mere 15 minute drive from cabin. Also on the mountain is a pack station that offers day rides into the Golden Trout Wilderness Area.

The Ponderosa Lodge (with restaurant, general store and bar) is approx. 1 mile away.

More Details

Property Manager
Sandra & Dan Duke
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

About Sandra & Dan Duke

Phil Rudnick (owner), a native of Bakersfield, California, purchased the property in 2005 for his family. Proud property managers Dan & Sandra Duke (Innkeepers) can assist you with any questions. Sandra & Dan have many years of experience in hospitality management, culinary arts, and massage therapy.

Sandra & Dan Duke purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Sandra & Dan Duke chose California

From the sprawling grounds, magnificent views, local activities and countless amenities....our private 5 acre estate overlooks the scenic Sequoia National Forest. So come enjoy our magnificent view while enjoying the starry skies. Unplug from the world and join us for your own mountaintop experience, and always naturist friendly!

What makes this cabin unique

From the moment you set foot on Nature's Cathedral, the wide variety of natures own beauty create a unique experience from start to finish. Guests enjoy amenities such as our Finlandia Sauna, outdoor hot tub, outdoor amphitheater with fire pit, star-gazing, and don't forget to treat yourself to a magnificent aroma therapy massage from our very own innkeeper Sandra! We want your time to be a remembered treasure!

Property is clothing optional friendly.

Location

Nearest Airport
92 Miles
Bakersfield
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ponderosa Lodge
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Springville
Nearest Train
92 Miles
Bakersfield
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
195
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ponderosa Lodge
Nearest Ski
228 Miles
Yosemite
Nearest Beach
192 Miles
Morro Bay
Car: necessary

We have an indoor hot tub, Jacuzzi on deck,a Finlandia Sauna and massage studio on our property.(by appointment) Sunning on the 2000 sq. ft. private redwood deck (clothing optional) Volcano rock fire pit, bench seating.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Ponderosa in Tulare County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Family Shared Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Studio Cottage Bathroom
  • Bathrooms are full sized and stocked with toiletries and linens
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 4 Bunk Bed , Family Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Couple's Room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Murphy Bed , Stand Alone Cottage/When available
  • Master Bedroom with full bath, King size bed and European fold out couch. Studio cottage that sleeps 2, it has a kitchenette, bathroom. It runs an additional $175.00 a night or can be rented separate. (When available) BEDROOMS ARE SEPARATE AND DO NOT ADJOIN.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
SIDE NOTE ABOUT THE LOCATION OF OUR CABIN: The Giant Sequoia National Forest/ Monument ....WE ARE NOT IN THE SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK. The monument has a separate approach from the valley up to the mountains than the Park. Many prefer the monument as it is similar in topography as the Park without the traffic and crowds, but this cabin is NOT near the National Park enterance. Nearby are groves of Giant Sequoia Trees, (Freeman Creek trailhead 1.5 miles from cabin) stocked fishing at Peppermint Creek, waterfalls, world-class rock climbing and hiking at The Needles (trailhead is 2 miles away), Dome Rock (3.5 miles from cabin), and Trail of 100 Giants is 10.7 miles from cabin. Also on the mountain is a pack station that offers day rides into the Golden Trout Wilderness Area. The Ponderosa Lodge (with restaurant, general store and bar) is approx. 1 mile away.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
5

Perfect layout and amenities for a group of nature-gazers!

  • 5 of 5

The floor plan: perfect for a big group that wants to hang out together; everything is very cozy and thoughtfully accessible

The kitchen: everything you need to cook any meal

The bedrooms: Two private rooms for couples and a big room full of beds for single riders, plus two full-size living room couches...PERFECT

The porch: Spacious, lots of tables with umbrellas, hammocks, an incredible fire pit/stargazing bench, AMAZING fully-leaning-back stargazing chairs, hot tub, sauna, and LOTS of privacy...during the day it has an incredible view of the trees and mountains and at night, the stars are out-of-control beautiful.

We brought two large dogs who had a blast on the porch and nearby yard.

Lots of nearby hikes with some easy trails accessible right from the property.

Much gratitude to our hosts for stay! We all want to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rachel, We are so happy your family made memories that will last a lifetime! Natures Cathedral is a very special place. Thank you for being such wonderful guest and we look forward to having you again. Sandra and Dan Duke
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Great little getaway!

  • 4 of 5

We were all very impressed with the amenities of the cabin! Super cute and cozy! The entire house is very well stocked. The views are pretty and the neighborhood is quiet. The decor gives the whole house a welcoming feeling.

We came on a pretty hot weekend, and we were not used to a house with no a/c, so it made it difficult for many of us to sleep (even with windows open). Maybe some extra fans in the rooms for summer? We also had more than one scorpion encounter in two of the bedrooms, one of which was under the covers!

Overall, we had a really wonderful time and would definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Angela for your stay at our cabin. Considering it was 108 down below I'm sure the nice 85 degrees was a welcome retreat. At 7200 ft elevation we seldom get above 90 degrees but we will take your advice and add some extra fans. As far as the scorpions go this is something we have never encountered and we have our pest control coming to check into it as they have never seen any up at that elevation and were quite surprised to hear that! I'm glad your family made memories that they will always treasure and we hope to have you as return guest! Sandra and Dan
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Ponderosa, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Thanksgiving
23 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£967
for 3 nights
From
£322
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£967
for 3 nights
From
£322
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£569
for 2 nights
From
£284
£1,668
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £56.86
Refundable Damage Deposit £227.43

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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