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Yosemite! Beautiful NEW home amidst towering pines overlooking creek.Pool table!

Bedrooms 2
Property type chateau / country house


chateau / country house

About the property

From our beautiful sanctuary, follow the Wild and Scenic Merced River 40 minutes to the Yosemite National Park entrance. The charmingly historic but vibrant gold mining town of Mariposa is only 6 miles to the west.

Constructed in 2014/ 2015, this custom owner built mountain chateau is situated on the edge of a wild canyon at the end of a mile and a half graded gravel road. The year-round Plumbar Creek runs through these 56 private acres of mixed evergreen and oak woodland. This property borders the 2000+ square mile Sierra National Forest. No neighbors in sight, very majestic and peaceful!

Featuring rustic styling with a modern design (and high speed DSL Wi-Fi!), this lovely home includes a spacious, well-designed kitchen and a warm, hydronic-heated slab floors. There are two private bedrooms on separate floors and two bathrooms. A cozy indoor balcony features another queen sized bed and also serves as an entertainment center. Spend time on the large, sustainably-harvested redwood deck. Enjoy the spectacular beauty of sunrise and sunset while you grill and dine here.

From this mountain getaway, you can easily explore Yosemite, Mariposa Gold Country, and the Wild and Scenic Merced River. Chose from so many activities: hike Yosemite's spectacular trails, take a leisurely bike ride or float on a raft through Yosemite Valley, try hiking, backpacking or fishing in Yosemite's lovely high country, appreciate a unique shopping experience in Yosemite or Mariposa. Enjoy birding, gold-panning, or rock climbing. Closer to home, explore the Sierra National Forest on foot, on your bike or on your horse! We were born and raised in the Yosemite area, and we can help you make your vacation unique and memorable.

Fritz & Lindsey

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Fritz and Lindsey
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About Fritz and Lindsey

We found this 56 acres in 2009 after an exhausting search to buy a sizable piece of land in the area we grew up in. In February 2015 we finally completed our self- built dream home.

Our summer time work of living in the wilderness of the high sierra allows us to share this special place with travellers

Fritz and Lindsey purchased this chateau / country house in 2015

Why Fritz and Lindsey chose Yosemite

This was the only property we could find that met our criteria of being very private, having year around flowing water and bordering National Forest public land while being close to the town of Mariposa AND the Merced River and Yosemite. It has turned out to be a perfect blend of privacy while having the convenience of heading to yosemite or the river for the day while still being a short drive to town for shopping or a night out at resturaunts, saloons or concerts

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Our backyard borders Sierra National Forest, one of the biggest in the state at over 200 square miles, this in turn borders Yosemite National Park and all the wilderness and National forests and Parks of the entire Sierra Nevada mountains. The possibilities and freedom are endless!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Mariposa in Gold Country / High Sierra

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    living room pullout couch - 1 Large Double Bed
    loft pullout couch - 1 Double Bed
    screened porch futon - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(55 traveller reviews)

Yosemite! Beautiful NEW home amidst towering pines overlooking creek.Pool table!
average rating of 4.9636364 based on 55 reviews

Off the Beaten Path

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful cabin is off the beaten path. It has everything you need and more. We were pleasantly surprised by the dart board and pool table down stairs. TH beds were comfortable, the shower an absolute dream, the kitchen had all the essentials, the view spectacular. We had an easy drive into Yosemite and enjoyed walking in cute town of Mariposa. A great place for some quality family time.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous setting, perfectly equipped home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a couple nights in December and it was perfect. The heated floors made everything cozy. The views were incredible, rooms were comfy, and the kitchen had everything we needed. When the baby was asleep we could take advantage of the downstairs game room - billiards and darts! The location was great - a short drive into town and about 45 minutes into Yosemite. We'd love to come back in warmer weather to enjoy more of the outdoor aspects of the house (and the park). Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

A gorgeous home and base to explore Mariposa and Yosemite. We were a family of five, all very comfortable and warm. The kitchen was great to cook in, there's lots of spots to sit and relax. My girls loved the pool table and the darts. The house was very clean, Fritz and Lindsey were easy to get in contact with and made sure our stay was fabulous. We're looking forward to coming back another for another stay!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Fritz and lindsay's cabin is idyllic and so cozy! We had a great stay and it was totally worth the drive from and into Yosemite national park ;)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful house to stay.

  • 5 of 5

This is really an amazing place! Thow whole house is very clean and the location is prevate and quiet.

The house owner provided me a very details information for how to get there.

I already shared the house information and recommend to my friends.

We really enjoy the stay there and also look forward to go back in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I'd like to keep it a secret!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a gem. It is secluded in the trees off a dirt road. You can't see or hear any neighbors and the silence and views are breathtaking. The home offers every luxury from lovely linens, heated floor, comfortable furniture and a full kitchen. We rented to be near Yosemite, but next time we'll plan to spend more time in both places.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Fresno international. Also local airport 12 mi.
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
hwy 140 yosemite all year highway
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Badger Pass
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Merced river
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Mariposa, Yosemite

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
peak season
20 Apr 2017 - 2 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £80 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £282
Tax Rate 11.0%

Signed rental agreement due at time of reservation.

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

Rates are based on 4 guests. Additional guests are $25/night (9 guests maximum)

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations that are made more than thirty (30) days prior to the arrival date will receive 50% of rental in return.

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.
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