New 700 sq ft one bedroom apartment/loft with a full kitchen and bath.. Located on 7 acres, adjacent Black Oak Bed and Breakfast( Beautiful location with adjacent landscaped grounds and Orchard. Great home base for exploring Yosemite National Park and the quaint Gold Rush Town of Mariposa and Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains.. Yosemite National Park is a 50-60 minute drive along the Scenic Merced River.
New 700 sq ft Apartment above a new barn.
Katharine and John Ruccione
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 1 Nov 2018
About Katharine and John Ruccione
We purchased 7 acres in 2008 and since then have been developing it. First we built a barn and then the loft apartment. Since then we have also built Black Oak Bed and Breakfast.
Katharine and John Ruccione purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Katharine and John Ruccione chose Mariposa
Great home base for traveling around the Sierra Foothills and Yosemite National Park.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Beautiful private accommodations in a lovely setting!
We enjoyed our stay very much and highly recommend this rental. It is an hour to the Yosemite National Park entrance and a beautiful drive. Mariposa is not far away and has some excellent dining. John and Katherine were wonderful hosts and took very good care of us.
Loved having you both..........like I said ...will always think of you both now when I hear Organ Music.
All the best,
Katharine and John Ruccione
An awesome place with exceptional hosts! I highly recommend John and Katherine’s beautiful Barn Loft
John and Katherine’s beautiful Barn Loft was so comfortable and spacious! It was so well appointed that you felt like you were home! As hosts they were both hospitable and courteous! John was full of great suggestions for our Mariposa Yosemite experience ! To be able to step out on your porch and see The Milky Way was more than I could ask for!
So happy with our choice of this VRBO!!
We loved our stay here while visiting Yosemite! It was a perfect retreat after a long day. It’s just as pictured and well taken care of. John and Kathy were a delight to meet and getting to know. We now call them friends and hope to meet again one day. Just a beautiful area to relax and convienant to many great places in an around Yosemite. Once we got used to the route to the park it took us approx. 45 min. Mariposa had a awesome grocery to pick up food/beverages. But if there was something you forgot, John and Mary have you covered!
An amazing stay!
We absolutely loved our stay at the Barn Loft! John and Kathy were wonderful and attentive hosts who went out of their way to make sure that every need was met. They have put a tremendous amount of love and attention into their space and take a lot of pride in their hospitality. Restaurant selections in Mariposa were plentiful but kitchen in the loft had everything you needed (and plenty more!) to stay in and cook as we did.
We used the Barn Loft as a launching point for Yosemite National Park. The drive was just under an hour to Yosemite Valley but the drive was very easy to navigate. The Barn Loft was the perfect balance of quiet and convenience for our stay.
Thank you for making our stay as great as it was!
Awesome Yosemite-area Property
John & Katherine's loft apartment at their B&B property is a great base for Yosemite Nat'l Park. The apartment is spacious and very well equipped. We like to return from a day of hiking & exploring to relax and prepare our own dinner. This was perfect for us! John & Katherine are so enjoyable to visit and converse with, and will do whatever they can to make your visit enjoyable. A beautiful property with convenient access to Yosemite.
Hey Gary and Susan,
Thanks so much for your kind words about BlackOak Retreat! We loved having you guys! Hope you had a great rest of your trip...
And Gary John says thanks for your help with the Tractor.. and Susan for all your excellent ‘wood stacking skills’
Kathy and John
perfect for two
very comfortable and relaxing with everything you need. about 1 hour to drive to the west park entrance without traffic. we were driving there by 8am in mid September and had no traffic to speak of.
We are a 50-60 minute drive depending on traffic to Yosemite National Park. This is a very scenic drive along the beautiful Merced river.
Additional pricing information
Please note: No pets allowed. Smoke free environment. The rental has one queen size bed and accommodates 2 people.