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Yosemite Ranch Country Cottage/ Roundhat Horse Ranch in Mariposa

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vacation rental description

RoundHat Ranch has a full-time owner/manager living at the Ranch Headquarters and can answer any questions you might have when you arrive.

RoundHat Ranch has a no pets, no children, 1-2 ADULTS ONLY (21 and over) rental policy due to liability issues concerning the horses and other animals on the Ranch.

From RoundHat Ranch, it is 3.3 miles to restaurant, gas, and convenience store at the Catheys Valley crossroads, then it is 10 scenic miles to the historic mining town of Mariposa, another 12 scenic miles later, you enter the spectacular Merced River Gorge (this is the beginning of your Yosemite experience) traveling along the river (Hwy 140) straight into Yosemite Valley. The Arch, West Yosemite Park Entrance (beginning of the Valley), is 45 miles from the ranch, but be advised the scenic beauty may cause you to stop, observe, or linger along the way, so, time to Yosemite Valley varies.

RoundHat Ranch Cottage is 1 bedroom with queen-size bed, 1 bath with shower, and additional outside shower, and is for 1-2 ADULT guests only,(21 and over).

A RoundHat Ranch stay is a great addition to your Yosemite vacation experience. Located in the pastoral Catheys Valley, an area of large and small ranches, 2.7 miles off State Hwy 140 (the only all-weather route to Yosemite, and parallels the route of discovery of the Yosemite Valley along the Merced River Gorge by Indians, explorers, and miners).

The 'Cottage' is nestled within the ranch, having its own private fenced area. You can move about the ranch along the many tree-lined trails, seeing the animals, and taking in the sights, sounds, and feel of the ranch.

The Cottage has been designed, both inside and out, for an intimate and serene experience for its guests.

There is outside the cottage, within the private fenced area, shade-cloth covered arbor patios, a roof covered all weather patio with double chair swing, cement table with inlaid chess/checker board, fountain, outdoor shower with stall and dressing area, propane BBQ, Chaise lounges, patio furniture all shaded by large mature Oak trees.

Inside the Cottage the 1 bedroom is appointed with things related to the ranch and Yosemite, and a Queen size bed w/ linens, blankets, comforter, futon chair/bed and ceiling fans.

The Cottage has Satellite TV, WiFi internet access, full bath w/shower with large multi-setting shower head, soap, towels.

The kitchen has microwave, refrigerator, 2 burner electric stove top, large kitchen sink, peninsula island cabinet, coffeemaker, some seasonings, cookware, utensils, plates, bowls, cups, and dining table.

Living room has sofa, love seat, captains chair w/footstool in Mission-style furniture, and ceiling fan.

The heating and air conditioning is a Fujitsu split system that both heats or cools to the set temperature and is very quiet.

There is some reading material and games.

The utility room has a washer and dryer, extra bathroom and kitchen supplies, and an ironing board, iron, and hair dryer.

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cottage rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • cottage
    • floor area 684 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • rural
      • RoundHat Ranch sets on several knolls overlooking Valley and Meadow views at the foot of Guadalupe Mt. in the pastoral Catheys Valley along State Highway 140, the Western entrance to Yosemite.
    • mountain view
      • The Knolls at RoundHat offer views of surrounding Hills and Mountains, Valley and Meadows.
  • Theme
    • adventure
    • away from it all
    • historic
    • romantic
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • linens provided
    • towels provided
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • parking
    • iron & board
    • living room
      • Sat Dish TV, w/ 200+ channels, including music/stereo stations, couch, sofa and captains chair, dining area, tables and chairs.
    • internet
      • WiFi connection
    • hair dryer
    • air conditioning
      • Fujitsu split heating and air. Set temperature and it both heats and cools to desired setting and is very quiet.
    • heating
      • Fujitsu split heating and air. Set temperature and it both heats and cools to desired setting and is very quiet
    • telephone
      • Your Cellphone/ Verizon in the Mtns. works best.
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
    • refrigerator
    • dishes & utensils
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • oven
      • Small Counter Top Oven
    • stove
      • Electric, 2 burner
    • microwave
      • Large w/ microwave dishes provided
  • Dining
    • dining area
  • Bathrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • bathroom 1: toilet, shower, outdoor shower
      • Copper sink w/ granite top. Large shower head with varied settings.
  • Bedrooms
    • 1 bedroom, sleeps 2, beds for 2
    • bedroom 1: 1 queen
      • Queen-size bed, exterior door to outside with 4 large windows brings the outside indoors, ceiling fan, futon chair/bed, tables, all appointed with ranch and Yosemite decor.
  • Entertainment
    • books
      • Magazines
    • games
      • Chess and checkers on outdoor table board, cards, some indoor games and reading material.
    • television
      • 36 inch flat screen
    • satellite / cable
      • Dish TV
    • stereo
      • Provided through Sat TV
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill
      • Propane BBQ
    • deck / patio
      • 2 shade cloth covered patios and covered patio, with fountain and double chair swing, chairs, tables, and chaise lounges.
    • lawn / garden
      • Private fenced area around Cottage with large pot plantings, arbors, rocks and roses, all shaded by large Oak trees.
  • Suitability
    • wheelchair inaccessible
    • pets not allowed
    • long-term renters welcome
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • 21 and above
    • non smoking only
      • NO SMOKING INDOORS, anytime. Smoking is allowed outside on concrete areas around Cottage.
    • not suitable for children
      • RoundHat Ranch breeds, raises, and trains horses and miniature donkeys.

activities and attractions in Mariposa High Sierra/Gold Country

  • Attractions
    • churches
    • library
    • playground
    • recreation center
    • winery tours
    • restaurants
    • museums
    • health/beauty spa
  • Leisure Activities
    • shopping
    • bird watching
    • eco tourism
    • scenic drives
    • walking
    • sight seeing
    • boating
    • wildlife viewing
    • horseback riding
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • equestrian events
    • fly fishing
    • freshwater fishing
    • swimming
    • hunting small game
    • mountaineering
    • mountain climbing
    • water tubing
    • whitewater rafting
    • rafting
    • kayaking
    • water skiing
    • jet skiing
    • cycling
    • mountain biking
    • hiking
    • fishing
    • hunting
    • rock climbing

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring- Fall
Jun 19 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$125
$800
$3,200
2 nights
 
 
Fall/Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
$99
$650
$2,800
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$125
$800
$3,200
2 nights
 

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Tax Rate 11.0%

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traveler reviews for this mariposa cottage rental

Alabama traveler

Review submitted: July 8, 2014   Date of arrival: June 27, 2014

Great place to stay! Cottage was lovely and owners very friendly and went the extra mile to be helpful. Very peaceful retreat after long days at Yosemite. Bunny rabbits and humming birds a plenty. Cottage clean and lots of nice personal touches, also very economical! We would definitely return!

Recommended for: age 55+, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Clean Quiet Comfort (with plenty of Hummingbirds)

Review submitted: June 27, 2014   Date of arrival: June 19, 2014

Immaculate and incredibly cute guest house on a 40acre horse ranch! Includes all the modern amenities and ample room for a couple to stretch out and enjoy the space. Two shielded patio areas offer plenty of options for relaxing in the shade after a big day of hiking in Yosemite. A really terrific choice if you want to be near the national park, but would rather enjoy someplace unique - without all the hordes of people! 15 minute drive to Mariposa for supplies (and/or restaurants) and a extremely scenic 60 minutes to the heart of Yosemite Valley.

A truly serene experience.

Incredibly friendly and helpful owners, as well!

Highly Recommended!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Amazing

Review submitted: June 26, 2014   Date of arrival: June 12, 2014

Excellent place to stay. The views were amazing and the cottage itself was beautiful. It has everything you need and was perfect after a long day hiking Yosemite.

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