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Yosemite ~ An American Ranch

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

“There is a love of wild nature in everybody,' a must family adventure!!

*Please contact owner for availability

Awh....the smell of a campfire in a lush alpine valley with distant scenic views of El Captain and Yosemite Valley while in a hot tub on a private ranch where the buffalo roam.. The rate is $300 a day and there are no other fees nor taxes! The whole agri-tourism experience, which means you can bring your family, your pets, your motor home and tents, your firearms and have the sense to be an American once again on a ranch, to be truly free! Cruise around the ranch with your family and love ones and sight see the ranch, the American Bison and nature with all its splendor! This is called agri-tourism and this is what you are paying. No one nor no where else in the Yosemite area is offering this service. We are not a cheesy hotel, a motel, nor a transient occupancy bed and breakfast. . Those you can find easily elsewhere. . As agri-tourism a $300/daily rate for your group of 12 or less allows you to access the many activities and amenities on the ranch! As agritourist, there are no cleaning fees, TOT tax, nor cleaning deposits. This is a large gated and private working historic American ranch, and run it like such. Nestled within a lush alpine valley of its own directly West of Yosemite' s main gate and entrance.

Private fishing, swimming, ATV and horseback riding, cutting firewood, feeding livestook and there is nothing like tubing down a river on a sunny day with just your family. The ranch keeps Agri-tourism as its number one objective so you and your family can learn about what its like to be on a farm or ranch. You can collect your own fresh chicken eggs, harvest spices, and vegetables from the greenhouse, and feed the pigs your leftovers for the whole agri-tourism experience. We have roping lesions, clay pigeon shooting, and archery range, horseback riding, kayaking .. i say no more!!

Like 'Paul Bunyan' resourcefulness is next to godliness, all structures on this iconic ranch are handcrafted from whole natural logs and raw saw milled timber right off the land! This ranch is the perfect place to learn, relax, fish, swim and peacefully unwind. One could even horseback ride down to a private spring fed waterfall or river and prospect for gold! We offer our guests to 'get unplugged' and privately experience the ranch! Please see our reviews!

'Here on this scenic ranch you will feel like your in the middle of Montana but, amazed as I drove out of the main entrance gate and was only 5.5 miles/less than 15 minutes from Mariposa's fine dining, shopping, and museums!' - (Andrew Leon of Orange County)

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Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Bronse

Your more of an American while out on a our private ranch, more free to do and become what you want, the lifestyle Americans were originally intended to live and fought for with all rights for freedom by our forefathers! . The owner is a self made pioneer in all senses of the word. Perhaps the last of his kind, the ranch has been privately owned since 1885 and since, purchased in 2000, Bronse has brought the ranch once in ruins back to its original pioneer and prime state. He has personally handcrafted real log cabins made off the land using raw lumber made from his sawmill, whole logs from dead standing timber, and natural granite rocks for massive fireplaces in each cabin. Your are welcome to camp, bring a motor home, hike around, and simply be free about and all its splendor while you are enjoying the great out doors here on the ranch!

Bronse purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Bronse chose Yosemite Area

The ranch is in a unique micro climate that is rare in nature, the landscape is green through August then blooms into an array of yellow flowers within its meadows in the fall. There is more to see and learn here in nature than one would imagine with daily sights of deer, turkey, wild boar, black bears, and herd of bison. There are also many vintage pioneer mining camps and equipment you and your family can see and learn about the 1849 Gold Rush! Like an natural and native history museum you can also see and learn about the Indian artifacts here on the ranch.

What makes this cabin unique

Everyone working on the ranch seems to be knowledgeable about the history of the ranch and the natural environment. The owner has hand built all the individual log cabin structures through hard work and true grit .... seems to be John Wayne like in character. He is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic when teaching folks about the ranch's natural and native environment if they wish to do so. He can show you anything from how to track a wild animal to how to eat edibles off the land. On the ranch you feel like your in the 'land of the free' and American with ultimate 'freedom to do what you want' to say the least!


Mariposa Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Half Bathroom -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Amenities on the ranch are simply put as you can enjoy being more of an American! You can freely text on your cell phone while you drive your own car or one of our new atv's about and there are no stop signs nor traffic lights to wait on. You can freely turn your dog off the leash and not worry about picking up his poop among concerned strangers. You can freely turn your music up if u want, sit on a tailgate to star gaze and drink beer with the car keys in your hand. The kids can freely run around past midnight with a bb gun in their hands if you wish them to do so. As a matter of fact, you yourself as an adult are free to act as a kid, child or clown while on the ranch. Simply put you are more free, more of an American. Additionally, a romantic ideal getaway with your loved one or family! An agri/tourism learning experience for the whole family. Yes, plenty of fun and learning for the kids and pets alike to enjoy. Our guests have access to our greenhouse and fresh eggs at our henhut as part of the full ranch experience. You and yours can sit by the grand rock fireplace or outdoor cowboy bbq facility with plenty of oak and pine wood provided, use our dvd library, a cd library, pots and pans for cooking, and an antique clawfoot ivory tub for a luxurious ole time hot bubble bath! A million stars can be see on a stary night while relaxing in the hottub!


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)


Why I Love her - American Ranch!

  • 5 of 5

I'm from Arizona, a Cowboy's fan, and very passionate about being an American. I like making delicious food with fresh ingredients and I don"t like rules or people ordering you about. There is no other place while traveling to Yosemite or within 500 miles of the Bay Area that allows you to be truly free and behave this way unless your at the "American Ranch." I can play my country music all night, drink my beer all day, watch the kids play free with bb guns and targets, pick fresh food from the green house and wild berry bushes about, and see no one just my family and friends all day long. For instance, this morning we awoke as a herd of cattle passed thru our camp. One by one as cow and calf passed thru the driveway as I drank my fresh brewed coffee from the porch and watched. Off into the meadow they grazed towards a flock of wild turkeys. The sound of the creek, the tom turkey as he gobbled calling his hens, distant frogs peacefully harmonize and no one to bother your privacy. No sirens, no traffic, no rules! I fetched fresh eggs for breakfast and picked fresh mint out of the greenhouse for a delicious cocktail called a Mojito ! We never left to go to Yosemite, its too peaceful here, and nestled in a valley of lush meadows, tall pines and granite outcroppings I feel like we are in Yosemite already minus the crowds and rules. Why I love her - the American Ranch!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Far Beyond my Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

I came to the ranch as a journalist to do an article for a publication firm I was working for several years ago. Since, i have been back many times and have done everything from riding horses to hikes to the private waterfall, The ranch looks like a Holly Wood movie set from a combination of films as such "Legends of the Fall" and "A River runs Thru it." The cabins are majestic in structural logs and heavy beams from the saw mill on the ranch, and decorated and landscaped beyond imagination. This place will change you forever!! I never did published my article because Bronz is a humble soul and enjoys his privacy. He requested just my friendship! He states that you never own land or the earth instead just the fool that pays the taxes while for a short time a guardian over a slice of nature. I truly like his demeanor, and can't say enough about the ranch and Bronz. I will be coming back to the ranch regularly for the rest of my life!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical -Memories last a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

Horses, donkeys, mules, cattle and whatnot roam free, are very friendly and magically come hang out with you. Seriously the owner playing guitar like Johnny Cash on the porch at night and the horses drop by for and hour or so and eat apples and drink beer with all of us. A small black pig with a white spot on his head named Fat Albert" came by after the horses left while the family was in the hot tub and drank my margarita short we bonded with the animals and the owner like it was a magical family! In the morning we went to pick strawberries in the greenhouse and 3 donkeys joined us Fred, Wilma, and the baby donkey named Bam Bam. We all picked and ate the best strawberries for an hour. I really cant express how magical the ranch experience was and put it into words, all i can say is we are already planning our trip back. No wonder customers come back to the ranch 5-6 times a year and even heard one customer named their recent newborn son Bronz after the owner. Bronz is very humble and knowledgeable about nature and the land. My children learned so much from him it was like they were in a n American History class while here. Simply put, we all cant stop talking about our magical experience with Bronz and our time at his American Ranch!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The ranch is gorgeous, the owner Bronz is a genuine cowboy and genius. The ranch was a terrific experience as my husband and children learned how to be true Americans running free on this impressive ranch, truly gods country indeed! Words can't express how much we enjoyed our time while we all learned about the ranch. Our favorite thing was making friends with a baby donkey named Bam Bam and a friendly pigmy pig named Fat Albert. We toured the ranch in a 4 seater Honda pioneer and shot clays with our shotgun to say the least. Learned how to rope, throw horseshoes, drank beer BBQ steaks and played guitar near the campfire with the rest of family. Very private and peaceful yet close to town n Yosemite. We are coming back and so thankful for the helpful cowboys on the ranch and the knowledge shared by the owner. The history of the gold mines, native history and nature was like being on the set of the " History Channel." This is a must see experience for those who want something unique to remember for the restof your lives u can't find elsewhere! U feel like a ton of bricks have left your shoulders the whole time u are on the ranch learning and exploring like you are kid again!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Best thing about our Mariposa & Yosemite!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow incredible, this place has a greenhouse, fresh eggs, access to a river and beach, a waterfall, tons of gold mining history, and miles of eye popping nature all on one ranch. My kids got away from the computer and were outdoors immediately shooting some archery and driving a new honda pioneer 4 seater utv! Stunning meadows surrounded by tall pine trees and totally amazingly crafted by hand rustic but lavish pioneer settler style log cabins spaced out thru the ranch about 1 mile apart. You feel private and in nature with incredible views of El Capitain and Mammoth Mountain in the back drop. Horses, donkeys and mules became our friends and we enjoyed being agritourist. A great family vacation and family educational experience all in one. A ton of respect for Bronz the owner he is a genius in his own right mind for master minding this development and allowing city slickers like my family to come out and enjoy! We didn't want to leave and the kids insist we go back to the ranch at least once a year! My boys say they prefer the ranch over commercialized Mariposa or Yosemite any day... this says it all!! Indeed not a hotel or cheesy bed and breakfast but better an true American mountain ranch!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This old guy has been going to Bison Creek for years and has had a GREAT TIME! I have stayed at every cabin on the ranch. They each have distinct features, all are enjoyable in their own right. I like going down to the river and watching the day roll by. I can't imagine not finding it like one guy said. It's the water running at the base of the mountain, that's usually where a river is. Keep walking down hill and you will find it. Has a path and everything. Personally like the back cabin. It has views for miles and sunsets an old fisherman can dream about later. Bronse is a upstanding fellow. Never has done me or my family wrong and has always taken the time to teach us about the land and history of the area. Even invites us to a BBQ, good cooking skills that cowboy has. Very knowledgeable soul. True cowboy that guy is. Good Manners and shows respect. I enjoy hiking. I take my time and hang out with Ole Arrow. Good company for a dog. I like the fact that Bronse let me and the family have the run of the place. He is there when you need him and doesn't hover like some sissies need. Not a place for sissies for sure. It is run like a true ranch, always work to be done and I like that. It isn't some fancy dude ranch. Those cabins were built with blood sweat and hard work just like they used to do. Solid construction and beautiful interiors. Comfortable beds and wood fireplaces which is what I like on a cold night. Bison roam the land and it takes you back to a time when things were simpler. I can wait to go back again. Always feels better getting there than leaving. He even teaches the green guests what type of wood burns at what type of heat.Poor kid was sick as a dog once and came way past dark and chopped wood for me because it was supposed to be a cold one. Not many people care about people anymore and I sure appreciated it. I met a little girl at a restaurant in town when I was there last stay. She used the word magical. Said the ranch is it's own world. I guess that sums it up.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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No cleaning fee here as we are not a hotel nor a bed and breakfast trying to nickel and dime every customer with fees. Instead we are a traditional American ranch in which only a $350 refundable deposit is required to hold your vacation dates. Reservation deposit is fully refundable up to 45 days prior of arrival date. All guests are also welcomed to camp, bring their motor homes, and atv's!

Mail a reservation deposit of $350 to 6108 Mosher rd. Mariposa Ca. 95338 to Bison Creek Ranch. All we need is your word it's in the mail to hold your vacation reservation here on the ranch!

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