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Private Valerian Retreat - Renovated Jewel of a Cabin on 5 Acres

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Wonderful, unique rustic cabin with modern amenities.
Oh, so beautiful Yosemite Park.
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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Exceptional retreat - newly listed on Trip Advisor July 2017 The Valerian Retreat is a rustic, charming cabin near Yosemite National Park in historic Mariposa. Just what you were looking for! Find out why Valerian Retreat has received more than 100 five star reviews on a leading vacation rental website. When you arrive at this recently renovated, very private cedar cabin hideaway, you will find yourself away in the woodlands, but perfectly located halfway between both Yosemite entrances – so you can experience the unique beauty of each! Easy access summer and winter. So very cozy for a much needed retreat from stresses of daily life and the city. This rustic and very comfortable cabin has all the comforts of home plus more! You don’t have to settle for a musty older cabin. Valerian ...Exceptional retreat - newly listed on Trip Advisor July 2017 The Valerian Retreat is a rustic, charming cabin near Yosemite National Park in historic Mariposa. Just what you were looking for! Find out why Valerian Retreat has received more than 100 five star reviews on a leading vacation rental website. When you arrive at this recently renovated, very private cedar cabin hideaway, you will find yourself away in the woodlands, but perfectly located halfway between both Yosemite entrances – so you can experience the unique beauty of each! Easy access summer and winter. So very cozy for a much needed retreat from stresses of daily life and the city. This rustic and very comfortable cabin has all the comforts of home plus more! You don’t have to settle for a musty older cabin. Valerian Retreat is a two bedroom retreat that features updated everything! Valerian Retreat is newly furnished. The new kitchen has granite counter tops and new appliances with all you will need to prepare meals … or not. We have installed 3 flat screen TV's (Smart/Roku)for your enjoyment after you return from the park. Complimentary Netflix movies are provided in the living room. There is also free Wi-Fi for Internet or a 'working' holiday. Cozy bedrooms and open floor plan with woodland view everywhere you look. We provide a Pack & Play Crib / Playpen. You can sit outdoors on the patios and enjoy great sunset evenings most seasons. Dine indoors or outdoors and take walks around the grounds to enjoy nature. If you wish to bring a pet, please make a notation in your booking request. This location is a great place to retreat to after a busy day with the crowds of summer in Yosemite. The cabin is set back along a charming winding driveway on five quiet acres with nothing to hear but the birds and the breeze through the large oak trees that make for special shade. (Yet, you have the best of both worlds, because a convenience store, small restaurant and gas station are just a mile away. You might want to ask how far other rustic cabins are from picking up that quart of milk. :-) The cabin is also the perfect hideaway in the fall, winter and spring. When it snows, the property, with its special setting, is usually covered with only a lighter layer of snow allowing easier access, while still providing our guests with that inviting and beautiful snowscape. If you're looking to have a most special friends or family reunion, ask us about our nearby 3 bedroom newly redone Cottage Retreat - winner of over 40 Five Star Reviews or our 2 bedroom Log House Retreat - both nearby. You can’t get much closer to both picturesque Yosemite entrances than with this private hideaway (hidden from other homes) that is just off the main north-south Route 49. It's a great starting location for day trips to many points of interest: To Yosemite North Entrance – Go North on Route 49 to reach The Arch Rock Highway 140 entrance that takes you through the historic town of Mariposa and along the valley floor of the scenic Merced River Canyon. It is a beautiful drive which will take you about 45 minutes to an hour to reach the park. There are many places along the road to stop and enjoy the wild and scenic river. This area is known for spectacular wild flower viewing. To Yosemite South Entrance – Go South on Route 49 to reach Oakhurst - a larger town with many services, dining and shopping options. In Oakhurst, you will turn off to Highway 41 East to wind your way UP THE MOUNTAIN into Yosemite Park through the quaint little village of Fish Camp and Wawona – both places of many interests. Near Wawona is the must see of the Mariposa Grove of giant redwoods. As you drive further toward Yosemite just after the tunnel, be sure to pull off to see the spectacular view of the Yosemite Valley from above. Valerian Retreat is owned by Cottage Retreats LLC.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Minimum age for Renter is 25 years. No parties allowed. We welcome a maximum of two dogs for which there will be a single fee of $65. They must be house-trained and kept off the furniture & beds. Please indicate at time of reservation, if you are bringing a pet. We provide a good supply of kindling & logs. Outdoor fires are not allowed around the summer months due to California fire season law,. Call CalFire to see if the law has been relaxed to allow the fire pit to be used.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Ted B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2017
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Reviewed 25 August 2020

My. family and I had such a great stay at the Valerian. We brought our two dogs, and they too were very pleased. The cabin was beautiful on a huge, private plot of land. Great place to call home base for exploring Yosemite.

Date of stay: August 2020
1  Thank hudsongrazier
Reviewed 14 November 2019

This vacation rental was perfect.It has many upgraded features like granite counters and wood floors. It was the perfect size for the five of us. The retreat was very quite, and there is a chance to see wildlife We saw a flock of turkeys and...More

Date of stay: November 2019
1  Thank traveler5474
Reviewed 17 October 2019

We had the best time staying at your beautiful home!! It was decorated perfectly and so well maintained. We felt so comfortable and loved all of the windows to see nature. We took a day trip to Yosemite and had a great time!! Thank you...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Alene B
Reviewed 21 September 2019

We stayed at this vacation home while visiting Yosemite. It was perfect. A beautifully quiet spot far from the hectic hustle bustle of the Park. Very well stocked, even a gas grill on a well appointed back patio. Very comfy bed. Our little dog enjoyed...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Linda P
Reviewed 21 July 2019

We were impressed with the quiet location, a short drive into the town of Mariposa for supplies. The cabin was clean and comfortable and had a very well equipped kitchen. As travellers from Australia we welcomed the complimentary laundry to catch up on washing. Was...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Archfoth
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Reviewed 24 June 2019 via mobile

Our family stayed in the Valerian retreat for five nights while we visited Yosemite National Park. The home was beautiful. Situated off the main road, it was quiet and peaceful. We saw lizards, rabbits, and even a small toad as we sat and enjoyed the...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Jamie V
BoardingPass766059, VR Owner at Private Valerian Retreat - Renovated Jewel of a Cabin on 5 Acres, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2019

Thanks for the very kind words, Jamie. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. Best, Ted

Reviewed 25 March 2019

We absolutely loved staying at this property. It was rustic yet comfortable. The home was well kept and clean. We enjoyed relaxing on the patio and listening/watching the birds as they went about their business. We also liked the fact that we were a world...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Patrick N
Reviewed 11 September 2018

A wonderful place for a quiet Yosemite getaway! The house was spotless when we arrived and was very comfortable. There were brochures and books there that helped us plan our visit. Ted is very accommodating and responsive, and easy to work with. We would definitely...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Jim S
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We had a really nice stay in the valerian retreat. I would Highly recommend it, Ted the owner had made sure that all the needs were provided. We would love to visit the valerian retreat again

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Climber785279
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The house is easily accessible from main road in Mariposa. Spacious and comfortable house with privacy. Furniture and decoration match the environment and the local forest. Appliances are in good shape; pots and pans could be replaced, though. Laundry room was awesome and very convenient...More

Date of stay: October 2017
4  Thank eliroly
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Patio
Private Garden
Safe
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
City Getaway
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Getting around
Bass Lake is located fifteen minutes from Oakhurst. It is a hopping place during the warm weather for water sports and just catching some sun and a picnic for the day. Bass Lake offers water sports rentals, shops, casual as well as fine dining options. 'Ducey's on the Lake' is a favorite restaurant. There are 2 local golf courses just minutes away: Sierra Meadows and River Creek. During the winter months you can travel to Badger Pass to enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. With the nearby historic gold mining town of Mariposa, you can explore activities throughout the year, like festivals, art shows and wineries. You can also try out a zip line and river rafting in the summer, as well as horseback riding in the forest
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Frequently Asked Questions about Private Valerian Retreat - Renovated Jewel of a Cabin on 5 Acres

Private Valerian Retreat - Renovated Jewel of a Cabin on 5 Acres is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Private Valerian Retreat - Renovated Jewel of a Cabin on 5 Acres has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Private Valerian Retreat - Renovated Jewel of a Cabin on 5 Acres has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Private Valerian Retreat - Renovated Jewel of a Cabin on 5 Acres must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.