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Yosemite Gateway/Horse Ranch Cottage/Outdoor SoakingTub & Shower/Views/Trails

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RoundHat Ranch Entrance to Cottage
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
1 night minimum
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If you want to detach from your everyday life and/or the crowds in Yosemite, a respite, a retreat to recharge at RoundHat Ranch is a natural remedy for you, replete with Outdoor Soaking Tub and Outdoor Shower for added relaxation. 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....If you want to detach from your everyday life and/or the crowds in Yosemite, a respite, a retreat to recharge at RoundHat Ranch is a natural remedy for you, replete with Outdoor Soaking Tub and Outdoor Shower for added relaxation. 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 The Ranch has a full-time owner/manager living at the Ranch Headquarters and can answer any questions you might have during your stay. 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. The policy does allow us to not charge a Security Deposit. From RoundHat Ranch, it is 3.3 miles to restaurant, gas, and convenience store at the Catheys Valley crossroads at Highway 140 and Hornitos Rd., then it is 10 scenic miles to the historic mining town of Mariposa, another 12 scenic miles later, you enter the 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. 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/ cotton linens, blankets, comforter, futon chair/bed and ceiling fan. 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. 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. For more information on ranch amenities and policy, view rental agreement in the yellow 'Book Now' tab prior to making payment. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: TOTPERMIT#2013034More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Minimum age 21 and older.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Stephen S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2014
Interaction with guests
We are Gayle and Steve Saunders, the owner/managers at RoundHat Ranch. When you arrive we can meet with you and give you an orientation about the Ranch and Cottage and answer any questions you might have, including Yosemite and Mariposa. The Cottage will be open when you arrive and inside on the table will be a binder full of information including wifi address and password, also front door keys will be on the table. Inside the front door on the wall is our contact information should you need help at anytime. Other than that we will leave you to yourselves except if you want to ask us about anything.
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Reviewed 26 October 2021 via mobile

My husband and I spent our honeymoon on this beautiful ranch. The cottage is everything as described and more…… comfortable, quiet, well equipped (we cooked and barbecued most of our meals),very clean!!!! The bed is comfortable, the outdoor shower is a must! Stephen was an...More

Date of stay: October 2021
Thank MrsBaker2021
Reviewed 13 September 2021 via mobile

Easy booking. Tremendous communication on behalf of the owners. Photographs and description depict the cottage perfectly. Lovely, serene stay.

Date of stay: September 2021
Thank 2021Yosemite
Reviewed 28 August 2021

We had a very enjoyable 4-night stay here. The cottage is VERY comfortable with lots of spaces both indoors and outdoors to enjoy. The setting in a horse ranch is incredible. My husband would go out and greet the animals (horses and donkeys) near the...More

Date of stay: August 2021
Thank Seaside44777267012
Reviewed 7 July 2021

My fiancé and I wanted to do something special for our 20 years together anniversary trip and the Round Hat Ranch cottage did not disappoint! Even though we planned 3 days of hiking in Yosemite, we did not want to stay in traditional lodging near...More

Date of stay: June 2021
Thank NJ_Salefish
Reviewed 12 June 2021 via mobile

If you are truly looking for a getaway....no people, no kids and want to wind down and relax. This ultra clean, full amenity cottage is the place for you! See the stars at night, wake up to the sound of donkeys, bathe in the outdoor...More

Date of stay: June 2021
Thank Templemary4
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Reviewed 6 June 2021

Do not hesitate in booking Steve and Gayle's Cottage. This place exceeded our expectations. The animals were a PLUS!!! The cleanliness of the cottage was unlike any other. The furniture and decoration were all so perfectly furnished. The location truly made us feel like we...More

Date of stay: May 2021
1  Thank Passport06904396491
Reviewed 8 April 2021

We find ourselves asking if this is the best, most relaxing place we have stayed in our 24 years together. It is truly a little piece of heaven on earth. Thanks for sharing! We hope to see you guys again. Michael and Ashley

Date of stay: April 2021
Thank scootrain
Reviewed 9 September 2020

If I could give this 10 stars I would! Let me start off by saying that Steven and Gale (the hosts/owners of the ranch) are some of the most kind-hearted souls you will ever meet. They made sure we had everything we needed in the...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Farah D
Reviewed 24 August 2020 via mobile

I just returned from a wonderful stay at Roundhat Ranch. The cottage was clean, comfortable, and had everything I could need or think of. The outdoor tub was a great addition and made for relaxing evenings. Steve and Gayle were a joy and it was...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Serenityseeker1380
Reviewed 21 August 2020

What a great place to get away and relax. Steve and Gayle, property owners, were so friendly and accommodating. The bedding and towels were luxurious and the kitchen had everything we needed. The ranch has several trails where you can explore. They horses and donkeys...More

Date of stay: August 2020
1  Thank danapointbeachgirl
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Deck
Dryer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Playground
Porch
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Swingset
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Catheys Valley is in Mariposa County along State Highway 140 to Yosemite. It is an area of Oak Woodlands, Knolls, Hills, and Meadows, with the Sierra Mountains and Yosemite bordering to the east. Many old Chinese rock walls define old boundaries and are now historical preservation sites. Catheys Valley has a rural ranching lifestyle of small and large ranches, the kind you see while traveling, and wonder how you can experience it for yourself. RoundHat Ranch puts you into that experience, where you can get the sights, sounds, and feel of ranch living. Nature is the attraction and the main activity, with quiet, space, and privacy as amenities. The sights can give inspiration to the photographer and nature lover, like it did to Ansel Adams and John Muir. Less than one mile from RoundHat...
Getting around
The Ranch Cottage needs your own transportation for getting to and from the Ranch. There is also bus transportation (YARTS) to and from Yosemite at designated stops in Catheys Valley (about 2.5 miles from the Ranch) and Mariposa (about 13 miles from the Ranch) both along State Highway 140.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yosemite Gateway/Horse Ranch Cottage/Outdoor SoakingTub & Shower/Views/Trails

Yosemite Gateway/Horse Ranch Cottage/Outdoor SoakingTub & Shower/Views/Trails is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Yosemite Gateway/Horse Ranch Cottage/Outdoor SoakingTub & Shower/Views/Trails has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Yosemite Gateway/Horse Ranch Cottage/Outdoor SoakingTub & Shower/Views/Trails has one bedroom available. See all property details.

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