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Yosemite Vacation Rental - Kowana Valley Lodge

Lodge from across the valley
6 reviews
Lodge from across the valley
lodge in winter - a rare snow!
Lodge at night
Kitchen for guests use
Private queen bedroom, with private bath.  Has futon that makes into a double bed that can sleep two
living room with wood stove and small library
Game room (table tennis, board games, puzzles)
Upper swimming hole - always full!
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5 Bedrooms , 5 Bathrooms , Sleeps 20
Coulterville, California
Our beautiful secluded valley surrounded by national forest, is a destination unto itself. This is a great place for your group retreat, family gathering or a great base camp from which to explore Yosemite.
Kowana Valley Lodge is on 300 acres surrounded by forest just outside Yosemite. (We are a 40 min drive to the Highway 120 entrance gate). We have miles of trails, streams, swimming holes, even a cave you can explore! We have much history to offer; the site of the Yosemite Miwok winter village, and later a Gold Rush site, complete with grinding holes, old stone buildings, and remnants of the Coulterville Trail, the very first tourist route into Yosemite from 1858-1870.

We are off the grid - we make all our power from solar, this is a great learning opportunity for those interested in learning about more self sufficient livin...
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About the Owner, Lynn F
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : May 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 6 reviews and 1 property
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Kowana Valley was our last stop on our trip from Vegas to San Fran, via Yosemite. We were looking for something reasonably priced and close to the park. Then we found Kowana Valley and got very excited about being off the grid (which doesn't really affect the stay if you are mindful) but had no idea what to expect. Trip...

Inverness, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We had an excellent 4 night stay in a private ensuite room at the Lodge. We had no problems navigating our way to the Lodge as we were given detailed information by the owner upon booking. We were warmly greeted by the owner who took time out of her busy schedule to give us lots of information and recommendations on...

Rovigo, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We stopped at Kowana Valley Lodge on our trip to Yosemite and San Francisco. We were three families with 4 children. This place is wonderful! You reach it after driving in the middle of the forest on an unpaved road for about half an hour. When you arrive there you find yourself immerse in nature and you have great possibilities...

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (20)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Queen Beds:(3)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(8)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Half bath
    1 Shower
    3 Attached (ensuite)
    8 Twins
    3 Kings
    3 Fulls
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  • Cleaning fee: $278 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: $416 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
We are in the Stanislaus Forest, just bordering Yosemite National Park. We are a destination for families, groups, and Yosemite travelers. On site we have swimming holes, trails for hiking or horseback riding, and we are just a short drive to visit Yosemite. With 300 acres and no nearby neighbors, you can experience true solitude and relaxation. Your cell phone will not ring in our valley, and there is no internet to distract you from the beauty surrounding you. You can have a true vacation from it all! This site was a former Indian Village - winter home of the Yosemite Miwoks. Later came the Gold Rush miners - and the first trail into Yosemite that brought tourists, started on this site! Available are history tours of this historic site, tours of our off grid solar system, and inf... more
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