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Yosemite Country Cottage/ RoundHat Horse Ranch/ Views/ Outdoor Shower

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Ranch Entrance to Cottage seen from Ranch Headquarters
RoundHat Ranch Entrance to Cottage
Cottage at Night
Front of Cottage
Cottage Arbor Patio w/ Outdoor Shower
Yosemite Valley 47 scenic miles from ranch
Poppies in Merced River Gorge into Yosemite Valley begins 27 miles from the ranch
Covered Patio off Bedroom w/ Arbor, Swing, & Fountain
Cottage Setting in Summer
Cottage Porch Summer Morning
Cottage Arbors
'Wisteria Lane'  @ Cottage
Cottage Yard
Sign @ Old Hwy & RoundHat ranch road- turn down ranch road to RoundHat Entrance .4 milee
Entrance to Ranch Road off Old Highway
Road to RoundHat Ranch
Ranch Cottage Rd. inside Ranch - Sign at Left
Ranch Setting w/ Parking to left
Front Gate to Cottage
View of Ranch Entrance
Big Oak Swings and Views
There are 2 miles of walking trails about the ranch
Ranch Fall
Ranch Fall
Ranch Walking Trail
Ranch Walking Trail
View toward RoundHat Ranch
Ranch views
Ranch Views
Ranch Views
Ranch Sunset
Finura saying Hi
Mini Donkeys w/ Gayle
Ranch Stallion 'Bear'
Abby and Panda say Hi
1 of 46Ranch Entrance to Cottage seen from Ranch Headquarters
Holiday Rental House -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Yosemite National Park, California
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 extra 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...
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Listing #FKN2296005
About the Owner
Stephen S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
We are Gayle and Steve Saunders, the owner mangers at RoundHat Ranch. When you arrive we like to meet 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 5 July 2018

We’ve just stayed here 2 nights as part of our Yosemite trip and Cali driving tour. Wow!!! This place is truly beautiful, the location is just outside Yosemite but perfect to get away form the crowds. The cottage is gorgeous and has everything you could...More

Thank Nicky M
Reviewed 8 June 2018

My wife and I just spent 3 nights in the cottage at RoundHat Horse Ranch and it was an awesome experience. The cottage is very well kept, clean, and comfortable. The ranch itself is very quiet and relaxing with a number of horses, donkeys, and...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

2 thumbs way up for this wonderful cottage! The location is beautiful! The cottage is lovely, the bed is comfy and the grounds are gorgeous! Cottage offered all you could need and more! Just the romantic getaway we needed! Loved our time there, wish we...More

Thank Samantha B
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dryer
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Swingset
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age 21 and older.
    1 Shower
    1 Queen
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night
Default 1 night
1 Apr 2018 -
31 Oct 2018
1 night
1 Nov 2018 -
1 Jan 2019
1 night
2 Jan 2019 -
31 Jan 2019
1 night
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to New Zealand Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cleaning Fee w/tax: $118 / stay - Fee
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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.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Yosemite/Fresno International: 105.0 km
Railway: Merced, Ca.: 40.0 km
We will be sending you direction and entry instructions about 3 weeks prior to your stay, via email from this website.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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