3 Bd Historic Rauch Ranch Winery/ Vnyrd tours
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||750 square feet|
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|Theme||Budget, Historic, Roughing it, Away from it all, Mountain, Rural|
Description from the owner
Located 45 minutes from Yosemite our 3 Bdrm Bunk house has full kitchen 1 Qn Bd 1 Full and 2 twin beds We are a working cattle ranch and wine grape producers with this our first year of estate production. Activities on the 4000 acres include Hiking, Biking, Photography, Bird watching and wild animal hunts. Whether you want to enjoy the serenity or try your hand at clay pidgeon shoots we have plenty of extra activities on the ranch.
Wine tastings and hands on productions are seasonal as are Hay Rides to feed our Black Angus Grass Fed herd. Beginners interested in quick horsemanship instruction are encouraged to let us know when they'll...Read more
3 Bd Historic Rauch Ranch Winery/ Vnyrd tours
Additional Location Information
We are located at the 2000 ft elev of the Sierra Nevada Foothills East of Merced off Hwy 140 and NW of Oakhurst. off Hwy 49N. We are 8.5 miles from Mariposa and due to the ruralness of the ranch we have few to no neighbors. Yosemite, Bass Lake, Fresno are all less than an hour away.
Location Type Away from it all, Mountain, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$100 - $125||$100 - $125||$500||$0||2 nights|
|Jan. 6 2013 - Dec. 31 2013
|All Other Dates||$100||$100||$500||-||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
Mariposa Cnty has bed tax of 11%
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 16, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Great base from which to explore the region
This was a great little cottage in a scenic location. Only 8 miles from Mariposa, which has all necessary amenities & shops. And only 50 mins. from Yosemite Valley. The cottage was very clean and cosy, and Lesli & Mike very welcoming owners. It was wonderfully quiet at night (but beware the nearby chook shed in the morning). We could roam over the farm & meet the animals. It has a cosy wood heater (wood supplied), full size gas stove & large fridge. Bed was very comfortable. Bathroom small, but functional. WiFi internet access. Plenty of books, videos etc. It is reasonably close to the main house, but that was never a problem, privacy-wise.
Response from Lesli Rauch - 05/02/2013
Jennifer and Ian,
Thanks you so much for the wonderful review and so glad you enjoyed your trip.
Would love to be able to once again visit your part of the world as we had very fond memories of our tour.
Thank you again and Blessings to you both.
Bet your dog was glad you made it home safely as well!
Relaxing, back to nature experience... Like going to your aunts
Our group of six traveling adults decided to take the adventure of staying at the Rauch Ranch for three days while touring Yosemite. What a fun time! The old house was like going back your aunts house in the country. Roster crowing at dawn, wild turkey, coyote and other wildlife are all within view. Ask for the directions around the ranch because it is truly a beautiful place. Lesli is a great host and makes you feels like family. Great conversation with the Rauch couple in the evening is a lesson in ranching, history and growing grapes. Our trips to Yosemite is a wonderful drive of 45 minutes thru God's beauty and handy work.
However, one day we spent the whole day in the Mariposa area and just sitting enjoying the ranch view. To the Rauch family... We say thank you it was a great experience.
Response from Lesli Rauch - 04/30/2013
Thank you so much for taking the adventurous risk of visiting us out here in rural California. We enjoyed your visits and getting to know a bit about you all. Glad to hear you all arrived safely home!
I so appreciate your quick response to a perfect review and hope for more happy adventures for the six of you!
Happy trails and Blessings, Mike and Lesli Rauch
Bristol, United Kingdom
If we ever happen to be passing Rauch Ranch we would definitely
Lesli was exceptionally helpful - even waiting up although we were delayed after our flight. Nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel very welcome. The ranch was amazing - it was our first stop in america ever - the first destination on our road trip and the best start! Waking up in the morning and sitting out in the Californian sun on the back porch looking out over acres of ranch land, with cattle under the trees was just the best! Just like a something out of a movie! If you would like to stay on a rustic, authentic, traditional family ranch then this is the place. Nearby Mariposa is a quaint traditional town and the drive to Yosemite, not far, was great. Yosemite is the most beautiful place- not to be missed. If we ever happen to be passing Rauch Ranch we would definitely be back!! Still dreaming about it!
Response from Lesli Rauch - 01/30/2013
Paul, Clare and family Isbell
How very kind of you and such a wonderful review. We Like to think of all our visitors as new friends and hope the road does lead you all back here one day.
Blessings and Thank you all again. We enjoyed your stay as well!!!!
Mike and Lesli
J D V & K
It doesn't get much better than this when in Mariposa! Breath ta
I am so happy that we were turned onto Flip key cause we would have not found the Rauch's. We enjoyed the serenity of the mountains and farm life. The Rauch's were very pleasant and went completely above and beyond to accommodate us. Our son rode a horse and we shot clay pigeons which was so fun for us city slickers.
We already miss Lesli, Mike and Romeo...the best dog in the world next to ours :-)
It is a short, scenic route to Yosemite from here and you get so much more than those pricey hotels and lodges. Oakhurst is also close by.
The house was quaint and clean. It was perfect size for four grown ups and we could have easily fit 5 or 6 people.
I feel the photos don't quite depict how amazing this place really is.
We were pleasantly surprised and very happy.
The land is massive and we can't wait to return to have more time to explore it.
Response from Lesli Rauch - 01/10/2013
Thank you so much for the awesome review and sorry this took so long to get back to you. Some how Flipkey locked me out of my account so I couldn't contact you. The pictures were perfect and again hoping for perfect weather on your return stay.
Hope you are back to work and things are being blessed.
Lesli, Mike and Romeo
Family of six from Sacramento, Frenso, and NC
Leslie and her family made us feel at home. She makes us gave us a warm welcome and included my family in the activities of her working ranch. It was a real experience and we loved the beautiful scenery. The wine was exceptional, we truly enjoyed the evening on the porch and the relaxing atmosphere. I definately would recommend her sweet cottage for any travelers with a close proximity to Yosemite. Thank you, Leslie, Mike and Michael for the lovely weekend.
Response from Lesli Rauch - 10/29/2012
Thank you Cindy and Francisco and the rest of your precious family. We had a blast getting to visit with you.
Be sure to keep in touch and don't forget the seafood recipe. Mike is in awe!!!!
Be Blessed, Mike and Lesli Rauch
Beautiful, inviting and friendly atmosphere, location and hosts,
A lovely time on the ranch and amongst the grapes. The Rauch's welcomed us as if we were family, entertaining us with the tales of ranch and vine life while we enjoyed an evening under he stars, listening to the sounds of the country.
Response from Lesli Rauch - 10/12/2012
Thank you so much for your review. Hope to have you visit us again. We so enjoyed our visits and getting to know you both. Happy Anniversary and many joyful years together. Lesli and Mike