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Yosemite Gateway/Horse Ranch Cottage/Outdoor SoakingTub & Shower/Views/Trails – Home 2296005 House

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

Yosemite Gateway/Horse Ranch Cottage/Outdoor SoakingTub & Shower/Views/Trails – Home 2296005

  • House
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay

Key Info

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

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.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
  • 1 Shower

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Swing set or jungle gym
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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.

Interaction with guest

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.

Policies

Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Minimum age 21 and older.

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About the owner

Stephen S.

Tourist License
TOTPERMIT#2013034

Average reply time:
1 hour 47 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
31 Jul 2021
Years listed:
7
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

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“Perfection - a fantastic, romantic getaway!”

Reviewed 7 Jul 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 Yosemit… More

“Peace and tranquillity”

Reviewed 12 Jun 2021

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… More

“AMAZING STAY 10 OUT OF 10, FANTASTIC HOSTS, BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY!!”

Reviewed 5 Jun 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 decor… More

“Best yet?”

Reviewed 8 Apr 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 ag… More

“BEAUTIFUL RANCH WITH WELCOMING HOSTS”

Reviewed 9 Sep 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… More

“Wonderful stay at the ranch”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2020

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 eve… More

“Do not pass up the opportunity to stay in this cottage!”

Reviewed 21 Aug 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 r… More

“it was an exceptional stay for 5 days.”

Reviewed 26 Jun 2020

The cottage is sitting in the middle of 400 plus acres with horses and donkeys. It’s quite, peaceful and safe. The donkeys really love attention and like to be petted. The drive to Yosemite vall… More

“What a lovely place for a getaway!”

Reviewed 25 Feb 2020

The ranch is so beautiful, Steve and Gayle are wonderful hosts, the cabin is pristine and very cozy, it has all you need to have a comfortable stay. I enjoyed the "Tea for Two" tub at night … More

“Straight from the Horses Mouth - This place is Relaxin' :-)”

Reviewed 20 Jan 2020

My wife and I spent a week here over the New Year, loved our stay and found this inviting getaway to be equal parts inspiration and relaxation, especially if getting of the grid is what you're se… More

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Stephen (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Stephen (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Stephen (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Stephen the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Stephen (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Stephen (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Stephen (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

Find out more about booking safely.

How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Stephen (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Stephen (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Stephen (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Stephen (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Stephen (the owner) a message.

If Stephen (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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