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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

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 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:
2 hours 1 minutes
Response rate:
95%
Calendar last updated:
06 Dec 2019
Years listed:
5
Overall rating:
5

Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

Excellent
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“As great as it looks in the pictures”

Reviewed 22 Nov 2019

Great little place. Clean, cosy, well stocked with kitchen stuff. Hosts were very kind. Would definitely recommend and stay here again.

“Incredible Getaway”

Reviewed 4 Nov 2019

Most amazing private ranch with the best hosts. Stephen and Gayle pay attention to every detail in the small cabin and offer so much peace and quiet in the most beautiful ranch. The closest town is on… More

“Everything was wonderful”

Reviewed 3 Nov 2019

After evacuating from fires we couldn't have found a more lovely, restful, peaceful getaway. The cottage is located in a beautiful setting and is supplied with all the amenities one would want. T… More

“Sweet Horse Ranch R&R”

Reviewed 15 Oct 2019

We loved our stay on the ranch. Patting all the horses & burros and walking the beautiful ranch at sunset was super relaxing and beautiful. The cottage is very comfortable and clean - the outdoo… More

“Capt”

Reviewed 26 Sep 2019

We had a fantastic 4 day stay at Roundhat Ranch cottage We drove from San Francisco, and without traffic it’s less than 3 hrs. The cottage is a self contained building on a horse ranch, in a q… More

“Peaceful and relaxing place”

Reviewed 15 Sep 2019

The cottage had such a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere with two beautiful patios for outdoor cooking or just to sit and enjoy the rabbits, horses, birds and ground squirrels. We loved the comfortable… More

“Peaceful country retreat”

Reviewed 31 Aug 2019

This beautifully done cottage with all the comforts of home tucked away on a horse ranch in Cathey's Valley is a little slice of heaven. If you've ever longed for a country escape, this is i… More

“Perfect Yosemite stay”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2019

This little ranch cottage was a perfect stay for our Yosemite trip. It was super clean and comfortable. The ranch was awesome and it was so fun to walk around and see all the animals. We really enjoye… More

“Relaxing Stay at the Ranch”

Reviewed 25 Jun 2019

We traveled into Yosemite most of the week we were there, but being able to come back to the ranch was a nice, relaxing pleasure! The house had everything we needed, and more! Stephen and Gayle were… More

“Secluded and quir”

Reviewed 3 Jun 2019

Fantastic spot for a quiet break within striking distance of Yosemite and a 20 minute drive to Mariposa. Stephen is a great host. We followed his itinerary and suggestions ( bike riding in the Valley)… 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?

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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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