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Type: HouseYosemite Area Horse Ranch - Country Cottage
Description from the owner
RoundHat Ranch has a full-time owner/manager living on the ranch at Ranch Headquarters, and they can answer questions you might have about the Cottage, Ranch, or Yosemite. RoundHat Ranch has a no pets, no children, 1-2 ADULTS ONLY (21 and over) rental policy, this is due to liability issues concerning the horses and other animals on the Ranch. From RoundHat Ranch, it is 3.3 miles to restaurant, gas, and convenience store at the Catheys Valley crossroads, 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...Read more
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Yosemite Area Horse Ranch - Country Cottage
Yosemite National Park, California
Additional Location Information
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 Ranch is 'The StoneHouse', where naturalist John Muir and President Theodore Roosevelt stayed while making Yosemite a National Park. During that time, a certain Hiram Walker was granted an original land patent for 40 acres, signed by then President, Theodore Roosevelt, and today, is RoundHat Ranch.
The seasons at RoundHat ranch are distinct, and each bring their own special experiences and views.
There are many boating and fishing lakes, streams, and rivers in the Yosemite foothills and mountains.
River rafting in the Merced River Gorge, a designated wild and scenic river, along Highway 140 into Yosemite, is popular late Spring to early Fall.
Of course, all things Yosemite are on the menu, and the Ranch affords a great respite after a day in the Park.
To move about the entire property easily, the many pastures have tree-lined trails between. This allows guests to observe all the area and animals up close and in an almost parklike experience.
For those who like photography, there is ample inspiration. Varied wildlife can be seen daily.
The 'Cottage' is set within and yet apart from the ranch by its own privately fenced area, encompassing large mature Oak trees, shade-cloth arbor covered patios, fountain, all-weather covered patio, double chair swing,
and outdoor shower. All with an intimate view of the ranch and distant mountain, valley and meadow views.
The seasons at RoundHat Ranch are distinct and each has its own attractive elements, there are no weather related access problems to the ranch or to Yosemite Valley along Highway 140.
From RoundHat Ranch, it is 3.3 miles to restaurant, gas, and convenience store at the Catheys Valley crossroads on Hwy 140, then it is 10 scenic miles to the historic mining town of Mariposa, another 12 scenic miles later, you enter the spectacular Merced River Gorge traveling along the river (Hwy 140) into Yosemite Valley (this is the beginning of your Yosemite experience). The Arch, West Yosemite Park Entrance, 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.
More About This Location
Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
Nearest train station: Merced, Ca., 25 miles
Nearest airport: Yosemite/Fresno International, 65 miles
Car is essential
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