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Trabucco Gardens *Yosemite Gold Country Stargazing Retreat*

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 92 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Conveniently located off Highway 49 in California's Gold Country, on a historic parcel known as Trabucco Gardens.

During the Gold Rush days, Trabucco Gardens was a parcel of land cultivated as a vegetable garden, while Forty-Niners discovered gold in the area. The historic rock walls on property mark the perimeter where the garden once grew.

The joy of discovery continues here today. Now you can discover the vast riches our universe has to offer. Trabucco Gardens, located on 17 private acres, provides you with a grand opportunity to stargaze in privacy using high-end, easy-to-use instruments. The robotic GO-TO telescopes are provided during your stay, and are included in the rental cost. This open, rural stretch of Highway 49, which is considered 'above the fog and below the snow', provides you with many clear night opportunities, even in winter.

The Trabucco Gardens House, newly constructed in 2007, is well appointed and available year round. Mariposa, the county seat, which is 10 miles south, has many essential services, along with many wonderful dining, shopping, and historic sight-seeing experiences. Yosemite National Park's West entrance is located about 45 minutes away up Highway 140 from Mariposa.

We provide housekeeping service (not daily maid service), before and after your stay. Courtesy towels, coffee, tea, cocoa, popcorn, and guest soap are provided to welcome you on the day you arrive. Personal key code access provides you with convenience and security. Along with a fold-away sofa bed in the living room, a queen-sized inflatable Aero-Bed is provided for extra sleeping accommodations.

Because of the rural nature of the area, there is abundant opportunity for wildlife sightings, such as deer, wild turkey, coyote, bobcat, birds of prey, and perhaps an occasional bear. Seasonal creeks at the North and South ends of the property flow during winter and spring. Make sure to leave some time in your schedule during your stay for stargazing too.

Using the telescopes, beautiful views of the Orion Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy, Hercules Cluster, and many other deep sky objects are yours to behold. The telescopes offer a TOUR mode, which takes you to the best and brightest objects in the sky during your stay. Stargazing doesn't get any easier than this.

What on EARTH are you waiting for? Go mining in the INFINITE FRONTIER above! An inspiring adventure of discovery for the young and the young-at-heart is here at Trabucco Gardens.

NOTE: Please include a phone number with your inquiry in case our E-mail reply fails to reach you due to technical reasons. WE ALWAYS REPLY WITHIN A FEW HOURS.

Keywords: Cabin Home, Cottage, Yosemite Stargazing

More Details

Owner
Mike
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2017

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Mariposa, California

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Half bathroom upstairs in master bedroom
  • 1.5 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 cot , 1 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Sofa Bed, inflatable mattress bed, and (1) twin roll away
  • Queen size beds (1), baby cribs (1), sleep sofa or futons (1) located in living room, bunk beds (1) in kids room, queen inflatable mattress bed and (1) twin roll away bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Tripod-mounted robotic GO-TO telescopes provided for your stargazing pleasure. Includes eyepieces, accessories and written instructions.

Reviews

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5

My Experience was Magical

  • 5 of 5

From the time I booked the property until the time we arrived, the owner Mike was so accommodating and great at responding to any questions or concerns I had. You can tell from the time you book that he takes great pride in his property(and what a beautiful property it is!). The Cabin had absolutely everything we needed the whole weekend. even some toys,books, and games for the kids.The grounds keeper Alan came riding up on his horse one day to see if we needed anything (which was a treat for my 10 year old and 6 year old nephew) and they made it clear if we needed anything we could contact them. The only bad thing I can say is that I didn't have enough time to really explore the property and use the telescopes. We plan on making many trips in the future to Mariposa and Yosemite and staying at Trabucco Gardens. Thank you so much Mike, everything you did for me was out of this world and it made my trip everything I had hoped for! -Desiree

  • Review Submitted: 17/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in trabucco gardens before and like the first time it was amazing. I have noting but great words for mike. Always accommodates our needs. We are looking forward to coming again in the near future. If you are looking for a white and relaxing place to get away from the city this is the place to go! Great job mike!

  • Review Submitted: 01/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, beautiful country location!

  • 5 of 5

One of the reasons we chose this house ... we were intrigued by the observatory! Sadly, we didn't actually use it. Being quite a drive (probably 1-1/2 hours) to Yosemite, lots of driving through Yosemite and lots of hiking as well, left us ready to just crash for the evening and not feeling like figuring out the telescopes. We tried, but it was just too much to take on, after a long day. We LOVED sitting on the porch and watching the stars come out and the bat that was busy keeping us bug free! In the morning, sipping coffee & listening to an owl as the sun began to rise, started our days off perfectly!

We do not recommend arriving at the house, from Yosemite, by way of 120 to 49. We came that way and it was a harrowing drive! Definitely, take 140, through Mariposa. Another thing to think about - there were wild fires in Mariposa just 1 month before our stay. We are from Ohio, so it never occurred to us to keep an eye on something like that. Thankfully, this lovely home and land was spared, but just down the road were many sobering reminders of the previous month's devastation!

Turn right, out of the driveway, and about a mile away is a great little place to eat. The kind only the locals know about! The Original Bon Ton Cafe. Yummy Cajun, Creole, Barbeque and steaks!

The choices for pots and pans was somewhat limited. I only found small skillets to fry up some breakfast in. That worked okay for just the 2 of us, but if your party size is bigger than that, this could be a challenge. The house was spotless and there were tons of towels and blankets and things like that. WiFi, terribly slow. (HugesNet) We had no phone service (Verizon) but depending on your carrier, your chances might be better.

  • Review Submitted: 29/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here, they really paid attention to all the details. This place had everything we needed including charcoal with the grill! The generous snack basket in the fridge was unexpected but appreciated. Would definitely recommend it and would love to stay here again!!

  • Review Submitted: 27/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It was a pleasure to stay at this house. Beautiful view and everything we needed .

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. Perfect location for our vacation to Yosemite. Near by Mariposa had souvenir shopping and a nice variety of eateries. Yosmite was a 45 minute enjoyable drive . Would highly recommend a stay at Trabucco Gardens.

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!!!

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy and charming place. You can tell they care very much for the property and the guests. I can't think of anything we needed that wasn't provided. Lots of attention to detail. Amazing! !! We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 13/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Fresno Yosemite International
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Mariposa, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Rate
28 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$132
 
 
Spring Rate
1 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$220
 
 
Summer Rate
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$260
 
 
September Rate
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$220
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$196
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$33.29 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

• $99 WINTER RATES VALID DURING WINTER MONTHS - Includes holidays within those dates
• PET POLICY: A $25.00 Pet Cleaning Fee Applies / Maximum Pet Weight 40 lbs

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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