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Katie and Bob Kelly

Member since: 2014
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Speaks english

Vintage Farm House in Sierra Foothills

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse


Photos and Description of this North Fork holiday farmhouse

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Remodeled Ranch Cabin Nestled In Sierra Foothills.

Our newly renovated 1890's vintage ranch cabin has all new modern appliances and comforts and is opening for the first time this Spring for visitors. From our location you can be swimming in Bass Lake in 10 minutes, get to the South Gate of Yosemite in 35 minutes, or drive the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway and have all the treasures of the Sierra National Forest at your feet. In the evening you can sit back and relax, barbecue, and enjoy the sweeping views from your own private garden. You are guaranteed great bird watching from our hummingbirds to Red Tail Hawks. After nightfall you might even enjoy being serenaded by the native coyotes!

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Katie and Bob Kelly (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Katie and Bob Kelly

Katie and Bob are local teachers who love the outdoors and the great opportunities to enjoy nature in Yosemite, Bass Lake, and the Sierra National Forest. Our most recent adventure is creating a small heritage breed animal farm. We are currently refining the chicken run and will soon have donkeys and/or horses and of course, pigs! We also have four loving kittens who are quite happy to have you scratch their ears.

Katie and Bob Kelly purchased this farmhouse in 2011

Why Katie and Bob Kelly chose Yosemite Area

We chose North Fork as it's a great place to raise kids, flowers, fruits, and vegetables, and spend time outdoors. And, who wouldn't want Yosemite in their backyard? We are on 12 acres that are perfect for raising animals of all sorts, a large vegetable garden and the beginnings of an orchard.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We are located on the faster, more scenic route to the South Gate of Yosemite National Park (35 minutes) and Bass Lake (10 minutes). We are 25 minutes from the town of Oakhurst. We are situated in an ideal resting spot after day trips to many local attractions and half hour to the Chukchansi Casino and resort. You can sit in your own private garden and look out over historic grazing pastures and watch the sun set over the hills behind you and if you hit it right, you can enjoy the produce from our vegetable garden.


based on 32 traveller reviews

Vintage Farm House in Sierra Foothills
average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews

We Ready to Move In!

  • 5 of 5

This is our first time ever trying Home Away or anything like it and it was the best experience we could have had. Bob and Katie are so hospitable and while the pics of this house are great, it is even better in person. Everything was clean and fresh and carefully thought out. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were so sad to have to leave. Even our five year old asked if we could move in. I was ready to move in too!

Some awesome perks:

* Chilled wine waiting for us in the fridge. We aren't wine drinkers but the sentiment was so sweet.

* Some great literature in the house. We especially liked the children's books about Yosemite.

* Beautiful surroundings

* A cozy place perfect for our family of four but just as suitable for friends or a romantic getaway.

* Not too far from Yosemite. About 35 minutes from the Yosemite South Entrance.

* Near Oakhurst which is a bigger town with restaurants and grocery stores.

* The Kellys provided very thorough directions to their place, tips for things to do in the area, and their favorite places to see in Yosemite. They are also very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and were able to help us out with a few questions we had.

If you are considering this place, just do it. You won't regret it!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Decent option if you want to stay outside the park!

  • 4 of 5

The property is great, exactly as mentioned in the description. We could locate it easily. The house was clean and well arranged. We stayed for one night. The floors are a bit creaky but manageable. Overall the experience was good. There are options around to eat but they close early, so one should keep that in mind.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Thank you for your review. From our previous correspondence it sounded like you had a wonderful night in our guest house. Regarding the creak in the floors, they are real hardwood and as our posting states, it is a vintage farm house, so a creak or two can be expected. From our previous responses, our guests typically love the charm of the house and have found it very comfortable as it was just renovated. We pride our house as being an alternative to a hotel or a modern condo option and for the vast majority of our visitors it seemed to be a perfect option for those who want a quiet, unique getaway. Regarding dining, I always email a document with local suggestions. Our little town does close early, but there are lovely restaurants on Bass Lake (10 min drive) and in Oakhurst (20 min drive) that offer late night dining.
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Refreshing, Charming, & Clean!

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and a couple we stayed with at the Vintage farm house had such a lovely time! The host was super helpful and sent us information about things to do in the area as soon as we booked. After a long day of hiking at Yosemite, it was so nice to go back to such a quaint place. The house was very clean and had everything we needed. We grilled every night on the gas grill - it was awesome! The feral kitties running around outside were so fun. We would definitely stay here again! Thanks for such an enjoyable stay!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute property away from crowds

  • 4 of 5

The house has everything you need and away from the crowd which is exactly what we were looking for. The owners are very available if needed and had kindly put some fresh farmed eggs from the property in the fridge upon our arrival. Only one thing: would be great to improve cleanliness

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In the three years that we have rented our guest house, this is the first negative comment we have received regarding cleanliness. I am confused by this comment as I personally clean the house before each stay. As you can see from nearly every review, visitors generally are exceptionally happy with their stay and frequently comment on how clean and well equipped the house is. That being said, I will thoroughly inspect the house before the next stay.
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Lovely home from home in North Fork.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Katie and Bob are excellent hosts. The house was well equipped and we loved coming back after a day sightseeing to sit on the porch with a glass or two of wine. The eggs and wine you provided were delicious, thank you. This was an excellent base from which to tour the area, we fitted in Bass Lake and Yosemite. We took note of the tips to get to places early too. Initially we had hoped to stay nearer to Yosemite but, on reflection it was great to escape the crowds. The kittens provided ample entertainment too. We eat in Oakhurst mostly and enjoyed a nice meal at the Crab Shack and the Italian (Di Ciccio's?). Loved the quirky nature of North Fork and had some lovely conversations with friendly locals in the local supermarket. Diolch yn Fawr.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 Stars

  • 5 of 5

This Cottage is everything it says it is! It is warm it is inviting it. Is quaint.

There are many attractions around it and we came for a wedding at the Pines Resort it was the perfect fit! The hosts were amazing the cottage was perfect. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Buckhorn Saloon
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Sierra Meadows, Wawona Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Highway 41
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
La Cabana
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Badger Pass
Nearest Beach
175 Miles
Santa Cruz
Car: necessary

North Fork, a former logging community nestled in the middle of a vast pine and cedar forest is based at an elevation of 3,000 feet. North Fork has a large artist community, a farmers' market, and large Mono Indian population with several museums. The town itself is a quiet, quaint town that has one of the best Mexican restaurants you will ever enjoy. There is a grocery store, post office, coffee house, Pizza Factory and the authentic Buckhorn Saloon. Bass Lake is a 10 minute drive through the pines where you can lay on the beach, hike the trails, jet ski, dine at the local restaurants or rent a boat. Continue on another 25 miles and you will arrive at the South Gate of Yosemite National Park. You will be minutes away from the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoia trees and the Wawona Hotel and golf course and with another 45 minute drive you will be at Glacier Point. Continue on and Yosemite Valley will be at your feet. Another attraction in the area is the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway which has its starting point in the town of North Fork. It is a spectacular 100 mile loop through Sierra National Forrest with stunning views, picnic grounds, hiking trails and the gateway to Mono Hotsprings.


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Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in North Fork, California

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$81 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$269
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in North Fork, California

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Newly renovated bathroom
  • There is one bathroom with tub/shower, toilet and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Master bedroom with one queen-size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , Bedroom 2 has two twin-size beds
  • There are two bedrooms. One has a queen size bed, the second has two twins.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • water skiing
  • water tubing