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Vintage Farm House in Sierra Foothills

Bedrooms 2
Space 74 m²
Property type farmhouse


About the property

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!

Katie and Bob Kelly
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2017

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in North Fork, California

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Vintage Farm House in Sierra Foothills
average rating of 4.756098 based on 41 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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Very great experience

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hosts and beautiful home. We had a great weekend stay :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was a great location for a Yosemite trip, and Bob and Katie were kind and gracious hosts with great advice. Close to the mountains, close to Bass Lake, it's perfectly situated for a fun mountain retreat. Looking forward to going back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very charming and cozy. Loved all the vintage details. Close to Bass lake and Yosemite.

  • 4 of 5

Just had a wonderful stay at this cute little house. Was welcomed with a bottle of good wine and some fresh eggs from the owners chickens. There was a nice yard space to go out and drink the wine in evening or coffee in morning. Close to Bass lake and a little bit more of a drive to the Yosemite park. Spent a great day hiking around Glacier Point. Amazing views. One thing to remember, we read there was a restaurant at Glazier Point. There is not. Just a little store. We also hiked along Willow Creek which was so pretty and the water so clear and cool. We cooked a dinner and breakfast at the house and the kitchen had everything we needed. Good enough counter space. There are only two things I can say were an issue with the house, the little air conditioner they had in living room kept that room and the bedroom pretty cool but the cool air did not reach much into kitchen so it was hotter in there. The other thing was the screend door did not close all the way so it left a little opening at the top that a few mosquitoes got in. Don't forget bug spray, which I did, cause they are out in droves in this area. All in all though this was a great little vacation, and I would defiantly recommend this cute house to anyone looking for a place to hang your hat while you explore the Yosemite park.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and homey

  • 4 of 5

So well kept and in a secluded area!! Owner even provided us farm fresh eggs which were fantastic!!! Loved staying in the country but so near Yosemite. Would recommend to a couple or small family. We had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private and cozy

  • 4 of 5

The cottage sits on a pretty piece of land with easy access to Bass Lake and Yosemite. The hosts are helpful and accessible. The cottage is clean, pretty and well equipped. Would definitely stay again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • 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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in North Fork, California

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$75.8 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$252.68
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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