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Mariposa Ridge Retreat / Heavenly Hideaway

Bedrooms 3
Space 132 m²
Property type chateau / country house


About the property

Mountain Views 3 bed 2 bath (sleeps max. 8 people)

Mariposa Ridge Retreat is a ten-acre hilltop home with panoramic views of the seasonal snow capped peaks in Yosemite and the quaint village below. Located just 1.5 miles outside of the historic Gold mining County seat of Mariposa, the 'Mother of California's Counties.' We are 38 miles from Yosemite National Park, and just ten minutes from the Merced River which winds along Highway 140 for 23 miles into the Park. One of the most scenic drives on the planet. Don't miss the river drive into YOSEMITE!

The home was built in 2005 and features a King Suite, a Queen bedroom and two full-size double beds in the third bedroom. There are extra twin futons & bedding for a small upcharge. There are two full baths. The master has a larger soaking tub. There is a 500 square foot deck with six foot circular HOT SPRINGS Spa overlooking the Mariposa Valley along with picnic table, umbrella and a charcoal barbecue. The water comes from a deep mountain well fed by year-round Sierra snowpack. Roam the ten hilltop acres along with deer and wild Sierra birds.

Bring your clothes and food (linens and towels are provided) and come home to peaceful mountain air and escape the rat race below. (Mariposa is the ONLY California County without a single Traffic Light!). PLEASE NOTE: Check-in at 3pm day of arrival and Check-out at 11 am. Be sure to visit our website for complete info.

Driving directions, parking instruction, home access information are given after full payment and picture ID is received. Our property information can be found at vrbo #90993. Call our business contact phone at (805)438-4444.

Big holidays are 3 night minimums to accommodate our cleaning service.

Please note we collect an 11% sales tax on the rental nights only to cover this fee that we pay to the county of Mariposa separately. See our web site at Mariposa Ridge Retreat.

(We reserve the right to refuse a booking for any reason; we have patrol service for security)

Keywords: Hilltop Home

More Details

Steve & Susan Lach
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
25 November, 2017

About Steve & Susan Lach

We built Mariposa Ridge Retreat as our vacation home and have had a wonderful 9 years meeting and greeting folks from all over the world...we spend a few days each month 'getting away from' our everyday work schedule...our main home is in Santa Margarita, Ca. a few miles north of San Luis Obispo.

Steve & Susan Lach purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why Steve & Susan Lach chose Mariposa

We fell in love with is so beautiful and peaceful.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Decompress from stress, rest, peacefulness, fresh air, serenity.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Mariposa, California

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 132 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1-2) Twin foldout floor futon & couch with extra linens
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
WIFI is available for free at some of the local establishments in town. Verizon works well with cell phones. The higher tech phones can fetch emails. There is no on site computer at this time.


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Mariposa Ridge Retreat / Heavenly Hideaway
average rating of 4.6904764 based on 42 reviews
Dickinson, TX

Wonderful place, great view.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time using the comforts of Mariposa Ridge Retreat as a base for our visit to Yosemite. The drive to Yosemite is about 45 minutes but enjoyable. The home has everything you will need and is quite secluded. The deck has a great view from the top of the ridge and hot tub was very welcome after hiking all day. So many stars at night! The owners are great people.

  • Review Submitted: 07/06/2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

We most enjoyed staying at Mariposa Ridge Retreat. The house is very clean, spacious and cosy. We most recommend it to any family wanting to discover Yosemite National Park. Thank you !

  • Review Submitted: 04/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had everything we needed

  • 4 of 5

Clean and quiet. Nice view from the living room.

  • Review Submitted: 06/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that your stay was pleasant. Come visit again.
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Perfect for our 3 generation family time at Yosemite

  • 5 of 5

Mariposa Ridge Retreat was the perfect setting for our family. Very convenient to glorious Yosemite and wonderful to come back to at the end of the day. We loved the view, the deck and the hot tub. We grilled out and ate breakfast in and the kitchen met all our needs. The 13 and 9 yr. old explored the property and looked for wild animals. One family member did see a fox early one morning. House was very clean and master bath is amazing. We highly recommend this property. I should also mention it was very quiet. No trucks were heard!

  • Review Submitted: 20/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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deck was nice with a nice view. hot tub was great.

  • 4 of 5

home was neat and bedding comfortable, would stay again

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heavenly, for sure!

  • 5 of 5

Mariposa Ridge Retreat was wonderful. Quiet, clean, very nicely set up and the hot tub was my husband's favorite part! He was in it 3 times a day at least. We made day trips into Yosemite National Park everyday, so the location was perfect. An excellent retreat for sure.

James & Rachel McComiskey

  • Review Submitted: 28/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope you had a chance to "UNPLUG" at the "Ridge Retreat". Come on back anytime and tell a friend or two! Steve & Susan Lach
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Gold Coin
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: recommended

There is a zip line at the edge of town and it has 7 runs and is an absolute blast for the entire family...209 742 3493...ask for Brian or Vicki and tell them Steve & Sue sent you...!!!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Mariposa, California

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$19.11
cleaning fee AU$127.43
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$127.43
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change.

Payment thru VRBO secure website or contact the owner direct @ 805 438 4444 if you wish to pay by check

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.