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“Great place and kind owner!”
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Ranch Entrance to Cottage seen from Ranch Headquarters
RoundHat Ranch Entrance to Cottage
Cottage at Night
Front of Cottage
Cottage Arbor Patio w/ Outdoor Shower
Yosemite Valley 47 scenic miles from ranch
Poppies in Merced River Gorge into Yosemite Valley begins 27 miles from the ranch
Cottage
Covered Patio off Bedroom w/ Arbor, Swing, & Fountain
Cottage Setting in Summer
Cottage Porch Summer Morning
Cottage Arbors
'Wisteria Lane'  @ Cottage
Cottage Yard
Sign @ Old Hwy & RoundHat ranch road- turn down ranch road to RoundHat Entrance .4 milee
Entrance to Ranch Road off Old Highway
Road to RoundHat Ranch
Ranch Cottage Rd. inside Ranch - Sign at Left
Ranch Setting w/ Parking to left
Front Gate to Cottage
View of Ranch Entrance
Big Oak Swings and Views
There are 2 miles of walking trails about the ranch
Ranch Fall
Ranch Fall
Ranch Walking Trail
Ranch Walking Trail
View toward RoundHat Ranch
Ranch views
Ranch Views
Ranch Views
Ranch Sunset
Finura saying Hi
Mini Donkeys w/ Gayle
Ranch Stallion 'Bear'
Abby and Panda say Hi
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Yosemite National Park, California

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panbi0917
Palo Alto, California
1 review
“Great place and kind owner!”
Reviewed July 15, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This place has everything all you need. It's just like you have your home. Everything was really clean and beautiful. I found some games and puzzle and a nice guide book for Yosemite in the cabin. The owner is really nice and helpful. One thing I wished more was light. Light was little dark to eat dinner at night. Overall very nice and cool! I wish I could spend more nights there and I will definitely stay there for next trip in Yosemite!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Anita G
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“A quiet haven with an authentic feel and super hosts.”
Reviewed June 5, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We travelled 2000 miles over three weeks in California, staying in eight different places, and this was, for us, the top of the list. The hosts, Stephen and Gail were so helpful and the cottage was beautiful. We spent hours watching the humming birds and sitting out late at night watching the stars in a sky unpolluted by light. The local bar was a two mile drive, but we spent two happy evening chatting to the locals who were friendly and welcoming. The experience on a horse ranch is an authentic one - even to what to do if you see a rattle snake. It is a forty five mile drive from the ranch to Yosemite, so it is worth being mindful of this if time is short. For us, Round Hat Ranch had everything we needed and provided the best experience of our holiday.

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Liked best: Peace and quiet
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Albuquerque
Reviewed May 11, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
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A romantic getaway Rugged travelers
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Plannersi...
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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72 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Country charm”
Reviewed May 11, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

My husband and I were fortunate to get to stay 3 nights at Steve and Gayle's guest cottage. It was delightful, just as advertised. Quiet, romantic, very special. Fully furnished and kitchen is stocked. As others did, we stocked up at the local grocery store, and used the grill on the patio. All was delightful. Next time, we will book a longer stay!

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Liked best: The miniature donkeys
Liked least: not enough time to walk the property, as Yosemite was on our agenda
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Wildomar1
Wildomar, California
2 reviews
“Absolutely the BEST I couldn’t have asked for more!”
Reviewed April 24, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

The first words out of my mouth when we drove up were, I did good! The drive to Yosemite takes about 50 minutes, but the beautiful scenery is worth it. There are two options to get to Yosemite so we took a different one each day to get the most out of our drive. As glorious as Yosemite is my favorite part of the entire trip was sitting in the swing on the side porch reading a book. The cabin is wonderful and I could not have asked for anything more. We are already making plans to stay again before 2014 is over!

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Liked best: The property is absolutely breathtaking
Liked least: I can't think of one thing!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Deindolit...
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
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“Our home away from home”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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The visit to Yosemite was amazing, and it was only an hour from the ranch. The drive to Yosemite from the ranch was breathtaking. The ranch itself was nicely maintained, clean and got all we need. Before we got there, we stopped at the supermarket, got the grocery for 3 days 2 nights stay. We cooked our meals each night. We wished we stay longer.
On top of that, dealing with the owner was pretty smooth and easy. I would recommend this to couple for romantic getaway, family or friends getaway.

Thank you so much Stephen for letting us stay at your beautiful place. And the wifi in the ranch helped us a lot to connect to our family back home.

'til next time

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Liked best: Homey feeling, and the ranch got everything we need
Liked least: All perfect
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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FourDoxn
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
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“Perfect Romantic Cottage! What a great find!”
Reviewed March 20, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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You can get closer to Yosemite but you won't find a better 'home base' than this beautiful and meticulous one bedroom cottage. The owners have thought of everything for this cottage. Cozy, warm and comfortable on the inside with a full kitchen, dining area and living room. The separate bedroom has top notch furnishings and bedding. Lots of windows look out onto your own private patio and fenced yard with your own fountain and porch swing. Internet connection and television are also provided. And best of all...the cottage is spotless!
Mariposa and Yosemite are a short drive away, but staying here as a base for our day trips allowed us to see so much more of this beautiful area. It was so nice to come back to the quiet of the ranch after a day with the crowds.
We enjoyed sitting on the swing at night with a glass of wine and looking at the stars. So quiet and serene and private...our own little world!
We had our coffee in the morning and strolled along the paths throughout the property while looking at the horses and petting the donkeys.
A perfect place for a romantic get-away with my husband. We will definitely be back!!

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Liked best: The cottage and grounds are beautiful.
Liked least: That we couldn't stay longer...we'll be back!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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