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Yosemite Horse Country Cottage / RoundHat Ranch

Ranch Entrance to Cottage seen from Ranch Headquarters
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62 reviews
Ranch Entrance to Cottage seen from Ranch Headquarters
Cottage at Night
Yosemite Valley 47 scenic miles from ranch
Poppies in Merced River Gorge into Yosemite Valley begins 27 miles from the ranch
Covered Patio off Bedroom w/ Arbor, Swing, & Fountain
Cottage Outdoor Shower
Cottage Setting in Summer
Cottage Porch Summer Morning
Cottage Area in Summer
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
RoundHat Ranch Entrance to Cottage
Ranch Cottage Rd. inside Ranch - Sign at Left
Ranch Setting w/ Parking to left
Front Gate to Cottage
View of Ranch Entrance from Pasture
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
If you want to detach from your everyday life and/or the crowds in Yosemite, a respite, a retreat to recharge at RoundHat Ranch is a natural remedy for you.
A RoundHat Ranch stay is a great addition to your Yosemite vacation experience. Located in the pastoral Catheys Valley, an area of large and small ranches, 2.7 miles off State Hwy 140 (the only all-weather route to Yosemite, and parallels the route of discovery of the Yosemite Valley along the Merced River Gorge by Indians, explorers, and miners).
The 'Cottage' is nestled within the ranch, having its own private fenced area. You can move about the ranch along the many tree-lined trails, seeing the animals, and taking in the sights, sounds, and feel of the ranch.
The Cottage has been designed, both inside and out, for an intimate and serene experience for its guests
The Ran...
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About the Owner, Stephen S
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Mar 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 62 reviews and 1 property
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Peggy M
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in July 2017

Thank you Stephen for the lovely cottage! We enjoyed every moment we were there. The cottage is immaculate, appointed beautifully and the outside is landscaped to perfection! We so enjoyed the hummingbirds and bunnies. 😊

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in June 2017

We were on a driving trip down the coast with a stop in Yosemite and this was our choice but we were not sure what to expect. Our hosts at Yosemite Horse Country Cottage/Roundhat Ranch, Steve and Gayle, have created a beautiful environment. We loved the ambiance and convenience of the home itself. The cottage is nestled within the larger...

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
2 reviews
Reviewed June 14, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

This is an excellent place to stay within easy driving distance of Yosemite. The cottage was so clean and Steve and Gayle have thought of everything that you might possibly need. I wasn't exactly sure what to expect before we made the trip from Tennessee since it was kind of a shot in the dark but the cottage far exceeded...

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dryer
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Porch
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shared Yard
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Swingset
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Minimum age 21 and older.
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Dates Min stay Per night
Default 1 night
May 1, 2017 -
Oct 31, 2017
Late Spring/Summer/Early Fall
1 night
Nov 1, 2017 -
Dec 31, 2017
Late Fall
1 night
  • Cleaning Fee w/tax: $78 / stay - Fee
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About the neighborhood
Catheys Valley is in Mariposa County along State Highway 140 to Yosemite. It is an area of Oak Woodlands, Knolls, Hills, and Meadows, with the Sierra Mountains and Yosemite bordering to the east. Many old Chinese rock walls define old boundaries and are now historical preservation sites.
Catheys Valley has a rural ranching lifestyle of small and large ranches, the kind you see while traveling, and wonder how you can experience it for yourself.
RoundHat Ranch puts you into that experience, where you can get the sights, sounds, and feel of ranch living.
Nature is the attraction and the main activity, with quiet, space, and privacy as amenities.
The sights can give inspiration to the photographer and nature lover, like it did to Ansel Adams and John Muir.
Less than one mile from RoundHat...
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Yosemite/Fresno International: 65.2 mi
Railway: Merced, Ca.: 24.9 mi
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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