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1893 vineyard cottage at the gateway to Yosemite.

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TV, DVD player, books, stereo
In-room dining
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of 1893 vineyard cottage at the gateway to Yosemite.

Entire home

1893 vineyard cottage at the gateway to Yosemite.

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

3 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
Mariposa, CA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMariposa County Visitor Center5 min drive
  • Popular LocationMariposa Museum and History Center6 min drive
  • AirportMariposa, CA (RMY-Mariposa-Yosemite)12 min drive
  • Popular LocationButterfly Creek Winery13 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5
79 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 single bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

1893 vineyard cottage at the gateway to Yosemite.

Riverside Cottage with kitchen and balcony or patio

Your safety while staying at our cottage is our top priority. We are following the guide lines suggested by the CDC, and the requirements imposed by the County. The cleaning lady will use a HEPA filter vacuum.

Mary Lou launders the linens. She adds bleach to the washer when she washes the sheets. She also irons all of the sheets. She washes all towels on the warmest set, and dry them completely in the dryer. We have at least 2 sets of all the linens, so the linens will sit for a minimum of 4 days.

Our rental is a charming 1893 cottage in a 7 acre Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard. We are 1/4 mile off Hwy 140, 35 to 40 minutes to the El Portal entrance to Yosemite. The house is furnished in a Victorian style. A porch, large deck, and a great cedar tree provide delightful areas to relax & dine. For 1 or 2 couples, or a family, it is a great hideaway to return to after a day of visiting Yosemite, or the local attractions. We provide a bottle of wine we make from our vineyard. We provide sugar, salt, pepper. Please note that the Sierra Foothills get virtually no rain from mid May until October. We also are Bug Free - enjoy bug-free evening on the deck, porch, or under the cedar tree.

In addition to seeing some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, while visiting Yosemite you make hike, swim, fish, or rent a raft for a lazy float on the Merced River. You can also white-water raft on the Merced River in the Merced River Canyon, or take a rock climbing lesson. Mariposa is the southern end of the Sierra Gold Country and has a History museum, and the State Mineral Exhibit. Historic downtown Mariposa offers shopping, restaurants, and wine tasting.

PLEASE NOTE: $165 rental per night is for 2 guests. There is a charge of $15/person for each additional person.

Our cottage is on an 80 area property. The cottage, our home, the caretaker cottage, and the vineyard are on a 14 acre parcel that is fenced in with a seven foot deer fence. We live on a paved County road 1/4 mile off Highway 140, the all weather entrance into the Park. When you leave our cottage to go to Yosemite, this highway takes you through the Merced River Canyon; where, depending on the season, you will see white water rafters, raging waters, beautiful fields of wild flowers, or lovely fall color. Yosemite's beauty can be seen in the towering granite cliffs, the spectacular waterfalls, the giant Sequoia and Ponderosa, and fields of wild flowers. When you visit the Valley, you may want to use the free shuttle buses to see all of the Valley sights. You can get off to walk to the base of Yosemite or Bridal Veil Falls, or perhaps to hike up to Vernal and Nevada Falls.

The Valley has Park Ranger programs, a museum, book store, and the Ansel Adams Gallery The Village Store is a grocery and variety store. Numerous food services are available from fine-dining at the Ahwahnee Dining Room to cafeterias at the Yosemite Lodge and Curry Village. You can go horse-back riding, or rent a raft to float lazily down the Merced River.

Since the Valley is a small part of a Park that is approximately the size of the state of Rhode Island, you may want to visit the Wawona Hotel (closed until spring 2021 for remodeling) and history village, and the Mariposa Grove of the Giant Sequoia at the south end of the Park. You may even want to play golf on the Wawona 9-hole golf course. If time allows, you could drive into the High Country. Take a picnic lunch, and drive to Glacier Point for a spectacular view of the Valley, Half Dome, and the towering peaks in the Back Country. Or you may drive up to Crane Flat, and take the Tioga Pass Road, stopping at the various turnouts to see the northern part of the Park, and have a picnic. You can stop at Tenaya Lake to enjoy the view while you picnic, sun bath, and swim in the icy cold lake. Tuolumne Meadows has limited food service, wonderful meadows to explore, and you may even want to dine at Tuolumne Lodge before returning to your retreat in the vineyard. Whether you take a drive toward Glacier Point or Tuolumne, you will fine many hiking trails.

Our cottage is on the edge of a wine grape-vineyard. We have 6 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, and 1 acre of Sangiovese wine grapes. We are not a bonded winery, but sell our grapes to wineries. We keep a small amount of grapes to make our own wine. Our grapes have been used to make gold-medal-winning wines in the price range of $15 to $50. Depending upon the time of your visit, you may see us pruning, training, or harvesting the grapes. If we are home during your stay (we usually will be), we would love to take you on a 'tour' of our vineyard.

If you chose to spend time locally, we have many interesting sights to visit. Mariposa is the southern end of the Sierra Gold Country. The California State Mineral Exhibit is a great stop to see some truly beautiful minerals. The Mariposa History Museum has a changing exhibit of the interior of 49er stores and houses. There is a gold-stamp mill that was used to crush gold ore, the first step in refining the ore. A tour of the County Courthouse, the oldest in California, is great fun. You can go gold panning, wine tasting, ride a zip line, play golf at two nearby 9-hole golf courses. Historic downtown Mariposa offers fun gift shops, numerous restaurants including California Cusine, Mexican, Chinese, Pizza, a Sports Bar, and more.

Perhaps you will want to spend some time at your cottage, relaxing under the Cedar tree, on the porch, or the deck. You can spend hours watching the Hummingbirds and Orioles feeding at our bird feeder. There are many other birds to watch such as Bluebirds, Barn Swallows, Robins, and Red Tailed Hawks. Be sure to allow plenty of time to view the night sky. On a moonless night the Milky Way is truly unbelievable. You may be lucky and see a meteor shower, or the Moon rise or set. We also have spectacular sunsets.

We live in a house in the vineyard, approximately 300 feet from the cottage. There is also a caretaker living on the property. We will respect your privacy; however we, or the caretaker will be available to answer any questions you may have, and give you suggestions on what to see and do.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers washers/dryers and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include baths or showers and hairdryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on request.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Cliff and Mary Lou Gardner
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels


  • Massages


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • High chair
  • Children's games
  • Children's toys


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Spices


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 5
  • Unit size: 850 sq ft (79 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events are allowed on site
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

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About this area


Located in Mariposa, this cottage is in a rural area and on a river. Mariposa County Courthouse and Mariposa County's Old Stone Jail are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Butterfly Creek Winery and Merced River Recreation Area. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests love the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Mariposa County Visitor Center - 5 min drive
  • Mariposa Museum and History Center - 6 min drive
  • Butterfly Creek Winery - 13 min drive
  • Lake McClure Bagby Recreation Area - 28 min drive
  • Wawona Visitor Center - 73 min drive


  • High Country Health Food Store & Cafe - 5 min drive
  • Roadhouse 140 - 5 min drive
  • Moonbow Espresso - 5 min drive
  • Pony Expresso - 5 min drive
  • Don Ruben's Mexican Food - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Mariposa, CA (RMY-Mariposa-Yosemite) - 12 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 87 out of 99 reviews
5 - Excellent 88%
Rating 4 - Good. 8 out of 99 reviews
4 - Good 8%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 99 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 99 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 99 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Very picturesque and beautiful
I rented this property to attend a family birthday party. I felt relaxed and serene at this location

5/5 Excellent

Spacious, adorable cottage on a vineyard
We had a fantastic time at Cliff and Mary Lou’s adorable cottage set in a picturesque vineyard. The house was very clean and spacious and perfect for our home base while visiting Yosemite. The hosts provide you with a homemade bottle of wine from their vineyard, and we even had a nice conversation with them where they showed us their winemaking process at the main house! Super conveniently located to town and Mary Lou gave great restaurant recommendations. Only issue we had was the WiFi was not super reliable but for us this was not a problem. You can easily access it in town or in parts of the Park. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this charming home to friends and family.

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful quick stay
The property was exactly how described and even cuter in person. Everything was very clean! We had a great two night stay and would highly recommend! Quick drive to town and perfect location for Yosemite day trips.

5/5 Excellent

Cute Cottage, good location
We enjoyed our stay at the property. House was very clean and beds comfortable. Staying on the wine yard created an unique experience. The owner communicated promptly.

5/5 Excellent

We had a lovely stay in the cottage. The evenings in particular were relaxing and gorgeous.