13.1 miles from Eastman Lake
SierraScape, AKA The Zen house since 2004. Providing peaceful, reliable, Luxurious and TOTALLY PRIVATE Yosemite area lodging, a couple’s dream destination.
~ SECRETLY set near Yosemite, this spectacular, 1000 Sq. ft. Creek side, Custom-Built Tri-Level home is hidden away on 8 wooded, secluded acres (TOTALLY private and QUIET!) and is ideally located between two different entrances to Yosemite, both well under an hour away. "It's PERFECT for a Romantic Getaway or Honeymoon!"
Intriguing architecture adds much to the allure of this amazing place that comfortably accommodates from two, to four guests. CHECK OUT OUR REDUCED CLEANING FEE FOR COUPLES USING JUST ONE BEDROOM! $85 for 1-2 guests using ONE BEDROOM only, 2-4 guests using both bedrooms is $135.
SierraScape is beautifully furnished with an eclectic mix of comfort and style, has a FULLY-equipped kitchen with EVERY convenience, spacious, beautifully done bedrooms as well as the most incredible outdoor patio ever, with full-size sunken spa overlooking the giant boulders, and creek.
'When we arrived, we thought we'd died and gone to Heaven, when we departed, we knew we'd found Heaven on Earth...WHAT a PLACE!' 2/27/11
THE LIVING, KITCHEN & DINING AREAS...
SierraScape’s living room has beautiful Oak flooring, high, open-beam ceilings and includes a leather love seat and several comfortable chairs, the incredible stone fireplace (firewood provided), Stereo system w/iPod port, large, Flat-Screen TV w/DVD/VCR and extensive satellite programming. We also provide DVR and Hopper here for the convenient recording of your favorite sports events and other TV programs. There is an abundance of board games, an interesting collection of books and novels as well as direct access out the French doors, leading directly out to the back deck area, creek and SPA.
This room sits adjacent to the sunny dining area and just beyond that, the arched entrance leads you into the well-stocked, fully-equipped kitchen with modern appliances, Granite countertops, gas stove, refrigerator, stainless sink with professionally maintained purified RO drinking water, dishwasher, microwave, multiple windows and a BEAUTIFUL view...
'SO glad we happened to find this place while surfing the web. We had a wonderful stay, everything was perfect.'
THE BEDROOMS & BATHS...
The large, Main Bedroom is located on the second level and has open-beam, cathedral ceilings & skylight, a Queen bed, reading corner, a vanity/sink and a side door that opens onto its own private deck, leading down to the Spa.
The Room With a View is located on the third level, at the end of the catwalk which overlooks the first floor and has high, open-beam ceilings, TV with satellite programming, a King-size bed, beautiful view and French doors that lead out onto a private balcony, overlooking the creek. The upstairs, half-bath is also located along the catwalk, just steps away from this Room With a View.
Both bedrooms are beautifully outfitted with both modern & antique furniture as well as comfortable, high-quality beds. Each room has a ceiling fan and its own A/C unit, a sitting/reading area and writing desk, adding to the comfort and solitude of each individual space.
Located on the first floor is the unique, full bathroom with an open, 6' tile shower (it's terrific for two!) which has dual shower heads, multiple windows and private, distant views. It also has a large soaking tub, a real treat. Conveniently, this main bathroom is accessible from common living space as is the half-bath upstairs so no traipsing through someone else's bedroom on your way to the loo ;-).
You’ll find the incredible, multi-level Sunny Garden Deck that is absolutely, positively fantastic. This area overlooks the boulder filled ITALIAN CREEK and surrounding hills and leads past the spa, up to the garden gate that leads you down a short path, right to the creek. The creek is seasonal however there is typically water running 7-9 months of the year (usually winter to early summer) and small, grassy pools amongst the rocks year-round.
"Regardless of how stressed one may be, if they cannot get their mind in a better place sitting out on your deck and listening to nature, they need professional help."
The full-size Spa is transcendent, it is TOTALLY private & sunken so is easy to get in and out of, EXCEPTIONALLY well-kept, available ALL year long and is incredibly inviting... While just 10 or so steps from the living room door, this Hot Tub is unreal, decadently perched over the creek and under the wide-open, star-studded sky.
A plethora of outdoor furniture, a vine covered trellis, full feeders that attract a wide variety of birds, a clean Gas Grill and an abundance of flowering pots and native plants that surround you. We do have two CATS on the property, a crucial presence in the mountains for the the purpose of critter control, they are NOT allowed in the house but please, be aware, they are there.
PLEASE NOTE: these cats are essential for rodent control, they are savvy, for sure but if you’re traveling with a DOG that is CAT AGGRESSIVE, please, book another place.
** LOCATION **
Why stay in Mariposa as opposed to 'IN' the park?? Check the LOCATION 'in Yosemite'! Fish Camp and Wawona require nearly the same travel time to Yosemite Valley as does Mariposa but Hwy 140 from Mariposa allows for faster travel year-round (it's 25-35 mph. 'inside' Yosemite, not so on Hwy 140), and FAR safer travel in the winter months (this Hwy being the ONLY 'All-Weather' highway, remaining open during all four seasons). PRIVACY is another reason, 'in Yosemite' also tends to mean 'in a development', check on NEIGHBOR PROXIMITY, expected NOISE levels and PARKING access, our Mariposa places are all PRIVATE, secluded, QUIET and have plenty of convenient parking. ACCESS TO TOWN, make sure you won't be wanting the convenience of being five to ten minutes from all that our quaint, historic town has to offer if you do decide to stay 'inside Yosemite', and be prepared to plan accordingly... access to town from SierraScape is a snap! And finally, COST... We simply offer more, for less ;-).
* 4 hours from Los Angeles
* 3 hours from the Monterey/Carmel By The Sea area
*2.5 hours from the Greater SF Bay Area/Oakland, San Francisco and Sacramento International Airports.
* 1 hour from Fresno International Airport
**40 minutes from Yosemite National Park (via Hwy 140, and the drive is magnificent)
**55 minutes to YOSEMITE VALLEY (approx.) via the the Hwy 140, ARCH ROCK ENTRANCE
**90 minutes to Badger Pass Ski Resort
**50 min to Yosemite's South Entrance, (GLACIER POINT, Wawona, GIANT SEQUOIAS etc.)
**10 min to town (Mariposa), 25 min to Oakhurst, 35 min to Bass Lake
SierraScape sits well off Hwy 49 just nine miles south of the town of Mariposa and is ideally located between two different entrances to Yosemite National Park. These two entrance routes (via HWY 41 or HWY 140) offer myriad activities and attractions along the way to the park.
HWY 140, the only “all weather highway”, winds through the Scenic Merced River Canyon and takes you directly into Yosemite Valley, through the “Arch Rock” entrance. The Merced River Rec Area at Briceburg is just a 14 mile drive & has small, private sandy beaches just perfect for picnics, wading, and summertime swimming. The river is also great for fishing & hiking and for the even more adventurous, white-water rafting.
Traveling in the other direction, up HWY 41 outside of Oakhurst will lead you to the south entrance into Yosemite where you’ll find the world famous Mariposa Grove’s GIANT SEQUOIAS, GLACIER POINT, BADGER PASS SKI Area and of course beautiful BASS LAKE with its water sports, beaches and restaurants. In addition, there are some fantastic hiking trails, many that welcome dogs, and the historic Sugar Pine Railroad, really fun!
** PLEASE NOTE: 'INSTANT QUOTES' ARE ESTIMATES ONLY - SOME ADDITIONAL COSTS NOT INCLUDED IN QUOTE ARE CLEARLY DETAILED WITHIN THE NOTES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RATES section. Some of our cleaning, pet and additional guest fees do vary so are not always able to be included in this automated system, please refer to notes, or simply email or call us for a prompt, and accurate quote.