The Mariposa Residence

mariposa, sierra nevada foothills
3 bedroom - 2 bath
(7 reviews)
Travel dates:
$435 - $471 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

This Mariposa ranch home with beautiful canyon views has a tree swing plus toys, and is just over an hour from Yosemite Valley Visitor Center. It sleeps up to 8 + 1. Drive to Yosemite for the day and make a cozy retreat back at this carefully curated home. It’s ideal for a summer stay with plenty to keep the kids happy outside, or in the winter when you can all curl up around the woodburning stove. Mariposa is a short drive away with restaurants, shops and quirky Wild West museums.

Why Kids Love it

The house has a dedicated play room with a TV (Netflix and Amazon Prime), toys, games and books for all ages, as well as bikes, scooters and tricycles to borrow. In the grounds is a Hot Wheels car ramp and wheeled toys, climbing dome and a tree swing. When the sun goes down there’s a fire pit (November to April) for s’mores and a deck for star-gazing. There is also a 6 person hot tub where you can kick back and enjoy the view. If you’re lucky enough to stay in May, the town celebrates its namesake with a butterfly festival (Mariposa means ‘butterfly’) and releases 5000 butterflies into the air.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 nights; 3 nights in holiday seasons and 27 - 30 Nov 2020. No pets, smoking, parties or events. There are 2 security cameras set up outside the property. Check-in is via a smart lock. Guests should be aware that this house is in the mountains and there is wildlife. Parking is plentiful at the property. There is a wood burning stove that has a door and is set into a wall for safety.

About the Location

The residence is in Mariposa and is a 6-minute drive into the historic town center and just over a half hour to the El Portal entrance of Yosemite National Park. Mariposa is an old gold-mining and railroad town and has lots of gold-rush pioneering charm, which the Mariposa Museum & History Center tells the history of. Dining options are plentiful and include upscale Savoury’s; old school Charles Street Dinner House, and Happy Burger for a slice of Americana. The nearest airport is Fresno-Yosemite International (FAT) approximately 1.5 hrs, otherwise Oakland International (OAK), 2 hrs, 40 mins, or San Francisco International (SFO), 3 hrs.

Accommodation Details

This 3-bedroom home is on 1 level with no internal stairs, sleeping up to 7 in beds. It has a fully-stocked chef’s kitchen with a breakfast bar, an open concept lounge / dining area with a table seating up to 8 and a wood burning stove, and a play / TV room with books and games for all ages. In bedroom 1, there is 1 king size bed and a single sofa fold down bed. In bedroom 2, there is 1 queen bed. In bedroom 3 there is 1 full size bed and 1 single bed. The alternative bedding options are 1 single memory foam rollaway bed and 1 single memory foam floor mattress. There is also a travel crib / pack n’ play. Outside there are large grounds and a deck with an outdoor table seating up to 6 and a 6 person hot tub overlooking the spectacular views of the Sierra Mountains and Canyon.

Style Notes

Old West retreat. This 5-acre residence was once a horse ranch but has been remodeled to bring it firmly into the 21st century. There’s a white high-gloss and gray contemporary kitchen with reclaimed wood shelves, a vintage drinks trolley and leather arm chairs. We love the bathroom sink that was hand carved from an antique butcher’s block; the handmade iron scones over the fireplace, and the huge mirror in the diner. Not forgetting, the breathtaking mountains of Yosemite are under an hour away.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 queen
1 full / double
1 sofa bed (single)
1 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Anh T.
Member since January 17, 2019
Like many, I fell in love with Yosemite as a kid. As an adult, after my first backpacking trip up Half Dome, I just knew I needed to connect even more with this magical place. Thus our home purchase. We put our hearts & souls into the design and layout of our home. Now, with 2 young kids, we all get to enjoy the wonders of Yosemite year round. We hope you enjoy our home as much as we do, and we hope Yosemite's magic moves you to the core.

Mariposa, Sierra Nevada Foothills

7 reviews

Kathryn P.
Visited in April 2022
This place was nothing short of SPECTACULAR. If I listed everything I loved about it, I'd go over the word-count. The location was perfect--a beautiful drive to the entrance to Yosemite. The property was a site to see all by itself. It overlooks an incredible wooded valley. The picture of my spouse and I sipping wine while my son enjoyed the tree swing looked so perfect it appeared photoshopped! The kitchen is beautiful, well stocked with everything you need to prepare a nice meal, and impeccably organized. Our kids love the playroom and outdoor toys; they had so much fun and were so occupied that I was actually able to enjoy that glass of wine. :) And the hot tub was AMAZING. After a long day of hiking with a toddler in a backpack, we were able to unwind after the kids' bedtime under the stars. This was hands down one of the nicest places we've ever stayed. We would highly recommend it.
Xinlong B.
Visited in February 2022
Nice house on a beautiful lot. Kids love the outdoor activities and the toys/boardgames.
Daniel W.
Visited in January 2022
What a wonderful and beautiful place to stay. The house itself was a destination for these city dwellers who needed space to spread out and relax. Comfortable all around. Lots of fun things to do in the area, in Mariposa, Yosemite, and just in the neighborhood.
Natalie D.
Visited in January 2022
The whole experience from start to finish was absolutely perfect. The pictures do not do this space justice, it was one of the most relaxing trips of my life with two kids in tow by myself during a very stressful time. The house is well equipped for kids and grown ups alike, the furnishings classy and comfortable. The view will take your breath away and the hot tub is the icing on the cake. I cannot wait to stay here again. Thanks for everything.
Emily T.
Visited in March 2021
We had a great time at the Mariposa Residence. The area was quiet and peaceful and our kids loved the swing, hammock, and outside riding toys. Leaving early gets you to Yosemite before the crowds and we were lucky enough to see amazing spring wildflowers covering the hillsides on the way. My favorite moment was taking a dip in the hot tub after a hike, but my kids would probably tell you that seeing all of the local wild turkeys was the best part!
Dustin R.
Visited in October 2020
Anh's place was the perfect long weekend getaway for our little family. The house was spotless, and Ahn was thoughtful in her welcome kit. The toys were a hit for our 3.5 year old (especially the kids drum set and swing)! We'll definitely book this spot again next time we're heading to Yosemite for a long weekend.
Angie L.
Visited in September 2019
We rented this house for a long weekend getaway for my husband's birthday with another family. In total there were two 3yr olds and one 8yr old, it was perfect for them! All of the kids played in the backyard all weekend long and had so much fun. Between the nature hikes and enjoying the views from the backyard... The kids were exhausted. :) At night we all were able to enjoy the views with a glass of wine or sit in the hot tub! Thank you for the most amazing experience and will definitely rent again.