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Tchukon Shanks

Member since: 2013
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Speaks english

Shanks' Lodge in the Woods

Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of the Yosemite National Park vacation lodge rental

Secluded mountain lodge, sleeps up to 14, near Yosemite. A paradise in the woods

Nestled in the middle of 20 forested acres in Mariposa county, Shanks’ Lodge is private, quite and secluded.  A rustic feel awaits you as you enter this 3600 square foot 3 bedroom home.  An added sleeping loft allows this house to easily accommodate as many as 14 people.  It has booth a pool and an 8 person Marquis Hot tub!

In the Great Room, you’ll find a large wrap-around couch where you can enjoy the look and warmth of the wood stove.  The well-equipped kitchen has all the amenities to prepare even the most elaborate meals.  After a long day of fun-filled activities, drift into dreamland in one of the beautifully constructed hand-made log beds. Four bathrooms, all with showers and tubs give even large groups enough privacy and convenience. The large outside deck, with a barbecue grill, tables and chairs, overlooks the private pond and front acreage.  Hike throughout the property and appreciate the enchanting ‘old growth' oak trees, giant sequoias and ponderosa pines. For those with children, there is an adorable playhouse on the property. During the summer months, take a dip in the fenced-in pool with a picture perfect waterfall. For more entertainment, there is a basketball court, a horseshoe pit and a 60-inch flat screen HDTV with Apple TV, all the premium channels and a great music system. 

Guest Access:

The guests will have access to the entire house and 20 acres of property. This includes the laundry room, heated pool,  horseshoe pit, children's playhouse, fire pit, gas barbecue grill,  horse corrals (you are welcome to bring your horses),  hiking trails and private pond.  High speed Wifi so you can stay connected to the outside world if you want.  Otherwise, turn off those devices and listen to sound of the wind in the trees.

Guest interaction:

You will be greeted at the lodge by your host at check-in and shown around the property. At that time, we will be happy to recommend local activities and attractions. We will leave you with our contact information in case you have any questions or concerns.  Otherwise, you may enjoy the house to yourselves the rest of the time!

The Neighborhood:

Mariposa is a quaint historic town located 20 minutes away from the property. The town has wonderful restaurants and bars.  You'll find interesting shopping, including antiques and western/cowboy themed memorabilia.  

Getting Around

Located mid way between the towns of Oakhurst and Mariposa off Hwy 49.

In either town there are large grocery stores and restaurants.  

45 minutes away from with the El Portal or Mariposa Grove entrances to the magnificent Yosemite National Park.

30 minutes to Bass Lake, which is renowned for excellent fishing, hiking trails and warm waters.  Wake borders flock to Bass Lake throughout the spring and summer as do boater, water skiers, paddle boarders, wave runner enthusiasts and more. 

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Tchukon Shanks (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english


Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
Hitching Post
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Sierra Meadows Country Club
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 49
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Triangle Road Cafe
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Badger Pass
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Bass Lake
Car: necessary

Address for Shanks' cabin:

6080 Smithers Rd

Mariposa, CA 95338

From San Francisco: Come towards Mariposa, CA. Once you get to the town of Mariposa take CA-49 S for about 11 miles. Make a left onto Triangle Road. In 3 miles, make a right onto E Westfall Road. Make the next left onto Smithers Road.

Only 1/2 mile down the road you will see our driveway on the right, please do not go farther then a 1/2mile.

This is very important since it is easy to miss our driveway and the neighbors are getting a little upset.

Look for the Sign that says Smithers 6080 it will have a solar light on top of it. Then turn down the driveway and go to the first cabin on the left.

From Los Angeles/Fresno: Go towards Mariposa, CA. Once you get to the town of Oakhurst, take a left onto CA-49 North for about 15 miles . Turn right onto Triangle Rd. Then follow directions from above.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Yosemite National Park, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Seasons Greetings
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$33
Cleaning C$334 + Tax
Property Damage Protection C$79
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Yosemite National Park, California

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , jetted tub , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting