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Yosemite Owls Nest Family Friendly and Privacy inside the Sierra Forest

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type lodge

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About the property

Sleeps up to 12 in 2100 Sq/ft Space & Privacy for Several Generations, Pets ok

Seeking a retreat to recharge while the family explores the forest? Nearby 40 acres of park-like walking meadows comes complete with year-round Whiskey Creek for fishing and crawdad catching. Endless miles of pristine hiking and mountain biking; ask your hosts for maps to the local trails. Enjoy boating and fishing in the nearby clear, waters of Bass Lake; or quiet swimming/fishing at Manzanita Lake

Check out our virtual tour if you want to see our luxurious rental room by room - click on the Virtual Tour link below the Owner's Info section."

Large Family friendly living area with separate areas to play cards or enjoy the 2 large flat screen TVs. Spread out in the roomy family room, or enjoy casual conversation in front of a cozy fireplace in the living room. Linger over dessert in the separate dining room or move outside to the covered patio with ceiling fans gently creating an evening breeze while you rest in the Hammock. The spacious deck overlooked by Whisky Ridge has a large barbecue, lots of comfy chairs and even a hammock for the ultimate dreamy nap. Early risers will enjoy watching the sun come up over the mountains or later on relaxing in the Adirondack chairs after a day of adventure. Don't forget your margarita or glass of wine while watching the lengthening shadows creep up the mountainside. Inside is an island kitchen with a gas stove and fully stocked chef's cooking paradise. When you are ready for bed the 3 bedrooms each have plush queen size beds with fluffy duvets and lots of different size pillows. The family room features a pull out daybed/trundle plus a full size futon with deep mattress. The two bathrooms have both showers and tubs; the Master has a deep tub and separate stall shower. There is a separate Utility room with washer and gas dryer to complete your mountain retreat including all the comforts of home.

Our fully approved Vacation Rental is operated with a Madera County Business License issued in the name "Yosemite Owls Nest". Your charges include the 11% Transient Occupancy Tax required by law which is paid to Madera County. This tax is included in the daily fee you are charged. There is also a 6% 'Service charge' by VRBO that goes directly to their company.


• No Smoking or Vaping (eCigarettes) is allowed inside our home, outside on our property or while walking on the roads. Wildfires are a constant threat and a quick eviction and/or deposit forfeiture will occur if any evidence of smoking or materials is discovered.

• This home is located in a quiet neighborhood and is only suitable for quieter groups.  Our rental agreement includes a no tolerance and eviction policy regarding excessive noise, occupancy and/or parties. 

• We allow only well-behaved pets that are approved in advance. They are never to be left alone in the home unattended. All evidence of their visit (feces, fur, stains, etc.) must be completely removed inside and outside before you depart.

• Please make sure you are comfortable with these policies before renting Yosemite Owls Nest. Deposit forfeitures and/or evictions are strictly enforced.

More Details

Chris and Marie Iden
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Cascadel Woods

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Deep soaking tub and separate stall shower. Forest View.
    Guest/Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Roomy area with DUAL pedestal sinks. Hairdryer, shampoo
  • Both bathrooms provide roomy well lit areas with more than ample lighting, space and mirrors.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Connecting bathroom with deep tub and stall shower.
    Family Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Daybed with separate trundle. Full size futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Lodge decor private location distant from family activities
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Cowboy Decor. Cozy Duvet
  • Both the large Deer and Cowboy bedrooms provide separation and quiet respites away from the main Living Areas. Sleep until noon or turn in early; you will appreciate the peace and quiet of this home and surrounding forest. Bedside lights and a rocking chair to curl up with a book or just relax and watch the birds in the trees. There is a Pak-n-Play available for a small child.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Original French trail-head used to take cattle to the gold miners from the San Joaquin Valley to Mammoth began in Cascadel Ranch. Historic apple trees with apples available in season. Blackberries available in season. Nearby Mono Indian museum. Acorn grinding holes in rocks at the top of the cascades. Lots of history to explore. Horseback riding and zip line available a short drive.


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Yosemite International
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Buckhorn Saloon, Duceys Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Sierra Meadows Golf Course
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Amtrak Stop in Madera, Full Station in Fresno
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Highway 41
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
La Cabana Mexican Food, Pizza Factory
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Badger Pass in Yosemite
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Bass Lake
Car: necessary

Wake to the quiet of a 3 acre mountain top retreat. Enjoy the fresh scent of pine trees and bear clover. Sip your morning coffee from your quiet, private deck. Go for a walk in the meadow and watch the squirrels scurry through the trees. If you are quiet, a mother deer and her twin fawns may sneak up for a closer look at their new visitor. Once your family is awake you can jump into your car for a look around the wonders of the nation's premier National Park. In Yosemite Valley you can bring your binoculars to see climbers tackling world famous rock walls like Cathedral Dome. You can expect to see coyotes in the meadows, deer and possibly a bear or raccoon watching you nearby. Save time to visit the Yosemite Park Museum and enjoy the history of this magnificent natural landmark.

Another experience not to be missed is launch your own watercraft or rent a speedboat or party barge (use your 20% off coupon that we provide) to enjoy the warm water at Bass Lake. Bass, trout and Kokanee salmon are caught in Bass Lake and the surrounding streams.

Your base at Yosemite Owls Nest sits in the historic Cascadel apple ranch surrounded on all 4 sides by the Sierra National Forest. Maps of hiking and biking trails are provided with directions for you to picnic next to Whisky Creek in the park-like walking meadows. A volleyball is provided for the court located at the clubhouse.

No matter whether you came for an extended quiet rest in your own 'private summer camp' or prefer to spend your days exploring the Sierra Mountains, your hosts will help you discover all these mountains have to offer.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Cascadel Woods

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Mar 3 2017 - May 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add C$74 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 10 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add C$74 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$67 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$167
Refundable Damage Deposit C$334
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are for 9 Guests total. Additional Guests will be charged at the rate of $50 per night per guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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