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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Mariposa, California

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Norwich
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
5 of 5 bubbles Value 4 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 4 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
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thumperpa...
Palmdale, California
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“Home from Home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Stayed for 4 nights with family while visiting Yosemite National Park. From when we arrived to when we left we were made to feel so at home at the Ranch. Lesli and Mike are fantastic hosts. The ranch house was nicely fitted out. The dining table was big enough for 6 people and we all found our beds to be comfortable. AC is provided and a fireplace for winter time. Linens and towels were provided which is great, otherwise it is all extra things you need to remember to bring and of course carry. The Ranch has it's own pets and animals and you will most likely see wild turkeys, Bob cats, Deers, rabbits and ground squirrels from your front porch. Mariposa (8 miles away) is a quaint small town with some good coffee shops, bakery and a good restaurant (Savourys). Access to Yosemite is perfect as the closest entrance is approximately 45 minutes away and is really quiet. The other entrance via Oakhurst can have a line as long as 1 mile to get in! The Ranch is in a very quiet location, with little to no light pollution at night and is a reasonable distance from the road although there is virtually no traffic to be seen. We took road bikes with us and while the roads were very quiet for riding I have to say that the hills are challenging. Whenever we go back to this area we will stay here from now on.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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Management Response
19 Aug 2013
Thank you Wheeler family for the wonder review. We so enjoyed being able to visit and get to know you. That truly is the best part of having the house available. Blessings again for you all and we look forward to Ingrid and Holly being together again.
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Jennifer...
Hobart, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great base from which to explore the region”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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This was a great little cottage in a scenic location. Only 8 miles from Mariposa, which has all necessary amenities & shops. And only 50 mins. from Yosemite Valley. The cottage was very clean and cosy, and Lesli & Mike very welcoming owners. It was wonderfully quiet at night (but beware the nearby chook shed in the morning). We could roam over the farm & meet the animals. It has a cosy wood heater (wood supplied), full size gas stove & large fridge. Bed was very comfortable. Bathroom small, but functional. WiFi internet access. Plenty of books, videos etc. It is reasonably close to the main house, but that was never a problem, privacy-wise.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Peace & quiet
Liked least: Hot water was a bit tepid.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
30 Apr 2013
Jennifer and Ian,

Thanks you so much for the wonderful review and so glad you enjoyed your trip.

Would love to be able to once again visit your part of the world as we had very fond memories of our tour.

Thank you again and Blessings to you both.
Bet your dog was glad you made it home safely as well!

Lesli
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Texas
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013
4 of 5 bubbles Value 4 of 5 bubbles Rooms
4 of 5 bubbles Location 4 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 4 of 5 bubbles Service
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
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Older travelers
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Management Response
30 Apr 2013
John,

Thank you so much for taking the adventurous risk of visiting us out here in rural California. We enjoyed your visits and getting to know a bit about you all. Glad to hear you all arrived safely home!

I so appreciate your quick response to a perfect review and hope for more happy adventures for the six of you!

Happy trails and Blessings, Mike and Lesli Rauch
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thegreat6
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“If we ever happen to be passing Rauch Ranch we would definitely be back!! Still dreaming about it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013 for a stay in September 2012
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Lesli was exceptionally helpful - even waiting up although we were delayed after our flight. Nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel very welcome. The ranch was amazing - it was our first stop in America ever - the first destination on our road trip and the best start! Waking up in the morning and sitting out in the Californian sun on the back porch looking out over acres of ranch land, with cattle under the trees was just the best! Just like a something out of a movie! If you would like to stay on a rustic, authentic, traditional family ranch then this is the place. Nearby Mariposa is a quaint traditional town and the drive to Yosemite, not far, was great. Yosemite is the most beautiful place- not to be missed. If we ever happen to be passing Rauch Ranch we would definitely be back!! Still dreaming about it!

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property 5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses
5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils 5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: ranch and location- traditional family ranch, sitting in sun looking out over the beautiful landscape
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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Management Response
27 Jan 2013
Paul, Clare and family Isbell

How very kind of you and such a wonderful review. We Like to think of all our visitors as new friends and hope the road does lead you all back here one day.

Blessings and Thank you all again. We enjoyed your stay as well!!!!

Mike and Lesli
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Los Angeles
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013
13
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5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Rugged travelers
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Management Response
4 Jan 2013
Desi,

Thank you so much for the awesome review and sorry this took so long to get back to you. Some how Flipkey locked me out of my account so I couldn't contact you. The pictures were perfect and again hoping for perfect weather on your return stay.

Hope you are back to work and things are being blessed.
Lesli, Mike and Romeo
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NC
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012
15
people found this review helpful
5 of 5 bubbles Value
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Rugged travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Oct 2012
Thank you Cindy and Francisco and the rest of your precious family. We had a blast getting to visit with you.
Be sure to keep in touch and don't forget the seafood recipe. Mike is in awe!!!!
Be Blessed, Mike and Lesli Rauch
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