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“Remote and charming”
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Ranch Entrance to Cottage seen from Ranch Headquarters
RoundHat Ranch Entrance to Cottage
Ranch Setting w/ Parking to left
Cottage at Night
Cottage Arbor Patio w/ Outdoor Shower
Cottage Arbors
Ranch Views
Ranch Stallion 'Bear'
Ranch Fall
Mini Donkeys w/ Gayle
'Wisteria Lane'  @ Cottage
Cottage
Finura saying Hi
Ranch Fall
Front of Cottage
Cottage Yard
Yosemite Valley 47 scenic miles from ranch
Cottage Setting in Summer
Covered Patio off Bedroom w/ Arbor, Swing, & Fountain
Cottage Porch Summer Morning
Sign @ Old Hwy & RoundHat ranch road- turn down ranch road to RoundHat Entrance .4 milee
Entrance to Ranch Road off Old Highway
Road to RoundHat Ranch
Ranch Cottage Rd. inside Ranch - Sign at Left
Front Gate to Cottage
View of Ranch Entrance
Big Oak Swings and Views
There are 2 miles of walking trails about the ranch
Ranch Walking Trail
Ranch Walking Trail
View toward RoundHat Ranch
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Abby and Panda say Hi
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Yosemite National Park, California

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VillageVo...
Irvine, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Remote and charming”
Reviewed 10 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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This charming little home away from home is the place to be if you love the ranch sort of life. Secluded in the gentle rolling hills, the cottage was as comfortable as can be. You see wildlife and the owners beautiful horses and donkeys. The owner was very kind when he came down to greet me. You get a great feeling of privacy and that the place is your own. Completely peaceful and serene. I could have stayed much longer just to hang out for a couple days. But my goal was to see Yosemite. So my enjoyment of was short. Be prepared for the travel to Yosemite as it takes well over an hour to get to the Valley floor. It is a gorgeous ride though through the mountains. Leave enough time to stop in the quaint little town of Mariposa on your way to and from the Cottage. I will love to stay here again if I plan on being in the area.

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Liked best: Quaint, quiet, peaceful, serene
Travelling group: Solo
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Harvey D
Reno, Nevada
1 review
“Best Getaway. Ever.”
Reviewed 17 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

One of the most memorable experiences I have had traveling to date!

There is too much to say about this lovely property. The key selling point being that you are away from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. So, even when you're away from the beauty of Yosemite, you're in the beauty of this lovely cottage. The cottage itself has tasteful decor, and a relaxing patio w/ a fountain and outdoor shower. The property itself is full of varied, HEALTHY animals (they looked well-fed and had shining coats/skin!). There's even a rafter of wild turkeys that roam the property!

Highly recommended. We already want to make a trip back just to see the newborn colts/ foals (there were two pregnant donkeys during our trip).

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Fionnuala...
2 reviews
“Fabulous retreat”
Reviewed 22 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I can't say enough about this vacation rental. The cottage is well thought out and has everything you need. The location is incredible, just what you need for the perfect getaway and Stephen is an excellent host, helpful and on hand if needed but knows how to give you space to relax. We absolutely loved it and hope to return.

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eatluvsho...
vancouver b.c.
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Peace on Earth near Yosemite National Park”
Reviewed 13 June 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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There have been numerous accolades for this property so all I can add to this wow find of a vacation property is to show you some photos since the saying goes "A picture is worth a thousand words"!

Although, I'd like to add that my finicky spouse did mention within the first 1/2 hour of being at the cottage he would definitely come back to this slice of paradise!

Some other descriptives...kindest, friendliest hosts, 5 star amenities and tasteful repurposed decor inside the cottage (think Restoration Hardware & funky salvaged barnyard crafty pieces) , soooo quiet, private (the hosts live in a big house far away from the cottage but still on the same property) big skies, adorable pets (all 26 horses and ponies!!).

One bit of advice, do stay long as you can, you'll never want to leave! P.S. The approx. 40 minute drive to Yosemite might seem long but it's definitely worth the reward when you come back to relax here.

Thank you Gail and Stephen for sharing your beautiful property!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Rob W
1 review
“Roughing It - 1st World Style”
Reviewed 18 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Absolutely perfect weekend get away. We loved the location, the cabin, and my wife especially loved the animals. I couldn't have picked a better place to get away from all the chaos of life. Best weekend away to date.

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Kate Z
2 reviews
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“The perfect cottage on a beautiful ranch with absolutely wonderful hosts!”
Reviewed 31 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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RoundHat ranch is perfect! It's beautiful, peaceful, and welcoming. It's a fantastic escape from bustling city life. Beautiful land, sunny blue skies, so many songbirds singing away, friendly miniature donkeys that let you pet them freely, hummingbirds everywhere... It is a magical place.

It's an easy driving distance to Yosemite, and Yosemite is fantastic, but I had such a wonderful experience at the ranch I decided to forgo the crowded hikes at Yosemite my second day and spent the day on the ranch.

Steve and Gayle have thought of every detail in the cottage. Beautiful floors, nice furniture, nice kitchen, comfortable bed, nice indoor and outdoor showers, and nicely decorated all around. The two patios are beautifully landscaped, and are lovely for breakfast, dinner, or just sitting outside to enjoy the weather.

Steve and Gayle are lovely, warm people and they make you feel welcome and right at home. The hosts at this type of stay make a huge impact on an experience, and they are wonderful. I only wish I could have stayed longer. (I will be staying longer the next time I come back!!)

Thank you, Gayle and Steve!!

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Maria S
1 review
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“A delightful stay!”
Reviewed 27 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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It was the first time my husband and I rented a vacation home instead of staying in a hotel, and we've never been happier with our stay. As soon as we arrived and looked around, I knew it was my happy place.
The cottage and the ranch altogether are perfectly clean and very well maintained. Visiting from a busy Silicon Valley, we especially enjoyed the quietness and privacy of the place. It felt like we had the entire ranch only for ourselves! Just imagine having a breakfast at the patio, listening to the birds, observing the ranch animals and hummingbirds flying around the feeder - a true paradise! There is a lot of beautiful horses at the ranch, and a couple of lovely donkeys, which are delight to watch. I just can't say enough how much we enjoyed every minute of our stay.
The owners, Stephen and Gayle, are genuinely nice and warm people. We also had a chance to meet four of their super friendly and adorable dogs.
We are looking forward to coming back some time!

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Liked least: Nothing I can think of
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