We loved our stay at the Roundhat Ranch. We ventured to Yosemite three times and into the town of Mariposa a few times during our stay. The kitchen made it possible to cook some meals and enjoy the scenery. We would definitely return!
My wife and I stayed here as part of our honeymoon this summer. The owners were incredibly nice. With all of our wedding planning we hadn't had a chance to plan our visit to Yosemite but the owners had the place stashed with maps and gave us great advice about where to spend our time in Yosemite.
We spent most of our time in Yosemite, so we didn't explore the ranch much, but the bed was comfy, the facilities were good, and the kitchen was well equipped for a vacation rental.
My only misgiving is that if you go in the peak of summer like we did, the air conditioner is a little underpowered, especially if you're coming back from hiking and hoping for a respite.
It was an amazing stay at Roundhat Ranch located in Cathy's Valley. The cottage place has such beautiful views, super peaceful, clean, spacious. Couldn't have chosen a better place to stay and relax. My husband and I are really pleased with the greetings from the owner of Rounhat, such a great and humble person. If anyone is looking to have a getaway from your daily hectic lives, and just want to have peace, this is the perfect place. 100% recommend this place to anyone.
We spent 4 nights in this lovely cottage on a horse ranch about an hour's drive from Yosemite. The cottage is well-appointed and had everything we needed to unwind after a full day exploring Yosemite. It's spacious with lots of room to spread out.
We cooked breakfast there a few mornings as well as dinner one night. The kitchen has plenty of pots and skillets and lots of countertop space. We didn't take advantage of the outside grill but enjoyed the patio. The outside shower is terrific!
Very comfortable bed and lovely sheets and towels (which I really appreciate! I wish more hosts were as mindful of what a difference these make.)
Stephen and Gayle are wonderful hosts who were available and responsive to our questions and very helpful. I enjoyed a walk around the ranch and seeing the magnificent horses and the too-adorable donkeys I want to take home with me.
I was a bit concerned with the distance to Yosemite but it turned out not to be an issue. Coming back to the tranquility of the cottage after long days of hiking and exploring was ideal for us. And Mariposa is a lovely town for meals en route to and from Yosemite. Highly recommend!!
Absolutely perfect peaceful getaway. Beautiful cottage and outdoor patio and ranch. Wonderful hosts. Loved the horses and donkeys!!
Wonderful place to stay. I highly recommend it! The cabin is fully stocked and the animals are delightful. The owners are very nice as well. I liked it a lot and would definitely go back again.
The cottage was very beautiful, tucked back with horses and other animals abound! We wish we could have stayed for more than one night, but if we're every back in the Yosemite area, this is definitely where we will stay (for longer next time)! Stephen and Gail welcomed us, and Gail showed us around and gave a hospitable welcome.