Kowana Valley Lodge 300-acres Homestead near Yosemite National Park

  • Lodge front
    Lodge front
  • bbq porch
    bbq porch
  • solar array
    solar array
  • horse stable
    horse stable
  • creekside pagoda
    creekside pagoda
  • entrance from street
    entrance from street
  • upper swimming hole
    upper swimming hole
  • upper swimming hole
    upper swimming hole
  • driving map (to print)
    driving map (to print)
  • site map
    site map
  • swimming hole
    swimming hole
  • Bedroom #1
    Bedroom #1
  • Bedroom #2
    Bedroom #2
  • Bedroom #3
    Bedroom #3
  • Bathroom #1
    Bathroom #1
  • Bathroom #2
    Bathroom #2
  • Bathroom #3
    Bathroom #3
  • Bedroom #4
    Bedroom #4
  • Living Room - front entrance
    Living Room - front entrance
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Dining Room
    Dining Room
  • Bathroom #4
    Bathroom #4
  • Rec Room - basement
    Rec Room - basement
$495-995/night
4 Bedrooms • 3.5 Bathrooms • Sleeps 1-10
Allows pets Internet Wood Stove River Mountain (more...)

Escape into the wilderness at our 300 acres homestead located in the Sierra foothills outside of Yosemite National Park. 

Developed over a span of almost 20 years, Kowana Valley has miles of maintained hiking trails, a year-round creek, multiple swimming holes, and even a limestone cave to explore.

Kowana Valley is great as a stand-alone retreat or can be a convenient base-camp for excursions into Yosemite Valley and its surrounds.

You will stay at our 2,700 sqf lodge with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, two kitchens, a fire pit area, a bbq grill, and a rec room with ping pong table.

Custom-designed to operate in the middle of the Stanislaus National Forest without utilities service, the Kowana Valley Lodge operates on a 100% off-grid system but functions with the convenience and familiarity of a home in the city.

During these challenging times, Kowana Valley makes for the perfect escape for your family and/or quarantine bubble to enjoy a completely private escape.
***The closest medical facility is at least 30 minutes away, so either be aware and be prepared for those with underlying medical conditions or needs.***
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The owners are a relatively young family who are looking to continue the development of Kowana Valley into a self-sustaining homestead. The rental income from the Lodge will help to supplement their journey.
Property Type Lodge
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In Host greets you
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21
  • Long term rental allowed
Setting & View
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Mountain
  • Rural
General
  • Telephone
  • Wood Stove
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Firewood Provided
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Free Internet
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dining Table
Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • Seating for 10 people
Bathrooms 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half bath
  • Bathroom #1 – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
  • Bathroom #2 – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
  • Bathroom #3 – Shower, Toilet
  • Bathroom #4 – Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 4 Bedrooms, sleeps 1-10
  • Bedroom #1 – 1 Queen bed, 1 Sleeper sofa/Futon
  • Bedroom #2 – 1 Queen bed, 1 Sleeper sofa/Futon
  • Bedroom #3 – 2 Bunk beds
  • Bedroom #4 – 2 Bunk beds
Entertainment
  • Games
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
Family
  • Baby Gate
  • Baby Bath
  • Changing Table
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Pack N Play/Travel Crib
  • Room Darkening Shades
  • Children's Books & Toys
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Lanai/Gazebo (covered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Private Yard
  • Fire Pit
Vehicles
  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
Theme
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
Leisure
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Spelunking
  • Water Tubing
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
Expectations
  • Limited Amenities
  • Cameras/Surveillance
  • Dangerous Animals
Accessibility
  • Path To Entrance Lit At Night
Season Rate
Non-Peak Fall/Winter
8/16 - 12/23
Night
$395
Weekend Night
$595
Thanksgiving Week
11/20 - 11/27
Night
$495
Weekend Night
$995
Christmas Week
12/18 - 12/26
Night
$495
Weekend Night
$995
New Year's Week
12/26 - 1/2
Night
$495
Weekend Night
$995
Non-Peak Winter/Spring
1/1 - 5/31
Night
$395
Weekend Night
$595
MLK Weekend
1/16 - 1/20
Night
$495
Weekend Night
$795
Spring Break/Easter
3/27 - 4/10
Night
$495
Weekend Night
$795
Memorial Day Weekend
5/25 - 5/31
Night
$495
Weekend Night
$795
Summer
6/1 - 8/15
Night
$395
Weekend Night
$795
Independence Day Weekend
7/1 - 7/5
Night
$495
Weekend Night
$995
Labor Day Weekend
9/1 - 9/7
Night
$495
Weekend Night
$995

Cancellation Policy: No refunds