Private Suite - Country Ranch Style

House - Private room · Hills Road, Oakhurst, CA 93644, United States

15 miles to Yosemite National Park entrance on the scenic Highway 41. Visit the historic Sugar Pine Railroad. Badger Pass Ski area - first ski area in California - great family fun.

Your host, Susan
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15 miles to Yosemite National Park entrance on the scenic Highway 41. Visit the historic Sugar Pine Railroad. Badger Pass Ski area - first ski area in California - great family fun.

The Space

The private room is 600 square feet upstairs from main house with private entrance. Comfortable King size bed, desk, and sitting area make up the sleeping space. Ipod stereo and office equipment including WIFI. Full bathroom with shower downstairs includes laundry facilities. Towels and linens provided.

Kitchen is pictured with refrigerator and cooking available for guests. We serve a continental breakfast with coffee, juice, cereal, yogurt and fruit.

Photos of our beautiful neighborhood (deer) and great walking on trails and dirt roads in nearby Bass Lake. All seasons are wonderful in our mountain community. Each month has special events in town and in Yosemite. Very quiet evenings with only crickets, frogs, and coyotes talking. Star gazing a must do. Bird Watchers report below - bring your binoculars.

There are a variety of restaurants - Italian, Steakhouse, Cajun, Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, Fast Food, Fish House, Brewery, Hamburger/Cafes at Bass Lake (3 miles from home). Small gift shops and clothing stores along Highway 41 in Oakhurst. Two large food markets in Oakhurst - Vons and Raleys. No public transportation.

My house is always full of love with family and friends. I enjoy having company and learn about other parts of the world.

Current Events -
True Value Farmers Market Every Thursday p.m.
Bass Lake Farmers Market Wednesday p.m.
Sugar Pine Railroad Moonlight Special Saturday and Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Dinner, train,campfire
July 4th Bass Lake Fireworks Show
July 14 Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
August 2-3 44th Annual Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow, North Fork Recreation Center
Golden Chain Theater The Boarding House 6/21 & 22; 6/28 & 6/29
September 12-13 Mountain Heritage Day Parade at Fresno Flats Historic

Guest Access

Kitchen, Patio, Bar B Q, Hot Tub, Laundry, and more stars than you can imagine.

Interaction with Guests

As much as they need, without interrupting their privacy.

The Neighborhood

It is quiet and full of nature. Deer and bird noises are serene. Private street with walking trails around my house. Big trees surround the property and shade the house.

Other Things to Note

Expert Bird Watching Report - Breakfast view
Cal Towhee, Anna's hummer, Oak titmouse, White breasted nuthatch, Western scrub jay, Acorn woodpecker, Lesser goldfinch, California quail, Nutall's woodpecker, Wild Turkey and Mourning Dove.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $550 /week
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • To be in Susan's home is like to be at home. Thank you to Susan and Rich

    July 2014
  • We loved staying with Susan and Rich. Their home was large and beautiful and the night sky was glorious. They did many small caring touches - cereal choices for breakfast and the use of the porches when we were relaxing as well as great breakfast conversation. We'd love to come back!

    June 2014
  • Emerveillement en arrivant dans les lieux tant par la maison que par l'hôtesse toujours prête à rednre service et avec qui nous avons beaucoup échangé. La chambre doit faire plus de 40 m² et il y fait bon vivre. L'environnement est superbe.

    June 2014
  • The long awaited mini-getaway that my hubby and I had been wanting to take for months came to perfect fruition in Oakhurst, CA. With the grand excitement of Yosemite and Mariposa Grove in mind, we had minimal expectations about our accommodations (as we typically do with hotels)--- after all, Tequila Gulch was just supposed to be a place to rest our heads after long days of exploring the sites of Sierra National Forest. Well, we were in for a wonderful surprise! Now, where to start this review... Susan was such a gracious host, together with her equally nice partner Rich and her sweet four-legged "baby" Peanut Butter. Half of the beauty and charm of this property lies in the people who give it life as a property is simply a reflection of the kind of people that inhabit it. Susan and Rich gave us such a warm welcome upon arrival despite having arrived a tad bit earlier than expected. Susan was very helpful with tips on how to get around Yosemite, suggestions on spectacular less-known hikes, and places to eat were spot on. The property is well cared for, the private suite is very, very spacious (loved the King bed and work desk), with the nicely-appointed bathroom conveniently found at the bottom of the stairs. Breakfast spread was healthy, varied, delicious and ready very early (perfect for early risers like me) and we had water and granola bars in a welcome basket upon arrival too! Susie's beautiful mosaic art abounds inside the house while nature's generous bounty flourished outside. The patio/backyard was my favorite spot with its open deck, a perfect spot to view visiting deers and birds plus trees as far as the eyes could see. The Spa was a perfect end to long hikes at Yosemite. But by far the best feature among the many I can talk about is the peace and quiet of Susan's place--- with only birds chirping in the AM, crickets/cicadas at night, and in my humble opinion the Gulch's pièce de résistance: the explosion of stars overhead all aglow at night. Stargazing at its finest. If it were up to us, I would be writing this review a week later...3days/2nights was just too short! :-) But alas, reality beckons and we had to head back to our real lives. The only consolation about leaving Susan's little piece of heaven, it's that her ranch is just an easy 4 hour drive from Los Angeles. We will be back, that we are sure of. You will notice a plaque in Susan's home that reads: "Enter as Guests, Leave as Friends"... a very common saying but never more true than with Susan and her "team" at the Gulch. Thank you for having us and sharing your beautiful home, Susan. We look forward to visiting you, our new friends at Oakhurst, soon! :-)

    June 2014
  • Visiting our first Airbnb at the Tequila Glutch was such a wonderful experience. Susan and Rich really raised the bar of expectations for our future Airbnb reservations. The private room is as lovely and bright as the pictures display, their home is warm and very charming with lots of beautiful art pieces as decor. Delicious breakfast each morning, with hot coffee available as early as desired. A must is relaxing on their back porch, complete with mountain backdrop, roses in the garden, as squirrels, deer, and birds all quietly roam for food, it is a little piece of heaven all to yourself. There is a Jacuzzi, but it is kept at 98 degrees, we like ours 102. Before leaving town, stop at Judy's Donuts and visit Bass Lake. Susan and Rich, we sure enjoyed our conversations over coffee and dinner. Such a pleasure to meet you both!

    June 2014
  • We've stayed at Susans house for 2 nights and felt so welcome. Susie and Rich took care of us, made great breakfast and we've felt totally comfortable. The room is great and the bed soo hugh. We've slept like babies. Thanks to both of you! :-)

    June 2014
  • We stayed w Susie for 3 nights, driving to Yosemite two days in a row. Her house is very clean and a 5 min drive to the restaurants and shops of Oakhurst. The room was air-conditioned, comfy and BIG! Breakfast each morning included fruit, juice, coffee, toast and cereal, a great bonus! Susie is SO welcoming and helpful, made sure we knew where we were going, gave us Vitamin water before a day of hiking in Yosemite. Even let us borrow beach towels and water shoes! Thanks Susie for the warm welcome.

    June 2014
    Response from Susan:

    Thank you for nice review, I'm feeling better and Rich says it looks better each day, think he is being nice. We enjoyed you and Theresa so much. Hope your dreams to come to California come true. Can I have your mailing address for a card? Your smiles remain with us. Susie, Rich and Peanut

    June 2014
  • Thank you Susan you was a perfect host! We really enjoyed to get to know both of you! Everything was set for us to feel comfortable and just like at home and it worked! We highly recommend your airbnb for all travelers passing through Yosemite to rest after a long hike! All the best, Eric et Mathieu.

    June 2014
  • We had a great time with Susan and Rich in Oakhurst. They have a beautiful house, and the private room set-up is perfect. It is above the garage, so you don't hear any noise from the house, and the bathroom is conveniently located right at the bottom of the stairs from the bedroom. Susan and Rich were incredibly friendly and welcoming. Rich has interesting stories from his time living in Denmark, and Susan makes a delicious German pancake for breakfast. There's also a hot tub kept at just the right temperature. This was out best airbnb experience so far!

    June 2014
  • There is just one word to say - WOW!!!! It was our first AirBNB experience - and it was perfect. Susan made you feel like at home. Great house, great room, everything so nice and clean. We even got German pancakes for breakfast. Peanut the "watch-dog" is a real bonus too. Thank you so much, we can't wait to be back again. Dani and Nils

    May 2014
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Columbus University - Bachelors Degree
Mosaic Artist, Sales Manager, Accountant/Tax Preparer, Send Out Cards
Things I like - dogs, horses, cats, music, family, dancing, walking, biking, boating, motorcycles, nature, grandson, mosaic art, food, wine, Yosemite, Bass Lake friends, movies, swimming, travel, cooking, birthdays, holidays, snow skiing, historical books and enjoying every minute. Favorite travel destinations - Germany, Barcelona, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, British Virgin Islands, Tahiti, Hawaii, Florence, Wine Country anywhere.
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