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Private cottage at end of road, 4 miles from Park

Entire guesthouse hosted by Elsah
4 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Private guest cottage, located four miles from the main entrance station to Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, one mile off the main highway in Three Rivers. An artfully appointed interior and building design, a sweeping meadow below the panoramic window, brings you to nature's edge. Simplicity and comfort welcome you to your home away from home.

The rate does not include a 10% Tulare County bed tax. Tax will be collected in cash upon arrival.

The space
Fitting snugly into the the hillside, the 440 square foot cottage has an open floor plan and was designed and built in 1985 as a special home for the host's Grandma. Grandma's favorite color of blue is found in the dishes, carpets, linens and furniture. A panoramic half-circle window frames the Sierra Nevada Foothills and meadow outside, and provides a magnificent setting for the star-studded night sky and the full moon rise from behind the mountains across the canyon.

The natural setting is breathtaking for this private guest cottage deep in Salt Creek Canyon at the foot of Case Mountain. Located at 1200 ft elevation in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the cottage is surrounded by higher mountains and is situated at the end of a road in a rural subdivision.

During the “wet” season (usually from November to April), winter and spring dominate the landscape. Snow can often be found at the higher elevations in the National Park and chains might be needed to access Giant Forest. Several places in Three Rivers offer chain rentals. The foothills turn green with the seasonal rains and the wildflower season begins at the cottage elevation around March and April. The spring wildflower bloom migrates up the elevation climb, culminating in spectacular mountain meadow blossoming in Sequoia National Park during the early summer months. The “dry” season (usually from May to October) brings warmer temperatures in Three Rivers in the summer, along with drying foothills turning golden brown. The higher elevations in the National Park offer cooler temperatures for hiking along the many trails.

The Case Mountain Recreation Area, public land, via the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is located a short walking distance from the cottage parking area. This area has become the premier hiking area for locals and visitors. Many foot trails and mountain biking trails are a favorite experience for guests. During the spring, this area is profuse with blooming native wildflowers. Many trail guides and nature books can be found in the cottage. Elsah, your host, is a founding member of the local California Native Plant Society and can answer questions about the local flora and fauna.

Lake Kaweah, a flood control lake managed by the Army Corps of Engineers, has season boating and fishing opportunities. During the fall and early winter months, hiking is available in the dry lake bed. Birdwatching is wonderful at this time, as many migrating birds stop in the lake basin. During the summer, when the lake is full, the lake offers houseboat rentals. The lake is located about ten miles from the cottage. Visitors circle around Lake Kaweah when driving into Three Rivers along Hwy 198.

A TV, equipped with Dish Network is found in the living room. A distinctive library of books is available for thoughtful browsing. Iron and ironing board, flashlight, board games, bathing supplies, hair dryer and other amenities are offered for guests. The cooling system for summer months is a ductless air conditioner which keeps the cottage cool and comfortable, and also heats the cottage in the winter. The cottage has a landline telephone that allows for unlimited long distance calling (in USA only). Only ATT cell phones work in this area. WIFI via Viasat satellite internet access is available (limited data use.)

The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking, including microwave, gas stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, and all dishes and cooking utensils. French roast coffee, both regular and decaf, and a wide assortment of herbal teas and English teas, along with cream and sugar are provided. There is an outside flower and herb bed at the level of the kitchen window at the sink.

There is a queen-size bed, with down comforter in the bedroom area and a futon sofa in the living room which opens to a full-size bed. Please let the Elsah, the host, know if you need the extra bed to be made up for you. The bathroom has a tiled step down shower, which also doubles as a sit down bath tub. The open floor plan for the cottage includes partial walls and curtains between the living room, bedroom area and bathroom, providing visual privacy but not audible privacy.

The outside deck has view of a sweeping meadow below and the surrounding mountains. A shade umbrella and table with chairs provide an outdoor living space.

The cottage is dander-free. No pets are allowed. Host has one cat who is not allowed in the cottage.

Other things to note
When your reservation is accepted, you will be asked to message me a direct email address. Airbnb does not give this to us (we only get a town and phone number). I need it to email a PDF file that has a map and directions to the cottage. The rate listed does not include a 10% Tulare County bed tax. Tax will be collected in cash upon arrival. A written receipt will be given.

Two night minimum required. Three night minimum for holiday weekends (President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years).
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Private guest cottage, located four miles from the main entrance station to Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, one mile off the main highway in Three Rivers. An artfully appointed interior and building design, a sweeping meadow below the panoramic window, brings you to nature's edge. Simplicity and comfort welcome you to your home away from home.

The rate does not include a 10% Tulare County bed tax. Ta…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Cable TV
Dedicated workspace
Iron
TV with standard cable
Hangers
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Three Rivers, California, United States

The cottage is found in a rural residential neighborhood at the end of the road. Both the cottage and the main house are not visible from the road. Hiking and mountain biking is welcomed nearby on the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land at Case Mountain a few yards from the driveway entrance to the cottage.

Hosted by Elsah

Joined in May 2015
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I came here as a child in the 50's to visit my aunt and uncle and cousins. We kids would sit in the back of my uncle's pickup truck and drive up to the mountains for special summer days at their cabin. Three Rivers has always drawn me back over the years. I finally moved here in 1977, and have lived in my present home for over 30 years. The guest cottage is a special service I offer, as I know how important it is for people to connect with nature and slow down from their busy lives (especially to walk among the Big Trees). Over the years I have added special things in the cottage to give comfort, inspiration, and respite for my guests. Many special moments have happened here. I know there are more to come.
I came here as a child in the 50's to visit my aunt and uncle and cousins. We kids would sit in the back of my uncle's pickup truck and drive up to the mountains for special summer…
During your stay
Your host is a collage, multi-media artist and guests can visit her art studio upon request. She is retired nurse who also practices biodynamic craniosacral work. Upon request, she will assist you with suggestions for enjoying the National Park, finding a good restaurant, and sharing information about the flora and fauna of the area.

Guests’ privacy is respected, so the host will not make extensive contact with you unless you need assistance. Guests can use the phone in the cottage to call the host, if needed. Host lives next door in the main house. Helpful tips, including restaurant menus, brochures for local shops and special services and National Park information can be found in a binder on the kitchen table.
Your host is a collage, multi-media artist and guests can visit her art studio upon request. She is retired nurse who also practices biodynamic craniosacral work. Upon request, she…
Elsah is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported. Show more
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $250
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