15 miles from Lake Hensley
Thank YOU for all the early booking specials. August is booking up and I've decided to not increase the price this year. (Your Welcome! Thank ALL my wonderful guests for respecting this beautiful estate. What a pleasure to have them!!)
This estate is priced WAY BELOW several close-by rentals! I'm less than a hotel, king beds, private Suites and bathrooms. Savings increase when you eat, drink, and be merry in total privacy!
Warm and Wonderful is a lodge-type house has three private suites (5 bedroom/4bath) and two have private bathrooms. It is large (almost 5,000 sq ft) spread out and your can socialize in vaulted ceiling rooms, eat on the patios, or private in your suites. Several wrap around porches, pool area is huge, big jacuzzi, and waterfall is almost one story high. The reviews say it all. Welcome Welcome Be MOST Welcome.
Enjoy Yosemite by day, and this beautiful equestrian estate to relax and chill with your group when it's time to eat, rest, play in the waterfall, huge pool and jacuzzi, play baseball in your meadow, basketball in the parking lot, or pan for gold close by.
POPULAR HWY 41 SOUTH GATE, CLOSE TO ATTRACTIONS. MANY ACCOMMODATIONS ARE MUCH FURTHER AWAY THAN OAKHURST, BASS LAKE, AND AHWAHNEE. AREA IS CENTRAL TO ALL ACTIVITIES, DINING, GROCERIES, HIKES, RAILROAD, HORSEBACK RIDING, ETC.
People call the Ahwahnee Riverbend Area spectacular (it is), I call it Shangri-La. My family and I chose these beautiful mountain meadows for the weather and location. Our meadow is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It really is amazing and truly Warm and Wonderful. Check the reviews! All 5 STAR!! Less than 5 miles from Oakhurst and 15 minutes from Beautiful Bass Lake, too!
Wait ‘til you see the house, check out the photos! There are private electric gates and a Redwood tree lined driveway entrance and separate exit for trucks, boats, and trailers.
This house is 4800 sq ft (6 1/2 acres) of beautiful. The kitchen is really big with lovely grey quartzite countertops and easy to use appliances and ample counter space to cook.
The laundry room is big with washer, dryer and plenty of room for food in the walk-in pantry. As you see from the reviews, it is well stocked with many staples you will not have to buy.
The house has two full suites (one Cal King, one Queen) with private entrance bathrooms (one suite can have TWO private entrance bathrooms) and both have private entrance/exit from the house. Additional Suite is two connected bedrooms, one has double door to patio, porch swing and view of pasture #5. The Master Suite has 3 exits, couch, big TV, Netflix and huge Master Bath also with private exit.. The Queen Suite has bathroom and exit to the backyard and pool. The Second King has view of front meadow, window seat, and double door to third King. The third King has a lovely view of the meadows (double door, lockable to second King w/Italian Leather fold out single bed Excellent mattress!) and bathroom is across the hall (also has private entrance/exit to patio with cedar swing). There is an additional queen and standard double bed that sleeps two kids comfortably, with a private entrance/exit from the house. PRICING at $400 per night is for the more common groups of EIGHT but capacity at this time is TWELVE people an extra baby or two is always welcome to a maximum of 14. We have five bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, all have double sinks but one.
The Ahwahnee Riverbend area is a private pocket of six estates on the back of hiking and next to the Fresno River. Secluded but accessible. I've been told the next nicest place in this whole area is (as of '19) double the cost. Yes, it is nicer...but TWICE the cost? Look at the reviews. It's a very clean spread out ranch style estate with privacy for everyone or gatherings in the big kitchen, porches, pool, and non intrusive. Kids think it is puppy heaven and it is.
There are two flat screen TV’s (all have DVD), in the Master Suite and den really big (45"”). You have an extensive library of movies and Netflix. If you need our high speed Internet, that is OK, Wifi throughout the estate all the way to the pool.
By-the-way, I do not charge to heat the jacuzzi in the winter. It's big, it's expensive (propane) but it is yours to use and heats really fast. If it is warm during the day it is quite lovely with the waterfall going.
If you calculate roof size of house, barn, horse shelters, pool house, garage, breezeways, patio, porches (all covered), two well houses (plenty of water) there’s 10,000 sq ft of Malibu Blue roof on this lovely ranch style estate. The pool is quite large, about 40,000 gal and Jacuzzi (heats up fast) is about 450 gal. The natural rock waterfall is almost one story high. The deck around the pool has plenty of room for the four umbrellas and seating. One huge umbrella partially covers the pool for sun-sensitive guests. The Jacuzzi has a (November to March only) fire pit (propane) that is easy to use and wonderful to sit and talk. Warm and Wonderful motto is ‘Sit Long, Talk Much’.
We are less than five miles from a rockin’ mountain village with 20 great restaurants, a full multi screen cinema, microbrewery, and Raley’s grocery; famous for quality markets in Bel Aire and Knob Hill. There are numerous art galleries, retail stores, and farmer’s markets. We are ½ mile from Hwy 49 and our area is very accessible. Our little paradise sits almost in the middle of the front (Oakhurst) and back (Mariposa) gates to Yosemite National Park. Yosemite is too beautiful for words. You can ride a narrow gage logging train, see Glacier Point, Bridleveil Falls, or just wander the glories of nature. Now THAT is truly spectacular.
If you like water sports, 12 miles away you can play at Bass Lake (four more large lakes are less than an hour away) in season waterskiing, boating, fishing (rod + fly) and a classy restaurant and bar with patio overlooking the lake and boat dock. The lake is beautiful because spring rain makes it clean, crisp, and clear.
Just 1 ½ miles north on Hwy 49 is the hottest Cowboy bar in two counties with dancing, big screen TV for sports, great food and tons of local ‘color’.
We are less than a mile from ‘Open Range’ where cattle and their calves graze along the road and we have a working cattle ranch two miles away where you can watch real cowboys (and cowgirls) sort and rope cattle.
You can pan for gold (good luck with that) a half mile away at a secluded riverside park. We’re walking distance from a darling nine hole golf course with restaurant, bar, and available for special events; as is the Golf Course. The meadows in this area are lovely and perfect for all season activities as you see from the photos of the estate.
SO MUCH TO DO, YOU WILL LOVE IT!!
If you are road weary travelers, couples wishing an exclusive get-away (rarely see neighbors, they are some distance away), best friends that just want to ‘chill’, or crave to wander the mountains with your equine pet (I have maps)—This is the place for you.
Summer is fun and winter is exciting here at Ahwahnee Riverbend. Snow at 2000 feet elevation usually only lasts until 10am when the sun comes out, which makes travel much easier. But no worries! There is usually plenty of snow in the ‘Snow Play’ area up in the Nat’l Forest, 12 miles up the mountain. Badger Pass is the spot and cross country is everywhere you hike in the summer! People love to snow shoe, sleigh ride, cross-country and sled. You can trail ride all year long, summer in the mountains, winter down on the flats. You can 4-wheel drive, Yosemite Zip, horseback ride, hike, bike, ride the railroad, work cattle, ski (both kinds), swim, sightsee, shop, browse art galleries, eat, play, and love.
This is my home. I left LA, found Ahwahnee and never looked back. One of my best friends already bought a place here, another best buddy is looking for property, and two of my Sisters have estates nearby. What does that tell you? I love it, horses love it, dogs love it, kids love it, EVERYBODY loves it, you will, too. This is a beautiful area and a super place to stay. Check the reviews!!
yes fyi, if you get all the way down to here, I applaud you. The neighbors on several sides have dinky everything at 25% more per night. Warm and Wonderful is a big beautiful place for less than a hotel.
Lastly, everyone tells me the next nicest place is $900!! a night.
P.S.-It IS nicer, but double the cost? AND not as accessible.
Nothing to worry about, you decide.