Shanks' Lodge in the Woods is the perfect place for your family or group to connect without the distractions of urban life.
3600 sq foot home with a pool and 8 person hot tub.
Nestled in the middle of 20 forested acres in Mariposa county, Shanks' Lodge is private, quite and secluded. A rustic feel awaits you as you enter this 3 bedroom home with hot tub and pool. An added sleeping loft allows this house to easily accommodate as many as 14 people.
In the Great Room, you'll find a large wrap-around couch where you can enjoy the look and warmth of the wood stove. The well-equipped kitchen has all the amenities to prepare even the most elaborate meals. After a long day of fun-filled activities, fall asleep in one of the beautifully constructed hand-made log beds. Four bathrooms, all with showers and tubs give even large groups enough privacy and convenience. The large outside deck, with a barbecue grill, tables and chairs, overlooks the private pond and front acreage. Hike throughout the property and appreciate the enchanting ‘old growth' oak trees, giant sequoias and ponderosa pines. For those with children, there is an adorable playhouse on the property. During the summer months, take a dip in the fenced-in pool with a picture perfect waterfall. Enjoy the 8 person top-of-the-line, jetted hot tub any time of the year. For more entertainment, there is a basketball court, a horseshoe pit and a 60-inch flat screen HDTV with Apple TV, Direct TV and all the premium channels and a great music system.
We want you to have the most enjoyable experience during your visit to the Yosemite area. We will do whatever we can to make it memorable.
The guests will have access to the entire house and 20 acres of property. This includes the laundry room, Marquis Hot Tub (8 person), solar heated pool, horseshoe pit, children's playhouse, fire pit from Nov. through March, gas barbecue grill, hiking trails and private pond.
* The pool is heated by solar and only warm enough to swim from mid-May through September.
Interaction with guests
We try to meet guests on the day of arrival to show you around the house and property. If we are unable to meet you we will leave the door unlocked with a key in the house. We also have the August Lock system, which will allow you to enter the house with an electronic key as long as you have a smartphone.
Other things to note
A quaint 2 bedroom/1 bath cabin with a sleeping loft is located within the property (2 min walk from the main house). It can comfortably accommodate 6 people. For pricing and availability, search "Shanks' Cabin in the Woods" on this site.
The nightly rate includes the hotel taxes. Prices vary according to the season, holidays and time of week.
We would absolutely love for you to bring along your furry friends! However, we charge an extra $25 for the first pet, then $15 per additional pet. This charge is due to additional cleanup that may be required (pet hair removal on furniture/blankets, carpet stains, etc.).
NEIGHBORHOOD - Neighborhood quiet hours 10p.m. - 8a.m. Please be mindful of our great neighbors. Do not trespass on neighboring property.
ENERGY USE – Please conserve water by re-using towels as much as possible, taking shorter showers and turning off tap while brushing. Turn off lights in rooms you’re not using and when you leave the house. Turn down thermostat whenever you leave the house.
PETS - We charge an extra $25 for the first pet, then $15 per additional pet.
POOL - The swimming pool is solar heated and very cold during the months of October through May.
HOT TUB - Usable all year round. Please shower with soap prior to using the hot tub.
SMOKING - Absolutely no smoking in the home. Discarded cigarettes have caused major fires in the Yosemite area, please dispose of smoking materials properly.
FIRES - Follow instructions for indoor wood stove and pellet stove use. Outside fires are only allowed in the provided fire pit from November through April. It is against the law to burn at any other tie due to high fire danger.
TRASH/RECYCLING - Containers are provided in the home for both trash and recycling. Before checkout, please bring garbage/recycling in garage and place in appropriate bins labeled trash or recycling.
FIREARMS - No firing of weapons.
OFF ROADING – No off-roading as it is disruptive to neighbors and causes destruction to our landscape.
CHECK OUT - Check out time is 11a.m. If possible please load and start dishwasher before departure. Please strip beds and put sheets/pillow cases in laundry room.
IF YOU BREAK/SOIL SOMETHING - please let us know and we will charge you through Airbnb appropriately.
Originally from upstate New York, I moved to San Francisco in my 20's and lived there for 18 years. I had quite an exciting life in the city but in my 40's realized I needed a change from big-city living, which brought me to the beautiful mountains of Mariposa. I was trained as a french chef and love to talk about anything food related. Some of my other interests include photography, horseback riding, white water rafting, hiking, off-roading and most importantly...spending time with my family :)
Little bit about Carolyn
Asides for hosting interesting visitors from around the world. I am also part time nurse practitioner and full time mom (which I love more then anything). I have a fitness and diet addiction and when I have the time I enjoy spending it hiking in Yosemite :)