A secluded home (Kaweah Cottage) on riverfront property near Three Rivers, California. Located thirty minutes from the two entrances to Sequoia National Park. Exceptionally clean and comfortable, the entire green-built home is rented to only one visitor at a time. 2017 is exceptional due to an extremely wet winter. Birds, animals, wildflowers and wildlife are thriving the best in 30 years. Our river frontage and water slides will be swimmable beginning in July and most of August.
The "Kaweah Cottage" is a family owned and operated vacation home that was created in 2007. It is designed for caring travelers who want to be in a place that is just right for them.
The "Kaweah Cottage" is a fully equipped, craftsman-built home with direct access to the South Fork of the Kaweah River and the secluded "Shangrila Nature Preserve". It was created for people who want a comfortable retreat from everyday stress and want to reconnect with the Elements. It is a place for you to rest, dream, explore, commune with Nature, create, and nourish your spirit. Located near Sequoia National Park in the western foothills of the Central Sierras, it’s less than four hours from Los Angeles and the Bay Area and four and a half hours from San Francisco. Ancient river pools, blue oak woodlands, riparian wildlife corridors and grazing horses are just a few of the sublime features that you experience during your visit to the land. The green built Cottage is energy efficient, eco-friendly and non-toxic. It is equipped with a truly gourmet kitchen, fine bedding, linens and amenities. It provides a healthy and exceptionally comfortable home that helps you enjoy a more simple and healthful way of life. The Kaweah Cottage is renowned for it's beautiful swimming holes and seasonal water slides. It is a great base for visiting Sequoia National Park and the Big Trees.
We encourage you to learn more about this place - what dozens of visitors have written about us over the years in the reviews, articles in major periodicals and view hundreds of photos from every season of the year at our Social Media and Instagram pages.
Guests have full and exclusive use of the Kaweah Cottage. After a guided tour of the property and adjacent river frontage, guests are welcome to explore and enjoy the surrounding wilderness.
Interaction with guests
The Host/Caretakers always greet the guests and show them to the Cottage. The guests have access to the River after they have been on a guided tour that highlights safety and notable features. The Hosts live nearby in the Yurt and the Old Homestead but there is a plenty of separation and privacy between. Owners are available to answer questions or deal with any questions that may arise.
Other things to note
Upon confirmation we will provide detailed driving directions to get to the Kaweah Cottage. There is a two or three night minimum rental during all of the Spring, Summer and Holidays. The only mobile phone service in the area is AT&T. Our nightly rate includes the local 10% County Hotel Occupancy Tax.
We encourage you to read our guests past reviews to make sure it's right for you.
Upon arrival, all guests are greeted by the Caretakers and given a tour of the Cottage. A guided tour is required in order for our guests to have access to the River area or the Nature Preserve. This is a wilderness area and there are essential safety guidelines that must be observed.
Please don't feed the animals: domestic or wild. Remove shoes inside the Cottage. Use energy efficiently. Keep doors closed. Please refrain from strong fragrances or scented detergents and fabric softeners. Smoking is only allowed outdoors and with extreme caution during fire season. As much as we love animals, we are unable to accommodate any visiting pets.