Kaweah CottageSwimming Holes - 3 minute hike from Cottage
Superb River Home, Amazing River & Swimming Holes
Superb River Home, Amazing River & Swimming Holes
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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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 space

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.

Guest access

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.

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Cleaning Fee ₹10057
Security Deposit ₹67044
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM

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.

You must also acknowledge
Potential for noise - Horses, Chickens, Cows, Birds, Coyotes, Distant Chainsaws, Occasional gunshots, Barking Dogs
Pet(s) live on property - Dalila the Boxer, 4 cats, around 8 chickens, 2 horses


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

18 Reviews

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Lambert User Profile
September 2017
Amazing secluded house next to a river where you can swim. The most relaxing environment. Kathleen and James's daughter, Julianna was extremely helpful and nice. The perfect balance between wilderness and confy luxurious house.

Jan User Profile
August 2017
Great hosts, great property, great location and great stay. Could hardly be better, ideal location for calming one's mind, swimming in the river and also exploring Sequoia's NP and Kings Canyon (go via Badger).

Jim User Profile
August 2017
James and Kathleen are the most gracious of hosts - they are the kind of people you hope to have as friends and neighbors. The house was clean, the kitchen better equipped than most - a great get away feeling with all the comforts of home - it was a pleasure staying there. They've created something special. The other WOW factor was the river. James was so great about teaching everyone how to get the most out of out trips to the river and teaching he kids about safety. Each evening when we got back from Sequoia Nat'l Park, we'd spend time at the river - the perfect way to end the day. On our final day we decided we needed one more day at the river so changed plans so the kids could get in one more swim. Dalilia was also a special bonus. My kids are already asking us when we are going back to see her. Lots of great memories.

Bryan User Profile
July 2017
The cottage is the perfect quiet place to stay with easy access to the park and a short ride into Three Rivers. Access to the river is right there on the property and they have some of the best swimming holes I have ever seen. It's a truly magical place nestled in the foothills of the Sierras. This idyllic setting could not be more perfect for what we were looking for. We will definitely be back!

Elizabeth User Profile
July 2017
Wonderful, helpful hosts. Hope to be back soon!

Lisa User Profile
June 2017
One of the best vacations we've ever had, largely due to our stay at the lovely Kaweah Cottage. Kathleen and James were so wonderful! James and his daughter gave us a wonderful tour of the property upon arrival. Great people!! Was so nice to be close to the gorgeous river and a convenient distance to the park entrance as (URL HIDDEN) was an amazing way to celebrate my husband's 45th birthday :)

Amber User Profile
April 2017
Kathleen and James are amazing hosts and have done an incredible job of preserving and caring for a little slice of heaven in the Sequoia National Park area. The cottage is beyond beautiful inside and out, and the amenities are top notch. We loved our visit here so much that we booked a second stay for the following weekend. Staying here was also a great way to introduce our 20-month old daughter to the wilderness of the area in a comfortable way. It also comes with the added bonus of coming home each night to see Delilah the boxer, chickens, and horses, which our daughter loved! What a dream. The river was very full and not accessible for swimming during this time of year, but the property has access to a little creek that was the perfect place to hang with our toddler while the river is too high. James and Kathleen are very welcoming, hospitable, and pleasant people, and we really appreciated the tour upon our arrival so we could feel comfortable exploring the land on our own later. We are already recommending the cottage to family and friends, and look forward to returning here ourselves.

Three Rivers, California, United StatesJoined in April 2011
Kathleen & James User ProfileKathleen & James is a superhost.

We are Nature Preserve Caretakers & Documentary Filmmakers. Natives of LA -- living in the Sierras since 1987.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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