Indian Peak Ranch Mountaintop Hideaway ~ pool, spa and 100-mile views
1450 Sqft Cabin hosted by Duane & Barbara
4 Guests . 2 Bedrooms . 2 Bathrooms


Congratulations...You found gold! As a recent guest said...We felt like how the '49ers must have felt when they discovered gold!

The area's best-kept secret, this gorgeous hideaway with million-dollar 100-mile views, is perched atop a mountain on a unique 122-acre ranch. This spectacular piece of paradise is perfect for a discreet ROMANTIC GETAWAY or HONEYMOON. Booked to only one party at a time--ideally 1 to 2 couples--you have the whole 1,400 sf hideaway to yourselves including the expansive decks, barbecue, private pool & hot tub, fireplace, and full kitchen. For those that are looking for a more active getaway, this property offers lots of acreage for off-trail hiking and exploring, birding and nature photography. You might also stumble upon one of the two historic gold mines on the property!

For additional photos, info, rates, pet policy, cancellation policy and map, please visit www.indianpeakranch.com.

Please be aware that Indian Peak Ranch Mountaintop Hideaway is very popular due to many repeat guests that have been booking directly with us for over 20 years. But we welcome first-time guests and first-time inquiries.

BE ADVISED THAT TENTATIVE RESERVATIONS DO NOT SHOW ON THE CALENDAR. TO CHECK ON AVAILABILITY please inquire. Please let us know if you want to be put on the waiting list, as availability is constantly changing.



Centrally located between the Arch Rock Entrance and Southern Entrance to Yosemite National Park, and especially suited to those wanting to go to Yosemite National Park during the day, but desire to get away from the crowds in the evening. This facility has the distinction of being the only facility of its’ kind in Mariposa County – Home to Yosemite National Park. It is the only vacation home on agricultural-zoned land, thus surrounded by miles of wide-open space - mountains, rolling hills, creeks, valleys and unbelievable views in every direction.



• wood paneled walls
• high open beam and pine ceiling
• massive fieldstone fireplace (for use November - April)
• ample supply of firewood provided
• leather sofa and club-chair
• FM stereo receiver w/ iPhone connection
• CD player
• stereo speakers inside and outside
• Satellite TV (flat-screen) and DVD player



• dishwasher / disposal
• electric stove top & oven
• refrigerator w/ ice-maker
• microwave oven
• toaster, blender, coffee maker & grinder
• pots and pans, dishes and utensils
• fresh linens



• wood paneled walls and pine ceilings
• large master bedroom w/ king bed, full sofa bed, flat-screen TV
• cozy second bedroom w/ queen bed
• one twin roll-away bed
• all beds with fresh linens
• one larger bath w/ combination tub / shower
• one smaller bath w/ small shower (more like a half bath)
• bathroom amenities and bath towels provided



• 1,900 sf redwd deck wrapping around house w/ 100 miles of uninterrupted views
• all day sun and spectacular sunsets
• built-in BBQ (charcoal briquettes provided)
• outside eating area under a wisteria covered arbor
• 4 feet deep plunge pool, perfect for cooling off during hot summer months
• hot tub, under a canopy of stars, for year-round use
• beach towels provided
• chaises and plenty of outdoor furniture.



• Free WiFi for your laptop or tablet, but due to our location cannot be used for streaming movies.
• Cell phone reception atop the mountain for Verizon. And guests now say that several AT&T smart phones will work at the hideaway.
• Land-line phone available upon request (for use with your calling card)


* OTHER...

• Central air-conditioning and heat
• Use of Washer / Dryer (for stays of 7 nights or more),
• Non Smoking - no smoking in the house or anywhere on the property
• Not Handicap Accessible & not recommended for those with mobility issues, nor for those with a fear of heights (after all - it is a mountaintop! :-)
• Inappropriate for children under the age of 8, although we leave the decision to bring young children up to the individual. Please note that the charge for additional guests applies to children regardless of age.
• Paved half-mile driveway to the top of the mountain
• Check-in time varies based on the season; check-out time is 11am - no exceptions.
• Please be advised that a 4WD vehicle w/mud & snow tires (plus carrying chains) is required in order to visit the ranch from December thru March
• Parking for two vehicles.
• MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY is 4 - no exceptions.
• The person that signs the guest agreement must be the one that pays and stays during the timeframe. We do not allow third party transactions.
• Please inquire about our pet policy as some restrictions apply.
• Transient Occupancy Use Certificate issued in 1995 - with Mariposa County - #100076

We welcome a diversity of guests from around the world. We work to ensure every guest enjoys their stay at our ranch. We strive to meet all expectations and strive to clearly define the accommodations you can expect at our ranch. However, our property might not be the right fit for every single guest or their needs. If you have special needs or concerns, please inquire to address your concerns before committing to a reservation. We reserve the right to decline a reservation if we feel we cannot meet your expectations.

For more information about accommodations, availability, discounts, policies, guest comments, Frequently Asked Questions and additional photos please inquire. You might also view a recent drone video taken of the mountaintop...see the link below.
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Parking Included
Parking for two to three vehicles.
No Pets Allowed
No Smoking Allowed
Not Family/Kid Friendly
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Not Suitable for Events


Iron & Board
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
Hot Tub
Charcoal Grill
Private Pool
1,900 sf of redwood deck
High Speed Internet
Satellite TV
Stereo/DVD Player
Full Kitchen
Ice Maker
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

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Reviews (37)

Excellent based on 37 Reviews

Getting around

Centrally located between two entrances to Yosemite National Park - about an hours drive to either entrance.

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Professionally, Duane and Barbara are both in the field of architecture. Barbara is also a birder and had been trapping and banding hawks for the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory in the Marin Headlands for over 13 years before moving to the Yosemite area. She is now a Master Hummingbird Bander and has over 15,000 records in her database. Duane, a transplant from southern Oregon by way of the bay area, grew up on a farm and had a desire to get back to working with the land as well as woodworking, which has become his passion. They now love sharing this special piece of paradise with guests worldwide.

Barbara served on the board of the Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau for many years. Duane and Barbara have been volunteer fire lookouts for the US Forest Service for 18 years. They know the lay of the land and are more than willing to share their knowledge of the local topography. Duane is also an active member and past president of the Mariposa Rotary Club. He would be pleased to have you join him for an early morning breakfast meeting, if you need a make-up session.
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Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - 7PM
Check Out11AM
Minimum age limit for renters: 25
Payment Policy
Pay via personal check or cc via PayPal
Refundable Damage Deposit
There is a $300 security deposit (aka damage deposit) that is refundable less damage and extraordinary cleaning fees approximately 2 weeks after departure.
Cancellation Policy
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date, less a $100 cancellation fee.

Nightly rates are higher around holidays. There is a 10% surcharge around holidays such as New Years.

We require our guests to review, sign & return a hard copy of our Guest Agreement (along with a photo ID) and make payment via PayPal within 24 hrs of acceptance of the booking.

Please be advised that we allow only one responsible party of record - the person that signs, pays and stays - NO third party transactions.
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Indian Peak Ranch Mtn Top Hideaway is a Cabin located in Mariposa County, Yosemite, CA, USA. This Cabin is available for short term lodging and accommodates 4 guests
Indian Peak Ranch Mtn Top Hideaway has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Apr 2018

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