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fivespot cabin - an art and nature lover's retreat

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casual living, kitchen, and dining in one open room
thoughtfully laid out open-plan kitchen, dining, and living
art-filled and fresh flowers from the garden in season
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
5 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Quiet, cozy, inspiring, art-filled cabin: fivespot is a relaxing place for a week or weekend. Just 15 minutes from the entrance to Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks, it's perfect for couples or small families. After a satisfying journey to see the spectacular sequoia trees, or experiencing rugged Kings Canyon, come back to fivespot and have a cookout, relax on the covered patio, and enjoy the sauna and outdoor shower. Feeling creative? Add something to the chalkboard wall, or stroll to the hilltop behind the cabin and sketch the surrounding foothills. Several painters and writers have already used fivespot as a personal artistic retreat - you can too! Fivespot is situated in the Giant Sequoia National Monument, and the towering trees in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are only ...Quiet, cozy, inspiring, art-filled cabin: fivespot is a relaxing place for a week or weekend. Just 15 minutes from the entrance to Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks, it's perfect for couples or small families. After a satisfying journey to see the spectacular sequoia trees, or experiencing rugged Kings Canyon, come back to fivespot and have a cookout, relax on the covered patio, and enjoy the sauna and outdoor shower. Feeling creative? Add something to the chalkboard wall, or stroll to the hilltop behind the cabin and sketch the surrounding foothills. Several painters and writers have already used fivespot as a personal artistic retreat - you can too! Fivespot is situated in the Giant Sequoia National Monument, and the towering trees in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are only 15 minutes from the cabin. Awesome Kings Canyon is an hour from the sequoias - a jaw-dropping ride down one of the USA's deepest canyons. Visit us in this lesser-known part of the Sierras. Find yourselves alone on the delightful trails and get back to fivespot for more peace and quiet. Or head on down to the Pinehurst Lodge (a 3-minute walk from fivespot) for a drink and dinner. It's a great alternative to the crowded Yosemite experience. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Welcome! Please regard this home as your own and enjoy. No smoking, no pets. Our cat (Puffnip!) lives outside on the property. Please be aware that there maybe guests at the cabin next door.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Mahalia L
Hosting since October 2009
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (24)
lea51
lea51
Mannheim, Germany50 contributions
Five Spot war das erste Ferienhaus in unserer zweimonatigen Sabbatical Auszeit in USA/Kanada. Für mich war es das beste Ferienhaus von den sechs anderen, die wir gebucht hatten. Die Lage war ideal, um zu Kings Canyon und Sequoia Park zu fahren, das Haus gemütlich und sauber. Ich würde sofort wieder hinfahren.
Visited May 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written July 19, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Richard M
Richard M
2 contributions
My family of 4, two daughters 4 and 11, wished we had more time at the 5 spot ! A great launching point to explore Kings Canyon and a relaxing retreat !
Visited July 2016
Written July 17, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jason E
Jason E
Stanton, KY30 contributions
Close enough to Kings Canyon and Sequoia to enjoy the parks during the day. Far enough to escape the crouds and enjoy the peace and quiet. The outdoor space was nicer then any cabin I have ever stayed at. Lots of beautiful flowers and wonderful smells. The kitchen was well stocked and the cabin had more necessities then most. There was no TV, that freaked my kids out but enhanced the family time. The bed was a very firm thin mattress with no box springs. That may suit some but led to restless nights for me.
Visited June 2016
Written June 25, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Passenger447084
Passenger447084
Sorry you didn't get the sleep you needed, Jason! It's a foam mattress that doesn't require a box spring. But thanks for letting us know - maybe it's time to swap it out for a new one. Thanks for coming!
Written June 26, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lea51
lea51
Mannheim, Germany50 contributions
wir haben eine Woche in der Five-Spot-Cabin verbracht und von da aus den Sequoia Park, Kings Canyon und Yosemite besucht. Das Haus liegt wunderschön inmitten von Wald und Wiesen. Es ist gut ausgestattet, hat alles, was man braucht, um sich selbst zu versorgen. Die Terrasse liegt geschützt und hat Morgensonne, so dass man auch bei 15 Grad noch im Freien frühstücken kann. Die Sauna, um sich nach einem langen Tag zu entspannen, ist ideal, es gibt eine Außendusche, so dass man zum Abkühlen nicht ins Haus muss. Wenn wir noch einmal nach Californien kommen, dann auf jeden Fall wieder an diesen Ort.
Visited May 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written May 25, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Susan R
Susan R
Walhalla, SC12 contributions
loved the cabin! Great layout, great artwork, even a sauna which felt great after a day of hiking. My favorite area was the back porch with its. view of the trees. Would definitely stay there again.
Visited May 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written May 23, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Timothy L B
Timothy L B
1 contribution
Fivespot is a truly special place with an artful spirit and peaceful setting. The thoughtful amenities far exceeded our expectations. It was quite comfortable in every respect. Nice patio and outdoor spaces. The library is amazing. It is very private and comfortable. We definitely hope to return.
Visited February 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written February 15, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

travelhappy241
travelhappy241
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
The cabin exceeded our expectations in the level of care and attention given to all the little details that make a home. It was very well appointed in terms of bedding, towels and kitchen equipment and we appreciated the flowers and fresh fruit that greeted us, as well as the provision of pantry staples. It has a lovely outdoor patio with feeders for the hummingbirds and plenty of seating plus lanterns and candles. Lots of games and interesting books and magazines and it was all very clean. We only wished we could have stayed much much longer. Our host took great care in sending complete directions and answering my questions before we booked. A wonderful vacation spot.
Visited July 2015
Written July 13, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

familyhiker
familyhiker
1 contribution
My husband and I recently spent 3 nights in this lovely cabin with our 2 girls (8 and 5) which is a 15-20 minute drive to the entrance of Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park. We left each day early in the morning and hiked and explored the parks until late in the afternoon returning to a lovely oasis with all the amenities. In the early evening, the girls explored the property, my husband read and I thumbed through all of the fabulous back issues of magazines and old books the owners have collected. At night, we hiked up the hill on the property to view the stars with a fantastic view of the Milky Way. The kitchen is well stocked with all the tools to make breakfast/lunch/dinner. The beds are comfortable and the cabin is well appointed with everything you need for a lovely getaway. Mahalia provided detailed directions well in advance of our arrival and provided valuable suggestions for picking up provisions before heading to the cabin. NOTE: The California drought is a reality here and in the park. Mahalia ensured we were aware of the safety procedures for wildfires and had extensive instructions for what to do in an emergency. This did not detract from our stay but made us mindful of a day to day concern for the residence of California.
Visited July 2015
Written July 13, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

rebeckahr2015
rebeckahr2015
9 contributions
The cabin was perfect. Tons of special details everywhere. The property was immaculate and felt very welcoming. Their is Even a beautiful local cat that comes and visits you. I would highly recommend the property!!
Visited April 2015
Written April 25, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

annieb214
annieb214
12 contributions
This lovely cabin has everything a spoiled traveler needs - sauna, a good kitchen, a deep tub, art, and good mattress. We stayed for a long weekend in October and found Fivespot as advertised and reviewed. The property was charming, quiet, and private and within walking distance of the local watering hole. We drove each day to hike in Kings Canyon and were happy to have a comfortable place away from the tourists to return to each night. Those prone to car sickness should know that the road from the park will truly test you - we seemed to do better each time we drove it. We found the kitchen well appointed with a good mix of utensils, pots and pans, and dishes which allowed us to cook a couple of complex meals that we wouldn't have attempted in most cabins. The sauna was a treat after star gazing on chilly mountain nights.
Visited October 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written November 8, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
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Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
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Mountain Views
Parking
Patio
Pool Table
Sauna
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
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About the neighbourhood
Few vacation cabins are as close to Kings Canyon National Park as Fivespot Cabin. A 15-minute drive to its entrance will bring you to the feet of giant sequoias, and an hour more will take you to the bottom of the breathtaking canyon itself. From there discover prime hiking trails, waterfalls, caves and meadows - all without the crowds of Yosemite. Fivespot is located in the heart of the tiny settlement known as Pinehurst. Once a thriving logging community, it is now a sleepy rural retreat. Fortunately for visitors and locals, historic Pinehurst Lodge is open year-round. A family-friendly restaurant and bar, 'the Lodge' (as the locals call it) is a short walk from fivespot and was once a sawmill. Known for its Saturday night Prime Rib special, it's also got a pool table, a jukebox, a de...
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