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front porch and sitting area
leave your doodles on the chalkboard
Merrynook front door
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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Merrynook is an art-filled garden cabin just a short drive (20 minutes) from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and Sequoia National Forest.​ Merrynook was built in the 1930s as a restaurant (serving chicken!) when logging was a way of life in Pinehurst, California, in the southern Sierra Nevada foothills. Bachrun and Mahalia LoMele own and manage Merrynook and its sister cabin next door, fivespot. They have been vacation hosts in Pinehurst since 2008.
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 there may be guests at the cabin next door.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Mahalia L
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2009
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Reviews (5)
canadahiker17
canadahiker17
Kitchener, Canada23 contributions
Merrynook was the favourite of all the places we stayed on our two-week road trip in the Sierras. Lots of space for two couples travelling together. We enjoyed the homey atmosphere, with lots of books to peruse and beautiful artwork on the walls. Kitchen was large and gave us plenty of space to prepare meals. Love the coffee cup collection! Beds were comfortable and the patio outside was beautiful--we wished it was warmer so we could sit outside more and enjoy it. Excellent spot for exploring Sequoia and King's Canyon as the location is only about 15 minutes from the park entrance. Thanks for providing such a beautiful place for travellers to stay!
Visited October 2019
Written October 8, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

emily2812
emily2812
Ashurst, United Kingdom39 contributions
We absolutely loved our stay at Merrynook! Would return in a heart beat. Perfect location, good facilities. We stayed in 12 different hotels during our holiday and we both said that this was the only place that really made us feel at home. Absolutely loved the outdoor seating area! Planning to make one at home exactly like it! Sadly I don't think we will be returning to the area as we travelled around the majority of California but if we ever do, we will defiantly stay again and recommend to others!! Thank you!!!
Visited May 2019
Written September 4, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jerry H
Jerry H
Nolensville, TN7 contributions
This cabin in Pinehurst was perfect for our visits to Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Park. It was about 15 minutes from the park entrance. The hosts were very easy to work with and provided everything that we needed for our stay there. They were friendly and offered advice regarding local sites but intrude on our privacy at all. It was the perfect blend of having a great place to stay, knowing that they would be there for anything we needed and convenience to the park. It was a wonderful stay!
Visited May 2018
Written May 30, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jen S
Jen S
Universal City, TX4 contributions
Merrynook Cabin was our family's hands down favorite place to stay on our recent road trip. The hosts are welcoming and accommodating. The cabin boasts a well stocked kitchen and bath, comfortable and plentiful beds, and art, books, and trinkets. Add a beautiful outdoor setting and we had a memorable stay!
Visited July 2017
Written July 31, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Storyteller724879
Storyteller724879
We really enjoyed meeting you and your kids! In fact, they inspired us to make a little "parkour" course out of the logs on the ground behind the cabin. Now the next bunch of kids can enjoy climbing, balancing, and jumping off them.
Written August 5, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mchellegers
mchellegers
Rochester, MN17 contributions
We really enjoyed this cute cabin as a place to crash after long days at Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. It was great to have a big tub to soak in plus a shower, a well-equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, etc. We loved all the thoughtful details throughout and the arty feel of the place. Loved the back deck and front porch. Every inch was usable, fun, beautiful space. There's plenty of room for a family to spread out but couples can feel cozy. Only wish we had thought to grocery shop in Fresno as there wasn't a general store when we arrived in town. Apparently ownership of the restaurant/ store had just switched and the store hadn't reopened.
Visited June 2017
Written July 5, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Storyteller724879
Storyteller724879
Yes, it's best to shop in Fresno or Visalia before heading up into the mountains. There is a convenience store 30 minutes from the cabin, and small markets inside the Park that cater to campers. We provide basic pantry supplies - ketchup, mayo, mustard, cooking oils, salt, pepper, etc. Ask us and we'll send a complete list!
Written August 5, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Kid friendly
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby
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  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Merrynook. Vacation Here.

Merrynook. Vacation Here. is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

Merrynook. Vacation Here. has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Merrynook. Vacation Here. has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Merrynook. Vacation Here. must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.