Designed for overnight, in transit guests. Attached to main ranch house with private deck and private entry. Bedroom has a queen bed and sitting area, bathroom with tub/shower combination, toilet and sink. Small "kitchen" area with mini-fridge, toaster over, coffee maker, dishes, utensils and sink for dish washing. Gas heater and AC. 8' x 16' deck @ the entry with table and chairs. Gas barbecue on adjacent deck available for use. . The Ranch House is adjacent for larger space with full kitchen available, see other listing Ranch House. The property is located a few hundred yards back from two-lane Dunlap Road, so very quiet and very dark at night.
The bar2b is an old homestead ranch from the late 1800's, with this listing located in the original ranch house that is approaching it's 100th birthday. The oldest and coolest building on the property is a hay barn constructed in the 1800's and one could throw a seeping bag in there for the night as well. The property is 12 1/2 acres with all of the buildings in the north-west corner and the rest of the property is open gently rolling land with oak trees, rock outcroppings and grass. Most of the surrounding properties are of large acreage, so it feels very secluded. There is a nice little trail that goes back to the south-east corner and back approximately 1/3 mile roundtrip. Angus cows #46 and #20 may be encountered when out for a walk. They will be wary of you, as they are of me, watch where you step! I make the loop twice a day with my dogs and find it very relaxing. Winter, spring and early summer will be green with wildflowers everywhere in the spring. Typical of the Sierra foothills, everything will be brown from mid-June through October. In this part of the world, the summer is the longest season with no rain and heat. August temperatures can be over 100 degrees daily. Night time temperatures drop a lot, so at the end of the day the AC can be shut off, the windows opened and a pleasant night's sleep can be had. The whole place is fenced, there is a corral and there is water available for horses if you are traveling with them.
The bar2b is located 4 miles from Highway 180 which leads to Sequoia/King's Canyon National Parks. Approximately 20 miles from the entrance station and for cyclists, all up hill. There is a restaurant located within 1/2 mile if you don't feel like cooking or want to sit in the bar and have a drink.
My conception of the typical guest for this lodging is people who are traveling to or from the National Parks in need of a bed, a place to bath, minimal cooking facilities, and a quiet place to sit out on the deck with a cold drink. If you have been driving or riding a bike all day you can take a short walk to rejuvenate and get a good night's sleep.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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This place is great -- a beautiful piece of oak woodland situated at the mouth of two amazing National Parks. The accommodations are quite rustic (the kitchen sink uses a grey water tub, for example) -- but the bed is comfortable and the porch has a lovely view of the trees and surrounding hills.
My wife and I stayed here for our anniversary and it was exactly what we'd hoped for -- a simple accommodation on a beautiful property close to the park. What's more, the host, Brad, is a Grade A Good Guy -- he's as friendly as they come and has great stories about his experiences living and working in unusual rural environments.
If you'd like something a little less stripped down, we also got a chance to take a look at the other rental unit on the property -- it's beautiful, spacious and fully furnished, with great light and lots of room to get comfy.
Definitely recommend! We'll be visiting again!
Great stay and an even better host. My dog and I were on a road trip that started with a broken down car and ended with my dog at the vet ... but somewhere in between we ended up crashing at Brad's overnighter and couldn't have asked for a better experience. The room in which we stayed had a porch/patio attached to it so was ideal for letting the dog run off-leash and reading in the evening and early morning. Very tranquil.
And Brad himself is awesome. He checked in on me before and after I got to his place, was super responsive, and even let me use his phone as a hot spot since I had no reception in the area (thanks t mobile).
Highly recommend if passing through the area and looking for a simple but comfortable place to crash for the night. Oh, and Brad's got a couple of dogs that are awesome too.
If you're looking to get away from the city than this sweet little cabin is for you! The host, Brad was amazing helpful and kind. The property is stocked with everything you could need and the surrounding area is breathtaking. I would highly recommend staying her if you're looking to escape the city and find a peaceful area to explore.
Brad was friendly and accommodating. I would recommend his place to anyone that enjoys a little history and the laid back country setting. I had the opportunity to share some stories with Brad and get to know one another a little bit and he's a great host. Thanks for the hospitality.