Kowana Valley—Homestead & Lodge Retreat in North CA

8692 Bull Creek Road, 
Coulterville, CA 95311 

300-Acre Self-Sustaining Homestead and Lodge Retreat 
Adjacent to Yosemite National Park, California

A Rental Lodge Retreat with room for 20 guests
A 2-bedroom, 1-bath, 900 sq. ft. residence 
A second 2-bedroom, 1-bath, 700 sq. ft. residence/guesthouse 
with attached garage
Solar Power & Hydroelectric System, enabling full off-the-grid living
High-reception Cell Antenna connecting to the Verizon network
Satellite Dish connected to HughesNetC Communications for 
Internet connectivity
Barn & Storage Shed & Carports
Camping Grounds
Swimming Holes, Water Tanks, Wells & Streams



Offered at $1,995,000.
The property includes two parcels: APN #:005-110-0100 and APN #:005-140-0150

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The Lodge

Built in 2013, the lodge is a 2-story, 2,700 square-foot modern building. It can accommodate 20 guests. It has a commercial kitchen, a regular home kitchen, 5 bathrooms, a large dining room, a living room and a game room. The lodge has a screened porch and large deck commanding a view of the valley. It is heated by multiple woodburning and gas appliances and powered by its own Solar Plant housed on a nearby structure. Water is provided by a Well located a few feet from the Lodge.

Beds available include 4 sets of bunk beds (8 twin beds), 3 queen beds, and 3 double-bed futons, in 5 bedrooms.

Telephone Communications are provided by a hardwired cable that goes up the Hill to a high reception Cell Antenna which connects to the Verizon Cellular Network. Internet Connectivity is provided by a Satellite Dish connected to HughesNet Communications.


Main Residence

A 2-bedroom, 1-bath, 900-square foot residence with attached Root Cellar including a deep freezer for storage of perishables, plus a powerhouse housing all necessary components of an o – grid system.

The main residence has a loft that can be used to sleep two, and numerous skylights. It is 100 percent powered by a Solar & Battery System, and by a Hydroelectric System during the winter months. It is heated by a woodburning stove in addition to a gas heating appliance. Water is provided by a yearlong stream on the property and is treated at the house (filtered for sediment, carbon filtered and softened).

Adjacent to the Root Cellar, there is a Powerhouse containing the electric inverters and water systems.

Additionally adjacent to the Main Residence is a historical 19th-century stone building that has been re-roofed and has had its floor cemented. It contains numerous tools, equipment and spare parts to most systems at Kowana Valley.


Second Residence/Guesthouse

A second 2-bedroom, 1-bath, 700 square foot residence is located about 40 feet from the main residence and is currently being used as an office and guest sleeping quarters.

This detached residence has an attached 200 square foot garage that is being used for storage. is residence is powered by the same Solar System as the main residence. Water comes from the same source, and it has two gas heating appliances.


Bull Creek

Bull Creek is a natural boundary that separates Parcel 1 and Parcel 2. It runs from end to end along both parcels.


Business Overview

Kowana Valley Folk School & Lodge, http://kowanavalley.com, (domain in existence since 2013) is a vacation rental business and workshop-hosting business in existence since 2014. Kowana Valley has been indexed by Google, and it readily appears as an Organic Search result as well as in Google Maps. It has favorable reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp.

The potential exists to build two more Lodges, and to expand the existing residence into an additional Lodge, for a total of three additional Lodges.

The business is being run by the Sellers, and it consistently nets over $80,000 per year. Financials and Tax Returns are available upon request.

Vacation Rentals tend to be a seasonal business with the majority of the traffic occurring during the Summer months, however, the potential exists to create an all-year attraction.


Folk Art & Other Workshops

In addition to being available for regular vacation rentals, Kowana Valley has been hosting seasonal dance, music and other workshops for aspiring and amateur artists from all over the world. The workshops have mostly been occurring during the spring and summer seasons.

The workshops are conducted by professional artists. Should the new owners decide to continue with these traditions, many of these professionals will be found to be interested in continuing with these workshops.


Vacation Destination–Yosemite National Park

El Capitan glows in the early morning light in Yosemite National Park, California.

A 25-mile drive from Kowana Valley will bring you to the Crane Flat Ranger Station, one of the gateways to this wonderful National Treasure called Yosemite. A few minutes from the entrance is the trail to Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias. A few minutes down Evergreen Road is the trailhead at Carlon, the start of a 1-2 mile hike to a lovely waterfall.

Yosemite Valley, and all the wonder it has to o er, is another 30-minute drive once you are through the park entrance gates.

On average, about 4 million people visit Yosemite each year, and most spend the majority of their time in the 5.9 square miles (15 km2) of Yosemite Valley. The park set a visitation record in 2016, surpassing 5 million visitors for the first time in its history.



At 2,600 feet of elevation (mountain tops reaching 3,000 feet), Kowana Valley has its own microclimate. Kowana Valley traps the denser cold air, providing cooler summer nights in the low 50s and seldom reaching highs over 100 degrees, tending to fluctuate on the low 90s during the months of July and August, its hottest months.

During the winter, on a clear night sky, temperatures reach lows of up to 20 degrees on its coldest months, November, December, January and February. Occasionally the Valley gets snow, though that is not the norm.

Soil & Farming

Sandy Loam is the general composition of the soil in Kowana Valley, which is suitable for most types of vegetation. Fruits and tropical plants will not grow well, with the exception of Apple & Pear trees.

Self-sustaining farming has been practiced by the current owners and they have successfully grown onions, garlic, lettuce, squash, eggplant and many more types of vegetables, including tomatoes.


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Alejandro Szita
e-mail: alejandro@blacksheep.realty
Direct: 858-531-7967
Office: 310-294-9417