This spacious and lovely 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath house with 1 king and 2 queen beds, large rock fireplace and deck is in a setting of both meadow and apple orchard only 29 miles to the west gate of Yosemite National Park. There is basic internet access and a phone. It's a great place to relax and spread out after your visit to the magnificent but popular Yosemite.
Nearby are waterfalls and swimming holes to which you can bicycle or drive and local trails to hike or bicycle. In late summer to early autumn you can pick apples outside your door or in fall or winter enjoy the beautiful golden oak leaves, rain or snow. After a fresh air walk outside enjoy cozying up to the fireplace or wood stove for a cup of something hot. You may be fortunate enough to see wild life outside the lodge if you keep attentive to the outdoors.
Depending on the your accommodation time a nearby ball field, and game room may be available for your use.
We consider ourselves the unofficial tour guides of Yosemite and can give you many tips on other places to see or enjoy in our own Mariposa County, or neighboring Tuolumne or Calavaras counties.
Please contact us for any questions. We look forward to personally welcoming you to our quiet country abode.
I only have one big complaint. I wish we would of had more time. We were so focused on Yosemite that we missed a lot of cool things right in the backyard. Our kids voted and this is now on our regular vacation list. That says a lot coming from 3 children that spent the whole time unplugged. Thank you for everything
The cabin in quit and relaxing area. We spent our Spring break there and we had a lot of fun. The cabin has everything just bring your clothes and food and enjoy your time. Even though, the owners for the house were helpful and response to our question quickly. Make sure follow the directions to get to the cabin easily because My GPS get us lost for while.
We had a wonderful time at Len and Anne's beautiful home! There were four of us in the house for two nights, and we had more than enough space for everyone (the house can comfortably fit at least 6). The kitchen is well stocked and clean, the beds are comfy and the fireplace is wonderful. We were kept warm at night by the fireplace, a wood-burning stove, and electric blankets that were provided on the beds (our visit was in mid March). The backyard was very spacious and the house has a huge outdoor deck complete with bbq. Overall in a beautiful, rural, quiet area with lots of surrounding woods.
The house is very close to Yosemite (~30min drive to the park entrance) - about as convenient as it gets without staying in the park, and for a great price!
I highly recommend staying at Len and Anne's place!
Anne & Len have a wonderful place. Beautiful location that is just off the grid enough to enjoy the surrounding nature, but close enough to nearby towns and Yosemite. To get to the valley floor of Yosemite took about 1.5 hours but it was a gorgeous drive. The house was spacious, the kitchen was fully equipped (with snacks for us too!) and wood-burning fireplaces were a lovely source of warmth. We wished we had spent more time there to enjoy some of the local hiking which Anne and Len had so kindly described in one of the books they leave out for their guests.
We had a wonderful time at the cabin. The dining and the living rooms are spacious. We loved the fireplace. The kitchen is well equipped that we cooked every meal during our stay. We'd not hesitate to come back during the summer time!
We had a wonderful stay at Len and Anne's spacious and comfortable Meadow View Lodge. It was the perfect place for two couples, a toddler, and a dog to spend a few days for Christmas.
The lodge is about 1.5 hour drive from the Yosemite Valley hiking so we were able to get a leisurely day of hiking in. The dog also really enjoyed running around the huge meadow behind the house. On early mornings we would see deer from the window!
We took advantage of the well appointed kitchen and brought groceries to cook some nice meals there. We enjoyed using the huge fireplace and wood burning stove to keep us warm. Note that you should only use the wifi for text only (email and iMessage) but it was nice to take a break from the internet anyway.
My family visited the lodge in fall during apple season. My young boy had a wonderful time tasting the apples and running about the expansive yard. During our stay, the owners visited twice and we enjoyed some great muffins. The owners are quality people; character really stands out. Several of our day trips led us into the Yosemite park which was not overly far away, yet far enough for us to not be bothered with travelers. The local grocery was a short hop down the road and was very convenient for a family. We made much use of the wood stove for heat, the oven (which was immaculate upon our arrival), and the outdoor charcoal grill. Internet access was available though the bandwidth was only adequate for everyday tasks such as email and some travel research; I wouldn't expect to watch a streaming video without delays. Overall we had a good stay!
What can one say other than this was perfect. Len and Anne were perfect hosts from the time of booking to departure and beyond.
Meadow View Lodge exceeded our expectations. It was beautifully kept and the location was idyllic.
Anne had made muffins and chocolate for us which were delicious.
Unfortunately we had only 2 days there but they were most enjoyable.
Thank you Len and Anne for being such kind hosts.
Phil,Sylvia,Ian and Chris
We had the most amazing stay at this house in the woods, everything was perfect. Len & Anne thought of every little thing and we found everything to be even better than expected. The place is perfect for going to Yosemite, sure it is a bit of a drive but the scenery on the way is beautiful. Anne was so helpful with everything and even called the evening we arrived to see if we needed anything, although she was on a family vacation. I highly recommend staying at this house, we will miss it and come back for sure.
Dear Len and anne
We really enjoyed staying in your cabin, it is spacious, cosy and the kitchen is very good supplied,we found every thing we needed and more,to make our stay comfortable.The location made us feel living between the locals and (email hidden)ank you for your hospitality and the warm feeling you gave us and all the information we needed.
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