About this listing
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.
Interaction with Guests
We really enjoy greeting our guests and making sure their questions are answered when they arrive. Sometime when we are away we have our "stand in hostess" Tracy welcome our guests and make sure they are all set for their stay. If we are needed during the stay we aim to respond as quickly as we can.
Our neighbors are friendly and often will wave even if they don't know you. We are celebrating our newly paved road so no more bumpy ride the last mile to the Meadow View Lodge!
We have a wonderful grocery store and gas stations just 3 miles away.
Since we are in the country there is no regular public transportation from Greeley Hill but if guests are interested in taking YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transit System) into Yosemite a bus stop at the Buck Meadows Restaurant on 120 stop 311 is a good place to get on and off. One can visit (website hidden) for more information. Once in Yosemite Valley there is a free shuttle to use as well.
Other Things to Note
Keep this in mind that if at all possible stay a minimum of 3 nights. So many of our guests have wished for just a little more time to enjoy not only Yosemite but our surrounding area. There is really so much to see, do and enjoy.
Smoking is allowed outside on the deck but you must be sure to have ashes put in a safe container as we are in a forest area and are susceptible to fires in the dry summer months.
Most celll phones do not have service in our area so we have provided a land line for your convenience for emergency and local calls. The local area includes Greeley Hill and Coulterville (878 pre-fix), Moccasin (primarily 989 pre-fix), and Groveland (962 pre-fix). the phone can be used for long distance when you either dial collect or use a calling card. If we are home, another option is to use our phone to dial most of your long distance U.S. calls directly free of charge.
Television reception is unavailable but we do have a DVD player for movies. You may contact us If you are interested in borrowing our DVD's for viewing at the house.
There are games in the cupboard for you to enjoy. After playing please put all game pieces neatly back in proper game boxes so it's ready for the next guests
There is a wood stove that keeps the place cozy in the cold months, a wall heater to supplement and a fireplace that adds wonderful ambiance. Instructions on how to use the wood stove and fireplace are detailed in our book at the lodge. If doors are closed to the bedrooms, they will tend to stay cooler, so warm pajamas, robe and slippers might be good items to pack. Slippers are a good idea for lounging as most of the floors have hard surfaces.
In the warm months we have "mountain cooling" which means windows should be opened in the evening and then closed before the temperatures rise. Summers are a great time to grill instead of using the oven and it helps keep the heat outside.
We ask that you help us by separating recycling, bio-degradables and trash. There are details in the book at the house to explain further.
There is a washer and dryer and soap available for your clothes. We are pleased to note that we now have a new filtering system that works pretty well in taking the excess iron out of the water, so it should taste fine for drinking.
If you have an extended stay feel free to re-wash the towels or sheets if you desire. When checking out please leave the beds unmade as we prefer to wash the towels and linens. If the towels are wet or damp please leave them hanging on the towel bars or over the shower door or rod rather than bunched up somewhere.
If you are tempted to move the furniture around please be cautious of the floor as it could be damaged and then make sure and return the pieces back to their original place before leaving.
Please wash your pans and dishes thoroughly (no leftover food particles please), dry and put away so they will be ready for whomever will follow.. There is a dishwasher and detergent for the dishes but often pans will need to be hand scrubbed. We aim to do spring and fall cleaning but need your assistance in the meantime. :)
Pets are not allowed on the furniture.
When checking out please leave the key back in the combination box on the outside of the door.
I arranged all the details for our stay in Yosemite with Anne and Len and it all went great! She welcome us with nice words and gifts, and made sure they felt comfortable at all times. Nice location and unique style too. I know where I'll stay when I come back to Yosemite!
Really nice house. We enjoyed our stay thoroughly. Len & Anne were took their time out and met us as well. The cup cakes were amazing. Highly recommend this place everyone.
The place is great and very spacious. Anne is really nice and came to check on is during our stay. Great host and great cabin! However, the Internet connection is unreliable (even checking emails or looking up information online was difficult) so don't count in it. But since Anne and Len left plenty of information on what to do in the area we were just fine!
Excellent place to stay. The best value for your money. It was very spacious, clean, comfortable and the owners were always very attentive to our stay. We planned to go to Yosemite and this cabin was the perfect way to experience the mountains before and after going to the park. Just 45 min from the west entrance. Would not hesitate to come back again.
We had a great time staying at the Meadow View Lodge. The area is just beautiful. Len & Anne gave us a warm welcome with home baked muffins and a clean and neat lodge that was ready for our stay. The directions were clear and helpful. The drive to Yosemite is a little bit more than an hour, but the drive is gorgeous. We definitely will recommend the lodge to others - Thank you so much!
La casa de Anne y Len nos pareció además de espaciosa y muy cómoda, muy limpia y llena de detalles. Es aún mejor que en las fotos ya que en ellas no se aprecia la dimensión real de los espacios, y la experiencia de estar comiendo en la terraza literalmente en medio del bosque fue muy agradable. All legar, nos encontramos una cesta con panqués caseros y una tarjeta para mí por mi cumpleaños. La cocina está muy bien equipada con todo lo necesario para cocinar algo muy elaborado o utilizar el asador en la terraza!. Tienen además una carpeta con copias que puedes llevar contigo de sugerencias para caminatas ya sea dentro del parque de Yosemite o lugares que visitan los locales del lugar. Solamente conocimos a Anne y fue muy amable y excelente anfitriona. Recomendamos ampliamente su casa. fue una excelente elección para nuestra visita a Yosemite. Ojalá y pudiéramos haber estado más días para disfrutar la casa!
Gracias Anne y Len
We enjoyed our stay at Anne and Len's place. The description was accurate. Anne and Len communicated all the necessary information clearly in advance including direction, access to the house, etc. We went there as a group of six. The house is spacious and can easily accomodate six people (probably more). The place ~1 hour from Yosemite. It was amazing to sit outside on the deck in the evening and just relax. Highly recommend the place
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About the Host, Len & Anne
My husband and I are in our early fifties and sixties, have no children but a 3 year old German Shepherd. We have lived in the Coulterville/ Greeley Hill area for 26 years and love our beautiful mountains. We enjoy the outdoors and have an active lifestyle. It gives us great pleasure seeing others enjoy themselves in this beautiful place. Our neighbors and town are just like the sign says entering it, "Elevation: Just Right, Population: Friendly" When walking or bicycling on Dogtown Road it is fun to wave to neighbors as they pass, talk over fence lines or walk others dogs that want to accompany us.