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.
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.
Nuestra estancia en casa de Len & Anne fue maravillosa, ellos son encantadores y estuvieron muy pendientes de nosotros en todo momento. Tuvieron el gran detalle de traernos magdalenas caseras que estaban deliciosas, uvas, tomates, huevos y una silla de bebes para que mi bebe pudiese estar cómodo comiendo con nosotros.
Fue maravilloso pasar allí unos días que para nosotros serán inolvidables, la casa era preciosa, todo muy cómodo y muy limpio y el paisaje exterior inmejorable, los vecinos muy amables y Coulterville un pueblo con mucho encanto.
Sin ninguna duda volveremos y por supuesto nos alojaremos en casa de Len & Anne ya que nos sentimos tan a gusto como en nuestra casa.
Anne & Len, GRACIAS por vuestra hospitalidad y por dejarnos compartir y disfrutar de un sitio tan acogedor y tan bonito.
Saludos y abrazos desde Madrid - España
Len and Anne are fantastic hosts! We had a brilliant stay at their beautiful lodge in the middle of the forest. This lodge is isolated and you can find there absolute peace and quiet (which you may need after a day's stay at yosemite with lots of people around you).On the way to the lodge you may even encounter deers- and we had the pleasure to meet several!
We met Len and Anne in person at our arrival and we couldn't be more pleased to meet such friendly, amiable, welcoming hosts (after a long,long drive from Lake Tahoe)! Instantly, we felt at home and as we entered the lodge we were overwhelmed by the wonderful, country-side interior. We have been welcomed with excellent muffins and delicious chocolate-dipped almonds and forgot our fatigue at the very moment! The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was equipped with everything you need. Entering the terrace, we enjoyed the beautiful view of the countryside with the stars twinkling and sparkling above.
All in all, we spent 3 wonderful days there and couldn't be more happy about our stay. We are so pleased to have met so friendly people and to have had such a heart-warming reception, that we would return instantly if we could!
Thank you very much Len and Anne for having us- we hope very much to see you once again! We will never forget having met you, the stay at your house and of course the yosemite!
The Meadow View Lodge was magical! Everything was just as described - spacious, comfortable, and very well-equipped. It was a great base for exploring Yosemite - we knew it was going to be a bit of a drive to the Valley, and we all agree that it was fabulous to return in the evening to a cozy home, a large porch with a grill, along with absolute peace and quiet. Anne was a gracious, helpful host - everything from great directions to delicious muffins to hiking suggestions. A wonderful stay, and we are already thinking about when we can return!
We had two great days in Len & Anne lodge!! it's located in the middle of a wood, with nature all around. Half an hour from two towns nearby, it's ideal for anyone who want to start a day trip to the Yosemite, or any other destination nearby.
The lodge is clean and - with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms - plenty of space, very nice and cosy.
Anne has been a great host, suggesting a few "less known" destination in the park!