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.
The cottage is very comfy and cozy, and the place is beautiful and so quiet. We enjoyed having our first cup of coffee on the patio, while watching the horses. The fireplace brings a nice atmosphere in the room. Although three sources of heat help keeping the commodities warm, there were none in the side bedrooms nor in the bathrooms. We loved our stay and would love to come back!
What a terrific home! Cozy, clean, well-appointed and truly what we needed for a last minute getaway. It truly had everything we needed from cooking supplies to blankets and towels. We loved having the fire roaring with ample provided firewood and had more space than we could have ever needed. The grounds are lovely and the drive to Yosemite was easy and scenic. Tracy was so kind and helpful - so nice to have a friendly face on property in case we needed her! Would love to return someday - thank you!
great location with store and gas station quite nearby. also great room, nice and clean
The stay was nice in spite of the electic outage on the first night and water pipe freeze one morning. The place is nice and secluded. Everything was provided. Thanks.
It was a wonderful getaway for our family. House was very neat and clean. It was very cosy and perfect for our family. Anne and Len called us to make sure that everything was in order. We enjoyed the stay and would love to come back to this place again.
-Kiran and Raji
This place is a cozy retreat in a country setting. It is remote and off the beaten path but clean and comfortable. Perfect for day trips around Yosemite. Len and Anne also provided great hiking tips within the area. Coulterville is a cute historic town and the locals were very friendly and helpful. We would stay there again for some down time and fresh country air!
Len & Anne were fantastic hosts! They were kind, flexible and so friendly. They brought us goodies and helped us find high-speed internet access in Yosemite which we needed for work.
The cabin was warm, cozy and clean - perfect for 3 couples. We enjoyed walking around the property, playing horseshoe and picking apples. It was a pretty drive into yosemite valley, just over an hour. We would definitely recommend staying here!
It took us more time to get there than expected due to it being dark and driving some windy roads. So factor that into your planning and maybe ask Anne &Len what route they would suggest for getting there.
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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.