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.
This was a wonderful stay!! The house is big enough even for 8 people. We were a family of 5 and were really comfortable! My parents and sister from Spain enjoyed everything in the house. They even thought they were in a movie or in a dreamhouse :) There are plenty of towels for everybody, comfy beds, big tables and chairs for everybody and a lot of condiments to cook. They even left fresh eggs and muffins for all of us! The Yosemite entrance is about 45 minutes away, which is closer than many other places that we checked before booking this one. She also left plenty of indications for nearby hikes, which was great. We recommend to buy food beforehand, in Manteca, as there are not many stores around and to stay at least 3 nights to see everything and enjoy the cabin more. Thanks a lot!! Totally recommendable!
What a great place to stay near Yosemite! Anne is an amazing host and had excellent communication throughout the process, from the initial reservation to the actual stay. We arrived late in the night and found some yummy zucchini and raisin muffins welcoming us. Anne also came to greet us the next morning to make sure we were comfortable. Our entire stay was very comfortable. The lodge is extremely clean and sits on this wonderful property amidst apple and pine trees. It was beautiful!
We stayed at the Meadow View Lodge for a weekend trip to Yosemite and we might as well had just stayed here for the entirety of the trip. The location is perfect for Yosemite since it is a mere 45 minutes to the north-west entrance of the park. We would love to stay here again the next time we come to Yosemite.
We had a great time staying at Len and Anne's house. The place is clean and kitchen is well equipped. There is even a BBQ grill available if you don't want to cook inside the house. The place is remote and quiet and feel like you are camping but in a nice house. The house is very spacious. Even when outside temperature is in the 100s, inside the house was still cool (just follow the instruction that Len and Anne has about keeping the house cool). We saw a few deers during our stay there as well. There really isn't much around the area, but a market within few miles where you can buy groceries to cook. Even though it is in a remote place, the price of the grocery are pretty much the same where we live. As many of the reviewer had set, internet access is pretty limited. You can check email or send a few whatsapp/text messages, but you won't be able to stream movies and stuff. This is actually kind of nice as you get more time to spend with family without your smart gadgets. There is no TV services either, but a DVD player. We have small kids so we bought our own movie, but there was a set of Star Trek Next Generation if you are into it. We didn't get to meet Len and Anne as they were just back from vacation on the day we arrived and we were pretty much out early in the morning and back just in time for dinner. But they did leave us some delicious muffin and also some eggs in the fridge for us. According Tracy, our stand in host, it was from the chicken that Len and Anne raise.
FYI, the drive to Yosemite is about 35 min to the park entrance, but another 35 min or so to Yosemite Valley. Glacier Point is even further away. Len and Anne had a booklet with a lot of information available. There were even notes about various hiking trails that you can take with you if you are into hiking.
Overall, my family had a great time staying there!!!
We very much enjoyed the Meadow View Lodge. It was comfortable and spacious and would definitely come back again! The lodge was easy to find with our GPS and has a grocery store just down the road. We appreciated all of the helpful recommendations on Yosmite that were left in the binder and from Tracey. Make sure that if you visit that you schedule a massage with Tracey next-door. You won't be disappointed! She is very good and takes her time... it was a nice bonus to a good property. If you are a stargazer, being far away from the city lights, you will have some beautiful views of the starry night sky!
We had a very pleasant time in Len and Anne house. It is very clean, well equiped and in a beautiful , peaceful environment. Thnaks again for hosting us . Stéphane family.
We had a wonderful stay at Len and Anne's, the place is spacious, clear and clean. We even got homemade cupcakes when we arrived !
The internet access is restricted but that's part of being in the Nature, with Yosemite being at driving distance and you even see daims and rabbits from the window.
I know where I'll stay when I come back !
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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.