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.
Big thanks to Len & Anne - great hosts! For the whole time being very considertate, friendly, and professional. I arranged my parents and another couple's stay there, and they all enjoyed big. Spacious, clean, nicely decorated house in the forest, definitely amazing experience - recommend to all who wants to travel in Yosemite area.
This place was wonderful. Anne was so warm and friendly and easy to chat with when she visited to welcome us. She gave us great ideas for planning our days in Yosemite. The beds here are really comfortable and everything was exceptionally clean. It felt very homely. The kids (2yo and 5yo) loved looking at the horses. It is very quiet and so lovely to sit on the deck in the morning listening to the birds. We loved our stay and would love to come back sometime.
It was my second time stay at Len and Anne's place. The house was neat and spacious, and the area was nice and quiet. Everything was pretty the same and as good as my previous visit. It took us only 30 minutes to get to the entrance of yosemite park, and about 2 hours to Tuolomne meadows and 1.5 hours to the Valley. The drive is okay if leave early before the traffic. Overall very nice experience again, and I would recommend this place to anyone visiting yosemite.
Our stay at Len & Anne's lodge in Coulterville was fantastic. The hosts made us feel completely at home -- Anne even came and chatted with us the day we arrived. The lodge was extremely clean and well stocked -- lots of dishes and utensils, firewood, extra linen and not to mention the delicious muffins to welcome us. The area itself was amazing -- we saw deer and horses during the day and a sky full of stars at night.
A word of advice -- its best to keep a printouts /screenshots of all relevant information including maps and check in and check out instructions.cellphone connectivity in the area is very low and wifi connectivity was patchy as well. This isn't a negative because the beauty of the area is that it allows you to take a break and disconnect.
Overall my family and I (a party of 6) had a really great time at the lodge. Thanks Len & Anne for the wonderful experience!
Fantastic stay. Very quiet location and a relatively short drive into Yosemite. Having the Greely Hill market nearby was fantastic as the home was very sufficiently stocked to do all any meal prep in-house.
Star gazing at night was great. Overall, just a wonderful spot a little off the beaten path.
If you're there in bug season plan accordingly, as mosquitoes hang out in the field behind the house.
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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.