Cozy Courtyard room for one or two people only. Has beautiful bay window with meadow and oak trees view. You are welcome to use our kitchen to cook your meals, and eat in our kitchen or one of the tables outside. Lots of wildlife/birds to watch here!
Cozy bedroom with queen bed, lg bay window, mirror closet doors, coffee-maker, microwave & chair, off courtyard in upscale, eco-friendly Spanish-design home. Entrance is off the courtyard after you enter main house. Only drawback is bathroom is also off the courtyard, about 12 steps away, and is shared occasionally by us. Wifi works well and is no extra charge.
Michael and I are looking for quiet, considerate guest(s) who just need a nice, clean, & friendly place to land while visiting Yosemite (30 mi away), Bass Lake (25 mi away), Chukchansi Casino (8 minutes away), and/or Fresno, 30 mi away to the South. I have lots of maps and brochures available to help you plan your Yosemite adventure, and I will be happy to go over them with you so you don't miss anything important.
This home is easy to find in the daytime, just 1 mi. off Hwy. 41 (which is on the way to Yosemite). You will see a lot of wildlife here - hummingbirds, quail, woodpeckers, blue jays, hooting owls at night, deer, squirrels & rabbits - and of course my elderly rescue pug and a couple of picky cats! (My pets are not allowed in guest quarters and there are air purifiers if you are extremely allergic, but please note they DO live here.) People who are ok with my pets may have full use of my kitchen -- refrigerator, utensils/pans/dishes, stovetop range, etc.,) to cook and prepare your food betw. the hours of 8 am - 8 pm, as long as you clean up after yourselves and don't bang around the pots and pans. There is also complimentary coffee or tea in your room, and you are welcome to sit at the dining table in the next room, or out at the table under the umbrella next to the fountain in the courtyard, or one of the umbrella tables outside the house.
We are warm and friendly hosts who own this hacienda and live here, and one or both of us will be here during your stay. Just know there are other tenants here & everyone (usually) keeps a low volume presence.
Smoking is permitted in designated outdoor areas only.
IMPORTANT! We have 3 other listings so please check them out, too. They are much bigger. Also, in keeping with the quiet, park-like surroundings, people with small children are welcome to book the Casita, which has a living room, kitchen, bath w/shower, one bedroom with a queen-sized bed, and two double futons in the living room, a fenced backyard and nice deck, and is well away from the main house.
* Lg Suite w/Priv. Entrance 30 mi/Yos
* Quiet & Private Casita w/Large Deck
* Upstairs Treetop Studio
IMPORTANT: You are welcome to use our kitchen and refrigerator to cook your own breakfasts, but please bring food with you. This is the country and we don't have any nearby grocery stores.
This neighborhood is very rural and offers a large assortment of wildlife. Many guests tell us they see more wildlife here than they do in Yosemite :-]
This is the country. There is no public transportation available so you will need to bring your car or rent one.
Other Things to Note
PLUMBING ALERT! Please do not put anything in the toilets except toilet paper or you will clog our plumbing. There are wastecans in every bathroom -- please use them.
1. We are looking for quiet, easygoing, and friendly people who are not coming and going late at night, and do not mind our indoor pets.
2. Please drive slowly on the property and watch for wildlife. There is ample parking for visitors.
3. Please clean up after yourselves and be respectful of the house, animals, property, and friendly with other guests. Understand this is a working household and not a huge noisy hotel maintained to perfection with staff, thanks!
4. Note this room can only hold 2 people max.
5. Please be energy conscious and do not leave heaters, fans, air conditioners, etc., on, or windows and doors open when you are or are not home. Thanks!
6. Because of the serious drought in California, please help us conserve water by taking short showers, shutting off faucets all the way, and shutting off faucets when brushing your teeth.
7. Please do not send me long emails with many questions several times before you get here. Once you have a confirmed reservation then call me (California time) after 10 am or before 6 pm with your questions. As for Yosemite info, I will be happy to go over it with you after you arrive.
8. IMPORTANT: Please bring a copy of your reservation confirmation with you to show us when you arrive.
9. For this Courtyard Room, late arrivals after 9 pm are discouraged. There is no one who is going to wait up late at night for you so if you are planning to arrive after 10 pm please book another one of our rooms that has its own entrance.
This is a really beautiful place with nice decor. Ginger and Michael are great hosts who make sure their guests are well taken care of. They even have a few ponies in the backyard who aren't shy of people!
Excellent host! Very knowledgable about the area. The house and surrounding areas are just incredible. If we had any issues they responded immediately. All accommodations were there, we didn't need to bring anything with us. Overall the experience was awesome and I would definitely recommend this amazing place for anyone traveling to or from Yosemite.
Well above average. Room is fine, there's electrical issues which were easily resolved by the hosts. The issues are preventable by not using the space heater. You don't really need it anyway. There are no locks on the door to the room which seems a bit not secure.
I stayed at Ginger's place for couple of nights while exploring the wonderful Yosemite National Park. Ginger and Michael were very welcoming and helpful and the room and accommodation as described. While I did not spend much of waking time there, Ginger and I managed to engage in some very interesting geopolitical discussions, which I enjoyed. I can highly recommend this place.
I stayed here a day only for sleep. The host was nice. She provided what we requested for and fixed if there something not working. Oh, please do not use microwave and heater at the same time. The power will be shut down. I expect that the room is inside of the house but is separated from main entrance as a guest room in the garden area. One last thing i should have to mention is no sound proof at all. You will hear others talk over the wall. Other then these three things, all good to stay :)
Ginger is a super nice host. She show me all the best view in Yosemite. It's saved plenty of time for me. The room is very clean and comfortable. If I come back to Yosemite again I will stay in ginger's house again.
To stay at Ginger's and Michael's house felt like coming home. They are two wonderful, interessting, and helpful people. Thanks alot for the short time I had with you!
The room is cozy and clean and I slept very very well.
The bathroom is great as well.
I would definitely come back again and I warmly recommend it.
(The description Ginger made takes the biscuit)
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I am a native Californian and retired grandmother formerly from Santa Barbara, San Diego, and the Bay Area. I have been living in the beautiful Sierra foothills for over 13 years now. Having been self-employed most of my life in various businesses, including publishing, graphic arts, and real estate, my true love is music and I have had my own rock 'n roll bands (many years ago, sigh).
Exciting news on my end is my former husband Michael and I have reunited after 42 years, and will be remarrying next summer :-] He now enjoys the hosting experience with me, as well as helping tremendously with the workload a large property entails. What a blessing he is! I guess the moral of this story is it's never too late for love :-]
We are friendly, young at heart, love animals and most non-overly opinionated people, and enjoy growing plants and trees--especially palm trees. Michael was also a musician and in the music industry in one form or the other for most of his adult life. We love meeting new people from all walks of life and sharing our home with friendly, good-humored guests.
We sincerely look forward to meeting you!