Judy welcomed us on arrival and gave us the "low down" on what to see and do in Yosemite -- an hour's drive along twisty two-lane highway in the middle of stunning scenery. On our way to our room ("I've given you an upgrade with a view") we spotted a large deer running through the garden. We English city-types were fascinated and trying to juggle our luggage and get our cameras out in time for the big nature picture "They're here all the time, I take no notice" said Judy as she continued to lead the way to Room 2: the room with a view.
We were warned to keep the door closed at night and not just rely on the screen to protect us from the other wildlife that was likely to visit the verandah/porch "We get possum, skunk and racoon coming up here so it's up to you -- just don't leave food around". The view... what can I say? it is lovely and when we had settled into our accommodation we watched the vultures soaring on the thermals before cracking a bottle to sip while watching the sun set behind the mountains sheltering Oakhurst.
Room 2 had a double bed and was equipped with fridge and microwave. Breakfast was "DIY" with muffins, fresh fruit, milk, orange juice yoghourt, cereal and a Mr Coffee for the necessary caffeine. Judy offered to replenish our stock of food supplies on request "I don't read minds so tell me!" The food was good quality and we had enough to keep us going until lunchtime
We liked the informality and the option of having "breakfast" at any time in almost any quantity. An early start to the drive to Yosemite (another good tip from Judy) meant that we were ready to eat around 06:00 (well before most business class hotels start their service). Judy was very helpful and knowledgeable about the local opportunities for evening meals. She also helped us when car trouble meant our exit was delayed. All in all a lovely stay at a great place with a landlady who seemed like a friend after a few minutes.
The only down-side? We saw that dratted deer visiting twice more during our stay but the camera was never on hand!
Thank you Judy!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All name says it all! Can you survive breathtaking sunsets and heart stopping views? Each room has fridge, lcd tv, microwave, coffeepot and wireless internet access. Opened 4-15-07. Private entrances to each room. Close to Yosemite, Bass Lake. A memory making experience. ... more less
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