John and Alvie, owners of the Mountain Top Bed and Breakfast were our hosts this summer for a vacation that included our family staying in their Bed and Breakfast for a weekend while we rented their adjacent cabin for six weeks. We also brought our horses and enjoyed trail riding among Giant Sequoias and into the Golden Trout Wilderness as well as locally in Ponderosa. It must be said that condensing all of the fun and excitement of our vacation into a short review is a daunting task. The Ponderosa area has great mountain scenery, the Mountain Top Bed and Breakfast (and Rental Cabin) are comfortable, homey and nicely decorated. But
the most important ingredient in our great vacation was John and Alvie. They are gracious hosts that make their guests feel at home for either an overnight stay in the Bed and Breakfast or a multi-week vacation in the Rental Cabin. Their knowledge of the Ponderosa area was most appreciated. They directed us to little used trails and meadows that were a delight to explore either by hiking or on horseback as well as the more well know attractions such as Giant Sequoia groves and local streams for fishing. And of course there are Alvie’s (with lots of help from John) wonderful breakfasts. We are already thinking about next year. Thank you John and Alvie!