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“Excellent, Cozy Cabin up in the Mountains!” 5 of 5 stars
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56816 Aspen Dr, Springville, CA 93265   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Springville B&B and Inns
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“Excellent, Cozy Cabin up in the Mountains!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2011

My girlfriend and I spent New Years Eve and New Years Day 2010/2011. This place was exactly what I was looking for. A cozy cabin tucked away in the mountains!

Alvie and John are your hosts and do an excellent job of welcoming you. During your stay Alvie cooks up a delicious breakfast and around 4 pm, they set up a cheese plate with some tasty wine! The room was excellent. Just the right size with a big comfy bed and flannel sheets. A nice warm fire place and a big tv to watch movies on. Plenty of hot water too! There is also a spa in the back room with windows all around to look out at the surrounding forest. Unfortunately it had short circuited right before we got there due to the snowy conditions.

There was about 4 feet of snow if not more around and a few inches on the ground which made it a winter wonderland. There a couple pairs of snow shoes and snow mobiles that they offer for use. We did a little bit of hiking and got to explore the snow. It was beautiful. The hike must be spectacular out here in the summer, might just have to come back!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for such a positive review.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2010

Located in Ponderosa (pop. 28), which is surrounded by the Sequoia National Forest, Mountain Top Bed & Breakfast is the ideal place to relax after a day or a week in the outdoors.

This b&b is a true mom & pop operation. The friendly hosts, Alvie and John Kracik, live on the second floor. On the ground floor there are two well-appointed guest bedrooms (there's also a two-level apartment with its own kitchen, called the "Mountain Pine Cabin"), a comfortable living room with a high beamed ceiling, a spa room with an 8'x8' jetted tub, and outdoor seating on the deck—all available for guest use.

The hospitable Kraciks welcome guests with a bottle of wine and appetizers and are happy to provide information on local attractions and activities. Their delicious breakfasts are beautifully presented and will keep you going the whole day (we had the opportunity to test their lasting power on a 7-hour hike). Home-baked pastries, fresh fruit with unusual dressings, eggs in phyllo dough on a bed of fresh spinach leaves, and stuffed French toast and berries were some (but not all) of the delights we were served at our two breakfasts.

Having come here after several days of camping and hiking in Kings Canyon National Park, we were looking for comfort but found so much more. Mountain Top Bed & Breakfast is truly pampering. Thick bathrobes are available in every guest room for a visit to the spa room, and I particularly enjoyed having the whirlpool all to myself early in the morning.

Mountain Top Bed & Breakfast offers a thoroughly rejuvenating stay.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for such a positive review.
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Address: 56816 Aspen Dr, Springville, CA 93265
Location: United States > California > Springville
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Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Springville
Number of rooms: 2

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