As far as th trip to get there, don't go through LA; use the 395 and go up through Kernville. As far as the Mountaintop Bed & Breakfast, the place is fabulous! We were never made to feel for one moment that John and Alvie were running a business. They were warm and friendly; they put us at ease from the start. They were very helpful when we asked questions about the best way to do our activities. Our room was comfy-cosy. Just a really great place!!!