With the spring break begins, our adventure continues on with several hours drive from San Francisco to Mariposa, as we arrived in the early afternoon from a far there stood quaintly the Highland House B & B Inn, right smacked in the middle of the woods with the host, Mike & manager/chef, Lizzie welcomed us upon our arrival.
Regretfully we had only booked a night with them, in the Morning Dove room, the queen size bed with hand sewn quilted blanket & pillows greeted us warmly as we open the door to our spotless room, at the far end sat a rocking chair, a chest of drawers, a small goggle-box & a large bathroom attached to the room.
With only 3 rooms available in the whole entire house which makes you feel right at home. There were assorted board games to play, DVDs, videos to watch, even a library if you’re into reading, a pool table or perhaps help yourself with assorted soda, cookie, fresh fruits or any hot beverages. There’s also a laundry room to do your washing & even a computer to check on your emails or browse through the Internet.
Sleeping through the night with much peace & tranquility till morning breaks; you would wish you could sleep in a little longer. Gradually with Lizzie’s wonderfully preparation of breakfast will lure you downstairs with the whiff of freshly brewed coffee, the aroma of fluffy pancakes & eggs of your choice, these were only some of the things mentioned. While you’re enjoying your breakfast & a good conversation with other guests don’t be distracted by greeting of the humming birds just outside the window pane or perhaps a family of wild deer gracing near the garden area & maybe be startled by the gobbling of some wild turkeys.
Understand from Lizzie, Mike only stays in the B & B during the weekends, we were very lucky to have had a good chat with him & found out that he had made a short documentary about the Health & Diets of the Hmongs people for Fresno Health Dept. which we’d enjoyed watching even though it wasn’t in English.
Too much is said, you have to come & experience it for yourself to know why all his previous guests sang phases about this wonderful place nestled in the middle of woods; it is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Mike & Lizzie thank you so much for everything, you betcha we’ll be back to impost on your hospitality.
Kath & Paul - Singapore.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover beauty and seclusion in the High Sierra of Mariposa County just minutes from Yosemite National Park and other local highlights. Select one of three luxurious guest rooms for a good night's rest. Enjoy a game of pool or watch a movie from our video collection. When you awake you'll enjoy a bountiful and unforgettable breakfast before setting off for your day of relaxation or adventure. ... more less
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