Due to the wildfires in the area we were unable to make it to the cottage. The owner kept us apprised of the situation and was very honest about the inability to forecast conditions on the day we were booked to arrive. We had an 8 hour drive and had our two grandchildren with us so he advised us not to attempt it as the town was at risk of being evacuated. We are looking forward to re-booking later in the year.
It is really hard to put into words what a magical place this little spot is. The owners welcomed us with banana nut bread, berries, and wine. The cottage is very comfortable, and the amenities so cute. There is a hummingbird feeder off the back deck with at least 9 hummingbirds that visit. There are beautiful flowers including rose bushes in the front. The back deck also has grapes growing. The cottage is on the land occupied by a vineyard. It is quiet, and we wish we had a day just to hang out there. Mariposa is a cute and historical little town. We will definitely look to come back for a longer period of time.
My husband and two teenagers really enjoyed our 3-day stay! The spacious cottage was a wonderful place to relax following a day hiking and sightseeing at Yosemite. The owners, Mary Lou and Cliff were super friendly and helpful. In fact, when our daughter had to stay behind one day due to illness, they checked in on her to make sure she was doing well. It was great having a fully-equipped kitchen for making quick breakfasts, for packing lunches to bring to the park, and for making dinners to enjoy on the deck overlooking the lovely fruit trees and vineyards. Note that there is no AC, but if you keep the shades pulled during the day and open the windows in the evening, the fans will cool the place down quite well and you will sleep like a baby! Wi-fi worked well, which really comes in handy after being "off the grid" all day at Yosemite. The town of Mariposa is a quick drive if you'd like to go out to dinner or pick up groceries, etc. It takes about 1 hour to drive to the Yosemite valley from the cottage, but it is a pleasant and scenic drive.
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Cliff and Mary Lou have a little slice of heaven here. It was about 1/2 drive to Yosemite. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. I can't say enough positive things about this cottage. I only wish we could have stayed longer!