In our new chapter of this US road trip we are going to establish home at Mariposa. Well, not really, we kind of wish though :)
Mariposa is a small western-feeling town of California that is about 50 minutes from Yosemite, which was our next checkpoint in the map. When we decided that Yosemite was going to be in our trip, it only took us a few searches on the internet to decide that it was not our kind of thing to stay inside the park. Instead we started to look for bed&breakfast ranches in towns that were near the Mariposa grove entrance of Yosemite to finally found a promising beauty: The Meadow Creek Ranch.
We handled all the reservation through their website and Diana and Willie, the owners, were really the best with the feedback. The Meadow Creek Ranch has only two rooms meaning that we were the only guests for two days which was quite convenient!
Although our initial plan was visiting Bodie ghost town and the Mono Lake on the north of the park, due to the fire in the Yosemite this summer we had to re-schedule our route going directly from Vegas to Mariposa using the south road. Fortunately a lot of work was already done cutting the fire, so we were able to visit most of the park without even noticing there was a fire going on (scary and awful parts equal). But hey! I will not ramble about this because it belongs to the next post!
The Meadow Creek Ranch exceeded our expectations, the decoration was so neat with all the floral linens and the emplacement nice, we saw deers walking around the house (no need to say more about how cool it was, right? :P). I also enjoyed a lot the breakfast time, not only for the food (thanks Diana, so delicious!) but the conversation with them was very interesting so that we prolonged our breakfast (too much for courtesy) after the engaging discussion with our hosts ;)
The house was 10 minutes drive from Mariposa, where we had a short walk in the morning to run some errands. I loved all the wooden buildings and just walking along the shops’ porches. The shops were also quite good, we found an antiques one with lots of romantic decorations similar to the ones in the Meadow Creek Ranch. Mariposa was the place where we found one of our most beloved souvenirs: the turquoise Indian kachina figure, crafted by the Hopi people.
See with us why we had butterflies in our stomach during all our stay :)
** This post is part of our US road trip series **
That saloon’s name looks appealing :P
This counts as a picture of both of us together, right?
We don’t have trucks like this one in Barcelona, so I had to take a picture. The owner came just that same second and told us: I have a cool car, people want to take pictures with it! :) Nice people in Mariposa.
The ranch dates from the 1858. Willie and Diana showed us old writings about the history of the place.
Cute caravan on the back, and well, yes a cutie boy on front as well :P
This was our bedroom with a detached building. I like the detail of the chicken coop sign.
The seating area of our bedroom. Can you peek the Yosemite book?
High beds, this reminds me so much of my grandparents old home. Miss them and the house with all my heart.
We also had a regular bathroom in the room with a shower, but in case you are wondering, I had a relaxing bath the night of the Yosemite hike (psst: It was my birthday that day!)
Willie picked up these little flowers in their property. Wild flowers are one of my favorites, which type of flowers are yours?
The best detail in the table :)
Willie helped us with our route for the day inside the Yosemite.
Look we found an alternative transportation to go to our Yosemite hike! Which Hogwarts School house do you see us in? :)
Yosemite here we go!
This is our little wink today to Halloween, wish you all a great holiday this weekend!!